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Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and what makes them addictive. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9979
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Disability

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Disability (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This encyclopedia represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. Originally published in print format in 2005, it provides a fascinating entry into the world of disability where minds are expanded, prejudices shattered, and spirits raised. The result is a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2006
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9977
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Community

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Community (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Whether the reader is a student, researcher, or professional in the field of psychology, sociology, or even economics, this four-volume work will provide the necessary definitions of community beyond traditional views. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9975
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Bioethics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Bioethics (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, the set helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 0f 2004.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9971
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Orbis

Alternative Titles
Amadeus
Description

A replacement for the Amadeus database, Orbis has information about 40 million companies, including 18 million European companies from 46 countries, 16 million US and Canadian companies, 6.5 million South and Central American companies, 1.3 million Japanese companies, 300,000 Chinese companies, and 90,000 African companies. Orbis includes information about 30,000 banks and 8,000 insurance companies. (Note: Export/download functions work best from Internet Explorer.)

Type
Database
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9959
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Puerto Rico/ Enciclopedia de Puerto Rico

Description
A multimedia encyclopedia covering all aspects of Puerto Rican history and culture, including the experience and achievements of Puerto Ricans on the island and in the diaspora. The history and photographs of the cultural routes pertaining to the 78 municipalities of the island, as well as articles and multimedia galleries on the different aspects that define Puerto Rican culture, are included throughout the different sections. The audiovisual resources included are from the Fundacion Puertorriquena de Humanidades collections and different historical archives in Puerto Rico. The content is presented in both Spanish and English.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005-2008
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9951
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names

Alternative Titles
Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names Online (TGN)
TGN
Description
This thesaurus contains around 1,000,000 names and other information about places, including all continents and nations of the modern political world, historical places, physical features, and administrative entities, such as cities and nations.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9947
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

GEONet Names Server

Alternative Titles
NGA GEONet Names Server (GNS)
GNS
Description

The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (formerly Defense Mapping Agency) database of foreign geographic feature names.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9945
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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