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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (GVRL)
NDHI
Description
A survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries exploring the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005 Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10345
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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (GVRL)
Description
Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2007.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10341
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Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description

A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10325
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Hispanic American Newspapers

Description
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. Based on the “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project,” a national research effort directed by Professor Nicolás Kanellos, this digital resource is the first in a new American Ethnic Newspapers series, available within America’s Historical Newspapers.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1808-1980
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10335
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Psychology of Classroom Learning An Encyclopedia

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Psychology of Classroom Learning An Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Description
Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10331
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Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

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Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health (GVRL)
Description
Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition, 2012
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10329
Access
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Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10327
Access
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Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 (GVRL)
Description
Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2007 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10321
Access
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Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
This 2-vol. set encompasses nearly two decades of American history, beginning with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s, through the 1929 stock market crash, the gradual recovery during the 1930s with Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and World War II. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10319
Access
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Encyclopedia of the American Revolution

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution (GVRL)
Library of Military History
Description
A three-volume survey of the military aspects of the American Revolutionary War, covering the period 1763-1783. The alphabetically arranged entries include biographies as well as discussions of campaigns and strategy; battles, skirmishes, and naval actions; weaponry; political issues and events; and how the European powers participated in the conflict. For students, historians, and general readers.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2006 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10317
Access
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