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Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10259
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Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2000
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10257
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FIAF Documentation Collections

Alternative Titles
FIAF Documentation Collections (PQ)
International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections, International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Sources
Description
Contains comprehensive information about the world's foremost archives, libraries, and educational institutions dedicated to the preservation and documentation of film and television productions. Each entry includes details of published and unpublished materials, visual and sound collections, and special collections held by the institution.
Type
Directory
Coverage
Based on 1994 print edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10253
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FIAF Treasures from Film Archives

Alternative Titles
FIAF Treasures from Film Archives (PQ)
Treasures from the Film Archives
Description
Contains credits and holdings information for more than 40,500 silent-era films (both features and short films, and both documentaries and fictional works) in the collections of major film archives worldwide. Entries for each film include original title, alternate titles, and key credits and production information as well as indicating which archive(s) hold(s) a print of the film.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
Although most records in this database describe films made before 1929, the database includes a few silent works produced during the sound era.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10251
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Encyclopedia of the American Constitution

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court. 6 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2000
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10249
Access
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Encyclopedia of Sociology

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Sociology (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10247
Access
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Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10245
Access
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Encyclopedia of Public Health

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Public Health (GVRL)
Description
Aimed at the nonspecialist reader interested in health and medicinal issues, the Encyclopedia examines a broad range of topics such as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions and biographical entries. appropriate for upper class high school and university students, professionals and the general public. 4 volumes.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10243
Access
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Encyclopedia of Population

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Population (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Provides coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Encompasses the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years. Topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates, immigration, problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and many other issues. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10241
Access
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Encyclopedia of Homelessness

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Homelessness (GVRL)
Description
This encyclopedia is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society. The encyclopedia focuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10239
Access
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