Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (GVRL)
EEEP
Description
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2009.
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Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

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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
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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GVRL
Description

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 1,300 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers. Includes hundreds of volumes in the Twayne's Authors and Scribner Writers series, plus: African American Almanac, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Datapedia of the U.S., Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia Judaica, Encylopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, World Press Encyclopedia, and many more.

Articles can be displayed in HTML with active hyperlinks, or as PDF facsimiles of pages from the original print edition. Individual titles are arranged by subject category, and also appear in Search Tools and Mirlyn separately. Searching can be done within an individual title, or across the entire collection.  Subject categories include:  Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information and Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, Technology, and Travel.

Type
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Statistics
Coverage
Recent editions.
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Web of Science

Alternative Titles
Web of Science Core Collection, WoSCC, WSCC
ISI Web of Science, ISI Citation Indexes, WebOfScience, WoS, Web of Sci.
SCI, SCI-EXPANDED, SSCI, AHCI, A&HCI, CPCI, CPCI-S, CPCI-SSH, BCI, BKCI, BKCI-S, BKCI-SSH
Science Expanded, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Conference Proceedings, and Book Citation Index
Description

Covering 12,000+ scholarly journals, plus selected books and published conference proceedings in all academic disciplines, the Web of Science Core Collection combines seven citation indexes which permit searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
  • Book Citation Index - Science (BKCI-S)
  • Book Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH)
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1900 - (varies by index: 1900 - for Science and Social Sciences; 1975 - for Arts & Humanities, 1990 - for Conference Proceedings, 2005 - for Books)
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WorldCat

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World Cat, OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, Research Libraries Group, RLIN, Research Libraries Information Network
Description

Combined catalog describing over 360 million books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in 470 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 25,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, 40 national libraries, and selected libraries from 170 countries worldwide). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (also known as RLIN, the Research Libraries Information Network).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
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Scopus

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SciVal Scopus
Description

International multi-disciplinary indexing & abstracting database for scientific, medical, technical, and social sciences.   Searchable by cited-reference (forward citation searching).  Covers journals, patents, and websites (16,500+ titles) from 4,000+ publishers.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1995 - (with limited earlier coverage)
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Bioethics

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Encyclopedia of Bioethics (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

A six-volume encyclopedia covering topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment.  Helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations. 

Long the standard reference on bioethics for teachers, students, and those in related fields of health care, philosophy, environmentalism, law, and religious studies, this fourth edition offers hundreds of revisions or addenda to entries from previous editions as well as over 100 new or rewritten entries on topics such as key cases in bioethics, the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others.  Explains events as well as legislation changes of the past decade.  Newly expanded to include views of nations and cultures other than the United States on such issues as abortion, medical triage, social responsibility, access to health care, stem cell research, etc.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
4th edition of 2014.
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Google Scholar @ U-M (with U-M Ann Arbor MGet It Links)

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GoogleScholar (with "Availability at UMichigan" Links)
Description

The Google Scholar search engine that searches for scholarly documents on the World Wide Web, with the added feature of MGet It (labeled as "Availability at UMichigan") links from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor that connect you to the online and print versions held by the University Library.

Type
Article Index
Search Engine
Coverage
Searches for documents available on World Wide Web dated from prehistory to the present.
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Aristoteles Latinus Database

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Aristoteles Latinus Database (ALD)
ALCD
Brepolis
Description

The critical edition of the Medieval Latin Aristotle is one of the main projects supervised and supported by the Union Académique Internationale / International Union of Academies. The most important objective of the project is to bring to scholarly attention the various forms in which Aristotle’s texts came to be read in the West. The Latin versions of these texts constituted the main tools for the study of science and philosophy in the Middle Ages. They were considered as being the canonized littera to which all the commentaries on Aristotle’s works referred. The role played by these translations in the development of the Western philosophical and scientific terminology can thus hardly be overestimated. All the texts that have been critically edited in the series Aristoteles Latinus are now available Online and on CD-Rom together with the texts not yet available in a critical edition.

In the course of the last fifty years twenty-five volumes have already been published in the printed Aristoteles Latinus. They include the entire corpus of Aristotle’s logical works, all the Medieval Greek-Latin translations of the Metaphysics and the Nicomachean Ethics, and several versions of the physical and technical works of the Aristotelian collection. The edition of the remaining parts of the program is in progress. The electronic database offers the complete texts but is not identical to the printed publication as it omits the prefaces describing the manuscript tradition and the apparatus of variant readings. Nor does it include the Greek-Latin comparative apparatus or the bilingual indexes. The critically edited texts themselves, however, have been included with all their peculiarities, such as interlinear notes, and the typographical distinctions that characterise the texts of the revised versions.

The texts included are prepared and supervised by the Aristoteles Latinus Centre of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The database is produced in collaboration with the Centre ‘Traditio Litterarum Occidentalium’ (CTLO), which is a humanities computing laboratory for the study of Latin texts. This Centre continues former activities in the field of Latin studies at Cetedoc. The aim is to provide the academic world a scholarly product of the highest quality.

The ALD Online is searchable simultaneously with other Brepols full-texts databases (namely the Library of Latin Texts, the Monumenta Germaniae Historica, the Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature).

Type
Text Collection
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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (GVRL)
Description
Addresses the interactions, contradictions, and tensions between science and religion, both historically and in contemporary life. The set examines technologies like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and continuing developments in neurophysiology against the backdrop of deeply-held religious beliefs. In addition, phenomena such as the Church of Scientology are also studied, along with more traditional issues, such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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Encyclopedia
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