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  • 21st century management
    • Via 100 entries or 'mini chapter' this text highlights the most important topics, issues, questions and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of management ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.
  • 21st century psychology
    • Via 100 entries or 'mini-chapters', this two-volume set provides an authoritative reference source that serve students research needs. It highlights the most important topics, issues, questions and debates any psychology student ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.
  • 21st century sociology
    • '21st Century Sociology' provides a forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated can be organised into a definitive resource. The two volumes focus on the knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

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  • Elizabethan world reference library
    • This collection covers the broad sweep of the culture of the times, from Elizabeth's court to rural life, and from the New World explorations to the remarkable flowering of literature and drama for which the era is renowned. Perfect for both history and literatures studies, this set was designed with the student in mind.
  • The emergence of cinema
    • The Emergence of the Cinema: The American Screen to 1907.
  • Encyclopædia Britannica online (Academic ed.)
    • Access to: over 75,000 articles from the Encyclopædia Britannica; headlines from the New York Times, the BBC, the SBS Australian News Service, and full-text articles from more than 700 magazines and periodicals provided by EBSCO and Proquest; World data; Gateway to the classics; 166,000 Web sites selected by Britannica editors; over 27,000 images and maps, plus 3,300 animations, videos, and audio files; and world atlas.
  • Encyclopedia of activism and social justice
    • This edited work is designed to give understanding to the topics, concepts and ideas that have motivated and shaped the fields of activism, civil engagement and social justice, as well as offering short biographies of all the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced, and continue to influence, the study of activism.
  • Encyclopedia of activism and social justice
    • Explores the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice. Includes short biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.
  • Encyclopedia of African American society
    • Containing many key issues that have influenced the African society in America, this title looks at the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to the current culture, examining topics such as abolitionism, the civil rights movement and literature and the media.
  • Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history (2nd ed.)
    • The Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (EAACH) is a comprehensive compendium of knowledge on the historical and cultural development of people of African descent in the Americas at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
  • Encyclopedia of American immigration
    • Offers a clear and innovative approach to immigration history; covers events, laws and treaties, organizations and institutions, and Supreme Court rulings on immigration.
  • Encyclopedia of American urban history
    • Edited by one of the leading scholars of urban studies, this encyclopedia offers an accurate and authoritative historical approach to the dramatic urban growth experienced in the United States during the 20th century.
  • Encyclopedia of anthropology
    • This encyclopaedia focuses on topics in physical, cultural and applied anthropology, as well as in the applicable fields of archaeology and linguistics and contains over 1200 entries. Key themes include: biology; evolution; geology; philosophy theology; and theoretical frameworks.
  • Encyclopedia of applied developmental science
    • 'Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science' is an authoritative source that encompasses the entire range of concepts involved in the study of applied developmental science.
  • Encyclopedia of behavior modification and cognitive behavior
    • This three-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough examination of the components comprising behaviour modification, behaviour therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and applied behaviour analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings (outpatient, institutional, classroom).
  • Encyclopedia of bioethics (3rd ed.)
    • Covering 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.
  • Encyclopedia of Black studies
    • This volume, containing over 240 signed articles, is an analysis of sociological, historical, literary and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. A reader's guide facilitates browsing by topic and easy access to information.
  • Encyclopedia of business ethics and society
    • This encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics and society, with an emphasis on business ethics and the role of business in society.
  • Encyclopedia of business in today's world
    • Reflects where business is today and conveys the trajectory of business farther into the 21st century. Provides overviews of business topics ranging from culture shock to currency hedging, political risk, offshoring, and transnational corporations.
  • Encyclopedia of cancer and society
    • With more than 750 entries, this three volume set will help students, practitioners and researchers to navigate through the terminology and concepts to better understand how cancer affects us way beyond the medical conditions that are regrettably more than obvious.
  • Encyclopedia of career development
    • Covering a broad range of themes, the contributions to these two volumes represent original material written by leading researchers, scholars & practitioners in the field of career development.
  • Encyclopedia of Chicago
    • The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a database of resources on Chicago metropolitan history. Thousands of historical resources-including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex history are at your fingertips.
  • Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media
    • From Internet censorship to sex and violence on television and in video games to debates over rock lyrics, the media and their affect on children and adolescents is one of the most widely debated issues in our society. This text presents research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents.
  • Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media
    • Presents research and facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. Covers the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact on children and adolescents.
  • Encyclopedia of community
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Community' is a four volume work that will define one of the most widely researched topics in the behavioural and social sciences.
  • Encyclopedia of crime and punishment
    • The contributors to the 'Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment' are experts from 16 countries, with an advisory board, including renowned researchers and librarians from centres of criminal justice, aiding the project.
  • Encyclopedia of crime & justice (2nd ed.)
    • An interdisciplinary source that addresses not only law but also sociology, psychology, history and economics. Entries vary widely from abortion to rape and from family violence to wiretapping, offering a mirror of issues dominating today's headlines. This edition is a complete update and revision of the previous edition that includes new essays on topics such as stalking, hate crimes, and HIV.
  • The encyclopedia of crime scene investigation
    • Entries cover all aspects of crime scene investigations, including ballistics, counterfeiting, forensic medicine, firearms, hijacking, identification, poisons, scandals, sex crimes, smuggling, tool marks, and trace evidence.
  • Encyclopedia of death and the human experience
    • Addresses traditional death and dying-related topics, focusing on the human experience. Includes the complex cultural beliefs and traditions and the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, as well as the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning.
  • Encyclopedia of death & the human experience
    • Addresses traditional death and dying-related topics, focusing on the human experience. Includes the complex cultural beliefs and traditions and the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, as well as the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning.
  • Encyclopedia of disability
    • This five-volume set attempts to define the many components of disability, from the medical, psychological, economic technological, cultural, sociological, policy and legal perspectives.
  • Encyclopedia of distributed learning
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning' defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings graduate coursework and in similar learning environments.
  • The encyclopedia of drug abuse (1st ed.)
    • Examines various types of drugs and how they function, risks, causes and consequences of abuse, social issues, psychiatric issues, means of prevention, law enforcement efforts, and drugs in special social groups.
  • Encyclopedia of drugs, alcohol & addictive behavior (2nd ed.)
    • 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.
  • Encyclopedia of educational leadership and administration
    • With over 600 entries, written by over 200 professors, graduate students, practitioners and association officials, the two-volumes of this encyclopedia represent the most comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration that has, as yet, been compiled.
  • Encyclopedia of educational psychology
    • The field of educational psychology draws from a variety of fields - including psychology, anthropology, education sociology, public health, counselling, history, and philosophy. This book provides a comprehensive encyclopedia for college- and university-level students of educational psychology.
  • Encyclopedia of educational psychology
    • Provides an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of educational psychology, including topics in categories such as human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching.
  • Encyclopedia of emerging industries (6th ed.)
    • Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.
  • Encyclopedia of environment and society
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Environment and Society' brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature.
  • Encyclopedia of environmental ethics and philosophy
    • 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.
  • Encyclopedia of epidemiology
    • This title presents state-of-the-art information from the field of epidemiology in a less technical and accessible style and format.
  • Encyclopedia of evaluation
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Evaluation' recognises the growth of evaluation around the world & highlights all the major contributions to the field. There are over 400 entries organised alphabetically.
  • Encyclopedia of evolution
    • "All aspects of evolution, including theories, researchers, history, philosophy, processes, plants, and animals, are covered in this reference work. Other science reference publications include information about evolution, but this source is unique because of its comprehensive and thorough examination of the subject. It includes thought-provoking essays on such topics as culture in chimpanzees, motherhood, and Darwinian medicine, all written by recognized scholars in the fields. Extensive indexing makes any topic easy to locate. This is a crucial research tool for anyone in search of information on any aspect of evolution."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.
  • Encyclopedia of geographic information science
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Geographical Information Science' provides details about the key foundations of GIS, no matter what their disciplinary origins, and is, therefore, an important resource for both academic and corporate libraries.
  • Encyclopedia of global brands (2nd ed.)
    • Contains 270 entries, written in case-study style, that highlight interesting details including how a product originated and was first marketed, how it developed commercially and how it fares today compared with its competitors and its own past history. Included are anecdotes pertaining to the famous, or infamous, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns that managed to capture the sometimes jaded viewers' attention.
  • Encyclopedia of global change
  • Encyclopedia of global health
    • Covers all aspects of global health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities.
  • Encyclopedia of global industries (5th ed.)
    • Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
  • Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change
    • Explores major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Covers the science and history of climate change, the controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change.
  • Encyclopedia of governance
    • This encyclopedia provides a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance. It concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times, and the ways in which these have been conceptualised.
  • Encyclopedia of health & aging
    • This encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on health and aging. The 250 entries and relevant appendices cover: biological, psychological, social and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within health-care systems.
  • Encyclopedia of health & behavior
    • This encyclopedia comprehensively covers all aspects of what has become the dynamic domain of behavioral medicine. It collects together the knowledge generated by this interdisciplinary field, highlighting the links between science and practice.
  • Encyclopedia of health care management
    • This title explains academic, corporate, and governmental topics related to health care management in some 600 encyclopedia entries contained in this reference for patients, physicians and other providers, students of health care, and consumers of health insurance.
  • Encyclopedia of homelessness
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Homelessness' is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic which impacts not only on the homeless but all of society. The title focuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world.
  • Encyclopedia of human development
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Human Development' presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies and education.
  • Encyclopedia of human development
    • Presents facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a non-technical manner. With over 600 entries organized from A-Z, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, and much more.
  • Encyclopedia of human geography
    • Human geography has undergone a conceptual and methodological renaissance that has transformed the field into one of the most dynamic social sciences. This encyclopedia, on this relatively new strand of geography, considers the new developments in the field.
  • Encyclopedia of immigration and migration in the American West
    • These two volumes provide a complete history of racial and ethnic groups that have populated the American West, including the settling of the West and the movements of American Indians African Americans and the role of women in the West's development.
  • Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology
    • This text presents an overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational psychology including: the development of individual employees; the factors of overall organizational structure; the use of psychology and the analysis of human behaviour in the contemporary workplace; consumer awareness; and more.
  • Encyclopedia of information ethics and security
    • "This book is an original, comprehensive reference source on ethical and security issues relating to the latest technologies. It covers a wide range of themes, including topics such as computer crime, information warfare, privacy, surveillance, intellectual property and education. It is a useful tool for students, academics, and professionals"--Provided by publisher.
  • Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence
    • Provides research-supported information to clarify critical issues and educate the public about different forms of interpersonal violence, their incidence and prevalence, theoretical explanations, public policy initiatives, and prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Encyclopedia of juvenile justice
    • From boot camps to truancy, this encyclopedia provides more than 200 up-to-date, concise and readable entries in a single volume.
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture (2nd ed.)
    • Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
  • Encyclopedia of law enforcement
    • Analysing the current state of all areas of law enforcement in the United States, this title looks at the courts, sentencing prisons and jails in order to provide an overview of the entire field.
  • Encyclopedia of law enforcement
    • Examines all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. Includes discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework.
  • Encyclopedia of law & society
    • Offering a greater understanding of American law and society within its historical and comparative contexts, these volumes represent interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology and economics.
  • Encyclopedia of leadership
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Leadership' brings together everything that is known and truly matters abour leadership as part of the human experience.
  • Encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns
    • An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.
  • Encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns.
    • A continuation of Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns (1999 and 2007), this new volume expands its international coverage through its 100 essays covering some of the top global and emerging brands that appeared from 2010 to 2013. Essays are aligned to the strategic marketing framework, ensuring that the marketing strategies covered can easily be utilized in an academic environment as case studies, or illustrative examples often described as "stories" by professors.
  • The encyclopedia of mammals (New ed.)
  • Encyclopedia of management (6th ed.)
    • Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.
  • Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics' presents state-of-the-art information and ready-to-use facts from the fields of measurement and statistics. Expert contributors provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in these two areas.
  • Encyclopedia of multicultural psychology
    • This volume presents a thorough overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic and minority issues and covers the breadth of pscyhology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience.
  • Encyclopedia of murder & violent crime
    • Edited by an internationally recognized expert on serial killers, this encyclopedia covers both murder and violent crime in their variant forms. Included are biographies, chronologies special interest inset boxes, up to 100 photographs and appendices.
  • Encyclopedia of new media
    • With new media broadly defined as a set of rapidly evolving instruments of digitally mediated communication, this A-Z reference's 275 entries are balanced between information technology and the social landscape.
  • Encyclopedia of occultism & parapsychology (5th ed.)
    • Entries examine topical essays, recent phenomena, concepts, cults, prominent individuals and personalities, organizations and publications, as well as providing entries tracing the development of occultism and parapsychology in particular countries. In certain controversial areas, the case both for and against has been indicated, with sources noted for further study.
  • Encyclopedia of philosophy (2nd ed.)
    • English-language reference source for philosophy," has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.
  • The encyclopedia of phobias, fears, and anxieties (3rd ed.)
    • Explains the meaning of terms and concepts related to specific phobias, forms of therapy, and medicines, and identifies key researchers.
  • Encyclopedia of plague and pestilence (3rd ed.)
    • Provides concise descriptions of numerous epidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak. Each detailed entry includes when and where a particular epidemic began, how and why it happened, whom it affected, how it spread and ran its course, and its outcome and significance.
  • Encyclopedia of political communication
    • 'The Encyclopedia of Political Communication' discusses the major theoretical approaches to the field, including direct and limited effects theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and other past and present conceptualisations.
  • Encyclopedia of politics
    • This two-volume 'Encyclopedia of Politics' contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, of those thought of as left and right.
  • Encyclopedia of prisons & correctional facilities
    • Providing a critical overview of the penal system in the United States, this text demonstrates the complex issues that surround the implementation and intended results of incarceration, as well as looking at the field in an international context.
  • Encyclopedia of prisons & correctional facilities
    • The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, originally published in print format in 2004, aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework.
  • Encyclopedia of products & industries--manufacturing
    • Provides information on products and the relationships between products and their industries. Explores various aspects of a product, the manufacturers, suppliers, immediate and adjacent industries and markets. Emphasizes manufacturers of numerous durable goods such as tires, automobiles, appliances, business equipment, home furnishing and sporting goods.
  • Encyclopedia of psychological assessment
    • The two volumes of this encyclopedia contain a series of 235 entries, organized alphabetically and covering a wide range of fields and topics related to psychological assessment. Each entry includes a general, conceptual and methodological overview followed by links to related concepts and a list of references.
  • Encyclopedia of psychology & law
    • Over 350 entries provide an authoritative & comprehensive A-Z list of topics in psychology & law, including criminal behaviour & treatment, juvenile offenders, eyewitness memory, forensic assessment & diagnosis, & trial processes.
  • Encyclopedia of public relations
    • With almost 450 entries, this encyclopedia spans all aspects of the public relations field, from theory and practice to history and includes profiles of great, famous and infamous practitioners.
  • Encyclopedia of race and racism (2nd ed.)
    • Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.
  • Encyclopedia of race, ethnicity, and society
    • Examines the role race and ethnicity play in society. Covers intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and impact society.
  • Encyclopedia of religion (2nd ed.)
    • The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
  • Encyclopedia of religious and spiritual development
    • This encyclopedia covers the topic of spiritual development as it occurs and is experienced within the first two decades of life. Entries refer to links between spiritual and religious development and the contributions they make to positive personal and social development in youths.
  • Encyclopedia of religious controversies in the United States (2nd ed.)
    • This book provides a thorough introduction to historical and contemporary issues in American religion, including topics such as abortion, Intelligent Design, and Scientology.
  • Encyclopedia of school psychology
    • 'The Encyclopedia of School Psychology' is a comprehensive guide to this field featuring the latest research on school learning motivation and educational assessment.
  • Encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics
    • This encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the social, ethical, and political issues raised by science and technology.
  • Encyclopedia of sex and gender
    • Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.
  • Encyclopedia of small business (4th ed.)
    • Provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.
  • Encyclopedia of social psychology
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Social Psychology', in two volumes presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from this dynamic field. It is the first encyclopedic resource on social psychology designed for students, academics and professionals alike.
  • Encyclopedia of social theory
    • The 'Encyclopedia of Social Theory' includes over 280 entries, a master bibliography, biographical coverage of major theorists & features extensive cross-referencing, to provide a comprehensive reference tool for anyone with an interest in social theory.
  • Encyclopedia of social welfare history in North America
    • A reference that will provide users with basic information about the history of social welfare in North America, including Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
  • Encyclopedia of terrorism
    • With more than 300 articles, this encyclopedia provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when and why of terrorism.
  • Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
  • Encyclopedia of the life course and human development
    • Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.
  • Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
  • Encyclopedia of time
    • Surveys the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse the present understanding of time. Explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present.
  • Encyclopedia of trauma
    • This reference source on trauma includes articles on human behavioral and neurobiological responses to trauma, which are largely shaped by our genetic and cultural heritage. Includes coverages of professional standards in working with the traumatized and the effects of trauma on health professionals.
  • Encyclopedia of underwater life
  • Encyclopedia of United States national security
    • This encyclopedia covers the origins, development and results of all major United States national security policies since the 1930s.
  • Encyclopedia of urban legends, updated and expanded edition
    • "This revised edition of the original reference standard for urban legends provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online"--Provided by publisher.
  • Encyclopedia of urban studies
    • Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.
  • Encyclopedia of war & American society
    • This three-volume encyclopedia examines the impact of war on a number of aspects of American society, including economic patterns, government policy and cultural expression. It also offers readers a host of documents to support its claims, from letters and diaries to surveys and graphs.
  • Encyclopedia of Western colonialism since 1450
    • 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.
  • Encyclopedia of white-collar & corporate crime
    • The term 'white-collar crime' was coined by a sociologist in 1939 & refers to the incidence of crime rather than to any specific category of offenses. With over 500 entries, this encyclopedia attempts to chart the extent & variegation of crime that is not borne from poverty.
  • The encyclopedia of witches, witchcraft, and wicca (3rd ed.)
    • Provides coverage of witchcraft practices around the world -- spanning different time periods and societies -- including entries on magic, shamanism, the occult, and wizardry. Now covering Wicca-related material not included in the previous editions as well as updates of contemporary biographies and Wicca material.
  • Encyclopedia of women in the American West
    • The popular stereotype of the American West is very male. Here, a team of academics provide a corrective to the traditional view by examining the lives of 150 women who made their mark from the mid-1800s to the present, contextualising their experiences and contributions to American society.
  • Encyclopedia of world poverty
    • This is a collection of 750 articles in three volumes exploring the causes, history and enduring effects of poverty. The scope of this encyclopedia encompasses the relative individual and societal aspects of poverty, and examines the institutions that focus on the alleviation of poverty.
  • Energy supply and renewable resources
    • Examines the history behind industrialized nations' dependence on natural resources, particularly fossil fuels, as well as developing nations' increasing consumption of these resources.
  • Environmental encyclopedia (4th ed.)
    • Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
  • Environmental leadership
    • This reference handbook tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of the environment and sustainability.
  • Europe 1450 to 1789
    • Explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution. Includes over 1,100 articles written by eminent scholars covering major topics in art, government, and education as well as providing biographical entries on key figures of the period. Also covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish Inquisition, Utopia and others.
  • Europe 1789 to 1914
    • A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.
  • Europe since 1914
    • A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.
  • An evening's entertainment
    • Chronicles how theatrical feature films dominated newly developed movie palaces, how expressive film faces became household names, and how Hollywood became the center of film as a major growth industry.
  • Everyday finance
    • Provides basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business. Explains the foundations of economic theories; shows how various financial institutions and the stock market work; sheds light on social security; examines basic business and accounting practices; and demonstrates how to manage and make money in everyday life.

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  • Fashion, costume, and culture
    • Provides information about the cultural, religious and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history.
  • Fashion, costume, and culture (2nd ed.)
    • Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.
  • Food and fitness
  • From green industries to green jobs
    • Presents occupational profiles, alongside overviews of the green job that cover such details as, what job it is most similar to, what skills are required to perform the job, and what a typical day in the life of that job is like.
  • From the horse's mouth (3rd ed., Oxford pbk ed.)
  • Funk & Wagnalls new world encyclopedia
    • Database indexes over 25,000 records.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of alternative medicine (3rd ed.)
    • Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of cancer (3rd ed.)
    • Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of children's health (2nd ed.)
    • Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of diets
    • Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of diets (2nd ed.)
    • Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.
  • Gale encyclopedia of everyday law (2nd ed.)
    • This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
  • Gale encyclopedia of everyday law (3rd ed.)
    • This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of fitness (1st ed.)
    • Covers topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of genetic disorders (2nd ed.)
    • Presents nearly four hundred articles describing genetic disorders, conditions, tests, and treatments, including high-profile diseases such as Alzheimer's, breast cancer, and heart disease.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of medicine (4th ed.)
    • Includes information on numerous medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of mental health (3rd ed.)
    • 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.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of neurological disorders
  • The Gale encyclopedia of nursing and allied health
    • Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of nursing and allied health (3rd ed.)
    • This set provides more than 1,000 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of public health (1st ed.)
    • Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia contains approximately 257 entries pertaining to important public health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, and everyday environmental effects.
  • The Gale encyclopedia of science (4th ed.)
    • Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.
  • Genetics & inherited conditions
    • Offers essays on diseases, biology, techniques, methodologies, genetic engineering, biotechnology, ethics, and social issues. Written for health-care consumers, premedical students, public library patrons, and librarians building scientific collections.
  • Globalization and free trade (2nd ed.)
    • Provides an overview of the history of globalization and how it has evolved into its present state.
  • Governments of the world
    • This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, such as constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies and dictatorships, and much more.
  • Grand design
    • Studies the advent of color, big musicals, the studio system and the beginning of institutionalized censorship which made the thirties the defining decade for Hollywood, the decade that ended with "The Greatest Year in Motion Pictures" - the year of "Gone With the Wind", "The Wizard of Oz", "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" and other classics.
  • Great lives from history. Latinos
    • Covers Latino individuals from the eighteenth century through the present, offering a perspective on Latino history in the United States.
  • The Grove book of opera singers
  • The Grove encyclopedia of classical art and architecture
  • Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia
    • Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.
  • Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia
    • This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.
  • A guide to countries of the world (3rd ed.)
  • Guide to Latin in international law
  • Handbook of death & dying
    • The 'Handbook of Death and Dying' takes stock of the vast literature in the field of thanatology, arranging & synthesizing what has been an unwieldy body of knowledge into a concise, yet comprehensive reference work.
  • Handbook of international financial terms
  • History of world trade since 1450
    • History of World Trade Since 1450 starts at a year regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration and examines how the hunt for new resources and markets during that period resulted in the establishment of colonies in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The set looks at the Industrial Revolution, the rise of capitalism and the effects of imperialism on the global economy.
  • Human diseases and conditions (2nd ed.)
    • Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
  • Immigrants in American history
    • This encyclopedia provides a chronological study of the migration of various ethnic groups to the United States from 1500 to the present day.
  • Infectious diseases
    • Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.
  • The insect that stole butter? (2nd ed., pbk. ed.)
  • International encyclopedia of organization studies
    • Describing the field, spanning individual, organisation societal and cultural perspectives in a cross-disciplinary manner, this is the premier reference tool for students lecturers, academics and practitioners to gather knowledge about a range of important topics from the perspective of organisation studies.
  • International encyclopedia of the social sciences
    • Includes numerous entries on topics in social science research and practice.
  • International encyclopedia of the social sciences (2nd ed.)
    • Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.
  • Issues in green criminology
    • Explores the ways in which governments, transnational corporations, military apparatuses and ordinary people routinely harm environments, other animals and humanity.

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M-N

  • Magic universe
  • Magill's medical guide. (4th rev. ed.)
    • Magill's medical guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. Every entry has been evaluated by a panel of medical consultants and then updated by experts or re-edited to ensure currency and accuracy.
  • Magill's medical guide (6th ed.)
    • Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format to address recent developments in medicine.
  • The making of modern immigration
    • This book examines key figures, events, and policies over 200 years of U.S. immigration history, illuminating the foundations of the ethnic and socioeconomic makeup of our nation.
  • Managing water under uncertainty and risk.
    • Released every three years since March 2003, the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR), a flagship UN-Water report published by UNESCO, has become the voice of the United Nations system in terms of the state, use and management of the world's freshwater resources. The report is primarily targeted at national decision-makers and water resource managers, but is also aimed at educating and informing a broader audience, from governments to the private sector and civil society. It underlines the important roles water plays in all social, economic and environmental decisions, highlighting policy implications across various sectors, from local and municipal to regional and international levels. Similarly to the first two editions, this report includes a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of several key challenge areas, such as water for food, energy and human health, and governance challenges such as institutional reform, knowledge and capacity-building, and financing, each produced by individual UN agencies.
  • Middle East conflict reference library
    • Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.
  • A new dictionary of eponyms
  • The new encyclopedia of birds
  • The new encyclopedia of reptiles and amphibians (2nd ed.)
  • The new encycopedia of insects and their allies (3rd. rev. ed.)
  • New Grove book of operas. (2nd ed.)
  • The New Grove dictionary of jazz (2nd ed.)
    • Grove Music Online is an integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition). Grove Music Online is regularly updated to ensure it remains the most up-to-date music reference work on the internet.
  • New Grove dictionary of music and musicians (Based on 2nd ed.)
    • Contains the full-text of the New Grove dictionary of music and musicians (2001), edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell and the New Grove dictionary of opera (1997), edited by Stanley Sadie.
  • The New Grove dictionary of opera
    • Grove Music Online is an integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition). Grove Music Online is regularly updated to ensure it remains the most up-to-date music reference work on the internet.
  • New Oxford American dictionary (3rd ed.)
  • The new Oxford companion to law
  • New Oxford dictionary for scientific writers and editors (2nd ed.)
  • A new pot of gold
    • Looks at the effects of video-cassettes and cable television on Hollywood, and the idiosyncratic visions of newcomers like Spike Lee and Tim Burton.
  • The New Zealand Oxford dictionary
  • Newsmakers. 2012 cumulation
    • Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.
  • Nutrition and well-being a to z
    • This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

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  • Real-life math
    • Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy.
  • Rethinking a Middle East in transition
  • The SAGE encyclopedia of social science research methods
    • Featuring over 900 entries, this resource covers all disciplines within the social sciences with both concise definitions & in-depth essays.
  • Schirmer encyclopedia of film
    • This reference 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.
  • Scholarships, fellowships, and loans (29th ed.)
    • Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
  • Scholarships, fellowships, and loans (30th ed.)
    • Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
  • Scholarships, fellowships, and loans (31st ed.)
    • Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
  • Science, technology, and society
  • Sexual violence and abuse
    • This work provides a comprehensive understanding of sexual violence and abuse, a pervasive and persistent social problem plaguing millions of women, children, and men across the globe.
  • Shakespeare for students (2nd ed.)
    • Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.
  • The sixties, 1960-1969
    • Examines the issues of this period, including competition with other leisure activities, transformation of the theater, changes in production, and the arrival of conglomerates.
  • St. James encyclopedia of popular culture (2nd ed.)
    • Includes numerous signed essays, alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).
  • Stone the crows (2nd ed.)

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  • The talkies
    • Chronicles the film industry's transition from silent films to sound cinema.
  • The transformation of cinema, 1907-1915
    • The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915.
  • Transforming the screen, 1950-1959
    • Explores the challenges American cinema faced in the 1950's from the divorce of production companies from theater chains forced by an anti- trust decision, to the growth of television.
  • U.S. trade issues
    • Provides analysis of key issues, individuals, and developments in U.S. trade policy from national, regional, and global perspectives.
  • Vietnam War
    • This work provides a compendium of the key people, places, organizations, treaties, and events that make up the history of the Vietnam war, explaining its causes, how it was conducted, and its far-reaching consequences.
  • Visual English dictionary

W-Z

  • Who married Figaro? (Rev. ed.)
  • Who's who in the classical world
  • Who's who in the twentieth century
  • Witchcraft in America
  • World Development Indicators 2012
    • Looking for accurate, up-to-date data on development issues? 'World Development Indicators' is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. This indispensable statistical reference allows you to consult over 800 indicators for more than 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 90 tables. It provides a current overview of the most recent data available as well as important regional data and income group analysis in six thematic sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. 'World Development Indicators 2012' presents the most current and accurate development data on both a national level and aggregated globally. It allows you to monitor the progress made toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations and its member countries, the World Bank, and a host of partner organizations. These goals, which focus on development and the elimination of poverty, serve as the agenda for international development efforts.
  • World drug report 2012
  • World encyclopedia of police forces and correctional systems (2nd ed.)
    • This fully updated version of the original 1989 edition of the World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries across the globe.
  • The world encyclopedia
    • A one-volume encyclopedia designed for everyday family use, particularly to meet the needs of high school students.
  • World flags
  • World maps
  • World of earth science
  • World of forensic science
    • The two-volume World of Forensic Science is a convenient, comprehensive guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences.
  • World of sports science
    • Consisting of 600 entries alphabetically organized across 2 volumes, entries will range in length from 250 to 2,500 words and include theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.
  • WorldAlmanac
    • A general reference source that includes biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics. The World Almanac database includes the contents of: the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, the World Almanac for Kids, and Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia.
  • Worldmark encyclopedia of religious practices
    • In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.
  • Worldmark encyclopedia of the nations (13th ed.)
    • Presents easy-to-understand information on countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.
  • Worldmark encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian environmental issues
    • Covers the environmental issues for each U.S. state and Canadian province. Essays include an introduction that describes the geographical and geological features of the state/province, information on how global climate change could affect the state/province and its inhabitants, information on natural resources, energy, Green Economy, Green Jobs, and Green Building, and a special section that covers a major environmental topic in each state/province.