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Select Subject Encyclopedias and E-Reference Works


This list of select encyclopedias available via Murphy Library highlights access to online titles.

21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-reference work covers includes entries in four communication areas: 1) the different processes of person-to-person communication (such as message creation, information processing, and identity construction); (2) forms and types of communication (such as conversation, public speaking, interviewing, and decision making); (3) the characteristics (such as strategy, style, and the interplay of verbal and nonverbal codes) of communication; and (4) how communication changes depending on relationships (such as familial, work, and romantic).

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21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook (Sage) Authentication Required 
21st Century Criminology provides overviews of nearly 100 key criminology topics. Areas covered include the discipline of criminology, crime and victimization, theories of crime and justice, measurement and research in criminology, types of crime, and criminology and the justice system.

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21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook (Sage) Authentication Required 
21st Century Economics provides overviews of 92 key economics topics. Broad areas covered include economic analyzes of issues and markets, emerging areas in economics, international economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, public economics, scope and methodology of economics.

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Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery (Wiley InterScience) Authentication Required 
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An online equivalent of the 7th edition, eight volume print reference work, this resource covers areas of traditional and new biology. Topics include: drug discovery and development, cardiovascular agents and endocrines, autacoids, chemotherapeutic agents, and nervous system agents.

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The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science Authentication Required 
Contains up-to-date and extensive coverage of the field of psychology, this fourth edition has been updated and expanded to reflect new research in many exciting areas including biological and neurological discoveries. Extensive Coverage Includes: Biological psychology and neuroscience, DSM diagnoses and psychopathological conditions, Psychological and psychopharmacological treatment methods, Psychological tests, scales, and assessment methods, Developmental processes, Research methods and statistical procedures, Psychological societies and organizations, Psychology from around the world, and biographical entries on over 600 influential psychologists.

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Encyclopedia of African American Education (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia short overviews on numerous topics related to the education of African Americans. Subjects covered include: Alternative Educational Models | Associations and Organizations | Biographies | Collegiate Education | Curriculum | Economics | Gender | Graduate and Professional Education | Historically Black Colleges and Universities | Legal Cases | Precollegiate Education | Psychology and Human Development | Public Policy | Religious Institutions and Schooling | Segregation and Desegregation.

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Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 3rd Edition (Gale) Authentication Required 
This e-book covers all aspects of alternative medicine including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Entries cover alternative and complementary medical practices, diseases/conditions, herbs and remedies, therapies, biographies of pioneers in the field, and analysis of acceptance by scientists and doctors.

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Encyclopedia of Animals (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required Brought to you by BadgerLink 
Content from EBSCO's Encyclopedia of Animals is available via searches in the following database: Quick Tip: Limit searches to entries from the Encyclopedia of Animals

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Encyclopedia of Greece and Rome (Oxford University Press) Authentication Required 
This is an accessible guide and a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequentical world centuries.

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Encyclopedia of Archaeology (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
The Encyclopedia of Archaeology covers all aspects of archaeology, including the nature and diversity of archaeology as a scientific discipline, the practice of archaeology, archaeology in the everyday world, and the future of the discipline. Included are articles by leading authors that summarize archaeological knowledge at the beginning the 21st century, highlighting important sites and issues, and tracing the development of prehistoric cultures around the globe.

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Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Gale) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes 480 entries on topics such as ethics of health professionals, animal research, population control and the environment, cloning, privacy and censorship on the Web, stem cell research, same-sex marriage, and much more. Coverage: complete text and images from the 5 volume print edition.
Note: The 5 volume print version is available in Murphy Library's reference collection; call no. QH332 .E52 2004

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Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia covers the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity.

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Encyclopedia of Business In Today's World (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia includes entries on a variety of business-related topics including: key companies, business policies, dimensions of globalization, economic factors, international agreements, financial instruments, accounting regulations and approaches, theories, legislation, management practices and approaches, ethical and social responsibility issues, legal and contractual structures, professional organizations, marketing and advertising topics, as well as research and development practices.

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Encyclopedia of Case Study Research (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia covers covering methodological issues encountered in case study research, and explores the strengths and weaknesses from different paradigmatic approaches. The focus is on the distinctive characteristics of case study strategies and their place within and alongside other research strategies. Themes and general topic areas as: the scientific method; types of case studies (explanatory, exploratory, descriptive); case studies within different disciplines (e.g. psychology and business); case study design, data collection, analysis, and report composition; and more.

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Encyclopedia of Communication Theory (Sage) Authentication Required 
With over 300 entries, this encyclopedia offers current descriptions, background issues and concepts of communication theories.

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Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (Sage) Authentication Required 
The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies provides a comprehensive introduction to the academic field of curriculum studies for the scholar, student, teacher, and administrator.

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Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia includes over 300 entries on thanatological knowledge to provide information and a social context for death and related themes.

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Encyclopedia of Diets (Gale) Authentication Required 
This resource includes information on special diets such as a Gluten-free or high protein diet, dieting and popular weight-loss programs such as the Atkins Diet, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and some effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. The Encyclopedia presents an overview of all topics in a standardized, balanced format. Not intended to be an endorsement of any one diet or lifestyle, the topics presented will be 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.

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Encyclopedia of Ecology (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
Entries in this encyclopedia cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology, Ecological Processes, Ecological Modeling, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Indicators, Ecological Informatics, Ecosystems, Ecotoxicology, Evolutionary Ecology, General Ecology, Global Ecology, Human Ecology, and System Ecology.

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Encyclopedia of Education (Gale) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes approximately 900 encyclopedic articles pertinent to education. Entries cover institutions, biographies, processes, products, theories, educational models, and more.
Note: The 8 volume print version is available in Murphy Library's reference collection; call no. LB15 .E47 2003

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Encyclopedia of Education Law (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-book is a compendium of information on education law. The entries cover a number of topics such as: summaries and overviews of key cases in education law * Constitutional issues * legal principles * key statutes * treaties (e.g., the Universal Declaration on Human Rights) * curricular issues * educational equity * governance * rights of students and teachers * technology * biographies * Organizations. This resources also includes selections from key legal documents such as the Constitution and federal statutes relating to education law.

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Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes 275 entries and relates information from a variety of disciplines (i.e. psychology, anthropology, sociology, public health, school psychology, counseling, history, and philosophy) to the field of education. Themes include: Classroom Achievement * Classroom Management * Cognitive Development * Ethnicity, Race, and Culture * Gender and Gender Development * Health and Well-Being * Human Development * Intelligence and Intellectual Development * Language Development * Learning and Memory * Organizations * Peers and Peer Influences Public Policy * Research Methods and Statistics * Social Development * Teaching * Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation Theory.

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Encyclopedia of Epidemiology (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia includes articles on epidemiology and many topics from related fields such as biostatistics, health psychology, and health economics. Each article includes nontechnical summaries recommendations for further reading.

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Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (Gale) Authentication Required 
This e-book 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.

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Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science (Sage) Authentication Required 
Covers the essence of this new field through contributions from experts in GIS’ supporting disciplines who explore how their disciplinary perspectives are expanded within the context of GIScience. This resource: brings together GIScience literature that is spread widely across the academic spectrum; Offers details about the key foundations of GIScience, no matter what their disciplinary origins; and explains vocabulary that is an amalgam of all of these fields.

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Encyclopedia of Gerontology (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This e-reference work covers all areas related to aging and populations over 65 years old including influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature.

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Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia includes theoretical and research knowledge across many disciplines about giftedness, creativity, and talent development. Written in a highly readable, clear style, the encyclopedia is for scholars, educators, counselors, administrators, government leaders, families, and gifted, creative, and talented students themselves.

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Encyclopedia of Global Health (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes over 1,200 articles on health topics: physical and mental health * biographies of major doctors and researchers * profiles of medical institutions * organizations and corporations * descriptions of drugs and operations * national health policies. This resource also includes health status by country, mortality rates of infectious and non-communicable diseases, and a glossary of health definitions.

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Encyclopedia of Global Population & Demographics (M. E. Sharpe) Authentication Required 
Demographic and population information for the world overall, and for 195 countries and 32 territorial units. Country profiles include information on geography, population, ethnic distribution, vital statistics, economics, health, and education. Projections for the next fifty years are also included. Found on the Statistics/Geography workstation in the reference area.
Note: This resource is available only in Murphy Library.

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Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (Sage) Authentication Required 
The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change Presents articles from leading scholars and institutional experts on the science and history of climate change, the polarizing controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change. Last Updated: 2008.

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Encyclopedia of Greece and Rome (Oxford University Press) Authentication Required 
This is an accessible guide and a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequentical world centuries.

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Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia reflects the growing integration of theoretical and empirical research on group processes and intergroup relations. Coverage includes the following themes: Conflict and Cooperation Within Groups | Group Decision Making | Group Performance and Problem Solving | Group Structure | Identity and Self | Influence and Persuasion | Intergroup Relations in Society | Methodology | Organizations | Types of Groups and Subgroups.

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Encyclopedia of Health Services Research (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia includes articles for the field of health services research, an area of research that strives to "...improve the equity, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare, mainly by influencing and developing public policies."

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Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Sage) Authentication Required 
The Encyclopedia of Human Geography includes a variety of entries on the study of how societies construct places. Major categories covered include cartography and geographic information systems, economic geography, geographic theory and history, political geography, social and cultural geography, and urban geography.

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Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia covers the scope of human nutrition including the epidemiology of diet-related diseases, functional foods, food safety, clinical nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders.

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Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia covers multiple topics on human relationships including: Cognitive Processes in Relationships | Communication Processes | Creating and Maintaining Closeness | The Dark Side of Relationships | Dating, Courtship, and Marriage | Emotion Processes in Relationships | Family | Friendship and Caregiving in Adulthood | Health and the Biology of Relationships | Methods for Studying Relationships | Personality and Individual Differences | Prevention and Repair of Relationship Problems | Psychological Processes | Sexuality | Social Context of Relationships | Social Relations in Childhood and Adolescence | Theoretical Approaches to Studying Relationships | Types of Relationships

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Oxford University Press) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia covers of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history. Coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms. In addition articles on the right to health and health care, Amnesty International, and the Balkan wars, the encyclopedia offers innovative coverage of such subjects as the Internet, intellectual property rights, the American Civil Rights Movement, globalization, and Brazil in historical context.

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Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia provides a comprehensive entry point into all of the existing literature on child development from the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and sociology. The scope of this work is to understand the developmental changes, when they occur, why they occur, how they occur, and those factors that influence that development. Although some medical information is included, the emphasis is on normal growth and is primarily from a psychological perspective.

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Encyclopedia of Inland Waters (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This resource is geared to anyone involved in managing water resources. Select contents includes: Surface and groundwater hydrology; Hydrologic balance; Lakes of the world; Rivers of the world; Light and heat in aquatic ecosystems; Hydrodynamics and mixing in rivers, reservoirs, and lakes; Inorganic chemicals: cycles and dynamics; Organic compounds: Cycles and dynamics; Bacteria and Fungi; Algae; Zooplankton; Invertebrates; Vertebrates; Air-water and land-water interface/wetland/littoral interactions; Pollution and remediation.

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Encyclopedia of Journalism (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia surveys the state of journalism at the end of the 21st century's first decade and includes analysis of trends, issues, concepts, individuals, institutions, media outlets, and events related to journalism. Coverage includes countries or regions to types of news media; media markets; journalism's technologies; legal and ethical issues; education and training for journalism; the processes and routines of journalism; ownership and industry economics; and news audiences. With few exceptions, this encyclopedia excludes entries on individual people or publications.

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Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education (Sage) Authentication Required 
The Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education includes entries on law and education from a variety of perspectives. Topics include: Cases in Higher Education Law | Concepts, Theories, and Legal Principles | Constitutional Rights and Issues | Faculty Rights | Governance and Finance | Excerpts From Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Cases | Religion and Freedom of Speech | Student Rights and Welfare | etc.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (Gale) Authentication Required 
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.

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Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (WileyInterscience) Authentication Required 
A team of specialist advisors have ensured that ELS’s 3,000 articles cover the entire scope of the life sciences. Articles are grouped by level of complexity for ease of use.
Note: As of March 25, this resource has a new interface.

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Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making (Sage) Authentication Required 
Designed for a broad audience, this encyclopedia provides an introduction to some the hazards and solutions of making medical decisions. Topics are numerous and cover decision-making by patients, families/relatives/caregivers, and health care professionals.

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Encyclopedia of Medicine (Gale) Authentication Required 
Written for a general audience, this e-book includes comprehensive information on more than 1,700 topics. Articles on diseases/disorders and their corresponding test/treatment range from a few paragraphs to multiple pages. Disease/disorder entries include definitions, descriptions, causes and symptoms, diagnosis, common and alternative treatment, prognosis, and prevention. Test/treatment entries also include definitions and descriptions, but also include the purpose and rationale behind the treatment, preparation, aftercare, risks, normal and abnormal results. Biographical information and historical sidebars are included throughout.

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Encyclopedia of Mental Health (Gale) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes detailed information on mental disorders and conditions written for a general audience with entries for all 150 disorders classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, text revision (DSM-IV-TR). It also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

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Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3rd ed. (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
Content coverage includes: industrial cell morphology, chemical composition fungi genetics, genomics history and culture history and culture, (and biographies) microbial ecology microbiology and society model systems mutualism and commensalism pathogenesis physiology systematics, evolution techniques.

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Encyclopedia of Motherhood (Sage) Authentication Required 
The intent of the encyclopedia is to introduce readers to and provide information on the central terms, concepts, topics, issues, themes, debates, theories, and texts of the new discipline of motherhood studies as well as to examine the topic of motherhood in various contexts such as history and geography and by academic discipline. It provides an overview of the topic of motherhood in many and diverse disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy and examines the meaning and experience of motherhood in many time periods from classic civilizations to present day. It also covers issues and events of our current times to feature entries on the mommy blog, the motherhood memoir, terrorism, reproductive technologies, HIV/AIDS, LGBT families, the 21st-century motherhood movement (including entries for contemporary motherhood organizations).

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Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia covers neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other related areas of neuroscience. Each article is written by an expert in that specific domain and peer reviewed by the advisory board before acceptance into the encyclopedia. Each article contains a glossary, introduction, a reference section, and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles.

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Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health (Gale) Authentication Required 
Written for students and professionals, this e-book covers all major health professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacology, and nutrition. The encyclopedia includes 850 entries on body systems and functions, conditions and diseases, issues, theories, techniques and practices, as well as devices and equipment.

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Encyclopedia of Obesity (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes nearly 500 entries on obesity and related health conditions including molecular biology, psychology, medicine, public health and policy, food science, environmental health, and pharmaceuticals. Articles also address topics for a changing society that is slowly adapting to accommodate obesity, including recent lawsuits, new options for medical and dietary treatment, and the importance of prevention in children. Themes include: Biological or Genetic Contributors * Children * Dietary Interventions * Disordered Eating * Environmental Contributors * Health Implications * Medical Treatments * New Research * Behavior * Ethnicity/Race * Public Health Crisis * Psychological Influences/Outcomes * Societal Influences * Women * Worldwide Prevalence of Obesity.

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Encyclopedia of Perception (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-reference book includes entries by researchers in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and medical disciplines. Information covers two approaches to perception: the psychophysical, or determining the relationship between stimuli in the environment and perception, and the physiological, or locating the biological systems responsible for perception.

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Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Gale) Authentication Required 
A comprehensive reference for philosophy that covered topics such as African, Islamic, Jewish, Russian, Chinese, and Buddhist philosophies; bioethics and biomedical ethics; art and aesthetics; epistemology; metaphysics; peace and war; social and political philosophy; the Holocaust; feminist thought; and more. Also included are 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought throughout history.

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Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia includes 450 articles written by 130 authors from 22 countries on a variety of subjects related to play, and the importance of play in society. Entries range from "Academic Learning and Play" to "Maypole Dancing" to "Ziginette" which is a gambling card game.

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Encyclopedia of Political Communication (Sage) Authentication Required 
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 conceptualizations. With nearly 600 entries, this resource: encompasses several channels of political communication including interpersonal and public communication, radio, television, newspapers, and the World Wide Web; provides news media coverage and journalistic analysis of politics, political issues, political figures, and political institutions; concentrates on the field of political communication since the middle of the 20th century; considers the role of communication in governing, incorporating communication activities that influence the operation of executive, legislative, and judicial bodies, political parties, interest groups, political action committees, and other participants in political processes.

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Encyclopedia of Race and Crime (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia includes entries on race and crime such as: Biographies | Cases | Concepts and Theories | Corrections | Courts | Drugs | Juvenile Justice | Media | Organizations | Police | Public Policy | Race Riots | Specific Populations | Violence and Crime. All entries include a definition of the term and explains how it is related to race and crime.

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Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes nearly 600 entries covering intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. Themes include: * Biographies * Community and Urban Issues * Concepts and Theories * Criminal Justice * Economics and Stratification * Education * Gender and Family * Global Perspectives * Health and Social Welfare * Immigration and Citizenship * Legislation, Court Decisions, and Treaties * Media, Sports, and Entertainment * Organizations * Prejudice and Discrimination * Public Policy * Racial, Ethnic, and Nationality Groups * Religion * Sociopolitical Movements and Conflicts.

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Encyclopedia of Research Design (Sage) Authentication Required 
The Encyclopedia of Research Design includes a variety of entries on how to plan and conduct empirical research, including the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods. Over 500 entries cover topics such as descriptive statistics, a review of mathematical concepts, professional organizations such as the American Educational Research Association and the American Statistical Association, the role of ethics in research, important inferential procedures, and much more.

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Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes 600 entries on intellectual and scientific content for social psychology. Key themes include: Action Control * Antisocial Behaviors * Attitude * Culture Emotions * Evolution * Groups * Health * Interpersonal Relationships * Judgment and Decision Making Methods * Personality * Prejudice * Problem Behaviors * Prosocial Behaviors * Social Cognition.

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Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine (Sage)
The Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine describes all aspects of the field with perspectives, concepts, and methods from the medical, behavioral, and social sciences and physical education. Key themes include: Conditioning and Training | Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports Injuries | Diet and Nutrition | Doping and Performance Enhancement | Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Kinesiology | Injuries and Disorders | Injury Prevention | Medical Conditions |Affecting Sports Participation | Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy | Special Populations | Specialties and Occupations in Sports Medicine | Sports and Society | Sports and Sports Medicine | Sports Psychology | Sports-Specific Injuries | Women and Sports

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Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (Sage) Authentication Required 
Presents more than 320 articles that explore major topics related to the emerging science of stem cell research and therapy. This resource: describes the different types of stem cells that have been reported so far and, where possible, tries to explain for each age, tissue, and species what is known about the biology of the cells and their history; considers various religious, legal, and political perspectives; includes selected reprints of major journal articles that pertain to the milestones achieved in stem cell research; and explains stem cell terminology for the nonscientist.

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Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia includes entries on criminal justice, counseling, social work, public health, nursing, medicine, other health care professions, education, and family studies as related to substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery.

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Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture (Sage) Authentication Required 
Surveying the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse our present comprehension of time, this e-encyclopedia explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present.

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Encyclopedia of Urban Studies (Sage) Authentication Required 
This encyclopedia's entries cover topics currently studied in urban studies. Written for a wide-audience, entries reflect traditions from many different disciplines and professional fields.

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Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior (Sage) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes over 450 entries covering American campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior while providing a culturally and politically diverse perspective of American democratic practices and institutions. Themes include: * Ballot Issues * Corruption * Electoral Behavior * Local Campaigns and Elections * Media’s Role * Political Parties, Interest Groups * Political Theory and Democratic Elections in America * Polls, Public Opinion, and Campaigns and Elections * Presidential Campaigns and Elections * Reform * Running Political Campaigns * Social and Psychological Dynamics * State and Congressional Campaigns and Elections.

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Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law (CQ Press) Authentication Required 
Created by a culturally diverse editorial board of major scholars and containing invaluable bibliographic material not found in other publications, this definitive resource examines the history and impact of U.S. relations with Native Americans. Extensive essays and A to Z entries cover everything critical to a full understanding of the context to U.S./Native American relations, from history, politics, and sociology to civil rights and culture.

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Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia includes 225 articles on antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts. Topics include arms control, conflict resolution, peace movements, child abuse, social justice, terrorism, political assassinations, and more.

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Encyclopedia of Virology (Elsevier) Authentication Required 
This e-reference book covers biological, molecular, and medical topics concerning viruses in animals, plants, bacteria and insects. This edition takes into account the new developments in virology research and includes information on emerging diseases such as avian flu, SARS and West Nile as well as the ability of some viruses to be used as agents of bioterrorism. Edited by leading Virologists Mahy and van Regenmortel.

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Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook (Sage) Authentication Required 
This is an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. It covers historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, but also places a strong focus on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains.

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The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (Alexander Street Press) Authentication Required Brought to you by the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is an online resource for music research on all the world's peoples. Includes 1,209 essays and images from 10 sources and hundreds of audio examples.

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Green Energy (Sage) Authentication Required 
This volume provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green energy economy. Each entry draws on scholarship from across numerous disciplines in the social sciences, natural and physical sciences, and engineering.

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International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 2nd Ed. (Gale) Authentication Required 
This e-book includes over 3,000 articles on a variety of social science topics such as: achievement testing, censorship, personality measurement, aging, income distribution, foreign aid (political and economic aspects), food (world problems, consumption patterns), cultural adaptation, comparative health-care systems, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, legislation of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, white collar crime.

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Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology (Wiley InterScience) Authentication Required 
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This online equivalent of the 27-volume print encyclopedia, includes approximately 1200 full-text entries on all aspects of chemical technology. Basic chemical information is included as well as articles on topics like risk management, combinatorial synthesis and technology, electronic chemicals, and drug discovery strategies.

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Medicine E-Book Cluster (Gale) Authentication Required 
This cluster of electronic reference books allows you to search 4 titles at one time: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine | Encyclopedia of Medicine | Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health | Encyclopedia of Mental Health.
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The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (Sage) Authentication Required 
The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World looks at women today and delves into contexts of being female in the 21st century. Thus, the scope of the encyclopedia focuses on women's status starting approximately in the year 2000 and looks forward. Edited by Mary Zeiss Stange (Skidmore College), Carol K. Oyster (UW-L), and Jane E. Sloan (Rutgers University).

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New Encyclopedia of Africa (Gale) Authentication Required 
Covers the history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Includes issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

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Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press) Authentication Required 
This e-encyclopedia provides historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems from ancient to modern times. Approximately 1,000 articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Major categories of law explained in detail include private law (contract, tort, civil procedure), public law (statutory, criminal, etc.), and higher or constitutional law.

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Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods Authentication Required 
With current and complete information as well as ready-to-use techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative research, these two volumes provide an interdisciplinary guide to the core concepts that inform qualitative research practices. The entries cover every major facet of qualitative methods, including access to research participants, data coding, research ethics, and the role of theory in qualitative research, with contributors from various countries and disciplines that reflect a diverse spectrum of research approaches. A Reader's Guide at the start of each volume groups entries into 16 subject categories: Approaches and Methodologies; Ties to Arts-Based Research; Associations, Centers, and Institutes; Computer-Assisted Data Analysis; Data Analysis; Data Collection; Dissemination and Writing; History of Qualitative Research; Participants; Ties to Quantitative Research; Research Design and Planning; Research Ethics; Rigor; Ties to Textual Analysis; and Theoretical and Philosophical Frameworks.

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SAGE Handbook of International Marketing Authentication Required 
The SAGE Handbook of International Marketing brings together the fundamental questions and themes that have surfaced in this critical subject area. In an internationally minded and detailed analysis, the contributors seek to examine the state of the art in research in international marketing, with particular emphasis on the conceptual framework and theory development in the field. Looking at new research, formative and fundamental literature and the nature of strategic alliance and global strategy, this timely and comprehensive handbook offers the reader a compelling examination of the central concerns of marketing for an international community.

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SAGE Reference Online (Sage) Authentication Required 
Search 33 encyclopedias and reference titles at once!
Titles include: Encyclopedia of African American Education | Encyclopedia of Business In Today's World | Encyclopedia of Case Study Research | Encyclopedia of Communication Theory | 21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook | 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook | Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience | Encyclopedia of Education Law | Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology | Encyclopedia of Epidemiology | Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science | Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent | Encyclopedia of Global Health | Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change | Encyclopedia of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations | Encyclopedia of Health Services Research | Encyclopedia of Human Relationships | Encyclopedia of Journalism | Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education | Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making | Encyclopedia of Obesity | Encyclopedia of Perception | Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society | Encyclopedia of Political Communication | Encyclopedia of Race and Crime | Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society | The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences | Encyclopedia of Social Psychology | Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research | Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery | Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture | Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior | Encyclopedia of Urban Studies.

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The Sage Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Sage) Authentication Required 
The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences defines the major terms used in the social and behavioral sciences. Comprehensive and inclusive, its interdisciplinary scope covers such varied fields as anthropology, communication and media studies, criminal justice, economics, education, geography, human services, management, political science, psychology, and sociology.

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Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia (WileyInterscience) Authentication Required 
A general scientific reference encyclopedia containing over 10,000 entries on topics ranging across all scientific disciplines including animal science, anatomy, astronomy, atmospheric science, chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, energy sources, information science, life science, materials, mathematics, mechanical engineering, medicine, mining, physics, physiology, planetary science, plant science, power technology, space science, structural engineering, and a host of other subjects.

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