This reference outlines what astronomers know about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe as well as the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems. The Encyclopedia also provides an in-depth summary of the engineering involved in launching a rocket or satellite and the control systems involved on the ground, in orbit, or in deep space. Manufacturing in space from planetary and other resources is also discussed.
Over 600 detailed articles and overviews on key information needs of small business owners. This convenient and exhaustive 2-vol. print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains 600 detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues and more.
This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.
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.
Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modern era. Some of the articles address broad theoretical topics that have helped to shape modern ideas about race and racism; others address more specific subjects in the larger fields. The set includes biographies of dozens of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.
This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The expanded Fourth Edition includes thousands of new entries on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. Included in this Oxford Digital Reference Shelf edition are online-exclusive entries that originally appeared on Oxford Music Online.
Includes essays on specific minority and ethnic groups in the United States, on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language), historical background and settlement patterns.
This encyclopedia covers the full range of life sciences research, highlighting structures, processes, methods, systems and applications. Its scope includes the molecular and cellular as well as the organismal level.
The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science covers topics related to archival science, bibliography. Document and genre theory; informatics; information systems; knowledge management ;library and information science, museum studies; records management social studies of information. International scope
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 Jews in the Islamic world is the first cohesive and discreet reference work which covers the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval , early modern and periods .
Provides information on all aspects of Judaism. Covers 4000 years of Jewish history, Jewish communities, literature, art, sociology, significant biographies, the Diaspora, Zionism, and Israel.
The five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by David Forsythe, offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts. The coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.
The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested from to the present day.
Over 450 A to Z articles addressing the latest advances and findings in computer science and engineering, including standards, electronic commerce, financial engineering, and computer education. References and websites of related interest accompany every article. Articles are peer-reviewed.
Covers the human rights and civil liabilities that are legally recognized in the United States. Entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion and many others.
This encyclopedia covers methodological issues in conducting case study research and explores both the strengths and weaknesses of different paradigmatic approaches. These two volumes focus on the distinctive characteristics of case study research and its place within and alongside other research methodologies.
A complete business reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems.
Coverage includes contributions from executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.
Explores in a comprehensive, non-technical way the intricacies of this subject from multiple perspectives: its history, policy, classroom practice, instructional design, and research bases.
The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online (EALL Online) comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope, with topics in such fields as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy and computer science. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. Relevant aspects of the study of Arabic at all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic) are included. No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage. It contains all content of the print edition and new content is added on a regular basis. The EALL Online, cross-searchable and cross-referenced, is updated annually.
The Encyclopedia of American Jewish History records and analyzes the American Jewish experience from its beginnings in the mid-seventeenth century to the present. It examines the encounters with, and impact on, America of successive waves of Jewish immigrants and their descendants, including Sephardim, Ashkenazim, Holocaust survivors, Soviet Jews, and Mizrahim.
A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community..
A comprehensive research tool dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Christian Muslim relations & bibliographical history online is a general online history of relations between the fathis.it covers the period from 600 to 1500when encounters take place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and other languages. Christian Muslim Relations Online comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qua’ran, Qua’ran commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith, and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.
Reference to people, history, institutions, and countries related to religious, political, and historical aspects of Islam.
Online edition. of volumes 1 through 11 of the print encyclopaedia. Includes a search engine enhanced by the inclusion of two original indices (Index of proper names; Index of subjects).
Updated edition of this work on Judaism features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. Available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Fully-searchable database of full-text primary resources dating from 1492 to 1969. Includes Exploration journals and logs, correspondence, diaries; official government papers; missionary papers; travel writing; slave papers; maps; marketing posters; photographs; and Illustrations, with many in color.
This archive brings together seventy-four poems and letters from Emily's correspondence with her sister-in-law and primary confidante, Susan Dickinson. Each text is presented with a digitized scan of the holograph manuscript.
ESCI complements the highly selective indexes by providing earlier visibility for sources under evaluation as part of SCIE (Science Citation Index Expended), SSCI (Social Sciences Citation Index), and AHCI (Arts and Humanities Citation Index) rigorous journal selection process. Inclusion in ESCI provides greater discoverability which leads to measurable citations and more transparency in the selection process.
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Major areas of coverage include: circuits, components and materials, photonics , control and systems , telecommunications telecommunications equipment and instrumentation , power systems and theoretical research.
A collection of theses and dissertations on a wide variety of topics. Sponsored by Virginia Tech.
Since 1913, The Blue Book of Building and Construction has been the construction industry's premier information source. The Blue Book provides easy access to continually updated information for each of The Blue Book's regional editions.
current; updated continuously
Rare printed journals, periodicals and newspapers of the long Eighteenth century (1680-1820) from the Bodleian Library at Oxford, the British Library, and other prominent collections. All items are full-text searchable.
This database features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play (about 2,500) submitted for license between 1737 and 1824. Included also are correspondence between key theatrical figures, diaries, biographical information, portraits, advertisements, playbills, historical information and the companion texts, The London Stage 1660-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800.
The Eighteenth Century Collections Online (Parts I and II) is a full-text searchable digital database of over 180,00 English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of works from the Americas. It includes a variety of materials, from books and directories, Bibles and sheet music to sermons and advertisements, Includes both well-known and lesser-known authors and canonical titles of the period as well as contemporary works that analyze and debate those same titles.
Online streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. More than 1,000 video titles totaling 750+ hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms give education students a way to observe the intricacies of behavior, tone, facial expression, and body language that define effective teaching styles.
Around 1,800 journals (full-text) and over 550 books and monographs in the field of Education. Access to conference papers and indexing and abstracts from thousands of journals. Book reviews and article citations (roughly 5 million).
A bibliographic database of more than half a century of indexing from an international range of English-language periodicals. Subjects Covered: Adult Education, Arts, Athletics, Comparative Education, Continuing Education, Distance Learning, Elementary Education, Government Funding, Higher Education, Language Arts, Library Science, Literacy Standards, Multicultural/Ethnic Education, Parent-Teacher Relations, Preschool Education, Religious Education, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, Secondary Education , Special Education, Student Counseling, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education.
The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of the Economist from 1843 to 2013. With a global circulation of more than 1.2 million, The Economist has consistently delivered a highly intelligent and comprehensive report of international political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments, with dispatches from all over the world. Includes mew full-color images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables, a gallery of front covers, supplements, special reports and surveys.
EconLit is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research in over 400 books, journals, dissertations, and working papers.
Provides comprehensive information on accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics
Provides access to the scientific journal literature in ecology and environmental sciences.
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A searchable database of accurately keyboarded and tagged
editions of the full text of a significant portion of works in the EEBO
collection. The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership has
proposed to create 25,000 searchable and readable editions that link
immediately to the corresponding image files in EEBO.
Covers all subjects.
Database of most imprints (books, pamphlets, and broadsides) published in English anywhere or published in any language in English-speaking countries, appearing from 1473 to 1700. One can search the full ASCII text of selected* documents and view both the text and the corresponding original page images.
Useful for research in all subject areas during the early modern period. Also helpful to study the history of books and printing.
Based on the noted “American Bibliography, 1801-1819, provides a comprehensive set of American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the early part of the 19th century.
This digital collection contains virtually every books, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period.
American History. Contains books, pamphlets, games, periodicals, etc.
Information on the environmental impact of energy production and use, including climate change; energy R&D; energy policy; nuclear, coal, hydrocarbon and renewable energy technologies and more. Includes over 953,500 bibliographic records from early 1995 forward. A product of the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE), a program of the International Energy Agency.
ETD Digital Library now called Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Provides access to information from over 1000 education and education-related journals as well as a variety of non journal materials, or ERIC documents.
All aspects and levels of education
EIU ViewsWire is a full-text country news daily that provides analysis and forecast information on worldwide politics, economics, business strategies & conditions and market trends in almost 200 countries.
Covers different disciplines: Economics, Business, Political Science and Law