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Columbia Encyclopedia

Offered through, this sixth edition of the online Columbia Encyclopedia contains nearly 51,000 entries and more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references on a vast array of topics, and biographies on 17,000 individuals.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Search tip: When combining words in search, capitalize AND. For example: revolution AND 1848

Encyclopaedia Judaica (online)

This online resource is an updated edition of this lauded work on Judaism features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. This is the online version; (a 2007 print version is also available, located in Wilson Library Reference Quarto DS102.8 .E496 2007)

Encyclopedia Mythica

Mythology, folklore and legend from around the world are covered in this searchable online encyclopedia. There are more than 6,000 article entries, 300 images, a pronunciation guide, and an assortment of genealogical tables (detailing the family trees of various gods and goddesses) and maps. Subjects include Arthurian legend; Greek, Roman, Asian, African, and Native American mythology; Egyptian and Mesopotamian mythology; Folklore; and Judaic mythology. For fun, check out the randomly generated questions in the MythQuiz.

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Basic principles, in-depth coverage, and real world applications for technically pertinent areas of modern-day physics and related fields. The encyclopedia comprehensively covers topics like optics, laser physics, solid state and semiconductor physics, atom and nuclear physics, and biophysics.

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry

Covers all areas of biochemistry including aspects related to molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and biophysics. Intended for a cross-disciplinary audience.

Encyclopedia of Chromatography

Includes more than 400 articles on a variety of chromatographic techniques. Covers methodology, instrumentation, and applications.

Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry Online

Covers seven areas of computational chemistry from ab-initio computations to biological and biochemical applications, from the discipline's inception to the present day. ECC contains over 300 Articles, all extensively cross-referenced. Technical terms are explained in short Definitions. Each year around 50 new and updated Articles will be added, so that the Encyclopedia will keep up-to-date with the development of computational chemistry.

Encyclopaedia of Islam Online

The Encyclopaedia of Islam Online covers Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, bringing scholars and researchers access to over 13,000 articles (number or articles in volumes I-XI, excluding supplements on every aspect of Islam. The online edition offers access to Volumes I-XI of the English edition, plus the Index of Subjects to Volumes I-XI, Index of Proper Names to volumes I-X, and supplements. New data will be added to the online edition as they become available in the print edition.

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

Written by experts, yet quite accessible for the non-specialist, the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics contains nearly 5,000 pages. Each article is comprised of a review essay and a lengthy bibliography. Searchable by Author, Title, Year, Journal, and Publisher. Publishers: Edward Elgar and the University of Ghent; General Editors: Boudewijn Bouckaert (Univ. Ghent) and Gerrit De Geest (Univ. Ghent and Univ. Utrecht).

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

An authoritative source for consultation and reference for almost any library or information profession related issue.

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Encyclopedia of Life

"Ultimately, the Encyclopedia of Life will provide an online database for all 1.8 million species now known to live on Earth. When completed, it will serve as a global biodiversity tool, providing scientists, policymakers, students, and citizens information they need to discover and protect the planet and encourage learning and conservation."--FAQ.

Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics

The Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics covers the interaction between physics and mathematics with over 400 authoritative articles on subjects ranging from classical mechanics to dynamical systems, quantum field theory, and differential geometry. The content is intended primarily for experienced researchers, but also for beginning graduate students. Published in 2006, with updates to follow.

Encyclopaedia of Mathematics

The Online Encyclopaedia of Mathematics is an up-to-date, comprehensive, graduate-level reference work. This online edition comprises more than 8,000 entries and illuminates nearly 50,000 notions in mathematics; it contains mathematical definitions, concepts, explanations, surveys, examples, terminology and methods. The Encyclopaedia of Mathematics is updated on a regular basis, integrating the contents of the classic set (edited by Michiel Hazewinkel) and its separate update volumes.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online

Described by Booklist as "the best and most comprehensive English-language reference source for philosophy. Macmillan Reference USA, c2006. Gale/Cengage.

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology

Presents over 500 articles addressing all areas of polymer science. Updated quarterly with new and substantially revised articles, the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology provides information about polymers, plastics, fibers, biomaterials, elastomers, and polymerization processes. Article coverage for 2007 and prior only.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

600 essays ranging in length from 500 to 6,000 words, accompanied by more than 200 visuals, including photographs, tables, figures, and maps.

Encyclopedia of Religion (Jones, GVRL online)

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. See also print copy at Wilson Library Reference Quarto BL31 .E46 2005

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work. This new edition includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster.

Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences

The Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences provides information on statistical theory and the applications of statistical methods in various scientific fields. This second edition collects the entire original edition plus supplements and updates (16 volumes of the print reference).

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Oxford Reference Library) online

Featuring 450 articles by an international community of 100 distinguished scholars, the Encyclopedia is the definitive account of what we know about the scrolls: their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them. The works are viewed in historical, linguistic, and religious contexts, with archaeological evidence providing a clear basis for dating and preservation of the manuscripts. Print version has two volumes. Online version available.

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Covering the Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses. Breaking conventional geographical boundaries, coverage includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Online and in print. A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. It explores art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history. With a focus on focus on Europe and Christendom, the Encyclopedia also covers the rise of Islam and people of other cultures with whom Europeans came into contact.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian

From the site: "Encyclopedia Smithsonian helps answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology." Each topic contains fact sheets, reading lists, related web links, and online exhibits from the Smithsonian.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online contains over 9,000 pages of material, the full text of the 10-volume print encyclopedia (more than 700 articles) with links to associated audio examples, musical illustrations, photographs, and drawings; song texts and score examples; and charts and maps of world regions.

Grove Art Online

"The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day."

Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Available in print and online versions.

International Encyclopedia of Dance Online

With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance: theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

Written by prominent scholars from industry, academia, and research institutions, Kirk-Othmer presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering and fundamentals and environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology.

Legal Encyclopedia

Use Nolo's Legal Encyclopedia to get to know basic facts about the law by reading up on such topics as apartment leases, student loans, personal injury, marriage, and more here, without all the legalese. Find information by browsing or by searching by keyword. Also includes a legal dictionary, and information on conducting legal research.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, this encyclopedia offers the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

includes 4,921 Subject Entries -1,631 biographies 336 Chaptered Works; 404 Primary Sources and 401 Images & Maps More about this work at
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includes: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (March 2009)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World The Islamic World: Past and Present The Oxford Dictionary of Islam The Oxford History of Islam What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam Teaching Islam
Makers of Contemporary Islam
Two Oxford World's Classics versions of the Qur'an:
M.A.S. Abdel Haleem's The Qur'an, a prose translation, and
The Koran Interpreted, a renowned verse translation by A.J. Arberry
plus Hanna Kassis' Concordance of the Qur'an

Oxford Reference Online

This resource brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource.

Oxford Scholarship Online - Music Collection

Collection of monographs covering a broad range of music scholarship, including musicology and music history, ethnomusicology, and music theory. Includes classic works, fundamental texts, and recently published titles.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online

The first multi-volume Encyclopedia to be published in the discipline in over thirty years, REP is now regarded as the definitive resource in the field. Features 2,000 original entries from a team of over 1,300 of the world's most respected scholars and philosophers.

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Sage Knowledge

Search all library subscriptions from Sage Publishing including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A "dynamic" reference work, with each entry maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. Includes articles on individual philosophers, schools, and concepts. The SEP is an open-access resource supported by the University of Minnesota Libraries and Department of Philosophy.

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

"The worlds's largest technical encyclopedia," this is also a very trusted source of information on a wide variety of fields that involve chemistry.