Library database that covers the most important and controversial issues of the day. Contains the full text of CQ Researcher, a weekly publication. Each issue provides a comprehensive overview and background essay, data tables and graphs, chronology, pro-con starter, and list of major research and advocacy groups. Includes extensive lists of sources and hot-linked footnotes throughout.
A five- volume encyclopedia of world history, covering 250,000 years of human history. Compiles knowledge from paleoanthropology, archaeology, geology, and geography. Emphasis on cultural contact and social change over time and place. Overviews of core topics. Extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science. Biographies of 100 leaders who shaped world history.
Contains over 800 entries that offer information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. Covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration.
A 6-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others.
Covers women of historical interest worldwide, from around 3100 BCE to the modern age, from every walk of life-artists, pirates, scientists, athletes, philanthropists, adventurers, politicians, pacifists, saints, and courtesans.
4-volume work that provides comprehensive coverage of the role women have played throughout history.
Contains over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
Provides both scholars and non-specialists with a comprehensive source of reference about the classical world. Over 6,200 entries that provide coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity.
This 7 vol. encyclopedia to the ancient Greek and Roman world is an excellent starting point for classical research and serves as a good companion to the standard Oxford Classical Dictionary. It features fewer, but more extensive articles with up-to-date bibliographies of primary and secondary sources. It is also written with a bit more focus on college student needs. You will always want to check your topic in both works.
Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies.
This one volume print encyclopedia provides an excellent introduction to the life and roles of women in the various societies and cultures of the ancient world. It is organized by region and includes chapter length surveys for each region. Articles include brief list of important sources for further reading.
Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt goes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.
Comprehensive print encyclopedia to the Middle Ages. The best starting point for all topics in medieval research. Articles include extensive bibliographies of primary and secondary sources. Includes a more up-to-date supplement (2004) with additional articles.
A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries. Provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. Explores art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history. Focuses on Europe and Christendom and also the rise of Islam.
With more than 5,000 entries by an international group of eminent historians, this is the standard research tool on 1,100 years of Byzantine history.
Exhaustive in its coverage, entries on patriarchy and emperors coexist with entries on surgery, musical instruments, and the baking of bread, bringing to life this vastly important culture and empire, from the 4th century to the 15th.
Provides a comprehensive discussion of Russia's people, politics, economics, religion, and social systems; and is designed to complement the study of comparative politics, world history, geography, literature, arts and culture and world cultures. Entries span the period from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.
This one volume historical dictionary provides the student researcher with excellent brief articles on the whole range of topics relevant to the history of Iran. It concludes with an extensive (86 pages), topically arranged bibliography of English language books about Iran.
This one volume historical dictionary provides the student researcher with excellent brief articles on the whole range of topics relevant to the history of Iraq. It concludes with an substantial (27 pages), topically arranged bibliography of English language books and articles about Iraq.
(GVRL) - Covers history of ancient Mesopotamia to present-day Iraq. Includes a historical overview, a country profile, the economy, oil, fauna, political institution, wars, conflicts and invasions. Highlights the main political, religious, ethnic and ideological parties, groups, and organizations; major historical personalities; languages; literature; culture; a comprehensive bibliography.
One of two multi-volume encyclopedias on China published in 2009 (firsts of their kind in English!), greatly expanding the available resources for student research on China. It covers a wide range of topics including: Arts and Culture; Geography and Environment; Governance; Language and Learning; Organizations with a China Focus; Science, Technology, and Medicine; Society and Social Welfare; Values and Worldview.
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.
This comprehensive dictionary (3rd ed. 2005) has 6,000+ entries on Christian history, theology, liturgy, and related topics such as Biblical studies. Articles cover biographies, theological terms, historical events, creeds, major writings, countries, denominations, and religious organizations. The typical entry is several paragraphs long with 10-20 key references to primary and secondary sources. It is an excellent, authoritative starting point for most kinds of research on Christianity.
This comprehensive encyclopedia is an important starting point for any research related to Roman Catholicism, and to Christianity more broadly. It features extensive articles on the beliefs, practices, people, and history of Catholicism.
This comprehensive encyclopedia is the best source for beginning most research on topics related to Judaism. It provides extensive coverage of the religion, history, customs, beliefs, people, organizations, and events connected with Judaism. Article include excellent bibliographies of primary and secondary sources.
This comprehensive encyclopedia is the most important starting place for research on Islam. Written by Western scholars of Islam, it provides thorough coverage of the history, people, ideas, religion, and culture of Islam worldwide. As this is a complex scholarly source, please feel free to ask for assistance in using it.
This substantial encyclopedia provides students and other researchers with an easily accessible introduction to research on Islamic culture and history. It covers the whole history of Islam and serves as a very useful companion work to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam in the Modern World. Entries provide the reader with excellent lists of books and articles on the topic. Those seeking more detailed information will want to consult the Encyclopedia of Islam as well.
Oxford Art Online is a comprehensive encyclopedic source for art information. It includes access to the essential Grove Dictionary of Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and other sources. With its extensive articles, images, and bibliographies, it serves as the most important starting point for art research.
This database includes several music encyclopedias, including the monumental Grove Dictionary of Music. Articles from Grove cover all types of music worldwide, from ancient times to the present, and typically include extensive bibliographies. It is the best starting point for most music-related research.
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A 3-volume survey of clothing, costume and fashion, presented through 640 essays, arranged alphabetically. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras.
An encyclopedia on the history of sports in the world. Major topics include 300 modern and traditional sports in 75 nations, cultural and social paradigms and perspectives, college and youth sports, competitions and major events, major sports venues, and the evolution of media coverage. Volumes include 500 articles supplemented by over 1,000 illustrations and sidebars.