January 2017 Oxford Reference update
This month sees two books added to Oxford Reference Library and a three dictionaries added to Oxford Quick Reference, mainly focused on Science and Technology. Find out more about by using the links below:
Oxford Reference Library
Oxford Quick Reference
- A Dictionary of Energy Science (only available online)
- A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (new edition, only available online)
- Oxford Essential Quotations (new quotations in Science and Technology )
- A Dictionary of Economics (new edition)
This month we focussed on updating our Science and Technology content in the Oxford Quick Reference collection — view our visual guide for a quick overview of what's been added.
The International Studies Encyclopedia
The International Studies Encyclopedia, published in association with the International Studies Association, is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. It brings together specially commissioned, peer reviewed essays, written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers.
The Oxford Companion to Cheese
This Companion is the first truly comprehensive reference work dedicated to the exploration of the more than fourteen hundred named cheese varieties enjoyed throughout the world.
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This new dictionary covers over 700 terms related to energy technologies and their impact on the world’s energy use. It sets out the principles behind each technology’s operation, as well as its economic, environmental, and social impacts.
This dictionary provides over 10,000 entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment ― its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories ― covering subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics.
New quotations about science and technology, and by scientists, have been added to the freely available Oxford Essential Quotations, including quotes from Niels Bohr, Marie Curie, Richard Phillips Feynman, John von Neumann, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Edmund Leach.
SPOTLIGHT ON: science and technology content in Oxford Reference
Science encompasses the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment, and technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. Oxford Reference provides more than 210,000 concise definitions and in-depth, specialist encyclopedic entries on the wide range of subjects within these broad disciplines. Find out more >
This dictionary contains over 3,500 concise definitions of key terms, covering all aspects of economics including economic theory and policy, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics.