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A Dictionary of African Politics

A Dictionary of African Politics   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
84,662 words
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Over 350 entries This new dictionary provides clear and authoritative definitions of terms within the fast-growing field of African Politics. It includes coverage of elections, ... More
A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
208,906 words
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Over 2,000 entries This new dictionary covers both agriculture and land management, including animals and crops, farm machinery and systems, estate management, forestry and ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management in the Middle East and North Africa

A Dictionary of Business and Management in the Middle East and North Africa   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
31,865 words
Over 250 entries This innovative dictionary provides authoritative and easy-to-understand A–Z definitions of terms encountered in the area of business and management in the ... More
A Dictionary of Gangs

A Dictionary of Gangs   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Law
Length:
35,191 words
Over 250 entries This new dictionary gives a concise overview of key words used in the study and understanding of gangs. Broad in scope, it covers colloquialisms used in gang ... More
A Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour

A Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
41,978 words
Over 300 entries This accessible dictionary provides authoritative definitions of terms in the field of organizational behaviour. Coverage spans ethics, stress and well-being, ... More
A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China

A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
27,933 words
Over 230 entries This new dictionary defines critical terms relating to China’s politics since 1949. It comprises succinct definitions covering core political structures, ... More
A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India

A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in India   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
30,162 words
Over 280 entries This new dictionary covers India’s core political structures, ideologies, and practices, as well as individuals, groups, and concerns that are essential to ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.07 million words
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106 scholarly articles This is a compendium of touchstone articles by prominent communication, rhetorical, and cultural studies scholars about topics of interest to ... More
The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2018
Over 11,000 entries This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers continents, countries, regions, islands, bays, capes, ... More
A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
417,992 words
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Over 1,700 entries Written by a leading team of political scientists, this dictionary embraces the multi-disciplinary spectrum of political theory including political thinkers, ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management in China

A Dictionary of Business and Management in China   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
20,881 words
Over 240 entries Expanding on Oxford’s coverage of the topic in A Dictionary of Business and Management, this dictionary includes up-to-date coverage of China’s business policy, ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies, Social sciences
Length:
236,280 words
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Over 750 entries The most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender ... More
A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
46,253 words
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Over 400 entries This new dictionary provides concise, authoritative definitions for a range of concepts relating to cultural anthropology, as well as important findings and ... More
A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
269,058 words
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Over 5,500 entries The sixth edition of this bestselling dictionary has been fully revised and updated to take into account the ever-developing financial landscape of the last ... More
A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East

A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
34,868 words
Over 300 entries This dictionary provides a useful overview of the wide array of political structures and systems that comprise the contemporary Middle East. From Turkey through ... More
A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Social Welfare and Social Services
Length:
270,709 words
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Over 1,700 entries The new edition of this dictionary has been fully revised to provide up-to-date definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
1.27 million words
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Over 100 entries Through a comprehensive collection of articles, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication explores the origin and evolution of our understanding of ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.24 million words
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Over 120 scholarly articles Crime and punishment fascinate. Overwhelming in their media dominance, they present us with our most popular television programs, films, novels, art ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1.51 million words
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140
Over 150 entries This encyclopedia provides an authoritative overview of the central approaches, methodologies, and topics of the field. Its comprehensive examination of both ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1.01 million words
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Over 100 entries This encyclopedia brings together leading scholars to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on foreign policy analysis ever produced. In over ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.30 million words
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134 scholarly articles This Encyclopedia has been compiled as an up-to-date and comprehensive theoretically guided work in health and risk communication. Research and practice ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
762,892 words
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Over 80 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication is the first dedicated to this burgeoning field within communication studies. The essays in this collection ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management in India

A Dictionary of Business and Management in India   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
15,288 words
Over 200 entries This authoritative dictionary contains entries on all aspects of business and management in India, covering commercial vocabulary in broad terms. Topics such as ... More
A Dictionary of Disaster Management

A Dictionary of Disaster Management   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
32,168 words
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Over 200 entries This new dictionary provides definitions of terms covering disaster research and management. It features practical terms, key concepts in disaster research from ... More
A Dictionary of Economics

A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
281,499 words
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Over 3,500 entries This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of key economic terms. Covering all aspects of economics including economic ... More
A Dictionary of Gender Studies

A Dictionary of Gender Studies   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
45,466 words
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Over 430 entries This new dictionary provides clear and accessible definitions of a range of terms from within the fast-developing field of Gender Studies. ... More
A Dictionary of Human Resource Management

A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
185,254 words
Nearly 2,000 entries This authoritative dictionary contains succinct, expert definitions that are used in the fields of Human Resource Management and ... More
The International Studies Encyclopedia

The International Studies Encyclopedia   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
5.02 million words
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Over 450 entries The International Studies Encyclopedia, published in association with the International Studies Association (ISA), is the most comprehensive reference work of ... More
Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
203,238 words
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140
Over 100 entries The fourth volume of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography covers the years 1979-2015, providing a riveting new way to understand twenty-first-century ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
800 entries With its coverage of environmental issues, global economics, online communications, and the latest political developments, this Encyclopedia is truly a 21st-century ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
2.48 million words
887 entries In this seminal work, experts from around the world provide authoritative coverage of the growing body of knowledge about ways to restore the planet. Focused on ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
787,162 words
300 entries This renowned encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of the culture, history, and business of sports around the world. The third edition brings the study of ... More
A Dictionary of Accounting

A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
227,015 words
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Over 3,900 entries This best-selling dictionary contains entries on all aspects of accounting, including financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management

A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
381,841 words
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‘will help to demystify terms such as bear hugs, white/grey knights, cash-cows and churning … strongly recommended’ – TES Over 7,000 entries This wide-ranging ... More
A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

A Dictionary of Business Research Methods   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
57,164 words
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Over 650 entries This accessible new dictionary provides clear and authoritative definitions of terms, approaches, and techniques in the area of business ... More
A Dictionary of Marketing

A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
194,530 words
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30
Over 2,100 entries An accessible and wide-ranging A–Z, providing over 2,100 entries on topics spanning terms for traditional marketing techniques (from strategy, positioning, ... More
A Dictionary of Political Biography

A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
390,446 words
Over 870 entries Compiled by an expert team of contributors, this dictionary covers all the major figures in world politics of the twentieth century. ... More
A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

A Dictionary of Social Research Methods   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
38,930 words
Over 400 entries This new dictionary offers succinct, clear, expert explanations of key terms from both method and methodology in social research. It covers the whole range of ... More
Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
104,887 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries relating to the social sciences—from politics, economics, and geography, to sociology, history, and psychology, among ... More
A Guide to Countries of the World

A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
271,281 words
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425
Over 240 entries This invaluable A–Z provides a wealth of up-to-date information on every country in the world, including dependent territories. Each entry provides a brief ... More
A Dictionary of Ecology

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
295,656 words
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Over 6,500 entries Written in a clear, accessible style, this authoritative and wide-ranging dictionary contains entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental ... More
A Dictionary of Education

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
153,118 words
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Over 1,000 entries Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialized vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. ... More
A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
245,109 words
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2
Over 5,300 entries. The new edition of this best-selling Dictionary has been fully revised and updated, with over 1,000 entries either new or revised. These focus in particular ... More
A Dictionary of Geography

A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
267,650 words
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127
Over 3,000 entries Covering all aspects of physical and human geography, this dictionary is an essential guide for students at all levels. It has been fully revised and updated, ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
Length:
884,950 words
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23
Over 450 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements (OEPoL) provides a ... More
A Dictionary of Sociology

A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
393,883 words
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8
‘There is no better single-volume compilation for an up-to-date, readable and authoritative source of definitions, summaries and references’ – A. H. Halsey, ... More
The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
619,167 words
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305
Over 130 entries This publication, the first of its kind since 1898, represents the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts from ... More
The Oxford Companion to International Relations

The Oxford Companion to International Relations   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
662,897 words
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5
Over 300 entries International relations has long been a core discipline within the field of Political Science, one of great importance for understanding ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Politics
Length:
738,364 words
Over 400 entries The Encyclopedia provides in-depth coverage of the political dimensions of Islam and the Muslim world. Developments in Muslim societies in ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
679,126 words
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1
Over 160 entries As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies is the go-to source for scholars and ... More
A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
21,271 words
Over 250 entries This new Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities contains biographical information on famous individuals from the world of ... More
A Supplementary Dictionary of Transport Studies

A Supplementary Dictionary of Transport Studies   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
15,120 words
Over 150 entries These entries clearly define and describe essential terms relating to the academic area of transport studies. This primarily includes technical vocabulary from ... More
The Oxford Companion to World War II

The Oxford Companion to World War II   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
987,971 words
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245
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original editors in 2011. Written by more than 140 specialist contributors from Italy, Germany, and Japan, as well ... More
Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
713,152 words
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Over 4,700 entries The Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists consists of more than 4,700 entries on Asian artists representing all regions of the continent, including the Middle ... More
Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 3,200 entries The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators features over three thousand entries on British artists, ranging from contemporary ... More
Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Philosophy, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
666,360 words
Over 450 entries The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, which contains over 450 entries by nearly 300 authors, provides an account of philosophical thought in the United ... More
A Dictionary of Human Geography

A Dictionary of Human Geography   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
334,872 words
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15
Over 2,000 entries This essential A–Z provides an in-depth guide to all aspects of human geography, including cultural, social, developmental, economic, political, and health ... More
The Grove Dictionary of American Music

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
5.09 million words
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390
Over 9,000 entries The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
499,294 words
Over 500 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History offers students and scholars access to information ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences
Length:
710,219 words
Over 700 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History offers a record of the nation’s values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 450 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History offers both assessment and analysis of the key episodes, issues and actors in ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
Length:
517,179 words
Over 500 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History provides comprehensive coverage of political and legal history in the United States, ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 450 entries Over the past forty years, social historians have drawn on new sources and methodologies to shift the focus of historical interest to the experiences of ordinary ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1.38 million words
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401
Over 1,400 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
726,723 words
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women provides clear, current, comprehensive information on the major topics of scholarly interest within the study of Islam and women. ... More
The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India

The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India (3 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
579,226 words
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Over 325 entries The huge organism called the Indian economy, with its complexities, diversities, and paradoxes, is both fascinating and puzzling. The Oxford Companion to ... More
The Oxford Companion to American Politics

The Oxford Companion to American Politics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
646,300 words
Over 275 entries This is the first reference work to provide detailed, in-depth coverage of all aspects of American politics. Top scholars have written entries that surpass all ... More
The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
723,706 words
Over 350 entries The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, the ... More
The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
547,146 words
Over 1,100 entries Ambitious, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity covers for the first time the 2000-year old story of ... More
A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
264,012 words
Over 6,500 entries Provides over 6,500 definitions of travel and tourism terminology, including the operating language of the travel industry, acronyms of ... More
A Dictionary of British Place Names

A Dictionary of British Place Names   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
288,089 words
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5
“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local Historian This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 engaging ... More
Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
701,861 words
Illustration(s):
324
For most of history, humans have made every possible effort to accurately foretell the weather, evolving from the use of guesswork, rule of thumb, and signs in the sky to the development ... More
The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
416,329 words
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12
This critically acclaimed biographical dictionary of American economists offers in-depth biographies of the most important economic figures in American history from the seventeenth century ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Book

The Oxford Companion to the Book   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
1.00 million words
Illustration(s):
184
‘Provides a global approach to the world of the book and is, in every way, a monumental achievement’ – CHOICE The Oxford Companion to the Book ... More
The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
786,191 words
This wide-ranging Dictionary brings together in-depth biography essays on over six hundred individuals. It also includes coverage of individuals who are not normally thought of as ... More
The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
1.46 million words
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Winner of the 2005 Annual Book Award at the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. This comprehensive scholarly reference ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
207,076 words
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1
This is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, ... More
Encyclopedia of Africa

Encyclopedia of Africa   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
Length:
919,423 words
Illustration(s):
191
The Encyclopedia of Africa presents the most up-to-date and thorough reference in world history, politics, and culture on this region of ever-growing importance. Its core is comprised of ... More
The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
1.56 million words
2005 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature is a landmark work in the ... More
The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
324,112 words
This comprehensive reference source on American business and management includes over 250 in-depth entries tracing the development of management thinking and business culture in North ... More
A Dictionary of London Place-Names

A Dictionary of London Place-Names (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Have you ever wondered where the unusual names of Elephant and Castle, Grim's Ditch, Soho, and World's End come from? Find out the linguistic and historical origins of these place-names ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
1.02 million words
Illustration(s):
184
From the Viking invasions to the Crusades to the Hundred Years’ War, wars were crucial agents of change in medieval Europe. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military ... More
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.81 million words
This innovative, multivolume encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and ... More
A Dictionary of Sports Studies

A Dictionary of Sports Studies   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
271,192 words
This is the brand new Dictionary of Sports Studies. It contains over 1,100 clear, concise, and authoritative entries compiled by Professor Alan Tomlinson, a leading expert in the field. ... More
A Dictionary of Creation Myths

A Dictionary of Creation Myths   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Covering thousands of years of intricate creation tales, A Dictionary of Creation Myths is the first and most comprehensive work devoted to creation myths from cultures throughout the ... More
Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Encyclopedia of Human Rights   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
1.75 million words
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 ... More
The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History

The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
551,056 words
Illustration(s):
45
'War has been one of the defining forces in Australian history ... Participation in war, whether actively in the armed forces or on the home front, or in opposition to a particular war, ... More
The Oxford Companion to Global Change

The Oxford Companion to Global Change   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
499,991 words
Illustration(s):
127
‘Clear, thorough, and meticulously researched. An invaluable resource for our changing world.’ - Elizabeth Kolbert, author, Field Notes from a Catastrophe The ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1.88 million words
Illustration(s):
345
Publishing in print in February 2009, this encyclopedia presents students, researchers, political analysts, journalists, and common readers with accurate, comprehensive, and balanced ... More
Encyclopedia of Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Social Welfare and Social Services
Length:
1.44 million words
Illustration(s):
15
Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press, the 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work is widely considered the cornerstone of ... More
Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Oxford Companion to Australian Politics   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
598,781 words
The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics is the first scholarly and comprehensive account of Australian political life and thought that gives attention to all aspects of ... More
The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
430,108 words
Illustration(s):
243
‘Neatly illustrated and meticulously researched... a reference work of uniformly high academic quality’ - Times Literary Supplement The most comprehensive ... More
Science, Technology, and Society

Science, Technology, and Society   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science, Social sciences
Length:
399,663 words
Illustration(s):
3
Science, Technology, and Society contains over 130 A to Z signed articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions and institutes ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
2.01 million words
Illustration(s):
502
2004 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2003 Library Journal Best Reference 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title International in scope and spanning all ... More
Encyclopedia of Evolution

Encyclopedia of Evolution   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
958,516 words
Illustration(s):
261
2002 Booklist Top 10 Science Reference Sources 2002 Choice Outstanding Title 2003 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 370 entries A comprehensive ... More
Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encyclopedia of Global Change   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
895,102 words
Illustration(s):
376
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia ... More
The Handbook of International Financial Terms

The Handbook of International Financial Terms   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
411,749 words
Illustration(s):
321
This Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference book on the world of finance. Here you can find out the meanings of what can seem a bewildering array of financial terms, ... More
A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
303,593 words
Illustration(s):
1
A comprehensive and accessible survey of the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. It covers the people, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, from ... More
The Oxford Companion to American Military History

The Oxford Companion to American Military History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1000 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors. Readers will find Stephen E. Ambrose writing on the D-Day ... More
The Oxford Companion to Military History

The Oxford Companion to Military History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
852,842 words
Illustration(s):
91
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated in 2011 by Charles Singleton with help from Dr Spencer Jones. A complete overview of military history from classical ... More

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