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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 Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1.99 million words
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685
A joint effort between Oxford University Press and the renowned American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), this comprehensive work analyzes the archaeological and linguistic data that ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
349,331 words
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10
‘an essential reference tool for any archaeologist’ - Professor Mick Aston With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work ... More
The Oxford Companion to Architecture

The Oxford Companion to Architecture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
560,638 words
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The Oxford Companion to Architecture is a new reference book on a popular and much-debated subject. It contains over 1500 A-Z entries covering all aspects of architecture, ... More
Australian Law Dictionary

Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
503,650 words
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14
Over 4,000 entries This dictionary is a key reference for those who need familiarity with—and comprehensive knowledge of—Australian legal terms. Designed specifically for ... 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
Illustration(s):
36
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
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
Illustration(s):
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
Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
203,238 words
Illustration(s):
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
Black Women in America

Black Women in America (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.18 million words
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446
2006 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2005Booklist Editor's Choice 2005 Choice Outstanding Academic Title The second edition of Black Women in America, ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Book

The Oxford Companion to the Book   Reference library

Reference type:
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
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
1.34 million words
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10
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and ... More
A Dictionary of Buddhism

A Dictionary of Buddhism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
231,509 words
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23
This dictionary features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1.58 million words
Illustration(s):
59
1991 Reference Reviews Best Specialist Reference Work 1992 Choice Outstanding Academic Book With more than 5,000 entries by an international group of eminent ... More
A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
303,593 words
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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
A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
215,387 words
Illustration(s):
367
Over 3,200 entries This dictionary provides definitions and explanations for chemical engineering terms in areas including: materials, energy balances, reactions, separations, ... More
Concise Medical Dictionary

Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
573,028 words
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167
‘“No home should be without one” certainly applies to this splendid medical dictionary’ – Journal of the Institute of Health Education Over 12,500 entries This ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
203,535 words
Illustration(s):
17
Over 3,250 entries The third edition of this dictionary is an authoritative and invaluable reference source covering every aspect of its wide-ranging ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
187,405 words
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628
Over 3,000 entries Authoritative and reliable, this A–Z reference work provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With entries ranging from ... More
A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
417,997 words
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5
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
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
498,999 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 6,000 entries Based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this is an indispensable guide for both students and the general reader. It provides ... 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
Illustration(s):
72
Winner of the 2005 Annual Book Award at the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. This comprehensive scholarly reference ... More
The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
2.85 million words
Illustration(s):
22
This is the first comprehensive reference work devoted to philosophy in Britain. In addition to biographical entries on the lives and works of individual thinkers, it incorporates major ... 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
Illustration(s):
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
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
433,533 words
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1
‘A must-have volume’ The Times The second edition of this dictionary is a unique single volume reference on all aspects of dance performance. ... More
A Dictionary of Accounting

A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
227,015 words
Illustration(s):
61
Over 3,900 entries This best-selling dictionary contains entries on all aspects of accounting, including financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, ... More
Dictionary of African Biography

Dictionary of African Biography   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2.21 million words
Illustration(s):
224
From the pharaohs to Frantz Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history. Unprecedented in scale, ... More
A Dictionary of African Politics

A Dictionary of African Politics   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
84,674 words
Illustration(s):
3
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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
208,906 words
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20
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 Anaesthesia

A Dictionary of Anaesthesia (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
20,692 words
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6
‘an excellent publication and a very useful quick reference tool’ - Carl Waldmann, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Reading UK Over 170 ... More
A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
76,409 words
Illustration(s):
9
Over 480 entries Covering every aspect of animal behaviour from adaptation to warning, this accessible A–Z also includes terms from the related fields of ecology, physiology and ... More
A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
790,262 words
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271
‘a valuable piece of scholarship, and the definitive reference work on architecture and landscape design’ – Hannah Malone, Architectural History ... More
A Dictionary of Astronomy

A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
337,225 words
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59
‘An enormous amount of obscure data is satisfactorily explained here’ Times Literary Supplement Over 4,300 entries Compiled with the help of a team of expert ... More
A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
401,393 words
Illustration(s):
176
Over 5,800 entries This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular ... 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
Illustration(s):
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
A Dictionary of Business and Management

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
381,841 words
Illustration(s):
69
‘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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
57,164 words
Illustration(s):
30
Over 650 entries This accessible new dictionary provides clear and authoritative definitions of terms, approaches, and techniques in the area of business ... More
Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2.18 million words
Illustration(s):
1
From Toussaint L’Ouverture to Pelé, the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography will provide a comprehensive overview of the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans ... More
A Dictionary of Chemistry

A Dictionary of Chemistry (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Chemistry
Length:
312,047 words
Illustration(s):
574
Over 5,000 entries Clear and authoritative, this popular dictionary provides an invaluable guide to every aspect of chemistry and its related fields. Its coverage is broad, ... More
A Dictionary of Computer Science

A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
388,327 words
Illustration(s):
791
Over 6,500 entries Previously named A Dictionary of Computing, this bestselling dictionary has been fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date ... More
A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
249,694 words
Illustration(s):
104
Over 8,000 entries This is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind, covering the key areas of construction and civil engineering. This new edition has been fully ... More
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
995,558 words
Illustration(s):
219
‘Concise, current information … highly recommended’ – Choice, the magazine of the American Library Association Over 2,800 entries The authoritative dictionary provides ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies, Social sciences
Length:
236,280 words
Illustration(s):
2
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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
46,253 words
Illustration(s):
9
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 Dentistry

A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
286,087 words
Illustration(s):
247
This dictionary covers thousands of important terms and concepts used in dentistry today. Entries are written in clear and concise English without the use of unnecessary dental or medical ... More
A Dictionary of Disaster Management

A Dictionary of Disaster Management   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
32,168 words
Illustration(s):
6
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 Ecology

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
295,656 words
Illustration(s):
117
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 Economics

A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
281,527 words
Illustration(s):
122
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 Education

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
153,118 words
Illustration(s):
1
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 Electronics and Electrical Engineering

A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
278,822 words
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835
Over 5,200 entries This popular dictionary, formerly published as the Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, has been extensively revised and updated, providing clear, concise, and ... More
A Dictionary of Energy Science

A Dictionary of Energy Science   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Science
Length:
41,441 words
Illustration(s):
66
Over 700 entries This new dictionary covers terms related to energy technologies and their impact on the world’s energy use. It sets out the principles behind each technology’s ... More
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
302,941 words
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31
Over 10,000 entries A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation provides entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment—its key thinkers, treaties, movements, ... More
A Dictionary of Epidemiology

A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
Length:
138,929 words
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45
Over 2,000 entries This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology—the most updated since its inception—reflects the profound substantive and ... More
A Dictionary of Film Studies

A Dictionary of Film Studies (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
342,723 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 550 entries This dictionary covers all aspects of its discipline as it is currently taught at undergraduate level. Offering exhaustive and authoritative coverage, this A-Z ... More
A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
269,058 words
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16
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 Finance and Banking

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
245,109 words
Illustration(s):
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 Gender Studies

A Dictionary of Gender Studies   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
45,466 words
Illustration(s):
5
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 Genetics

A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
307,475 words
Illustration(s):
291
Over 7,500 entries This eighth edition of A Dictionary of Genetics contains over 7,500 up-to-date and cross-referenced entries, including 540 that are ... More
A Dictionary of Geography

A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
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
A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
467,022 words
Illustration(s):
142
‘can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences’ TES Over 10,000 entries This leading dictionary covers all areas of geoscience, including ... More
A Dictionary of Human Geography

A Dictionary of Human Geography   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
334,872 words
Illustration(s):
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
A Dictionary of Journalism

A Dictionary of Journalism   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
125,089 words
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1
‘A book so good every journalist will ask: “Why didn't I think of that?”’ – Roy Greenslade Over 1,400 entries ... More
A Dictionary of Law

A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
436,161 words
Illustration(s):
2
Over 4,800 entries This bestselling dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive source of jargon-free legal information. Its entries clearly define the major terms, ... More
A Dictionary of Marketing

A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
194,530 words
Illustration(s):
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 Mechanical Engineering

A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
288,152 words
Illustration(s):
429
Over 8,000 entries This Dictionary provides definitions and explanations for mechanical engineering terms in clear and concise A to Z entries, many illustrated. This new edition ... More
A Dictionary of Media and Communication

A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
274,252 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 3,600 entries ‘…not only a dictionary of communication and media but also a liberal education that enables users to see interesting relationships between many of the ... More
A Dictionary of Modern Design

A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
304,912 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 950 entries From the Arts and Crafts Movement to Postmodernism, Apple to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating dictionary covers the past 160 years of international design, ... More
A Dictionary of Nursing

A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
342,928 words
Illustration(s):
109
Over 10,200 entries This bestselling dictionary provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all aspects of nursing. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to ... More
A Dictionary of Physics

A Dictionary of Physics (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Physics
Length:
305,289 words
Illustration(s):
358
Over 4,000 entries This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect progress in physics and related fields. It sees expansion to the areas of cosmology, astrophysics, ... More
A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
351,905 words
Illustration(s):
81
Over 7,700 entries This new fourth edition has been completely revised and updated, covering all aspects in the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, ... More
A Dictionary of Public Health

A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
Length:
337,769 words
Illustration(s):
8
Over 5,000 entries This dictionary covers terms used in public health science and practice, including areas such as communicable disease control, epidemiology, genetics, ... More
A Dictionary of Publishing

A Dictionary of Publishing   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
27,619 words
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6
This new dictionary covers the full range of publishing-related topics, defining terms encountered in the processes of editing, producing, printing, and distributing books and digital ... More
A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

A Dictionary of Sikh Studies   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Religion
Length:
59,670 words
Illustration(s):
5
Over 350 entries This new dictionary provides accessible definitions of the terms that the growing number of students of Sikhism will encounter. It covers beliefs, practices, ... More
A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Social Welfare and Social Services
Length:
288,163 words
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20
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
A Dictionary of Space Exploration

A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
217,406 words
Illustration(s):
95
Over 2,300 entries This fascinating and expansive dictionary covers all aspects of space exploration, from A-Train to Zvezda. This jargon-free new edition has been fully revised ... More
A Dictionary of Statistics

A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
150,118 words
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837
‘…this gem of statistical terms is highly recommended to users of statistics at all levels’ – Significance (the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society) ... More
Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
Length:
1.29 million words
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3
This is an encyclopedic dictionary covering hundreds of important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and ... More
A Dictionary of World History

A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
569,155 words
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223
Over 4,000 entries This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Accessible, clear, and ... 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
Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period

Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period (Rev)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
869,070 words
Illustration(s):
2
More than 800 entries This much-loved work was produced under the auspices of the Library of Congress, and published by the US Government Printing Office during World War II. Its ... More
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
1.92 million words
Illustration(s):
97
The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is the first reference work to survey the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society from classical philosophy to ... More
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
2.77 million words
Illustration(s):
179
Featuring 815 articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the ... 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
Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.80 million words
Illustration(s):
410
This remarkable work traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African ... More
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.11 million words
Illustration(s):
287
It is impossible to understand America without understanding the history of African Americans. In nearly seven hundred entries, the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 ... 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
Encyclopedia of Evolution

Encyclopedia of Evolution   Reference library

Reference type:
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 Encyclopedia of Mammals

The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
565,820 words
Illustration(s):
751
‘an ultimate in natural history books’ - Irish Times Written by an international team of experts and edited by renowned zoologist Professor David Macdonald, this new edition ... More
Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
551,775 words
Illustration(s):
17
The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world's oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical ... 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
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
1.36 million words
Illustration(s):
6
2003 Booklist Editors' Choice 2003 Library Journal Best Reference Source 2004 Library Journal Starred Review 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title ... More
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1.64 million words
Illustration(s):
501
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 ... More
The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life

The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
157,385 words
Illustration(s):
252
A breathtaking insight into underwater life, this Encyclopedia offers unrivalled coverage of the fish and aquatic invertebrates that inhabit our rivers, lakes, and oceans. It describes in ... More
Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
201,499 words
Illustration(s):
73
Over 2,000 entries This accessible dictionary is packed full of authoritative information on foods and drinks, types of diet, sports and activities, ... More
A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
221,131 words
Illustration(s):
53
Over 8,000 entries This dictionary offers jargon-free entries on food, nutrition, diet, and health that clearly explain even the most technical of ... More
A Dictionary of Forensic Science

A Dictionary of Forensic Science   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Law
Length:
99,196 words
Illustration(s):
99
Over 1,300 entries Forensic scientists apply scientific analysis in a legal context and play a vital role in solving crimes. Sometimes the collection of ... More
Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
661,914 words
Illustration(s):
4
‘offers impeccable advice’ – The Times Over 6,000 entries This world-famous guide to the English language has been cherished and consulted by ... More
The Grove Book of Operas

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
519,805 words
Illustration(s):
194
“The Grove Book of Operas, Second Edition, should be on every opera-lover's short list of indispensable reference books. Highly recommended. ” - Gary Hoffman, Opera Today. ... More
The Grove Dictionary of American Music

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
5.09 million words
Illustration(s):
390
Over 9,000 entries The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American ... More
The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
3.16 million words
Illustration(s):
369
Over 8,000 entries The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, second edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on ... More

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