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General/Topic Specific Encylopedias
Like dictionaries, encyclopedias may be general or topic specific. A general encyclopedia gives information on many subjects. An example of this type of resource is The new e nclopaedia Britannica. We have copies of the volumes that make up this resource in our . Click the link to see its record in the library cataglogue. Oversize Collection
The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
This is a very in-depth encyclopedia with approximately 6500 articles on a wide variety of topics. To help readers access the topics they need, the encyclopedia includes an index.
Topic specific encyclopedias give information on many aspects of one particular subject or topic. For example, the Oxford encyclopedia of women in history is an encyclopedia whose entries are about the topic of "women in history". The volumes that make up this encylopedia are kept in the library's . Click the link to see how this resource appears in the library catalogue. Reference Collection
The Oxford encyclopedia of women in history
This encyclopedia offers approximately 1250 entries about women, as well as many other topics that relate to women. It has entries about many geographical locations, has a global perspective and its contributors come from all over the world.
Electronic Reference Sources
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
Access background information on topics from all academic disciplines, including History.
Canadian Reference Centre This link opens in a new window
In addition to other content, access reference books on Canadian History.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
Search this collection of reference books covering a wide variety of topics and subjects, ranging from current events to classics and from Arts & Humanities to small business.
Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED) This link opens in a new window
Search information on the meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000+ words – past and present – from across the English-speaking world.
A selection of ebook encyclopedias
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia From the editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica comes the thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Britannica's most popular publication worldwide. Comprehensive and engaging, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia contains thousands of articles. The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia has comprehensive coverage on a variety of subjects including, arts, business, geography, history, literature, philosophy, politics, pop culture, science, sports, and more. With an easy-to-use format, pronunciation help, relevant tables, and international maps, this is the reference source that will be used over and over.
Publication Date: 2017
The Encyclopedia of World History For decades William L. Langer's best-selling ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD HISTORY was the indispensable, authoritative guide to all of human history. Now, under the direction of a distinguished new editor, comes an updated and dramatically improved version for a new generation, the only encyclopedia of its kind with a bound-in, searchable compact disc of the complete text. The result is a wholly accessible, absorbing canvas of world history that no student, scholar, or amateur historian should bewithout. Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000. With a unique format that has won it generations of fans, the ENCYCLOPEDIA continues to feature chronological entries grouped by geographic region, allowing readers to get an in-depth view of distinct events along with a virtual time line of human history. But this new edition is much more than an expansion of a classic; it reflects important recent changes in historical trends and historical thinking. In addition to showcasing traditional facts of national leadership and state power, the Encyclopedia embraces social and cultural developments, non-European history, women's history, religion, health, economics, technology, and other vital but less often reported aspects of the human drama. Here is a chronicle not only ofmajor political events but of ordinary people, covering shifts in the relationships between men and women, developments in leisure, and demographic currents. And for all periods there are summaries of global developments that cannot be captured in national or regional frameworks. As editor Stearns notes in his preface, "The world we know historically has greatly changed. The revisions that animate this edition celebrate this change, benefiting from the labors of countless venturesome scholars over the past several decades." A masterwork whose roots date back to the nineteenth century, this exciting volume belongs at the elbow of every history lover and of anyone who has ever been curious about our constantly changing, remarkably diverse human story.
Call Number: D 521 E578 2012eb
Publication Date: 2012
World War II: the Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 Volumes] With more than 1,700 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of World War II, the events and developments of the era, and myriad related subjects as well as a documents volume, this is the most comprehensive reference work available on the war. * Provides a clear understanding of the causes of World War II, reaching back to World War I and the role of the Western democracies in its origin * Examines home front developments in major countries during the war, such as race and gender relations in the United States * Recognizes the important roles played by women in the war and describes how the United States mobilized its economy and citizenry for total war * Discusses the Holocaust and establishes responsibility for this genocide * Details the changing attitudes toward the war as expressed in film and literature
Call Number: D 740 E516 2016eb
Publication Date: 2016
The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History A three-volume set, The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History (Charles Scribner's Sons) will provide a global view of the history of LGBTQ, covering significant figures and events worldwide. Wide-ranging in scope, this encyclopedia complements courses in a variety of disciplines, including history, literature, psychology, sociology and others. This title is being created under an international editorial board, led by Howard Chiang (University of California, Davis).
Call Number: HQ 73 G56 2019eb
Publication Date: 2019
Encyclopedia of African History Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.
Call Number: DT 20 E53 2005eb
Publication Date: 2013