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General Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia Britannica
This web version of the Britannica includes links to websites, a subject guide to the Internet, and special features. Colgate users only.

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed.
"Based on what many consider to be the best encyclopedia ever written: the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, first published in 1911. At a time when many encyclopedias have capsulated and condensed important knowledge, the 11th edition is generally much more in-depth and thorough on it's topics. It is not uncommon for our entries to be 5 to 10 times the length of other encyclopedias...It contains over 40,000 articles written by over 1,500 authors within their various fields of expertise. What was particularly remarkable was that many of the entries were written by the most famous people of the age. Henry Ford, for example, wrote the article on mass production. As such, it was considered to represent the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th Century."

Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. 2000.
Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced.

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19th Century General Encyclopedias

The American cyclopaedia (1873-76)

Chambers's information for the people (1857)

Cyclopedia of literature and the fine arts (1854)

Encyclopaedia americana (1851)

The Globe encyclopaedia of universal information (1876-79)

Johnson's new universal cyclop:dia (1875-78)

Zell's popular encyclopedia (1871)

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African American Studies

African American Almanac (GaleGroup) Colgate users only

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history : the Black experience in the Americas (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

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Anthropology

Ancient Mesopotamia : New Perspectives (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
The first general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area's major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia.

Aztecs : New Perspectives (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
This volume looks at the essential elements in the Aztecs' rise, fall, and enduring influence.

Celtic Culture : a Historical Encyclopedia (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
The most comprehensive reference resource on Celtic culture; an encyclopedia written by and for scholars, yet accessible to all.

Countries & Their Cultures (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Eastern Europe: an introduction to the people, lands and culture (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Encyclopedia of Food & Culture (Gale Group)

Encyclopedia of World Cultures (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Encyclopedia of World Cultures Supplement (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Former Soviet Union's diverse peoples : a reference sourcebook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Iran's Diverse Peoples: a Reference Sourcebook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

The peoples of the Caribbean: An Encyclopedia of Archaeology and Traditional Culture (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
A true "first," this encyclopedia is the only comprehensive guide ever published on the archaeology and traditional culture of the Caribbean.

Pop Culture Arab World! : Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (2004) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
The first book to explore how Arab pop culture has succeeded in helping forge a pan-Arab identity, where Arab nationalism has failed.

Pop Culture Germany! : Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
From the reality TV show Superstar to Formula One ace Michael Schumacher, Pop Culture Germany! explores the exciting world of contemporary German popular culture.

Pop Culture India! : Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
The over-the-top musicals of Bollywood may be the most familiar aspect of Indian popular culture, but there are many more, all explored in this fascinating volume.

Pop Culture Latin America! : Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
A survey of contemporary Latin American popular culture, covering topics that range from music and film to popular festivals and fashion.

Pop Culture Russia! : Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
A revealing look at contemporary Russian popular culture, exploring the historical and social influences that make it unique.

South Africa's Diverse Peoples : a Reference Sourcebook (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
This authoritative work examines 500 years of interaction between the races in a country that during the apartheid era became a byword for racial disharmony.

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Archaeology

Encyclopedia of Archaeology: the Great Archaeologists (1999) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only

Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries (2001) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only

The peoples of the Caribbean: An Encyclopedia of Archaeology and Traditional Culture (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
A true "first," this encyclopedia is the only comprehensive guide ever published on the archaeology and traditional culture of the Caribbean.

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Art

Oxford Art Online---Colgate users only
Oxford Art Online provides web access to the entire text of the Dictionary of Art, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, also offering thumbnail art images, line drawings, and extensive image links..

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (2006) (Gale)---Colgate users only
A comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

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Business

Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Management (1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management Information Systems(1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Managerial Economics (1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Marketing (1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Blackwell Encyclopedia Dictionary of Operations Management (1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History
Sponsored by the Economic History Association, this encyclopedia covers a wide range of topics written by experts in business and economics.

Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance (1994) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance (2000) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Presents a depth of information on wide-ranging areas concerning business, including accounting, economics, finance, information systems law, management, and marketing. Arranged alphabetically, this two volume set includes extensive cross references and a comprehensive index.

Globalization: encyclopedia of trade, labor, and politics (2005) ABC-Clio --- Colgate users only
This work is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the economic, international business, political, legal, and environmental ramifications of globalization—one of the hottest topics of the day.

History of World Trade Since 1450 (GaleGroup) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

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Caribbean and Latin American Studies

The peoples of the Caribbean : An Encyclopedia of Archaeology and Traditional Culture (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
A true "first," this encyclopedia is the only comprehensive guide ever published on the archaeology and traditional culture of the Caribbean.

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Communication

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (2001) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Explores the full spectrum of communication, from careers to information technologies, in an interdisciplinary fashion. Emphasis is on both historical and current issues, topics, and people.

World Press Encyclopedia (2002) (Gale)---Colgate users only
This comprehensive survey of press and electronic media covers over 200 countries and their systems. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries include overview and background, economic framework, general characteristics, number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education and training in journalism, and more.

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Education

Encyclopedia of Education (2002) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Intended to provide a comprehensive description of the enterprise of education both within the United States and throughout the world. Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.

World Education Encyclopedia (2001) (Gale)---Colgate users only
This country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This edition provides up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and technological advances.

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Environment/Ecology

Blackwell's Concise Encyclopedia of Ecology(1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Encyclopedia of the Earth
The Encyclopedia of Earth, a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public. Sponsored in part by National Council for Science and the Environment.

Sub-Saharan Africa: an environmental history (2006) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
A wealth of information and analysis on the environmental forces that have helped shaped the cultures of the African continent.

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Fashion

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (Gale)---Colgate users only
This broad-based set surveys clothing, body adornment, and examines the origins of clothing, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress. It also presents information on representative costumes from a wide variety of historical eras, which are frequently the topic of student research. Topics range from the bustle, sari, and toga to Polyester and body piercing. The short entries explain the history of garments (necktie, codpiece, cocktail dress, bathing suit, burqua, Nehru jacket), techniques and manufactures (batik, dry cleaning, zipper, stone washing), body adornment (makeup, mask, tattoo, wig), and important persons and institutions (Coco Chanel, Edith Head, Yves Saint-Laurent, Fashion Institute of Technology). The longer essays provide cultural context: class, gender, sumptuary laws, costume design for stage and screen, advertising; fashion careers; ecclesiastical dress; military uniforms; etc. The set includes a comprehensive general index in the last volume, a timeline, and a topical outline.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: clothing, headware, body decorations, and footware through the ages. (GaleGroup) ---Colgate users only
Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

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Geography

Encyclopedia of Deserts (1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2006) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s.

Encyclopedia of the Earth
The Encyclopedia of Earth, a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public. Sponsored in part by National Council for Science and the Environment.

Geo-data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia (2004) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Entries describe the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. Physical features, climate, and vegetation are discussed in detail using a consistent set of rubrics. Every entry features a physical relief map designed to illuminate the text of the entry. A World Rankings appendix includes dozens of tables ranking major features of the Earth, such as largest river by length and volume, tallest mountains by continent, and deepest oceans. Includes a glossary of geographical and geological terms.

Historic Cities of the Americas: an Illustrated Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

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History

Crusades: an encyclopedia (ABC-Clio Ebooks) -Colgate users only
The first multivolume encyclopedia to document the history of one of the most influential religious movements of the Middle Ages—the Crusades.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (2005) (Gale)---Colgate users only
The Encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity. It also delves into depictions and manifestations of the phenomenon, such as propaganda, sociological and philosophical explanations, literature and film.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450 (Gale Reference) -Colgate users only
The Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, including Europe's overseas expansion into the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific, beginning in the 15th century; the collapse of empires; race relations in decolonized regions; and current examples of continuing dependence by much of the developing world on Western nations (often former colonial powers themselves). In addition, a number of articles address the ideology and theories behind colonialism and imperialism, as well as the major and controversial issues at the core of the debate on colonialism and its consequences, such as Apartheid in South Africa, the Maji Mahi Revolt, and the Minas Gerais Conspiracy.

Encyclopedia of World History (Bartleby)
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.

Epidemics and pandemics: their impacts on human history (ABC-Clio Ebooks) -Colgate users only

History of World Trade Since 1450 (GaleGroup) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library] -Colgate users only

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas  (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library] -Colgate users only

Reader's Companion to Military History (1996) (Houghton Mifflin)

Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (1997) (Houghton Mifflin)

Asia
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia (2002) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Nearly 700 contributors from around the world, including 25 Asian countries, provide 3,000 articles on Modern Asia from a global perspective. Historical articles emphasize people, places, events, and developments that have had a lasting influence on Asia. Articles also cover Asian relations with Western nations, the relations between nations within Asia, and also the flow of people, goods, and ideas within Asia and globally.

Europe
Ancient Europe 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World (2004) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
This encyclopedia explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 BC to AD 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world.

Celtic Culture : a Historical Encyclopedia (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
The most comprehensive reference resource on Celtic culture; an encyclopedia written by and for scholars, yet accessible to all.

Dictionary of the Holocaust : Biography, Geography, and Terminology (1997) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture (2004) (Gale)---Colgate users only
The Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture spans prehistoric times to the present, and treats both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists in history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts and other fields.

Encyclopedia of Russian History (2004) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Providing a comprehensive discussion of the people, politics, economics, religion, culture, and social systems of Russia, this work spans the time from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation fall of the Soviet Union. It provides the necessary information for readers to obtain a greater understanding of and appreciation for Russia in all of its many spheres.

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (2002) (Oxford Digital Reference Collection) --- Colgate users only
Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses. Breaking conventional geographical boundaries, coverage includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures.

Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (2006) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
This comprehensive three-volume work on the French Revolution and Napoleon's rule and campaigns covers a wide range of military, political, social, and cultural events and personalities during a time of dramatic change in Europe.

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft : the Western Tradition (2006) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
The definitive compilation on witchcraft and witch hunting in the early modern era exploring significant people, places, beliefs, and events.

Encyclopedia of World War I : a political, social and military history (2005) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) -Colgate users only
Featuring a wealth of new information and the work of acclaimed scholars from around the world, this monumental resource is the new standard reference on the 20th century's most influential conflict.

Encyclopedia of World War II: a Political, Social, and Military History (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
From the preface: This encyclopedia treats the causes, the course, and, to some extent, the effects of the war. With the exception of introductory essays, as well as the glossary of terms and the selective bibliography, all entries are arranged alphabetically. These cover the major theaters of war, the campaigns, the individual battles, the major weapons systems, the diplomatic conferences, and the key individuals on all sides of the conflict. We have also included entries on the home fronts and on the role of women in the war, and we have sought to address some of the war’s historiographical controversies and major turning points.

Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (2004) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution. Includes 1,150 articles written by eminent scholars covering major topics in art, government, and education as well as providing biographical entries on key figures of the period. Also covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish Inquisition, Utopia and others.

Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire (2006) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
The time period between the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I is one of the most studied periods in history. The heavily researched era is singled out in this exciting new five-volume set covering the important people and the major events and developments in Europe. Broad in scope, the contributions of about 600 scholars across the globe are conveniently collected in a single encyclopedia that encompasses all areas of human endeavor. With a thoughtful index and accessible prose, readers can easily gather specific information or leisurely explore the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as its political, military and economic developments. The collection of 868 articles illustrates the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era on Europe, and the transformation of its political, social, and cultural institutions by the forces of industrialization, nationalism, mass politics, imperialism, great power rivalries and innovative cultural change. Each article includes a bibliography, some annotated.

Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction (2006) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
he tumultuous recent century of Europe's history is traced in this five-volume set, which picks up the story begun in its companion set, Europe 1789-1914. Profiling the age of war and reconstruction, Europe Since 1914 details European history from the Bolshevik Revolution to the European Union, linking it to the history of the rest of the world. Many transofrmations in the European story are covered in this easily accessible collection of about 675 illustrations and 920 articles: Europe sundered by war and genocide, Europe reconfigured after World War II and the Cold War, and Europe making a new place for itself on the world stage. Writeen by about 500 leading experts from universities all over the world, the set effectively coveres a broad scope, encompassing the period's scientific and economic, social and cultural, political and military developments.

Former Soviet Union's diverse peoples : a reference sourcebook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance (2003) (Oxford Digital Reference Collection) --- Colgate users only
This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation (1996) (Oxford Digital Reference Collection) --- Colgate users only
This encyclopedia is the definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. This broadly cast, interdisciplinary definition allows for a comprehensive social and intellectual history of early modern Europe.

Personal Perspectives : World War I (2005) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) ---Colgate users only
"First-hand accounts brings to life the "War to End All Wars."

Personal Perspectives : World War II (2005) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) ---Colgate users only
A compelling account of the personal experiences of groups who were affected by World War II, both on and off the battlefields.

Middle East and North Africa

Ancient Mesopotamia : New Perspectives (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
The first general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area's major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (2004) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations' involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy, and government.

United States

American West (2003) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only
"Over 500 entries covering every key event, individual, cultural tradition, and technology associated with the American West."  book jacket
see also- Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West

American History Through Literature 1820-1870 (Gale, 2006)---Colgate users only
American History Through Literature 1870-1920 (Gale, 2006)---Colgate users only
These sets present literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

Americans at War (Gale, 2005)---Colgate users only
This unique, four-volume set explains to students how mobilization for war and how wars themselves have altered the fabric of everyday life. Written by scholars in the fields of history, literature and the arts, sociology, law, political science and psychology, the encyclopedia places major American conflicts -- from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism -- in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the homefront. Articles include biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations and monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, humor, and music.

Borderlands Encyclopedia (1998-)
The Borderlands Encyclopedia ("Enciclopedia de la Frontera") is that educational multimedia courseware, providing educators and students, at all levels of the educational system, important and timely information about the U.S.-Mexico border as it is evolving today. The materials will be delivered in a bilingual, Spanish and English format.

Civil Rights Movement (2000) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Civil War Battlefield Guide (1998) (Houghton Mifflin)

Constitutional Convention of 1787: a Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Dictionary of American History (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history : the Black experience in the Americas
(Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (2002)--Colgate users only
Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]
Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West’s development

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library] 2006 ---Colgate users only
This encyclopedia profiles both lesser-known and famous battles throughout the period 1763-1783. It also features biographies of key participants and details regarding campaigns and strategy, battles, skirmishes, naval actions, weaponry, political issues and events, popular legends, and the participation of European powers.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library] 2006 ---Colgate users only
Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History (2006) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) ---Colgate users only
This definitive scholarly reference on the American Revolution—written by acclaimed researchers and military experts from around the world—covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (2003) (Gale)---Colgate users only
wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on Depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society, and culture.

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History (2000) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
Comprehensive, authoritative, well written, cross-referenced, its 1600+ articles range from a column to several pages in length, covering every conceivable subject and significant person connected with the causes, course, and consequences of the war—from the Free Soil Party and the Wilmot Proviso to the Freedmen’s Bureau and the Thirteenth Amendment; from John C. Calhoun and George Fitzhugh to Duncan Kenner and the Confederacy’s last-ditch effort to enlist African-American soldiers; from the firing on Star of the West in January 1861 to the CSS Shenandoah’s rampage among American whalers in the Pacific during the summer of 1865.

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History (1998) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
From the introduction: Our primary motivation was to select documents that show the thinking of officials both in Vietnam and in Washington, D.C., and reflect changes in U.S. policy. Other documents included here should be useful as references by simply spelling out provisions or specific agreements.

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft : the Western Tradition (2006) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
The definitive compilation on witchcraft and witch hunting in the early modern era exploring significant people, places, beliefs, and events.

Encyclopedia of World War I : a political, social and military history (2005) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) -Colgate users only
Featuring a wealth of new information and the work of acclaimed scholars from around the world, this monumental resource is the new standard reference on the 20th century's most influential conflict.

Encyclopedia of World War II: a Political, Social, and Military History (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
From the preface: This encyclopedia treats the causes, the course, and, to some extent, the effects of the war. With the exception of introductory essays, as well as the glossary of terms and the selective bibliography, all entries are arranged alphabetically. These cover the major theaters of war, the campaigns, the individual battles, the major weapons systems, the diplomatic conferences, and the key individuals on all sides of the conflict. We have also included entries on the home fronts and on the role of women in the war, and we have sought to address some of the war’s historiographical controversies and major turning points.

Epidemics and pandemics: their impacts on human history (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
Balancing current and historical issues, this volume of essays covers the most significant worldwide epidemics from the Black Death to AIDS.

Great American History Fact-finder (Houghton Mifflin)

Historic Cities of the Americas: an Illustrated Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Historical Encyclopedia of U. S. Presidential Use of Force, 1789-2000 (2001) (NetLibrary)

Industrial Revolution in America: Automobiles, Mining and Petroleum, Textiles (2006) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) ---Colgate users only

Personal Perspectives : World War I (2005) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) ---Colgate users only
"First-hand accounts brings to life the "War to End All Wars."

Personal Perspectives : World War II (2005) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) ---Colgate users only
A compelling account of the personal experiences of groups who were affected by World War II, both on and off the battlefields.

Reader's Companion to American History (1991) (Houghton Mifflin)

Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History (1998) (Houghton Mifflin)

Vietnam Experience : A Concise Encyclopedia of American Literature, Songs, and Films (1998) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

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Horticulture

Armitage's Garden Perennials: A Color Encyclopedia  (2000) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only 

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Law

Invasion of Privacy: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Internet and the law: technology society and compromises (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
This encyclopedia covers legal issues relating to information technology and the Internet.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (2000) (Gale)---Colgate users only
This six-volume edition of the 1987 Dartmouth Medal-winner includes all of the material from the original four-volume set and 1992 Supplement, as well as updated original articles and new articles covering concepts and court cases since 1992. Appendices include a case index and primary documents.

'Lectric Law Library Reference Room
Includes a legal lexicon and encyclopedia. This many faceted site is a bit irreverent in tone, but very useful.

Major Acts of Congress (GaleGroup) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Marriage on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Nolo's Legal Encyclopedia
Commercial publication with free access. Uses a broad subject approach. Presents material which explains how to do legal research.

Rehnquist Court: justices, rulings, and legacy (2006) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
A detailed look at the Rehnquist Court's key figures, rulings, and major changes to U.S. constitutional law.

Unreasonable Searches and Seizures : Rights and Liberties under the Law (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
A timely, historical look at Fourth Amendment jurisprudence, covering more than two centuries of search-and-seizure law, from landmark judicial decisions to enduring controversies.

U.S. Homeland Security : a reference handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)---Colgate users only
A legal scholar details the creation and function of the Department of Homeland Security, placing it in historical context.

USA Patriot Act : a reference book (2004)(ABC-Clio Ebooks)---Colgate users only
The USA Patriot Act: A Reference Handbook is an in-depth examination of the difficult wartime task of balancing civil liberties against national security.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law (2004) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

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Literature

African American Authors, 1745-1945: Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (2000) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

American History Through Literature 1820-1870 (Gale, 2006)---Colgate users only

American History Through Literature 1870-1920 (Gale, 2006)---Colgate users only
These sets present literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature  (2000) (Bartleby.com)
Digitized version of: The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1907-1917 and Cambridge History of American Literature, 1917-1921.  Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature (2001) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism (Johns Hopkins Press) --Colgate users only

Literary Encyclopedia
Approximately 2550 profiles of writers by literary scholars. Also provides links to representative works and to online bookstores.

Literature Resource Center (GaleGroup) --Colgate users only

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature (2004) (Oxford Digital Reference Collection) --- Colgate users only
This award-winning Encyclopedia surveys the vibrant terrain of American literature in 350 essays from leading scholars, encompassing the range and depth of American literary history from the 1600s to the present day. The Encyclopedia includes essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes. No mere catalog of dates, events, and synopses, the Encyclopedia's articles offer historical perspective and social context along with a range of possibilities with regard to critical approach.

Oxford Encyclopeia of British Literature (2005) (Oxford Digital Reference Collection) --- Colgate users only
The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin). It includes substantial accounts of individual authors (e.g., Spenser, Pope, Austen) and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions, whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant (e.g., The Stationers' Company, the sonnet, the ‘School of Night, ’ or the Sublime).

Oxford Encyclopeia of Children's Literature (2005) (Oxford Digital Reference Collection) --- Colgate users only
Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors, the Encyclopedia comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. With a global perspective that pays attention to significant international trends and the multicultural expansion of the field, it includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are feature essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.

Reference Guide to World Literature (2003) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Contains biographical and critical essays on authors from throughout the world, as well as essays covering specific work or works of an author, with criticism and analysis of those works.

Science-fiction : The Gernsback Years : a Complete Coverage of the Genre Magazines ... From 1926 Through 1936 (1998) (NetLibrary) --- Colgate users only

Twayne Authors Series (Gale Group)

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Medicine

Epidemics and pandemics: their impacts on human history (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Global AIDS crisis : a reference handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

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Music

Brazilian Music : Northeastern Traditions and the Heartbeat of a Modern Nation (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Grove Music Online: New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online---Colgate users only
Grove Music Online is an integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition; 29 volumes), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition; 3 volumes). Grove Music Online will be updated annually to ensure it remains the most up to date music reference work on the Internet.

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Mythology

Handbook of classical mythology (2004) (ABC-Clio Ebooks)
An introduction to the mythological world of the Greeks and the Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary of key characters, objects, and events.

Encyclopedia Mythica
This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, magic, and more. It contains over 4200 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world. More articles are being added. Site created by Micha Lindemans. Editorial Board is identified, as well as a list of individual contributors.

Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained (2003) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Responds to the surging interest among students for information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural, and other mysterious phenomena. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate.  Covers the history, people, and practices related to each topic, as well as popular literature, television programs, and movies related to the subject.

Handbook of Chinese Mythology (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Handbook of Hindu mythology (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Handbook of Inca mythology (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Handbook of Inca mythology (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Handbook of Japanese mythology (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Handbook of Mesoamerican mythology (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Handbook of Native American Mythology (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

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Native American Studies

ABC-CLIO companion to the Native American rights movement (1996)(ABC-Clio Ebooks)

American Indian Religious Traditions: an encyclopedia (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Encyclopedia of North American Indians (1996) (Houghton Mifflin)

Native America today : a guide to community politics and culture (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Native American Issues: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Native American Literatures: An encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors, and Themes (1999) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users only
From the Introduction: The volume features four kinds of articles: on individual authors, on individual works, on important characters in works, and on terms or events of historical importance that figure in many of the works.

Native Americans and political participation (2003) (ABC-Clio) --- Colgate users only
A remarkable rediscovery of Native American government, political participation, and political theory spanning 1,000 years.

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Philosophy

Companion to Metaphysics (1999) (NetLibrary) --- Colgate users only

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy are currently from three sources (1) adaptations from public domain sources, (2) adaptations of material written by the editor for classroom purposes, and (3) original contributions by professional philosophers around the Internet.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy --- Colgate users only
The online version of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Published in June 1998 in print and CD-ROM editions, this was the first multi-volume encyclopedia released in the discipline for over thirty years.  Like the print and CD-ROM editions, REP Online features over 2000 original articles from over 1300 leading international experts across the discipline of philosophy. The articles cover an unparalleled breadth of subject matter, including Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental and contemporary philosophy. With a summary providing a rapid orientation at the beginning of every in-depth article, the Encyclopedia is specially designed to meet the needs of all levels of users.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a dynamic encyclopedia in which each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field (the authors are given direct electronic access to their entries). The entries and their modifications are evaluated by an Editorial Board.  The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is published by the Center for the Study of Language and Information (John Perry, Director) at Stanford University. It was designed and implemented as a project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at CSLI.

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Political Science

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought (2000) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Conservative Christians and political participation : a reference handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Defense and Security : A Compendium of National Armed Forces and Security Policies (2005) (ABC-Clio Ebooks) --Colgate Users only
An authoritative, up-to-date examination of the national security and defense policies of 50 influential nations and regions across the globe.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

East Asian Americans and Political Participation: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (2002) (Gale Reference)---Colgate Users only
Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (2005) (Gale)---Colgate users only
The Encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity. It also delves into depictions and manifestations of the phenomenon, such as propaganda, sociological and philosophical explanations, literature and film.

Europa World Plus (Europa)

Latino Americans and Political Participation: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Major Acts of Congress (2004) (Gale)---Colgate users only
An illustrated encyclopedia of congressional acts from the earliest days of the American republic up through recent years.

Native Americans and political participation (2003) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
A remarkable rediscovery of Native American government, political participation, and political theory spanning 1,000 years.

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Psychology

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science(2001) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006)(GaleGroup)---Colgate users only
Presents a thorough overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. Coverage includes contributions from all major areas, including social, developmental, methodological, clinical, industrial/organizational, and health, educational, school, and family psychology. Entries cover topics as diverse as academic achievement, acculturation, affirmative action, community interventions, education, health, immigrants, prejudice, racial identity development, social ecology, stereotyping, teaching multiculturalism, tokenism, values, violence, worldviews, and more.

Psychology and Mental Health(2001) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

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Religion

American Indian Religious Traditions: an encyclopedia (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Antisemitism: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks) -Colgate users only

Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought (1999) (NetLibrary)---Colgate uses only

Buddhism in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives (ABC-Clio Ebooks) -Colgate users only
A comprehensive overview of modern Buddhism across cultures, showing how this ancient religion has adapted to recent social and political change.

Catholic Encyclopedia
Web version of the 1917 encyclopedia. See online catalog for the information about the print editions of the New Catholic Encyclopedia.

Conservative Christians and political participation : a reference handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Encyclopedia of American Religions (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Encyclopedia of Buddhism(2004) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Daoism, Islam, and Christianity.

Encyclopedia Judaica (2007) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Colgate Case Library also owns the print edition--Case Reference DS102.8 .E496.

Encyclopedia of Islam---Currently unavailable in electronic format
Colgate Case Library also owns the print edition--Case Reference DS37 .E523

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World(2003) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more.

Encyclopedia of Religion-(2005)-(Gale)---Colgate users only
The second edition of this highly regarded encyclopedia, intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries -- many heavily updated -- as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of the first edition's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (2003) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Addresses the interactions, contradictions, and tensions between science and religion, both historically and in contemporary life. The set examines technologies like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and continuing developments in neurophysiology against the backdrop of deeply-held religious beliefs. In addition, phenomena such as the Church of Scientology are also studied, along with more traditional issues, such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft : the Western Tradition (2006) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
The definitive compilation on witchcraft and witch hunting in the early modern era exploring significant people, places, beliefs, and events.

Interdisciplinary Encyclopaedia of Religion and Science
Sponsored by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at Berkeley, this translation provides a Catholic theologian perspective of the relationship between religion and science.

Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture: an Encyclopedia (2003) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
From the Introduction: This book sets out to focus on as many aspects as possible of the phenomenon of Jesus in the past two thousand years: first, as a figure of the first century; then as the object of both thought and devotion in every succeeding period, giving rise to both brilliance and complexity; also as a major influence and subject in art, music, and literature, down to the present.

Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906.
The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations. This online version contains the unedited contents of the original encyclopedia. Since the original work was completed almost 100 years ago, it does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish History (e.g., the creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.). The library has the print version--Location Case Main 203 J55.

Marriage Customs of the World: From Henna to Honeymoons (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

New Catholic Encyclopedia (2000) (Gale)---Colgate users only
A standard in public, academic, and high school libraries worldwide, and prized for its scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, this book is the first place to turn for answers for questions on topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. In addition to the hundreds of new, signed articles on a wide variety of topics, this edition also features biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations. The 15th volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia

New Catholic Encyclopedia Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years (2000) (Gale)---Colgate users only
This supplement focuses on the pontificate of John Paul II and includes thematic essays that present the man and his work.

Oxford Dictionary of Saints (1997) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation (1996) (Oxford Digital Reference Collection) --- Colgate users only
This encyclopedia is the definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. This broadly cast, interdisciplinary definition allows for a comprehensive social and intellectual history of early modern Europe.

Puritans and Puritanism inEurope and America : a Comprehensive Encyclopedia (2005) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
This exhaustive treatment of the Puritan movement covers its doctrines, its people, its effects on politics and culture, and its enduring legacy in modern Britain and America.

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Science

Genetic Engineering: a reference handbook (2006) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
From Dolly the sheep to Frankenfood, life-saving medicines, and beyond, this insightful work describes the technology and controversy behind genetic engineering.

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Social Science

Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Perspective (2003) (ABC-CLIO) ---Colgate users only
No other reference work attempts to present the history of beverage alcohol as a commercial product, cultural icon, behavioral solvent, object of medicosociological research, and political issue. Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History has been designed to fulfill this multifaceted purpose.

Antisemitism: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks) -Colgate users only
A survey of the historical, political, and sociological contexts of antisemitism in more than 50 countries.

Cults: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks) -Colgate users only
With overviews of the principal cult groups, personalities, and issues, this second edition offers an up-to-date, concise, yet thorough coverage of this fascinating and controversial topic.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (2001) (Gale)---Colgate users only
This uniquely interdisciplinary resource covers legal, sociological, psychological, historical, and economic aspects of crime and justice worldwide. Entries cover civil and criminal issues, from domestic violence to terrorism. Entries cite pertinent legal cases as well as publications for further information. Also includes a glossary of related terms.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior (2000) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Specifically addressing the new frontiers that have opened in the area of addictive studies, the volumes explore not only the biological basis for addiction, but also recent enhancements in diagnosis and treatment.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (2002) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Presents 600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini. Students, academics, and general researchers will find entries on everything from food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines. Entries range from 250 to 10,000 words each and are supplemented by 400 photographs and illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, timelines, and a comprehensive index

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006)(GaleGroup)---Colgate users only
Presents a thorough overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. Coverage includes contributions from all major areas, including social, developmental, methodological, clinical, industrial/organizational, and health, educational, school, and family psychology. Entries cover topics as diverse as academic achievement, acculturation, affirmative action, community interventions, education, health, immigrants, prejudice, racial identity development, social ecology, stereotyping, teaching multiculturalism, tokenism, values, violence, worldviews, and more.

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology (2002) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Covers recent and historical phenomena, topics, concepts, cults, personalities, organizations, and publications associated with the fields of occultism and parapsychology. Includes over 2,000 biographies of prominent individuals and personalities in these fields; country entries on the development of occultism and parapsychology; and pro and con narrative on some of the controversial topics.

Encyclopedia of Population (2003) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Provides expanded, up-to-date coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Designed to encompass the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years, topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries; low fertility rates and problems of old-age support; the environmental impact of a dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and much more

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America (Gale Group) [part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library]

Encyclopedia of Social Theory (Gale)---Colgate users only
Reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. The encyclopedia examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

Encyclopedia of Sociology (2000) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Winner of the 1993 Dartmouth Medal, this classic reference has been updated to reflect the many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy, and epidemiology

Encyclopedia of World Cultures Colgage Users Only
This online resource is equivalent to the print Encyclopedia of World Cultures, CASE REF GN307 E53

Europa World Plus (Europa)

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (2003) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Contains 8,000 to 12,000 word essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section.

Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook (2006)(ABC-Clio Ebooks) --Colgate users only
This balanced, objective examination of the gun control debate in America gives the general reader access to contemporary research on both sides of the argument.

Immigration and Asylum : from 1900 to the Present (2005)(ABC-Clio Ebooks) --Colgate users only
A comprehensive and timely examination of the history and current status of immigrants and refugees—their stories, the events that led to their movement, and the place of these movements in contemporary history and politics.

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (2003) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Adopts an international, cross-cultural approach to such diverse topics as adolescent parenthood, family planning, cohabitation, widowhood, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, codependency, and commuter marriages. Includes articles specific to countries and religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.

LGBT, Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America (2004) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Provides a comprehensive survey of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States. Includes approximately 545 articles ranging from short biographical entries to longer essays surveying topics such as the Stonewall riots, federal law and policy, same sex institutions, and AIDS.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (2002) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Comprehensive exploration of the place of death in contemporary life. Coverage of topics is broad and multi-disciplinary.

Marriage Customs of the World: From Henna to Honeymoons (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Marriage on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

New Slavery: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Social Trends and Indicators USA (2003) (Gale Reference)---Colgate users only
Provides detailed statistics on social issues paired with expert analyses of the statistics. Statistics are gathered from respected sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Social Security Administration; data is also gathered from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and stock exchanges. Additional features include appendices presenting highly detailed historical data series and a cumulative index.

Sociology Basics (2000) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (1999) (Gale)---Colgate users only
Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays

Tobacco in History and Culture (2004) (Gale) ---Colgate users only
Tobacco in History and Culture explores how tobacco became one of the most important commodities in the history of world trade and the source of one of the biggest public health concerns in modern history. It has affected agriculture, religion, social customs, business and trade, government policy and medicine in many countries. The unique and innovative reference work presents entries on all aspects of tobacco and from a global perspective, providing support for assignments at many levels and in a variety of fields, including history, economics, government and health.

Violence in the Media: a Reference Handbook (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Encyclopedia of Worldwide Policy, Technology, and History (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

World Population: a reference handbook (2006) (ABC-Clio) ---Colgate users
Exhaustively updated, this second edition provides a current assessment of world population and the range of economic, social, and environmental issues it raises.

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Sports

SportQuest (SIRC)
"SPORTQuest is the web site created by SIRC to service coaches, athletes, teachers, students, parents and general fitness enthusiasts. This free directory of sport sites offers an array of resources for training, sport conferences, sports science and medicine, amateur and professional sports, statistics and results, news…the list is endless." SIRC press release.

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Telecommunications

Computer Telephony Encyclopedia  (2000) (NetLibrary)---Colgate users only

Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (2000) (NetLibrary)  2000---Colgate users only

Internet : a historical encyclopedia (ABC-Clio Ebooks)

Internet and the law: technology society and compromises (2005) (ABC-Clio)---Colgate users only
This encyclopedia covers legal issues relating to information technology and the Internet.

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