AccessScience is a collection of science reference materials with full search capabilities of the 10th edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology. AccessScience also includes access to 110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, biographies of scientists, late-breaking science and technology news, and bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations. It provides links to evaluated related learning resources including web sites, study guides, and images. Includes a Q&A section that is updated weekly.
In-depth coverage of more than 15,000 years of culture, legends, and leaders. More than 500 Native American groups are covered in hyper-linked entries, including primary source documents, biographies, maps and charts, images, and timelines. The database also features searchable tribe and culture area indexes, as well as the ability to search for tribes by region. Web links direct users to a number of relevant educational sites.
Features over 18,300 biographies, including the 17,435 original biographies from the print edition. New biographies are added and others revised semi-annually -- including articles on recently deceased notables as well as figures from the past who were not subjects in the print edition. Over 900 articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History provide historical and social context to the biographies. Includes over 2,500 illustrations with more added with each update. The bibliographies are updated regularly.
The Columbia Gazetteer of the World includes information on demography; physical geography; political boundaries; industry, trade, and service activities; agriculture; cultural, historical, and archeological points of interest; transportation lines; longitude, latitude, and elevations; distance to relevant places; pronunciations; official local government place-names and changed or variant names and spellings. Article length varies from a brief notation on a small village to an essay on a country or region. The Gazetteer includes every incorporated place and county in the United States, along with several thousand unincorporated places, special-purpose sites, and physical features. There are a total of 40,000 entries for the United States. Historically noteworthy locations, such as archeological and biblical sites and ancient cities, towns, trade routes, and geographic features, supplement the coverage of the modern world.
First published in 1904, Granger's has been the definitive source in English for locating a poem in anthologies on library shelves. The online version includes full text of 250,000 poems, biographies of poets, and a series of key Columbia poetry titles: The Classic Hundred Poems -- a fully annotated anthology of the one hundred poems that, in the Granger's database, are most frequently anthologized; The Top 500 Poems -- an annotated anthology of the 500 poems that, in the Granger's database, are most frequently anthologized; The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies, editions 8-12 -- an index to poetry in anthologies; The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Collected and Selected Works, editions 1-2 -- an index to poems in the other main type of poetry book found on library shelves; and The Columbia Granger's Index to African-American Poetry -- an index to 65 volumes of the best poetry by African Americans.
Online reference library that provides access to a growing selection of reference books. Includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, and a range of subject-specific titles from art to accountancy and literature to law. Credo Reference generates a network of cross-references that provide an easy-to-follow trail to related information contained anywhere within the library.
Europa World Plus is the online version of The Europa World Year Book and the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. The year book, first published in 1926, covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories. Europa World Plus combines the world-wide coverage of The Europa World Year Book with regular online updates. This Web version delivers economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a listing of some 1900 international organizations. The nine-volume Regional Surveys of the World series includes Africa South of the Sahara; Central and South-Eastern Europe; Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia; The Far East and Australasia; The Middle East and North Africa; South America, Central America and the Caribbean; South Asia; The USA and Canada; and Western Europe. These volumes provide in-depth, expert analysis at regional, sub-regional and country level.
Oxford Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.), edited by Jane Turner; The Oxford Companion to Western Art (2001), edited by Hugh Brigstocke; Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (1998), edited by Michael Kelley; and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms by Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke. There are annual additions of new material and updates to the text, plus extensive image links and all the sophisticated search advantages possible with an online reference source.
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Salem Press titles in literature, history, science, and health. Includes Magill's Literary Annual 1977-current, Masterplots, Magill's Medical Guide, the Great Events and Great Lives from History reference series, and several science encyclopedias.