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Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

Encyclopedia Americana Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Encyclopedia Americana is a general encyclopedia first published in 1929. This encyclopedia is designed to introduce specialized knowledge in a variety of academic disciplines to a general audience. This encyclopedia is ideal for the undergraduate student who encounters an unfamiliar academic concept or term. 30 vols.
Location: 1st Fl Reference AE5.E333 2004


Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The 650 alphabetically arranged, signed entries cover a range of topics from the general (Alcohol, History, Painting) to the specific (Zoot Suit Riots, Proposition 187, Congressional Hispanic Caucus). There is an entry on each of the 50 states, and numerous biographical entries. Each entry ends with a list of the related articles found in the set, a bibliography, and, sometimes, a list of selected Web sites
Location: 1st Fl Reference E 184 .S75 E587 2005


Encyclopedia of American Business Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
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Call number: HF 1001 .E463 2004


Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
E 169.1 .E624 2001, 3 vols.


Encyclopedia of American Political History Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
E 183 .E48 2001


Encyclopedia of Black Studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
For students seeking a good grounding in Afrocentricity, this is an excellent place to start. Articles cover many of the basics of the field, from concepts and theories (Diaspora, Black nationalism), to selected books important in laying out Afrocentric ideas (Black Athena, Mis-Education of the Negro), to a short article on Diopian historiography. One of the most concise and understandable explanations of Ebonics can be found in this text. Those who confuse African American studies with black studies may find some glaring omissions. There are no entries on Martin Luther King or Malcolm X (although numerous reference to both can be traced through the index). However, there are a two-page article on Marie Laveau and a page and a half on the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Location: 1st Fl Reference E185 .E554 2005


Encyclopedia of gender and society Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This two-volume encyclopedia published in 2009 covers the social history of men and women. It is available in print and electronic form.
1st Fl Reference - HQ1115 .E54 2009


Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A scholarly work about Islamic cultures, religion, history and politics. A team of international scholars is responsible for the 515 entries, which are arranged alphabetically and range from 200 to 5,000 words in length. Many include some sort of illustration and end with helpful "see also" references and excellent supplemental bibliographies.
Location: 1st Flo Reference BP 40 .E525 2004, 2 vols.


Encyclopedia of New York State Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
F 119 .E53 2005


Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
GN 495.6 .C37 2004


Encyclopedia of the American Constitution Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This 6 volume work covers U.S. constitutional law.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - KF4548 .E53 2000


Encyclopedia of World Biography Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed. Includes bibliographical references and index. 17 vols.
Location: 1st Fl Reference CT103.E56 1998


Encyclopedia of World War II: A political, social and military history Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Introductory essays provide an overview of the war, its origins, and its legacy. These are followed by lengthy, alphabetically arranged, topical entries. Descriptions of individuals, atrocities, weapons, military tactics, campaigns, and battles are accompanied by statistical charts and black-and-white maps and photos. Controversies are explored as are the roles of women, music, art, propaganda, and the homefront during the war.
Location: 1st Fl Reference D740.E516 2005


World Book Encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students. Includes research guide and index. 22 vols.
Location: 1st Fl Reference AE5 .W55 2002


Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This work contains factual and statistical information on the countries of the world exhibited in consistent format under headings such as topography, public finance, population, language, and ethnic composition. 6 vols.
Location: 1st Fl Reference G 63 .W67 2001


Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This encyclopedia covers all the states with regard to location, size, topography, climate, population, ethnic groups, religion, history, political parties, economy, income, labor, agriculture etc, all contained in a one-volume work. Each state is described in a separate sections, along with full-color state maps and more than 250 tables of useful information. 1 vol.
Location: 1st Fl Reference E 156 .W67 2004


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks available online.

Brill's New Pauly - Encyclopedia Of The Ancient World Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online edition of Brill's New Pauly, the authoritative encyclopedia of the ancient world. Fifteen volumes (Antiquity, 1-15) are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity and cover more than 2,000 years of history, ranging from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe. Five volumes (Classical Tradition, I-V) are uniquely concerned with the long and influential aftermath of antiquity and the process of continuous reinterpretation and revaluation of the ancient heritage, including the history of classical scholarship. Available in English and German.


Encyclopedia of World Biography [Electronic Resource] Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text encyclopedia; useful for locating world facts, topical overviews, and personal biographies.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Grolier Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search full text encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.


Oxford Reference Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of online reference books in all fields of study including dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and subject reference works. Search by keyword or browse titles by subject.


Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers women of historical interest worldwide, from around 3100 BCE to the modern age, from every walk of life -- artists, pirates, scientists, athletes, philanthropists, adventurers, politicians, pacifists, saints, and courtesans. This work is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library and allows users to search directly within its contents.


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