Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings.
BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada. It contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and now features recordings of the songs and calls of their species, recordings selected from the extensive collection of Cornell's Macaulay Library.
The English edition of the authoritative DER NEUE PAULY. 15 volumes are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity and cover more than two thousand years of history. 5 volumes are uniquely concerned with the long and influential aftermath of antiquity.
The Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques comprises extensive articles on 20 centuries of Church history. It contains 70,000 entries and is enriched with over 2200 biographical notes drawn from Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches. It is the online version of the reference work published by Letouzey et Ané. Limited to 3 concurrent users.
Consists of a fully searchable and browse-able, authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database, and articles not found in the print Britannica.
Documents the full range of the African American experience between 1619 and 1895. Covers a wide range of topics, offers brief biographies, selective bibliographies and cross-references, and a chronology of major events.
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 Americans on the American cultural landscape.
Identifies live, print and electronic sources of information listed under alphabetically arranged subjects--industries and business concepts and practices. (Click on 'Libraries & Info Sources on the right hand side to access the encyclopedia.)
A comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present.
Intended to provide new scholarly articles in the field of Religion and Science. These articles were written primarily by European authors and are available here in translation. Supported by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.
This onlilne directory is the continuation of the printed editions. It contains the names and addresses of specialists from over 70 different countries with (for the majority) their fields of study. You can search by name or browse by last name. Limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Covers historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics. Special attention is given to interrelations within these branches of the field and to relations of linguistics with other disciplines.
Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.
Provides a comprehensive historical survey of ideas and scholars from Plato to modern times, examining developments in other disciplines which have shaped literary theory and criticism.
A comprehensive analytical resource covering the whole of public international law that represents a new edition of the print version published between 1991 and 2001. New and updated content will be added on a rolling basis.
Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict.
Provides the most accurate and up-to-date information on America's museums. Currently lists over 14,400 institutions of every size and type in all 50 states, including museums, houses/sites, planetariums, science-technology centers, art galleries/centers, aquariums and zoological parks. Information includes size, budget information, personnel, subject concentration, annual attendance and house publications. NOTE: This is a Loyola subscription database. Limited to ONE user at a time. LUC users do not need to log in.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history. Unprecedented in scale, DAB covers the whole continent from Tunisia to South Africa, from Sierra Leone to Somalia. It also encompasses the full scope of history from Queen Hatsheput of Egypt (1490–1468 BCE) and Hannibal, the military commander and strategist of Carthage (243–183 BCE), to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (1909–1972), Miriam Makeba, and Nelson Mandela of South Africa (b. 1918). Subjects are drawn from all walks of life, including philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people.
A comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora including major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion, along with historical figures and social movements.
Offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries.
Over 900 A-to-Z articles of the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 120 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation.
Provides information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. Entries range from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres and movements.
The definitive reference work for women in history, with over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
An international and interdisciplinary work which covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Offers a clear background on geographically distinctive laws, their origins, and their consequences throughout world history.
Provides exclusive information on nearly 20,000 U.S. and international advertisers who each spend more than $200,000 annually on advertising. Each listing includes advertising expenditures by media, current agency, fiscal year-end and annual sales, contact information on key personnel, brand name info, S.I.C. & NAICS classifications, and other key data. This resource also includes detailed profiles of nearly 15,000 U.S. and international advertising agencies, including accounts represented by each agency, fields of specialization, breakdown of gross billings by media, contact information on agency personnel and much more.
Founded in 1900, the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique presents articles covering the entire history of Christianity. All of these articles are based on original source research and often develop innovative aspects in the area of historical methodology. They are published essentially in French and English, and exceptionally in German. Besides its articles, the Revue offers the reader recensions of recent books dealing with Church history in the large sense, in the form of critical reviews or brief descriptions. These recensions try to cover the most important publications in this sector. Added to that is a chronicle describing, by country, conferences, distinctions, doctoral theses, etc. Limited to 3 concurrent users.
Concise one-volume encyclopedia for students at all levels. Fifth Edition covers such new topics as nanotechnology, fuel cell technology, combinational chemistry, and materials science.