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21st Century Geography: a Reference HandbookIn this handbook, geography is represented in six section topics that comprise 70 chapters: Physical and Environmental Geography; Human Geography; Nature and Society; Regions and Regional Perspectives; Geographic Information Science; and Applied and Professional Geography. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook highlights the topics, issues, questions and debates that any student obtaining a degree in the field of management must master to be effective in today's business world. Providing authoritative insight into the key issues covered in both undergraduate and corporate coursework, this resource offers a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The 100+ chapters provide material from all corners of psychological studies including the biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and clinical arenas. Coverage includes cutting-edge topics, such as human performance in extreme environments. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
21st Century Sociology21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
Acronym ServerSearch by acronym or word producing either an alphabetical listing of acronyms or listings of acronyms containing a particular word.Dictionaries/Thesauri
African Americans and the Presidents: Politics and Policies From Washington To TrumpThis reference work explores the American presidency in relation to issues of race concerning the African American community. It evaluates each of the forty-five American presidents' policies, cabinet appointments, and handling of race matters in the United States. Includes personal writings, a timeline that lists the name, party, term of office, and political background of each president, and chronological sections to provide a broad overview of each period. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Agricultural StatisticsAgricultural Statistics is published each year to meet the diverse need for a reliable reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns.Food/Agriculture
AIDS Sourcebook. 7th Ed.Provides consumer health information about transmission, testing, stages, and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with facts about prevention, related complications, and tips for living with HIV/AIDS. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Alcoholism Sourcebook. 5th Ed.Consumer health information about alcohol abuse, addiction, and related health effects, with facts about treatment and recovery. Includes index, glossary of related terms and other resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Almanac of American Politics 2020Analyzes elected political figures in the House and Senate, governors, big city mayors and the presidency. Detailed geographic, social, economic, political and cultural analyses are also provided for electoral districts, states and territories. Biographical information includes voting records and rankings by liberal and conservative political interest groups. Lists of historical election results, the current membership of House and Senate Committees and a list of major political interest groups are also included. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
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AMA Doctor FinderProvides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.Health/Medicine
AMA Manual of Style (11th ed.)The American Medical Association's guide for those seeking to publish research findings and anyone involved in medical, health, or scientific writing and publishing.Writing/Style Manuals
America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film RegistryA guide to the 500 most significant films made in the United States (selected by the Library of Congress's National Film Registry) including Hollywood classics as well as obscure art films, cartoon shorts, documentaries, industrial and student films, and newsreel footage. Includes complete cast and credits lists and historical and interpretive essays with biographical thumbnails of actors and directors. WIU USERS ONLY.Movies/Theater
American Attitudes: Who Thinks What about the Issues that Shape our LivesExamines attitudes by sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, education, and region about many topics within nine categories: Public Arena, Government and Politics, Science and Information, Religion, Work and Money, Family and Friends, Diversity, Personal Outlook, and Sexuality. Includes current and historical data, revealing many trends. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
American Buyers: Demographics of ShoppingPresents weekly and quarterly spending data, showing the percentage of households that buy individual products and services and how much buyers pay for them, all broken down by household income, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Includes buying data for apparel, entertainment, finance, food and alcohol, gifts, health care, household operations, shelter and utilities, transportation, personal care, reading, education, and tobacco. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
American Economy: a Historical EncyclopediaContains short entries on key individuals and on events, court cases, and legislation and longer essays on broader topics such as the effects of economic policy on education, insurance, the judiciary, and science and technology, from colonial times to the present. Also has selected primary sources--the various acts and policies that have established economic policy throughout U.S. history--and a comprehensive bibliography with full citations. WIU USERS ONLY.Economics/Finance
American Incomes: Demographics of Who Has MoneyExplores household income trends through 2014 by age, household type, race and Hispanic origin, education, region, and work status; examines trends in the incomes of men and women by a variety of demographic characteristics; and provides data on the wealth of American households, including household assets and debt. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
American Masculinities: a historical encyclopediaAmerican Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia is a first-of-its-kind reference, detailing developments in the growing field of men's studies. Encapsulating the current state of scholarly interpretation within the field of Men's Studies, it is designed to help students and scholars advance their studies, develop new questions for research, and stimulate new ways of exploring the history of American life. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Ancestry & Ethnicity in AmericaA comparative guide to over 200 ethnic backgrounds across the US, focusing on: Where We Come From, How We Identify Ourselves and Where We Live Now.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Animal Behavior Desk ReferenceProvides a common ground and platform for precise scientific communication in animal behavior, ecology, evolution, and related branches of biology. Emphasizes conceptual terms, rather than anatomical parts or taxonomic terms. Life Sciences
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Anti-Immigration in the United States: a Historical EncyclopediaIncludes entries on current anti-immigration ideas, events, policies, and figures, as well as on the history of anti-immigration sentiment throughout American history, covering every major historical period. Also contains essays that analyze race, gender, and class dynamics in more depth to provide a theoretical framework, and primary documents that illustrate anti-immigration sentiment. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook. 2nd Ed.Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook (2nd ed.) provides insight into the various ways people experience anxiety and its various types of disorders, including general anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
AnyWho DirectoryDeveloped by AT&T, this phone directory contains yellow and white pages, a reverse lookup tool, and links to international directories.Phone Numbers/Zip Codes
APA Dictionary of PsychologyMore than 25,000 authoritative entries across 90 subfields of psychology.Psychology
Atlas of the Human Brain. (4th Ed.)The Atlas of the Human Brain presents the anatomy of the brain at macroscopic and microscopic levels, featuring different aspects of brain morphology and topography. This greatly enlarged fourth edition provides the most detailed and accurate delineations of brain structure available. It includes features which assist in the new fields of neuroscience - functional imaging, resting state imaging and tractography - and is an essential guide to those working with human brain imaging or attempting to relate their observations on experimental animals to humans. WIU USERS ONLY.Life Sciences
Awards Central (IMDb)Provides links to recent and historical information on hundreds of film awards and ceremonies.Movies/Theater
Bartelby.comSearches a variety of quotation sources, dictionaries, thesauri, and other literary collections.Dictionaries/Thesauri
Basic Facts about the United NationsA comprehensive handbook that explains the structure of the United Nations, how it works, and the role played by its principal organs and organizations. Chapters explore UN contributions to international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights; humanitarian action, international law; and decolonization. Political Science/Government
Basics of APA StyleThis tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.Writing/Style Manuals
Best Customers: Demographics of Consumer DemandAnalyzes household spending on more than 300 products and services by age of householder, household income, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and educational attainment. Categories include alcoholic beverages, apparel, computers, education, entertainment, financial products and services, household furnishings, gifts, groceries, health care, housekeeping supplies, personal care products and services, reading material, restaurants, shelter and utilities, telephone, tobacco, transportation, and travel. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
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Bible GatewaySearch the Bible in various versions and languages.Religion
Big ChartsAn investment research web site providing access to a variety of research tools. Includes interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis, intraday stock screeners, as well as market news & commentary.Companies/Industries
Biography.comThis searchable database, sponsored by the A&E Biography television series, is based upon the Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia (1994).Biography
Biotechnology: In ContextExplores fundamental molecular processes and applications in medicine, agriculture, and industry. Provides the history and context surrounding political and policy controversies in biotechnology, with entries on court cases and legislation. Life Sciences
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality StudiesThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars in the overlapping areas of gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies; and acknowledges the growing interdisciplinary impact of these fields. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook. 5th Ed.Basic consumer health information about blood and circulatory system function, various circulatory disorders, and treatment options. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Brain Disorders Sourcebook. 5th Ed.Consumer health information about the diagnosis and treatment of acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain disorders, and degenerative diseases and conditions. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and a directory of resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Budget of the United StatesBudget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year.Political Science/Government
Bureau of Labor Statistics Databases & TablesTables of data on inflation & prices, employment & unemployment,pay & benefits, spending & time Use, productivity, workplace injuries, and more. Economics/Finance
Business Statistics of the United States 2020: Patterns of Economic Change (25th Ed.)Business Statistics of the United States provides a collection of data from as early as 1913, predominately from federal government sources, that reflects the nation's economic performance. It also contains several years of data in industrial and demographic detail including key indicators. Each chapter's introductory highlights, extensive notes, and figures help users to understand the data, use them appropriately, and, if desired, seek additional information from the source agencies. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
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Cancer Sourcebook (8th ed.)Consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms and other resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook (7th ed.)Basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular diseases, along with prevention strategies and concerns specific to men, women, children, and minority populations. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and directory of resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
CareerOneStopSponsored by the US Department of Labor, this site provides links to state-operated job banks and general employment information.Jobs/Careers
Charity NavigatorCharity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance: Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. Ratings show givers how efficiently a charity will use their support, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and the level of commitment to good governance, best practices, and openness with information. Consumer Info
Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook (5th ed.)Provides basic consumer health information about the physical and mental health of preadolescent children including common illnesses and injuries, disease prevention and screening, and wellness promotion. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Chronicle of Higher EducationHighlights and contents of the weekly edition, includes the job listings for that week. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
CIA World FactbookAn online edition of the print version. Provides alphabetical listings of countries and information concerning: geography, people, government, economy, communications and defense sources.Countries
Citing Bibliographic Sources: APAA short guide to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Includes sample bibliographic citations.Writing/Style Manuals
Citing Bibliographic Sources: ChicagoA short guide to the The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Briefly discusses the two basic citation systems: notes/bibliography and author-date. Includes sample bibliographic citations.Writing/Style Manuals
Citing Bibliographic Sources: MLAA short guide to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed (MLA Handbook). Includes sample bibliographic citations.Writing/Style Manuals
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Classical Social TheoristsVolume 1 of the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists contains essays on 18 major social theorists. Supplemented with comprehensive bibliographies on primary and secondary sources, with a brief reader's guide accompanying each essay. Addresses the continuing relevance of most theories and their importance to contemporary scholarship. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences features the full rundown of all CNN daily programming, using the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.Current Events
Coins and Currency: an Historical Encyclopedia (2nd ed.)This updated second edition offers numerous entries of historical commentary on the role of coins and currency in human events, politics, and the arts from the origin of coins in ancient Sumer, through advancements in metallurgy and minting machines to paper, plastic, and electronic moneys designed to ease trade and halt counterfeiting and other forms of theft. A timeline of monetary history, glossary, bibliography and photographs of coins and bills are included. WIU USERS ONLY.Economics/Finance
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook (6th ed.)Provides consumer health information about alternative and complementary medical therapies, including dietary supplements, mind-body medicine, and manipulative and body-based therapies, along with facts about alternative treatments for specific diseases and conditions. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Complete Costume DictionaryA dictionary of costume terms throughout history, with appendices for garment types, garments by country, and garment types by era. WIU USERS ONLY.Movies/Theater
Condition of Education (US)The Condition of Education summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents indicators on the status and condition of education, representing a consensus on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available. Education
Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military EncyclopediaConflict in Ancient Greece and Rome covers conflict in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, relating warfare to society, politics, economy, and culture. It examines major wars and other key conflicts, important generals and leaders, and Greek and Roman political, military, social, and cultural institutions. Contains maps and illustrations, a topically arranged bibliography, sourcebooks of primary sources in translation, and lists of the most interesting 'sound bites' attributed to Greek and Roman leaders in ancient times. WIU USERS ONLY.History (US Legislative Info)Offers full text of recent and current bills from Congress. Searchable by bill number or by key word(s). Current bills also searchable by subject and popular title. Other legislative information links provided.Political Science/Government
Congressional DirectoryThe official directory of the U.S. Congress, presenting: short biographies of each member of the Senate and House; committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers for Members of Congress; and lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries. Political Science/Government
Constitution Annotated"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation" is written in plain English for a wide audience. Both browsable and searchable, it provides a comprehensive record of how the Constitution has been interpreted over time. It includes discussions of the Supreme Court's latest decisions, along with many links to the documents themselves.Political Science/Government
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Consumer Product Information Database (cpid)The Consumer Product Information Database (cpid) currently links over 23,000 consumer brands to health effects; it has been designed to educate consumers about chemical ingredients of household products.Consumer Info
Contagious Diseases Sourcebook (4th ed.)Basic consumer health information about the transmission and treatment of diseases spread from person to person, along with facts about prevention, self-care, and drug resistance. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications (4th ed.)The Copyeditor's Handbook is a resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting, incorporating the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. Includes an extensive annotated list of editorial tools. WIU USERS ONLY.Writing/Style Manuals
Corporate AffiliationsProvides current, accurate corporate linkage information and company profiles on the most prominent global public and private parent companies and their affiliates, subsidiaries and divisions down to the seventh level of corporate linkage. Also contains corporate contacts, board members, brand names and competitors. Available via Nexis Uni. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th ed.)For over 25 years, The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology has been the reference tool psychologists, researchers, academics, and students have turned to for coverage of the field of psychology. The fourth edition has been updated and expanded to reflect new research in many areas including biological and neurological discoveries and has an enhanced index that provides cross-references between articles. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Country Studies / Area HandbooksSponsored by the Department of the Army, 71 countries are included providing a wide range of information including history, geography, economy, transportation, people and more.Countries
CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly)Please use "Search CQ Magazine" option at top. Covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis. Contains in-depth reports on issues, plus a complete wrap up of the news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Crash*StatsNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports and data about motor vehicle accidents, fatalities, and traffic-related safety incidents. Transportation
Crime Data ExplorerThe Crime Data Explorer (CDE) replaces Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), Crime in the United States, and Crime in Illinois. Crime data including offenses and arrests are searchable for the entire United States or individual states. The data presented will be updated regularly; look for a time stamp that reflects the refresh date of content or statistics. Datasets can be downloaded.Crime/Justice
Debates on U.S. Health CareUses introductory essays followed by point/counterpoint articles to provide readers with views on multiple sides of this complex issue. Health/Medicine
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Debates on U.S. ImmigrationUses introductory essays followed by point/counterpoint articles to provide readers with views on multiple sides of this complex issue.Society & Issues
Demographic Yearbook (UN)The United Nations Demographic Yearbook collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of topics. Some are covered on an annual basis: population size and composition; births; deaths; and marriage and divorce. Special topics are covered less frequently, including economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity, and language, among others. Data have been collected from national statistical authorities since 1948. Countries
Diabetes Sourcebook (7th ed.)Provides basic consumer health information about diagnosis, treatment, and management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, along with facts about lifestyle issues and preventing complications. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Diccionario Médico (16th ed.)Diccionario médico es una obra de consulta completa, su contenido proporciona a los estudiantes, médicos y profesionales tanto de medicina como de diferentes áreas relacionadas con la salud las definiciones de los términos médicos utilizados con mayor frecuencia. La información es de fácil comprensión, abarca temas médicos de importancia, entre ellos cuidados intensivos, medicina complementaria, epidemiología, ética, nutrición, medicina ocupacional, genética y oncología. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Dictionnaire de l'ÉcritureCe dictionnaire est un véritable livre de l'écriture pour écrivains, confirmés ou débutants, journalistes, et tous ceux qui écrivent quotidiennement et qui sont constamment habités par le souci de trouver le mot juste autour d'un germe d'idée. D'accès facile, il fournit de nombreuses idées pour enrichir tous types d'écrits : romans, essais, nouvelles, poésie. contes, théâtre, etc. Ce "Dictionnaire de l'écriture" apparaîtra vite comme le meilleur compagnon dans tout travail de création littéraire. WIU USERS ONLY.Writing/Style Manuals
Dictionnaire des Écrivains FrancophonesLe Dictionnaire des écrivains francophones réunit plus de cent soixante articles empruntés au fonds de l'Encyclopædia Universalis. À travers des oeuvres aussi diverses que celles de Léopold Sédar Senghor, Aimé Césaire, Kateb Yacine, Georges Schéhadé ou Patrick Chamoiseau, on voit comment les littératures francophones ont progressivement affirmé leur existence propre en même temps que s'affirmait la notion de « francophonie », au moment des décolonisations, lorsqu'on prit conscience que le français, loin de se réduire à une identité nationale, pouvait exprimer les valeurs et les rêves des peuples les plus divers. The Dictionary of French-speaking writers brings together more than 160 articles borrowed from the collection of the Encyclopædia Universalis. Through works as diverse as those of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Aimé Césaire, Kateb Yacine, Georges Schéhadé or Patrick Chamoiseau, we see how French-speaking literatures have gradually asserted their own existence at the same time as the notion of "Francophonie" asserted itself, at the time of decolonization, when we realized that French, far from being reduced to a national identity, could express the values and dreams of the most diverse peoples. WIU USERS ONLY.Literature
Digest of Education StatisticsA compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.Education
Digest of Motor LawsThe AAA Digest of Motor Laws is an online compendium of laws and rules related to driving and owning a motor vehicle in the United States and Canada. Browse each state's traffic laws, vehicle titling and registration requirements, fees and taxes, driver's licenses, and traffic safety.Political Science/Government
Digital Sanborn MapsMaps for most Illinois towns and cities from the years 1867-1970. Maps contain information such as outlines of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, street names, property boundaries, and much more. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
Disability in American Life: an Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and ControversiesThis multivolume reference work provides an overview of challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and their families at all stages of life. Topics covered include characteristics of disability; disability concepts, models, and theories; important historical developments and milestones for people with disabilities; prominent individuals, organizations, and agencies; notable policies and services; and intersections of disability policy with other policy. Includes primary documents and a glossary of terms related to disability studies. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
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Diseases and Illnesses Transmitted to Humans by Animals, Insects and Contaminated Food and WaterThis Health Reference Series special edition deals with the various diseases that are spread by animals, insects, and through food and water contamination, and the identification and outbreak of animal-, insect-, food-, and water-borne diseases. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Domestic Violence Sourcebook (6th ed.)Provides consumer health information about violence, stalking, harassment, and other forms of abuse, and discusses the physical, mental, and social effects of violence against intimate partners, children, teens, the elderly, immigrants, and other populations; gives strategies for prevention and intervention. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Drug Abuse Sourcebook (6th ed.)Provides information about abuse of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Describes specific drugs, their health impacts, addiction potential, and harms to individuals, families and communities. Drug treatment and recovery options and information on drug testing and drug-use prevention. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Sourcebook (3rd ed.)Provides consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, and voice. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Eating Disorders Sourcebook (5th ed.)Offers information on anorexia and bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders. Explains the risk factors for developing eating disorders and the adverse effects and methods used to prevent, diagnose and treat these disorders. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Economics BookAn essential reference for anyone with an interest in how economies work. Uses easy-to-follow graphics, succinct quotations, everyday examples, and accessible text to explain the applications of economics.Economics/Finance
EDGAREDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms (e.g. 10-K forms) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Companies/Industries
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's GuidesA service provided by the publisher of the print versions. Includes information and prices for current year model vehicles, used car ratings and prices for models dated 1985 and after and a variety of other information such as tips on buying a car and price negotiation.Consumer Info
Emerging Infectious Diseases SourcebookProvides basic consumer health information about the immune system, facts about the spread of disease, information on emerging infectious diseases, international travel guidance, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and prevention and vaccination programs, along with reports on current research initiatives and additional resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopaedia includes the complete, updated Encyclopedia Britannica, the oldest and largest general reference in the English language.Encyclopedias, General
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Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient EnvironmentsThe Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments provides the reader with an entry point to the rapidly expanding field of paleoclimatology: the study of climates of the past. Paleoclimatology integrates information from a broad array of disciplines in the geosciences, ranging from stratigraphy, geomorphology, glaciology, paleoecology, paleobotany to geochemistry and geophysics, among others. The encyclopedia offers articles on numerous subjects, ranging from classical geological evidence to the latest research and illustrated with line-drawings, black-white and color photographs. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Activism and Social JusticeThe Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Encyclopedia of African American SocietyA definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society, this reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a "street level" perspective, these volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Encyclopedia of AgrophysicsThe Encyclopedia of Agrophysics provides up-to-date information on the physical properties and processes affecting the quality of the environment and plant production. The resource is a collection of about 250 informative articles and 400 glossary terms covering all aspects of agrophysics. WIU USERS ONLY.Food/Agriculture
Encyclopedia of American Industries, 6th ed.Information on every industry recognized by the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Entries are arranged numerically by SIC code, but also include the corresponding North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code(s). Essays include an overview identifying trends and issues, followed by discussion of the industry's structure, historical development, current conditions, leaders, workforce, and global participation. WIU USERS ONLY.Companies/Industries
Encyclopedia of American Urban HistoryThe Encyclopedia of American Urban History offers both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology. WIU USERS ONLY.History
Encyclopedia of AnthropologyThe Encyclopedia of Anthropology contains over 1,000 entries that focus on topics in physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental ScienceThis encyclopedia encompasses the entire range of concepts and topics involved in the study of applied developmental science, which seeks to advance the integration of developmental research with actions that promote positive development and/or enhance the life chances of vulnerable children, adolescents, young and old adults, and their families. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior TherapyThe Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy provides a thorough examination of the components of behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Black StudiesThe Encyclopedia of Black Studies is a reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black experience and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
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Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human AppearanceThis scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance: how people's outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. Chapters are accessible to a wide audience and each provides a glossary of terms and recommended source list. Social Sciences
Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and SocietyThe Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment. WIU USERS ONLY.Philosophy/Ethics
Encyclopedia of Cancer and SocietyThe Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society defines the issues that surround cancer and its effects on society. The scope of the Encyclopedia encompasses the relative individual and societal aspects of cancer, from the latest research from the National Cancer Institute to studies on alternative diet and nutrition treatments. WIU USERS ONLY. Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of Career DevelopmentThis multidisciplinary resource examines career-related issues from psychological, sociological, educational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives. WIU USERS ONLY.Jobs/Careers
Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the MediaThe Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. With more than 400 entries, this resource covers the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact on children and adolescents. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2nd ed)Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather summarizes humans' evolving efforts to accurately foretell the weather, from guesswork to the development of contemporary forecasting techniques drawn from two scientific disciplines, climatology and meteorology. Each of the 330 entries features cross references, definitions, and additional sources for further study. Over 250 photographs, maps, and charts offer highly evocative depictions of various weather and climate conditions. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Coastal ScienceThe Encyclopedia of Coastal Science features contributions by 245 specialists and is illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. It also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of CommunityThe Encyclopedia of Community is arranged in an A-to-Z fashion, but can also be viewed topically via a reader's guide, allowing users an interdisciplinary exploration of topics such as types of communities, social capital, technology, urban life, politics and law, community design, and global studies. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Community CorrectionsEncyclopedia of Community Corrections contains nearly 200 entries on the various community-based alternatives to incarceration, representing not only the options available but also the mechanisms used for selection, the effectiveness of these options, their philosophical purposes, and the historical evolution of the alternatives. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of Consumption and WasteExplores the topic across multiple disciplines in the social sciences as well as from the perspectives of business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing.Environment
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Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and EntrepreneurshipThis encyclopedia covers the broad spectrum of topics relating to the process of creativity and innovation from a wide variety of perspectives such as economics, management, psychology, anthropology, policy, technology, education, and the arts. It features some 300 topical entries, definitions of key terms and concepts, and review essays. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Encyclopedia of Crime and PunishmentA comprehensive overview of material from numerous sources on crime and punishment in these areas: Concepts and Theories; Correction; Law; Crimes; Methods and Statistics; National Surveys; Organizations; Police Science; and Social and Cultural Context. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of DisabilityThe Encyclopedia of Disability is a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices, addressing the question: What is disability and why is it important in my life? An international editorial board of seventy-four editors from the Americas, Europe, Australia, India, Japan, and China, all experts in their own sub-fields of disability, developed these volumes. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and AdministrationThe Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. It contains more than 600 entries, written by professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
Encyclopedia of Educational PsychologyMore than 275 entries provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of human development. Educational psychology applies the knowledge from many different disciplines to the broad process of education, including human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
Encyclopedia of Environment and SocietyThe Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature, in more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Encyclopedia of EpidemiologyThe 600+ entries cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of Gender in MediaExamines the role of the media in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social construction of gender in our society. Addresses a variety of entertainment and news content in print and electronic media and explores the social construction of masculinity as well as femininity.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Encyclopedia of GeobiologyMoving beyond the borders of the classical core disciplines, geobiology identifies chains of cause-and-effect and connections between the geo- and the biospheres driving the evolution of life in modern and ancient environments. Geobiological information can be extracted not only from visible remains of organisms, but also from organic molecules, rock fabrics, minerals, isotopes and other tracers. The Encyclopedia of Geobiology is a reference for students, researchers, teachers, and the informed public and provides basic knowledge on this expanding discipline. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Geographic Information ScienceThe Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science covers the essence of this new and expanding field, containing contributions from some of the best recognized scholars in GIScience as well as from experts in GIS' supporting disciplines who explore how their disciplinary perspectives are expanded within the context of GIScience. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
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Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and PaleomagnetismThis reference encompasses the fields of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism in a single volume. Both sciences have applications in navigation, in the search for minerals and hydrocarbons, in dating rock sequences, and in unraveling past geologic movements such as plate motions they have contributed to a better understanding of the Earth. This resource is a tool not only for geophysicists and geophysics students but also for geologists, physicists, atmospheric and environmental scientists, and engineers. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Global ReligionProvides an overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. Includes topics related to the diaspora of cultures; the transitional aspects of religious ideas and practices; the cultural diversity of religious traditions; and the responses of religion to multicultural society.Religion
Encyclopedia of GovernanceA one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance from post-WWII to the 1970s. Concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of political science, public administration, political economy, and sociology. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Encyclopedia of Health & AgingCovers new findings in the field as well as conceptual developments guiding research, practice, and policy. The more than 200 entries address the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system. Also focuses heavily on geriatrics with respect to geriatric syndromes and common diseases of aging. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of Health and BehaviorCovers all aspects of the domain of behavioral medicine: From adherence to a doctor's advice, to emotions and health, to obesity treatment and prevention, to women's health, and all topics in between. Scholars, health care practitioners and the general public will find information on topics such as physical activity, stress and health, smoking, pain management, social support and health, cardiovascular health, health promotion, and HIV/AIDS. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of Health Care ManagementA comprehensive reference work on the business of health care, with information about a broad range of issues affecting every aspect of the industry and the people it serves, employs, and influences. Contains 600+ entries by expert contributors as well as tables on: Health Care Acronyms; Medical Degrees; Medical Legislation; Medical Organizations; and Medical Specialties. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of HomelessnessFocuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world. Key themes include: causes; lifestyle issues; health issues and services; history; legal issues and advocacy; government policies and programs; organizations; research approaches; service systems and settings; size and characteristics of the homeless population; public perceptions of homelessness; and world issues and perspectives. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Human DevelopmentPresents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education. More than 600 entries cover topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Human GeographyMore than 300 entries offer 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, including a variety of social constructivist approaches. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American WestDocuments the history of the American West as an important part of the American experience through a combination of general entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analyses, and demographic studies. Examines 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. WIU USERS ONLY.History
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Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational PsychologyMore than 400 entries present a thorough overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational psychology for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Encyclopedia of Juvenile JusticeProvides more than 200 entries covering historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and real-world practices of juvenile justice in the United States, such as: alcohol and drug abuse, arson, the death penalty for juveniles, computer and Internet crime, gun violence, gangs, missing children, school violence, teen pregnancy, and delinquency theories. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of Lakes and ReservoirsThe Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs reviews the physical, chemical and ecological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs, and describes their uses and environmental state trends in different parts of the world. Illustrated throughout, it includes entries on a range of topics. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global PerspectivesComprehensive and international treatment of the law and society field, presenting interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Law EnforcementExamines all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages, providing readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework, covering subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of LeadershipIncludes hundreds of articles written by leading scholars and experts from 17 countries, exploring leadership theories and leadership practice. Entries and sidebars show leadership in action: in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Encyclopedia of LifeThe Encyclopedia of Life seeks to be an online reference and database on all 1.9 million species currently known to science and to stay current by capturing information on newly discovered and formally described species.Life Sciences
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing StrategiesVolume 3 of the Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns (1 & 2 are print). This volume provides 100 essays detailing marketing strategies for some of the top global and emerging brands that appeared from 2010 to 2013. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
Encyclopedia of Management, 7th ed.Contains concise background information on management concepts. Also offers in-depth treatment of the entire field of management, encompassing current theories and practices that directly impact the functional areas of the discipline. Topics include activity-based costing, benchmarking, fuzzy logic, logistics, diversification strategy, disaster recovery, marketing, productivity measures, supply chain management, and many more. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Encyclopedia of Measurement and StatisticsThrough approximately 500 contributions, experts provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in these two areas. Appendices contain: a guide to basic statistics; a table of critical values used in hypothesis testing and an important part of any reference in this area; and a collection of some important and useful measurement and statistics Internet sites. WIU USERS ONLY.Math/Measurement
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Encyclopedia of MicrobiologyAimed at both students and the general public, this encyclopedia contains more than 200 entries on the most recent advances and focus areas in microbiology. Entries are organized in alphabetical order and include cross-references to related topics and essays. WIU USERS ONLY.Life Sciences
Encyclopedia of Modern Coral ReefsThis encyclopedia approaches coral reefs from an earth science perspective, concentrating especially on modern reefs. The entries in this encyclopedia condense the large amount of work carried out since Charles Darwin first attempted to understand reef evolution. Leading authorities from many countries have contributed to the entries covering areas of geology, geography and ecology. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Multicultural PsychologyIncludes entries on a broad array of issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. Addresses culture across a broad spectrum of psychological perspectives and includes topics that are relevant to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and clinical psychology. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent CrimeContains 200 entries covering long-documented classifications such as serial killers and organized crime to cutting edge topics of cyber-stalking, kids who kill, and terrorism. It presents the latest research, insightful commentary, and "true crime" case studies to help in the understanding and deterrence of one of society's gravest problems. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of New MediaWidens the boundaries of today's information society through interdisciplinary, historical, and international coverage of such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
Encyclopedia of Political CommunicationDiscusses the major theoretical approaches to the field, including direct and limited effects theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and other past and present conceptualizations. The nearly 600 entries pay considerable attention to political speeches, televised political advertising, political posters and print advertising, televised political debates, and Internet sites. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and The RightContains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles. Themes include: countries/regions; "isms"; laws; political issues; political movements; political parties; and people. WIU USERS ONLY.Political Science/Government
Encyclopedia of PollutionDesigned to address all aspects of pollution and the entire environmental profession. A sourcebook for learning about many different types of pollutants, including properties, production, uses, environmental release and fate, adverse health response to exposure, and environmental regulations on human exposure using the most current scientific data. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Encyclopedia of Prisons & Correctional FacilitiesProvides a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework, with issues of race, gender, and class fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. Contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, descriptions of the major prisons in the United States, and comparative data. WIU USERS ONLY. Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of Psychological AssessmentA resource for academics, practitioners and students working in any field of applied psychological science. Contains 235 entries covering a variety of fields, each of which includes a general conceptual and methodological overview, a section on relevant assessment devices, and is followed by links to related concepts in the Encyclopedia and a list of references. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
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Encyclopedia of Psychology and LawAddresses the interface of psychology and law and draws from the related discipline of criminal justice. Contains a collection of 400+ entries describing a wide array of contemporary and historical psychology and law topics. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Public RelationsExplores the evolution of the public relation field, with examples from history describing events, changing practices, and the key figures who developed and expanded the profession. Addresses key challenges facing the profession of public relations and its practitioners, such as earning the trust and respect of critics and the general public. WIU USERS ONLY.Communication/Mass Media
Encyclopedia of Race and RacismExamines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual DevelopmentFocuses on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span and offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time. Provides glimpses into the religious and spiritual developmental trajectories of people from all over the world, from many different religious and spiritual backgrounds. WIU USERS ONLY.Religion
Encyclopedia of School Crime and ViolenceLooks at significant cases at high schools and on college campuses, including professional and community responses, and theories as to why these events happened. Also covers theft, bullying, cybercrime, violence, sexual assault, and more. Includes information on some cases outside the United States, as well as entries on the government agencies and other organizations dedicated to analyzing and eradicating school crime and violence. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of School PsychologyA comprehensive guide to the field, featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. Approximately 250 entries address student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and GlaciersThis encyclopedia mainly focuses on the various aspects of snow, ice and glaciers, but also covers other cryospheric branches in alphabetically arranged, comprehensive articles. It can serve as a reference at the undergraduate and graduate level but is also a tool containing specialized literature for geologists, geographers, climatologists, hydrologists, and water resources engineers as well as for those who are engaged in the practice of agricultural and civil engineering, earth sciences, environmental sciences and engineering, ecosystem management, and other relevant subjects. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Social PsychologyDesigned as a simple, jargon-free introduction to the rapidly growing and important field. Includes more than 600 entries on the ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology. WIU USERS ONLY.Psychology
Encyclopedia of Social Science Research MethodsCovers topics not normally viewed as part of social science research methodology, from philosophical issues such as poststructuralism to advanced statistical techniques. In covering the full range of qualitative and quantitative data analyses, this reference offers an integrated approach that allows the reader to choose the most appropriate and robust techniques to apply to each situation. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
Encyclopedia of Social TheoryAddresses the roots of contemporary social theory, covering its developments, achievements, and prospects from its inception in the 18th century to the present. 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. WIU USERS ONLY.Social Sciences
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Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North AmericaCoverage is broad and interdisciplinary, including the fields of anthropology, health sciences, history, political science, social work, and sociology. Provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, including important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of Soil ScienceThe Encyclopedia of Soil Science provides a comprehensive, alphabetical treatment of basic soil science in a single volume containing articles on the salient aspects of soil physics, chemistry, biology, fertility, technology, genesis, morphology, classification and geomorphology. With increased usage of soil for world food production, building materials, and waste repositories, demand has grown for a better global understanding of soil and its processes. Longer articles by leading authorities from around the world are supplemented by some 430 definitions of common terms in soil sciences. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Solid Earth GeophysicsThis volume brings together articles covering established and new concepts of Geophysics across the various sub-disciplines such as Gravity, Geodesy, Geomagnetism, Seismology, Seismics, Deep Earth Processes, Plate Tectonics, Thermal Domains, Computational Methods, etc. in a systematic and consistent format and standard. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of Street Crime in AmericaThe Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America is the most up-to-date work on the subject. The encyclopedia is not only for criminologists, but also for criminal justice practitioners, students of criminology/criminal justice, members of the media, and politicians seeking an overview on the problem of street crime. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of the Black DeathCovers the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors and effects in Europe and the Islamic world from 1347-1770. Also contains entries on Biblical plagues and the Plague of Justinian, as well as modern-era material such as the work of Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur, the Third Plague Pandemic of the mid-1800s, and plague in the United States. WIU USERS ONLY.Health/Medicine
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and PoliticsAddresses environmental politics and policy with emphasis on the role played by the U.S. government. Includes essays, single topic entries, and a historical time line of U.S. environmental politics and policy. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Encyclopedia of United States National SecurityThe over 750 entries present historical facts and analyses as well as an introduction to some of the more complicated and abstract questions concerning world politics and national security. An interdisciplinary work, this encyclopedia views national security from historical, economic, political, and technological perspectives. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of War & American SocietyA comprehensive, multidisciplinary historical work that examines the numerous ways wars affect societies. It covers a wide range of general thematic categories, issues, and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also show how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate CrimeIncorporates information about a variety of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of persons, statutes, companies, and convictions. The encyclopedia gathers history, definitions, examples, investigation, prosecution, assessments, challenges, and projections into one definitive reference work on the topic. WIU USERS ONLY.Crime/Justice
Encyclopedia of Women in the American WestEncyclopedia of Women of the American West captures the lives of more than 150 women who made their mark from the mid-1800s to the present, contextualizing their experiences and contributions to American society. WIU USERS ONLY.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Encyclopedia of World ClimatologyThis encyclopedia emphasizes climatological developments that have evolved over the past twenty years and contains articles prepared by experts on numerous subjects, ranging from standard areas of study to the latest research studies. The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being. The information is organized for speedy access. Entries are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, thoroughly indexed, and cross-referenced. Every entry contains useful citations to additional source materials. WIU USERS ONLY.Physical Sciences
Encyclopedia of World PovertyContains over 800 original articles exploring poverty in various regions of the world and examining the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects. WIU USERS ONLY.Society & Issues
Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S. Military: an EncyclopediaA comprehensive encyclopedia covering the role of all major ethnic and racial minorities in the United States during wartime. Highlights the individuals and events that have shaped the experience of minorities in U.S. conflicts.Ethnic & Gender Studies
Europa: Gateway to the European UnionThe official website of the European Union, providing basic information on how the EU works, the latest EU news and events, and links to EU information on the websites of EU institutions and agencies.Countries
European History OnlineExamines 500 years of modern European history regarding religion, politics, science and law, to art and music, as well as the economy, technology and the military. Provides background information and context and describes and analyzes specific transfer processes relevant to Europe.History
Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide DebateExplores how judicial approaches, legislative responses, and prosecutorial practices have shifted as a result of changes in medical technology and consumer sophistication, emphasizing the 1950s forward.Society & Issues
Facts on File World News DigestA complete archive of the publication Facts on File World News Digest, updated weekly. It covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. Includes an extensive full-text collection of biographies, historical documents, editorials, and background articles. WIU USERS ONLY.History
FAO Statistical YearbookProvides a selection of indicators on food and agriculture by country. The data are drawn from FAOSTAT, the Organizations corporate statistical database (available at, as well as several FAO divisions and other sources within the UN system.Food/Agriculture
FDIC State ProfilesQuarterly data show banking trends and economic indicators in each state over the past 2 years. Figures include employment, building permits, housing price indexes, banks, assets, loans, earnings ratios, and more.Economics/Finance
Federal Consumer Information CenterThe Federal Consumer Information Center (FCIC) helps federal agencies and departments develop and distribute useful information to the public.Consumer Info
FinAid! Financial Aid InformationIncludes a glossary of financial aid terms as well as information about grants, loans and scholarships from both government and nongovernment sources. Also provides links to related sites.Education
Flags of the WorldThe flag reference section of the CIA World Factbook.Countries
Fodors.comTravel guide to countries, cities, hotels, restaurants and more.Sport/Recreation
FRED Economic DataFRED collects data from many sources and lets users search or browse through thousands of economic time series, plus tools to interact with and display the data. To see a partial list of McDonough County data, copy and paste this link: Economics/Finance
Funk & Wagnall's New World EncyclopediaOver 25,000 entries (with images) on all topic areas. Updated annually. WIU USERS ONLY.Encyclopedias, General
Gale Encyclopedia of FitnessCovers 300 topics on physiology, fitness, and diseases and conditions related to fitness.Health/Medicine
Gale Literary IndexMaster index to author and title entries in the major literature series from Gale, many of which are on the shelves at WIU Libraries and which contain biographies of authors and critical essays on their writings. Search by title of a literary work, author's name, or criteria such as birth date, death date, or nationality. WIU USERS ONLY. Literature
Generation X: Americans Born 1965 to 1976Presents data on Gen X attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth. Compares attitudes of the four generations of American adults, and includes homeownership rates, time use by age and sex, trends in household spending and wealth, and labor force statistics with projections to 2022. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
Glossary of Insurance and Risk Management TermsA comprehensive dictionary including more than 3,200 property and casualty insurance terms, from the International Risk Management Institute.Economics/Finance
Green Business: An A-to-Z GuideProvides an overview of the key principles, approaches, strategies, and tools that businesses have used to reduce their environmental impacts and contribute to sustainability, as well as describing some of the firms that have taken steps to green their operations and products. WIU USERS ONLY.Business/Management
Green Cities: An A-to-Z GuideProvides an overview of the key concepts that urban planners, policy makers, architects, engineers, and developers use to understand the sustainability dimensions of the urban environment. Identifies the strategies cities have used to become greener, reviews the broad concepts associated with green cities, and discusses technologies, infrastructures, and programs that contribute to the greening of cities. WIU USERS ONLY.Geography/Maps
Green Consumerism: an A-to-Z GuideProvides a survey of the nature of green consumerism, the forms that it takes, the issues that impact it, and the practices it involves. Illuminates the multifaceted and sometimes contested contours of green consumerism and the ways it is embedded and shaped in relation to wider cultural, economic, political, and environmental processes. WIU USERS ONLY.Marketing
Green Culture: An A-to-Z GuideProvides an overview of the many elements of green culture and associated institutions, movements, organizations, and key actors and locations. The entries are from diverse academic perspectives and represent the latest thinking on the topics at hand. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Green Education: An A-to-Z GuideEntries provide an historical perspective on the international and domestic treaties that have shaped the direction of the field and inform the reader to current-day trends, examples, and challenges. WIU USERS ONLY.Education
Green Energy: An A-to-Z GuideProvides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green energy economy. Each entry draws on scholarship from across numerous disciplines in the social sciences, natural and physical sciences, and engineering. WIU USERS ONLY.Environment
Green Ethics and Philosophy: An A-to-Z GuideCovers the history, theory, practice, and legal aspects of green ethics as well as the work of green ethicists. WIU USERS ONLY.Philosophy/Ethics
Green Food: An A-to-Z GuideEntries paint a picture of agriculture and food's past, present, and future and provide the reader with a basic understanding of the institutions, practices, and concepts to help identify what is and is not a green food. WIU USERS ONLY.Food/Agriculture
Green Health: An A-to-Z GuideContributes to the translation of conceptual health into action by providing an unde