Each key concept begins with a concise definition followed by illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field. Cross-references to related concepts are included along with suggestions for further reading.
"Underlying all we do is our biblical faith in the living God, who made the world, loves it and entrusts it to the care of human society. We carry out research for the conservation and restoration of the natural world and run environmental education programmes for people of all ages." [from website]
From the Preface: "A to Zoo can be used to obtain information about children's picture books in two ways: to learn the titles, authors, and illustrators of books on a particular subject, such as 'dragons' or 'weddings'; or to ascertain the subject (or subjects) when only the title, author and title, or illustrator and title are known." Now in its seventh edition, this is a standard reference source for picture books.
AAPG Datapages is the "search-and-retrieval database" of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Founded in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is currently the world's largest professional geological society.
The membership of AAPG includes geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students and academicians. The purpose of the organization is to foster scientific research, advance the science of geology, promote technology and inspire high professional conduct.
Academic OneFile is an interdisciplinary database of peer-reviewed,
full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference
sources. Subjects covered are the physical sciences, technology,
medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature.
For accounting academics and professionals, access to reliable information is critical for this continuously evolving area of study. ProQuest Accounting & Tax brings together highly ranked global and scholarly journals with key resources for locating quick and precise results covering current news and topics, as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues of the day.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-Book (HEB) collection offers 2,200 full-text e-book titles from 14 learned societies, nearly 100
contributing publishers, and the librarians at the University of Michigan’s
Scholarly Publishing Office.
The ACM Digital Library is the full-text repository of papers from publications that have been published, co-published, or co-marketed by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and other publishers.
The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 158,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development, regardless of professional or scientific interests.
APIS is a collections-based repository hosting information about and images of papyrological materials (e.g. papyri, ostraca, wood tablets, etc) located in collections around the world. It contains physical descriptions and bibliographic information about the papyri and other written materials, as well as digital images and English translations of many of these texts.
AfricaBib consists of two bibliographic databases indexing Africana periodical literature (Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database) and African Women's literature (African Women Bibliographic Database). Date coverage spans the early 19th C to the present. Also included is a comprehensive bibliography on women travelers and explorers to Africa (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa Bibliographic Database).
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S.
newspapers chronicling a century and a half of
the African American experience. This unique
collection features papers from more than 35
states—including many rare and historically
significant 19th century titles.
AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index of the U.S. National Agricultural Library. All aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines are covered,
including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences,
forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems,
agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human
nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.
The AGRIS search engine provides access to 2.3 million citations from sources in over 100 countries that cover all aspects of agricultural sciences and technology, including grey literature not available through normal publication and distribution channels. Created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), AGRIS is continually updated and includes data from 1975 to present.
Contains historical and current data, detailed analysis, and useful
graphs that answer questions about education in the United States.
Helps the reader understand and compare the quality of education at the
national, regional, state, and county levels.
Aluka is an international and collaborative digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. Aluka includes high-quality scholarly
content from institutions and individuals across the
materials contributed by Aluka’s partners range from archival
documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference
works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant
specimens, photographs, and slides.
America: History and Life is the definitive index of research covering the
history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to
the present. It covers over 1,700 journal titles published worldwide and includes article citations and book/media reviews.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index is a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to household consumers in the United States. It is updated each quarter with new measures for different sectors of the economy replacing data from the prior year. The overall ACSI score for a given quarter factors in scores from about 200 companies in 43 industries and from government agencies over the previous four quarters. The Index is produced by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in partnership with the American Society for Quality and CFI Group, and is supported in part by ForeSee Results, corporate sponsor for the e-commerce and e-business measurements.