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.
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.
AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index of the U.S. National Agricultural Library. All aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines are covered. It is primarily a citation-only database with some full-text material.
AGRIS is a global database providing access to bibliographic information on agricultural science and technology, including grey literature not available through normal publication and distribution channels.
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.
Somewhat dated (1995), but still useful, this work provides a bibliography of almost 27,000 annotated citations, selected from the best scholarship in all fields of history. The two volumes are invaluable to scholars beginning research on unfamiliar topics or researchers needing comparative evidence from other areas or periods.
Covers history and criticism of American folk music in 5 volumes. Vol. 1: Native American music -- Vol. 2: African American music -- Vol. 3: British Isles music -- Vol. 4: European American music -- Vol. 5: Latino and Asian American music.
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts is home to a comprehensive collection of content from a wide range of interdisciplinary fields within the applied sciences. Contains indexing and abstracts for around 800 publications back to 1983, and full text from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997.
The Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS) database contains citation and keyword records for scientific articles and reports about uncounted species of aquatic, wetland and invasive plants.
A series of individual volumes for many Asian countries, all with different call numbers in the 2nd Floor reference collection. Each includes a chronology, history, bibliographies, and brief dictionary entries useful for quick reference and identification. To find, enter "Asian Historical Dictionaries" in a basic WebCat search, search as a "Series," and browse the resulting list.Note that some of the volumes are available online through netLibrary.
"[P]rovides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas re-defines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes." Sound samples and other supplementary multimedia material are available on an accompanying CD-ROM and website.
A comprehensive atlas of the Greek and Roman world from 1000 B.C. to A.D. 640. Contains maps of what are now more than 70 modern countries from the British Isles to North Africa and the Indian subcontinent. The table of contents, locator diagrams, and gazetteer aid map selection. The volume has an accompanying CD-ROM with a map-by-map directory and descriptions.