Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers contemporary social
issues, from offshore drilling
to climate change, health care to immigration. Includes pro/con
viewpoint essays, as well as journal and news articles, primary source
materials, legal sources, images, charts/tables, and more.
Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, this is an indispensable
biographical and critical guide to American art and artists from colonial times to
contemporary postmodernism. The dictionary also provides entries on people connected with the American art scene and notable American institutions.
The standard one-volume reference work on Christianity, with over 6000 entries, covering biography, church history, and theology, with bibliographies for most entries. Edited by F. L. Cross, updated 3rd edition by E. A. Livingstone.
The 4,000 entries provide rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society.
Contains 600 articles covering political, religious, economic, social, and intellectual topics from the predynastic era to the period of Roman rule. Good cross-references, index, and bibliographies. Available in print and online.
A 5-volume encyclopedia prepared under the auspices of the American Schools of Oriental Research, edited by Eric M. Meyers. The geographic coverage is from pre-history through the Crusades, covering the eastern Mediterranean to Iran, the Anatolian peninsula to the Arabian peninsula, and Egypt, Cyprus, and parts of North and East Africa.
A comprehensive encyclopedia "covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin)."
From “Apple Pie” to “Zombie”, this encyclopedia covers the significant events, inventions, and social
movements in American history that have affected the way Americans
view, prepare, and consume food and drink.
A three-volume encyclopedia containing over 600 articles which include biographies, general contextual essays, and articles on very specific topics. Each article is signed and recommends current bibliography for further study. The geographic area covered includes Mexico through southern Mesoamerica. Emphasis is placed on the past, but contemporary cultural groups are also covered.
Indepth survey of the history of music from 750 A.D. through the end of the Millennium in 6 volumes. Ties the history and analysis of music to social, political, economic, and cultural developments in Europe and North America, primarily.
The standard reference for Classical Latin from its beginnings to the end of the 2d century AD. Includes words for literary and non-literary sources with brief etymological notes and quotations illustrating usage.
The gateway to Oxford's premiere music publications, including the fundamental New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians (2001), The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), The Oxford Dictionary of Music (2006), TheNew Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2001).
In this database, you can find articles on music history, instruments, composers, institutions, performers, and genres.
Oxford Reference Online is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource. The Hekman Library has purchased the following books as part of ORO: