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.
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.
Art Abstracts indexes an international array of scholarly publications, including art dissertations and art reproductions. It covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture. Subjects include: art history and criticism, archaeology, museum studies, industrial design, interior design, painting, pottery, decorative arts, television and video, advertising art, and textiles.
Among its more than 3,600 terms covering all aspects of art, ArtLex provides basic definitions of art terms, numerous illustrations, quotations, and pronunciation notes, and links to other Web resources. The site defines more than 1,700,000 words found in more than 200 dictionaries and glossaries.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index, available via Web of Science, provides access to bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading arts and humanities journals.It covers a broad array of topics in the humanities from 1975 to the present.
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.