Written by over 1,000 scholars from around the world, this multi-volume encyclopedia crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.
This resource provides excerpts from the criticism of the works of fifteenth- through eighteenth-century novelists, poets, playwrights, and philosophers, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Contains more than 2,000 entries for 511 NAICS (formerly SIC) codes, covering corporate, brand, product, service and commodity market shares for both the private and public sectors. This is a source for competitive analysis, but information should be verified with other, more primary sources (like annual reports).
Twenty-three volumes document the regional variety of planet Earth, each one concentrating on a different area or country and showing the pattern and order that lie behind constant changes of the environment.
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.
Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek. (New Dutch biographical dictionary.) 10 vols. Ed. P. C. Molhuysen, et al. Leiden: Sijthoff, 1937. Ref CT1143 .M9. Only those whose deaths occurred before 1910 are included.
Biografisch woordenboek van Nederland. 5 vols +, 1979- . Eds. J. Charite and A.J.C.M. Gabriels. Online version. A continuation of Molhuysen (above). Includes entries for approximately 2000 individuals from the latter half of the 19th c. to the 20th c.
Biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche
godgeleerden in Nederland. 6 vols. Eds. J.
P. de Bie et al.
's-Gravenhage: M. Nijhoff,-1949. ThRef BR909 .B5. Lengthy biographical sketches of Dutch Protestant clergy and theologians, with good bibliographical references. This is an uncompleted project, extending only from A-Li.
Biografisch Lexicon voor de geschiedenis van het Nederlandse protestantisme. 6 vols. Eds. D. Nauta et al. Kampen: Kok, 1978- . ThRef BX4846 .B56. Complements and extends the above biographical dictionary of Dutch Protestantism.
Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century
Dutch Philosophers. 2 vols. Ed. Wiep van Bunge et al. Bristol: Thoemmes, 2003. Ref B3871 .D53.
A comprehensive resource covering the Performing Arts. Provides current information for over 8,500 dance companies, orchestras, opera companies, choral groups, theater companies, performing arts series, performing arts facilities, and artist management groups.
Provides information about political parties from around the world from 1988 to mid-1996. Each entry consists of a brief survey of the political climate for the country and information on basic contact details, leadership, and activities of the significant parties.
A five volume set published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. First three volumes cover 1,359 American women who died between 1607 and 1950; the next volume with the subtitle The Modern Period covers 442 women who died between 1951 and 1975; the last volume, subtitled Completing the Twentieth Century profiles 483 women who died between 1976 and 1999.
By William Shetter. 2d ed., revised. 2002. A brief (223 pp.) overview of "what is characteristic" about the Netherlands, with chapters on geography, business, education, language, literature, history, media, and other aspects of Dutch culture and society. Good bibliography. Web links are dated, but many are still useful.