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.
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.
Presents everything and anything you want to know about sports and the
sporting life. Here at last is a single reference resource that
captures the essence of the world of sport, and its incredible variety.
Knowledge from sports management, sports science, human movement
studies, sport history, and sport sociology synthesized in 450
comprehensive, illustrated articles. Here is full coverage of all the
social and human issues in sports that keep talk radio buzzing, the
background and low-down for fans and students alike. Coverage begins
with sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the
global sports industry of the twenty-first century. Key social issues
such as doping, racism, sexism, civic life, youth participation, and
public policy are amply covered, with all perspectives represented.
(This is not a book, but a search aid for locating material in the Reference collections.) All author bibliographies are filed alphabetically by author in the Z8000 - Z8999 call number range in the reference collections (Check the theological reference on 4th floor, too!). For example, a bibliography of the writings by and about William James will be found after "Henry James" and before "James Joyce." Generally, only very famous and prolific writers will be found in this area.
A bibliography is a collection of works about a person or subject. These are essential research tools and should always be sought because someone has already done the legwork of gathering together in one place important resources on a person or subject. It begins in 1450 and ends in 1974 and collects in all languages.