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Gale Group: Online edition of The encyclopedia of children and chilhood: in history and society (2004)0 by Paula S. Fass. It presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present, through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare. Comparative articles include information about childhood in cultures throughout the world. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Group: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (2002) by Jorge Reina Schement. Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Group: This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Gale Group: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (2002) edited by J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. Addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Thomson Gale: Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
H.W. Wilson: Essay and General Literature Index, is a bibliographic database that cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 300 volumes are indexed annually. Additionally, more than 20 annuals and serial publications are indexed. Essay and General Literature Index also provides full bibliographic information on collective titles indexed. Essay and General Literature Index focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.