Articles & Databases : Encyclopedias

Arts & Humanities Through the Eras
Profiles milestones and movements in literature, music, religion, and the arts from specific periods. Includes architecture and design, dance, fashion, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater, and visual arts.

Access Science
An online encyclopedia of science and technology.

ARTstor Digital Library
A digital library of art images and descriptive information for students and instructors. Register for a personal account to access additional features or to login directly from the ARTstor home page.

Britannica Online Academic Edition
An online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library
Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica and the Andes Mountains region.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
Surveys clothing and body adornment, including the origins of clothing, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress. Presents information on representative costumes from a wide variety of historical eras.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior
Explores the biological basis for addiction, recent enhancements in diagnosis and treatment and new frontiers in addiction studies.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Covers food and its place in human culture and society, including agronomy, food preparation, distribution and storage, holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
Covers cultural and ethno-religious groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, languages, historical background and settlement patterns.

U*X*L American Decades
An encyclopedia of 20th-century events and social history, decade by decade.