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Encyclopedias: General Arts and Humanities

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See also: Biography and Dictionaries

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Gale Virtual Reference Library [Rutgers Restricted]
An extensive collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources covering a broad range of humanities, social science, science, and multidisciplinary areas.

Sage eReference Encyclopedias [Rutgers Restricted]
A large collection of authoritative encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks in a broad range of fields including multidisciplinary areas such as anthropology, environment, health, and psychology.

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a comprehensive compendium covering the important methodological issues encountered in doing case study research, and exploring both their strengths and weaknesses from different paradigmatic approaches."

Oxford Classical Dictionary [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers all aspects of the Graeco-Roman world, providing "coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity. The approach is interdisciplinary: all areas, regions, and cultures are represented beyond the core areas of Greece and Rome. As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, and ecology." Electronic version of the third edition.

State Blue Books and Encyclopedias
A compilation of links to state Blue Books (almanacs or other compilations of statistics and information) and encyclopedias. Because not all states have a Blue Book or encyclopedia freely available online, "efforts have been made to direct users to resources that contain at least some of the information."