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Labor, Public Policy & Administration, and Urban Studies

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Labor and Employment Studies

Encyclopedia of Career Development [Rutgers Restricted]
"This multidisciplinary resource examines career-related issues from psychological, sociological, educational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives."

Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM [Rutgers Restricted]
"Analyzes key critical HR variables and defines previously undiscovered issues in the HR field."

Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents a thorough overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational psychology for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources." Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides a broad basis for understanding the issues, technologies, theories, applications, opportunities, challenges, and emerging technologies. Searchable, with full text articles in PDF format.

Encyclopedia of Leadership [Rutgers Restricted]
Explores leadership theories and practice with perspectives relating to business, management, history, politics, communication, psychology, and other disciplines. Electronic version of the 4 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Public Relations [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers topics such crisis communications and management, cyberspace, ethics, global public relations, groups, history, jargon, management, media, organizations, practitioners, and theories and models. Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers a comprehensive overview of many of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize this diverse field" with "contributors from the fields of management, psychology, sociology, communications, education, political science, public administration, anthropology, law, and other related areas." Electronic version of the print resource.

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide: Major Events in Labor History and Their Impact [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a whole and to societal changes around the world." Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.


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Planning and Public Policy

American Economy: a Historical Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides detailed information about the formation and development of economic policy throughout American history and describes its continued importance" including its influence on "social, cultural, political, and economic events from colonial times to the present." Electronic version of the revised edition.

Class in America: An Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
Looks "at class from a variety of traditional perspectives: economic, historical, and sociological." "The 525 signed entries each end with a Suggested Reading section, for those interested in further research. A Bibliographical Essay can be found at the end of Volume 3."

Encyclopedia of American Immigration [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the full depth and breadth of American immigration history--from the arrival of the early ancestors of Native Americans more than ten millennia ago to a broad range of twenty-first century immigration issues." Addresses the diverse demographic, economic, legal, political, and social aspects of immigration.

Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief [Rutgers Restricted]
"This encyclopedia covers response to disasters around the world, from governments to NGOs, from charities to politics, from refugees to health, and from economics to international relations, covering issues in both historical and contemporary context. The volumes include information relevant to students of sociology, national security, economics, health sciences, political science, emergency preparedness, history, agriculture, and many other subjects."

Encyclopedia of Drug Policy [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the controversial drug war through the lens of varied disciplines. A full spectrum of articles explains topics from Colombian cartels and Mexican kingpins to television reportage; from "just say no" advertising to heroin production; and from narco-terrorism to more than $500 billion in U.S. government expenditures."

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research [Rutgers Restricted]
Multidisciplinary coverage "including areas such as health administration, health economics, medicine, medical sociology, political science, public policy, and public health."

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America [Rutgers Restricted]
"A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others."

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers accessible descriptions of some of the key technical achievements of nanoscience along with its history and prospects. Rather than a technical primer, this encyclopedia instead focuses on the efforts of governments around the world to fund nanoscience research and to tap its potential for economic development as well as to assess how best to regulate a new technology for the environmental, occupational, and consumer health and safety issues related to the field."

Encyclopedia of Power [Rutgers Restricted]
"With comprehensive coverage of the use of power in the social sciences, the encyclopedia serves as a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex ways in which power has been used. It also provides a reference for debates central to the issues of power in different contexts and for related topics, showing how these disparate topics are related to power."

International Encyclopedia of Political Science [Rutgers Restricted]
"Aims to give a comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing the theoretical and cultural pluralism of the approaches and including findings from all parts of the world. The eight volumes of the encyclopedia cover every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations."

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."


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Public Administration

Encyclopedia of Digital Government [Rutgers Restricted]
"Coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of digital government (or electronic government)."

Encyclopedia of Espionage - Intelligence and Security [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a comprehensive, subject specific guide to the history, uses, scientific principles, and technologies of espionage, intelligence, and security, with special emphasis placed on the current ethical, legal, and social issues." A freely accessible version of this 3 volume set is also available.

Encyclopedia of Governance [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of Political Science, Public Administration, Political Economy, and Sociology." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Homelessness [Rutgers Restricted]
"Focuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world." Coverage includes causes, lifestyle issues, health issues and services, history, legal issues and advocacy, government policies and programs, organizations, research approaches, service systems and settings, size and characteristics of the homeless population, public perceptions of homelessness, and world issues and perspectives. Electronic version of the print resource.

SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
Combines and compares "terminology in nine separate social and behavioral science disciplines: communication, economics, education, geography, media studies, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology."


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Urban Studies

Encyclopedia of American Urban History [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology."

Encyclopedia of Human Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
This electronic version of the multidisciplinary print resource covers cartography/geographical information systems, economic geography, geographic theory and history, political geography, social/cultural geography, and urban geography.

Encyclopedia of Power [Rutgers Restricted]
"With comprehensive coverage of the use of power in the social sciences, the encyclopedia serves as a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex ways in which power has been used. It also provides a reference for debates central to the issues of power in different contexts and for related topics, showing how these disparate topics are related to power."

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies [Rutgers Restricted]
"Includes important work and traditions from each of the urban disciplines, including urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban history, urban politics, urban psychology, and urban sociology."

Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide [Rutgers Restricted]
Entries examine "the sustainability dimensions of the urban environment." Part of the Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future series.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas."