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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."

Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Essays on a wide range of economics related topics. Each essay is signed and includes suggestions for further reading.

EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History
Provides reference articles written by experts in the field. Search, or browse by keyword.

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,

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States." Electronic version of the 2 volume 2nd edition of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the diverse range of topics associated with consumer culture over both time (historically) and space (geographically)... by drawing on a variety of disciplines that address the subject area, including anthropology, business studies, communications studies, cultural studies, economics, environmental sciences, history, geography, gender studies, innovation studies, leisure studies, marketing, media studies, philosophy, psychology, political science, social work, sociology, and science and technology studies."

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 Financial Models [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers not only coverage of the fundamentals and advances in financial modeling but provides the mathematical and statistical techniques needed to develop and test financial models, as well as the practical issues associated with implementation." Online version of the three volume print encyclopedia.

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 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 Law and Economics
A survey of law & economics literature, with each entry containing two elements: a review of the literature written by an authority in the field, and a bibliography.

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 Population [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides expanded, up-to-date coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Designed to encompass the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years, topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries; low fertility rates and problems of old-age support; the environmental impact of a dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and much more." An electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

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."

Encyclopedia of World Poverty [Rutgers Restricted]
Entries contributing to this work explore poverty in various regions of the world, and examine the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects. Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History [Rutgers Restricted]
Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers' behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more. Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

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."

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
An online version of the standard resource covering all aspects of economics and economic history. Includes the full text of the 8 volume print 2nd edition as well as an archive of the 1987 text.

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."

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics with introductions to relevant theory as well as empirical evidence. Also features chapters focused on cutting-edge topics."