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The EMU Library subscribes to a growing collection of online reference resources which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, company information, style guides, etc.

This site contains links to over 400 online reference titles, organizes them by discipline, and allows you to browse descriptions of the titles. Disciplines include subcategories. For example, biology includes subcategories for botany, genetics, molecular and microbiology, zoology and animal resources. Multidisciplinary titles are usually listed under multiple disciplines.

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American Folklore : an Encyclopedia
American folklore: an encyclopedia / edited by Jan Harold Brunvand. Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1998, c1996. Description: xviii, 794 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. Subject(s): Folklore --North America --Encyclopedias. North America --Social life and customs --Encyclopedias.

Anthropological Research
Title: Anthropological research [computer file] : process and application / edited by John J. Poggie, Jr., Billie R. DeWalt, William W. Dressler. Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1992.

Anthropology and Archeology (From Encyclopedia Smithsonian)
Anthropology is the study of human beings and societies in the past and present and their relationships with the natural world. This site links to a variety of archeological and anthropological resources including museums, current research, programs, publications and teaching resources.

Companion Encyclopedia of Archaeology
Title: Companion encyclopedia of archaeology [electronic resource] / edited by Graeme Barker. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.

Countries and Their Cultures.
Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps. 4 volumes.

Dictionary of Anthropology
Title: The dictionary of anthropology [electronic resource] / edited by Thomas Barfield. Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Blackwell, 2000, c1997.

Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
Title: The dictionary of cultural literacy [electronic resource] / E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil. Edition: 2nd ed., rev. and updated. Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

Dictionary of the Maya Language: As Spoken in Hocabá, Yucatán
Title: A dictionary of the Maya language [computer file] : as spoken in Hocabá, Yucatán / Victoria R. Bricker, Eleuterio Poòt Yah, Ofelia Dzul de Poòt ; with a botanical index by Anne S. Bradburn. Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1998.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology
This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by 300 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished universities, institutes, and museums in the world. Special attention is given to hominid evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, cross-cultural studies, social theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
Culture is important, and the focus of the Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is to provide an index to the terms, concepts, and issues in the main-stream of field. Professional organizations since the 1970s have advocated and demonstrated the need for more comprehensive ideas when it comes to human behavior that include cultural background when studying psychological constructs. And, since the 1970s, international and ethnic minority psychologists alike reflected growing concerns regarding the meaning of psychology for all peoples. The field of multicultural and cross-cultural psychology has a relatively short history and is making its way into the foundations for training new psychologists. To this end, national accrediting organizations in psychology and licensure boards across the country continue to refine mandates for training that include a focus on multicultural psychology. As more multicultural research is compiled and the findings disseminated, the need for comprehensive texts like the Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology become stronger.

Encyclopedia of North American Indians
Title: Encyclopedia of North American Indians [computer file] / Frederick E. Hoxie, editor. Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, c1996.

Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa: Archaeology, History, Languages, Cultures, and Environments
Title: The encyclopedia of precolonial Africa [electronic resource] : archaeology, history, languages, cultures, and environments / Joseph O. Vogel, editor ; Jean Vogel, editorial manager. Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, c1997.

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Title: Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology [electronic resource] / edited by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Handbook of Human Factors Testing and Evaluation
Title: Handbook of human factors testing and evaluation [electronic resource] / edited by Samuel G. Charlton, Thomas G. O’Brien. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Mahwah, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.

Research Methods in Anthropology
Author: Bernard, H. Russell (Harvey Russell), 1940- Title: Research methods in anthropology [computer file] : qualitative and quantitative approaches / H. Russell Bernard. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, c1994.