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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.

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    Main Subject: Technology Studies: Electronics, Engineering, Nutrition, Textiles, etc




(General Technology)

Encyclopaedia of the History of Technology
Title: An Encyclopaedia of the history of technology [electronic resource] / edited by Ian McNeil. Edition: Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002. Description: xv, 1062 p. : ill.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Inventions and inventors
Title: Inventions and inventors [electronic resource] / edited by Roger Smith. Publisher:Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2002. 2 v. (xxi, 936 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy
Macmillan encyclopedia of energy / John Zumerchik, editor in chief Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more.

Apparel, Textiles, Merchandising

Contemporary Fashion
Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
A three-volume survey of clothing, costume and fashion, presented through 640 essays, arranged alphabetically. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.

Handbook of Fiber Chemistry
Title: Handbook of fiber chemistry [computer file] / edited by Menachem Lewin, Eli M. Pearce. Edition: 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. Publisher: New York : Marcel Dekker, c1998. Description: Book Computer File xxiv, 1083 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Textile fibers. Textile chemistry.

Handbook of Fiber Finish Technology
Title: Handbook of fiber finish technology [computer file] / Philip E. Slade. Publisher: New York : Marcel Dekker, c1998. Description: xii, 522 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Textile finishing --Handbooks, manuals, etc.

What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About Fibers and Yarns: Construction and Classification Under the HTSUS.
Title: What every member of the trade community should know about [electronic resource] : fibers and yarns : construction and classification under the HTSUS. Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Customs and Border Protection, [2006] Description: 53 p. : digital, PDF file. Subject(s): Tariff on textile fabrics --United States. Textile fabrics --United States. Textile fibers --United States.

What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know About: Fiber Trade Names and Generic Terms
Title: What every member of the trade community should know about [electronic resource] : fiber trade names and generic terms. Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Customs and Border Protection, [2006] Description: 27 p. : digital, PDF file. Subject(s): Textile fabrics --Labeling --United States. Textile fibers --Labeling --United States.

Architecture-Engineering-Electronics

Clinical Engineering Handbook
Title: Clinical engineering handbook [electronic resource] / edited by Joseph F. Dyro. Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2004. Subject(s): Biomedical engineering --Handbooks, manuals,etc.

Encyclopaedia of the History of Technology
Title: An Encyclopaedia of the history of technology [electronic resource] / edited by Ian McNeil. Edition: Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002. Description: xv, 1062 p. : ill.

Encyclopedia of Corrosion Technology
Title: Encyclopedia of corrosion technology [computer file] / Philip A. Schweitzer. Publisher: New York : Marcel Dekker, c1998.

Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics
Title: The illustrated dictionary of electronics [electronic resource] / Stan Gibilisco, editor-in-chief. Edition: 8th ed. Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2001.

Indoor Pollution : a Reference Handbook
Indoor pollution [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / E. Willard Miller, Ruby M. Miller. Indoor air pollution Handbooks, manuals, etc. c1998.

International Dictionary of Artificial Intelligence
Title: The international dictionary of artificial intelligence [computer file] / William J. Raynor, Jr. Publisher: Chicago : Glenlake Pub. Co., c1999.

Inventions and inventors
Title: Inventions and inventors [electronic resource] / edited by Roger Smith. Publisher:Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2002. 2 v. (xxi, 936 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.

Organic Coatings: Science and Technology
Title: Organic coatings [computer file] : science and technology / Zeno W. Wicks, Jr., Frank N. Jones, and S. Peter Pappas. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Wiley-Interscience, c1999. Description: Book Computer File xxi, 630 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Practically Speaking: a Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Title: Practically speaking [electronic resource] : a dictionary of quotations on engineering, technology, and architecture / selected and arranged by Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither ; illustrated by Andrew Slocombe. Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., c1999.

Civil Engineering

Bridge Engineering, Second Edition
The very latest coverage of the enitre bridge engineering process. .Written for new and experienced highway engineers, this master resource offers the most complete and practical treatment available for every aspect of highway bridge design, rehabilitation, and maintenance. From initial concept all the way to final contract documentation preparation, Bridge Engineering presents a clear and detailed road map to the entire bridge engineering process..

Construction Management

Architectural Engineering Design: Mechanical Systems
These handbooks and their accompanying disks contain architectural engineering information and algebraic equations for conceptualizing, selecting, and sizing virtually every functional component in any kind of building, from shed to skyscraper, anywhere in the world. With these references, an Æ designer can quickly determine whether a functional component is large enough to be safe for its intended purpose, yet not so large that money is wasted.

Managing Construction and Infrastructure in the 21st Century
Managing construction and infrastructure in the 21st century Bureau of Reclamation / Committee on Organizing to Manage Construction and Infrastructure in the 21st Century Bureau of Reclamation, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies. Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2006. xv, 138 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): United States. Bureau of Reclamation. Dams --Design and construction. Concrete construction. Engineering --Management.

Dietetics and Nutrition

Dictionary of Plant Sciences
Title: A dictionary of plant sciences [computer file] / edited by Michael Allaby. Concise Oxford dictionary of botany. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior
The Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior is organized in an A–Z (alphabetical) format rather than by specific themes. In developing the topics that were to be included, however, the editors did rely on several different content areas or themes. These themes included, but were not limited to, the following: Theories and methods in health and behavior (e.g., the theory of planned behavior, health belief model, and multilevel methods theory) Biopsychosocial interactions and basic behavioral and social processes (e.g., behavioral genetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and cardiovascular reactivity). Epidemiology of risk and protective factors (e.g., the relationship to health and illness of factors such as diet, bereavement, acculturation, social capital, anxiety, social support, and stress) Health promotion and disease prevention (e.g., HIV/AIDS prevention, health promotion in schools, tailored communications, and church-based interventions) Treatment and rehabilitation (e.g., behavioral and psychological treatment of diabetes, drug abuse, fibromyalgia, asthma, headaches, and pain; doctorpatient communication; motivational interviewing; and adherence) Policy and organizational issues (e.g., health care costs and behavior, and health and behavior organizations)

Food : a Dictionary of Literal and Nonliteral Terms
Title: Food : a dictionary of literal and nonliteral terms / Robert A. Palmatier. Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2000. Description: xxii, 461 p. ; 24 cm.

Food Safety Information Handbook
Title: The food safety information handbook [electronic resource] / Cynthia A. Roberts. Publisher: Westport, CT : Oryx Press, 2001. xi, 312 p. ; 26 cm.

Gale Encyclopedia of Diets
Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

International Dictionary of Food & Nutrition
Title: The international dictionary of food & nutrition [electronic resource] / Kenneth N. Anderson and Lois E. Anderson. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1993.

Italian cuisine: the Gourmet’s Companion
Title: Italian cuisine [electronic resource] : the gourmet’s companion / Jeffrey A. Sadowski. Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, c1997. Food --Dictionaries. Cookery, Italian --Dictionaries. Italian language --Dictionaries --English. English language --Dictionaries --Italian.

Microbial foodborne diseases: mechanisms of pathogenesis and toxin synthesis
Microbial foodborne diseases: mechanisms of pathogenesis and toxin synthesis / edited by Jeffrey W. Cary, John E. Linz, Deepak Bhatnagar. Publisher: Lancaster, Pa. : Technomic Pub. Co., c2000. Description:Computer File xxii, 550 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Foodborne diseases --Pathogenesis. Food --Microbiology. Microbial toxins.

New Oxford Book of Food Plants
Title: The new Oxford book of food plants [computer file] / J.G. Vaughan and C. Geissler ; illustrated by B.E. Nicholson ; with additional illustrations by Elisabeth Dowle and Elizabeth Rice. Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997. Description: xx, 239 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

Recipe Writer’s Handbook
Title: The recipe writer’s handbook [electronic resource] / Barbara Gibbs Ostmann and Jane L. Baker ; foreword by Antonia Allegra. Edition: Rev. and expanded. Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2001. xxiv, 308 p. ; 23 cm.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: a Guide to Health and Nutrition
The Gale encyclopedia of diets: a guide to health and nutrition / Jacqueline L. Longe, editor. Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2008. Description: Book Nutrition --Encyclopedias. Diet --Encyclopedias. Health --Encyclopedias. Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

Engineering Technology

Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers: Engineering, Management, Executive, Operations, Production, and Technology
Expert resumes for manufacturing careers: engineering, management, executive, operations, production, and technology / Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2002. xvii, 270 p. ; 28 cm. Résumés (Employment) Manufacturing industries --Vocational guidance.

Greening Federal Facilities: an Energy, Environmental, and Economic Resource Guide for Federal Facility Managers and Designers
Greening federal facilities [electronic resource] : an energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facility managers and designers / edited by Alex Wilson. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, [2001] Subject(s): Public buildings --United States --Environmental aspects. Federal government --Energy conservation. Energy policy --United States. Public buildings --United States --Management --Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Legal Assistant Studies

101 Law Forms for Personal Use
Title: 101 law forms for personal use [electronic resource] / by Ralph Warner & Robin Leonard with the editors of Nolo. Edition: 4th ed. Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2004.

Barron’s Guide to Law Schools
Title: Barron’s guide to law schools [electronic resource] / Gary A. Munneke. Edition: 14th ed. Publisher: New York : Barron’s Educational Series, c2000. Description: 566 p. : maps ; 28 cm.

Criminal Law Handbook
Title: The criminal law handbook [electronic resource] : know your rights, survive the system / by Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman-Barrett. Edition: 5th ed. Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2003.

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
The Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. This work is a unique reference source that provides readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in a historical and contemporary framework. Each volume treats subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. Many of the themes and issues of policing cut across disciplinary borders, however, and a number of entries provide comparative information that places the subject in context. The Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement is the first attempt to present a comprehensive view of policing and law enforcement worldwide.

Nolo’s Pocket Guide to Family Law
Title: Nolo’s pocket guide to family law [computer file] / by Robin Leonard & Stephen Elias. Edition: 4th ed. Publisher: Berkeley : Nolo Press, c1996.

Oran’s Dictionary of the Law
Title: Oran’s dictionary of the law [electronic resource] / Daniel Oran ; Mark Tosti, contributing author. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Albany, NY : West Legal Studies/Thomson Learning, c2000.

Manufacturing

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics
As in many other encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics is organized in alphabetical order, from A through Z. However, particular themes were identified early on that could be used to organize conceptually the information and the entries. These themes or major topic areas constitute the Reader's Guide, which appears on page xiii. Categories such as Experimental Methods, Qualitative Methods, and Organizations and Publications are only a few of the many that help organize the entire set of contributions

Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers: Engineering, Management, Executive, Operations, Production, and Technology
Expert resumes for manufacturing careers: engineering, management, executive, operations, production, and technology / Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2002. xvii, 270 p. ; 28 cm. Résumés (Employment) Manufacturing industries --Vocational guidance.

Polymers and Coatings

Organic Coatings: Science and Technology
Title: Organic coatings [computer file] : science and technology / Zeno W. Wicks, Jr., Frank N. Jones, and S. Peter Pappas. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: New York : Wiley-Interscience, c1999. Description: Book Computer File xxi, 630 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Organic Coatings: Science and Technology, 3rd Edt.
Organic coatings : science and technology / Zeno W. Wicks, Jr; 3rd ed. Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2007. xxiii, 722 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. Contents What are Coatings? -- Polymerization and Film Formation -- Flow -- Mechanical Properties -- Exterior Durability -- Adhesion -- Corrosion Protection by Coatings -- Acrylic Resins -- Latexes -- Polyester Resins -- Amino Resins -- Binders Based on Isocyanates: Polyurethanes -- Epoxy and Phenolic Resins -- Drying Oils -- Alkyd Resins -- Silicon Derivatives -- Other Resins and Cross-linkers -- Solvents -- Color and Appearance -- Pigments -- Pigment Dispersion -- Effect of Pigments on Coating Properties -- Application Methods -- Film Defects -- Solventborne and High Solids Coatings -- Waterborne Coatings -- Electrodeposition Coatings -- Powder Coatings -- Radiation Cure Coatings -- Product Coatings for Metal Substrates -- Product Coatings for Nonmetallic Substrates -- Architectural Coatings -- Special Purpose Coatings -- Perspectives on Coating Design. Subject(s): Plastic coatings.

Quality

ISO 9000 Pocket Guide
ISO 9000 pocket guide [computer file] / David Hoyle."ISO 9000 Series Standards Handbooks, manuals, etc. Quality control Handbooks, manuals, etc."Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998.TS156.6 .H688 1998eb