Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. The publication of the online edition makes the ANB even more useful as a dynamic source of information -- updated quarterly, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. The ANB Online also features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.
A dictionary of thinkers and ideas. Comprehensive entries on major philosophers as well as 50 entries on leading contemporary philosophers. Includes coverage of developing fields such as the philosophy of mind and applied ethics, non-Western philosophy, and Continental philosophy.
Searchable database of the Concise Oxford companion to the English language is based on the Oxford companion to the English language. It is the work of 130 experts and highlights slang and also differences between American English and British English.
Based on the Oxford Companion to the Theatre, this searchable database contains entries on theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, and directors, as well as information on theatres, festivals, and such technical topics as lighting, sound, and method acting.
Based on the Oxford Dictionary of Music, this searchable database contains entries on musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras. Also includes descriptions of musical instruments and their histories.
Searchable dictionary database of computer terminology, covering computer applications in industry, the office, science, education, and the home, the hardware, software, and telecommunications behind these applications.
Searchable database providing coverage of the earth sciences and related topics, including geology, oceanography, paleontology, minerology, volcanology, and planetary science as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology
Covers all aspects of economics including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, environmental economics, and many others. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world
Searchable database of financial and banking information garnered from the 1997 edition of the Dictionary of finance and banking. Product includes 4,000 fully-explained entries relating to the various aspects of investments. The first edition of this product was entitled A Dictionary of Finance and was published in 1993. The second edition entitled A Dictionary of Finance and Banking was edited by Brian Butler, David Butler, Alan Isaacs and was published in 1997.
Searchable database of A dictionary of first names contains nearly 7,000 names. Originally published in 1990, this resource contains a collection of linguistic and historical information about first names.
Searchable dictionary database of words and terms encountered in both human and physical geography. Subject coverage includes cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, biogeography, ecology, geology, geomorphology, population, migration, agriculture, industry, transport, and development.