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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues – new resource!

Date Posted: July 16, 2015

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues 9781452243016-bookcover

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues explores the topic of food across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas including business, consumerism, marketing, and environmentalism. In contrast to the existing reference works on the topic of food that tend to fall into the categories of cultural perspectives, this carefully balanced academic encyclopedia focuses on social and policy aspects of food production, safety, regulation, labeling, marketing, distribution, and consumption. A sampling of general topic areas covered includes Agriculture, Labor, Food Processing, Marketing and Advertising, Trade and Distribution, Retail and Shopping, Consumption, Food Ideologies, Food in Popular Media, Food Safety, Environment, Health, Government Policy, and Hunger and Poverty. This encyclopedia introduces students to the fascinating, and at times contentious, and ever-so-vital field involving food issues. Key Features: • Contains approximately 500 signed entries concluding with cross-references and suggestions for further readings • Organized A-to-Z with a thematic “Reader’s Guide” in the front matter grouping related entries by general topic area • Provides a Resource Guide and a detailed and comprehensive Index along with robust search-and-browse functionality in the electronic edition. This three-volume reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who seek to better understand the topic of food and the issues surrounding it.

Open access to Early English Books Online

Date Posted: April 22, 2015

Early English Books Online TCP

Since January 2015 over 25,000 early English texts from 1473-1700 have been released online to members of the public under the CC0 Public Domain Dedication through the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). Since 2000, the university libraries of Michigan and Oxford and ProQuest have been working together in this initiative to create electronic text versions of early printed books from ProQuest’s Early English Books Online, Gale Cengage’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and Readex’s Evans Early American Imprints.


While these texts were previously only available to users of academic libraries participating in the partnership, at the end of the first phase of EEBO-TCP the current 25,000 texts have now been released into the public domain. They include highlights such as first printed editions of Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Milton, but also a wide variety of lesser known texts on topics ranging from sword fighting to witchcraft and gardening manuals. Users can not only browse and read through the text of these early English books, but also search through the entire corpus (which consists of two million pages and nearly a billion words). Searching for keywords and themes is possible as well because the text has been encoded with Extensible Markup Language (XML). An additional 40,000 texts will be released into the public domain by 2020.

Please note that this is not the complete EEBO, although more titles will be added over the next few years.

Two new Sage encyclopedias in Education

Date Posted: April 9, 2015

Encyclopedia of Education Economics & Finance9781452281858-bookcover

Economics can be a lens for understanding the behavior of schools, districts, states, and nations in meeting education needs of their populaces, as well as for understanding the individual decisions made by administrators, teachers, and students. Insights from economics help decision makers at the state level understand how to raise and distribute funds for public schools in an equitable manner for both schools and taxpayers. Economics also can assist researchers in analyzing effects of school spending and teacher compensation on student outcomes. And economics can provide important insights into public debates on issues such as whether to offer vouchers for subsidizing student attendance at private schools. This two-volume encyclopedia contains over 300 entries by experts in the field that cover these issues and more. Features: • This work of 2 volumes (in both print and electronic formats) contains 300-350 signed entries by significant figures in the field. • Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources. • Although organized in A-to-Z fashion a thematic “Reader’s Guide” in the front matter groups related entries by topic. • Also in the front matter a chronology provides students with historical perspective on the development of education economics and finance as a field of study • The entire work concludes with a Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index. • In the electronic version, the index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine to provide effective search-and-browse capabilities. Key Themes: • Accountability and Education Policy • Budgeting and Accounting in Education Finance • Education Markets, Choice, and Incentives • Equity and Adequacy in School Finance • Financing of Higher Education • Key Concepts in the Economics of Education • Private and Social Returns to Human Capital Investments • Production and Costs of Schooling • Revenue and Aid for Schools • Statistical Methods in the Economics of Education • Teachers and Teacher Labor Markets

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy  eductheory

Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished general editor and an international editorial board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.


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