Alderman and other U.Va. Libraries have many general and subject specific encyclopedias in print. General encyclopedias (World Book, Encyclopedia Britanica, Encyclopedia Americana) will be found under the call letter A.
This encyclopedia of geographical places and features profiles every country in the world, with information on demography, geography, industry, agriculture, cultural and historical points of interest, transportation, and pronunciations. Search by place na
Biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities; profiles of organizations; and a collection of documents including education related legislation, international treaties and testing methods. Coverage is international.
Covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, including Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Articles on each country detail its population, economy and government.
Encyclopedia Virginia is a publicly accessible online publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Encyclopedia Virginia is the first online reference work about the Commonwealth, aggregating in a single resource information on Virginia history, business, politics, and geography, plus the state’s proud heritage in the arts, religion, culture, and folklife.
MLA Bibliography and The Dictionary of Literary Biography and other biographical and critical works about authors, plus journal articles and book chapters on literary works and topics. Primarily literature in English, but also much on world literatature.