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The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education , 2nd Edition

The second edition of The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education has been revised, updated, and expanded since its original publication in 2005. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive overview of the field; it contains alphabetically organized entries that address important concepts, ideas, terms, people, organizations, publications, and research studies specifically related to middle grades education. This edition contains over 210 en...

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The United States Government Internet Directory 2017

Discover the depth of government information and services available online. The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory is an indispensable guidebook for anyone who is looking for official U.S. government resources on the Web. The U.S. government's online information is massive and can be difficult to locate. Many government sites are part...

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Koasati Dictionary

Koasati Dictionary is one of the first modern dictionaries ever published of a language of the Muskogean language family, whose speakers formerly occupied most of the southeastern United States. When first met by Europeans in the sixteenth century, the Koasati people were living in Eastern Tennessee. In the early eighteenth century they moved to south-central Alabama and eventually migrated to present-day Louisiana, Texas, or Oklahom...

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Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins

In Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins, Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins and histories of over 400 proverbs, detailing the changes of meaning and usage that have occurred throughout each proverb's life and offering literary examples dating back over 2,000 years. Entries have been selected because they have a tale to tell and because they are pithily, even wittily phrased, offering, as Cervantes put it, "short sentences ...

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Collins Gem Scots Dictionary

With words and phrases from both literary and everyday language, this is the perfect wee dictionary of Scots for native and non-native speakers alike. First published in 1995, the Collins Gem Scots Dictionary is by far the most popular guide to the language of today?s Scotland, with nearly 1,800 words and phrases from all over Scotland clearly explained and with many helpful examples of usage. Color text makes this best-selling dicti...

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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing defi...

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World Directory of Map Collections

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the information profession. The series IFLA Publications deals with many of the means through which libraries, information centres, and information professionals worldwide can formulate their goals, exert their influence...

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The Grants Register 2018

The most comprehensive guide on postgraduate grants and professional funding globally. For thirty-six years it has been the leading source for up-to-date information on the availability of, and eligibility for, postgraduate and professional awards. Each entry is verified by its awarding body and all information is updated annually.

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Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus

First published in 1976 and then reprinted in 1984, the Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus -- A Medieval Latin French/English Dictionary -- has proved to be invaluable to medievalists and a precious work tool for academic libraries. `...le Lexicon est d'une singuliere richesse...il represente pour les medievistes un tres precieux instrument de travail...' A. Guerreau-Jalabert, Bibliotheque de l'Ecole des Chartres. `...Le philologue, l'...

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The Complete Costume Dictionary

While there are costume and fashion dictionaries tied to specific countries or periods, none have been comprehensive. In The Complete Costume Dictionary, Elizabeth Lewandowski has collected from a variety of sources―including costume history texts, journal articles, historical publications, autobiographies, biographies, foreign language dictionaries, and contemporary publications―to create a resource that spans the globe, from the ea...