The Encyclopedia of Semiotics is a comprehensive reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies. Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields—from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy—survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture. These articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools of thought, and issues in communications, cognition, and cultural theory. – Publisher’s blurb.
Archive for October, 2009
The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world’s oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion. The Encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging reference work of its kind, combining theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance, and communication. – Publisher’s blurb.
The Directory of Illinois Foundations is thorough listing of foundations and corporate giving programs in the state.
The current edition contains:
- Listings for more than 3,100 Illinois foundations, including many newly established foundations
- In-depth profiles of foundations and corporate giving programs, including details on giving areas, staff contacts and application deadlines
- Lists of assets and grants of the top 50 Illinois foundations
- Look up foundations by funding area, type, location, and more
Northwestern University Library now has access to 80 Sage reference handbooks. Access is via the Library’s catalog NUcat or from the following list.
Profession is a journal of opinion about and for the modern language profession. The editor selects articles covering a range of topics of professional concern, trying to give a voice to MLA members working in diverse subject areas and situations. – Publisher’s blurb.
Nanoscale is a new peer reviewed journal publishing experimental and theoretical work across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanoscale is a collaborative venture between RSC Publishing and leading nanoscience research centre, the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing, China. – Publisher’s blurb.
The Jazz Discography covers all categories of jazz and other creative improvised music, including Traditional, Swing, Bop, Modern, Avant-Garde, Fusion, Third Stream, etc. It covers leaders from A to Z and as of January 2008 contains: 34,861 leaders; 181,392 recording sessions; 1,030,109 musician entries and 1,077,503 tune entries.
The period covered by TJD Online is from 1896 to 2008 inclusive. – Publisher’s blurb.