Here are long-standing reference works, now available online through the USF Libraries.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Available on the Gale Virtual Reference Library platform, this six-volume set of the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (NDHI) addresses topics in the fields of history, anthropology, and women’s studies; philosophy and religion; politics, law and economics; area studies and ethnic studies; literature, performance, music, and the visual arts; communication studies and cultural studies; and science, engineering and medicine. The first Dictionary of the History of Ideas was published by Scribner’s in 1973–1974 and became a landmark of scholarship on European thought. The NDHI extends this strength with entirely new content on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East. With many more articles than the original edition, hundreds of illustrations, as well as profusely illustrated visual entries, the NDHI provides an expansive cross-cultural and global outlook on the history of ideas.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. Since its first publication in 1997, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music has been the pre-eminent reference work for research in ethnomusicology. It is now available as a single, integrated online database. The database includes the entire set of 10 print volumes as well as complete indexing for genre, subject, instrument, place, person, ensemble, and cultural group, as well as links to the associated audio examples for each volume.
For these and other resources, visit http://www.poly.usf.edu/library. Click on “Search the databases” to begin.