ScienceDirect Book Recommendations for College of Liberal Arts

Elsevier’s Social Science collection offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the ways in which scientific, technological, and social factors interact to shape modern life. There is a growing focus on solving scientific challenges in an interdisciplinary manner and increased funding for collaborative projects across science and technology. Researchers across many areas of study find themselves in need of basic, reputable information to build their studies upon.

Elsevier’s Encyclopedias solve this challenge by offering authoritative and reliable knowledge in a comprehensive one-stop resource that effectively demonstrates the links between findings and conclusions.

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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (IESBS)

IESBS, the title shown here, we can see here that IESBS covers all 27 of the main subjects portraying the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. IESBS offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Available in both print and online editions, it comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive names and subject indexes.

eBooks, like this one, cover the fundamental aspects of a discipline and demonstrate clearly the interdisciplinary nature of a subject clearly, enabling users to push ideas beyond subject boundaries and accomplish more collaborative research across, essential in today’s cross-disciplinary and rapidly advancing scientific world.

Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics


The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as “the field’s standard reference work for a generation”. Now the all-new second edition matches ELL‘s comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics.

  • The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field
  • An entirely new work, with new editors, new authors, new topics and newly commissioned articles with a handful of classic articles
  • Alphabetically arranged with extensive cross-referencing
  • Available in print and online, priced separately. The online version will include updates as subjects develop

ELL2 includes:

  • 7,500,000 words
  • 11,000 pages
  • 3,000 articles
  • 1,500 figures: 130 halftones and 150 color
  • Supplementary audio, video and text files online
  • 3,500 glossary definitions
  • 39,000 references

International Encyclopedia of Education


The field of education has experienced extraordinary technological, societal, and institutional change in recent years, making it one of the most fascinating yet complex fields of study in social science.Unequalled in its combination of authoritative scholarship and comprehensive coverage, International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition succeeds two highly successful previous editions (1985, 1994) in aiming to encapsulate research in this vibrant field for the twenty-first century reader. Under development for five years, this work encompasses over 1,000 articles across 24 individual areas of coverage, and is expected to become the dominant resource in the field.Education is a multidisciplinary and international field drawing on a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines, and this new edition comprehensively matches this diversity. The diverse background and multidisciplinary subject coverage of the Editorial Board ensure a balanced and objective academic framework, with 1,500 contributors representing over 100 countries, capturing a complete portrait of this evolving field.


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