The need for specialized books and references is constantly expanding. The Libraries' collections would greatly benefit from the acquisition of the items listed below. If you would like to contribute, or need more information on how you can help build the collections, contact the Library Development Office at 949.824.4651.
- Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization $275
The non-Muslim world's perceptions of Islam have tended to be dominated by unrepresentative radical extremist movements and media interpretations of events involving such movements. This encyclopedia covers the full range of Islamic thought, justified by the contemporary significance of Islam, and based on historical depth.
- Encyclopedia of the Developing World $475
A comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries. Entries will cover the most important theories and measurements of development; relate historical events, movements, and concepts to development both internationally and regionally where applicable; examine the contributions of the most important persons and organizations; and detail the progress made within geographic regions and by individual countries.
- Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology. $525
The only reference work that provides an all-encompassing perspective on the way gender and information technology impact each other. Hundreds of leading international experts have compiled their research about the role of gender in human interaction with information technology and the information technology profession.
- Historical Statistics of the United States $995
This monumental work of collaborative scholarship provides a comprehensive compendium of statistics from over 1,000 sources recording every aspect of the numerical history of the United States from population to prices; from voting patterns to Vietnam veterans; from energy to education; from abortions to zinc and everything in between.