Major Reference Works

About the Collection

Major Reference Works exhibit in-depth research coverage and comprehensive assessments on inclusive topics and research methodologies. These publications vary in coverage and length and offer a sound and complete reference source for all audiences, making them integral acquisitions for libraries. Handbooks of Research provide concise, focused examinations and are typically 1-3 volumes in length. Contributed to by hundreds of international authors, Encyclopedias consist of 3-10 volumes sets and contain expansive knowledge focused on a particular discipline or topic area. Dictionaries contain cutting-edge terminology and relevant industry terms related to all aspects of information science and technology. Finally, Critical Explorations, covering insight into the latest fundamental concepts, methodologies, technologies, and applications, range from 1-4 volumes in length and include content carefully selected from IGI Global’s most prestigious front list titles.



Major Reference Works Publications:

Handbook of Research on Modeling, Analysis, and Application of Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms
Sujata Dash (North Orissa University, India), B.K. Tripathy (VIT University, India), Atta ur Rahman (Barani Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. 400 pages. $265.00
The digital age is ripe with emerging advances and applications in technological innovations. Mimicking the structure of complex systems in nature can provide new id...
Handbook of Research on Women's Issues and Rights in the Developing World
Nazmunnessa Mahtab (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Ishrat Khan Barsha (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Md. Mynul Islam (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Ishret Binte Wahid (BRAC, Bangladesh)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. 400 pages. $245.00
Equal rights for women are an essential aspect for establishing strong societies. By making strides on these issues, nations are helping to create valuable civilizat...
Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. 2000 pages. $2,495.00
People currently live in a digital age in which technology is now a ubiquitous part of society. It has become imperative to develop and maintain a comprehensive unde...
Application Development and Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. 2000 pages. $2,695.00
Advancements in technology have allowed for the creation of new tools and innovations that can improve different aspects of life. These applications can be utilized...
Hydrology and Water Resource Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. 500 pages. $395.00
A prime concern in contemporary environmental science is the proper management of water supply and usage. It is critical to develop effective processes to manage the...
Fashion and Textiles: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. 500 pages. $345.00
Management technique and operation strategies vary depending on the particular industry. This allows businesses in that industry to thrive and increase competitive a...
Handbook of Research on Geospatial Science and Technologies
Joyce Maphanyane (University of Botswana, Botswana), Read Mapeo (University of Botswana, Botswana), Modupe Akinola (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Release Date: September 2017. Copyright © 2018. 500 pages. $345.00
The impacts of climate change are beginning to be felt throughout the world, yet there is no clear explanation as to how these changes will alter our future. The res...
Handbook of Research on Digital Content, Mobile Learning, and Technology Integration Models in Teacher Education
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. 414 pages. $225.00
While many facets of our lives are rapidly becoming more digital, educational institutions are now faced with the task of finding new and innovative ways to incorpor...
Business Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. 2000 pages. $2,250.00
In the increasingly competitive corporate sector, organizational leaders must examine their current practices to ensure business success. This can be accomplished by...
Biomedical Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: August 2017. Copyright © 2018. 2000 pages. $2,695.00
Technological tools and computational techniques have enhanced the healthcare industry. These advancements have led to significant progress and novel opportunities f...