Encyclopedias

About the Collection

The largest of IGI Global’s edited publication formats, Encyclopedias are between 3 to 10 volumes and contain a high volume of concise, abbreviated articles that offer critical perspectives on current issues and controversies, as well as provide prospective solutions and future directions in the field. Containing expansive knowledge focused on a particular discipline or topic area, these all-encompassing titles are contributed to by hundreds of international authors and include original articles that contain charts, graphs, tables, and formulae, as well as key terms and their definitions. An exhaustive list of references, as well as additional reading sections consisting of sources that complement the topical coverage within the article, are also provided for the benefit of scholars, students, and researchers looking to improve upon their own research.

Due to their extensive size and coverage, Encyclopedias are intended for academic, medical, corporate, and joint-use libraries that are looking to acquire all-inclusive content on a particular topic or research methodology. These comprehensive publications are essential additions to library collections and are valued foundations for faculty and student research.



Encyclopedia Publications:

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: June 2017. Copyright © 2018. 8104 pages. $5,695.00
In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements hav...
Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management
Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Release Date: December 2016. Copyright © 2017. 1793 pages. $2,275.00
Strategic leadership techniques are the cornerstone to positive growth and prosperity within businesses and organizations. Implementing new management strategies and...
Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal & Algoritmi Research Centre, Portugal), Isabel Maria Miranda (Câmara Municipal de Guimarães, Portugal), Ricardo Martinho (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal & CINTESIS - Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Portugal), Rui Rijo (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal & INESCC - Institute for Systems and Computers Engineering at Coimbra, Portugal & CINTESIS - Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Portugal)
Release Date: May 2016. Copyright © 2016. 1145 pages. $630.00
Patients and medical professionals alike are slowly growing into the digital advances that are revolutionizing the ways that medical records are maintained in additi...
Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management
In Lee (Western Illinois University, USA)
Release Date: March 2016. Copyright © 2016. 2375 pages. $1,095.00
The convenience of online shopping has driven consumers to turn to the internet to purchase everything from clothing to housewares and even groceries. The ubiquity o...
Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior
Zheng Yan (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)
Release Date: March 2015. Copyright © 2015. 1542 pages. $1,060.00
The rise of mobile phones has brought about a new era of technological attachment as an increasing number of people rely on their personal mobile devices to conduct...
Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: July 2014. Copyright © 2015. 10384 pages. $1,840.00
Information acquisition and management has always had a profound impact on societal and organizational progression. However, as computing dramatically advances the l...
Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization
John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
Release Date: February 2014. Copyright © 2014. 2754 pages. $1,255.00
As the age of Big Data emerges, it becomes necessary to take the five dimensions of Big Data- volume, variety, velocity, volatility, and veracity- and focus these di...
Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior
Zheng Yan (University at Albany - SUNY, USA)
Release Date: March 2012. Copyright © 2012. 1632 pages. $695.00
Cyber behavior, such as e-learning, e-voting, e-shopping, e-privacy, and e-therapy, could be broadly considered as any physical, social, or mental activities that hu...
Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training
Victor C.X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Release Date: August 2011. Copyright © 2012. 984 pages. $695.00
As a significant number of leaders in the public and private sector near retirement age, there is a core body of knowledge that new school, industry, and business le...
Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration
Victor C. X. Wang (California State University - Long Beach, USA)
Release Date: August 2010. Copyright © 2011. 1236 pages. $695.00
E-learning has become a major force in adult education on any campus in any country. Since working adults cannot come to campuses for face-to-face meetings, acquirin...