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 research contained within IGI Global's 11 subject areas. 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 Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation
Isabel de Sousa Rosa (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Joana Corte Lopes (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Ricardo Ribeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Ana Mendes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 549 pages. $265.00
In a globalizing and expanding world, the need for research centered on analysis, representation, and management of landscape components has become critical. By prov...
Handbook of Research on Predictive Modeling and Optimization Methods in Science and Engineering
Dookie Kim (Kunsan National University, South Korea), Sanjiban Sekhar Roy (Vellore Institute of Technology University, India), Tim Länsivaara (Tampere University of Technology, Finland), Ravinesh Deo (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Pijush Samui (National Institute of Technology Patna, India)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 576 pages. $355.00
The disciplines of science and engineering rely heavily on the forecasting of prospective constraints for concepts that have not yet been proven to exist, especially...
Handbook of Research on Psychosocial Perspectives of Human Communication Disorders
Sanjeev Kumar Gupta (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India), Srinivasan Venkatesan (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 400 pages. $275.00
Communication is a key component of everyday life, but what happens when an individual is faced with a communication disorder? Today, the prevalence of individuals w...
Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Business Education
Chandan Maheshkar (University of Indore, India), Vinod Sharma (University of Indore, India)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 380 pages. $235.00
Due to the impact of globalization, business practices have been constantly evolving throughout the twenty-first century. Teachers and instructors are faced with the...
Handbook of Research on Student-Centered Strategies in Online Adult Learning Environments
Carlton J. Fitzgerald (New England College, USA), Simona Laurian-Fitzgerald (University of Oradea, Romania), Carmen Popa (University of Oradea, Romania)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 550 pages. $245.00
As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strate...
Intelligent Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 2000 pages. $2,950.00
Ongoing advancements in modern technology have led to significant developments in intelligent systems. With the numerous applications available, it becomes imperativ...
E-Planning and Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 2000 pages. $2,650.00
As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. E-planning is a significant component in addr...
Fog Computing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 475 pages. $395.00
Fog computing is rapidly expanding in its applications and capabilities through various parts of society. Utilizing different types of virtualization technologies ca...
Social Media in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: June 2018. Copyright © 2018. 500 pages. $275.00
In the digital age, numerous technological tools are available to enhance educational practices. When used effectively, student engagement and mobile learning are si...
Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management for Contemporary Business Environments
Armando Malheiro (University of Porto, Portugal), Fernanda Ribeiro (University of Porto, Portugal), George Leal Jamil (Fumec University, Brazil), Jose Pocas Rascao (Polytechnic of Setubal, Portugal), Oscar Mealha (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: May 2018. Copyright © 2018. 450 pages. $295.00
Information is considered essential in every business model, which is why staying abreast of the latest resources can help combat many challenges and aid businesses...