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2nd ed. of Black Women in America provides expanded coverage of the achievements and contributions of African American women
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Lists and describes more than 1,500 cultures
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IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and CICA's Accounting, Assurance, and Public Sector Accounting Handbooks, for the preparation of general financial statements
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Online encyclopedia of chemical substances, including human and veterinary drugs, biologicals and natural products. Information includes chemical, common and generic names, CAS Registry Numbers, molecular formulae, and more.
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A survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries.
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Coverage of words from across the English speaking world. Provides etymological analysis, variant spellings, and pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
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