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American Council of Learned Societies

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Works: 6,394 works in 13,322 publications in 2 languages and 136,570 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Biography  History  Directories  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Dictionaries 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Author, Composer, Photographer, Collector
Classifications: E176, 920.073
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Most widely held works about American Council of Learned Societies
 
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Most widely held works by American Council of Learned Societies
Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, features more than 800 completely new articles. This new work extends, complements, and comments upon the original Dictionary of Scientific Biography, which contains thousands of biographies of mathematicians and natural scientists from all countries and from all historical periods. The Dictionary of Scientific Biography presents an accurate and reliable narrative of the development of science, not as a mere accumulation of technical information but as the collective accomplishment that has ordered our understanding of nature"--Publisher website (January 2008)
American national biography( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 10 years in the making, American National Biography is a fascinating study of the people who have shaped the United States. Why replace the Dictionary of American Biography instead of merely updating it through supplements? Because the editors include new scholarship and people who were missed in the original, especially women and ethnic minorities. Numbering 24 volumes and containing 17,500 entries, the work offers readable, informative, and critical biographies for each subject, the location of their papers (if they exist), and selective bibliographies. Excellent indexes--subject, contributor, place of birth, and occupation--enhance use. This is an outstanding set that will be heavily consulted for many years to come."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Dictionary of American biography by Allen Johnson( Book )

20 editions published between 1946 and 1966 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise Dictionary of American biography by Frederick Burkhardt( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains concise versions of over 17,000 biographies of famous Americans
Dictionary of American biography. with an index guide to the supplements by Allen Johnson( Book )

98 editions published between 1928 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No living persons ... have biographies in the Dictionary ... (and) no persons who ... (have) not lived in the territory now known as the United States. Introd., v. 1, p. vii
Dictionary of American biography( Book )

in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of an integrated online collection of primary documents, secondary reference sources, and journal articles covering all areas of U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the present day. The DAB records the lives of prominent Americans who died by Dec. 31, 1980
Concise dictionary of scientific biography( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains concise biographies for 5,000 scientists ranging from classical antiquity to the 1970's
Dictionary of American biography. complete through supplement eight by American Council of Learned Societies( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This index references the ten-volume edition and Supplements 1-10
Directory of American scholars( )

in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invisible giants : fifty Americans who shaped the nation but missed the history books by Mark C Carnes( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights Our Country'S Rich biographical history. Fifty notable people have selected a person from the past whom they admire, but feel they have not received the infamy they deserve
The comparative reception of Darwinism by Thomas F Glick( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great charter : four essays on Magna carta and the history of our liberty by Samuel E Thorne( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four essays commemorating the 750th anniversary of Magna carta, commissioned by the American Council of Learned Societies
The Middle Ages( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Ages, conventionally the years 500 to 1500, is seen as a bridge between ancient and modern civilizations. These books cover not only northern and western Ekurope but also the Byzantine and muslim worlds. This 4 volume set is alphabetical
The concept of academic freedom : [papers] by Conference on the Concept of Academic Freedom( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish thought and letters in the twentieth century by Germán Bleiberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and Spanish and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Alan Brinkley( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ... compact biography chronicles Franklin Delano Roosevelt's rise from a childhood of privilege to a presidency that forever changed the face of international diplomacy, the American party system, and the government's role in global and domestic policy. Brinkley ... provides a clear, concise introduction to Roosevelt's sphinx-like character and remarkable achievements. In a vivid narrative packed with telling anecdotes, the book moves swiftly from Roosevelt's youth in upstate New York--characterized by an aristocratic lifestyle of trips to Europe and private tutoring--to his schooling at Harvard, his brief law career, and his initial entry into politics. From there, Brinkley chronicles Roosevelt's rise to the presidency, a position in which FDR remained until death, through an unparalleled three-plus terms in office. Throughout the book, Brinkley elegantly blends FDR's personal life with his professional one, providing a lens into the President's struggles with polio and his somewhat distant relationship with the first lady. Franklin Delano Roosevelt led the United States through the worst economic crisis in the nation's history and through the greatest and most terrible war ever recorded. His extraordinary legacy remains alive in our own troubled new century as a reminder of what bravery and strong leadership can accomplish."--Publisher description
Dictionary of American biography( )

in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly communication : the report of the National Enquiry by National Enquiry into Scholarly Communication( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Report of a comprehensive three-year research effort conducted under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies."
Dictionary of American biography. volumes I-X, supplements 1-7 by American Council of Learned Societies( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 1981 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

References are to the current 10-volume edition, with conversion key for use with the original 20-volume edition
 
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American national biography
Alternative Names
A.C.L.S.

A.C.L.S. (American Council of Learned Societies)

ACLS

ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies)

American Council of Learned Societies Devoted to Humanistic Studies

Amerikanskiĭ sovet poznavatelʹnykh obshchestv

Amerikanskij sovet poznavatelʹnych obščestv

ASPO

ASPO (Amerikanskij sovet poznavatelʹnych obščestv)

Council of Learned Societies

Council of Learned Societies United States

Maǧlis al-ǧamʿīyāt al-ʿilmīya al-amīrikī

Maǧlis al-ǧamʿīyāt al-ʿilmiyya al-amīrikī

Majlis al-Jamʿīyāt al-ʿIlmīyah al-Amīrikī

مجلس الجمعيات العلمية الاميركي

米国学術団体評議会

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English (284)

Spanish (1)

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American national biographyDictionary of American biography. with an index guide to the supplementsConcise dictionary of scientific biographyDictionary of American biography. complete through supplement eightInvisible giants : fifty Americans who shaped the nation but missed the history booksThe Middle AgesFranklin Delano Roosevelt