Three New Encyclopedias

The Washington and Lee University Library recently acquired access to three prestigious new encyclopedias in online form.
The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy contains more than 300 signed essays covering “cover concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.” Of added interest is the fact that three of the entries on ecology were contibuted by Gregory J. Cooper, who is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director, Society and the Professions Program in Ethics at W&L.
We also have access to the newly-released Encyclopaedia Islamica, an in-progress publication which is projected to be a sixteen-volume work which is described as specializing “in the attention it gives to Shiʿi Islam.”
The third new acquisition is the five-volume Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, which contains among its 1,100 entries several by members of the W&L School of Law faculty — Dean Rodney Smolla, Ann Massie, Scott Sundby, and the late Louise Halper.