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Springer Nature’s Major Reference Works (MRWs) portfolio features trusted, peer-reviewed, high-profile encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and atlases from the leading brands, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. The references cover science, technology and medicine as well as engineering, business, economics, and more. They play an instrumental part as the foundational starting point for students, researchers, and professionals needing authoritative, expertly validated overviews of a field, topic, or concept.

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Major Reference Works, a springboard to further research

Major Reference Works provide a wealth of foundational knowledge in a specific subject, ideal for graduate students, researchers, professionals, technologists and clinicians looking for a one-stop authoritative reference work covering all aspects of the field. They are the ideal primer for researchers and students needing to quickly acquaint themselves with a new field.

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This award-winning publication contains entries written by the world’s most influential economists, including 36 Nobel Laureates. With over 3,000 individual articles, this is the definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists. License this individual MRW or gain access as part of the Economics & Finance eBook subject collection.

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Provides up-to-date world facts about every country in the world - constitution and government, international relations, industry, agriculture, trade and social issues. License this individual MRW or gain access as part of Political Science & International Relations eBook subject collection.

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This reference work pulls together such a comprehensive overview of the field: its history, schools, applications, biographies of key individuals and indeed the role of practitioners in its advancement. License this individual MRW or gain access as part of the Economics & Finance eBook subject collection.

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International Historical Statistics; 1750-2010 3-volume set is the latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2010 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years, serving as an essential reference source.

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Types of Reference Works: Springer Nature’s Major Reference Works are published online both as eReferences and so-called “Living References” which are online first, real-time snapshots (article collections) of a reference work in development or being updated. The living editions are delivered using an industry-first publishing model, well in advance of printed reference publications, and continuously offer new and up-to-date content. Each online-first entry has its own DOI and is fully citable.

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