Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S., 52nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414473257
  • ISBN-13: 9781414473253
  • DDC: 060
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  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Encyclopedia Of Associations: National Organizations Of The U.S., 52nd Edition is a guide to more than 25,000 national and international organizations. These include trade, business, and commercial; environmental and agricultural; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; engineering, technological, and natural and social sciences; educational; cultural; social welfare; health and medical; public affairs; fraternal, nationality, and ethnic; religious; veterans, hereditary, and patriotic; hobby and avocational; athletic and sports; labor unions, associations, and federations; chambers of commerce and trade and tourism; Greek letter and related organizations; and fan clubs.

The arrangement of subjects in 18 categories allows the user to identify at once all organizations related to a particular topic without having to conduct multiple searches.

The comprehensive Name & Keyword Index allows the user to search for an organization by its name, any significant word within the name, the primary keyword, or an additional keyword. Encyclopedia Of Associations is the only comprehensive source for detailed information on nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Every entry offers a wealth of valuable data, typically including the organization’s complete name, address, and phone number together with the primary official’s name and title; fax number, when available; founding date, purpose, activities, and dues; and national and international conferences.

Encyclopedia Of Associations has two companion volumes: Volume 2, Geographic and Executive Indexes, and Volume 3, Supplement, which updates contact information from the previous edition and provides coverage of new or newly identified associations and projects.

Features and Benefits

  • More than 600 new associations have been added since the 51st edition, across all 18 Encyclopedia Of Associations subject areas.
  • Listings are arranged in 18 broad subject chapters.
  • Within each subject chapter, entries are further organized by principal subject keyword.
  • The majority of entries feature a wealth of descriptive information, including year founded, membership, budget, purpose and activities, services, publications, and other organization programs.
  • More than 99% of the entries include at least one email address, and more than 98% of the entries include a website for the organization.

What's New

  • Approximately 85% of the entries are verified and updated for each edition of Encyclopedia Of Associations making the information accurate and reliable. All entries are updated by direct contact with the organizations.

Table of Contents

Part I: SECTIONS 1-6.
User’s Guide.
Keyword List.
Descriptive Listings.
1. Trade, Business, and Commercial.
2. Environmental and Agricultural.
3. Legal, Governmental, Public
Administration, and Military.
4. Engineering, Technological, and
Natural and Social Sciences.
5. Educational Organizations.
6. Cultural Organizations.