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  • Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

  • Ancient Egypt and the Near East: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Egypt and the Near East: An Illustrated History

    Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.

  • Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History

    Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.

  • Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

    Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: Features articles about the social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures: A reference source that chronicles Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America.

  • Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

  • Presidents, ed. 3: A Biographical Dictionary

    Presidents, ed. 3: A Biographical Dictionary

    Contains biographies and portraits of all presidents, a detailed chronology of the life of each president, and suggested further reading about each president.

  • American Decades

    American Decades

    Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

  • American Decades: 2000-2009

    American Decades: 2000-2009

    Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

  • American Decades Primary Sources

    American Decades Primary Sources

    Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

  • American Revolution Reference Library

    American Revolution Reference Library

    This 4-vol. set supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.

  • American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.

  • The Baby Boom, ed. 6: Americans Born 1946 to 1964

    The Baby Boom, ed. 6: Americans Born 1946 to 1964

    Reveals the unique characteristics of Baby Boomers and explains how those characteristics are remaking American society. Includes the latest statistics on the labor force participation, living arrangements, incomes, health, spending, and wealth of the generation.

  • Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2: Pop Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century America

    Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2: Pop Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century America

    Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

  • Colonial America Reference Library

    Colonial America Reference Library

    The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

  • Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

    Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

    Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.

  • Dictionary of American Family Names

    Dictionary of American Family Names

    Dictionary of American Family Names from Oxford: Contains a listing of most commonly occurring surnames in the United States. Provides the names' comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical backgrounds, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.

  • Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

    Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

    The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

  • America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History

    America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History

    This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.

  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

    Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

    Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 from Oxford: Documents the African American experience from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass, and demonstrates how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by African Americans.

  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

    Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

    Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present from Oxford: With coverage from the Reconstruction Era, to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and up to the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, this resource contains fully cross-referenced entries by scholars and experts, offering reliable and extensive information on African American history.

  • Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

    Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

    Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period. For middle school and g

  • Industrial Revolution Reference Library

    Industrial Revolution Reference Library

    Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.

  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War

    Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 1

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 1

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Abalone Shells to Bone Artifacts.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 2

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 2

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Bonepickers to Comanchero.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 3

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 3

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers the Confederacy to Fort Stanwix Treaty.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 4

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 4

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Fox to Indian Territory.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 5

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 5

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Indian Wars to Massachuset.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 6

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 6

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Massasoit to Pamunkey.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 7

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 7

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Papoose to Rosebud Reservation.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 8

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 8

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Ross, John to Thanksgiving.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 9

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 9

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers The-Other-Magpie to Zuni.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 10

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 10

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers the Cumulative Index & Projects.

  • The U.S. Constitution A to Z, ed. 2

    The U.S. Constitution A to Z, ed. 2

    Explains every key aspect of the U.S. Constitution. Features new entries covering the events of recent years including court cases with impact on Constitutional rights.

  • UXL American Decades

    UXL American Decades

    This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.

  • The Value of a Dollar, ed. 5: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2014

    The Value of a Dollar, ed. 5: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2014

    Records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.

  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    This concise resource covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war.

  • Westward Expansion Reference Library

    Westward Expansion Reference Library

    This 3-vol. set features volumes dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

  • Witchcraft in America

    Witchcraft in America

    This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

    Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals are included.

  • American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.

  • American Revolution Reference Library

    American Revolution Reference Library

    This 4-vol. set supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.

  • The Crusades Reference Library

    The Crusades Reference Library

    The three-volume The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

  • Korean War Reference Library

    Korean War Reference Library

    Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.

  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War

    Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.

  • Vietnam War Reference Library

    Vietnam War Reference Library

    This title traces the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. It covers high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, antiwar activists, and soldiers and provides a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature

  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    This concise resource covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war.

  • World War I Reference Library

    World War I Reference Library

    Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

  • World War II Reference Library

    World War II Reference Library

    Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

  • Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

  • Ancient Egypt and the Near East: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Egypt and the Near East: An Illustrated History

    Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.

  • Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History

    Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.

  • Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

    Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.

  • The Crusades Reference Library

    The Crusades Reference Library

    The three-volume The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

  • Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

    Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

    Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment from Oxford: Describes the concepts and themes of the Enlightenment period and its impact on politics, religion, philosophy, and art.

  • Encyclopedia of Maritime History

    Encyclopedia of Maritime History

    Encyclopedia of Maritime History from Oxford: Articles examine aspects of seafaring including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. Covers ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today.

  • Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

    Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

    Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages from Oxford: Contains articles on all aspects of life in Europe from the 5th to 15th centuries within cultural, religious, intellectual, social, and political contexts.

  • The History of China, ed. 2

    The History of China, ed. 2

    Presents an informative introduction to China's past and present, from traditional accounts of its beginnings more than 3,000 years ago to its modern emergence as a first-world nation.

  • Korean War Reference Library

    Korean War Reference Library

    Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.

  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War

    Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.

  • Middle Ages Reference Library

    Middle Ages Reference Library

    Covers the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times; includes biographical essays on significant individuals of the era; and presents a collection of excerpts from relevant letters, journal entries, poems and more from the era.

  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

    Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

    Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium: A research tool for Byzantine history. Entries cover the scientific and cultural advancements of the Byzantine Empire from the 4th through the 15th centuries.

  • Oxford Companion to World Exploration

    Oxford Companion to World Exploration

    Oxford Companion to World Exploration: From Antarctica to the North Pole, this database offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age.

  • Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

    Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

    Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance: This dictionary provides coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of 14th to 17th century Europe with an examination of Renaissance influence on modern society.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: Features articles about the social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures: A reference source that chronicles Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

    Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

    Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation: A source for information about the religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church policy and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art, and literature.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History: Captures the experiences of women from all regions of the world throughout history. Includes biographies of influential women and articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.

  • Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

    Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

    This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.

  • Vietnam War Reference Library

    Vietnam War Reference Library

    This title traces the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. It covers high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, antiwar activists, and soldiers and provides a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature

  • World War I Reference Library

    World War I Reference Library

    Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

  • World War II Reference Library

    World War II Reference Library

    Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.