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AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008
AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.

Abortion, ed. 2008
Abortion, ed. 2008

Abortion, ed. 2008

Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.

African American Almanac, ed. 10
African American Almanac, ed. 10

African American Almanac, ed. 10

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

American Civil War Reference Library
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 Decades Primary Sources
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 Eras
American Eras

American Eras

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870
American History Through Literature 1820-1870

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920
American History Through Literature 1870-1920

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American Home Front in World War II
American Home Front in World War II

American Home Front in World War II

Examines the effect of World War II on people living in America. The Almanac discusses major events on the home front, including the changing role of women, Civil Defense and the draft. Biographies highlights 26 key figures, such as John L. Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer and others. Primary Sources includes primary material from a variety of sources, including speeches, documents and other material.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 24
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 24

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 24

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

American Revolution Reference Library
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 Social Reform Movements Reference Library
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library
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 Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Greece and Rome

Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

Animal Rights, ed. 2007
Animal Rights, ed. 2007

Animal Rights, ed. 2007

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding animal rights.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2
Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa
CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008
Capital Punishment, ed. 2008

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008

Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.

Career Information Center, ed. 9
Career Information Center, ed. 9

Career Information Center, ed. 9

Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008

Examines various trends in careers and occupations in America. Provides the latest information on what Americans do for a living, how much they earn, how they find work, and what factors influence these key issues.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.

Chemical Compounds
Chemical Compounds

Chemical Compounds

Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scientists who made them.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on child abuse and domestic violence, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Cities of the United States, ed. 6
Cities of the United States, ed. 6

Cities of the United States, ed. 6

Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Cold War Reference Library
Cold War Reference Library

Cold War Reference Library

Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

Colonial America Reference Library
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.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
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.

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions
Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers
Concise Major 21st Century Writers

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today’s most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2
Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

Covering nearly 200 countries, this yearbook is filled with background notes reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover geography, history, government and political conditions, economy, and state of relations with the United States.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.

Death and Dying, ed. 2008
Death and Dying, ed. 2008

Death and Dying, ed. 2008

Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).

Education, ed. 2008
Education, ed. 2008

Education, ed. 2008

Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and "at-risk" students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.

Electronic America, ed. 2007
Electronic America, ed. 2007

Electronic America, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on electronics in America, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Elizabethan World Reference Library
Elizabethan World Reference Library

Elizabethan World Reference Library

Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2
Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2

Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3

Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), v. 2
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), v. 2

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), v. 2

An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing
Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing

Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing

Provides information on products and the relationships between products and their industries. Explores various aspects of a product, the manufacturers, suppliers, immediate and adjacent industries and markets. Emphasizes manufacturers of numerous durable goods such as tires, automobiles, appliances, business equipment, home furnishing and sporting goods.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

A three-volume survey of the military aspects of the American Revolutionary War, covering the period 1763-1783. The alphabetically arranged entries include biographies as well as discussions of campaigns and strategy; battles, skirmishes, and naval actions; weaponry; political issues and events; and how the European powers participated in the conflict. For students, historians, and general readers.

Endangered Species, ed. 2
Endangered Species, ed. 2

Endangered Species, ed. 2

Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.

Endangered Species, ed. 2008
Endangered Species, ed. 2008

Endangered Species, ed. 2008

Discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.

Energy, ed. 2007
Energy, ed. 2007

Energy, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on energy, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.

Everyday Finance
Everyday Finance

Everyday Finance

Provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students
Extremist Groups: Information for Students

Extremist Groups: Information for Students

Provides an overview and history of 150 extremist organizations worldwide that are active today.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused family in society in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages
Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

French and Indian War
French and Indian War

French and Indian War

Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Features include illustrations, maps, graphs and charts, photographs, and a further reading list. Designed for student and general audiences.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect, and are affected by, social change.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

Gambling, ed. 2007
Gambling, ed. 2007

Gambling, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gambling, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007
Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering.

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources
Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library
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 general audiences.

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008
Growing Old in America, ed. 2008

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008

Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.

Growing Up, ed. 2007
Growing Up, ed. 2007

Growing Up, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's youth.

Gun Control, ed. 2007
Gun Control, ed. 2007

Gun Control, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gun control, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008
Health and Wellness, ed. 2008

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008

Examines health and wellness among Americans, including the ways in which illness is currently prevented, identified, and treated. Describes the most common types of chronic, degenerative, genetic, and infectious diseases, as well as the concepts of mental health and illness. Covers both traditional and alternative medicine.

History in Dispute, v. 1
History in Dispute, v. 1

History in Dispute, v. 1

This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources
Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007
Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding immigration and illegal aliens.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library
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.

Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Includes numerous entries on topics in social science research and practice.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

This 4-vol. set provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

Students will find everything they need to conduct thorough research on 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories. Includes details on Canada's arts, climate, government, health, languages, notable persons, and ethnic groups.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Korean War Reference Library
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.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2
Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

Learning About the Holocaust
Learning About the Holocaust

Learning About the Holocaust

Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

Literature and Its Times
Literature and Its Times

Literature and Its Times

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources
Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Mexican-American War
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

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.

Middle East Conflict Reference Library
Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.

Minorities, ed. 2008
Minorities, ed. 2008

Minorities, ed. 2008

Examines the differences between minority groups and white Americans across the economic, political, and social spectrums. Explores the experience of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and other minority groups living in the United States.

National Security, ed. 2007
National Security, ed. 2007

National Security, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on U. S. national security, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

Newsmakers
Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 1
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 1

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 1

A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate.

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 2
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 2

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 2

A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate.

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3

A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate.

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 4
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 4

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 4

A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate.

Notable Black American Men, Book II
Notable Black American Men, Book II

Notable Black American Men, Book II

Profiles contemporary and historic figures whose accomplishments will inspire students of every heritage. Covering the most prominent newsmakers as well as lesser-known individuals, each volume offers full biographical entries, portraits, addresses for living listees and recommended sources for further study.

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Explores the many different types of prejudice, their history, what causes these prejudices in people and societies, and their consequences. Presents profiles of diverse and unique men and women who played key roles in the history of prejudice. Excerpted documents tell various stories in the words of the people who fought prejudice, acted out prejudices, and those who were the victims of prejudice.

Real-Life Math
Real-Life Math

Real-Life Math

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library
Reconstruction Era Reference Library

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

The three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library
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.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library
Roaring Twenties Reference Library

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

The Roaring Twenties Reference Library chronicles and illustrates a time of great social change in everything from fashion to music to politics.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Scientific Thought
Scientific Thought

Scientific Thought

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

This collection chronicles and illustrates the important period between 1783-1815 when America forged its place at home and on the international stage.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Social Welfare, ed. 2007
Social Welfare, ed. 2007

Social Welfare, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's homeless.

Space Exploration Reference Library
Space Exploration Reference Library

Space Exploration Reference Library

From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

Space Exploration, ed. 2008
Space Exploration, ed. 2008

Space Exploration, ed. 2008

Examines numerous aspects of space exploration. Presents the facts on space exploration's successes and failures, and the questions that surround them.

Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Sports in America, ed. 2008
Sports in America, ed. 2008

Sports in America, ed. 2008

Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America
Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice, equal protection, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

Television in American Society Reference Library
Television in American Society Reference Library

Television in American Society Reference Library

Focused on a popular topic, this exciting collection gives students and teachers substantial material for discussion and research. The three-volume set shows how television has reflected and influenced American society and culture throughout its history, covering both positive and negative effects.

Terrorism Reference Library
Terrorism Reference Library

Terrorism Reference Library

This 3-vol. set provides students with an understanding of the complex issue of global terrorism.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources
Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

The American Economy, ed. 2007
The American Economy, ed. 2007

The American Economy, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the American economy, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

The Ancient Near East
The Ancient Near East

The Ancient Near East

Provides an overview of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran/Persia, and the Arabian Peninsula, covering more than 4,000 years, from the Early Bronze Age to 325 B.C.E.

The College Blue Book, ed. 35
The College Blue Book, ed. 35

The College Blue Book, ed. 35

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

The College Blue Book, ed. 36
The College Blue Book, ed. 36

The College Blue Book, ed. 36

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

The Crusades Reference Library
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).

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1

Chronicling Eleanor Roosevelt's development as diplomat, journalist, and political strategist in the years 1945 to 1948, this publication is filled with original writings and speeches.

The Environment, ed. 2008
The Environment, ed. 2008

The Environment, ed. 2008

Examines the steps that have been taken to protect Earth's natural environment and the controversies that surround them.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

The Health Care System, ed. 2007
The Health Care System, ed. 2007

The Health Care System, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the U. S. health care system, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

Covers an array of topics on the Middle Ages including daily life, art and architecture, science, religion, politics, women's issues, and more.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, v. 1
The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, v. 1

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, v. 1

Presents original scholarly biographies of notable Americans. Profiles careers and achievements as well as biographical data including family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial.

The Sixties in America Reference Library
The Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library presents a broad overview of the turbulent 1960s, a decade that forever changed the American social, political and cultural landscape.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library
U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

UXL American Decades
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.

UXL Complete Health Resource
UXL Complete Health Resource

UXL Complete Health Resource

Covers the causes symptoms, diagnoses, tests, treatments and prognoses of health problems; the main systems of the human body, including the circulatory system, the endocrine system, special senses and much more; and a detailed examination of nutrition, and medical and mental health issues.

UXL Complete Life Science Resource
UXL Complete Life Science Resource

UXL Complete Life Science Resource

Features alphabetically arranged entries on theories, concepts, and scientific discoveries and developments pertinent to the study of life science in schools today. Also featured is a chronology of discoveries and a report topic section that suggests a range of research topics and experiment ideas.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography
UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

Features biographies of notable historic and current figures from American history, world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences. Entries focus on the people most often studied in middle and high school.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

UXL Graphic Novelists
UXL Graphic Novelists

UXL Graphic Novelists

Graphic novels -- novels merging pictures and rich language to create a unique experience of literature and art -- are enjoying a renewed popularity, especially with students and young adults. U·X·L's Graphic Novelists introduces researchers to the authors and illustrators behind these works, taking care to define and explore the distinction between comic books and graphic novels.

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4
UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4

Covers prominent personalities active on the current scene, including people making headlines in all fields. Entries biographical profiles, career summaries and other facts.

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 5-6
UXL Newsmakers, vol. 5-6

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 5-6

Covers prominent personalities active on the current scene, including people making headlines in all fields. Entries biographical profiles, career summaries and other facts.

Vietnam War Reference Library
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, speeches and hearing testimonies.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library
War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

Triggered by its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq was pitted against a 32-nation coalition of forces commanded by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, whose air attacks led the way for a ground war that met with success in less than four days.

War of 1812
War of 1812

War of 1812

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

Water, ed. 2007
Water, ed. 2007

Water, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding water resources.

Weight in America, ed. 2008
Weight in America, ed. 2008

Weight in America, ed. 2008

Provides information from academic and governmental sources on every aspect of overweight, obesity, and eating disorders, including their prevalence in the United States, their consequences, public opinion about them, and methods of combating them.

Westward Expansion Reference Library
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.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 19
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 19

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 19

Provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 20
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 20

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 20

Provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 21
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 21

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 21

Provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.

Witchcraft in America
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.

Women in American Society, ed. 2008
Women in American Society, ed. 2008

Women in American Society, ed. 2008

Explores the lives of women in American society. Includes information on women's demographic trends, educational achievements, employment, financial status, parental responsibilities, political roles, victimization, and health issues.

Women in World History
Women in World History

Women in World History

Covers women of historical interest worldwide, from around 3100 BCE to the modern age, from every walk of life-artists, pirates, scientists, athletes, philanthropists, adventurers, politicians, pacifists, saints, and courtesans, even those famous for just being famous. Individual, collective, and joint entries (i.e. Astronauts: Women in Space, Egyptian Feminism, Siege Warfare and Women, etc.) are included.

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2
World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2

This fully updated version of the original 1989 edition of the World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries across the globe.

World Eras, v. 1
World Eras, v. 1

World Eras, v. 1

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600.

World Eras, v. 10
World Eras, v. 10

World Eras, v. 10

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of West African kingdoms, 500-1590.

World Eras, v. 2
World Eras, v. 2

World Eras, v. 2

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500.

World Eras, v. 3
World Eras, v. 3

World Eras, v. 3

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.

World Eras, v. 4
World Eras, v. 4

World Eras, v. 4

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of medieval Europe, 814-1350.

World Eras, v. 5
World Eras, v. 5

World Eras, v. 5

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E.

World Eras, v. 6
World Eras, v. 6

World Eras, v. 6

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E.

World Eras, v. 7
World Eras, v. 7

World Eras, v. 7

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644.

World Eras, v. 8
World Eras, v. 8

World Eras, v. 8

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E.

World Eras, v. 9
World Eras, v. 9

World Eras, v. 9

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914.

World Literature and Its Times, v. 1
World Literature and Its Times, v. 1

World Literature and Its Times, v. 1

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Latin America.

World Literature and Its Times, v. 2
World Literature and Its Times, v. 2

World Literature and Its Times, v. 2

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Africa.

World Literature and Its Times, v. 3
World Literature and Its Times, v. 3

World Literature and Its Times, v. 3

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Celtic migrations to the Reform Bill.

World Literature and Its Times, v. 4
World Literature and Its Times, v. 4

World Literature and Its Times, v. 4

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.

World Literature and Its Times, v. 5
World Literature and Its Times, v. 5

World Literature and Its Times, v. 5

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Spain and Portugal.

World Literature and Its Times, v. 6
World Literature and Its Times, v. 6

World Literature and Its Times, v. 6

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from the Middle East.

World Literature and Its Times, v. 7
World Literature and Its Times, v. 7

World Literature and Its Times, v. 7

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Italy.

World Literature and Its Times, v. 8
World Literature and Its Times, v. 8

World Literature and Its Times, v. 8

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on classical literature.

World Poverty, ed. 2008
World Poverty, ed. 2008

World Poverty, ed. 2008

Examines the forms that poverty takes around the world, its many causes, the serious negative consequences that it has for individuals and societies, and the effort to eliminate it.

World Religions Reference Library
World Religions Reference Library

World Religions Reference Library

A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

World War I Reference Library
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

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.

World of Sports Science
World of Sports Science

World of Sports Science

Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12

Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7

Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the U.S. Each entry consistently contains data on 50 rubrics. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals included.

Social Science

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008
AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.

Abortion, ed. 2008
Abortion, ed. 2008

Abortion, ed. 2008

Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Animal Rights, ed. 2007
Animal Rights, ed. 2007

Animal Rights, ed. 2007

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding animal rights.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008
Capital Punishment, ed. 2008

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008

Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008

Examines various trends in careers and occupations in America. Provides the latest information on what Americans do for a living, how much they earn, how they find work, and what factors influence these key issues.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on child abuse and domestic violence, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.

Death and Dying, ed. 2008
Death and Dying, ed. 2008

Death and Dying, ed. 2008

Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.

Education, ed. 2008
Education, ed. 2008

Education, ed. 2008

Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and "at-risk" students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.

Electronic America, ed. 2007
Electronic America, ed. 2007

Electronic America, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on electronics in America, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3

Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.

Endangered Species, ed. 2008
Endangered Species, ed. 2008

Endangered Species, ed. 2008

Discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.

Energy, ed. 2007
Energy, ed. 2007

Energy, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on energy, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students
Extremist Groups: Information for Students

Extremist Groups: Information for Students

Provides an overview and history of 150 extremist organizations worldwide that are active today.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused family in society in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Gambling, ed. 2007
Gambling, ed. 2007

Gambling, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gambling, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007
Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering.

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008
Growing Old in America, ed. 2008

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008

Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.

Growing Up, ed. 2007
Growing Up, ed. 2007

Growing Up, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's youth.

Gun Control, ed. 2007
Gun Control, ed. 2007

Gun Control, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gun control, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008
Health and Wellness, ed. 2008

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008

Examines health and wellness among Americans, including the ways in which illness is currently prevented, identified, and treated. Describes the most common types of chronic, degenerative, genetic, and infectious diseases, as well as the concepts of mental health and illness. Covers both traditional and alternative medicine.

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007
Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding immigration and illegal aliens.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Includes numerous entries on topics in social science research and practice.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Minorities, ed. 2008
Minorities, ed. 2008

Minorities, ed. 2008

Examines the differences between minority groups and white Americans across the economic, political, and social spectrums. Explores the experience of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and other minority groups living in the United States.

National Security, ed. 2007
National Security, ed. 2007

National Security, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on U. S. national security, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Social Welfare, ed. 2007
Social Welfare, ed. 2007

Social Welfare, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's homeless.

Space Exploration, ed. 2008
Space Exploration, ed. 2008

Space Exploration, ed. 2008

Examines numerous aspects of space exploration. Presents the facts on space exploration's successes and failures, and the questions that surround them.

Sports in America, ed. 2008
Sports in America, ed. 2008

Sports in America, ed. 2008

Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.

Television in American Society Reference Library
Television in American Society Reference Library

Television in American Society Reference Library

Focused on a popular topic, this exciting collection gives students and teachers substantial material for discussion and research. The three-volume set shows how television has reflected and influenced American society and culture throughout its history, covering both positive and negative effects.

The American Economy, ed. 2007
The American Economy, ed. 2007

The American Economy, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the American economy, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

The Environment, ed. 2008
The Environment, ed. 2008

The Environment, ed. 2008

Examines the steps that have been taken to protect Earth's natural environment and the controversies that surround them.

The Health Care System, ed. 2007
The Health Care System, ed. 2007

The Health Care System, ed. 2007

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the U. S. health care system, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

Water, ed. 2007
Water, ed. 2007

Water, ed. 2007

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding water resources.

Weight in America, ed. 2008
Weight in America, ed. 2008

Weight in America, ed. 2008

Provides information from academic and governmental sources on every aspect of overweight, obesity, and eating disorders, including their prevalence in the United States, their consequences, public opinion about them, and methods of combating them.

Women in American Society, ed. 2008
Women in American Society, ed. 2008

Women in American Society, ed. 2008

Explores the lives of women in American society. Includes information on women's demographic trends, educational achievements, employment, financial status, parental responsibilities, political roles, victimization, and health issues.

World Poverty, ed. 2008
World Poverty, ed. 2008

World Poverty, ed. 2008

Examines the forms that poverty takes around the world, its many causes, the serious negative consequences that it has for individuals and societies, and the effort to eliminate it.

Multicultural Studies

African American Almanac, ed. 10
African American Almanac, ed. 10

African American Almanac, ed. 10

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

Notable Black American Men, Book II
Notable Black American Men, Book II

Notable Black American Men, Book II

Profiles contemporary and historic figures whose accomplishments will inspire students of every heritage. Covering the most prominent newsmakers as well as lesser-known individuals, each volume offers full biographical entries, portraits, addresses for living listees and recommended sources for further study.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 19
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 19

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 19

Provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 20
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 20

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 20

Provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 21
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 21

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 21

Provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.

Science

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 24
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 24

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 24

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa
CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

Chemical Compounds
Chemical Compounds

Chemical Compounds

Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scientists who made them.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
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.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Real-Life Math
Real-Life Math

Real-Life Math

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

Scientific Thought
Scientific Thought

Scientific Thought

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

Space Exploration Reference Library
Space Exploration Reference Library

Space Exploration Reference Library

From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

UXL Complete Life Science Resource
UXL Complete Life Science Resource

UXL Complete Life Science Resource

Features alphabetically arranged entries on theories, concepts, and scientific discoveries and developments pertinent to the study of life science in schools today. Also featured is a chronology of discoveries and a report topic section that suggests a range of research topics and experiment ideas.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

World of Sports Science
World of Sports Science

World of Sports Science

Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.

Environment

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Endangered Species, ed. 2
Endangered Species, ed. 2

Endangered Species, ed. 2

Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

History

American Civil War Reference Library
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 Decades Primary Sources
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 Eras
American Eras

American Eras

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870
American History Through Literature 1820-1870

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920
American History Through Literature 1870-1920

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American Home Front in World War II
American Home Front in World War II

American Home Front in World War II

Examines the effect of World War II on people living in America. The Almanac discusses major events on the home front, including the changing role of women, Civil Defense and the draft. Biographies highlights 26 key figures, such as John L. Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer and others. Primary Sources includes primary material from a variety of sources, including speeches, documents and other material.

American Revolution Reference Library
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 Social Reform Movements Reference Library
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library
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 Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Greece and Rome

Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

Cold War Reference Library
Cold War Reference Library

Cold War Reference Library

Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

Colonial America Reference Library
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.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).

Elizabethan World Reference Library
Elizabethan World Reference Library

Elizabethan World Reference Library

Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2
Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

A three-volume survey of the military aspects of the American Revolutionary War, covering the period 1763-1783. The alphabetically arranged entries include biographies as well as discussions of campaigns and strategy; battles, skirmishes, and naval actions; weaponry; political issues and events; and how the European powers participated in the conflict. For students, historians, and general readers.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages
Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

French and Indian War
French and Indian War

French and Indian War

Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Features include illustrations, maps, graphs and charts, photographs, and a further reading list. Designed for student and general audiences.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect, and are affected by, social change.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library
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 general audiences.

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

History in Dispute, v. 1
History in Dispute, v. 1

History in Dispute, v. 1

This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library
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.

Korean War Reference Library
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.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2
Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

Learning About the Holocaust
Learning About the Holocaust

Learning About the Holocaust

Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

Mexican-American War
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

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.

Middle East Conflict Reference Library
Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Explores the many different types of prejudice, their history, what causes these prejudices in people and societies, and their consequences. Presents profiles of diverse and unique men and women who played key roles in the history of prejudice. Excerpted documents tell various stories in the words of the people who fought prejudice, acted out prejudices, and those who were the victims of prejudice.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library
Reconstruction Era Reference Library

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

The three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library
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.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library
Roaring Twenties Reference Library

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

The Roaring Twenties Reference Library chronicles and illustrates a time of great social change in everything from fashion to music to politics.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

This collection chronicles and illustrates the important period between 1783-1815 when America forged its place at home and on the international stage.

Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America
Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice, equal protection, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

The Ancient Near East
The Ancient Near East

The Ancient Near East

Provides an overview of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran/Persia, and the Arabian Peninsula, covering more than 4,000 years, from the Early Bronze Age to 325 B.C.E.

The Crusades Reference Library
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).

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1

Chronicling Eleanor Roosevelt's development as diplomat, journalist, and political strategist in the years 1945 to 1948, this publication is filled with original writings and speeches.

The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

Covers an array of topics on the Middle Ages including daily life, art and architecture, science, religion, politics, women's issues, and more.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, v. 1
The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, v. 1

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, v. 1

Presents original scholarly biographies of notable Americans. Profiles careers and achievements as well as biographical data including family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial.

The Sixties in America Reference Library
The Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library presents a broad overview of the turbulent 1960s, a decade that forever changed the American social, political and cultural landscape.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library
U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

UXL American Decades
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.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

Vietnam War Reference Library
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, speeches and hearing testimonies.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library
War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

Triggered by its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq was pitted against a 32-nation coalition of forces commanded by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, whose air attacks led the way for a ground war that met with success in less than four days.

War of 1812
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

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

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.

Women in World History
Women in World History

Women in World History

Covers women of historical interest worldwide, from around 3100 BCE to the modern age, from every walk of life-artists, pirates, scientists, athletes, philanthropists, adventurers, politicians, pacifists, saints, and courtesans, even those famous for just being famous. Individual, collective, and joint entries (i.e. Astronauts: Women in Space, Egyptian Feminism, Siege Warfare and Women, etc.) are included.

World Eras, v. 1
World Eras, v. 1

World Eras, v. 1

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600.

World Eras, v. 10
World Eras, v. 10

World Eras, v. 10

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of West African kingdoms, 500-1590.

World Eras, v. 2
World Eras, v. 2

World Eras, v. 2

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500.

World Eras, v. 3
World Eras, v. 3

World Eras, v. 3

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.

World Eras, v. 4
World Eras, v. 4

World Eras, v. 4

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of medieval Europe, 814-1350.

World Eras, v. 5
World Eras, v. 5

World Eras, v. 5

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E.

World Eras, v. 6
World Eras, v. 6

World Eras, v. 6

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E.

World Eras, v. 7
World Eras, v. 7

World Eras, v. 7

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644.

World Eras, v. 8
World Eras, v. 8

World Eras, v. 8

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E.

World Eras, v. 9
World Eras, v. 9

World Eras, v. 9

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914.

World War I Reference Library
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

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.

Literature

American History Through Literature 1820-1870
American History Through Literature 1820-1870

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920
American History Through Literature 1870-1920

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2
Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers
Concise Major 21st Century Writers

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today’s most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.