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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 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

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

American Law Yearbook

An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

Becoming a Data Engineer

This book explores the emerging career field of a data engineer. These IT professionals develop, construct, test, and maintain architectures, such as databases and large-scale data processing systems, which house big data.

Becoming a Database Administrator

This book explores the career field of a database administrator, using an easy-to-understand, straightforward approach to explore the tasks DBAs perform and the education, certification, and experience required for it.

Becoming a Project Manager

This book explores the career field of a technical project manager to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a Quality Assurance Engineer

This book explores the career field of technical quality assurance engineers to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a Software Engineer

This book explores the career field of software engineers to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a Systems Administrator

This book explores the career field of computer systems administrators to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a Systems Analyst

This book explores the career field of technical analysts to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a User Interface and User Experience Engineer

This book explores the career field of user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) engineers to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 2

Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.

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.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Coding

This book presents a variety of exciting careers in which one can write computer code for a living without having a college degree. It covers such jobs as UX designer, system administrator, game developer, and QA engineer.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Fashion

This guide is an invaluable resource for any reader who has ever considered a career in fashion. Beyond the usual paths, the reader will find some interests he or she may not have previously considered, including fit modeling, public relations, and blogging.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Gaming

This book covers all facets of the gaming industry, including production and sales, and also looks into traditional gaming outside of the multimedia industry. With a particular focus on the practical challenges of breaking into the world of gaming and strategies to help students prepare for working in the field, it aims to provide a range of entry points.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Houses and Apartments

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves houses and apartments. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including designer, painter, professional home organizer, realtor and landscaper, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Photography

This career guide takes the simple concept of “being good with a camera” and gives readers a long, actionable list for turning their interests into a career across a variety of fields. This guide is all that a camera enthusiast needs to get started planning and building a career—all without having to worry about student loans.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Planning and Organizing

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves planning and organizing. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including wedding planner, life coach, administrative assistant, trade show coordinator, and professional fundraiser, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Reading and Research

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves reading and research. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including writing, genealogy, library work, and legal research, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Shopping

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves shopping. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including personal shopping assistant, retail buyer, interior designer/decorator, and realtor, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Sports

This guide breaks down the many career options within the field of sports, offering a long list of online and offline resources for the determined career seeker and several first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Tech

This book, covering such fields as graphic design, web development, and internet marketing, outlines the duties and responsibilities of each job and offers straightforward advice on pursuing a career through methods such as online courses, internships, and certification courses.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Writing and Blogging

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves writing and blogging. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including fiction writer/novelist, editor, columnist or opinion blogger and playwright, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love the Arts

This book offers readers interested in careers in the arts a framework for putting their passion into action. Students will learn which high school classes will help prepare them for job opportunities as a dancer, actor, tattoo artist, photographer, or even costumer designer.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love to Entertain

This book, stressing the importance of preparation, hard work, and marketing your business, focuses on traditional entertainment like music and acting but also delves into less conventional work like working as a Foley artist or as a children’s entertainer.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love to Repair Things

This guide walks the reader through the many options open to students interested in construction, installation, and maintenance. With detailed information on needed preparation and certification, this book gives readers a solid overview of these high-growth industries.

Dream Jobs in Sports Finance and Administration

This career guide highlights the various academic and professional pathways that one can follow to arrive at a career in the sports industry.

Dream Jobs in Sports Law

This career guide focuses on the law angle of sports, representing athletes and sports organizations in legal situations, whether personal or professional.

Dream Jobs in Sports Media

This career guide focuses on the exciting careers of sportswriters, announcers, and the dedicated professionals who work away from the public eye, outlining the skills and preparation that these jobs require.

Dream Jobs in Sports Refereeing

This career guide details the keys to ensuring fairness, safety, and sportsmanship on the field and the skills required to become a successful sports official.

Dream Jobs in Sports Scouting

This career guide focuses on sports agents, a job that requires a willingness to travel, a keen eye for talent, and knowledge of an athlete's strengths and weaknesses.

Dream Jobs in Stadium and Sports Facility Operations

This career guide focuses on what education and other life skills might be required to take on positions in stadium and sports facility operations.

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 Education, ed. 2

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

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.

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.

History Behind the Headlines

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

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.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

Novels for Students, v. 1

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

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

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.

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. 29

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

Includes information on more than 1,700 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.

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

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.

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.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 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.

Novels for Students

History

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

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

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.

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.

History Behind the Headlines

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

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.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

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

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.

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.

Nation and World

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 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.

Law

American Law Yearbook

An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Social Science

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.

Religion

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Arts

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.

Business

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 2

Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.

Education

Becoming a Data Engineer

This book explores the emerging career field of a data engineer. These IT professionals develop, construct, test, and maintain architectures, such as databases and large-scale data processing systems, which house big data.

Becoming a Database Administrator

This book explores the career field of a database administrator, using an easy-to-understand, straightforward approach to explore the tasks DBAs perform and the education, certification, and experience required for it.

Becoming a Project Manager

This book explores the career field of a technical project manager to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a Quality Assurance Engineer

This book explores the career field of technical quality assurance engineers to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a Software Engineer

This book explores the career field of software engineers to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a Systems Administrator

This book explores the career field of computer systems administrators to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a Systems Analyst

This book explores the career field of technical analysts to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Becoming a User Interface and User Experience Engineer

This book explores the career field of user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) engineers to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Coding

This book presents a variety of exciting careers in which one can write computer code for a living without having a college degree. It covers such jobs as UX designer, system administrator, game developer, and QA engineer.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Fashion

This guide is an invaluable resource for any reader who has ever considered a career in fashion. Beyond the usual paths, the reader will find some interests he or she may not have previously considered, including fit modeling, public relations, and blogging.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Gaming

This book covers all facets of the gaming industry, including production and sales, and also looks into traditional gaming outside of the multimedia industry. With a particular focus on the practical challenges of breaking into the world of gaming and strategies to help students prepare for working in the field, it aims to provide a range of entry points.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Houses and Apartments

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves houses and apartments. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including designer, painter, professional home organizer, realtor and landscaper, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Photography

This career guide takes the simple concept of “being good with a camera” and gives readers a long, actionable list for turning their interests into a career across a variety of fields. This guide is all that a camera enthusiast needs to get started planning and building a career—all without having to worry about student loans.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Planning and Organizing

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves planning and organizing. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including wedding planner, life coach, administrative assistant, trade show coordinator, and professional fundraiser, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Reading and Research

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves reading and research. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including writing, genealogy, library work, and legal research, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Shopping

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves shopping. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including personal shopping assistant, retail buyer, interior designer/decorator, and realtor, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Sports

This guide breaks down the many career options within the field of sports, offering a long list of online and offline resources for the determined career seeker and several first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Tech

This book, covering such fields as graphic design, web development, and internet marketing, outlines the duties and responsibilities of each job and offers straightforward advice on pursuing a career through methods such as online courses, internships, and certification courses.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Writing and Blogging

This book provides all the tools for a career that involves writing and blogging. Each chapter explores a specific career path, including fiction writer/novelist, editor, columnist or opinion blogger and playwright, providing first-person accounts from professionals in the field.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love the Arts

This book offers readers interested in careers in the arts a framework for putting their passion into action. Students will learn which high school classes will help prepare them for job opportunities as a dancer, actor, tattoo artist, photographer, or even costumer designer.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love to Entertain

This book, stressing the importance of preparation, hard work, and marketing your business, focuses on traditional entertainment like music and acting but also delves into less conventional work like working as a Foley artist or as a children’s entertainer.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love to Repair Things

This guide walks the reader through the many options open to students interested in construction, installation, and maintenance. With detailed information on needed preparation and certification, this book gives readers a solid overview of these high-growth industries.

Dream Jobs in Sports Finance and Administration

This career guide highlights the various academic and professional pathways that one can follow to arrive at a career in the sports industry.

Dream Jobs in Sports Law

This career guide focuses on the law angle of sports, representing athletes and sports organizations in legal situations, whether personal or professional.

Dream Jobs in Sports Media

This career guide focuses on the exciting careers of sportswriters, announcers, and the dedicated professionals who work away from the public eye, outlining the skills and preparation that these jobs require.

Dream Jobs in Sports Refereeing

This career guide details the keys to ensuring fairness, safety, and sportsmanship on the field and the skills required to become a successful sports official.

Dream Jobs in Sports Scouting

This career guide focuses on sports agents, a job that requires a willingness to travel, a keen eye for talent, and knowledge of an athlete's strengths and weaknesses.

Dream Jobs in Stadium and Sports Facility Operations

This career guide focuses on what education and other life skills might be required to take on positions in stadium and sports facility operations.

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29

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.

Environment

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.

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.

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.

Literature

Novels for Students, v. 1

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Medicine

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

Includes information on more than 1,700 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.

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.

Science

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.

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.

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