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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
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Eras
American Eras

American Eras

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

Biotechnology
Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.

Body Farms
Body Farms

Body Farms

Explores the science of forensic anthropology and describes how body farms are used to further research developments in forensic science.

Career Opportunities in Forensic Science
Career Opportunities in Forensic Science

Career Opportunities in Forensic Science

Provides job profiles in the field of forensic science; includes education and training resources, certification program listings, professional associations, and more.

Cold Cases
Cold Cases

Cold Cases

Explores unsolved cases, referred to as cold cases, in which police analyze the crime scene, conduct interviews with a victim's family and friends, talk to any witnesses, and search for forensic evidence, but cannot identify the killer or killers.

Cryptology
Cryptology

Cryptology

Explores the world of cryptology, the writing of disguised messages, and cryptanalysis, the cracking of the codes or ciphers used during cryptography to reveal the original message. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Cybercrime
Cybercrime

Cybercrime

Explores the world of computer forensics. Offers crime technology statistics from computer viruses and e-mail spam to identity theft, sexual harassment, and hate crimes. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues

Covers the most critical issues facing American society today. Topic range from biotechnology to identity theft, from racial profiling to corporate governance, from school choice to food safety.

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

Everyday Finance
Everyday Finance

Everyday Finance

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

Forensic Biology
Forensic Biology

Forensic Biology

Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Forensic Science Experiments
Forensic Science Experiments

Forensic Science Experiments

Features experiments that will help students get a firm grasp on concepts in the field of forensic science. Each experiment is a self-contained unit with its own further resources, tips for the teacher, and links to the National Science Education Standards and allows students to think independently and build on their own base of science knowledge.

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

Presents profiles of 193 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.

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.

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.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

Missing Persons
Missing Persons

Missing Persons

Explores how investigators, armed with a variety of scientific instruments and strategies to help them, including law enforcement, forensic workers, search and rescue teams, and sometimes even volunteers, dedicate themselves to finding the missing.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

A survey of the Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history, art literature, economics and science curriculum. Presents 465 alphabetically arranged entries broadly covering people, places, events, concepts, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements from around 1350 to 1620. For students in grades 7 and higher.

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.

The 9/11 Investigation
The 9/11 Investigation

The 9/11 Investigation

Offers explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the investigation into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Columbine School Shootings
The Columbine School Shootings

The Columbine School Shootings

Offers explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the investigation into the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

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 John F. Kennedy Assassination
The John F. Kennedy Assassination

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

Offers step-by-step explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the search for clues to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Twayne's Authors Series
Twayne's Authors Series

Twayne's Authors Series

Twayne's is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

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.

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
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Eras
American Eras

American Eras

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

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.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

A survey of the Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history, art literature, economics and science curriculum. Presents 465 alphabetically arranged entries broadly covering people, places, events, concepts, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements from around 1350 to 1620. For students in grades 7 and higher.

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.

Science

Biotechnology
Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.

Forensic Biology
Forensic Biology

Forensic Biology

Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Forensic Science Experiments
Forensic Science Experiments

Forensic Science Experiments

Features experiments that will help students get a firm grasp on concepts in the field of forensic science. Each experiment is a self-contained unit with its own further resources, tips for the teacher, and links to the National Science Education Standards and allows students to think independently and build on their own base of science knowledge.

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.

Technology

Body Farms
Body Farms

Body Farms

Explores the science of forensic anthropology and describes how body farms are used to further research developments in forensic science.

Cold Cases
Cold Cases

Cold Cases

Explores unsolved cases, referred to as cold cases, in which police analyze the crime scene, conduct interviews with a victim's family and friends, talk to any witnesses, and search for forensic evidence, but cannot identify the killer or killers.

Cryptology
Cryptology

Cryptology

Explores the world of cryptology, the writing of disguised messages, and cryptanalysis, the cracking of the codes or ciphers used during cryptography to reveal the original message. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Cybercrime
Cybercrime

Cybercrime

Explores the world of computer forensics. Offers crime technology statistics from computer viruses and e-mail spam to identity theft, sexual harassment, and hate crimes. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Forensic Biology
Forensic Biology

Forensic Biology

Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Missing Persons
Missing Persons

Missing Persons

Explores how investigators, armed with a variety of scientific instruments and strategies to help them, including law enforcement, forensic workers, search and rescue teams, and sometimes even volunteers, dedicate themselves to finding the missing.

The 9/11 Investigation
The 9/11 Investigation

The 9/11 Investigation

Offers explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the investigation into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Columbine School Shootings
The Columbine School Shootings

The Columbine School Shootings

Offers explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the investigation into the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination
The John F. Kennedy Assassination

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

Offers step-by-step explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the search for clues to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Education

Career Opportunities in Forensic Science
Career Opportunities in Forensic Science

Career Opportunities in Forensic Science

Provides job profiles in the field of forensic science; includes education and training resources, certification program listings, professional associations, and more.

Law

Cybercrime
Cybercrime

Cybercrime

Explores the world of computer forensics. Offers crime technology statistics from computer viruses and e-mail spam to identity theft, sexual harassment, and hate crimes. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

Social Science

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues

Covers the most critical issues facing American society today. Topic range from biotechnology to identity theft, from racial profiling to corporate governance, from school choice to food safety.

Medicine

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

Business

Everyday Finance
Everyday Finance

Everyday Finance

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

Nation and World

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

Presents profiles of 193 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.

Literature

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.

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.

Twayne's Authors Series
Twayne's Authors Series

Twayne's Authors Series

Twayne's is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

Religion

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

Hours of Operation

Desert Edge Library will open at 7:15 a.m. except for days with late start, and will close at 3:05 p.m. except for days with early release. 

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