Skip to main content

Business

101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself, ed. , v.
101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself, ed. , v.

101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself, ed. , v.

This book is about exploring and understanding the means and methods of self-promotion and having fun doing it. You will learn the most effective ways of positively gaining the spotlight and draw attention to yourself whether your objective is to promote a business, sell a product, land a better job, or just grab (or extend) 15 minutes of fame.

Active Interviewing, ed. , v.
Active Interviewing, ed. , v.

Active Interviewing, ed. , v.

This book provides strategies and tools today's job candidate needs to ensure confidence and success in any job interview. Rather than focusing on the typical and well-worn interview suggestions, such as how to answer questions, what to wear, how to give a good handshake, and how to project a positive attitude, this book focuses on proven higher-level strategies that win interviews.

Blue Collar Resumes, ed. 2, v.
Blue Collar Resumes, ed. 2, v.

Blue Collar Resumes, ed. 2, v.

Provides the latest tips and strategies regarding social network sites such as LinkedIn, personal networking and interviewing to shorten your job search, advance your career and increase your income. It includes a special section of resume examples for military veterans returning to the workforce.

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 38
Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 38

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 38

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Careers, ed. , v.
Careers, ed. , v.

Careers, ed. , v.

This book about careers is the perfect guide for teens to start thinking about a career. Charts and tables are included to help young people gauge interest about possible careers.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7, v.
Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7, v.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7, v.

This book provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. It covers manufacturing, agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, wholesale, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, public administration, and service industries. Classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), this edition includes an essay for every one of the 1,057 2017 NAICS codes.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7, v.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7, v.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7, v.

Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.
Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.

Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.

Education

20 Great Career-Building Activities Using Instagram and Snapchat, ed. , v.
20 Great Career-Building Activities Using Instagram and Snapchat, ed. , v.

20 Great Career-Building Activities Using Instagram and Snapchat, ed. , v.

To prepare students for success in writing, creating content, and marketing, this guide walks the reader through both of these the image-based platforms Snapchat and Instagram, comparing their advantages and drawbacks. The twenty activities included give students concrete skills to develop as they consider their audience, map out plans for the content they plan to post, and learn how to use social media to attract the notice of colleges and employers.

A Career as a Diesel Mechanic, ed. , v.
A Career as a Diesel Mechanic, ed. , v.

A Career as a Diesel Mechanic, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with an introduction to careers in diesel mechanics. Tips on beginning one's schooling, finding work, and advancing via promotion, as well as mandatory and elective certifications are included.

A Career as a Mobile App Developer, ed. , v.
A Career as a Mobile App Developer, ed. , v.

A Career as a Mobile App Developer, ed. , v.

This book examines the steps needed to launch a career in the field of mobile app development, including the skills readers will need and education and training requirements. Readers will learn about potential careers within the programming, marketing, payment, and distribution processes behind mobile apps.

A Career as a Social Media Manager, ed. , v.
A Career as a Social Media Manager, ed. , v.

A Career as a Social Media Manager, ed. , v.

This resource is a straightforward guide for those who choose social media management as a career path. It explains job preparation and education, networking strategies, and creation of a portfolio and résumé, and offers practical tips for advancement in the field.

A Career in Biomedical Engineering, ed. , v.
A Career in Biomedical Engineering, ed. , v.

A Career in Biomedical Engineering, ed. , v.

This book describes opportunities in one of the fastest-growing areas of engineering, with new specialized sub-fields emerging all the time. Biomedical engineers can find jobs in private industry, colleges and universities, health care facilities, and government agencies. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers If You Like Animals, ed. , v.
Careers If You Like Animals, ed. , v.

Careers If You Like Animals, ed. , v.

This book explores careers for people who are compassionate, caring, and like to work with animals. It covers such careers as animal control officer, animal cruelty investigator, dog handler, park naturalist, pet sitter, zoologist, reptile farmer or rescue sanctuary manager.

Careers If You Like Research and Analysis, ed. , v.
Careers If You Like Research and Analysis, ed. , v.

Careers If You Like Research and Analysis, ed. , v.

This book explores careers that entail gathering and analyzing information, such as information security analyst, epidemiologist, environmental scientist, forensic accountant, and paralegal, among others. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers If You Like Sports, ed. , v.
Careers If You Like Sports, ed. , v.

Careers If You Like Sports, ed. , v.

This book provides job descriptions, prospects, and pay for trainers, coaches, physical therapists, sports statisticians, and more with insights from sports industry insiders.

Careers If You Like Video Games, ed. , v.
Careers If You Like Video Games, ed. , v.

Careers If You Like Video Games, ed. , v.

This book explores people with a passion for video games and how they can turn their hobby into a variety of fascinating careers—ranging from video game designers to software developers. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers If You Like the Creative Arts, ed. , v.
Careers If You Like the Creative Arts, ed. , v.

Careers If You Like the Creative Arts, ed. , v.

This book explores careers that involve the creative arts such as sound engineer, medical illustrator, and UX designer careers among others. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers in Dentistry, ed. , v.
Careers in Dentistry, ed. , v.

Careers in Dentistry, ed. , v.

This book presents four career paths in dentistry, each with multiple and varied opportunities, some requiring education of only one year or less after high school.

Careers in Digital Media, ed. , v.
Careers in Digital Media, ed. , v.

Careers in Digital Media, ed. , v.

This book explores the range of jobs in digital media. Descriptions of the preparation needed for a successful career, such as qualifications, education (including high school classes), practical steps for obtaining a job, and strategies for long-term advancement are outlined.

Careers in Robotics, ed. , v.
Careers in Robotics, ed. , v.

Careers in Robotics, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to robotics makerspaces and describes how student makerspace experiences and robotics competitions can lead to a career in robotics.

Careers in Welding, ed. , v.
Careers in Welding, ed. , v.

Careers in Welding, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn about the breadth of welding careers options, as well as how to get started in the field, where to get additional experience, and how to find welding jobs. They'll also get job outlook and other information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Computer Network Architect, ed. , v.
Computer Network Architect, ed. , v.

Computer Network Architect, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will discover what a career as a computer network architect is really like. Students will enjoy learning about the concept of computational thinking.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Coding, ed. , v.
Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Coding, ed. , v.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Coding, ed. , v.

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.

Employment, ed. , v.
Employment, ed. , v.

Employment, ed. , v.

This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.
Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.

Jump-Starting a Career in Dentistry, ed. , v.
Jump-Starting a Career in Dentistry, ed. , v.

Jump-Starting a Career in Dentistry, ed. , v.

This book explores the field of allied dentistry, which can launch a rewarding career in two years or less. For dental assistant, dental hygienist, and dental laboratory technician, readers examine typical duties, personal characteristics needed for success, tools and technology used, and average salary.

Jump-Starting a Career in Veterinary Medicine, ed. , v.
Jump-Starting a Career in Veterinary Medicine, ed. , v.

Jump-Starting a Career in Veterinary Medicine, ed. , v.

This book offers details on applying for veterinary jobs, tips for interviewing, and strategies for career advancement. Careers described include animal care attendant, veterinary technician, veterinary receptionist, veterinary lab assistant, and kennel and shelter attendant, among related vocations.

Mobile Applications Designer, ed. , v.
Mobile Applications Designer, ed. , v.

Mobile Applications Designer, ed. , v.

This book takes an in-depth look at the career of a mobile applications designer. The mobile applications industry continues to grow as people demand more from their smartphones and tablets each day.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.
Personal Finance, ed. , v.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

This book guides readers in making prudent decisions about spending, saving, and borrowing, walking them through major life events, such as buying or renting a home, purchasing or leasing a car, and saving for college and retirement. It also offers practical guidance about purchasing insurance, applying for government benefits, and being an informed consumer.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 35, v.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 35, v.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 35, v.

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.

Social Skills, ed. , v.
Social Skills, ed. , v.

Social Skills, ed. , v.

This book helps readers understand and hone the social skills necessary for success. Although the essays offer advice applicable to many aspects of life, the focus is primarily on the workplace. The essays guide readers in effective communication and conduct, emphasizing the characteristics of verbal, nonverbal, and written communication; stress the importance of ethics and etiquette; and provide tips for conflict resolution and teamwork.

Using Computer Science in Digital Gaming Careers, ed. , v.
Using Computer Science in Digital Gaming Careers, ed. , v.

Using Computer Science in Digital Gaming Careers, ed. , v.

This guide gives those who have already decided to apply their skills to creating digital games, as well as those who love games but don’t have a solid career path in mind, the tools and knowledge that every job seeker needs to begin building a career.

Video Game Designer, ed. , v.
Video Game Designer, ed. , v.

Video Game Designer, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to a career as a Video Game Designer. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.

Your Future as a Cosmetologist, ed. , v.
Your Future as a Cosmetologist, ed. , v.

Your Future as a Cosmetologist, ed. , v.

This book takes a detailed look at the various cosmetology professions, including hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians, and makeup artists, with detailed information about cosmetology school and other options for training. Sidebars on bias in beauty school, a pop-up hair salon for the LGBTQ+ community, and how social media influencers are changing the beauty industry are also provided.

Your Future as an Auto Mechanic, ed. , v.
Your Future as an Auto Mechanic, ed. , v.

Your Future as an Auto Mechanic, ed. , v.

This book provides comprehensive information about training and apprenticeships, as well as an overview of areas of specialization within the auto industry. Featuring profiles of real-life auto mechanics, readers will also learn about the affect of advancements in auto technology and the future of mechanics in the era of self-driving cars.

Science

A Visual Guide to Human Physiology, ed. , v.
A Visual Guide to Human Physiology, ed. , v.

A Visual Guide to Human Physiology, ed. , v.

This book examines the function of the human body and the interplay between its systems. It describes how bones and muscles work together, how the senses function, how speech works, and so much more with the aid of full-color illustrations, diagrams, and infographics.

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.
Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

Genetics, ed. 2, v.
Genetics, ed. 2, v.

Genetics, ed. 2, v.

This set explores the history, theory, technology, ethics, and uses (and misuses) of genetic knowledge. Topics span the field from classical genetics to molecular genetics to population genetics.

UXL Ignition Science, ed. , v.
UXL Ignition Science, ed. , v.

UXL Ignition Science, ed. , v.

This book is a collection of seventy science projects, each intended to be performed by a group of two to four students. Projects have real-world applications, and each includes step-by-step instructions, budget and timetable estimates, expected outputs, and measures for evaluating success. The goal of the projects is not only to teach important science lessons but also to provide opportunities for students to engage in collaborative, project learning.

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.
World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

This guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social, and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences covers the individuals, techniques and principles of biology, chemistry, law, medicine, physics, computer science, geology, and psychology involved in the multidisciplinary examination of crime scenes and evidence used in legal proceedings.

Social Science

Adoption, ed. , v.
Adoption, ed. , v.

Adoption, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding adoption by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Autism, ed. , v.
Autism, ed. , v.

Autism, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding autism by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Birth Control, ed. , v.
Birth Control, ed. , v.

Birth Control, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of birth control from a variety of international perspectives.

Bullying, ed. , v.
Bullying, ed. , v.

Bullying, ed. , v.

This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.

Dress Codes in Schools, ed. , v.
Dress Codes in Schools, ed. , v.

Dress Codes in Schools, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding dress codes in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Eating Disorders, ed. , v.
Eating Disorders, ed. , v.

Eating Disorders, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding eating disorders. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Factory Farming, ed. , v.
Factory Farming, ed. , v.

Factory Farming, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding the factory farming, meeting the world’s demand for food, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Genetically Modified Food, ed. , v.
Genetically Modified Food, ed. , v.

Genetically Modified Food, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of genetically modified food from a variety of international perspectives.

Guns in America, ed. , v.
Guns in America, ed. , v.

Guns in America, ed. , v.

This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.

Human Rights, ed. , v.
Human Rights, ed. , v.

Human Rights, ed. , v.

Explores the issue of human rights by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.
Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.

Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.

This resource provides readers with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. It explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration, and includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more.

Immigration in America, ed. , v.
Immigration in America, ed. , v.

Immigration in America, ed. , v.

This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.

Juvenile Crime, ed. , v.
Juvenile Crime, ed. , v.

Juvenile Crime, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding juvenile crime by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Media Bias, ed. , v.
Media Bias, ed. , v.

Media Bias, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding media bias by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Race and the Law, ed. , v.
Race and the Law, ed. , v.

Race and the Law, ed. , v.

This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.

Sexual Violence, ed. , v.
Sexual Violence, ed. , v.

Sexual Violence, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of sexual violence from a variety of international perspectives.

Social Networking, ed. , v.
Social Networking, ed. , v.

Social Networking, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding online social networking technology. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Protest, ed. , v.
Social Protest, ed. , v.

Social Protest, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding protest movements and political participation in the United States. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures.

Synthetic Drugs, ed. , v.
Synthetic Drugs, ed. , v.

Synthetic Drugs, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding synthetic drugs by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Teens and Employment, ed. , v.
Teens and Employment, ed. , v.

Teens and Employment, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding teens and employment. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3, v.

This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

Transgender Life, ed. , v.
Transgender Life, ed. , v.

Transgender Life, ed. , v.

This book provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.

Multicultural Studies

African American Eras, ed. , v.
African American Eras, ed. , v.

African American Eras, ed. , v.

Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.

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

Environment

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.
Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.

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 Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.
UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.

Covers the endangered and threatened status of a myriad of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, corals, crustaceans, and plants. Each entry provides the species’ common/scientific name, classification information, current status according to the IUCN and the Endangered Species Act, description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to protect it.

History

America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.
America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.

America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American Eras, ed. , v.
American Eras, ed. , v.

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.
Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.

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, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.
Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.
The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to violence in South Los Angeles on April 29, 1992, when a white jury acquitted four white police officers of using excessive force in the beating of African American, Rodney King.

The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.
The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.

The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the events that led to the assassination of Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

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.

Arts

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1
Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1

Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures.

Literature

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1
Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1

Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.
Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.
Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.

Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.

This work provides thorough coverage of the literature of the supernatural across the canon, covering such works as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The Writers Directory, ed. 35, v.
The Writers Directory, ed. 35, v.

The Writers Directory, ed. 35, v.

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.
Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

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.

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.
Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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.

Technology

Computer Network Architect, ed. , v.
Computer Network Architect, ed. , v.

Computer Network Architect, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will discover what a career as a computer network architect is really like. Students will enjoy learning about the concept of computational thinking.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.
How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a 'For More Information' bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.

Mobile Applications Designer, ed. , v.
Mobile Applications Designer, ed. , v.

Mobile Applications Designer, ed. , v.

This book takes an in-depth look at the career of a mobile applications designer. The mobile applications industry continues to grow as people demand more from their smartphones and tablets each day.

Using Computer Science in Digital Gaming Careers, ed. , v.
Using Computer Science in Digital Gaming Careers, ed. , v.

Using Computer Science in Digital Gaming Careers, ed. , v.

This guide gives those who have already decided to apply their skills to creating digital games, as well as those who love games but don’t have a solid career path in mind, the tools and knowledge that every job seeker needs to begin building a career.

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.
World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

This guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social, and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences covers the individuals, techniques and principles of biology, chemistry, law, medicine, physics, computer science, geology, and psychology involved in the multidisciplinary examination of crime scenes and evidence used in legal proceedings.

Law

Emancipation, ed. , v.
Emancipation, ed. , v.

Emancipation, ed. , v.

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the history of children’s rights in the United States, noting the importance of the line dividing child from adult: the age of majority.

Inside the Department of Agriculture, ed. , v.
Inside the Department of Agriculture, ed. , v.

Inside the Department of Agriculture, ed. , v.

This book discusses what the Department of Agriculture does, from the laws and regulations related to food and farming, to promoting the work of the country's ranchers and farmers, controlling trade, and protecting our nation's natural resources. It explains how the Department of Agriculture's work impacts our lives in big and small ways.

Legal Issues across the Globe, ed. , v. 1
Legal Issues across the Globe, ed. , v. 1

Legal Issues across the Globe, ed. , v. 1

Provides worldwide coverage of important legal topics of the day. Each chapter begins with an overview by a legal scholar, providing a framework for understanding the issue. Each overview is then followed by twelve essays on different countries around the world. The essays discuss laws in those countries, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which those laws came about.

Parenting, ed. , v.
Parenting, ed. , v.

Parenting, ed. , v.

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on how parent’s custodial rights can be revoked.

General Reference

Employment, ed. , v.
Employment, ed. , v.

Employment, ed. , v.

This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.
Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.
Personal Finance, ed. , v.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

This book guides readers in making prudent decisions about spending, saving, and borrowing, walking them through major life events, such as buying or renting a home, purchasing or leasing a car, and saving for college and retirement. It also offers practical guidance about purchasing insurance, applying for government benefits, and being an informed consumer.

Social Skills, ed. , v.
Social Skills, ed. , v.

Social Skills, ed. , v.

This book helps readers understand and hone the social skills necessary for success. Although the essays offer advice applicable to many aspects of life, the focus is primarily on the workplace. The essays guide readers in effective communication and conduct, emphasizing the characteristics of verbal, nonverbal, and written communication; stress the importance of ethics and etiquette; and provide tips for conflict resolution and teamwork.

Religion

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

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.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9, v.
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9, v.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9, v.

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.

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

This volume is composed of twelve chapters covering such topics as population, novel ecoysystem, geoengineering, climate change, animal ethics, conciliation, and extinction. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.

This book addresses feminism, including the aspects of human nature, intersectionality, sexism and oppression, LGBTQ theory, ecofeminism, and power.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

This book addresses the themes of ethics across the life span, ethical issues in health and medical professionalism, and bioethics in social justice. The focus moves from the individual patient-provider relationship to those of the greater community.

Philosophy: Religion, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Religion, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Religion, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the philosophy of religion, scrutinizing the religious claims present in twenty-four different aspects of religious thinking. It covers such topics as miracles, evil, theism, science and religion, dualism, resurrection, reincarnation, near-death experience, and religious terrorism, and uses film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events to provide illustrations of human experiences applicable to philosophical questions.

Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.

This book addresses the theme of ethics in such technology areas as cyber warfare, designing children, video games and virtual reality, nanotechnology, and technology and the environment. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

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.

Newsmakers, ed. , v.
Newsmakers, ed. , v.

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.

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

Medicine

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.
Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

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.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.
Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.

Includes information on almost 2,000 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.

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.

This collection provides accessible explanations of many recent scientific advances in public health, as well as advances in medicine, molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and related fields. It covers current health and medicine issues with global impact in the modern world and organizations and groups addressing these issues.

Nation and World

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.

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.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 14, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 14, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 14, v.

Presents easy-to-understand information on more than 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. 8, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8, v.

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