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ADHD, ed. , v.
ADHD, ed. , v.

ADHD, ed. , v.

Explores attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

AIDS, ed. , v.
AIDS, ed. , v.

AIDS, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding AIDS and provides an overview of the topic.

Abortion, ed. , v.
Abortion, ed. , v.

Abortion, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding abortion and provides an overview of the topic.

Acne, ed. , v.
Acne, ed. , v.

Acne, ed. , v.

Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.

Activism, ed. , v.
Activism, ed. , v.

Activism, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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.

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.

Amendment XII, ed. , v.
Amendment XII, ed. , v.

Amendment XII, ed. , v.

Presents the Twelfth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on the Presidential election process.

Amendment XIII, ed. , v.
Amendment XIII, ed. , v.

Amendment XIII, ed. , v.

Presents the Thirteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on slavery.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on equal protection.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on due process.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on citizenship.

Amendment XIX, ed. , v.
Amendment XIX, ed. , v.

Amendment XIX, ed. , v.

Presents the Nineteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on women's voting rights.

Amendment XV, ed. , v.
Amendment XV, ed. , v.

Amendment XV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fifteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on race and the right to vote.

Amendment XVIII and XXI, ed. , v.
Amendment XVIII and XXI, ed. , v.

Amendment XVIII and XXI, ed. , v.

Presents the Eighteenth and Twenty-first Amendments in a historical context, examining how they have been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on prohibition and repeal.

Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.
Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.

Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.

Presents the Twenty-sixth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on lowering the voting age.

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 Primary Sources, ed. , v.
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

This volume covers the first decade of the twenty-first century from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the details of Americans' daily lives. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.

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.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

Amnesia, ed. , v.
Amnesia, ed. , v.

Amnesia, ed. , v.

Explores amnesia in detail, covering its causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

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

Animal Rights, ed. , v.
Animal Rights, ed. , v.

Animal Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding animal rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Anorexia and Bulimia, ed. , v.
Anorexia and Bulimia, ed. , v.

Anorexia and Bulimia, ed. , v.

Explores anorexia and bulimia in detail, covering its causes and treatments.

Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.
Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.

Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.

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

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.

Asperger's Syndrome, ed. , v.
Asperger's Syndrome, ed. , v.

Asperger's Syndrome, ed. , v.

Explores Asperger's syndrome in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Bioethics, ed. , v.
Bioethics, ed. , v.

Bioethics, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding bioethics and provides an overview of the topic.

Biological Warfare, ed. , v.
Biological Warfare, ed. , v.

Biological Warfare, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding biological warfare and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Birth Control, ed. , v.

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

Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.
Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.

Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.

Examines the crimes of blackmail and bribery, how they're investigated, and how criminals are prosecuted.

Body Farms, ed. , v.
Body Farms, ed. , v.

Body Farms, ed. , v.

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

Body Image, ed. , v.
Body Image, ed. , v.

Body Image, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 2
CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 2

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 2

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

Cell Phones, ed. , v.
Cell Phones, ed. , v.

Cell Phones, ed. , v.

Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on cell phone innovation in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

Censorship, ed. , v.
Censorship, ed. , v.

Censorship, ed. , v.

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of censorship.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.
Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

Chernobyl, ed. , v.
Chernobyl, ed. , v.

Chernobyl, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the nuclear power accident in the Russian city of Chernobyl.

Child Abuse, ed. , v.
Child Abuse, ed. , v.

Child Abuse, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding child abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Child Labor, ed. , v.
Child Labor, ed. , v.

Child Labor, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of child labor from a variety of international perspectives.

Childhood Obesity, ed. , v.
Childhood Obesity, ed. , v.

Childhood Obesity, ed. , v.

Explores the issue of childhood obesity covering its causes, health risks, prevention and treatment.

Civil Liberties, ed. , v.
Civil Liberties, ed. , v.

Civil Liberties, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding civil liberties and provides an overview of the topic.

Climate Change, ed. , v.
Climate Change, ed. , v.

Climate Change, ed. , v.

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of climate change.

Climate Change, ed. , v.
Climate Change, ed. , v.

Climate Change, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of climate change from a variety of international perspectives.

Cloning, ed. , v.
Cloning, ed. , v.

Cloning, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding cloning and provides an overview of the topic.

Cybercrime, ed. , v.
Cybercrime, ed. , v.

Cybercrime, ed. , v.

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.

Date Rape, ed. , v.
Date Rape, ed. , v.

Date Rape, ed. , v.

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

Death Penalty, ed. , v.
Death Penalty, ed. , v.

Death Penalty, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the death penalty and provides an overview of the topic.

Dementia, ed. , v.
Dementia, ed. , v.

Dementia, ed. , v.

Explores dementia in detail, covering its symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Depression, ed. , v.
Depression, ed. , v.

Depression, ed. , v.

Explores depression in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Dieting, ed. , v.
Dieting, ed. , v.

Dieting, ed. , v.

Articles explore the risks and behaviours associated with dieting.

Disabilities Affecting Learning, ed. , v.
Disabilities Affecting Learning, ed. , v.

Disabilities Affecting Learning, ed. , v.

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

Disaster Relief, ed. , v.
Disaster Relief, ed. , v.

Disaster Relief, ed. , v.

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

Discrimination, ed. , v.
Discrimination, ed. , v.

Discrimination, ed. , v.

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of discrimination.

Discrimination, ed. , v.
Discrimination, ed. , v.

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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

Downloading Music, ed. , v.
Downloading Music, ed. , v.

Downloading Music, ed. , v.

Takes a critical look at downloading music, who it impacts, and how. Includes a list of organizations to contact for further information.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

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.

Drug Abuse, ed. , v.
Drug Abuse, ed. , v.

Drug Abuse, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding drug abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Drugs, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of drugs from a variety of international perspectives.

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.
Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

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

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.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.

A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community.

Encyclopedia of American Indian History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of American Indian History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Indian History, ed. , v.

Covers the history of Native Americans, ranging from human origins to present-day controversies.

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 Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.

Reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. Covers a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century.

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.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.

Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

This 2-vol. set encompasses nearly two decades of American history, beginning with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s, through the 1929 stock market crash, the gradual recovery during the 1930s with Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and World War II. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.
Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding energy alternatives and provides an overview of the topic.

English Language Learners, ed. , v.
English Language Learners, ed. , v.

English Language Learners, ed. , v.

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

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 Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.

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

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.

Euthanasia, ed. , v.
Euthanasia, ed. , v.

Euthanasia, ed. , v.

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of euthanasia.

Famine, ed. , v.
Famine, ed. , v.

Famine, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of famine from a variety of international perspectives.

Forensic Art, ed. , v.
Forensic Art, ed. , v.

Forensic Art, ed. , v.

Examines the technique of forensic art, how it is used to solve crimes, and how it contributes to the conviction of criminals.

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.
Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

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.

Foster Care, ed. , v.
Foster Care, ed. , v.

Foster Care, ed. , v.

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

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.

Gangs, ed. , v.
Gangs, ed. , v.

Gangs, ed. , v.

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

Gangs, ed. , v.
Gangs, ed. , v.

Gangs, ed. , v.

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of gangs.

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.
Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

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

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.
Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding garbage and recycling in America and provides an overview of the topic.

Gay Rights, ed. , v.
Gay Rights, ed. , v.

Gay Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding gay rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.
Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.

Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding genetic engineering and provides an overview of the topic.

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.

Global Warming, ed. , v.
Global Warming, ed. , v.

Global Warming, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding global warming and provides an overview of the topic.

Globalization, ed. , v.
Globalization, ed. , v.

Globalization, ed. , v.

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

Going Green, ed. , v.
Going Green, ed. , v.

Going Green, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the environment and provides an overview of the topic.

Gun Violence, ed. , v.
Gun Violence, ed. , v.

Gun Violence, ed. , v.

Discusses the reasons for and against gun control in the United States, especially in relation to violent crime.

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.

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.
Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding hate crimes and provides an overview of the topic.

Health Care, ed. , v.
Health Care, ed. , v.

Health Care, ed. , v.

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

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

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

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

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.

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.

Human Geography, ed. , v.
Human Geography, ed. , v.

Human Geography, ed. , v.

Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.

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.

Immigration, ed. , v.
Immigration, ed. , v.

Immigration, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of immigration from a variety of international perspectives.

Immigration, ed. , v.
Immigration, ed. , v.

Immigration, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding immigration and provides an overview of the topic.

Indigenous Peoples, ed. , v.
Indigenous Peoples, ed. , v.

Indigenous Peoples, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding indigenous peoples from a variety of international perspectives.

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

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

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

Internet Safety, ed. , v.
Internet Safety, ed. , v.

Internet Safety, ed. , v.

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

Iran, ed. , v.
Iran, ed. , v.

Iran, ed. , v.

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

K-9 Police Units, ed. , v.
K-9 Police Units, ed. , v.

K-9 Police Units, ed. , v.

Explores how K-9 teams are used in law enforcement to track and apprehend criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and locate the bodies of victims of crimes or natural disasters.

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.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

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

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

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.

Marriage, ed. , v.
Marriage, ed. , v.

Marriage, ed. , v.

Examines the institution of marriage in different global locations, cultures and social climates.

Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.
Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.

Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.

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

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.

Mental Illness, ed. , v.
Mental Illness, ed. , v.

Mental Illness, ed. , v.

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

Mood Disorders, ed. , v.
Mood Disorders, ed. , v.

Mood Disorders, ed. , v.

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for mood disorders.

National Security, ed. , v.
National Security, ed. , v.

National Security, ed. , v.

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

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

Nuclear Power, ed. , v.
Nuclear Power, ed. , v.

Nuclear Power, ed. , v.

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

Obesity, ed. , v.
Obesity, ed. , v.

Obesity, ed. , v.

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

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

Online Social Networking, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding online social networking and provides an overview of the topic.

Organic Food and Farming, ed. , v.
Organic Food and Farming, ed. , v.

Organic Food and Farming, ed. , v.

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

Organic Foods, ed. , v.
Organic Foods, ed. , v.

Organic Foods, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding organic foods and provides an overview of the topic.

Overweight America, ed. , v.
Overweight America, ed. , v.

Overweight America, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding obesity in America and provides an overview of the topic.

Pandemics, ed. , v.
Pandemics, ed. , v.

Pandemics, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding pandemics and provides an overview of the topic.

Peer Pressure, ed. , v.
Peer Pressure, ed. , v.

Peer Pressure, ed. , v.

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

Personality Disorders, ed. , v.
Personality Disorders, ed. , v.

Personality Disorders, ed. , v.

Explores personality disorders in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

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.

Phobias, ed. , v.
Phobias, ed. , v.

Phobias, ed. , v.

Explores phobias in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Plagiarism, ed. , v.
Plagiarism, ed. , v.

Plagiarism, ed. , v.

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

Plague, ed. , v.
Plague, ed. , v.

Plague, ed. , v.

Explores plague in detail, covering its history, its current existence in the world, and the impact it could have on the future.

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1

Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

Political Corruption, ed. , v.
Political Corruption, ed. , v.

Political Corruption, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding polical corruption and provides an overview of the topic.

Population Growth, ed. , v.
Population Growth, ed. , v.

Population Growth, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of population growth from a variety of international perspectives.

Poverty, ed. , v.
Poverty, ed. , v.

Poverty, ed. , v.

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

Prejudice, ed. , v.
Prejudice, ed. , v.

Prejudice, ed. , v.

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

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.

Recycling, ed. , v.
Recycling, ed. , v.

Recycling, ed. , v.

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

Religion, ed. , v.
Religion, ed. , v.

Religion, ed. , v.

Examines religion from a variety of international perspectives.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.
Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.

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.

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.

School Shootings, ed. , v.
School Shootings, ed. , v.

School Shootings, ed. , v.

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of school shootings.

School Violence, ed. , v.
School Violence, ed. , v.

School Violence, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on various aspects of the school violence issue. Examines the causes of school violence, prevention of school violence, and measures schools take to create a safe environment for students.

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.

Self-Mutilation, ed. , v.
Self-Mutilation, ed. , v.

Self-Mutilation, ed. , v.

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

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.

Explores sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail, covering the impact of STDs on individuals and society, the research for new cures and treatments, and methods to prevent the spread of STDs.

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

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

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.

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 1
Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 1

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 1

Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

Slavery, ed. , v.
Slavery, ed. , v.

Slavery, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of slavery from a variety of international perspectives.

Smoking, ed. , v.
Smoking, ed. , v.

Smoking, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding smoking. 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.

Stem Cell Research, ed. , v.
Stem Cell Research, ed. , v.

Stem Cell Research, ed. , v.

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

Steroid Abuse, ed. , v.
Steroid Abuse, ed. , v.

Steroid Abuse, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding steroid abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Student Drug Testing, ed. , v.
Student Drug Testing, ed. , v.

Student Drug Testing, ed. , v.

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

Students' Rights, ed. , v.
Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Students' Rights, ed. , v.

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

Students' Rights, ed. , v.
Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding student rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ed. , v.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ed. , v.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ed. , v.

Explores sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

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.

Teen Driving, ed. , v.
Teen Driving, ed. , v.

Teen Driving, ed. , v.

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving.

Teen Pregnancy, ed. , v.
Teen Pregnancy, ed. , v.

Teen Pregnancy, ed. , v.

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen pregnancy.

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.
Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

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

The Columbine School Shootings, ed. , v.
The Columbine School Shootings, ed. , v.

The Columbine School Shootings, ed. , v.

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

The Creation of the State of Israel, ed. , v.
The Creation of the State of Israel, ed. , v.

The Creation of the State of Israel, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that culminated in the establishment of Israel as an independent state in 1948.

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

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

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 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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

This single-volume, accessible 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. More than 650 articles -- 65% of those are entirely new or updated since the last edition.

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.

The Global Financial Crisis, ed. , v.
The Global Financial Crisis, ed. , v.

The Global Financial Crisis, ed. , v.

Examines the global financial crisis from a variety of international perspectives.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Egypt. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Greece. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Mesopotamia. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Rome. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment, ed. , v.

Provides a history of capital punishment, and of the opposition to it. Includes well-known figures on both sides of the issue. Various methods of execution are explained and their use placed in historical context. Legal terminology important to the debate is defined and explained.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering Greek and Roman mythology. Entries include heroes, gods, and stories of classical mythology.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena, ed. , v.

Presents the views of both believers and skeptics while providing information related to such paranormal phenomena as UFOs, alien abductions, mysterious beasts, haunted houses, ESP, near-death and out-of-body experiences, spiritual healing, stigmata, and spontaneous human combustion.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering terrorism. Entries include specific events, organizations, people, and places.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages, ed. , v.

Includes entries covering key historical figures, events, and places significant to the Middle Ages.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance, ed. , v.

Includes entries covering key historical figures, significant events, and influential ideas from the European Renaissance.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Entries cover important figures of the Vietnam War, including military and political leaders, prisoners of war, and antiwar activists; important battles and operations; key military units, equipment, and weaponry; and various cultural topics.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, ed. , v.

Explores all aspects of witchcraft: magical tools, rituals, concepts, and traditions as well as witchcraft-related deities and historical events. Offers information about important figures in the field of witchcraft, from witch-trial judges and other persecutors to people at the forefront of the modern witchcraft movement.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering world religions including gods and other holy figures, concepts, historical figures, places, rites, and festivals.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. , v.

Provides entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, and genres of folk and fairy tales from around the world.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Global Medieval Life and Culture, ed. , v.

Covers the Middle Ages, roughly the years 400-1400, and offers in-depth essays on broad themes, short entries on specific topics, and carefully selected primary documents to help understand this critically important period.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.

Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.

The Murder of Emmett Till, ed. , v.
The Murder of Emmett Till, ed. , v.

The Murder of Emmett Till, ed. , v.

Offers explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the investigation into the murder of Emmett Till.

The Music Industry, ed. , v.
The Music Industry, ed. , v.

The Music Industry, ed. , v.

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

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.
The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on whether the Patriot Act protects national security, violates civil liberties, and whether it should or should not be expanded.

The Right to Die, ed. , v.
The Right to Die, ed. , v.

The Right to Die, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the right to die and provides an overview of the topic.

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.
The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in China.

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.

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.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, 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.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. , v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, 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.

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.

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.

Underage Drinking, ed. , v.
Underage Drinking, ed. , v.

Underage Drinking, ed. , v.

Explores the use and abuse of alcohol by teenagers, discussing the prevalence of binge drinking, the legal issue of the drinking age, and the effectiveness of various preventative measures.

Vegetarianism, ed. , v.
Vegetarianism, ed. , v.

Vegetarianism, ed. , v.

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives about the topic of vegetarianism.

Video Games, ed. , v.
Video Games, ed. , v.

Video Games, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding video games and provides an overview of the topic.

Video Games, ed. , v.
Video Games, ed. , v.

Video Games, ed. , v.

Explores the impact of devices such as robotics, digital cameras, iPods, and video games. This volume focuses on video games by exploring how they were developed, how they work, its impact on society, and possible future uses.

War, ed. , v.
War, ed. , v.

War, ed. , v.

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

Welfare, ed. , v.
Welfare, ed. , v.

Welfare, ed. , v.

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

Welfare, ed. , v.
Welfare, ed. , v.

Welfare, ed. , v.

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

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.

Women's Rights, ed. , v.
Women's Rights, ed. , v.

Women's Rights, ed. , v.

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 1

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 10

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 2

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 3

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 4

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 5

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 6

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 7

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 8

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 9

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

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

World of 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.

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.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools, ed. , v.
Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools, ed. , v.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools, ed. , v.

Looks at zero tolerance policies in U.S. public schools, authors debate the effectiveness and fairness of such policies.

Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.
Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

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