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

Abortion, 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 ways in which states may place restrictions on abortion for minors that are not required for adult women, including the constitutional right to privacy.

Afghanistan, ed. , v.
Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Afghani people.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Burma, ed. , v.
Burma, ed. , v.

Burma, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Burmese people.

Cambodia, ed. , v.
Cambodia, ed. , v.

Cambodia, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Cambodian people.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for chronic fatigue syndrome.

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

Cloning, ed. , v.

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

Darfur, ed. , v.
Darfur, ed. , v.

Darfur, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide, persecution, violence, and human rights abuses in Darfur, a region in western Sudan.

Dating, ed. , v.
Dating, ed. , v.

Dating, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on the various social aspects of dating. Examines the enormous debate over whether the emergence of hookup culture is positive or negative, whether it hurts girls or empowers them, and whether it dangerously erodes the fabric of society or is the natural outcome of a society inching closer to gender equality.

Death and Dying, ed. , v.
Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of death and dying from a variety of international perspectives.

Death and Dying, ed. , v.
Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on the various social aspects surrounding death and dying worldwide. Causes of death are examined, including increases in mortality due to AIDS in Africa, drug abuse in Scotland, and suicide in Ireland. Chapters discuss access to palliative end-of-life care and assisted suicide; influences of the world's major religions and their beliefs, traditions and rituals surrounding death; and funeral practices around the world.

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

Dieting, ed. , v.

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

Disasters, ed. , v.
Disasters, ed. , v.

Disasters, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of disaster relief and natural disasters from a variety of international perspectives.

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.

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

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

Drugs, 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 law and legislation concerning the rights of students regarding drug testing.

El Salvador and Guatemala, ed. , v.
El Salvador and Guatemala, ed. , v.

El Salvador and Guatemala, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and political persecution against the people of El Salvador and Guatemala.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of genetic engineering from a variety of international perspectives.

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.

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.

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.

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 Trafficking, ed. , v.
Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of human trafficking from a variety of international perspectives.

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.

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.

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.

Examines the issue of mental illness from a variety of international perspectives.

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 27
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 27

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 27

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

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.

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 17
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 17

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 17

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.

Privacy, ed. , v.
Privacy, ed. , v.

Privacy, ed. , v.

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

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.

Rwanda, ed. , v.
Rwanda, ed. , v.

Rwanda, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide, persecution, violence, and human rights abuses in Rwanda, a small Central African state.

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.

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.

Sex, ed. , v.
Sex, ed. , v.

Sex, 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 teenage sexuality.

Sexting, ed. , v.
Sexting, ed. , v.

Sexting, ed. , v.

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

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

Sexual Violence, ed. , v.

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

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.

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.
Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Nobel Prize in Literature author, Toni Morrison.

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.

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 Armenian Genocide, ed. , v.
The Armenian Genocide, ed. , v.

The Armenian Genocide, ed. , v.

Examines the roots of the Turkish/Armenian conflict, the violence and genocide against the Armenians, and the ongoing struggle over recognition of the genocide.

The Black Death, ed. , v.
The Black Death, ed. , v.

The Black Death, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the highly contagious disease called bubonic plague, also referred to as "the black death", from the past to the present, and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

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. 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 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 Holocaust, ed. , v.
The Holocaust, ed. , v.

The Holocaust, ed. , v.

Examines the origins of the Holocaust, the means by which Nazi Germany carried it out, and some of the debates it has inspired.

The Internet, ed. , v.
The Internet, ed. , v.

The Internet, 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 struggle to balance the rights of teenagers to use the Internet with the desire to protect them from harm.

The Kurds, ed. , v.
The Kurds, ed. , v.

The Kurds, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Kurdish people.

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.

Tobacco and Smoking, ed. , v.
Tobacco and Smoking, ed. , v.

Tobacco and Smoking, 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 issues surrounding tobacco use in the context of youths’ lives and liberties.

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 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 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.

Unemployment, ed. , v.
Unemployment, ed. , v.

Unemployment, ed. , v.

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

Vegan Diets, ed. , v.
Vegan Diets, ed. , v.

Vegan Diets, ed. , v.

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on the nutritional health issues of vegan diets.

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.
War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Tim O'Brien, depicting his experiences in the Vietnam War.

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 Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.
Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.

Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Kate Chopin.

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.

Law

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

Abortion, 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 ways in which states may place restrictions on abortion for minors that are not required for adult women, including the constitutional right to privacy.

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

Drugs, 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 law and legislation concerning the rights of students regarding drug testing.

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.

Sex, ed. , v.
Sex, ed. , v.

Sex, 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 teenage sexuality.

The Internet, ed. , v.
The Internet, ed. , v.

The Internet, 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 struggle to balance the rights of teenagers to use the Internet with the desire to protect them from harm.

Tobacco and Smoking, ed. , v.
Tobacco and Smoking, ed. , v.

Tobacco and Smoking, 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 issues surrounding tobacco use in the context of youths’ lives and liberties.

Social Science

Afghanistan, ed. , v.
Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Afghani people.

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.

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.

Burma, ed. , v.
Burma, ed. , v.

Burma, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Burmese people.

Cambodia, ed. , v.
Cambodia, ed. , v.

Cambodia, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Cambodian people.

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

Cloning, ed. , v.

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

Darfur, ed. , v.
Darfur, ed. , v.

Darfur, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide, persecution, violence, and human rights abuses in Darfur, a region in western Sudan.

Dating, ed. , v.
Dating, ed. , v.

Dating, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on the various social aspects of dating. Examines the enormous debate over whether the emergence of hookup culture is positive or negative, whether it hurts girls or empowers them, and whether it dangerously erodes the fabric of society or is the natural outcome of a society inching closer to gender equality.

Death and Dying, ed. , v.
Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of death and dying from a variety of international perspectives.

Death and Dying, ed. , v.
Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on the various social aspects surrounding death and dying worldwide. Causes of death are examined, including increases in mortality due to AIDS in Africa, drug abuse in Scotland, and suicide in Ireland. Chapters discuss access to palliative end-of-life care and assisted suicide; influences of the world's major religions and their beliefs, traditions and rituals surrounding death; and funeral practices around the world.

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

Dieting, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

El Salvador and Guatemala, ed. , v.
El Salvador and Guatemala, ed. , v.

El Salvador and Guatemala, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and political persecution against the people of El Salvador and Guatemala.

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

Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of genetic engineering from a variety of international perspectives.

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.

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.

Human Trafficking, ed. , v.
Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of human trafficking from a variety of international perspectives.

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.

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

Mental Illness, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of mental illness from a variety of international perspectives.

Privacy, ed. , v.
Privacy, ed. , v.

Privacy, ed. , v.

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

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.

Rwanda, ed. , v.
Rwanda, ed. , v.

Rwanda, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide, persecution, violence, and human rights abuses in Rwanda, a small Central African state.

Sexting, ed. , v.
Sexting, ed. , v.

Sexting, ed. , v.

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

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 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.

The Armenian Genocide, ed. , v.
The Armenian Genocide, ed. , v.

The Armenian Genocide, ed. , v.

Examines the roots of the Turkish/Armenian conflict, the violence and genocide against the Armenians, and the ongoing struggle over recognition of the genocide.

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 Holocaust, ed. , v.
The Holocaust, ed. , v.

The Holocaust, ed. , v.

Examines the origins of the Holocaust, the means by which Nazi Germany carried it out, and some of the debates it has inspired.

The Kurds, ed. , v.
The Kurds, ed. , v.

The Kurds, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Kurdish people.

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.

Unemployment, ed. , v.
Unemployment, ed. , v.

Unemployment, ed. , v.

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

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.

Science

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.

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 Black Death, ed. , v.
The Black Death, ed. , v.

The Black Death, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the highly contagious disease called bubonic plague, also referred to as "the black death", from the past to the present, and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

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.

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.

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 27
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 27

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 27

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

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 17
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 17

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 17

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.

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.

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.

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.
Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Nobel Prize in Literature author, Toni Morrison.

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.

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.
War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Tim O'Brien, depicting his experiences in the Vietnam War.

Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.
Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.

Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Kate Chopin.

Medicine

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for chronic fatigue syndrome.

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.

Vegan Diets, ed. , v.
Vegan Diets, ed. , v.

Vegan Diets, ed. , v.

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on the nutritional health issues of vegan diets.

Nation and World

Disasters, ed. , v.
Disasters, ed. , v.

Disasters, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of disaster relief and natural disasters from a variety of international perspectives.

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.

Business

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.

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.

Technology

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.

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.

Education

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.