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100+ Ideas to Inspire Smart Spaces and Creative Places, ed. , v.
100+ Ideas to Inspire Smart Spaces and Creative Places, ed. , v.

100+ Ideas to Inspire Smart Spaces and Creative Places, ed. , v.

This book presents librarians with ideas for making their library spaces more exciting, interesting, and experiential in order to increase the library's value and relevance to its users. A list of additional resources is also included.

75 Projects for Young Explorers, ed. , v.
75 Projects for Young Explorers, ed. , v.

75 Projects for Young Explorers, ed. , v.

This collection includes 25 projects each for Eco Explorers, Global Explorers, and Art Explorers which can be integrated into K-5 educational lesson plans and library programming for children aged 4-10. Each set of projects offers hands-on activities for teaching children what makes each topic special, materials lists, programming tips, and additional resources.

A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders, ed. , v.
A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders, ed. , v.

A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders, ed. , v.

For this book, the authors had a series of conversations about the aspects of the job that they find the most fascinating (and challenging) and offer their nuts-and-bolts wisdom on a diverse range of academic library management issues. Topics include personal values, organizational culture, professional development, navigating controversies, managing facilities, learning from failed initiatives, and more.

Academic Libraries for Commuter Students, ed. , v.
Academic Libraries for Commuter Students, ed. , v.

Academic Libraries for Commuter Students, ed. , v.

This book redresses the fact that over 85% of U.S. undergraduates commute to college, yet the literature geared to academic libraries overwhelmingly presumes a classic, residential campus. It provides a research-based look at academic needs of commuter students and examines how they interact with and use the library. The book offers case studies from a range of institutions, plus rigorous analysis and descriptions of subsequent changes in services, resources, and facilities.

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 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.

Anonymity, ed. , v.
Anonymity, ed. , v.

Anonymity, ed. , v.

This book explores the roles and ramifications of anonymity. In the virtual realm, anonymity means that such bedrock values of librarianship as privacy, free speech, and intellectual freedom coexist uneasily with the proliferation of fake news, sexist and racist sentiments, and repugnant ideologies. The book covers apps and forums that promote anonymity as a central feature, and how anonymous content has become valuable fodder for news organizations and clickbait websites.

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.

Ask, Listen, Empower, ed. , v.
Ask, Listen, Empower, ed. , v.

Ask, Listen, Empower, ed. , v.

This resource provides guidance, tools, and case studies on how libraries can effectively engage with the public to address a range of issues for the betterment of their community, whether it is a city, neighborhood, campus, or something else. Featuring contributions by leaders active in library-led community engagement, it’s designed to be equally useful as a teaching text for LIS students and a handbook for current programming, adult services, and outreach library staff.

Assessment Strategies in Technical Services, ed. , v.
Assessment Strategies in Technical Services, ed. , v.

Assessment Strategies in Technical Services, ed. , v.

This book discusses incorporating assessment and analysis work into a library’s existing workflow. It draws from real-world practices to suggest new approaches for acquisition and collections, cataloging and metadata, digital preservation, and e-resources and serials. Topics include budgets, workflows, vendors, and collaborative initiatives; multiple data sets for assessing collections; applications for working with data; preservation assessments; serial expenses; and more.

Before the Ballot, ed. , v.
Before the Ballot, ed. , v.

Before the Ballot, ed. , v.

Library funding is political, and the struggle to secure funding is ongoing; the work that librarians need to do to influence local politics isn’t just right before Election Day, but also the years before or between elections. This resource offers concrete steps that librarians, library staff, and boards can take to ensure that political support is there when they need it. It covers communication with the public, the practical side of running a campaign, surfacing, and more.

Beyond Banned Books, ed. , v.
Beyond Banned Books, ed. , v.

Beyond Banned Books, ed. , v.

Equitable access to information for all, including underserved populations, is a core value of librarianship. But many libraries lack policies and experience in addressing censorship of resources and services. This resource uses specific case studies from public libraries, schools, universities, and government agencies to offer practical guidance on safeguarding intellectual freedom related to library displays, programming, and other librarian-created content.

Beyond Reality, ed. , v.
Beyond Reality, ed. , v.

Beyond Reality, ed. , v.

The price of virtual reality headsets may seem out of reach for most libraries, but the potential of 'assisted reality' tools goes well beyond patrons strapping on goggles, from enhanced training to third-party apps that enrich digital collections. This title includes case studies from a mix of institution types, spotlighting a variety of uses, and encouraging libraries to look beyond their own reality and adapt the ideas presented.

Beyond the Textbook, ed. , v.
Beyond the Textbook, ed. , v.

Beyond the Textbook, ed. , v.

This collection of standards-based lessons will guide middle and high school teachers while teaching the nation's history in a user-friendly, ready-made fashion.

Blockchain, ed. , v.
Blockchain, ed. , v.

Blockchain, ed. , v.

This book examines blockchain technology, a concept with far-reaching implications for the future of the information professions. It offers a primer of what librarians and information professionals need to understand about blockchain technology. Several speculative visions for how blockchain could support the core work of libraries are included to help librarians understand the possibilities for improved operations and services.

Book Club Reboot, ed. , v.
Book Club Reboot, ed. , v.

Book Club Reboot, ed. , v.

This resource profiles dozens of book clubs and offers a diverse cross-section of ideas to inspire you to rethink your reading groups and try out new ways to better meet your library’s and community’s needs. It outlines the main reasons that traditional book clubs can grow stagnant over time and offers concrete advice on how to change things up. Covers 'walk and talk' book clubs, using non-library spaces, clubs with a specific focus, and more, and offers additional resources.

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.

Building Digital Libraries, ed. 2, v.
Building Digital Libraries, ed. 2, v.

Building Digital Libraries, ed. 2, v.

This reworked guidebook shares how to build a digital collection from scratch, or simply understand the conceptual and technical challenges of constructing a digital library. It demonstrates how resources are created, distributed, and accessed, and how librarians can keep up with the latest technologies for successfully completing these tasks. It demystifies core technologies and workflows and covers a range of aspects from planning to implementation and assessment.

Building Your Building, ed. , v.
Building Your Building, ed. , v.

Building Your Building, ed. , v.

This book provides techniques for teacher recruitment and retention that will draw effective teachers to your school and reduce teacher turnover. Includes teacher-screening interview questions, and details teacher recognition and support, mentoring programs, and professional development for teacher success.

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.

Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.
Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.

Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.

Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scientists who made them.

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.

Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.
Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.

Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.

This work covers each president's early life and rise to power, the pivotal events during his presidency, and when applicable, his post-presidential life.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Documents the importance of the civil rights movement and its lasting impression on American society and culture.

Coaching Copyright, ed. , v.
Coaching Copyright, ed. , v.

Coaching Copyright, ed. , v.

This collection offers a framework for coaching copyright on a wide range of topics, empowering users to take a practical approach to specific situations. Complete with in-depth case studies, it provides valuable information rooted in pragmatic techniques, and will help the reader become a copyright coach by showing how to discern the most important issues in a situation, determine which questions to ask, and give a response that is targeted to the specific need.

Coaching Your Classroom, ed. , v.
Coaching Your Classroom, ed. , v.

Coaching Your Classroom, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to employ effective feedback to create a student-centered culture in their classroom, and helps them to understand the importance of high-quality student feedback and communication in the classroom, as well as how to coach students to their next steps.

Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book leads instructional coaches and administrators through the process of building a strong solution-focused instructional coaching program that drives significant schoolwide change, improves teacher performance, and supports student success.

Community Technology Projects, ed. , v.
Community Technology Projects, ed. , v.

Community Technology Projects, ed. , v.

This book explores how library technology communities work, how to get involved, and how to make them better.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.
Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.

This guide helps students and teachers build the skills needed to distinguish good sources from those that are less reliable.

Confessions of a Book Reviewer, ed. , v. 191
Confessions of a Book Reviewer, ed. , v. 191

Confessions of a Book Reviewer, ed. , v. 191

The columns gathered here explore reading, writing, and book collections and collecting; the past, present, and future of Young Adult literature; and various genres, including historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, humor, and comics, along with tributes of notable figures in the world of publishing.

Constructing Buildings That Work, ed. , v.
Constructing Buildings That Work, ed. , v.

Constructing Buildings That Work, ed. , v.

This book provides library directors, administrators, board members, trustees, and planning professionals with a concentrated set of tools and techniques that pinpoint the elements that make library buildings functional, helping everyone involved in library construction projects to stay focused on the task at hand.

Cultivating Civility, ed. , v.
Cultivating Civility, ed. , v.

Cultivating Civility, ed. , v.

This book presents proactive solutions and guidance that can assist library administrators and their staffs in building a healthier and more harmonious workplace.

Culturally Proficient Coaching, ed. 2, v.
Culturally Proficient Coaching, ed. 2, v.

Culturally Proficient Coaching, ed. 2, v.

This book provides an inside-out approach that mediates a person’s thinking toward values, beliefs, and behaviors that enable effective cross-cultural interactions and equitable learning environments. Here’s your opportunity to serve as that expert and trusted mediator, boosting educators' cultural confidence and consciousness, while honing their coaching skills.

Deliberate Coaching, ed. , v.
Deliberate Coaching, ed. , v.

Deliberate Coaching, ed. , v.

This book introduces the science of human behavior, or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and shows how teachers can efficiently improve instructional performance, encourage children with disabilities to communicate, achieve measurable goals in school improvement plans, move from reactive to proactive leadership, and make significant impacts on the performance of teachers and students by starting small and working smart.

Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries, ed. , v.
Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries, ed. , v.

Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries, ed. , v.

This book suggests a better way to organize the work of designing information literacy instruction and building it—two distinct skillsets and processes. It sheds light on the people, processes, and resources required to create a sustainable portfolio of online instruction. Demystifying the instructional design and development process used to create online learning objects, this book clarifies how instructional design principles and approaches can benefit your learners.

Design Thinking, ed. , v.
Design Thinking, ed. , v.

Design Thinking, ed. , v.

This primer discusses design thinking, broadly defined as an approach to problem solving which prioritizes empathy with and deeper understandings of users to define a problem; actively engages in prototyping to develop solutions; and iterates solutions through implementation and resulting modification. The book outlines the steps of design thinking and shares examples of design projects in libraries. It shows how design can either enable or stifle foundational library values.

Digital Preservation in Libraries, ed. , v.
Digital Preservation in Libraries, ed. , v.

Digital Preservation in Libraries, ed. , v.

Digital preservation urgently demands expansive discourse, which touches on everything from technology to copyright, and this book offers an overview, case studies, and discussions of history; information ethics; strategies to get started, sustain programs, and perform evaluation; fine-tuning workflows; preserving e-books, mobile device data, and other materials; collaborative efforts and techniques for engaging colleagues; and copyright, legal, and administrative issues.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action, ed. , v.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action, ed. , v.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action, ed. , v.

Academic libraries need approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that position these priorities as ongoing institutional and professional goals. This book’s model programs help academic libraries do that, sharing a variety of initiatives that possess clear goals, demonstrable outcomes, and reproducible strategies. Topics include cultural competency training, student workshops, overcoming historic marginalization of LGBTQ+ representation in archives, and more.

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.

Educational Coaching, ed. , v.
Educational Coaching, ed. , v.

Educational Coaching, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to get the most out of educational coaching by exploring models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.

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 Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of 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 Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.

Provides an essential reference handbook for students of geography and related social sciences.

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.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.
Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library, ed. , v.
Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library, ed. , v.

Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library, ed. , v.

This book shows how escape room environments in libraries can sharpen participant problem solving and collaboration skills, and examines their feasibility for a range of audiences and library budgets.

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.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.
Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

Fake News and Alternative Facts, ed. , v.
Fake News and Alternative Facts, ed. , v.

Fake News and Alternative Facts, ed. , v.

As librarians, information professionals, and information literacy teachers know, fake news—what it is and isn’t—is front and center in the media, with new calls for the public to acquire research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. The author believes that this is a golden opportunity for librarians to impart these important skills to patrons, regardless of age or experience. She covers the rise of fake news, and ways to identify it and think critically.

Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, ed. 2, v.
Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, ed. 2, v.

Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, ed. 2, v.

This comprehensive guide helps librarians confidently assist users in finding the legal information they need. It includes an overview of fundamental legal information, including the basic structure of the U.S. legal system and primary law; information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources; and advice on how to build a basic legal reference collection.

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.

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.

Government Information Essentials, ed. , v.
Government Information Essentials, ed. , v.

Government Information Essentials, ed. , v.

Government documents, both physical and electronic, call for special attention, and because they’re useful and pervasive in nearly every kind of library, librarians of all types need to know how to work effectively with federal, state, and international resources. This volume gathers the expertise of government information librarians from across the country and provides concrete guidance and real-world insight into the work, collections, and interests of this discipline.

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.

How Schools Thrive, ed. , v.
How Schools Thrive, ed. , v.

How Schools Thrive, ed. , v.

This book provides ideas and coaching strategies for improving your team’s professional practice around the essential elements of the PLC at Work® process. It drills into the more complex aspects of PLC at Work®, including continuous improvement, collective inquiry, action orientation, and a focus on results.

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.

Immigrants in American History, ed. , v.
Immigrants in American History, ed. , v.

Immigrants in American History, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia provides a chronological study of the migration of various ethnic groups to the United States from 1500 to the present day.

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.

Incubating Creativity at Your Library, ed. , v.
Incubating Creativity at Your Library, ed. , v.

Incubating Creativity at Your Library, ed. , v.

This book shows librarians how to move beyond merely responding to community needs towards actively building a platform with their community. It also shares the experiences of numerous creative library workers and artists who are dedicated to cultivating creativity in both library users and staff.

LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens, ed. , v.
LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens, ed. , v.

LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens, ed. , v.

There is a rich and varied body of literature for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/allied and intersexed young people, which can function as a mirror for LGBTQAI+ individuals and as a window for others. This resource for librarians who work with children and teens surveys the best in LGBTQAI+ lit and offers guidance on how to share it to encourage understanding and acceptance among parents, school administrators, and the wider community.

Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, ed. , v.
Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, ed. , v.

Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, ed. , v.

Futurists predict that soon the profession of 'lawyer' will splinter into job titles like 'legal process analyst' or 'legal knowledge engineer', and many law schools have developed innovation centers to explore artificial intelligence (AI) and the law. This collection explains the innovations, tools, benefits, and risks of AI in law librarianship; surveys current practices and future trends; and examines evolving roles for law librarians and how AI is changing the field.

Leading While Female, ed. , v.
Leading While Female, ed. , v.

Leading While Female, ed. , v.

This guide to gender equity is designed to help female and male educational leaders confront and close the gender equity gap that denies highly qualified women and women of color opportunities to better serve students. Both a personal and group discussion guide, it draws on the research of feminism, intersectionality, educational leadership, and Cultural Proficiency. Covers faux narratives; tools of Cultural Proficiency; women’s stories of overcoming barriers; and mentorship.

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.

Leveraging Wikipedia, ed. , v.
Leveraging Wikipedia, ed. , v.

Leveraging Wikipedia, ed. , v.

This book shows how libraries can partner with Wikipedia to improve content quality while ensuring library services and collections are more visible on the open web. It offers ways to get involved in the Wikipedia community through hosting editathons; contributing content and helping bridge gaps; ensuring library content is connected through the encyclopedia; working with the Wikipedia education community; and engaging with Wikipedians as allies to expand access to knowledge.

Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis, ed. , v.
Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis, ed. , v.

Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis, ed. , v.

This book encourages librarians to turn their fears and uncertainty about serving library patrons with substance abuse issues into strengths and empowerment, offering to-the-point guidance on welcoming people with substance use disorders and their loved ones through policy, materials, outreach, collaboration, programs, and services.

Libraries that Learn, ed. , v.
Libraries that Learn, ed. , v.

Libraries that Learn, ed. , v.

This book surveys approaches to knowledge management (KM) that address hierarchical power structures and internal competition to get measurable results. With insights from case studies at academic and special libraries, this book covers demystifying KM by reframing it to reflect organizational needs; six elements of an actionable knowledge audit; harvesting staff insights; effective communities of practice; platforms and library tools; fostering knowledge sharing; and more.

Library Web Development, ed. , v.
Library Web Development, ed. , v.

Library Web Development, ed. , v.

This book shares key rules and strategies that help readers to become confident coders and web developers, ready to think through whatever complications present themselves. It describes challenges typical of a library setting that the author has faced and walks you through his thinking, with explorations of alternate approaches, as he works toward a solution. Topics include integrating a reader app with Dspace; using a public API; building a database from CSV files; and more.

Libraryland, ed. , v.
Libraryland, ed. , v.

Libraryland, ed. , v.

This collection of inspiring first-hand stories from across libraryland spotlights the ways library staff are making a difference in their communities. A sharing of hearts, minds, and spirits of library staff from across the country, the personal narratives in this book include: a routine reference query that inspired a librarian to reach out to a senior patron; a public library’s annual Diwali celebration that strengthened the social fabric of the community; and many others.

Licensing Digital Content, ed. 3, v.
Licensing Digital Content, ed. 3, v.

Licensing Digital Content, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the basics and key issues of digital licensing for librarians, and updates sample agreement clauses. It offers understanding and tools needed to negotiate and organize license agreements and demystifies the process. It includes licensing terminology and changes in technology; opportunities for cost savings; tools such as a digital license checklist; sources of additional global licensing information; and education of organizations that have signed agreements.

Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian, ed. , v.
Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian, ed. , v.

Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian, ed. , v.

Linked data is evident in projects from Big Tech and the Wikimedia Foundation as well as the web pages of library service platforms. But the important goal of exposing cultural institutions’ records to the can feel like a confusing morass of abstraction, jargon, and acronyms. This book introduces and covers the origins of linked data, creating, identifying, and representing semantically rich linked data, the concept of ontologies, and existing linked data projects, and more.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.
Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

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.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy, ed. , v.
Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy, ed. , v.

Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy, ed. , v.

This book posits that examining and reflecting on the reality of factors that make it difficult to teach information literacy will enable practitioners to meet the challenge of their important mandate. It uses personal anecdotes to lay out the key reasons; examines how these factors are related and where librarians fit in; validates readers’ struggles and frustrations; offers approaches, strategies, and topics of focus to assist in daily practice; and more.

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.

Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World, ed. , v.
Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World, ed. , v.

Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World, ed. , v.

This information literacy framework, including effective metaliteracy teaching and learning practices, ensures learners can successfully navigate the proliferation of fake news, questionable content, and outright denialism of facts in today’s information morass. It examines the most recent Metaliteracy Goals and Learning Objectives, four domains of metaliterate learning, and metaliteracy’s relationship to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Modern Mentor, ed. , v.
Modern Mentor, ed. , v.

Modern Mentor, ed. , v.

Mentoring is the process of developing colleagues who eventually work alongside us in a challenging profession where collaboration, connection, and consistency are all so vital for our students. This book showcases ways to develop mentoring programs, designed to assist teachers in becoming strong mentors and to assist new teachers in getting the most out of their mentoring relationship. It includes stories and strategies that will help turn novice educators into EduStars.

Modular Online Learning Design, ed. , v.
Modular Online Learning Design, ed. , v.

Modular Online Learning Design, ed. , v.

Modular design can help reduce the scramble to keep pace with requests and deadlines. Approaching projects of all sizes with an eye toward future uses helps accomplish broader organizational goals, and intentionally building documentation and structure into the process helps create content that can easily be scaled, modified, adapted, and transformed to meet different learner needs. This book offers project examples of various sizes to illustrate each chapter’s concepts.

Nation Shapes, ed. , v.
Nation Shapes, ed. , v.

Nation Shapes, ed. , v.

This book examines the importance of country boundaries, the disconnects between these borders, related factors such as cultures, religions, and economies, and how conflicts over boundaries between neighboring countries are articulated.

New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know, ed. , v.
New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know, ed. , v.

New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know, ed. , v.

This book offers a survey of library technology that’s already transitioning from trend to everyday reality—systems, software, and approaches crucial to the knowledge institutions of tomorrow. Covers mobile technologies; privacy-protection technology tools; the Internet of Things (IoT); virtual reality; bots and automation; machine learning applications for libraries; libraries as digital humanities enablers; visualizations in discovery systems; linked open data; and more.

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

Open Praxis, Open Access, ed. , v.
Open Praxis, Open Access, ed. , v.

Open Praxis, Open Access, ed. , v.

Many in the world of scholarship believe open access will be the engine of transformation leading to more culture, more research, more discovery, and more solutions to small and big problems. This collection will help readers understand the open access movement, open data, open educational resources, open knowledge, and the opportunities for an open and transformed world they promise. Includes an overview of how it is evolving in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia; and more.

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. 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.

Power Up Blended Learning, ed. , v.
Power Up Blended Learning, ed. , v.

Power Up Blended Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides an effective and actionable framework for school leaders looking to implement a long-term professional learning plan that extends professional development beyond a handful of days each year to create 'coaching culture' that supports teachers as they move toward blended learning.

Principaled, ed. , v.
Principaled, ed. , v.

Principaled, ed. , v.

In this book, veteran principals reveal the strategies, mind-sets, and practices that have helped them flourish in their roles. With humor, humility, and candor, they detail the key ingredients to finding balance as a school leader: taking time to reflect and learn; seeking out mentors; simple, clear goals; and self-care. They present a step-by-step approach to facing the challenges of school change and show that achievement and improving culture are not mutually exclusive.

Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library, ed. , v.
Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library, ed. , v.

Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library, ed. , v.

Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in seeking health information. This book covers guiding users to high quality, up to date, authoritative health information, and why offering health promotion programs can be valuable, serving community needs while increasing library visibility. Offers information on history of the consumer health movement, sources, activities, health programs, privacy, liability, and a library’s role in public health.

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.

Resilience, ed. , v.
Resilience, ed. , v.

Resilience, ed. , v.

Resilience (or resiliency) incorporates preparations for and rapid recovery from physical, social, and economic disruptions, including environmental disasters, terrorist attacks, or economic collapse. This book discusses how resilience can align with library values of equity and access, and why libraries and information professionals may be ideal partners or providers in helping individuals and the communities which they serve adopt resilient practices.

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.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.
Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

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.

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.

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.

Sustainable Thinking, ed. , v.
Sustainable Thinking, ed. , v.

Sustainable Thinking, ed. , v.

This book shows that the first step towards a sustainable library is sustainable thinking: a determined yet realistic attitude that supports institutional advancement, advocates and safeguards operating funds, and generates community loyalty. It provides a situation report, defines sustainable thinking, provides strategies and tactics, worksheets, discussion questions, checklists, additional resources and other tools, and covers communication with the community, and more.

The American Economy, ed. , v.
The American Economy, ed. , v.

The American Economy, ed. , v.

Chronicles the historical development of the United States from an economic perspective.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.
The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book addresses a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.

The Complete EdTech Coach, ed. , v.
The Complete EdTech Coach, ed. , v.

The Complete EdTech Coach, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with a comprehensive plan for developing digital learning programs that truly serve students. The authors interweave the realities of where educational technology has been and where instructional technology is going. Examples provided throughout the book give the reader a better understanding of what organic coaching looks like and why it’s more effective than just professional development or trainings, especially with tech-resistant teachers.

The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries, ed. , v.
The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries, ed. , v.

The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries, ed. , v.

This book gathers perspectives from a range of positions that speak to the facets of digital scholarship. This mosaic of perspectives reveals the challenges, questions, and personalities that sit at the nexus of academic libraries and digital scholarship culture. It also elucidates the many ways in which digital scholarship can express the values, priorities, opportunities, and challenges of the community’s intellectual and technical environment.

The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.
The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.

The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.

This handbook presents concepts that will help provide confidence in working with data. It includes explanation of data formats, and how to use a single-word command to sort files of any size by any criteria, identify duplicates, and perform numerous other common library tasks.

The Dysfunctional Library, ed. , v.
The Dysfunctional Library, ed. , v.

The Dysfunctional Library, ed. , v.

This book examines negative relationship-based issues within libraries, such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction, and offers practical, research-based solutions.

The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.
The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.

The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.

With the goal of developing a library-wide workflow in mind, this guide will show how to become familiar with the components of electronic resources, using flowchart diagrams of common access chains such as discovery services, knowledge bases, research guides, and library services platforms. It also includes managing help tickets and designing problem reports that capture key information without overburdening the user.

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 Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.
The Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.

The Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.

This book shows how the academic librarian can be an educator in both structured and unstructured spaces on campuses. It advocates for the indispensable roles the academic librarian should play, including co-collaborator, one-on-one research consultant, expert-at-large in non-structured spaces such as the dorm or student lounge, and embedded librarian in the classroom.

The Instructional Playbook, ed. , v.
The Instructional Playbook, ed. , v.

The Instructional Playbook, ed. , v.

This book helps instructional coaches create playbooks that produce a common language about high-impact teaching strategies, deepen everyone's understanding of what instructional coaches do, and helps teachers learn and implement new teaching practices.

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.

The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.
The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.

The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.

This book draws on best-practice research and the author’s decades of experience to offer a blueprint for professional development that maximizes teacher and student growth. It provides teachers, administrators, and other school professionals a step-by-step guide to the four connected, coordinated components of technology-enabled professional development: studying theory and practice; observing theory and practice; one-on-one coaching; and group coaching.

Transform Learning Through Technology, ed. , v.
Transform Learning Through Technology, ed. , v.

Transform Learning Through Technology, ed. , v.

This guide defines the role of the coach, shares information from research and the learning sciences relating to coaching cycles and methodologies, and presents scenarios from coaches in diverse situations and with varied backgrounds.

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 Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

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.

Unstuck, ed. , v.
Unstuck, ed. , v.

Unstuck, ed. , v.

This book aims to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn. The process involves seven steps: starting with moral purpose, unleashing curiosity, building on bright spots, peer coaching toward precision, leading from the inside out, and moving the goal posts.

Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.
Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.

Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.

This book shows how to improve data collection, clean the data, and combine different data sources. It also includes case studies of library projects with digital analytics, and descriptions of analytics tools ranging from library analytics tools to more focused web analytics tools.

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, Science, and Myth, ed. , v.
Women, Science, and Myth, ed. , v.

Women, Science, and Myth, ed. , v.

Surveys the scientific research on gender throughout the ages, the people, experiments, and impact, of both legitimate and illegitimate findings on the scientific community, women scientists, and society at large.

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 Sports, ed. , v.
World Sports, ed. , v.

World Sports, ed. , v.

This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports, including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology, from both a U.S. and global perspective.

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.

Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.
Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.

Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.

This guide offers dozens of design thinking exercises, such as rapid prototyping, empathy mapping, and logic models, as part of a start-to-finish model for developing a new program concept. It also provides information about ways to connect with the community, and how to move technology beyond the walls of the library.

Library Science

100+ Ideas to Inspire Smart Spaces and Creative Places, ed. , v.
100+ Ideas to Inspire Smart Spaces and Creative Places, ed. , v.

100+ Ideas to Inspire Smart Spaces and Creative Places, ed. , v.

This book presents librarians with ideas for making their library spaces more exciting, interesting, and experiential in order to increase the library's value and relevance to its users. A list of additional resources is also included.

75 Projects for Young Explorers, ed. , v.
75 Projects for Young Explorers, ed. , v.

75 Projects for Young Explorers, ed. , v.

This collection includes 25 projects each for Eco Explorers, Global Explorers, and Art Explorers which can be integrated into K-5 educational lesson plans and library programming for children aged 4-10. Each set of projects offers hands-on activities for teaching children what makes each topic special, materials lists, programming tips, and additional resources.

A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders, ed. , v.
A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders, ed. , v.

A Starter's Guide for Academic Library Leaders, ed. , v.

For this book, the authors had a series of conversations about the aspects of the job that they find the most fascinating (and challenging) and offer their nuts-and-bolts wisdom on a diverse range of academic library management issues. Topics include personal values, organizational culture, professional development, navigating controversies, managing facilities, learning from failed initiatives, and more.

Anonymity, ed. , v.
Anonymity, ed. , v.

Anonymity, ed. , v.

This book explores the roles and ramifications of anonymity. In the virtual realm, anonymity means that such bedrock values of librarianship as privacy, free speech, and intellectual freedom coexist uneasily with the proliferation of fake news, sexist and racist sentiments, and repugnant ideologies. The book covers apps and forums that promote anonymity as a central feature, and how anonymous content has become valuable fodder for news organizations and clickbait websites.

Ask, Listen, Empower, ed. , v.
Ask, Listen, Empower, ed. , v.

Ask, Listen, Empower, ed. , v.

This resource provides guidance, tools, and case studies on how libraries can effectively engage with the public to address a range of issues for the betterment of their community, whether it is a city, neighborhood, campus, or something else. Featuring contributions by leaders active in library-led community engagement, it’s designed to be equally useful as a teaching text for LIS students and a handbook for current programming, adult services, and outreach library staff.

Assessment Strategies in Technical Services, ed. , v.
Assessment Strategies in Technical Services, ed. , v.

Assessment Strategies in Technical Services, ed. , v.

This book discusses incorporating assessment and analysis work into a library’s existing workflow. It draws from real-world practices to suggest new approaches for acquisition and collections, cataloging and metadata, digital preservation, and e-resources and serials. Topics include budgets, workflows, vendors, and collaborative initiatives; multiple data sets for assessing collections; applications for working with data; preservation assessments; serial expenses; and more.

Before the Ballot, ed. , v.
Before the Ballot, ed. , v.

Before the Ballot, ed. , v.

Library funding is political, and the struggle to secure funding is ongoing; the work that librarians need to do to influence local politics isn’t just right before Election Day, but also the years before or between elections. This resource offers concrete steps that librarians, library staff, and boards can take to ensure that political support is there when they need it. It covers communication with the public, the practical side of running a campaign, surfacing, and more.

Beyond Banned Books, ed. , v.
Beyond Banned Books, ed. , v.

Beyond Banned Books, ed. , v.

Equitable access to information for all, including underserved populations, is a core value of librarianship. But many libraries lack policies and experience in addressing censorship of resources and services. This resource uses specific case studies from public libraries, schools, universities, and government agencies to offer practical guidance on safeguarding intellectual freedom related to library displays, programming, and other librarian-created content.

Beyond Reality, ed. , v.
Beyond Reality, ed. , v.

Beyond Reality, ed. , v.

The price of virtual reality headsets may seem out of reach for most libraries, but the potential of 'assisted reality' tools goes well beyond patrons strapping on goggles, from enhanced training to third-party apps that enrich digital collections. This title includes case studies from a mix of institution types, spotlighting a variety of uses, and encouraging libraries to look beyond their own reality and adapt the ideas presented.

Blockchain, ed. , v.
Blockchain, ed. , v.

Blockchain, ed. , v.

This book examines blockchain technology, a concept with far-reaching implications for the future of the information professions. It offers a primer of what librarians and information professionals need to understand about blockchain technology. Several speculative visions for how blockchain could support the core work of libraries are included to help librarians understand the possibilities for improved operations and services.

Book Club Reboot, ed. , v.
Book Club Reboot, ed. , v.

Book Club Reboot, ed. , v.

This resource profiles dozens of book clubs and offers a diverse cross-section of ideas to inspire you to rethink your reading groups and try out new ways to better meet your library’s and community’s needs. It outlines the main reasons that traditional book clubs can grow stagnant over time and offers concrete advice on how to change things up. Covers 'walk and talk' book clubs, using non-library spaces, clubs with a specific focus, and more, and offers additional resources.

Building Digital Libraries, ed. 2, v.
Building Digital Libraries, ed. 2, v.

Building Digital Libraries, ed. 2, v.

This reworked guidebook shares how to build a digital collection from scratch, or simply understand the conceptual and technical challenges of constructing a digital library. It demonstrates how resources are created, distributed, and accessed, and how librarians can keep up with the latest technologies for successfully completing these tasks. It demystifies core technologies and workflows and covers a range of aspects from planning to implementation and assessment.

Coaching Copyright, ed. , v.
Coaching Copyright, ed. , v.

Coaching Copyright, ed. , v.

This collection offers a framework for coaching copyright on a wide range of topics, empowering users to take a practical approach to specific situations. Complete with in-depth case studies, it provides valuable information rooted in pragmatic techniques, and will help the reader become a copyright coach by showing how to discern the most important issues in a situation, determine which questions to ask, and give a response that is targeted to the specific need.

Community Technology Projects, ed. , v.
Community Technology Projects, ed. , v.

Community Technology Projects, ed. , v.

This book explores how library technology communities work, how to get involved, and how to make them better.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.
Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.

This guide helps students and teachers build the skills needed to distinguish good sources from those that are less reliable.

Constructing Buildings That Work, ed. , v.
Constructing Buildings That Work, ed. , v.

Constructing Buildings That Work, ed. , v.

This book provides library directors, administrators, board members, trustees, and planning professionals with a concentrated set of tools and techniques that pinpoint the elements that make library buildings functional, helping everyone involved in library construction projects to stay focused on the task at hand.

Cultivating Civility, ed. , v.
Cultivating Civility, ed. , v.

Cultivating Civility, ed. , v.

This book presents proactive solutions and guidance that can assist library administrators and their staffs in building a healthier and more harmonious workplace.

Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries, ed. , v.
Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries, ed. , v.

Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries, ed. , v.

This book suggests a better way to organize the work of designing information literacy instruction and building it—two distinct skillsets and processes. It sheds light on the people, processes, and resources required to create a sustainable portfolio of online instruction. Demystifying the instructional design and development process used to create online learning objects, this book clarifies how instructional design principles and approaches can benefit your learners.

Design Thinking, ed. , v.
Design Thinking, ed. , v.

Design Thinking, ed. , v.

This primer discusses design thinking, broadly defined as an approach to problem solving which prioritizes empathy with and deeper understandings of users to define a problem; actively engages in prototyping to develop solutions; and iterates solutions through implementation and resulting modification. The book outlines the steps of design thinking and shares examples of design projects in libraries. It shows how design can either enable or stifle foundational library values.

Digital Preservation in Libraries, ed. , v.
Digital Preservation in Libraries, ed. , v.

Digital Preservation in Libraries, ed. , v.

Digital preservation urgently demands expansive discourse, which touches on everything from technology to copyright, and this book offers an overview, case studies, and discussions of history; information ethics; strategies to get started, sustain programs, and perform evaluation; fine-tuning workflows; preserving e-books, mobile device data, and other materials; collaborative efforts and techniques for engaging colleagues; and copyright, legal, and administrative issues.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action, ed. , v.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action, ed. , v.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action, ed. , v.

Academic libraries need approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that position these priorities as ongoing institutional and professional goals. This book’s model programs help academic libraries do that, sharing a variety of initiatives that possess clear goals, demonstrable outcomes, and reproducible strategies. Topics include cultural competency training, student workshops, overcoming historic marginalization of LGBTQ+ representation in archives, and more.

Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library, ed. , v.
Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library, ed. , v.

Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library, ed. , v.

This book shows how escape room environments in libraries can sharpen participant problem solving and collaboration skills, and examines their feasibility for a range of audiences and library budgets.

Fake News and Alternative Facts, ed. , v.
Fake News and Alternative Facts, ed. , v.

Fake News and Alternative Facts, ed. , v.

As librarians, information professionals, and information literacy teachers know, fake news—what it is and isn’t—is front and center in the media, with new calls for the public to acquire research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. The author believes that this is a golden opportunity for librarians to impart these important skills to patrons, regardless of age or experience. She covers the rise of fake news, and ways to identify it and think critically.

Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, ed. 2, v.
Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, ed. 2, v.

Finding the Answers to Legal Questions, ed. 2, v.

This comprehensive guide helps librarians confidently assist users in finding the legal information they need. It includes an overview of fundamental legal information, including the basic structure of the U.S. legal system and primary law; information on how to evaluate the trustworthiness of online and print resources; and advice on how to build a basic legal reference collection.

Government Information Essentials, ed. , v.
Government Information Essentials, ed. , v.

Government Information Essentials, ed. , v.

Government documents, both physical and electronic, call for special attention, and because they’re useful and pervasive in nearly every kind of library, librarians of all types need to know how to work effectively with federal, state, and international resources. This volume gathers the expertise of government information librarians from across the country and provides concrete guidance and real-world insight into the work, collections, and interests of this discipline.

Incubating Creativity at Your Library, ed. , v.
Incubating Creativity at Your Library, ed. , v.

Incubating Creativity at Your Library, ed. , v.

This book shows librarians how to move beyond merely responding to community needs towards actively building a platform with their community. It also shares the experiences of numerous creative library workers and artists who are dedicated to cultivating creativity in both library users and staff.

LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens, ed. , v.
LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens, ed. , v.

LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens, ed. , v.

There is a rich and varied body of literature for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/allied and intersexed young people, which can function as a mirror for LGBTQAI+ individuals and as a window for others. This resource for librarians who work with children and teens surveys the best in LGBTQAI+ lit and offers guidance on how to share it to encourage understanding and acceptance among parents, school administrators, and the wider community.

Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, ed. , v.
Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, ed. , v.

Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, ed. , v.

Futurists predict that soon the profession of 'lawyer' will splinter into job titles like 'legal process analyst' or 'legal knowledge engineer', and many law schools have developed innovation centers to explore artificial intelligence (AI) and the law. This collection explains the innovations, tools, benefits, and risks of AI in law librarianship; surveys current practices and future trends; and examines evolving roles for law librarians and how AI is changing the field.

Leveraging Wikipedia, ed. , v.
Leveraging Wikipedia, ed. , v.

Leveraging Wikipedia, ed. , v.

This book shows how libraries can partner with Wikipedia to improve content quality while ensuring library services and collections are more visible on the open web. It offers ways to get involved in the Wikipedia community through hosting editathons; contributing content and helping bridge gaps; ensuring library content is connected through the encyclopedia; working with the Wikipedia education community; and engaging with Wikipedians as allies to expand access to knowledge.

Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis, ed. , v.
Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis, ed. , v.

Libraries and the Substance Abuse Crisis, ed. , v.

This book encourages librarians to turn their fears and uncertainty about serving library patrons with substance abuse issues into strengths and empowerment, offering to-the-point guidance on welcoming people with substance use disorders and their loved ones through policy, materials, outreach, collaboration, programs, and services.

Libraries that Learn, ed. , v.
Libraries that Learn, ed. , v.

Libraries that Learn, ed. , v.

This book surveys approaches to knowledge management (KM) that address hierarchical power structures and internal competition to get measurable results. With insights from case studies at academic and special libraries, this book covers demystifying KM by reframing it to reflect organizational needs; six elements of an actionable knowledge audit; harvesting staff insights; effective communities of practice; platforms and library tools; fostering knowledge sharing; and more.

Library Web Development, ed. , v.
Library Web Development, ed. , v.

Library Web Development, ed. , v.

This book shares key rules and strategies that help readers to become confident coders and web developers, ready to think through whatever complications present themselves. It describes challenges typical of a library setting that the author has faced and walks you through his thinking, with explorations of alternate approaches, as he works toward a solution. Topics include integrating a reader app with Dspace; using a public API; building a database from CSV files; and more.

Libraryland, ed. , v.
Libraryland, ed. , v.

Libraryland, ed. , v.

This collection of inspiring first-hand stories from across libraryland spotlights the ways library staff are making a difference in their communities. A sharing of hearts, minds, and spirits of library staff from across the country, the personal narratives in this book include: a routine reference query that inspired a librarian to reach out to a senior patron; a public library’s annual Diwali celebration that strengthened the social fabric of the community; and many others.

Licensing Digital Content, ed. 3, v.
Licensing Digital Content, ed. 3, v.

Licensing Digital Content, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the basics and key issues of digital licensing for librarians, and updates sample agreement clauses. It offers understanding and tools needed to negotiate and organize license agreements and demystifies the process. It includes licensing terminology and changes in technology; opportunities for cost savings; tools such as a digital license checklist; sources of additional global licensing information; and education of organizations that have signed agreements.

Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian, ed. , v.
Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian, ed. , v.

Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian, ed. , v.

Linked data is evident in projects from Big Tech and the Wikimedia Foundation as well as the web pages of library service platforms. But the important goal of exposing cultural institutions’ records to the can feel like a confusing morass of abstraction, jargon, and acronyms. This book introduces and covers the origins of linked data, creating, identifying, and representing semantically rich linked data, the concept of ontologies, and existing linked data projects, and more.

Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy, ed. , v.
Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy, ed. , v.

Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Information Literacy, ed. , v.

This book posits that examining and reflecting on the reality of factors that make it difficult to teach information literacy will enable practitioners to meet the challenge of their important mandate. It uses personal anecdotes to lay out the key reasons; examines how these factors are related and where librarians fit in; validates readers’ struggles and frustrations; offers approaches, strategies, and topics of focus to assist in daily practice; and more.

Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World, ed. , v.
Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World, ed. , v.

Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World, ed. , v.

This information literacy framework, including effective metaliteracy teaching and learning practices, ensures learners can successfully navigate the proliferation of fake news, questionable content, and outright denialism of facts in today’s information morass. It examines the most recent Metaliteracy Goals and Learning Objectives, four domains of metaliterate learning, and metaliteracy’s relationship to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Modular Online Learning Design, ed. , v.
Modular Online Learning Design, ed. , v.

Modular Online Learning Design, ed. , v.

Modular design can help reduce the scramble to keep pace with requests and deadlines. Approaching projects of all sizes with an eye toward future uses helps accomplish broader organizational goals, and intentionally building documentation and structure into the process helps create content that can easily be scaled, modified, adapted, and transformed to meet different learner needs. This book offers project examples of various sizes to illustrate each chapter’s concepts.

New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know, ed. , v.
New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know, ed. , v.

New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know, ed. , v.

This book offers a survey of library technology that’s already transitioning from trend to everyday reality—systems, software, and approaches crucial to the knowledge institutions of tomorrow. Covers mobile technologies; privacy-protection technology tools; the Internet of Things (IoT); virtual reality; bots and automation; machine learning applications for libraries; libraries as digital humanities enablers; visualizations in discovery systems; linked open data; and more.

Open Praxis, Open Access, ed. , v.
Open Praxis, Open Access, ed. , v.

Open Praxis, Open Access, ed. , v.

Many in the world of scholarship believe open access will be the engine of transformation leading to more culture, more research, more discovery, and more solutions to small and big problems. This collection will help readers understand the open access movement, open data, open educational resources, open knowledge, and the opportunities for an open and transformed world they promise. Includes an overview of how it is evolving in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia; and more.

Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library, ed. , v.
Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library, ed. , v.

Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library, ed. , v.

Public libraries can play an important role in supporting library users in seeking health information. This book covers guiding users to high quality, up to date, authoritative health information, and why offering health promotion programs can be valuable, serving community needs while increasing library visibility. Offers information on history of the consumer health movement, sources, activities, health programs, privacy, liability, and a library’s role in public health.

Resilience, ed. , v.
Resilience, ed. , v.

Resilience, ed. , v.

Resilience (or resiliency) incorporates preparations for and rapid recovery from physical, social, and economic disruptions, including environmental disasters, terrorist attacks, or economic collapse. This book discusses how resilience can align with library values of equity and access, and why libraries and information professionals may be ideal partners or providers in helping individuals and the communities which they serve adopt resilient practices.

Sustainable Thinking, ed. , v.
Sustainable Thinking, ed. , v.

Sustainable Thinking, ed. , v.

This book shows that the first step towards a sustainable library is sustainable thinking: a determined yet realistic attitude that supports institutional advancement, advocates and safeguards operating funds, and generates community loyalty. It provides a situation report, defines sustainable thinking, provides strategies and tactics, worksheets, discussion questions, checklists, additional resources and other tools, and covers communication with the community, and more.

The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries, ed. , v.
The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries, ed. , v.

The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries, ed. , v.

This book gathers perspectives from a range of positions that speak to the facets of digital scholarship. This mosaic of perspectives reveals the challenges, questions, and personalities that sit at the nexus of academic libraries and digital scholarship culture. It also elucidates the many ways in which digital scholarship can express the values, priorities, opportunities, and challenges of the community’s intellectual and technical environment.

The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.
The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.

The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.

This handbook presents concepts that will help provide confidence in working with data. It includes explanation of data formats, and how to use a single-word command to sort files of any size by any criteria, identify duplicates, and perform numerous other common library tasks.

The Dysfunctional Library, ed. , v.
The Dysfunctional Library, ed. , v.

The Dysfunctional Library, ed. , v.

This book examines negative relationship-based issues within libraries, such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction, and offers practical, research-based solutions.

The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.
The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.

The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.

With the goal of developing a library-wide workflow in mind, this guide will show how to become familiar with the components of electronic resources, using flowchart diagrams of common access chains such as discovery services, knowledge bases, research guides, and library services platforms. It also includes managing help tickets and designing problem reports that capture key information without overburdening the user.

The Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.
The Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.

The Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.

This book shows how the academic librarian can be an educator in both structured and unstructured spaces on campuses. It advocates for the indispensable roles the academic librarian should play, including co-collaborator, one-on-one research consultant, expert-at-large in non-structured spaces such as the dorm or student lounge, and embedded librarian in the classroom.

Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.
Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.

Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.

This book shows how to improve data collection, clean the data, and combine different data sources. It also includes case studies of library projects with digital analytics, and descriptions of analytics tools ranging from library analytics tools to more focused web analytics tools.

Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.
Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.

Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.

This guide offers dozens of design thinking exercises, such as rapid prototyping, empathy mapping, and logic models, as part of a start-to-finish model for developing a new program concept. It also provides information about ways to connect with the community, and how to move technology beyond the walls of the library.

Education

Academic Libraries for Commuter Students, ed. , v.
Academic Libraries for Commuter Students, ed. , v.

Academic Libraries for Commuter Students, ed. , v.

This book redresses the fact that over 85% of U.S. undergraduates commute to college, yet the literature geared to academic libraries overwhelmingly presumes a classic, residential campus. It provides a research-based look at academic needs of commuter students and examines how they interact with and use the library. The book offers case studies from a range of institutions, plus rigorous analysis and descriptions of subsequent changes in services, resources, and facilities.

Beyond the Textbook, ed. , v.
Beyond the Textbook, ed. , v.

Beyond the Textbook, ed. , v.

This collection of standards-based lessons will guide middle and high school teachers while teaching the nation's history in a user-friendly, ready-made fashion.

Building Your Building, ed. , v.
Building Your Building, ed. , v.

Building Your Building, ed. , v.

This book provides techniques for teacher recruitment and retention that will draw effective teachers to your school and reduce teacher turnover. Includes teacher-screening interview questions, and details teacher recognition and support, mentoring programs, and professional development for teacher success.

Coaching Your Classroom, ed. , v.
Coaching Your Classroom, ed. , v.

Coaching Your Classroom, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to employ effective feedback to create a student-centered culture in their classroom, and helps them to understand the importance of high-quality student feedback and communication in the classroom, as well as how to coach students to their next steps.

Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Coaching for Significant and Sustained Change in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book leads instructional coaches and administrators through the process of building a strong solution-focused instructional coaching program that drives significant schoolwide change, improves teacher performance, and supports student success.

Culturally Proficient Coaching, ed. 2, v.
Culturally Proficient Coaching, ed. 2, v.

Culturally Proficient Coaching, ed. 2, v.

This book provides an inside-out approach that mediates a person’s thinking toward values, beliefs, and behaviors that enable effective cross-cultural interactions and equitable learning environments. Here’s your opportunity to serve as that expert and trusted mediator, boosting educators' cultural confidence and consciousness, while honing their coaching skills.

Deliberate Coaching, ed. , v.
Deliberate Coaching, ed. , v.

Deliberate Coaching, ed. , v.

This book introduces the science of human behavior, or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and shows how teachers can efficiently improve instructional performance, encourage children with disabilities to communicate, achieve measurable goals in school improvement plans, move from reactive to proactive leadership, and make significant impacts on the performance of teachers and students by starting small and working smart.

Educational Coaching, ed. , v.
Educational Coaching, ed. , v.

Educational Coaching, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to get the most out of educational coaching by exploring models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.

How Schools Thrive, ed. , v.
How Schools Thrive, ed. , v.

How Schools Thrive, ed. , v.

This book provides ideas and coaching strategies for improving your team’s professional practice around the essential elements of the PLC at Work® process. It drills into the more complex aspects of PLC at Work®, including continuous improvement, collective inquiry, action orientation, and a focus on results.

Leading While Female, ed. , v.
Leading While Female, ed. , v.

Leading While Female, ed. , v.

This guide to gender equity is designed to help female and male educational leaders confront and close the gender equity gap that denies highly qualified women and women of color opportunities to better serve students. Both a personal and group discussion guide, it draws on the research of feminism, intersectionality, educational leadership, and Cultural Proficiency. Covers faux narratives; tools of Cultural Proficiency; women’s stories of overcoming barriers; and mentorship.

Modern Mentor, ed. , v.
Modern Mentor, ed. , v.

Modern Mentor, ed. , v.

Mentoring is the process of developing colleagues who eventually work alongside us in a challenging profession where collaboration, connection, and consistency are all so vital for our students. This book showcases ways to develop mentoring programs, designed to assist teachers in becoming strong mentors and to assist new teachers in getting the most out of their mentoring relationship. It includes stories and strategies that will help turn novice educators into EduStars.

Power Up Blended Learning, ed. , v.
Power Up Blended Learning, ed. , v.

Power Up Blended Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides an effective and actionable framework for school leaders looking to implement a long-term professional learning plan that extends professional development beyond a handful of days each year to create 'coaching culture' that supports teachers as they move toward blended learning.

Principaled, ed. , v.
Principaled, ed. , v.

Principaled, ed. , v.

In this book, veteran principals reveal the strategies, mind-sets, and practices that have helped them flourish in their roles. With humor, humility, and candor, they detail the key ingredients to finding balance as a school leader: taking time to reflect and learn; seeking out mentors; simple, clear goals; and self-care. They present a step-by-step approach to facing the challenges of school change and show that achievement and improving culture are not mutually exclusive.

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.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.
The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book addresses a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.

The Complete EdTech Coach, ed. , v.
The Complete EdTech Coach, ed. , v.

The Complete EdTech Coach, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with a comprehensive plan for developing digital learning programs that truly serve students. The authors interweave the realities of where educational technology has been and where instructional technology is going. Examples provided throughout the book give the reader a better understanding of what organic coaching looks like and why it’s more effective than just professional development or trainings, especially with tech-resistant teachers.

The Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.
The Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.

The Indispensable Academic Librarian, ed. , v.

This book shows how the academic librarian can be an educator in both structured and unstructured spaces on campuses. It advocates for the indispensable roles the academic librarian should play, including co-collaborator, one-on-one research consultant, expert-at-large in non-structured spaces such as the dorm or student lounge, and embedded librarian in the classroom.

The Instructional Playbook, ed. , v.
The Instructional Playbook, ed. , v.

The Instructional Playbook, ed. , v.

This book helps instructional coaches create playbooks that produce a common language about high-impact teaching strategies, deepen everyone's understanding of what instructional coaches do, and helps teachers learn and implement new teaching practices.

The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.
The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.

The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.

This book draws on best-practice research and the author’s decades of experience to offer a blueprint for professional development that maximizes teacher and student growth. It provides teachers, administrators, and other school professionals a step-by-step guide to the four connected, coordinated components of technology-enabled professional development: studying theory and practice; observing theory and practice; one-on-one coaching; and group coaching.

Transform Learning Through Technology, ed. , v.
Transform Learning Through Technology, ed. , v.

Transform Learning Through Technology, ed. , v.

This guide defines the role of the coach, shares information from research and the learning sciences relating to coaching cycles and methodologies, and presents scenarios from coaches in diverse situations and with varied backgrounds.

Unstuck, ed. , v.
Unstuck, ed. , v.

Unstuck, ed. , v.

This book aims to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn. The process involves seven steps: starting with moral purpose, unleashing curiosity, building on bright spots, peer coaching toward precision, leading from the inside out, and moving the goal posts.

Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.
Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.

Your Technology Outreach Adventure, ed. , v.

This guide offers dozens of design thinking exercises, such as rapid prototyping, empathy mapping, and logic models, as part of a start-to-finish model for developing a new program concept. It also provides information about ways to connect with the community, and how to move technology beyond the walls of the library.

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.

Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.
Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.

Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.

Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scientists who made them.

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.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.
Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

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.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.
Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL 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 Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of 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 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.

Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.
Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.

Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.

This work covers each president's early life and rise to power, the pivotal events during his presidency, and when applicable, his post-presidential life.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Documents the importance of the civil rights movement and its lasting impression on American society and culture.

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.

Immigrants in American History, ed. , v.
Immigrants in American History, ed. , v.

Immigrants in American History, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia provides a chronological study of the migration of various ethnic groups to the United States from 1500 to the present day.

The American Economy, ed. , v.
The American Economy, ed. , v.

The American Economy, ed. , v.

Chronicles the historical development of the United States from an economic perspective.

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.

Women, Science, and Myth, ed. , v.
Women, Science, and Myth, ed. , v.

Women, Science, and Myth, ed. , v.

Surveys the scientific research on gender throughout the ages, the people, experiments, and impact, of both legitimate and illegitimate findings on the scientific community, women scientists, and society at large.

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.

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.

Confessions of a Book Reviewer, ed. , v. 191
Confessions of a Book Reviewer, ed. , v. 191

Confessions of a Book Reviewer, ed. , v. 191

The columns gathered here explore reading, writing, and book collections and collecting; the past, present, and future of Young Adult literature; and various genres, including historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, humor, and comics, along with tributes of notable figures in the world of publishing.

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.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.
Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

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.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.
Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

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.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social Science

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.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.

Provides an essential reference handbook for students of geography and related social sciences.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Transgender Life, ed. , v.

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

Biography

Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.
Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.

Chronology of the U.S. Presidency, ed. , v.

This work covers each president's early life and rise to power, the pivotal events during his presidency, and when applicable, his post-presidential life.

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.

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.

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.

The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.
The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.

The Data Wrangler's Handbook, ed. , v.

This handbook presents concepts that will help provide confidence in working with data. It includes explanation of data formats, and how to use a single-word command to sort files of any size by any criteria, identify duplicates, and perform numerous other common library tasks.

The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.
The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.

The Electronic Resources Troubleshooting Guide, ed. , v.

With the goal of developing a library-wide workflow in mind, this guide will show how to become familiar with the components of electronic resources, using flowchart diagrams of common access chains such as discovery services, knowledge bases, research guides, and library services platforms. It also includes managing help tickets and designing problem reports that capture key information without overburdening the user.

Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.
Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.

Using Digital Analytics for Smart Assessment, ed. , v.

This book shows how to improve data collection, clean the data, and combine different data sources. It also includes case studies of library projects with digital analytics, and descriptions of analytics tools ranging from library analytics tools to more focused web analytics tools.

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.

Medicine

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

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

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

Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

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

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

Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

Law

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.

Nation and World

Nation Shapes, ed. , v.
Nation Shapes, ed. , v.

Nation Shapes, ed. , v.

This book examines the importance of country boundaries, the disconnects between these borders, related factors such as cultures, religions, and economies, and how conflicts over boundaries between neighboring countries are articulated.

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.

General Reference

World Sports, ed. , v.
World Sports, ed. , v.

World Sports, ed. , v.

This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports, including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology, from both a U.S. and global perspective.