Provides summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Topics include an introduction to relevant theory and empirical evidence.
Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of geography ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.
This book offers a fast-paced, field-tested view of how branding decisions happen in the context of business strategy, not just in marketing communications.
This text presents a comprehensive chronological overview of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the modern day through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres, historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches.
Covers major diplomatic, military, and political events driving world conflicts from ancient times to the present.
Provides a scholarly account of ancient cultures around the world, from China to India, the Middle East, Egypt, Europe, and the Americas. It outlines the history of the different societies so their religion and culture can be understood in context.
This book focuses on the how to of managing digital collections and services for those involved, or expecting to be involved, in the development and management of digital libraries.
This book looks at all of the ethical issues facing information and library professionals in one overarching, and practically-focused, text. The focus of the book is two-fold: (1) It contains a detailed discussion of the issues that impact on the day-today practice of information workers in the 21st century; and (2) contains case studies discussing potential solutions to ethical problems faced.
Combines unique historical analysis, scholarly essays, and primary source documents to explore the evolution of ideas and institutions that have shaped American government and Americans' political behavior.
This book provides strategies and practical tips for leadership development in the field of librarianship. It offers suggestions for librarians facing these challenging new circumstances, showing how to create leadership opportunities when none appear to be present, how to take charge of your own professional development, and how to become an effective follower as well as an effective leader.
Looks at the effects of video-cassettes and cable television on Hollywood, and the idiosyncratic visions of newcomers like Spike Lee and Tim Burton.
This handbook spells out the critical need for marketing for libraries, and provides a series of practical and accessible tools to achieve success and includes publishers marketing suggestions.
Provides basic consumer information about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including information about the stages of the disease and about how it is transmitted. It includes guidelines for preventing disease transmission and details about how it is diagnosed and the various drug regimens used in its treatment as well information on co-occurring infections and complications, plus tips for living with HIV.
Presents the pro-life/pro-choice controversy, showing all aspects of the debate and why it is so difficult to resolve.
Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.
Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.
A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.
Provides essays of influential African American writers such as James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker.
Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.
This encyclopedia comprises descriptive essays documenting the ways in which people of African descent have been victimized by oppressive laws enacted by local, state, and federal authorities in the United States. It presents a frank and comprehensive view of how Americans of African descent have come to be viewed as synonymous with criminality, representing an essential learning resource for all American citizens, regardless of race or age.
Covers the deities, places, events, animals, beliefs, and other subjects that appear in the myths of various African peoples.
Provides coverage on a wide range of topics, covering substances ranging from whiskey to peyote as well as related topics such as Mexican drug trafficking and societal effects caused by specific drugs. The entries also supply an overview of trends in alcohol consumption, its production, and its role in the economy; as well as alcohol's and drugs' roles in shaping national discourse, the creation of organizations for treatment and study, and legal responses.
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.
A factbook on alcohol, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of alcohol. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse alcohol.
Provides updated information about alcohol use, abuse, and dependence. Physical alcohol-related effects on the brain, liver, pancreas, heart, lungs, nerves, and kidneys are described, and mental health issues that often accompany alcohol problems are discussed.
Covers the widest definition of 'medieval Europe' possible, not by covering history in the traditional, textbook manner of listing wars, leaders, and significant historic events, but by presenting detailed alphabetical entries that describe the artifacts of medieval Europe.
Provides updated information about the causes, triggers, treatments, and prevalence of common allergic disorders, including rhinitis, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, allergic asthma, dermatitis, eczema, hives, and anaphylaxis.
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.
This volume examines how some of the most popular musicians today—entertainers such as Madonna, Adele, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift—rose to fame and made important musical breakthroughs, all while paying tribute to those who came before them.
Provides basic consumer health information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Includes tips for coping with memory loss and related complications and advice for caregivers.
Provides current, comprehensive statistical information, and other essential data, on the top cities that have been cited as the best for business and living in the United States.
Provides current, comprehensive data on U.S. cities, all top-ranked by population growth, median income, unemployment rate and crime rate.
American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.
Provides a single-volume source on the conflict that helped define the American nation and promotes a nuanced understanding of the events, personalities, and issues related to the war and its aftermath.
Features comprehensive coverage of the American Civil War, including significant battles and skirmishes, important civilian and military figures, weaponry, and government relations with Native Americans. The entries also address the events that led to the conflict, the international diplomacy of the war, the rise of the Republican Party, the impact of slavery, the secession crisis, the complex challenges of the war's aftermath, and more.
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.
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).
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.
Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.
Explores the economic status of Americans and provides the latest data on the wealth of American households. Examines household income trends by age, household type, race and ethnicity, education, region of residence, and work status. Also focuses on the poverty population.
Provides an overview of the December 1890 massacre of more than 250 Native American men, women, and children by U.S. Cavalry troops at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, as well as background on the principal figures involved.
This 4-vol. set supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.
This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.
Chronicles how theatrical feature films dominated newly developed movie palaces, how expressive film faces became household names, and how Hollywood became the center of film as a major growth industry.
The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.
Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.
Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding animal rights.
This book introduces you to the apps that can help you save time and increase your own productivity as well as serve as a curator and reviewer of apps and resident expert to benefit your patrons. It will save you from wading through and learning about the millions of apps available today and direct you to the very best apps in areas important to education, the workplace, and professional development.
Provides readers with a single source for the scientific evidence supporting evolution. The book shows how scientists have tested the predictions of evolutionary theory and created an unshakeable foundation of evidence supporting its truth.
Explores the major faiths from countries and continents around the globe, to help understand the creations their beliefs have inspired.
Provides updated information about diagnosing, treating, and managing degenerative, inflammatory, and other specific forms of arthritis.
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.
Provides basic consumer information about the different types of asthma and how they are diagnosed and treated.
This work covers key events involving mass murders, atrocities, and genocides, especially in the last century. The scope extends to such topics as crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, and human rights violations. It also covers war crimes and atrocities in specific countries and profiles both those who had been formally indicted for war crimes and those who have committed mass atrocities without ever having to answer for their crimes in a court of law.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Provides updated information about the specific types of autism spectrum disorders. It explains symptoms, assessment, and diagnosis of ASD and describes the importance of early interventions.
Explains what happens at every stage of pregnancy, from the latest medical advances to parents' real-life experiences, including parents' tips and comments, expert views, statistics and polls.
An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge.
This guide features Barack Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, who became the first African American to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party.
Barack Obama's life and journey to the White House are chronicled in this volume. The major issues -- including the financial crisis, healthcare, and foreign policy -- faced by his administration are also examined.
Provides insight into Chinese history and culture today in nearly a thousand articles that include everything from 'Adoption' and 'Banking' to 'Wound Literature' and the 'Zhou Dynasty'. Designed for students, teachers, businesspeople, government officials, and tourists seeking a greater understanding of China today.
This book serves as a readers' advisory and collection development resource for youth services and school librarians seeking to bring STEM-related titles into their collections and introduce teachers and young readers to them.
This book explores the technologies that may power future library catalogs. It introduces international bibliographic standards and models, and fundamental concepts in their representation in the context of the Semantic Web. Subsequent chapters cover bibliographic information organization, linked open data, methodologies for publishing library metadata, and discussion of the wider environment (museum, archival and publishing communities) and users.
This volume profiles many of the soldiers, generals, political leaders, and social activists who left indelible marks on the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, thereby altering the entire course of American history.
This volume surveys the lives of the individuals responsible for some of the nation’s earliest political, social, and cultural achievements.
Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.
Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.
Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.
Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.
Offers facts about blood function and composition, the maintenance of a healthy circulatory system, and the types of concerns that arise when processes go wrong.
Covers the 14 systems of the human body and their role and functions both from an individual organ perspective and each system as a whole, as well as what occurs when systems are not functioning properly due to injury, disease, or other causes. Entries cover the development of each body system from birth to full adult growth, as well as adjustments by the body during the senior years.
Covers the period of 1939-1949, when the film industry came to grips with the development of the documentary, a shift to independent production, renewed government antitrust activity, and the emergence of television as a competitor.
The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.
Provides updated information about brain function, neurological emergencies such as a brain attack (stroke) or seizure, and symptoms of brain disorders.
Provides basic consumer health information on risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, along with facts about coping after treatment.
A guide to planning and implementing a successful social media campaign in an academic library and evaluating its impact.
This text presents bullying as a health issue and proposes effective strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on current scientific research of aggressive behaviors.
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.
Provides updated information about gynecologic cancers and other cancers of special concern to women. Includes breast cancer, cancers of the female reproductive organs, and cancers responsible for the highest number of deaths in women.
Provides updated information about common types of cancer affecting the central nervous system, endocrine system, lungs, digestive and urinary tracts, blood cells, immune system, skin, bones, and other body systems.
Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.
Provides updated information about disorders of the heart and blood vessels and offers anatomical facts, statistics, and identifies risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, audio/visual materials, and organizations.
This book examines events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives.
Examines various trends in careers and occupations in America. Provides the latest information on what Americans do for a living, how much they earn, how they find work, and what factors influence these key issues.
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.
Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.
Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.
Provides information on the prevalence, causes, and devastating consequences of this type of violence. Also covers the challenges that domestic violence and child abuse pose to the legal system.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of the Civil Rights Movement, one of the most important political movements of the 20th century.
Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.
Provides the basic scientific framework needed to understand how climate systems work and what global warming involves. Outlines the concept of global systems, climate cycles, and the atmosphere's structure and discusses the local motions in the atmosphere that affect weather and climate.
Learn what men, women, and children have worn throughout American history, beginning with the classical styles worn in the early American republic through the hoop skirts and ready-made clothes worn before the Civil War.
Presents a description of all aspects of dress in British colonial America, including the social and historical background of British America, and covering men's, women's, and children's garments.
A factbook about cocaine and crack, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of cocaine and crack. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.
Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.
Offers portrayals of leading individuals, significant battles, economic developments, societal/cultural events, changes in military technology, and major treaties and diplomatic agreements during the Cold War.
This work provides a broad, multicultural overview of the history of overrepresentation of ethnic minorities in the American prison system, examining white/black disparities as well as racism and issues of ethnic-based discrimination concerning other ethnic minorities.
This book introduces readers to the current issues facing today’s academic reference and instruction librarians grappling with the growing problem of student plagiarism. It provides up-to-date overviews of student plagiarism, examples of ways in which librarians can educate students through proven instructional techniques, and questions librarians may encounter when incorporating current anti-plagiarism instruction into their instructional services.
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
A handbook for total horse care discusses such topics as stable conditions, nutrition, grooming, feeding, and health problems.
Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.
This book brings out emerging and current discussion from the sub-fields of information management. This title consists of sections on key aspects of information knowledge management and addresses knowledge management, library studies, archives and records management, and information systems.
This reference work defines the 27 amendments in comprehensive chapters with detailed narratives on the process behind each amendment. Each chapter includes a valuable collection of supportive material, such as biographies of individuals significant to the amendment's passage, reprints of actual political debates, newspaper articles, government reports, and Supreme Court cases.
Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.
This text focuses on the U.S. healthcare system and the individual’s experience with it. Entries cover topics related to the current state of health insurance, the various kinds (including government programs like Medicare and Medicaid) and methods of its delivery, as well as the history of insurance and the evolution of our current for-profit system. Healthcare legislation and reform is also discussed.
In the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times with their own flair and insight. This volume profiles a diverse selection of authors—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—an attestation to the scope and complexity of modern society.
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.
This book is a guide to providing content for dissemination electronically, examining the licensing process from a number of perspectives. It outlines a step-by-step introduction to the why, how, and frequently asked questions of digital content and how to license it. In addition, it examines the context in which licensing takes place, providing practical tips on cost-effective licensing and guidance on how to ensure the most effective use is made of electronic resources.
Laid out in a cookbook-style format, this guide offers step-by-step instructions for creating activities to help engage teens and 'tweens with library programs.
This book investigates the concepts and elements, the drivers, and challenges involved in knowledge management, and concentrates on the technical issues and challenges. It proposes a new technology framework for knowledge management to position and relate the different knowledge management technologies as well as the two key applications of knowledge management, namely knowledge portals and knowledge discovery (including text mining).
Libraries recognize the importance of digitizing archival material to improve access to and preservation of their special collections. This book provides a step-by-step guide for creating digital collections, including examples and practical tips that have never been published before.
Creating and Maintaining an Information Literacy Instruction Program in the Twenty-First Century, ed. , v.
Provides readers with a real-world, practical guide for creating an information literacy instruction program step-by-step, as well as a framework for reviewing, assessing, and updating existing programs.
This book provides a game plan for busy librarians and teachers to develop their students' abilities to arrive at new ideas by utilizing children's books at hand. This book also includes a case study of a fourth-grade class that applied the principles of divergent thinking to imagine innovative designs and come up with new ideas while studying a social studies/science unit on ecology.
Explores crime and punishment throughout the world through the eyes of leading experts, local authors and scholars, and government officials.
Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.
Provides an overview of detective and mystery novels through several centuries and in-depth biographies of more than 25 of the top writers in this genre.
Provides detailed analyses of the lives and writings of major contributors to the literary subgenre of mystery and detective fiction. Also includes essays that explore the history and nature of the mystery and detective genre and examine the fiction of ethnic writers and writers from other parts of the world.
This book outlines the conditions and factors necessary for an organization’s positive strategic and cultural transformation. It explores the relationship between culture and leadership, and details ways to effectively combine and organize diverse approaches for strategic and cultural change within organizations.
Explores the historical and cultural significance of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond.
Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the never-to-be-forgotten event called D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, that took place before World War II ended in 1945.
This book describes how everyday people courageously survived under repressive Communist regimes until the voices and actions of rebellious individuals resulted in the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe.
Covers the hectic and tumultuous years between 1517 and 1648, allowing readers to discover what it was like for ordinary people during this critical period and to compare events and living conditions in early Modern Europe with those of today.
This work provides a revealing analysis of what it was like to live in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials, creating a distinctive profile of New England Puritans and their culture.
Examines the history of czarist Russia, including changes in court life, serf/peasant life, the Orthodox church, and the effects of emancipation and industrialization, from the birth of Moscow to the rise of Communism. Covers Peter the Great's modernization of Russia, class structure, the role of the church, traditions and rituals, work and labor practices, health, fashion, and military life.
Provides a general overview of the daily life in a vast empire which contained numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious communities.
Provides a summary of information about the ordinary experience of most people during the nineteenth century in Great Britain and covers the daily life of most Victorians, no matter of what class or gender.
Explores marriage customs; festivals, sports, and spectacles; symposia ('drinking parties'); the agricultural and urban components of the polis (city-state); food; drink; education; science; technology; and the legacy of the Hellenistic age in the modern world.
This book looks behind the myths to offer detailed insights into the real lives and activities of pirates, for better or worse, during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, from the mid-17th century to 1720.
This book documents the varied realities of the lives of Victorian women. It provides in-depth comparative analysis of the experiences of women from all classes, especially the working class and addresses changes in their lives and society over time.
Presents an extensive history of women in the civil rights movement that highlights ordinary women's experiences in their local communities and the impacts of their activism upon American women and society.
Examines social and material existence in one of the world's oldest civilizations. Explores the preparation of food and drink, religious ceremonies and cosmology, work and play, the arts, military domination, and intellectual accomplishments.
Examines the details of the daily lives of the ancient Aztecs through the study of their social history, culture, and continuing influence, written from the perspective of the history of religions.
Examines how immigrants from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe are changing the face of the American nation, and, at the same time, are themselves being changed by living in America.
Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.
Provides insight into major cultures from all continents including annotated primary documents introducing aspects of daily life throughout the world. Covers domestic life, economics, intellectual life, material life, politics, religion, and recreation, from antiquity to the present.
Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dementia.
This book explains to librarians and other information specialists what eResearch is, how it impacts library services and collections, and how to contribute to eResearch activities at their parent institutions.
This book acts as a guide to creating and sustaining an institutional repository through marketing, partnering, and understanding the academic needs of all stakeholders on campus, covering traditional scholarly communication and open access publishing; what the successful institutional repository looks like; building internal and external campus institutional repository relationships; the impact and value of institutional repositories; and open access opportunities.
This book provides a practical guide to developing and maintaining an electronic open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Creating such journals, particularly if it is done well, requires a great deal of specialized knowledge that spans library science, web development, intellectual property rights and publishing, as well as well issues that are unique to the activity itself.
In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.
Provides basic consumer information about the different types of diabetes and how they are diagnosed. It discusses strategies for controlling diabetes and managing daily life challenges.
Contains descriptions of characters in great literary works from the United States, Britain, and around the world.
A dictionary of nearly 200 symbols found in literature. Focuses on literary references rather than universal psychological archetypes, myths, or esoterica. Also provides cross-references and quotations. Emphasis on English literature. Entries range from the Bible and classical authors to modern-day writing, taking in American and European literatures.
Provides up-to-date guidance on nutrition and health and details how children, seniors, vegetarians, athletes, and others can benefit from good nutrition.
This book reflects on the state of digital asset management and what the emerging ‘web of things’ could mean for managing, using and publishing digital assets. It introduces the emerging ecosystems of digital assets, examines digital asset management in a networked environment, and covers media ecosystems.
This book emphasizes digital content creation and the use of the CCSS as benchmarks to help you create cutting-edge classroom instruction. The book begins by presenting research on student learning through multimedia and digital content creation. This introduction is followed by outlines of each stage of the practical, easy-to-use Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate (DDD-E) model, which is designed specifically for classroom use.
Provides basic consumer health information about the physical, mental, and social effects of violence against intimate partners, children, teens, parents, and the elderly, along with prevention and intervention strategies.
This book contains all the information you need to make your own clothes. There are patterns and step-by-step instructions for twelve classic garments, and variations of each. Additional guidance is to be found in sections on key dressmaking techniques, tools, fabrics, and pattern alterations. Sections on mending and customizing show how to prolong the life of your garments, both old and new.
Provides facts about drug use, abuse, and addiction. It describes the physical and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, ecstasy, and many other drugs and chemicals that are often abused.
This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).
Provides basic consumer health information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders and related concerns.
Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and 'at-risk' students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.
This book presents projects that are innovating with technology to improve education around the world. It describes how students and institutions can reuse obsolete technology in places where it will be new, and the impacts of such efforts on communities abroad.
This handbook provides an overview of the society, culture, geography, history, and politics of contemporary Egypt.
Discusses how the United States has been affected by the rapid development and adoption of new electronic devices, programs, and other technologies.
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.
This book shows librarians how to be proactive in getting their school ready for disasters, preparing to conduct drills, assess vulnerabilities and risk, communicate preparedness plans, and use bibliotherapy for disaster recovery. It provides comprehensive preparedness and recovery plans, check lists, and curricular recommendations on preparedness that can be tailored to individual libraries and communities.
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.
Documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century.
Covers the role and influence of African American cultural leaders, from all walks of life, from the 18th century to the present and explores what inspired various African-American writers to create poems, plays, short stories, novels, essays, opinion pieces and how those writings contributed to culture in America today.
This encyclopedia focuses on the terms, concepts, and associations that one is most likely to encounter in business. Five general areas of business are covered: accounting, banking, finance, marketing, and management.
Examines the issues, events, people, activism, laws, personal experiences, and social ramifications of disability throughout American history.
Covers every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.
Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.
Offers a clear and innovative approach to immigration history; covers events, laws and treaties, organizations and institutions, and Supreme Court rulings on immigration.
Covers the history of Native Americans, ranging from human origins to present-day controversies.
A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.
This encyclopedia looks at the financial cycles in American economic history from colonial times to the present day, with an eye on the similarities and differences between past and present conditions.
Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.
Addresses the major adornments and modifications, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which body modification has been central to social and cultural practices.
This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions.
Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.
This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare.
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.
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.
Covers a number of essential topics, including: key cases in education law; constitutional issues; key concepts, theories, and legal principles; key statutes; treaties; curricular issues; educational equity; governance; rights of students and teachers; technology; biographies; and organizations.
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.
Features directors, actors, histories, and themes, of 1940's Film Noir years for film fans, students, and scholars.
This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.
Provides numerous entries containing research findings on giftedness and creativity and their applications in education, training, science and the arts, athletics, and everyday life. Covers topics such as ability grouping, achievement and aptitude testing, emotional intelligence, gender differences, genius, intelligence testing, learning styles, minority gifted education, multiple intelligences, musical ability, Olympic athletes and thinking skills.
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.
Covers the subject of gun control and issues raised deal with fundamental questions of constitutional law and the rights of individuals, opportunities for self-protection, the control of violence, and national security.
This encyclopedia examines the history, characteristics, causes, and treatment of genetic disease, as well as the science of genetics itself.
Offers an interdisciplinary view of all types of human associations. Provides a state-of-the-art review of the extensive theories, concepts, and empirical findings about human relationships.
Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields.
This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today’s Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe, and the Americas.
Rrovides historical perspectives, portrays science as a human endeavor, and gives insight into the process of scientific inquiry by incorporating biographical profiles of people who have contributed significantly to the development of the life sciences.
An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.
Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.
Information and ready-to-use facts from the fields of measurement and statistics. Specifically designed to appeal to beginning and intermediate-level students, practitioners, researchers, and consumers of information.
Presents the myriad ways in which microorganisms influence the biosphere. Explores all aspects of microbiology from mycology (the study of fungi) to the simplest biological entities of all, viruses, to prions, which are even more streamlined than viruses and just as dangerous.
Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.
Examines clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style.
Presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception for students, researchers, and professionals in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and related medical disciplines such as neurology and ophthalmology.
English-language reference source for philosophy,' has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.
Discusses concepts that unify the physical sciences with life, Earth, and space science by examining topics such as natural hazards, global challenges, and the history and nature of science.
Covers issues in both historical and contemporary context, with information on race and ethnicity and their impact on crime and the administration of justice. Explores the similar historical experiences of varied racial and ethnic groups and illustrates how race and ethnicity has mattered and continues to matter in the administration of American criminal justice.
Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.
Covers the significant religious denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in North America, from the beginning of European settlement to the present day.
Explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results.
Covers American right-wing extremist groups and extremism from the 1930s to the present day, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and various anti-government organizations.
Provides a comprehensive discussion of Russia's people, politics, economics, religion, and social systems; and is designed to complement the study of comparative politics, world history, geography, literature, arts and culture and world cultures. Entries span the period from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.
This reference covers the major topics concerning dreaming and sleep, based on the latest empirical evidence from sleep research as well as drawn from a broad range of dream-related interdisciplinary contexts, including history and anthropology.
Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.
Includes numerous entries chosen by a diverse team of experts to comprise an exhaustive list of the most important concepts in social psychology. Entries provide brief, clear explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the medieval world, from the fall of Rome to the European Renaissance, including Western and non-Western cultures and civilizations.
This book provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online.
Examines the contemporary history of crimes against humanity, during both wartime and peacetime. Covers a wide range of relevant topics, including human rights, war criminals, war crimes, examples of genocide, international organizations and international law concerning war crimes.
This work incorporates information about a variety of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of persons, statutes, companies, and convictions. Each entry offers a thorough and thoughtful summary of the topic. Describes specific elements of corporate law and the various illegal acts to which they apply and brief biographical sketches, primarily focused on how they relate to the study of white-collar crime.
Provides an authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries.
This encyclopedia documents the effect of the plague on Western society across the four centuries of the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors.
Provides a resource on the evolution and dynamics of the Jewish Diaspora as it played out around the world, from its beginnings to the present.
Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.
The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.
Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.
Covers the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore.
Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.
Discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.
Presents the latest information on U.S. energy consumption and production, compared with years past. Controversial issues such as the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the possibility of exhausting fossil fuel supplies, and the harm done to the environment by mining, drilling, and pollution are explored.
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
Provides basic consumer health information about the health effects of environmental hazards and diseases linked to environmental causes, with facts about the impact on specific populations.
Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.
Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in epilepsy.
Combining up-to-date information with historical and cultural background, this encyclopedia covers approximately 150 ethnic groups. Each entry offers an introduction detailing names, population, language, and religion, followed by a history of the group, background on societal organization and culture, and expanded information on language and religion. The last section of each entry discusses the group in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, and the present day.
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.
A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.
Explores the legal, medical, and spiritual components of end-of-life questions.
Features 30-minute dinners that take you from the pantry to the table in half an hour.
Provides insight into the latest findings concerning data warehousing, data mining, and their applications in everyday human activities.
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.
Provides an overview and history of 150 extremist organizations worldwide that are active today.
This book provides a comprehensive examination of the human face, providing information from biological, cultural, and social perspectives.
Provides a comprehensive survey of fantasy fiction that covers more than two dozen writers and includes overviews on eras and aspects of the genre.
Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.
This guidebook defines 'floating,' explains the pros and cons, explores the impact of floating collections on collection work, and enables readers to establish a floating collection in any library.
Provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore to define the identity of every culture in the world.
Introduces food culture from numerous countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.
This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.
Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.
Offers a holistic introduction to museums and the study of them from the perspective of specialization in museum studies within the context of library and information science (LIS).
Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Features include illustrations, maps, graphs and charts, photographs, and a further reading list. Designed for student and general audiences.
This volume uses primary source documents to chronicle America's transition from the end of the War of 1812 to the time when tension was about to split apart the country in the Civil War.
This book analyzes ontology tools and techniques, helping the reader develop a conceptual framework from the digital library perspective. It covers the concept of knowledge abstraction, discusses the Solecistic versus the Semantic Web, and addresses knowledge organisation, the development of conceptual frameworks, untying conceptual tangles, and the concept of faceted knowledge representation.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of organizational change and corporate culture.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of global business law.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of global marketing.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of technical innovations in business management.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on investment research and analysis.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the social aspects of internet marketing.
Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community. Features 470 essays on topics related to the emerging world of e-commerce. Includes profiles of individuals and organizations considered to be the industry leaders and innovators and covers significant events, case studies and legal issues important to understanding the current e-commerce environment.
This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.
Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.
Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.
Presents in-depth information on how casino gambling, sports gambling, lotteries, and Internet gambling work, provides up-to-date financial data for each, and discusses the effects of these and other gambling activities on the communities in which they take place. Also discussed are American attitudes toward gambling.
Shows step-by-step techniques for tackling every aspect of garden design from planning and planting to simple construction projects.
Offers information on how genes work and provides facts about the most common genetic disorders, including those that arise from mutations in specific genes, those that arise from chromosomal abnormalities, and disorders with genetic and environmental components, such as cancer, diabetes, mental illness, obesity, and addiction.
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering.
Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.
Examines the foundations of the worldwide mobile ecosystem through an array of case studies and perspectives on how mobile is transforming human enterprise—from business and healthcare to education, employment, entertainment, government, and the media.
Focuses on the mechanisms that caused past climate changes, putting the Earth repeatedly into and out of ice ages.
Studies the advent of color, big musicals, the studio system and the beginning of institutionalized censorship which made the thirties the defining decade for Hollywood, the decade that ended with 'The Greatest Year in Motion Pictures' - the year of 'Gone With the Wind', 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Mr Smith Goes to Washington' and other classics.
Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period. For middle school and general audiences.
This book discusses the ways leaders can affect employee engagement, emphasizing how positive feelings about being part of the workplace strongly influence people's willingness to apply discretionary effort to their work.
Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's youth.
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.
This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.
Examines the Islamist movement's diverse groups, ideas, and activities, including the beliefs, organizational structures, and interactions. It focuses on thinkers and ideologies, movements and parties, and responding government policies and repression.
Explores various aspects of gun control in the United States. Includes information on firearms laws, firearms and crimes, guns and youth, public attitudes toward gun control, and gun control laws.
Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.
A factbook about hallucinogens, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.
Includes clear explanations of indexing techniques along with many helpful examples. In addition to its easy-to-follow 'how-to' coverage, you'll find updated information about indexing seminars and training programs, professional organizations, and indexing standards.
This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.
This book addresses the basic functions of librarianship, and presents a current view of trends and issues in the field of health librarianship from leading scholars and practitioners.
Examines health and wellness among Americans, including the ways in which illness is currently prevented, identified, and treated. Describes the most common types of chronic, degenerative, genetic, and infectious diseases, as well as the concepts of mental health and illness. Covers both traditional and alternative medicine.
Provides in-depth insight into over 130 of the most popular and studied graphic novels with a focus on the hero/superhero genre.
A factbook on the dangers of heroin, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of the drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.
To keep school libraries relevant, their physical spaces need to be reinvented to mirror 21st-century learning models. This book will enable everyone from school librarians and principals to district-level administrators, architects, and interior planners of school library spaces to reconceptualize school libraries.
This cultural history of African Americans outlines their travails, triumphs, and achievements in negotiating individual and collective identities to overcome racism, slavery, and the legacies of these injustices from colonial times to the present.
History of World Trade Since 1450 starts at a year regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration and examines how the hunt for new resources and markets during that period resulted in the establishment of colonies in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The set looks at the Industrial Revolution, the rise of capitalism and the effects of imperialism on the global economy.
Provides a chronological account and regional overview of World War I, beginning with events leading up to the war and incorporating analysis of the war's aftermath. Topics include the historical and political background of the period, the grim realities of war, military strategy, the search for peace, the changing role of women, and wartime arts.
This book offers in-depth insight to over 65 themes and topics related to graphic novels. It provides insight into various aspects of the industry, from craftsmanship such as lettering, inking, and illustration styles, to the production and distribution of graphic novels and the significance and history of comic book conventions.
Presents accounts of narrow escapes executed by oppressed individuals and groups while illuminating social issues and the historical background that led to the event known as the Holocaust.
Covers the different types, physical characteristics, behavior, senses, and uses of horses.
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.
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.
Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.
Provides an examination of this controversial topic and describes the suffering caused by human trafficking as well as the financial, cultural, and other conditions that make trafficking within national borders possible.
This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character.
Contains 215 essays covering graphic novels and core comics series, focusing on the independents and underground genre. Provides in-depth insight for over 215 of the most popular and studied graphic novels.
Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.
This pioneering introduction to the emergent field of information history explores how contemporary values and concerns of our own information society have led to a reconsideration of our history, and of what constitutes our historical understanding of information in the 21st century. It also examines the historiography of information and asks how the key schools of thought have explored the concept in terms of its social, technological, economic and cultural understandings.
This book looks at the current state of information literacy research and what is needed to support the information needs of ordinary people in their work and daily lives.
Covers the best examples of successful businesses and/or business people that have incorporated or developed a new product, service or technology that help to reinvent or revolutionize their business and/or industry.
This book deals with different types of intellectual property protection and how to apply for them, providing concise, practical, day-to-day advice rather than the study of legal theory or case law. It covers how to cope with the infringement of one's intellectual property or allegations of infringement. It also advises on how best to exploit one's intellectual property rights and the sort of commercial agreements that will be entered into as a result.
This foundational text explores various IT topics in the context of the knowledge and skill needs of those preparing for careers in fields such as: library and information science (LIS), business and management information systems (MIS), and decision science (DIS).
Covers inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System. Explores the early life of each inventor, their education and professional life, and their contributions to society. Surveys the history of technological advancements in fields such as agriculture, transportation, communication, entertainment, textiles, medicine, and others.
This book examines all aspects of joint-use libraries, from the implications of government policy to design and operational issues and evaluation. It considers all forms of joint-use library (e.g. school-public, college-public, university-public, health-university), reflecting on different models adopted around the world. Among the issues discussed are partnership working, staffing and management, stock, digital resources, learning and literacy, and community involvement.
This 4-vol. set provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.
Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.
Students will find everything they need to conduct thorough research on 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.
A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.
Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.
Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories. Includes details on Canada's arts, climate, government, health, languages, notable persons, and ethnic groups.
Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.
Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.
Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.
This book, complete with 'Star Stats' and a timeline of achievements, celebrates Kevin Durant’s charitable activities and basketball success.
In this fact-filled biography, readers learn about the career of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, from his childhood and early sports endeavors to his establishment as a living legend, including all the trials and triumphs along the way.
Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.
A factbook on LSD, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of LSD. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.
In this fact-filled biography, readers learn about the career of NBA basketball superstar LeBron James, from his childhood and early sports endeavors to his establishment as a living legend, including all the trials and triumphs along the way.
Identifies four types of conversation that every leader must master: building relationships, making decisions, taking action, and developing others. Also provides an action plan for boosting personal leadership potential, as well for developing leadership skills in others.
In a time when libraries have to face constant change, this book provides examples and advises on how to lead when change is needed. Engaging with how constant change affects leadership in libraries and how leaders in libraries act in times of change, this book is based on both theory and expert interviews from leaders in academic and public libraries that are in the midst, or are now coming out of a process of change.
This resource introduces the Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics to K–5 librarians and aides, helping them to understand the concepts, analyzing the impact on the school library, and providing lesson plans, resources, and other tools for implementation in integrated instruction with other curricula and collaborative teaching with other elementary teachers.
This book examines successfully planned and implemented learning commons at several different academic institutions around the world. These case studies provide a methodology for effective planning, implementation and assessment. Practical information is provided on how to collaborate with campus stakeholders, estimate budgeting and staffing and determine the equipment, hardware and software needs.
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding legal and illegal immigration.
This textbook and guide for library school students and librarians will help you—regardless of experience level or environment—learn the ins and outs of working with online databases, the best tactics for effective research online, and the methods for conveying these search skills to others.
This book aims to encourage library and information workers and other stakeholders in information and knowledge societies to participate locally, nationally and internationally in dialogue, collaboration, organization, empathy, decision-making, practice, philosophy and policy development to promote the amelioration of social problems.
This book explores how libraries can create more equitable and just services and programs for African American youth to help improve their literacy and life outcomes. It introduces key research concepts, such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), culturally relevant pedagogy, racial identity development, and equity literacy; and offers illustrations of how school and public librarians use these concepts to effect real change in the lives of African American youth.
This title analyses Library 3.0 and its potential in creating intelligent libraries capable of meeting contemporary needs, and the growing role of librarians as apomediators.
This book explains and clarifies the practice of assessment in academic institutions, enabling library managers to better understand and explain the impact of the library on student learning outcomes, teaching effectiveness, and research productivity. Providing essential information for all college and university librarians, this volume discusses and summarizes the outcomes of research that has been conducted to investigate assessment within the context of higher education.
This book provides library managers with the requisite skills to utilize the case study approach as an effective method for problem solving and deliberation.
A practice-driven and proven resource for library administrators of all types of libraries. This work describes how the library can identify the service environment factors impacting customers; strategic needs; identify library competitors; strategic abilities and service environment impacts; and use the combined results to develop proactive competitive responses that drive the service environment instead of reacting to the service environment.
This text covers essential topics of library public service such as circulation, literacy instruction, reference, and security. This updated edition includes coverage of e-resources, collections, print and other media, and facilities and funding.
This book provides guidance on the various steps involved in project development, planning and the preparation of bids for funding. It guides service managers and staff through the task of scoping, developing and writing viable, realistic and winning proposals, drawing on a range of techniques from strategic planning, financial management, project management and business.
Libraries must negotiate a range of legal issues, policies and ethical guidelines when developing scholarly communication initiatives. This book covers these issues for institutional repository managers, library administrators, and other staff involved in library-based repository and publishing services.
This book describes the entire process of developing and implementing a successful website. Topics include: managing a web team, developing a web culture, creating a strategic plan, conducting usability studies, evaluating technology trends, and marketing the website. Provides practical and realistic solutions to website problems, suggests different strategies, giving the pros and cons, so professionals can determine what strategy is best for their library.
This book provides a framework within which the new ER (Electronic Resource) librarian can learn the basics behind negotiating and managing their information resources effectively.
Living with Acne features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a medical expert to help preteens and teenagers feel prepared for dealing with acne during adolescence. Topics include causes, treatment methods, coping strategies, and giving and getting support.
This book introduces the experience of bringing a local community to the wider world using social media technologies. Using Santa Cruz County, California, as a model, the first section covers the early efforts of recording the local Santa Cruz area, before moving on to deal with Library 1.0. The next section looks at the present situation with Library 2.0 and its benefits. It ends with a discussion of future directions and the implications of Library 3.0 and beyond.
Looks at how the emergence of new technology, such as steadicam and Dolby sound, and a new generation of talent challenged the old ways, with films like 'Nashville' and 'Five Easy Pieces'.
This book provides librarians with a complete, step-by-step guide for starting a makerspace program and follows through with instructions for operation and building on successes.
This book investigates the innovative and creative ways designers employ Virtual Worlds (VWs) for research, performance-making, and audience engagement. It examines the potential of VWs as new methods of communication, and the ways they are changing our perception of reality.
Examines library collection management, connecting collection management activities and departments, and provides instructions on how to gather and analyze data from each point in a collection’s lifecycle.
This book focuses on the problem of burnout, what it is and how it differs from chronic stress, low morale, and depression in the workplace, especially relating to information professionals in libraries. It addresses burnout from psychological, legal, and human resources perspectives. Chapters also cover how burnout is defined, symptom recognition, managing and overcoming burnout, and how to avoid career derailment while coping with burnout.
The text helps librarians to maximize their talents, providing them with career planning strategies that can facilitate professional development and personal satisfaction.
This book emphasizes how students from diverse backgrounds succeed in higher education, offering personal insights into issues facing learners from diverse backgrounds.
Provides insight for over 55 of the most popular and studied manga graphic novels. The manga tradition includes josei manga, which targets a mature female audience, shoujo-ai manga, which focuses on the spiritual, sexual, or emotional aspects of relationships, shonen-ai, manga created by female authors that focuses on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships, and kodomo manga, created exclusively for a young audience.
A factbook on marijuana, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of marijuana. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.
This book examines the production, consumption, and regulation of the Cannabis plant; the plant's commercial, recreational, medicinal, and religious applications; and the various attempts to regulate the production and consumption of marijuana in the United States and other parts of the world. Additionally, it provides a detailed history of the role of marijuana in society, and presents arguments for and against its legalization or decriminalization.
Covers 50 key industries (and the companies and products therein) throughout the world (including but not limited to the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia).
This marketing and promotion guide offers librarians the 'big picture' of how to create a successful marketing strategy -- from traditional promotions such as advertising and posters, to social media marketing.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture.
Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field.
This book presents the key marketing ratios and metrics, which enable marketers to make better decisions and increase their accountability for their strategies and activities. It discusses the key marketing metrics needed for successfully measuring the performance of an organization's marketing investments.
Provides basic consumer health information about laboratory, imaging, and other types of medical testing for disease screening, diagnosis, and monitoring, along with information and guidelines for preventive care testing in children and adults.
This volume addresses the challenges and ethical dilemmas concerning the delivery of health information to the general public in a variety of non-clinical settings, both in-person and via information technology, in settings from public and academic libraries to online communities and traditional and social media channels.
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.
Provides updated facts about mental and emotional health and associated illnesses, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, compulsive and impulsive disorders, behavioral disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders.
Offers updated information about maintaining mental wellness and coping with problems that commonly occur during the adolescent years. Includes topics on self-esteem issues, stress overload, family problems, heartbreak, and grief.
This book assists information professionals in improving the usability of digital objects by adequately documenting them and using tools for metadata management. It provides practical advice for libraries, archives, and museums dealing with digital collections in a wide variety of formats and from a wider variety of sources.
Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.
Covers the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times; includes biographical essays on significant individuals of the era; and presents a collection of excerpts from relevant letters, journal entries, poems and more from the era.
Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.
Provides a comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events, and documents that are key to understanding the complex relationships of the countries and cultures of the Middle East.
This book provides an introduction to the most important field of military innovation for the 21st century—robotic and drone weaponry.
Focuses on sustainable solid waste management in an urban context and gives an example of how a modern city can work with waste management for increased sustainability.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for mood disorders.
Offers broad historical coverage of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, covering its historic development, important individuals, and central ideas and issues.
Focus is on the relationship between American society and movies and filmmaking in the United States from the late 19th century through the present.
This book discusses Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) and related theories, and puts forward new methodologies. It also reviews various experimental and operating MIR systems, and presents technical and practical conclusions.
Covers mythology around the globe, from the classic Greek to lesser known Malaysian. Provides synopses of the great myths from antiquity to the present. Various gods are cataloged by subject to enable comparisons of distant civilizations.
A factbook on the dangers of narcotics, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.
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.
Covers formation of the Department of Homeland Security, increased security measures at airports, the enactment of the Patriot Act of 2001, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Provides the history of national security in the United States; descriptions of the various conventional and nonproliferation treaties and regimes; and information on countries of concern to the United States.
A supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the theme of science and the church.
This supplement focuses on the Church in Modern History, particularly WWII and after. It also includes about 200 entries on the men and women who have been beatified or canonized since 2003.