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Abuse, ed. 2, v.
Abuse, ed. 2, v.

Abuse, ed. 2, v.

Features A-to-Z entries that completely cover the issues related to the many different types of abuse.

Alcohol, ed. 2, v.
Alcohol, ed. 2, v.

Alcohol, ed. 2, v.

Presents the facts and figures about alcohol consumption, detailing the social, legal, and personal ramifications of alcohol abuse.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

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

Amendment XII, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.
American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.

American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.

An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

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

Animal Rights, ed. , v.

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

Anxiety and Depression, ed. 2, v.
Anxiety and Depression, ed. 2, v.

Anxiety and Depression, ed. 2, v.

Presents the most up-to-date information on anxiety and depression, including the genetics of mood and anxiety disorders, gender and depression, types of treatments available, and related disorders.

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

Banned Books, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.
Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

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.

Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.
Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.

Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.

Explores many aspects of urban life in colonial America, including working conditions for men, women, children, free blacks, and slaves as well as strikes and labor issues; the class hierarchy and its purpose in urban society; childbirth, courtship, family, and death; housing styles and urban diet; and the threat of disease and the growth of poverty.

Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.
Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.

Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.

Documents how trade has acted as a catalyst for migration, exploration, cultural interchange, and conflict and war throughout history. Describes the history of trade and traders' lives, examining how commerce had important consequences in various regions of the world. Addresses a wide range of topics, such as fair trade, the World Trade Organization, and the role of trade in sparking world wars. The book's coverage ranges from the earliest times to the present day.

Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents, ed. , v.
Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents, ed. , v.

Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents, ed. , v.

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.

Divorce, ed. 2, v.
Divorce, ed. 2, v.

Divorce, ed. 2, v.

Offers clear and concise information and covers the many issues, feelings, and processes that relate to divorce.

Drugs, ed. 2, v.
Drugs, ed. 2, v.

Drugs, ed. 2, v.

Provides a complete and informative guide to drugs and drug abuse and covers the hard facts and personal testimonies to help teenagers make an informed decision about drugs.

Eating Disorders, ed. 2, v.
Eating Disorders, ed. 2, v.

Eating Disorders, ed. 2, v.

Offers important facts, testimonies, and demonstrations that illustrate the serious dangers of eating disorders to help teens find a healthier way to deal with their problems.

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. 2, v.

A guide to popular contemporary fiction, covering writers and works enjoying commercial success in the United States but are usually neglected by more 'literary' guides. Includes writers (American or other) whose work has reached or consistently come very close to the annual top ten list of best sellers during the past 30 years, in addition to a representative selection of individual works that have reached top ten best-seller status in a particular year during this period.

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.
Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Readers will be introduced to the lives and works of such writers as Judy Blume, Michael Chabon, Suzanne Collins, Dave Eggers, Yann Martel, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut, and will learn how they achieved widespread acclaim and transcended literary conventions.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

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.

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

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

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

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.
History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.
Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.

Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.

Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1
Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 39, v.
Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 39, v.

Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 39, v.

Each volume offers an in-depth retrospective of significant domestic and foreign films released in the United States during the preceding year. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations, MPAA ratings, thorough indexes, and its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.

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

Marijuana, ed. , v.

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

McCarthyism and the Communist Threat, ed. , v.
McCarthyism and the Communist Threat, ed. , v.

McCarthyism and the Communist Threat, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed and authoritative overview of how the rise and fall of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and the phenomenon known as McCarthyism, affected the politics and culture of the United States.

Media Violence, ed. , v.
Media Violence, ed. , v.

Media Violence, ed. , v.

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

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

Physical Fitness and Nutrition, ed. , v.
Physical Fitness and Nutrition, ed. , v.

Physical Fitness and Nutrition, ed. , v.

Covers key health matters and provides useful facts about practicing healthy hygiene, achieving fitness, and avoiding risky behaviors.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

Rape, ed. 2, v.
Rape, ed. 2, v.

Rape, ed. 2, v.

Looks beyond common myths to provide a factual account essential to understanding, preventing, and coping with rape and sexual assault.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

Religions, ed. , v.
Religions, ed. , v.

Religions, ed. , v.

Examines all of the world's major faiths, as well as the lesser-known beliefs of Africa and the Americas. Explores the religious practices and traditions of each belief system, and profiles the deities and holy figures of each faith.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.

This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29, v.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29, v.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29, v.

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy, ed. 2, v.
Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy, ed. 2, v.

Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy, ed. 2, v.

Provides up-to-date information about everything from contraception to the media's portrayal of sex and gives a clear picture of teenage sexual behavior and its consequences.

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17
Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

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

Suicide, ed. , v.

Provides A-to-Z coverage of issues relating to suicidal behavior, from root causes and warning signs to related mental illness and suicide prevention.

The Antebellum Era, ed. , v.
The Antebellum Era, ed. , v.

The Antebellum Era, ed. , v.

Discusses how America's pre-civil war press covered important national issues and events of the day. Using editorials, letters, essays, and news reports that appeared throughout the country, it reveals how editors, politicians, and other Americans used the press to influence opinion.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed account of the Pearl Harbor attack and the war in the Pacific. Covers the dramatic events of December 7, 1941; chronicles America's victory over Japan; and explores the legacy of Pearl Harbor.

The Civil War, ed. , v.
The Civil War, ed. , v.

The Civil War, ed. , v.

Discusses how America's press covered important national issues and events of the day. News articles, editorials, and cartoons from the time offer a range of contentious and impassioned opinions and reports on the crucial events that precipitated, sustained, and eventually concluded this vital chapter in American history and politics.

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

The Death Penalty, ed. , v.

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

The Early Republic, ed. , v.
The Early Republic, ed. , v.

The Early Republic, ed. , v.

Focuses on 26 pressing issues of the early republic. Each issue is presented with an introductory essay and multiple primary documents from the newspapers of the day, illustrating both sides of the debate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.
The Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.

The Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.

Explores the evolution and effects of the Industrial Revolution and its transformation of Great Britain, the United States, and the rest of the world.

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

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

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

The Progressive Era, ed. , v.
The Progressive Era, ed. , v.

The Progressive Era, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the issues of the Progressive Era through contemporary accounts of the people involved. A resource for students interested in the controversial and tumultuous changes America underwent during the Industrial Age and up to the start of World War I.

The Truth About Family Life, ed. 2, v.
The Truth About Family Life, ed. 2, v.

The Truth About Family Life, ed. 2, v.

Provides fact-based information on family types, their history and role in society, and how to cope with the basic issues that confront families of all kinds.

The Truth About Gambling, ed. , v.
The Truth About Gambling, ed. , v.

The Truth About Gambling, ed. , v.

Takes an in-depth look at gambling, providing useful facts on its history, related social and legal issues, and current facts and figures.

The Truth About Stress Management, ed. , v.
The Truth About Stress Management, ed. , v.

The Truth About Stress Management, ed. , v.

Takes an in-depth look at stress and stress management, providing the facts about different types of stress, the consequences of stress, and healthy ways of managing stress.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, ed. , v.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, ed. , v.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, ed. , v.

Explains the events that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Details both the racial discrimination and violence that pervaded the South and the civil rights protests that changed American voting rights.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

A cross-disciplinary source for a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history. Covers the first decade of the 21st Century and includes key events and social history.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.

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

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

Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Violence, ed. 2, v.
Violence, ed. 2, v.

Violence, ed. 2, v.

Offers authoritative information on bullying, family violence, hate crimes, school violence, anger management, and personal safety to help teenagers cope with the gravity of violence.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.
Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Offers over 50 primary documents that illuminate the character, personalities, and events of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.
Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.

Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.

This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

Worker's Unite! The American Labor Movement, ed. , v.
Worker's Unite! The American Labor Movement, ed. , v.

Worker's Unite! The American Labor Movement, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed and authoritative overview of the rise of American labor unions and their subsequent impact on the economy and culture of the United States.

World Religions, ed. , v.
World Religions, ed. , v.

World Religions, ed. , v.

The Times World Religions presents a fully-comprehensive survey of the origins, developments, beliefs and distribution of the world's religions. Full-colour maps, pictures and a thorough yet accessible text combine to form a unique global overview of human faith and a key to understanding its role in the modern world.

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

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

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Social Science

Abuse, ed. 2, v.
Abuse, ed. 2, v.

Abuse, ed. 2, v.

Features A-to-Z entries that completely cover the issues related to the many different types of abuse.

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

Animal Rights, ed. , v.

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

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

Banned Books, ed. , v.

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

Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.
Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.

Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.

Documents how trade has acted as a catalyst for migration, exploration, cultural interchange, and conflict and war throughout history. Describes the history of trade and traders' lives, examining how commerce had important consequences in various regions of the world. Addresses a wide range of topics, such as fair trade, the World Trade Organization, and the role of trade in sparking world wars. The book's coverage ranges from the earliest times to the present day.

Divorce, ed. 2, v.
Divorce, ed. 2, v.

Divorce, ed. 2, v.

Offers clear and concise information and covers the many issues, feelings, and processes that relate to divorce.

Drugs, ed. 2, v.
Drugs, ed. 2, v.

Drugs, ed. 2, v.

Provides a complete and informative guide to drugs and drug abuse and covers the hard facts and personal testimonies to help teenagers make an informed decision about drugs.

Eating Disorders, ed. 2, v.
Eating Disorders, ed. 2, v.

Eating Disorders, ed. 2, v.

Offers important facts, testimonies, and demonstrations that illustrate the serious dangers of eating disorders to help teens find a healthier way to deal with their problems.

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

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

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

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

Marijuana, ed. , v.

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

Media Violence, ed. , v.
Media Violence, ed. , v.

Media Violence, ed. , v.

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

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

Rape, ed. 2, v.
Rape, ed. 2, v.

Rape, ed. 2, v.

Looks beyond common myths to provide a factual account essential to understanding, preventing, and coping with rape and sexual assault.

Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy, ed. 2, v.
Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy, ed. 2, v.

Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy, ed. 2, v.

Provides up-to-date information about everything from contraception to the media's portrayal of sex and gives a clear picture of teenage sexual behavior and its consequences.

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

Suicide, ed. , v.

Provides A-to-Z coverage of issues relating to suicidal behavior, from root causes and warning signs to related mental illness and suicide prevention.

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

The Death Penalty, ed. , v.

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

Violence, ed. 2, v.
Violence, ed. 2, v.

Violence, ed. 2, v.

Offers authoritative information on bullying, family violence, hate crimes, school violence, anger management, and personal safety to help teenagers cope with the gravity of violence.

Medicine

Alcohol, ed. 2, v.
Alcohol, ed. 2, v.

Alcohol, ed. 2, v.

Presents the facts and figures about alcohol consumption, detailing the social, legal, and personal ramifications of alcohol abuse.

Anxiety and Depression, ed. 2, v.
Anxiety and Depression, ed. 2, v.

Anxiety and Depression, ed. 2, v.

Presents the most up-to-date information on anxiety and depression, including the genetics of mood and anxiety disorders, gender and depression, types of treatments available, and related disorders.

Physical Fitness and Nutrition, ed. , v.
Physical Fitness and Nutrition, ed. , v.

Physical Fitness and Nutrition, ed. , v.

Covers key health matters and provides useful facts about practicing healthy hygiene, achieving fitness, and avoiding risky behaviors.

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

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

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

The Truth About Gambling, ed. , v.
The Truth About Gambling, ed. , v.

The Truth About Gambling, ed. , v.

Takes an in-depth look at gambling, providing useful facts on its history, related social and legal issues, and current facts and figures.

The Truth About Stress Management, ed. , v.
The Truth About Stress Management, ed. , v.

The Truth About Stress Management, ed. , v.

Takes an in-depth look at stress and stress management, providing the facts about different types of stress, the consequences of stress, and healthy ways of managing stress.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.

Science

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

Environment

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

Law

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

Amendment XII, ed. , v.

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

American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.
American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.

American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.

An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.
Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

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.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.

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.

History

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

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.
Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.

Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.

Explores many aspects of urban life in colonial America, including working conditions for men, women, children, free blacks, and slaves as well as strikes and labor issues; the class hierarchy and its purpose in urban society; childbirth, courtship, family, and death; housing styles and urban diet; and the threat of disease and the growth of poverty.

Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.
Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.

Daily Life through Trade, ed. , v.

Documents how trade has acted as a catalyst for migration, exploration, cultural interchange, and conflict and war throughout history. Describes the history of trade and traders' lives, examining how commerce had important consequences in various regions of the world. Addresses a wide range of topics, such as fair trade, the World Trade Organization, and the role of trade in sparking world wars. The book's coverage ranges from the earliest times to the present day.

Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents, ed. , v.
Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents, ed. , v.

Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents, ed. , v.

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.

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

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.

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.
History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.
Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.

Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.

Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

McCarthyism and the Communist Threat, ed. , v.
McCarthyism and the Communist Threat, ed. , v.

McCarthyism and the Communist Threat, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed and authoritative overview of how the rise and fall of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and the phenomenon known as McCarthyism, affected the politics and culture of the United States.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

The Antebellum Era, ed. , v.
The Antebellum Era, ed. , v.

The Antebellum Era, ed. , v.

Discusses how America's pre-civil war press covered important national issues and events of the day. Using editorials, letters, essays, and news reports that appeared throughout the country, it reveals how editors, politicians, and other Americans used the press to influence opinion.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed account of the Pearl Harbor attack and the war in the Pacific. Covers the dramatic events of December 7, 1941; chronicles America's victory over Japan; and explores the legacy of Pearl Harbor.

The Civil War, ed. , v.
The Civil War, ed. , v.

The Civil War, ed. , v.

Discusses how America's press covered important national issues and events of the day. News articles, editorials, and cartoons from the time offer a range of contentious and impassioned opinions and reports on the crucial events that precipitated, sustained, and eventually concluded this vital chapter in American history and politics.

The Early Republic, ed. , v.
The Early Republic, ed. , v.

The Early Republic, ed. , v.

Focuses on 26 pressing issues of the early republic. Each issue is presented with an introductory essay and multiple primary documents from the newspapers of the day, illustrating both sides of the debate.

The Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.
The Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.

The Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.

Explores the evolution and effects of the Industrial Revolution and its transformation of Great Britain, the United States, and the rest of the world.

The Progressive Era, ed. , v.
The Progressive Era, ed. , v.

The Progressive Era, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the issues of the Progressive Era through contemporary accounts of the people involved. A resource for students interested in the controversial and tumultuous changes America underwent during the Industrial Age and up to the start of World War I.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, ed. , v.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, ed. , v.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, ed. , v.

Explains the events that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Details both the racial discrimination and violence that pervaded the South and the civil rights protests that changed American voting rights.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

A cross-disciplinary source for a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history. Covers the first decade of the 21st Century and includes key events and social history.

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

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

Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.
Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Offers over 50 primary documents that illuminate the character, personalities, and events of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.
Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.

Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.

This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

Worker's Unite! The American Labor Movement, ed. , v.
Worker's Unite! The American Labor Movement, ed. , v.

Worker's Unite! The American Labor Movement, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed and authoritative overview of the rise of American labor unions and their subsequent impact on the economy and culture of the United States.

Literature

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

Banned Books, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, ed. 2, v.

A guide to popular contemporary fiction, covering writers and works enjoying commercial success in the United States but are usually neglected by more 'literary' guides. Includes writers (American or other) whose work has reached or consistently come very close to the annual top ten list of best sellers during the past 30 years, in addition to a representative selection of individual works that have reached top ten best-seller status in a particular year during this period.

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

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

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

Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.
Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Readers will be introduced to the lives and works of such writers as Judy Blume, Michael Chabon, Suzanne Collins, Dave Eggers, Yann Martel, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut, and will learn how they achieved widespread acclaim and transcended literary conventions.

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1
Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17
Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

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

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

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.
Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Voices of Shakespeare's England, ed. , v.

Offers over 50 primary documents that illuminate the character, personalities, and events of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

Business

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

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

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

Nation and World

Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.
Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.

Daily Life in the Colonial City, ed. , v.

Explores many aspects of urban life in colonial America, including working conditions for men, women, children, free blacks, and slaves as well as strikes and labor issues; the class hierarchy and its purpose in urban society; childbirth, courtship, family, and death; housing styles and urban diet; and the threat of disease and the growth of poverty.

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

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

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

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

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Education

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29, v.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29, v.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29, v.

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Religion

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Religions, ed. , v.
Religions, ed. , v.

Religions, ed. , v.

Examines all of the world's major faiths, as well as the lesser-known beliefs of Africa and the Americas. Explores the religious practices and traditions of each belief system, and profiles the deities and holy figures of each faith.

World Religions, ed. , v.
World Religions, ed. , v.

World Religions, ed. , v.

The Times World Religions presents a fully-comprehensive survey of the origins, developments, beliefs and distribution of the world's religions. Full-colour maps, pictures and a thorough yet accessible text combine to form a unique global overview of human faith and a key to understanding its role in the modern world.

Biography

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.
Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Great Authors of Popular Fiction, ed. , v.

Readers will be introduced to the lives and works of such writers as Judy Blume, Michael Chabon, Suzanne Collins, Dave Eggers, Yann Martel, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut, and will learn how they achieved widespread acclaim and transcended literary conventions.

Multicultural Studies

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Arts

Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 39, v.
Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 39, v.

Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 39, v.

Each volume offers an in-depth retrospective of significant domestic and foreign films released in the United States during the preceding year. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations, MPAA ratings, thorough indexes, and its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.

This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

General Reference

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

The Truth About Family Life, ed. 2, v.
The Truth About Family Life, ed. 2, v.

The Truth About Family Life, ed. 2, v.

Provides fact-based information on family types, their history and role in society, and how to cope with the basic issues that confront families of all kinds.