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Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Afghani people.

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

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.

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Reform Era and eastern United States development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Revolutionary Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

American Governance
American Governance

American Governance

Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

American Law Yearbook
American Law Yearbook

American Law Yearbook

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.

Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Examines the issue of animal welfare from a variety of international perspectives.

Argentina
Argentina

Argentina

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Argentinian people.

Cambodia
Cambodia

Cambodia

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Cambodian people.

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

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 2

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

Chile
Chile

Chile

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Chilean people.

Cybercrime
Cybercrime

Cybercrime

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

Drama for Students, v. 17
Drama for Students, v. 17

Drama for Students, v. 17

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

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Examines the issue of eating disorders from a variety of international perspectives.

Education
Education

Education

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

El Salvador and Guatemala
El Salvador and Guatemala

El Salvador and Guatemala

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

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

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

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 Modern China
Encyclopedia of Modern China

Encyclopedia of Modern China

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.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

This work considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.

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

Experiment Central, ed. 2

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.

Extremism
Extremism

Extremism

Examines the issue of extremism and radicalism from a variety of international perspectives.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority 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.

History Behind the Headlines
History Behind the Headlines

History Behind the Headlines

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.

How Everyday Products are Made
How Everyday Products are Made

How Everyday Products are Made

Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a “For More Information” bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.

Human Geography
Human Geography

Human Geography

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.

Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview on Hurricane Katrina. It summarizes the events that occurred before, during, and after the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast region of the United States in August 2005.

Indonesia
Indonesia

Indonesia

Examines the historical background and provides a look at the causes, events, and aftermath of the 1965 mass killings in Indonesia.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

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.

Liberia
Liberia

Liberia

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Liberian people, focusing on the Liberian Civil Wars and violence in the country from the 1970s to the 2000s.

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

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

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

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

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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.

Nonfiction Classics for Students
Nonfiction Classics for Students

Nonfiction Classics for Students

Provides critical overviews on the most frequently studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs. Includes discussions of literary format, themes, and structure.

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

Novels for Students, 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.

Obesity
Obesity

Obesity

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

Poetry for Students, v. 18
Poetry for Students, v. 18

Poetry for Students, v. 18

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

Real-Life Math
Real-Life Math

Real-Life Math

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.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

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
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29

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.

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

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

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

Short Stories for Students, 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.

Social Networking
Social Networking

Social Networking

Examines the issue of online social networks from a variety of international perspectives.

South Africa
South Africa

South Africa

Examines the genocide and persecution of South African people, providing an historical background on Apartheid, a “separateness” of the races, beginning in 1948.

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Examines the genocide and persecution of Sri Lanka people, providing a history and overview of the conflict between the Sinhala majority and Tamil minority.

Stalin's Great Purge
Stalin's Great Purge

Stalin's Great Purge

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume offers varying analyses of the atrocities that occurred under Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union and his regime's lasting impact on the world today.

The Bosnian Conflict
The Bosnian Conflict

The Bosnian Conflict

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the conflict in Bosnia that affected citizens of the same nation who savaged each other with massacres and mass rape of civilians as a war tactic.

The Crisis in Darfur
The Crisis in Darfur

The Crisis in Darfur

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the famine, warfare, and Islamic extremism crisis in the African region known as Darfur.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

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 Holocaust
The Holocaust

The Holocaust

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

The Iranian Revolution
The Iranian Revolution

The Iranian Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the mass, nationwide Iranian uprising of 1978-1979. This revolution ousted the ruling monarch, the Shah, and replaced him with a fundamentalist Islamic government headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Kurds
The Kurds

The Kurds

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Kurdish people.

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative
The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative

This collection examines works that chronicle a life or are compiled from narrated memories. The entries focus on autobiographies, diaries, journals and oral histories from around the world and various time periods to bring us closer to the human experience of history. Some entries look at those who carry on the tradition of oral history, such the West African Griot, Scandinavian Skald, British and Gaelic bards, and Native American storytellers.

The Literature of Propaganda
The Literature of Propaganda

The Literature of Propaganda

Contains 300 entries that explore literary works that deal with propaganda. The set includes a wide variety of genres and has an international scope. It explores the works of authors shaped by a variety of political, social, and economic movements, and places each work in its historical context. Each entry includes an overview of the work, historical context, primary themes and style, and critical discussion.

The Literature of War
The Literature of War

The Literature of War

Provides historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it.

The Manifesto in Literature
The Manifesto in Literature

The Manifesto in Literature

Spanning from the earliest published examples dating to 16th C. Europe, through the Declaration of Independence, to the 2006 Euston Manifesto, this work describes the authors and their causes, as well as the social, political, economic philosophies that are behind them. The context of history will play an important role in describing the circumstances of their writing and how they were received and acted upon at the time of writing and after.

The Oklahoma City Bombing
The Oklahoma City Bombing

The Oklahoma City Bombing

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

The Titanic
The Titanic

The Titanic

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the history of the Titanic disaster on April 15, 1912 and its immediate impact. It also explains various factors and decisions that contributed to the ship’s sinking.

Tibet
Tibet

Tibet

Examines the history of genocide and political persecution of the people of Tibet.

UXL Civics
UXL Civics

UXL Civics

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

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 Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

UXL World Eras
UXL World Eras

UXL World Eras

This series examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. It provides in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world.

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

World Eras, v. 1

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

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

World Eras, v. 10

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

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

World Eras, v. 2

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

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

World Eras, v. 3

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

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

World Eras, v. 4

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

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

World Eras, v. 5

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

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

World Eras, v. 6

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

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

World Eras, v. 7

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

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

World Eras, v. 8

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

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

World Eras, v. 9

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

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13

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

Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Afghani people.

Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Examines the issue of animal welfare from a variety of international perspectives.

Argentina
Argentina

Argentina

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Argentinian people.

Cambodia
Cambodia

Cambodia

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Cambodian people.

Chile
Chile

Chile

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Chilean people.

Cybercrime
Cybercrime

Cybercrime

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

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Examines the issue of eating disorders from a variety of international perspectives.

Education
Education

Education

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

El Salvador and Guatemala
El Salvador and Guatemala

El Salvador and Guatemala

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

Extremism
Extremism

Extremism

Examines the issue of extremism and radicalism from a variety of international perspectives.

Human Geography
Human Geography

Human Geography

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.

Indonesia
Indonesia

Indonesia

Examines the historical background and provides a look at the causes, events, and aftermath of the 1965 mass killings in Indonesia.

Liberia
Liberia

Liberia

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Liberian people, focusing on the Liberian Civil Wars and violence in the country from the 1970s to the 2000s.

Obesity
Obesity

Obesity

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

Social Networking
Social Networking

Social Networking

Examines the issue of online social networks from a variety of international perspectives.

South Africa
South Africa

South Africa

Examines the genocide and persecution of South African people, providing an historical background on Apartheid, a “separateness” of the races, beginning in 1948.

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Examines the genocide and persecution of Sri Lanka people, providing a history and overview of the conflict between the Sinhala majority and Tamil minority.

The Holocaust
The Holocaust

The Holocaust

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

The Kurds
The Kurds

The Kurds

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Kurdish people.

Tibet
Tibet

Tibet

Examines the history of genocide and political persecution of the people of Tibet.

Science

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

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.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

This work considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.

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

Experiment Central, ed. 2

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.

Real-Life Math
Real-Life Math

Real-Life Math

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
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

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 Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

History

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Reform Era and eastern United States development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Revolutionary Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

Encyclopedia of Modern China
Encyclopedia of Modern China

Encyclopedia of Modern China

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.

History Behind the Headlines
History Behind the Headlines

History Behind the Headlines

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.

Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview on Hurricane Katrina. It summarizes the events that occurred before, during, and after the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast region of the United States in August 2005.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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.

Stalin's Great Purge
Stalin's Great Purge

Stalin's Great Purge

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume offers varying analyses of the atrocities that occurred under Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union and his regime's lasting impact on the world today.

The Bosnian Conflict
The Bosnian Conflict

The Bosnian Conflict

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the conflict in Bosnia that affected citizens of the same nation who savaged each other with massacres and mass rape of civilians as a war tactic.

The Crisis in Darfur
The Crisis in Darfur

The Crisis in Darfur

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the famine, warfare, and Islamic extremism crisis in the African region known as Darfur.

The Iranian Revolution
The Iranian Revolution

The Iranian Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the mass, nationwide Iranian uprising of 1978-1979. This revolution ousted the ruling monarch, the Shah, and replaced him with a fundamentalist Islamic government headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Oklahoma City Bombing
The Oklahoma City Bombing

The Oklahoma City Bombing

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

The Titanic
The Titanic

The Titanic

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the history of the Titanic disaster on April 15, 1912 and its immediate impact. It also explains various factors and decisions that contributed to the ship’s sinking.

UXL Civics
UXL Civics

UXL Civics

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

UXL World Eras
UXL World Eras

UXL World Eras

This series examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. It provides in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world.

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

World Eras, v. 1

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

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

World Eras, v. 10

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

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

World Eras, v. 2

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

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

World Eras, v. 3

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

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

World Eras, v. 4

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

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

World Eras, v. 5

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

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

World Eras, v. 6

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

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

World Eras, v. 7

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

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

World Eras, v. 8

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

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

World Eras, v. 9

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

Law

American Governance
American Governance

American Governance

Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

American Law Yearbook
American Law Yearbook

American Law Yearbook

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.

UXL Civics
UXL Civics

UXL Civics

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

Business

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

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 2

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

Technology

Cybercrime
Cybercrime

Cybercrime

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

How Everyday Products are Made
How Everyday Products are Made

How Everyday Products are Made

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.

Literature

Drama for Students, v. 17
Drama for Students, v. 17

Drama for Students, v. 17

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

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

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

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

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

Nonfiction Classics for Students
Nonfiction Classics for Students

Nonfiction Classics for Students

Provides critical overviews on the most frequently studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs. Includes discussions of literary format, themes, and structure.

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

Novels for Students, 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.

Poetry for Students, v. 18
Poetry for Students, v. 18

Poetry for Students, v. 18

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

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

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

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

Short Stories for Students, 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 Literature of Autobiographical Narrative
The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative

This collection examines works that chronicle a life or are compiled from narrated memories. The entries focus on autobiographies, diaries, journals and oral histories from around the world and various time periods to bring us closer to the human experience of history. Some entries look at those who carry on the tradition of oral history, such the West African Griot, Scandinavian Skald, British and Gaelic bards, and Native American storytellers.

The Literature of Propaganda
The Literature of Propaganda

The Literature of Propaganda

Contains 300 entries that explore literary works that deal with propaganda. The set includes a wide variety of genres and has an international scope. It explores the works of authors shaped by a variety of political, social, and economic movements, and places each work in its historical context. Each entry includes an overview of the work, historical context, primary themes and style, and critical discussion.

The Literature of War
The Literature of War

The Literature of War

Provides historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it.

The Manifesto in Literature
The Manifesto in Literature

The Manifesto in Literature

Spanning from the earliest published examples dating to 16th C. Europe, through the Declaration of Independence, to the 2006 Euston Manifesto, this work describes the authors and their causes, as well as the social, political, economic philosophies that are behind them. The context of history will play an important role in describing the circumstances of their writing and how they were received and acted upon at the time of writing and after.

Education

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

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

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
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29

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.

Nation and World

Encyclopedia of Modern China
Encyclopedia of Modern China

Encyclopedia of Modern China

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.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

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.

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13

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.

Religion

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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.

Biography

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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.

Multicultural Studies

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority 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.

General Reference

Real-Life Math
Real-Life Math

Real-Life Math

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.

Arts

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

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.

Medicine

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

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.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

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.

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