Oregon GVRL Title List
As of August 2018
oregonsc2014=Titles carried over from 2014 contract
oregonsc-oslis = Title in OSLIS contract (only available through OSLIS login)
NEW=New title in 2018 contract
NEW ED=New edition of title from 2014 contract
|eBook Title||Series||Publisher||Subject Area||Edition||Audience Level||Summary|
|2010||African American Eras Library: Contemporary Times||UXL||HISTORY||1||Middle School|
Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.
African American Eras Library: Segregation to Civil Rights
Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.
|2012||Alternative Energy||UXL||SCIENCE||2||Middle School|
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.
|2006||American Decades Primary Sources||Gale Research Inc||HISTORY||1||High School|
Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws , legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.
|2000||Ancient Civilizations Reference Library||UXL||HISTORY||1||Middle School|
Ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.
|1998||Ancient Greece and Rome||Charles Scribner & Sons||HISTORY||1||College/Academic|
Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.
|2015||Animal||DK Eyewitness Books||Dorling Kindersley|
CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT LIT
This book explores the world of the animal kingdom from the tiniest insects to the mighty humpback whale, aiding in the discovery of the animal kingdom and how it works. It covers cold- and warm-blooded vertebrates, marine and freshwater species, plus livestock and migrations as well as animals in mythology.
|NEW||9780028663715||2016||Biology||Macmillan||LIFE SCIENCES||2||High School|
Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.
|NEW||9781414490854||2012||Biotechnology in Context||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||1||College/Academic|
Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.
|2007||Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science||UXL||SCIENCE||1||Middle School|
Three-volume set covering biotechnology applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.
|2014||Cat||DK Eyewitness Books||Dorling Kindersley|
CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT LIT
Covers the anatomy, behavior, habitats, and other aspects of wild and domestic cats.
|NEW||9781414476124||2010||Chemical Elements||UXL||CHEMISTRY||2||Middle School|
Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.
|NEW ED||9781573023436||2014||Cities of the United States||Gale Research Inc||SOCIAL STUDIES||8||Adult|
Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.
Macmillan Science Library
Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary.
Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration/Invention/Technology
This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of "curiosity-led science," as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.
|2005||Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion||Charles Scribner & Sons||ART & HUMANITIES||1||College/Academic|
A three-volume survey of clothing, costume and fashion, presented through 640 essays, arranged alphabetically. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.
|2009||Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy||Macmillan||SCIENCE||1||College/Academic|
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.
|NEW ED||9780028662725||2016||Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World||Macmillan||NATION & WORLD||2||College/Academic|
This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today's Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe, and the Americas.
|2008||Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture||Charles Scribner & Sons||HISTORY||2||College/Academic|
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
|2009||Encyclopedia of Modern China||Charles Scribner & Sons||NATION & WORLD||1||College/Academic|
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.
|2005||Encyclopedia of Religion||Macmillan|
RELIGION & PHENOMENA
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.
|NEW ED||9780028662138||2014||Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics||Macmillan||SCIENCE||2||College/Academic|
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.
Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development
Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.
|2008||Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States||Macmillan|
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.
|2007||Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450||Macmillan||NATION & WORLD||1||College/Academic|
Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.
|NEW||9781410317513||2016||Energy In Context||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||1||High School|
This book explains the fundamentals of energy science and the impact of energy on human life and the environment. Interdisciplinary in nature, it covers topics from such fields as geology, biology, physics, history, sociology, and economics.
|NEW||9781414487397||2011||Environmental Encyclopedia||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||4||College/Academic|
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
|2010||Environmental Science Experiments|
Facts on File Science Experiments
|Facts on File||SCIENCE||1||High School|
Offers students and teachers the tools to explore various environmental issues; includes hands-on activities to learn more about environmental problems and what can be done to solve them.
|NEW||9781414437149||2009||Environmental Science In Context||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||1||College/Academic|
Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.
|NEW||9781414476209||2010||Experiment Central||UXL||SCIENCE||2||Middle School|
Includes numerous science experiments and covers key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Includes scientific concepts or theories such as, including acid rain, biomes, cells, chemical energy, earthquakes, electricity, greenhouse effect, heat, rocks and minerals, sound, vegetative propagation, weather and more.
|NEW||9781414486550||2011||Food: In Context||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||1||College/Academic|
Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.
|2010||Forensic Science Experiments|
Facts on File Science Experiments
|Facts on File||LAW & GOVERNMENT||1||High School|
Features experiments that will help students get a firm grasp on concepts in the field of forensic science. Each experiment is a self-contained unit with its own further resources, tips for the teacher, and links to the National Science Education Standards and allows students to think independently and build on their own base of science knowledge.
|NEW ED||9781573027359||2014||Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine||Gale Research Inc||MEDICINE||4||Adult|
Covers all aspects of the subject including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, juice therapies, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, osteopathy, massage therapy and yoga.
|NEW ED||9781410317445||2015||Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer||Gale Research Inc||MEDICINE||4||Adult|
Comprehensive survey of cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.
|NEW ED||9781410332745||2016||Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health||Gale Research Inc||LIFE SCIENCES||3||Adult|
Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical, cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.
|NEW||9781410339034||2016||Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology||Gale Research Inc||MEDICINE||1||College/Academic|
This collection provides a comprehensive guide and unique source of information on skin, hair, nails, and associated mucous membrane diseases and conditions. It provides in-depth coverage of various issues related to dermatological diagnoses and procedures, encompassing information on treatment options, including medications.
|NEW ED||9781414498874||2013||Gale Encyclopedia of Diets||Gale Research Inc||HEALTH SCIENCE||2||Adult|
Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.
|NEW||9781414498836||2013||Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health||Gale Research Inc||HEALTH SCIENCE||1||College/Academic|
Contains information on the actual catastrophic events - how, where, when, why each of these environmental conditions occurred - what impact the effect has and the kinds of health issues that arise from the event, how to identify the health issues, and how to treat the conditions through test, treatment, therapy, and public health response.
|NEW||9781414490199||2012||Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness||Gale Research Inc||HEALTH SCIENCE||1||College/Academic|
Covers topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.
|NEW ED||9781410332806||2016||Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||4||Adult|
Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.
|NEW ED||9781410317391||2015||Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine||Gale Research Inc||MEDICINE||5||Adult|
Designed to inform and educate readers about a wide variety of health topics, including diseases, disorders, conditions, treatments and diagnostic tests, diets, alternative treatments, and prevention.
|2012||Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health||Gale Research Inc||MEDICINE||3||Adult|
Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.
|NEW ED||9781414490113||2012||Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||2||Adult|
Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy, targeted to patients, their families and allied health students. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications, and the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers among others.
|NEW||9781410338938||2017||Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels||Gale Research Inc||HEALTH SCIENCE||1||Adult|
This guide provides a unique source of information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions. Coverage includes various topics related to nutrition and food labels.
|NEW||9781410339010||2017||Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy And Childbirth||Gale Research Inc||HEALTH SCIENCE||1||Adult|
This encyclopedia is a source for medical information that covers common and rare disease and medical conditions, immunizations and drugs, procedures, and developmental issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. It particularly addresses women's concerns about their health and their children's health from before birth through age 18.
|NEW||9781573027458||2015||Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs||Gale Research Inc||MEDICINE||1||Adult|
This encyclopedia features entries on the most commonly prescribed drugs. It describes potential side effects, drug and food interactions, recommended dosages, and warnings/precautions.
|NEW||9781410317810||2016||Gale Encyclopedia Of Psychology||Gale Research Inc||PSYCHOLOGY||3||College/Academic|
This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.
|NEW||9781414498799||2013||Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health||Gale Research Inc||HEALTH SCIENCE||1||Adult|
Contains approximately 257 entries pertaining to important Public Health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, everyday environmental effects and more.
|NEW ED||9781414498584||2014||Gale Encyclopedia of Science||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||5||High School|
Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.
Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Care Givers
|Gale Research Inc||HEALTH SCIENCE||2||College/Academic|
Covers various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. Also includes topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses.
|NEW||9781573027410||2014||Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests||Gale Research Inc||MEDICINE||3||Adult|
Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia that contains approximately 600 entries on medical tests and procedures. Topics include specific surgeries, medical tests, and related concerns, such as postoperative care and anesthesia.
|NEW ED||9781573027571||2015||Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History||Gale Research Inc||BUSINESS||2||High School|
Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.
|2008||Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War||Gale Research Inc||HISTORY||1||College/Academic|
Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.
|NEW||9780028662824||2016||Gender: Sources, Perspectives and Methodologies||Macmillan|
Serves as a primer to the study of gender, including women's, queer, and men's studies. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, it identifies areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies; provides an overview of central themes, current topics, and seminal debates; and offers resources for further research.
|NEW||9781414486703||2011||Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia Evolution||Gale Research Inc||LIFE SCIENCES||1||High School|
Presents information, research, and discoveries on a variety of topics related to evolutionary processes and mechanisms, discussing the origins of life on Earth, genetics, sexual selection, artificial selection, and other related topics.
|NEW||9781414490700||2013||Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia Extinction||Gale Research Inc||LIFE SCIENCES||1||High School|
Explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science.
|NEW||9781410317711||2016||Health and Wellness|
Life and Career Skills Series
|Gale Research Inc||MEDICINE||1||Adult|
This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.
|NEW||9781414498690||2013||Healthy Living||UXL||HEALTH SCIENCE||2||Middle School|
Designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student's first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.
|2014||Help Your Kids with Computer Coding||Dorling Kindersley||CAREER & EDUCATION||1||Adult|
This book introduces the essential concepts of programming with simple instructions, and without specialized computer lingo. Fun projects let kids start putting their computer skills into practice and build their own code using Scratch programming and Python, the two most popular languages. Also included are profiles on coding stars and insights in technology such as the Raspberry Pi mini computer.
|2014||Help Your Kids with Math||Dorling Kindersley||GENERAL REFERENCE||1||Adult|
This book covers everything from basic arithmetic to the more complex subjects of statistics, geometry, and algebra, using bright, easy to understand visuals and thoughtful explanations to cut through the confusion.
|2006||History of World Trade Since 1450||Macmillan||HISTORY||1||College/Academic|
History of World Trade Since 1450 starts at a year regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration and examines how the hunt for new resources and markets during that period resulted in the establishment of colonies in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The set looks at the Industrial Revolution, the rise of capitalism and the effects of imperialism on the global economy.
|NEW||9781414409863||2017||How Everyday Products are Made||UXL||SCIENCE||1||Middle School|
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.
|2014||Human Anatomy||Dorling Kindersley||MEDICINE||1||High School|
This book is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Digital images show the body in incredible, true-to-life detail. Exhaustive annotations provide the names of organs and structures throughout the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems, while describing their characteristics and functions. Content previously published as part of Complete Human Body.
|NEW ED||9780684325194||2017||Human Diseases and Conditions||Charles Scribner & Sons||MEDICINE||3||High School|
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
|2007||International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences||Macmillan|
Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.
|2009||Literary Newsmakers for Students||Gale Research Inc||LITERATURE||1||High School|
Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.
Macmillan Science Library
Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field.
|2008||New Encyclopedia of Africa||Charles Scribner & Sons||HISTORY||2||College/Academic|
Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.
|2009||Psychology of Classroom Learning||Macmillan||CAREER & EDUCATION||1||College/Academic|
Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.
|2006||Real-Life Math||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||1||High School|
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.
|2009||Scientific Thought in Context||Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||1||College/Academic|
Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.
|2007||Shakespeare for Students||Gale Research Inc||LITERATURE||2||High School|
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.
Macmillan Science Library
From the history of space exploration to the future of "space business", this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.
|2015||Thinking Critcally : Climate Change||ReferencePoint Press||SCIENCE||1||High School|
This book examines issues related to climate change, making people aware of the possible impact, today and in the future that humans are having on the world's climate.
|2008||UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes||UXL||SCIENCE||2||Middle School|
Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.
|2009||UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders||UXL||MEDICINE||1||Middle School|
Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.
|2006||UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances||UXL||MEDICINE||1||Middle School|
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.
|NEW ED||9781414490984||2012||UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes||UXL||HISTORY||3||Middle School|
Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.
|2015||UXL Encyclopedia of Science||UXL||SCIENCE||3||Middle School|
This alphabetically organized ten-volume set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. This edition features 204 new entries and 594 updated entries.
|2005||UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science||UXL||SCIENCE||1||Middle School|
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.
|2008||UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters||UXL||SCIENCE||1||Middle School|
A comprehensive survey of weather, weather-related topics, and natural disasters that gives readers the science behind weather events that occur every day.
|2016||UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters||UXL||SCIENCE||2||Middle School|
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.
|2009||UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology||UXL|
RELIGION & PHENOMENA
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.
|2016||UXL Endangered Species||UXL||SCIENCE||3||Middle School|
Covers the endangered and threatened status of a myriad of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, corals, crustaceans, and plants. Each entry provides the species' common/scientific name, classification information, current status according to the IUCN and the Endangered Species Act, description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to protect it.
|2016||UXL Sustainable Living||UXL||SCIENCE||1||Middle School|
This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.
|2016||World of Forensic Science||Gale Research Inc||LAW & GOVERNMENT||2||High School|
This guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social, and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences covers the individuals, techniques and principles of biology, chemistry, law, medicine, physics, computer science, geology, and psychology involved in the multidisciplinary examination of crime scenes and evidence used in legal proceedings.
|2007||World of Sports Science||Gale Research Inc||LIFE SCIENCES||1||High School|
Consisting of 600 entries alphabetically organized across 2 volumes, entries will range in length from 250 to 2,500 words and include theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.
|2007||World Religions Reference Library||UXL|
RELIGION & PHENOMENA
A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.
|2002||World War I Reference Library||UXL||HISTORY||1||Middle School|
Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.
|2000||World War II Reference Library||UXL||HISTORY||1||Middle School|
Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.
|NEW ED||9781414498751||2015||Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices||Gale Research Inc|
RELIGION & PHENOMENA
In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues
|Gale Research Inc||SCIENCE||1||High School|
Covers the environmental issues for each U.S. state and Canadian province. Essays include an introduction that describes the geographical and geological features of the state/province, information on how global climate change could affect the state/province and its inhabitants, information on natural resources, energy, Green Economy, Green Jobs, and Green Building, and a special section that covers a major environmental topic in each state/province.
|NEW||9781410317599||2016||Worldmark Global Business And Economy Issues||Gale Research Inc||BUSINESS||1||High School|
Covers current business and economic issues that have an impact globally and designed to give students and researchers a resource that helps contextualize and analyze the central issues surrounding international business and economics.