Expanded Academic ASAP
Specifically created for research across all academic disciplines, Expanded Academic ASAP offers balanced coverage of every academic concentration – from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Although smaller than Academic OneFile, the scope and depth of coverage in Expanded Academic ASAP will satisfy the research needs of students, faculty and graduate researchers who depend on your library for answers.
Dictionary of Literary Biography
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Title List:http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/govic.xls Immigration. Climate change. Oil drilling. Jobs. Headline-grabbing issues and enduring controversies attract learners from high school and college to the business world and beyond. Based on the popular Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints in Context answers the call for a better way to explore the most debated topics. This next-generation portal, part of an exciting new lineup of online resources, delivers a range of perspectives on important issues.
UXL Online Select
UXL Online Select UXL Online is a collection of curriculum-driven references for appropriate for secondary students of middle grades and high school as well as the general reader. The collection of 81 titles are available online. UXL favorites such as Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, UXL Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource and Checks and Balances join new titles including World Religions Reference Library, Middle East Conflict Reference Library, Elizabethan World Reference Library, Alternative Energy, UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances and many more! UXL®'s titles are concentrated in five major curriculum areas: science and medicine; history and social sciences; nation and world; multicultural studies; and a catchall of arts and performing arts, sports, careers and other topics students find interesting.
An online tune-up for your library's car care collection -- ChiltonLibrary.com Current vehicle coverage begins in 1929, having selective make and model coverage from 1929-1934. Most manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles are covered from 1945 forward. Repair information for 2008 makes and models is under development and will be posted to the database soon. ChiltonLibrary.com provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.
Questia High School & Achieve Bundle
Questia High School Users of Questia High School have 24/7 access to this online collection of 14,000+ copyrighted books, digitized from cover to cover to include full text, and ranked by Lexile level. Each subscriber logs in with an individual user name and password for access to his/her personal workspace that includes research tools for advanced searching, book marking, highlighting in six colors, note-taking, and automatic citation and bibliography generation. The American Heritage Dictionary, a thesaurus, and World Encyclopedia are also included. Questia Achieve This is an add-on component to Questia High School that is highly recommended for all high school students, especially those in advanced curriculum studies. Accessible from the same interface as Questia High School, subscribing to Questia Achieve provides an additional 9,000 copyrighted books in full text, as well as nearly two million magazine, newspaper, and journal articles. Materials in Questia Achieve are ranked at a higher Lexile level. Questia High School and Achieve are in wide use by schools offering International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses. Classes that will gain the most benefit from Questia High School and Achieve include: English, Economics, Social Studies, History of the Americas, World History, Theory of Knowledge, Psychology, Art, Social Anthropology, and Geography.
The Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on curriculum standards. Covering the major subject areas, including history, literature, science and social studies, Discovery Collection provides a premium selection of reference, primary documents and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips.
Questia Professional Collection (Standalone)
A standalone component to Questia High School, this collection of over 4,000 fully digitized, copyrighted books is specifically for educators participating in staff development programs, pursing Masters or Ph Ds, or simply researching any aspect of learning, teaching, or school administration. This collection includes titles from publishers like ASCD, Jossey-Bass, and Perseus.
(GREENR) Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/greenr.xls GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment. GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, video, primary source documents and more in highly accessible research areas covering relevant categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food and others. Researchers view content in a way that resembles the Web, allowing them to easily browse to find answers.
InfoTrac Custom Journals
Info Trac Custom Journals (per 100 titles) Gale customers know that our periodical collection is among the largest online collections of current, full-text periodicals available, featuring more than 17,000 titles in all. Many customers, however, may want additional control over their database. In response, Gale developed Custom Journals, an optional suite of features to enhance periodical subscriptions. With Custom Journals, librarians have the ability to customize their subscription in a number of useful ways. For example, they have the freedom to select the journals that are appropriate for their library as well as manipulate the search interface and search functionality. These enhancements are perfect for libraries serving populations with unique, discipline-specific reference needs.
For Students Online
For Students Online, a literary reference collection for secondary students and general readers, automatically combines the full eBook backfile of such student favorites as Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students, Nonfiction Classics for Students and Drama for Students with new volumes from these series and access to several exciting, new products like Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students and Shakespeare for Students, 2nd edition. NEW in 2010! Literature to Film Entries in Novels for Students and Drama for Students! Each new volume contains two film study entries about film adaptations of commonly studied works. Entries compare and contrast the film and work, provide film criticism and highlight film technique.
Contemporary Authors® Online offers your students and patrons continuous access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors, while eliminating your need for product storage. Each Contemporary Authors® Online entry contains the most complete and up-to-date entry, accessible through an easy-to-use interface with a variety of search paths to help you locate the information you need quickly and efficiently. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more.
Testing and Education Reference Center
Testing and Education Reference Center Powered by Peterson's and brought to you by Gale, the Testing & Education Reference Center helps users prepare for higher education and the work world in a variety of ways. This detailed database includes information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs, searchable by location, major, tuition, sports and more. Also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.
Books and Authors
Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. An "if you like" search connects readers to themes and genres that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. At the same time, its meticulously edited database — developed by a team of genre experts – delivers up-to-date, reliable information not found in the random and unverified results of the Web. It's a "best of both worlds" arrangement that combines the depth of Gale expertise in literature with the Internet's unique capacity to create, build and foster communities of readers. Readers can use Books & Authors to enhance the experience of the book they are reading; dig deeper into its themes and origins; or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work. Ideal for reading groups and book clubs, Books & Authors is also a valuable reference source for public libraries that serve everyone from students and professionals to the casual reader.
Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily and provides 24 hour access from school or home. The Professional Collection offers balanced coverage for any professional educator: Arts and Humanities Child and Adolescent Psychology and Development Drug and Alcohol Abuse Health/Nutrition/Fitness Learning Disabilities Literature School Law Science and Technology Social Sciences Sports/Athletic Training .
InfoTrac Student Edition
InfoTrac Student Edition http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/sc3020.xls InfoTrac Student Edition is designed to handle student requests and delivers results for both wide-ranging and narrowly targeted searches. Logical search paths and context-sensitive help screens assure students that the information they retrieve is information they can use, making InfoTrac Student Edition — the ideal alternative to the random and often inaccurate results that can come from Web surfing. Comprehensive coverage Offer your students full-text content from 14 reference books.
World History in Context
World History in Context Title List: World http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/gwhic.xls History in Context — your choice of two next-generation knowledge portals — attracts and supports today’s learners. Based on Gale’s successful History Resource Center products, these new portals offer outstanding primary and secondary history sources combined with the media-rich selections that today’s users demand. A Web-like interface and intuitive functionality lead to a comprehensive selection of multimedia results that put the tools of the historian into users’ hands with an ease and engagement never before experienced. World History in Context reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner.
ASCD PD in Focus
A rich library of video clips and print resources to ensure school improvement efforts are “idea driven” and focused on critical issues: The Art and Science of Teaching Best Practices in Action (critical thinking skills, motivation and building resiliency) The Brain and Learning Curriculum Mapping Differentiated Instruction English Language Learners Formative Assessment High Schools at Work Literacy Strategies The Whole Child Get continuous connection to video demonstrations and other information on research-based classroom practices. Rate the videos and print resources so others in your learning group can see how you and your colleagues are benefiting from the content. A familiar easy-to-use interface and an on-screen host. Drawn from authoritative sources including: Robert J. Marzano, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Virginia Rojas, Doug Fisher, Sue Brookhart and Joe DiMartino.
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context is a new electronic resource that offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations. Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues, such as genocide in Darfur, product safety of Chinese imports, sectarian violence in Iraq, changing weather patterns across the globe, and disaster recovery in Indonesia, New Orleans, and Haiti. It also includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies and, international periodicals and news sources that bring additional insight and currency. The World News section of the home page is customizable - you can choose the news sources that are displayed for your patrons.
General Reference Center
General Reference Center provides access to an integrated set of general interest sources: magazines, newspaper articles, children's magazines, almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference books and more. With more than 1,000 full-text titles specifically selected for public libraries, you won't have any frustrated off-site users complaining about access. Because your researchers need complete answers to general reference questions — anytime, anywhere — there's General Reference Center. A 20-year backfile is integrated and included with your subscription. And with InfoTrac's linking between source types, it's easy for users to find comprehensive answers in one seamless, self-directed search process.
Educator's Reference Complete
Educator’s Reference Complete http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/edu_ref.xls This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and thousands of education reports is a great resource for any educator -- from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete includes the full ERIC database and provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC. This database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college and every educational specialty – such as technology, bilingual education, health education and testing. Educator's Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.
Student Resources in Context
Gale’s Student Resources in Context is a cross-curricular breakthrough. Based on Gale’s acclaimed Student Resource Centers, this next-generation portal reaches out to today’s learners with a web-like user experience. From the eye-catching, media-rich homepage to the fast-navigating search options, Student Resources in Context helps students develop both research and critical-thinking skills while covering the spectrum of student-focused subject matter. Educators can rely on Student Resources in Context as a trusted alternative to Google and Wikipedia-style results. Attracting learners with its Web-like interface, this knowledge portal offers an authoritative selection of primary sources, overviews, videos, interactives and more. Sophisticated features engage learners The growing collection of new Gale In Context knowledge portals deliver authoritative, media-rich content complemented by features that foster information literacy and encourage critical thinking: ? Search Assist (with “Did You Mean?” prompt) helps users find accurate results ? Factbox overviews of biographical highlights encourage further investigation ? Related Topics and vetted websites aid discovery of similar content ? Content organized by type — reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more — supports general users and those who wish to conduct extensive research ? Interactive maps place information in geographical context ? Translation-on-demand, ReadSpeaker text-to-speech and font size adjustment technology support diverse communities and differentiated learning ? MLA7 and APA citation tools facilitate correct assignment presentation ? Tools to download, print and share content online encourage collaboration
General Reference Center Gold
This resource center integrates a vast array of key business and general interest titles to fully answer your patrons' reference questions -- all in a single database. From national news magazines and encyclopedias to core business journals, General Reference Center GoldTM has the full-text and image resources students and researchers need. Available 24 hours a day via the Internet, this comprehensive reference database quickly delivers the answers to a wide variety of reference questions both at the library or from remote sites. And InfoTrac®'s powerful, intuitive interface makes it easy for users to search all of these different sources in one seamless process. General Reference Center Gold™ features hyperlinks between and even within sources, providing point-and-click navigation to related topics and articles. For instance, you can click on highlighted works within a full-text article from The Columbia Encyclopedia and go right to related articles within the encyclopedia.
Informe http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/sb5022.xls Expand your library's services to meet the needs of the growing Hispanic population in your community with ¡Informe! Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines -- not just translations. Vocabulary terms are based on the expressions Spanish-speakers commonly use, allowing users to easily navigate through the database without experiencing inaccurate search terms. The titles include popular news magazines, key newspapers from throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and more scholarly journals, providing something for everyone.
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Reference Center Academic Health Reference Center Academic –http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/sb5012.xls Health Reference Center Academic is a health-journal collection geared toward the academic researcher. It provides access to full text of professional and refereed journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources. This database offers full indexing to more than 2,400 health and medical periodicals, more than 1500 refereed titles, and more than 800 publications with images/PDFs. Health Reference Center Academic also includes the full collection of Nature publications and more than 1,000 videos of surgeries from hospitals across the world.
Shakespeare Collection Gale is proud to announce the latest innovation in database research. The Shakespeare Collection -- a global, online environment for scholarly research -- offers enriched functionality and entirely new possibilities for the study of Shakespeare and his works. Quite simply, The Shakespeare Collection is the subject's most comprehensive and authoritative online resource, bringing together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals, reprinted criticism, primary source material and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare, the world's most recognized scholarly edition.
Academic OneFile is a sophisticated, current and easy-to-use resource for extensive research. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full text, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. The focus of Academic OneFile is to provide libraries with content that compliments their existing collections, without duplicating them. The majority of the content in Academic OneFile is peer-reviewed content that is unique to Gale.
The Times Digital Archive (London)
The Times Digital Archive (London) Introducing The Times Digital Archive, the first of several online digitized newspapers from Gale's highly anticipated Historical Newspapers Archive initiative. By taking our microfilm collection of The Times (London) and turning it into a high-resolution digital format with searchable images, The Times Digital Archive presents online access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 19th- and 20th-century history. With The Times Digital Archive, researchers now have an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context. Every complete page of every issue of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985. Every headline, article and image. Every front page, editorial, birth and death notice, advertisement and classified ad that appeared within the pages of The Times (London) will be easily accessible from what promises to be a complete virtual chronicle of history for this period.
Junior Reference Collection
Junior Reference Collection http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/junior_rt.xls Junior Reference Collection is the ideal curriculum-based database for students in upper elementary and middle school grades. Students have quick access to accurate information on the most-studied subjects: science, literature, arts, biographies and general reference among others. The information in this online database enhances and encourages the education process by providing user-friendly tools for classroom research and independent study. With Junior Reference Collection, students have current, relevant, organized, and easy-to-read information at their fingertips. The entries are thorough, in depth, and written in clear, concise terms at an appropriate reading level. Junior Reference Collection adheres to national and state curriculum standards while providing access from the classroom, library media center or home 24 hours a day. With more than 17,000 biographies, topic overviews, plot summaries and primary sources, this one-stop database for in-depth coverage of middle grades curriculum subjects eliminates guesswork from student research and places the emphasis on success. Multimedia content includes video and audio clips and thousands of flags, maps, seals and photographs. Content level recommendations (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) help readers choose appropriate content for their abilities.
What Do I Read Next?
What Do I Read Next Powerful search functions and an easy-to-use interface make What Do I Read Next? the most powerful readers' advisory tool available today. Researchers of all ages will enjoy the expertise of specialists, critics and librarians to find the best examples of internationally known fiction and nonfiction. Gale gives you and your users over 115,000 titles, more than 62,500 plot summaries, 561 awards titles, recommended reading lists and biographical information. Most books included in What Do I Read Next? must be an award-winner, a best seller or have appeared on a recommended reading list. Genres include inspirational, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western and historical novels, general fiction, classic fiction and nonfiction. The user-friendly software includes custom, in-depth search options by title, author, subject, genre, locale and more. This unique readers' advisory tool allows you to: • Identify new books to enjoy that meet a personalized reading profile • Create customized reading lists by using the "Keeper List" function • Conduct a "Find Similar" title search or view the list of similar titles supplied by genre experts • Hyperlink between titles and recommended reading and award lists, and between series entries and the titles in the series • A monthly highlights page allows the user to see selections of award winners, upcoming titles, and titles that revolve around different subjects each month
Science in Context
Based on the acclaimed Science Resource Center, the new Science in Context combines an eye-catching web-like user experience with a comprehensive selection of the finest science content available. Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects from obesity to endangered species. Science in Context features: A media-rich selection of videos, audios, podcasts, images and interactives Gale references including our most acclaimed science series, like Experiment Central Curriculum-aligned content to aid educators and enhance student research Full-text articles from national and global newspapers, magazines and journals The growing collection of new Gale In Context knowledge portals deliver authoritative, media-rich content complemented by features that foster information literacy and encourage critical thinking: Search Assist (with "Did You Mean?" prompt) helps users find accurate results Factbox overviews of biographical highlights encourage further investigation Related Topics and vetted websites aid discovery of similar content Content organized by type - reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more - supports general users and those who wish to conduct extensive research Interactive maps place information in geographical context Translation-on-demand, ReadSpeaker text-to-speech and font size adjustment technology support diverse communities and differentiated learning MLA7 and APA citation tools facilitate correct assignment presentation Tools to download, print and share content online encourages collaboration
Student Resource Center Junior
Student Resource Center Jr Provide the content and context students need to develop and strengthen critical thinking skills with Student Resource Center Junior. Students and educators will find award-winning content based on national curriculum standards featuring original reference material, a massive archive of primary source documents and periodicals and newspapers that are updated daily. Student Resource Center Junior is offered exclusively to middle schools. Each document type fulfills specific information needs. Students will find primary documents from the American Journey series; a wealth of award-winning reference content that includes overview and critical essays; biographies, multimedia features and much more.
Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select
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Health and Wellness Resource Center
Health and Wellness Resource Center Rated highest in user satisfaction, Health & Wellness Resource Center has established itself as the “go-to” consumer health reference in libraries everywhere. With Health & Wellness Resource Center, Gale has brought together all of the rich content that health professionals, students and researchers want and made it accessible in an intuitive interface.
Scribner Writers Scribner Writers Series contains signed, scholarly 15-20 page articles on authors from a range of Scribner Writers series, including: British Writers, American Writers, African American Writers, African Writers, European Writers, Latin American Writers, Modern American Women Writers, Mystery and Suspense Writers, Poets: American and British, Science Fiction Writers, Supernatural Fiction Writers, and Writers for Young Adults
19th Century US Newspapers
Historical newspapers are a key source of information on national as well as local affairs, events and people. They offer incomparable insight into all areas of life, often capturing the political and philosophical viewpoints of the time. These resources provide countless opportunities for researchers and scholars at any level and are essential for an accurate understanding of the vitality and diversity of life in any given time period – especially important for genealogical research. This compelling and comprehensive new database provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages (over 28 million articles) of primary source newspaper content from the 19th-century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history,Western migration and the Antebellum-era among other subjects.
US History in Context
U.S. History in Context (UHIC) delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from one of the most extensive online collections of historical information available. Providing a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, decades, wars and conflicts, political and cultural movements, people, and more, UHIC is aligned to state and national curriculum standards. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides focused coverage of the most-searched and studied topics—UHIC includes more than 260 topic or portal pages.
Biography in Context
Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Just like all the new revolutionary In Context products, it’s a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user.
InfoTrac Junior Edition
A periodical database designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Opposing Viewpoints with Critical Thinking
An inspired new online resource that helps students develop the information literacy skills they need, while supporting their personal development and mastery of the curricula. Critical Thinking offers activities, assessments and tools that encourage students to interact with, argue about and analyze issues and concepts — all the while developing the 21st century skills they need to thrive in today’s global workplace.
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
With more than 170,000 members, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is one of the largest professional development organizations for educators. It provides world-class education information services and cutting-edge professional development, and supports activities designed to foster educational equity for all students. Gale is proud to offer access to eBooks from the ASCD that cultivate professional growth; assess and enhance work design; and promote innovative new processes that help develop student success. eBooks from the ASCD span a wide range of popular titles and new favorites that address the ongoing professional development needs of today's educators.
Employment-related activities are the number one use of public libraries today. Similar demands extend to colleges and schools, as well as communities at large. The new Career Transitions provides hands-on guidance and immediate access to key job search activities.
Job-Seeking: multi-faceted job searching and related activities for creating resumes and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews
Career Exploration: discovering career interests; identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience; exploring growing career paths, including green and new economy jobs; and finding education and training
Technology leaders and teachers need specialized resources to help keep them abreast of the most up-to-date technology, strategies, equipment and services, research, and best practices on integrating technology into the classroom. These titles also support administrators, coaches and classroom teachers, helping them more effectively understand how technology can change teaching and learning. Digital access means multiple users can access this professional collection anytime, anywhere. Plus, these titles are not currently available from anyone else in digital format.
Kids InfoBits is Gale's exciting database designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research — and makes it fun!
LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, patrons have access to works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center is the world’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, Literature Resource Center’s rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers at all levels will find the information they need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Language learners are talking — about the ease, convenience and effectiveness of Powerspeak Languages. Rooted in more than 30 years of research and development, Powerspeak Languages provides users with the ability to learn, apply and enjoy a new language quickly and more proficiently using a variety of proven methods that engage all types of learners. Worlds apart from other language learning systems.
A unique integration of training, coaching, practice and assessment features, instead of the typical "listen and repeat" flash-card style or rote memorization instruction that characterize other language systems, is what sets Powerspeak Languages apart.
Questia Professional Collection (w/Questia High School and Archive)
This collection of over 4,000 fully digitized, copyrighted books is specifically for educators participating in staff development programs, pursing Masters or Ph Ds, or simply researching any aspect of learning, teaching, or school administration. This collection includes titles from publishers like ASCD, Jossey-Bass, and Perseus. Users of Questia High School have 24/7 access to this online collection of 14,000+ copyrighted books, digitized from cover to cover to include full text, and ranked by Lexile level. Each subscriber logs in with an individual user name and password for access to his/her personal workspace that includes research tools for advanced searching, book marking, highlighting in six colors, note-taking, and automatic citation and bibliography generation. The American Heritage Dictionary, a thesaurus, and World Encyclopedia are also included.
Sources in US History - Civil War
Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school, community college, and university students. The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.
Sources in US History - Slavery in America
Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school and community college students. The Slavery in America digital collection contains more than 600 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, monographs, sermons, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study the institution of slavery from the 17th century through the end of the 19th century.
Sources in US History - The American Revolution
Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school, community college, and university students. The American Revolution digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--official correspondence, personal letters, collected writings of key figures, political speeches, memoirs and narratives of soldiers and civilians, histories, biographies, contemporary reference works, and other kinds of documents--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.
National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World
An unparalleled National Geographic experience by subscribing to all parts of the National Geographic Virtual Library -- search the vivid photographs and historic articles the same time as engaging videos and detailed maps.
National Geographic Annual Subscription 1888-1995
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
National Geographic Kids
Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they have never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on an amazing adventure.
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current
Comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photographs and maps, the magazine documents life on our planet and beyond, and interprets the world's sweeping changes through the lens of personal experience.
Children's Literature Review Archive
Covers more than 600 writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Typical entries consist of a listing of major works and awards and criticism from reviews and commentaries on the authors or artists.
Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism Archive
Assembles and contextualizes critical responses to the works of writers of all sorts-poets, playwrights, chroniclers, philosophers, religious figures, and writers from other genres-from every region of the world and early times to modern era.
Drama Criticism Archive
For each play or playwright featured, a full range of critical opinion is presented, along with a biographical sketch, a chronological list of the writer's major works and more.
Gale Literary Databases
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Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 Archive
1800 Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 assembles critical responses to the literatures of the 15th through the 18th centuries, covering writers and works of fiction, poetry, drama, journalism, philosophy, political theory, science, math, and more.
Literature Criticism Online
The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.
Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism Archive
This long-standing series profiles approximately four to eight literary figures who died between 1800 and 1899.
Short Story Criticism Archive
Assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators.
Something About the Author Online Archive
This critically acclaimed series spotlights more than 12,000 individuals in entries that typically cover personal life, career, writings, adaptations, and additional sources.
Twayne's Authors Online
Twayne's Authors Online provides faculty, students and library patrons a unique perspective on the most important authors - their lives, their works and the worlds they lived in. Twayne's Authors Online was created with input from librarians and educators.
Now in its 80th year, The CQ Researcher is the choice of librarians and researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world. Used by students and other researchers who need to complete an assignment, prepare for a debate, or become a quick expert on a topic, each 12,000-word report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. Published 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. The CQ Researcher can be read in its entirety or by section, which includes a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources. Grade Levels: 9-12. http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher CQ Researcher Online The CQ Researcher is your complete source for in-depth analysis reporting on the most current and controversial issues of the day. Available by subscription only with a ten year rolling backfile.
Reports on the world’s most powerful legislative body on a weekly basis. The CQ news team – the largest on Capital Hill – covers virtually every act of Congress with backfile to 1983. Grade Level: 9-12
CQ Voting and Elections Collection
The first dynamic research and reference tool to help students, scholars, and interested citizens understand elections in America and work easily with data, regardless of statistical knowledge. With its wealth of elections and turnout data, maps, demographics, election analyses and outcomes, modern voting behavior, primary sources, and explanations of the elections process and reform, CQ Voting and Elections Collection is the most robust and user-friendly elections resource for your patrons.
CQ Supreme Court Collection
This collection combines CQ's unique historical analysis and summaries of the most important Supreme Court decisions together with Justice biographies, statistics, and Dynamics & Alignments database, which extensive quantitative analyses on the Court, the Justices and current and historical decisions. Grades: 9-12.
CQ Press Public Affairs Collection
Features in-depth coverage of vital public policy issues, statistical and historical analyses, and full-text historical documents and primary source materials. Organized by 22 key public affairs topics - from Advocacy and Public Service to U.S. Congress and Politics - in a fully integrated reference source, the collection provides invaluable context for today's critical debates. Grade Levels: 9-12.
CQ Researcher Archive
For a one-time fee, libraries can elect to purchase the back file and maintain archival rights to articles, reports and online editions until cancellation. Perpetual Rights allow the library to purchase, rather than subscribe to databases and some perpetual rights products also come with a lower annual ongoing update cost. Libraries that elect to add perpetual rights to the CQ Press online titles below pay a one-time fee to purchase the back file for each collection. Ongoing costs are also reduced from standard subscription rates and include unlimited users. In the event, the library elects to discontinue the annual updates; the library maintains archival rights to the entire back file as long as the annual hosting fee is paid.
CQ Congress Collection
This database will meet the needs of students and scholars with historical and archival value beyond the most recent Congresses. CQ Congress Collection includes querying and analytical tools to conduct quantitative analysis on current and historical Congress.
Encyclopedia of American Government
The A to Z guide to all of the who, what, where, and why of American Government. Comprehensive reference source for all three U.S. government branches and based on the popular CQ Press print series: A-Z Congress, Supreme Court, Presidency and Supreme Court. Grades:9-12.
The acclaimed source for the best coverage and analysis of U.S. congressional legislation from 1945 to today is now available in a powerful, easy-to-navigate online edition. CQ Almanac is renowned for its in-depth analysis of the path legislation takes through Congress, including how bills are changed, derailed, or ultimately passed during an annual session of Congress.
State Stats - NEW
NEW!! This LJ Best Reference 2012 delivers a dynamic and engaging user experience unmatched in other resources. Featuring data from more than 80 different government and non-government sources and backed by more than 2,000 current and historical data series from CQ Press, State Stats is perfect for students researching individual states or drawing comparisons between states. Creating and exporting custom visuals has never been easier. Featured topics include crime, defense, economics, education, employment, energy, health, transportation, taxes, and more.
U.S. Political Stats - NEW
NEW!! This brand-new data visualization tool helps students locate and understand statiscal information on the three branches of the U.S. government. Users can easily compare different types of data (e.g., voting records with demographic characteristics) by creating graphs, charts, tables and historical maps that elucidate the political process. All data may be exported for more in-depth manipulation and analysis. Designed for the novice user, it's a perfect online resource to engage students studying American government, American history, and political science.
Periodicals Archive Online
A major electronic archive of over 700 digitized, full-image journal articles, Periodicals Archive Online offers unprecedented access to international, scholarly literature in the humanities and social sciences disciplines.
Ethnic Newswatch Complete
Ethnic NewsWatch™ (ENW) is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. It may be combined with Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™ which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989. Together, these resources present an unmatched, comprehensive, full-text collection of more than 2.5 million articles from over 330 publications.
SIRS® Government Reporter
A comprehensive student resource for the study of all aspects of U.S. Federal government. It contains thousands of full-text documents, summaries, and graphics covering a wide variety of topics including health, science, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, business, and industry.
ProQuest Technology Collection
Over 3,500 full text journals. Subject coverage includes: Aeronautics Biochemistry Biomechanics Civil engineering Computer science Earthquake engineering Electrical engineering Environmental engineering.
ProQuest Newsstand: (NYT, WSJ Current)
Includes the current editions of the NY Times, Wall Street Journals and hundreds of additional newspapers
History Vault: Struggle for Woman’s Rights
History Vault: Struggle for Women's Rights: 1880-1990 Organizational Records
ProQuest Central K12
ProQuest's largest and best K12 Journal Collection, delivers millions of articles from more than 4,600 full-text scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. All via the award-winning ProQuest search engine. With ProQuest Central K12, you get more of what you need to serve high school and college-prep level programs. Biology, Education, Computing, Science, Social Science, Research Library, Newsstand, Psychology, Religion.
ProQuest Central K12 w/ABI Research Bundle
Add 1230+ full-text business journals to ProQuest Central K12, ProQuest's largest K12 Journal Collection, delivers millions of articles from more than 4,600 full-text scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. All via the award-winning ProQuest search engine.
U.S. Hispanic Newspaper Collection
ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand is the largest collection of leading Hispanic newspapers available to libraries. With titles from around the U.S., including El Diario/LA PRENSA (New York City), La Opinión (Los Angeles), Conexión (San Antonio) and Extra (Chicago), U.S. Hispanic Newsstand provides local, regional, national, and international news from the Hispanic perspective.
ProQuest Central K12 w/ABI Global
Add 2495+ full-text business journals to ProQuest Central K12, ProQuest's largest K12 Journal Collection, delivers millions of articles from more than 4,600 full-text scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. All via the award-winning ProQuest search engine.
ProQuest AP Science, now with Biology Journals
"ProQuest AP Science delivers a comprehensive collection of more than 500 magazines and journals designed to support advanced placement and college-prep level science studies in earth, life, physical, medical, and applied sciences. Coverage is front-to-back full-text, as well as full-page image and Text+Graphics™ to reproduce images and diagrams exactly as they appeared in the original publication. Now includes Biology Journals. See also PQ Central K12.
ProQuest Environmental Science Collection
Over 1,100 leading full-text journals from around the world are included as well as over 4,000 full-text government reports and over 1.2 million digitized pages from over 1,700 Environmental Impact Statements.
American Periodicals Series Online™ (APS Online)
Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's. APS Online chronicles the development of America across 150 years. The journals in this collection cover three broad periods:
Best of ProQuest: Common Core 4
Save an extra 10% on 4 key resources that support the new Common Core standards. Bundle of eLibrary, CultureGrams, SIRS Issues Researcher, and eBooks (choice of either 9,000 or 80,000 ebooks): School and Educators Complete or Academic Complete
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2013
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country, and perhaps, the world. As a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
Statistical Tables Online
ProQuest Statistical Insight provides line-item access to over 1,000,000 individually indexed tables selected from the major statistical compilations and special studies issued by the federal government, private research firms, state governments, and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). Up to 130,000 new tables are added yearly. All tables are available as images. Since 2006, all tables have been available in both image and Excel formats.
The perfect general reference resource for delivering essentials. Researchers find the answers they need from more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, websites and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files. Now comes with ProQuest Lit Learning.
History Vault: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century II
The Second Black Freedom Struggle module is comprised of 36 collections of personal papers and organizational records, including those of Claude A. Barnett, the founder of the Associated Negro Press, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
ProQuest Education Journals
ProQuest's largest education collection delivers more than 600 magazine and journal titles with nearly 100% full-text for the continuing professional and educational development of teachers and administrators.
Historic NY Times 1851-2008
The Historical NY Times makes the entire back file (1851-2008) of The New York Times available in full-page images. This database contains 3.5 million pages of primary source documents to support all areas of school curriculum and standards achievement. Now includes the Hartford Courant 1764-1987
Helps you and your students discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
ebrary Schools and Educators Complete
Subscribe to over 9,000 ebooks in the following disciplines: Education, History, Language, Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sciences, Social Sciences, Study Guides.
History Study Center
Brings together, in one place, a variety of resources for students, including reference materials, images (photographs and illustrations, video and interactive maps), primary source documents, web sites and study units.
ebrary Books Purchase
Virtual Library: Over 300,000 titles available for permanent access/purchase. Available in single access and multi access price points. Customize your collection for teachers and students.
History Vault: NAACP Papers
ProQuest® History Vault’s NAACP Papers 1 will provide the first electronic access to files from the group’s Board of Directors and Annual Conferences, as well as text of major speeches and national staff records.
History Vault: Vietnam
ProQuest History Vault: Vietnam consists of collections on the Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy from 1960–1975. It covers U.S. involvement in the region from the early days of the Kennedy administration, through the escalation of the war during the Johnson administration, to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops in 1973. Documents in this module trace the actions and decisions at the highest levels in U.S. foreign policy, as well as events on the ground in Vietnam, from the perspective of State Department officials, Associated Press reporters, and members of the U.S. armed forces, including the Marines and the Military Assistance Command Vietnam.
Research Library w/Career & Tech
ProQuest Research Library's extensive online collection provides one-stop access to more than 6,100 scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers—with more than 4,600 titles in full text. Now with Career and Tech. (Consider upgrade to ProQuest Central K12)
Best of ProQuest: Junior High or Middle School Bundle
Save an extra 5% on the bundle that best supports Junior High or Middle School research. eLibrary, CultureGrams, SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS Bundle)
SIRS Knowledge Source (SKS) Contains SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, and SIRS Webselect
History Vault: Southern Life & Afro-American History
History Vault: Southern Life and African-American History: 1775-1915 Palntation Records Part 1
Contains a full library of up-to-date, fully searchable criticism and reference resources in addition to the full text of poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the seventh century to the present day. It not only provides the materials for the historical study of almost every period and genre of literature in English but also features increasing numbers of works by the major authors of the twentieth century. Contemporary criticism is available through the full text of over 320 current literature journals that can be accessed through the renowned literary index, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), which contains over 950,000 records of literary criticism from 1920 to current.
ProQuest NY Business Bundle (formerly WALDO pkg)
Includes ABI Complete, Research Library, Newspapers Premier, Black Newspapers, Health Management, Psychology Journals, Education Journals, Social Science Journals
SIRS Issues Research & Discoverer Bundle
Contains SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Discoverer
Enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present. This resource offers over 300 titles (HS recommendation only)
"Webselect is an online database of carefully selected, reliable and credible Internet resources on vital issues and topics, carefully monitored by SIRS to ensure quality and accessibility. Each site includes a summary as well as subject heading and topic assignments. "
Enables K-5 students to search across more than 38 reference books, 100 plus hours of audio/video content, 400,000 pictures and images, 4,000 maps, more than 100 children’s magazines, including Ranger Rick, Cobblestone and Sports Illustrated for Kids, and thousands of articles and transcripts from more than a dozen newspapers, TV and radio outlets.
SIRS Issues Researcher
CODiE Award Winner 2011: Best Social Science research database. Now also covering 10 World Conflicts...SIRS ISSUES Researcher provides Pro/Con viewpoints and analysis in an online reference database containing more than 300 Leading Issues AND thousands of carefully selected full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, political and global issues.
Historical NY Times and Current Newsstand Bundle
Bundle contains Historic NY Times and Current NY Times, Wall Street Journal and hundreds of additional current newspapers. Exclusive access to WSJ, LA Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune
ebrary Teachers Education Bundle
Over 3500 ebooks covering various topics on education. Great for classroom applications or for Masters or Doctoral studies. Incl: Administration, Adult & Continuing Education, Counseling & Career Guidance, Distance Education, & E-Learning, Early..etc
Sponsored by ONC BOCES SLS
NY Direct: PQ Discovery, KidQuest, Career & Tech
"ProQuest Direct (ProQuest Discovery) is an affordable, general reference package for all grade levels that includes over 3,410 titles, with more than 2,350 in full text. Detailed information on popular topics including the arts, business, education, literature, politics, and psychology, as well as hundreds of popular and children's titles. Now includes Career and Tech Journals.
ProQuest Environmental Science & Pollution Management
Environmental Science & Pollution Management This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals.
ProQuest Science Journals
With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1,600 titles—with more than 1,270 available in full text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical.
SIRS Issues Researcher & Renaissance Bundle
Contains SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Renaissance
History Vault: Black Freedom II Struggle in the 20th Century I
The first two modules of ProQuest History Vault cover the breadth of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children, who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. Spanning from the founding of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs at the close of the 19th century to the riots that followed the verdict in the Rodney King police brutality case in the last decade of the 20th century, the first Black Freedom Struggle module consists of 37 collections of records from federal government agencies.
360 Search by SerialsSolutions
Provide a simple and proven starting point for research. A single query combs all resources at once. When you put 360 Search on your Website you can make holdings available anytime and anywhere.
Showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation's most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. The database features over 670,000 articles from more than 230 full-text publications.
Ancestry Library Edition
Distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library.
Civil War Era journals
ProQuest Civil War Era is the resource American history scholars have been waiting for--comprehensive primary source materials that were previously unavailable digitally, cover a vase range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 battle casualties, and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves.
eLibrary Science delivers a comprehensive curriculum and reference resource designed to support the study of earth, life, physical, medical, and applied sciences. It provides thousands of authoritative multimedia files and manipulative and interactive tools.
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past.
Historic News Core Collection
4-paper bundle includes: Wall Street Journal 1889-1994, Washington Post 1877-1995, Los Angeles Times 1881-1988, Christian Science Monitor 1908-1998.
Historic News National Collection
17-paper bundle includes: Wall Street Journal 1889-1994, Washington Post 1877-1995, Los Angeles Times 1881-1988, Christian Science Monitor 1908-1998, Boston Globe 1872-1981, Hartford Courant 1764-1986, San Francisco Chronicle 1865-1922