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African-American History

Reference Database

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

American History

Reference Database

American History is an indispensable resource for student research. Spanning our nation’s history—from prehistory to the present day—American History was developed and curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. It is composed of a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.

American Indian History

Reference Database

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This comprehensive database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Ancient and Medieval History

Reference Database

Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, ancient and medieval Asia, the Americas, medieval Europe, and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through articles, videos and slideshows, primary sources, and more.

Bloom's Literature

Reference Database

Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.

Chelsea House Biographies Online

Reference Database

Chelsea House Biographies is a one-stop online resource for all the biography needs of middle and high school students, or anyone interested in discovering the lives of fascinating people. Featuring full-length biographies from Chelsea House, the leading publisher of biographies for the school and library market, this award-winning content is the ideal length for book reports at 100+ pages and perfect for student research.

Curriculum Resource Center

Printable Handouts Database

Curriculum Resource Center gives teachers instant access to thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This expansive collection contains thousands of fact sheets, timelines, an image gallery, printable maps, full-color science diagrams and experiments, and math activities.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Reference Database

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice. The material draws from a range of authoritative sources, including Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance.

Health Reference Center

Reference Database

Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. The up-to-date information comes from hundreds of authoritative sources, plus users can find thousands of videos, illustrations, journal articles from PubMed Central, and reference articles from MedlinePlus.

Issues & Controversies

Topical Database

Issues & Controversies helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context—an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

Issues & Controversies in American History

Reference Database

Issues & Controversies in American History delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.

Science Online

Reference Database

Science Online offers expansive reference coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, interactives, and experiments. Comprehensive Topic Centers help students find a starting point for their research, and the science eLearning modules cover core topics with Teacher Support.

The World Almanac

Reference Database

Expanding on “the most useful reference book known to modern man,” The World Almanac® database provides students and researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format. A natural addition to any classroom or library, this online resource puts the reference shelf staple at users’ fingertips, with thousands of expertly organized facts.

The World Almanac for Kids

Reference Database

The World Almanac® for Kids is the ideal one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, it contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including extensive, up-to-date articles; videos; interactive games; science projects; and Homework Help; plus Teacher Resources with lesson plans. Kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted source.

Today's Science

Topical Database

Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable.

World Geography and Culture Online

Reference Database

World Geography and Culture is the definitive resource for the study of countries, cultures, and geography concepts and skills. Every country of the world is profiled in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile. Comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.

World News Digest

Current and Archival News Database

For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.

World Religions

Reference Database

World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today. The database’s Topic Centers feature specially selected content on 15 of the world’s religions and traditional spiritual practices, including information on important topics, spiritual leaders, sacred texts, and holy days and festivals.

Writer's Reference Center

Reference Database

Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.

America at War Online

eLearning Module

America at War Online provides a clear understanding—through videos, words, and pictures—of the violent confrontations that have played so large a role in shaping U.S. history. Significant details from participants are highlighted, and key battles and major innovations in weaponry and tactics are vividly described.

Biomes of the Earth Online

eLearning Module

With informative videos and engaging text, Biomes of the Earth Online provides students with a broad understanding of Earth’s biodiversity, the factors that influence it, and the future dangers that face the planet and our species. Each Learning Unit presents information about a particular biome’s function, resources, and diversity—from wetlands to the tundra, from deserts to grasslands.

Energy and the Environment Online

eLearning Module

Energy and the Environment Online provides a comprehensive examination of the history, technology, science, environmental, and social implications that are associated with the production of energy. Containing interviews with prominent people in the field, this online resource features Learning Units that run the gamut of energy sources, from biofuels to nuclear energy to fossil fuels.

Essential Chemistry Online

eLearning Module

With original videos and clear narrative, Essential Chemistry Online expands the coverage of fundamental aspects of chemistry through concrete, real-life examples that fully illustrate the practical importance of the featured topics. The Learning Units in this eLearning Module cover everything from atoms and molecules to chemical reactions to the states of matter, and more.

Exploring Career Clusters Online

eLearning Module

Covering 16 broad occupational categories with videos and engaging narratives, Exploring Career Clusters Online offers information on more than 300 jobs. Based on the Career Clusters created by the U.S. Department of Education, each Learning Unit focuses on a specific cluster, including architecture and construction, finance, hospitality and tourism, information technology, manufacturing, and many more.

Genes and Disease Online

eLearning Module

Complete with videos and informative text, Genes & Disease Online describes what scientists know and what they hope to learn in the near future about the mysteries of genetic disease. This online resource provides students with relevant, up-to-date information about several diseases that have a genetic link, such as hemophilia, Tay-Sachs, and Parkinson’s.

   
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