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  • Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, Facts On File’s newly redesigned American History Online database revolutionizes the way students and researchers can explore the different facets of American history. With a new user-friendly interface and increased functionality, this authoritative database features Learning Centers that bring forward specially selected entries to help students maximize their research experience. New features include more than 400 new images, new thumbnail galleries of images and maps and charts, tabbed search results, updated chronologies, and more. Content Features: Biographies: biographies of important, interesting, and representative historical figures Events and Topics: descriptions of events, themes, organizations, places, and cultural developments in American history Primary Sources: more than 1,600 primary source documents with informative captions Timelines: a general timeline of entries spanning more than 500 years of American history, updated through 2006; several subject-specific timelines; and 15 era-specific timelines Overview Era Essays: overview essays outlining time periods Image Gallery: nearly 2,000 images depicting key figures, places, and events Maps and Charts: original maps, graphs, and tables Learning Centers : specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: a spotlight providing an in-depth look at a topic such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition or immigration; an Editor's Selection of the Month highlighting an event tied to each month. Search Features: Boolean Search Capabilities Search all content by Keyword , Phrase , or customized Advanced Search Browse content by: — Topic , such as American Revolution; Business, Industry, and Trade; Labor and Employment; Media and Communications; Science and Technology; Education; and Westward Expansion — Time Period , corresponding to major eras in U.S. history —In addition, browse Biographies by Occupation , and browse Primary Sources by Type .
  • Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, Facts On File’s newly redesigned American History Online database revolutionizes the way students and researchers can explore the different facets of American history. With a new user-friendly interface and increased functionality, this authoritative database features Learning Centers that bring forward specially selected entries to help students maximize their research experience. New features include more than 400 new images, new thumbnail galleries of images and maps and charts, tabbed search results, updated chronologies, and more. Content Features: Biographies: biographies of important, interesting, and representative historical figures Events and Topics: descriptions of events, themes, organizations, places, and cultural developments in American history Primary Sources: more than 1,600 primary source documents with informative captions Timelines: a general timeline of entries spanning more than 500 years of American history, updated through 2006; several subject-specific timelines; and 15 era-specific timelines Overview Era Essays: overview essays outlining time periods Image Gallery: nearly 2,000 images depicting key figures, places, and events Maps and Charts: original maps, graphs, and tables Learning Centers : specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: a spotlight providing an in-depth look at a topic such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition or immigration; an Editor's Selection of the Month highlighting an event tied to each month. Search Features: Boolean Search Capabilities Search all content by Keyword , Phrase , or customized Advanced Search Browse content by: — Topic , such as American Revolution; Business, Industry, and Trade; Labor and Employment; Media and Communications; Science and Technology; Education; and Westward Expansion — Time Period , corresponding to major eras in U.S. history —In addition, browse Biographies by Occupation , and browse Primary Sources by Type .
  • Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, Facts On File’s newly redesigned American History Online database revolutionizes the way students and researchers can explore the different facets of American history. With a new user-friendly interface and increased functionality, this authoritative database features Learning Centers that bring forward specially selected entries to help students maximize their research experience. New features include more than 400 new images, new thumbnail galleries of images and maps and charts, tabbed search results, updated chronologies, and more. Content Features: Biographies: biographies of important, interesting, and representative historical figures Events and Topics: descriptions of events, themes, organizations, places, and cultural developments in American history Primary Sources: more than 1,600 primary source documents with informative captions Timelines: a general timeline of entries spanning more than 500 years of American history, updated through 2006; several subject-specific timelines; and 15 era-specific timelines Overview Era Essays: overview essays outlining time periods Image Gallery: nearly 2,000 images depicting key figures, places, and events Maps and Charts: original maps, graphs, and tables Learning Centers : specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: a spotlight providing an in-depth look at a topic such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition or immigration; an Editor's Selection of the Month highlighting an event tied to each month. Search Features: Boolean Search Capabilities Search all content by Keyword , Phrase , or customized Advanced Search Browse content by: — Topic , such as American Revolution; Business, Industry, and Trade; Labor and Employment; Media and Communications; Science and Technology; Education; and Westward Expansion — Time Period , corresponding to major eras in U.S. history —In addition, browse Biographies by Occupation , and browse Primary Sources by Type .
  • Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, Facts On File’s newly redesigned American History Online database revolutionizes the way students and researchers can explore the different facets of American history. With a new user-friendly interface and increased functionality, this authoritative database features Learning Centers that bring forward specially selected entries to help students maximize their research experience. New features include more than 400 new images, new thumbnail galleries of images and maps and charts, tabbed search results, updated chronologies, and more. Content Features: Biographies: biographies of important, interesting, and representative historical figures Events and Topics: descriptions of events, themes, organizations, places, and cultural developments in American history Primary Sources: more than 1,600 primary source documents with informative captions Timelines: a general timeline of entries spanning more than 500 years of American history, updated through 2006; several subject-specific timelines; and 15 era-specific timelines Overview Era Essays: overview essays outlining time periods Image Gallery: nearly 2,000 images depicting key figures, places, and events Maps and Charts: original maps, graphs, and tables Learning Centers : specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: a spotlight providing an in-depth look at a topic such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition or immigration; an Editor's Selection of the Month highlighting an event tied to each month. Search Features: Boolean Search Capabilities Search all content by Keyword , Phrase , or customized Advanced Search Browse content by: — Topic , such as American Revolution; Business, Industry, and Trade; Labor and Employment; Media and Communications; Science and Technology; Education; and Westward Expansion — Time Period , corresponding to major eras in U.S. history —In addition, browse Biographies by Occupation , and browse Primary Sources by Type .
  • Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, Facts On File’s newly redesigned American History Online database revolutionizes the way students and researchers can explore the different facets of American history. With a new user-friendly interface and increased functionality, this authoritative database features Learning Centers that bring forward specially selected entries to help students maximize their research experience. New features include more than 400 new images, new thumbnail galleries of images and maps and charts, tabbed search results, updated chronologies, and more. Content Features: Biographies: biographies of important, interesting, and representative historical figures Events and Topics: descriptions of events, themes, organizations, places, and cultural developments in American history Primary Sources: more than 1,600 primary source documents with informative captions Timelines: a general timeline of entries spanning more than 500 years of American history, updated through 2006; several subject-specific timelines; and 15 era-specific timelines Overview Era Essays: overview essays outlining time periods Image Gallery: nearly 2,000 images depicting key figures, places, and events Maps and Charts: original maps, graphs, and tables Learning Centers : specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: a spotlight providing an in-depth look at a topic such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition or immigration; an Editor's Selection of the Month highlighting an event tied to each month. Search Features: Boolean Search Capabilities Search all content by Keyword , Phrase , or customized Advanced Search Browse content by: — Topic , such as American Revolution; Business, Industry, and Trade; Labor and Employment; Media and Communications; Science and Technology; Education; and Westward Expansion — Time Period , corresponding to major eras in U.S. history —In addition, browse Biographies by Occupation , and browse Primary Sources by Type .
  • A Veritable Treasure Trove of Women’s History Materials The newly redesigned American Women’s History Online is an authoritative reference database containing biographies, historical and topical subject entries, primary source documents, maps and charts, an image gallery, and general and subject-specific timelines that cover more than 500 years of American women’s history. This comprehensive database features unique new Learning Centers that pull forward hand-picked entries on topics of interest for various eras. Other key additions include new documents, updated chronologies, tabbed search results, and useful quotations linked to select biographies that provide users with direct access to the words and thoughts of American women throughout history. Content is drawn from highly regarded Facts On File print material. Features: Biographies: more than 2,300 biographies, many of which include quotes—from the activist, lawyer, congressperson, and women's rights leader Bella Azbug to American Indian activist and reformer Zitkala-Sa Events and Topics: entries on topics such as court cases and legislation, key social issues, organizations, and events Primary Sources: a combination of full text and pertinent excerpts of primary source documents, with brief introductions Timelines: a general timeline spanning more than 500 years of American women’s history, containing approximately 2,000 hyperlinked entries; a Women's Suffrage Timeline; and a Reproductive Rights and Technology Timeline Image Gallery: more than 600 historical images with informative captions Maps and Charts: original maps and charts with explanatory captions Learning Centers:Specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: an Editor's Selection of the Month highlighting an event tied to each month; a Focus On feature highlighting a topic such as women's suffrage.Benefits: American Women's History Online provides an extensive collection of entries in numerous formats in one interactive resource. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase. They can browse by topic and by time period—from nine historical periods relevant specifically to women's history. In addition, Biographies can be browsed by Occupation, and Primary Sources by Type. Full citations are available throughout, and users can print, copy, and save all content for personal use. American Women's History Online is a comprehensive tool that gives anyone teaching or studying American women's history the best and the widest range of information available.
  • A Unique and Comprehensive Research Tool Completely redesigned, African-American History Online explores more than 500 years of the African-American experience. Culled from many of Facts On File’s critically acclaimed print titles, this database presents a wealth of information that can now be accessed more easily than ever before. Through a more user-friendly interface with increased functionality, unique new Learning Centers pull forward hand-picked entries on various topics of interest, providing users with a more targeted approach to doing research. Other key features of this comprehensive database include new primary source documents, new images, general and topic-specific timelines, and tabbed search results for easier access to desired information. Quotations linked to specific biographies are also included, as well as an appealing new look and structure for W. E. B. DuBois’s “Exhibit of American Negroes” in the Primary Sources section. Features: Biographies: more than 3,700 biographies, many with links to select quotes from the subject Events and Topics: entries on topics such as court cases and legislation; key social, literary, and artistic movements; daily life and living conditions; important organizations; themes; and more Primary Sources: excerpts and full texts of primary source documents with brief introductions Timelines: a general timeline with hundreds of entries spanning more than 500 years of black history, a timeline of slavery in America, a timeline of the Civil Rights movement, and a new timeline of the Harlem Renaissance Image Gallery: more than 1,000 historical images with explanatory captions Maps and Charts: original maps and graphs with captions Learning Centers: specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: a spotlight providing an in-depth look at a topic such as the Harlem Renaissance; an Editor's Selection of the Month highlighting an event tied to each month The Exhibit of American Negroes , Paris 1900: a reconstruction of highlights from an exhibit at the 1900 Paris World's Fair.Benefits: African-American History Online provides users with access to thousands of cross-referenced entries on African-American history. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase. They can browse by topic and by time period—from eight historical periods relevant specifically to African-American history. In addition, Biographies can be browsed by Occupation, and Primary Sources by Type. Full citations are available throughout, and users can print, copy, and save all content for personal use. African-American History Online is a valuable and indispensable tool for this important topic of study.
  • An Authoritative, Informative Resource Facts On File's newly redesigned American Indian History Online database offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. Derived from many of Facts On File’s critically acclaimed print titles, this award-winning database is now more accessible and easier to use. Through unique Learning Centers that pull forward hand-picked entries providing a broad, inclusive look at particular eras, this database helps users find the materials they need and leads them to further research. Always a key feature of American Indian History Online , the Tribes and Culture Areas section is now even easier to browse with a helpful tabbed list of tribes, representing more than 500 Native American groups, and a newly designed browse-by-culture-area feature, demonstrating the broad and deep scope of information users have available to them through this one online resource. Features: Tribe Index: a browsable index of more than 500 tribes, accessing all entries on each tribe Culture Area Index: a browsable index of Indian Culture areas, accessing all entries on each culture area Biographies: more than 1,800 biographies of American Indians and non-Indians who interacted with them Events and Topics: entries describing tribes, key concepts and themes, events, court cases and legislation, material culture, organizations, and Indian contributions to North, Meso-, and South American society Primary Sources: primary source documents, many with explanatory captions Timeline: information on 15,000 years of American Indian history, with detailed chronological entries and extensive hyperlinks to related entries Image Gallery: nearly 600 historical images with informative captions Maps and Charts: original maps and charts with captions Legends: traditional stories from tribes and groups around the country, accessible from the Primary Sources browse page Learning Centers: Specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: Tribes and Culture Areas feature, browsable by name and by culture area; an Editor's Selection of the Month highlighting an event tied to each month.Benefits: American Indian History Online uses rare primary source documents and detailed encyclopedia entries to create a distinct, interactive, and multifaceted look at the American indigenous peoples. A full range of maps offers quick visual reference for students, teachers, and researchers. American Indian History Online is also unique in its wide range of subject entries. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase and can browse by topic, by tribe, by culture area,and by time period. In addition, Biographies can be browsed by Occupation, and Primary Sources by Type. Full citations are available throughout, and users can print, copy, and save all content for personal use. American Indian History Online is a valuable and indispensable tool for anyone teaching or studying American Indian history.
  • Formerly called Ancient History & Culture , Ancient and Medieval History Online has been expanded to cover eight civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, and ancient and medieval Asia. Users can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations. This expansive database offers an unprecedented amount of information about these civilizations and their places in history, with content drawn from Facts On File’s acclaimed print references. With 18,000 entries covering prehistory though the 1500s, this newly redesigned online database features a new user-friendly interface, increased functionality, new content, and Learning Centers that pull forward specially selected entries and related topics to encourage easy research. Many new primary sources, as well as new images, new and updated maps, and a timeline that can be viewed through the Learning Centers to focus on the major civilizations—or viewed in its entirety, and sortable by date, are helpful features of this database. Search results are now organized under tabs by record type, so users can more easily locate desired information. Biographies: more than 6,000 profiles of key figures of the ancient and medieval world, including Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Hammurabi I, Mansa Musa I, Montezuma II, William the Conqueror, and Tut'ankhamun Events and Topics: more than 11,000 entries describing the peoples, societies, events, and achievements of ancient and medieval history Primary Sources: excerpts and full text of primary source documents with brief introductions Timeline: nearly 1,700 hyperlinked entries, ranging from the origins of the universe to 1600 CE Images: more than 380 full-color and black-and-white images, illustrating key people, events, and artifacts of each civilization Maps and Charts: original maps and charts with explanatory captions, illustrating key sociological and historical concepts Learning Centers: specially selected entries on different areas of interest to help users find a starting point for their research Special Features: a spotlight providing an in-depth look at a topic such as Greek mythology; a Focus On feature highlighting a topic such as archaeology, with images and links. Benefits: Ancient and Medieval History Online provides the histories of eight civilizations from the ancient world to the medieval era, and their respective places within the larger context of world history. An extensive network of hyperlinks guides users through the vast content to related topics and stimulates further research. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase and can browse by topic and by civilization. In addition, Biographies can be browsed by Occupation, and Primary Sources by Type. Ancient and Medieval History Online is the ideal source for reliable, authoritative information on the myriad people, places, events, and cultures of the ancient and medieval world.
  • Based on Facts On File's critically acclaimed Maps On File ® and Geography On File ™, this comprehensive database combines more than 1,500 clear, printable, full-color original maps with superb statistical information on more than 200 countries, all 50 U.S. states, the 13 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as the world's continents and major regions. World Atlas blends traditional map-related concepts and information with a flexible interface and stunning visual presentation. Users can retrieve political, outline, elevation, locator, and comparative statistical maps. A wealth of supplemental information is linked to each state, province, and country map, including the location's history, government, flag, vital statistics, and further resources. World Atlas 's maps cover the entire globe, from Afghanistan to Alabama, from Iraq to Antarctica. Users can locate and compare states and countries and take a look at their flags, find their vital statistics, access information on their types of government, read short histories, view chronologies, and obtain directions to further resources. Easy Access to Maps of the World—and Much More In our ever-changing world, it is becoming increasingly important that school and public libraries provide access to reliable, up-to-date, and easy-to-use geography reference materials. World Atlas combines an extensive collection of maps and related statistical information in one interactive resource. Much more practical than traditional print atlases, which are often tedious to search and quickly outdated, World Atlas 's maps, available as PDF files, are current, quickly and easily accessed, and never show the wear of repeated use. The combination of printable and reproducible maps with valuable statistical and historical information makes World Atlas a complete geographic reference, perfect for general reference use and for more focused study in school and public libraries. Features: World Maps: political and outline maps of the world Regional Geographic Maps: political, outline, physical, and elevation maps of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, and South America; political, physical, and outline maps of Australia and Oceania, the Caribbean, the Artic, and Antartica Regional Thematic Maps: colorful maps illustrating demographics, politics, education, and energy statistics for Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, the Caribbean, Europe, North and Central America, and South America Country Profiles: descriptions of more than 200 countries, with political, outline, elevation, regional locator, and world locator maps; land use maps; city and geographical features maps; flags; more than 110 facts and figures for each country; government, legal, and economic information; country constitutions; information about climate and weather, people and culture, ethnic composition, languages, and religion; biographies; history; chronology; images; and further resources U.S. State Profiles: descriptions of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with political, outline, elevation, county, and locator maps; regional maps; city and geographical features maps; flags; state symbols; more than 110 facts and figures for each state; government information; biographies; chronology; images; and further resources Canadian Province Profiles: descriptions of all 13 Canadian provinces, with political, outline, elevation, and locator maps; city and geographical features maps; flags; images; more than 110 facts and figures for each province; government information; biographies; chronology; and further resources Comparison/Ranking Tool: a valuable tool that compares and ranks countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces using selected statistics Gazetteer: entries on more than 7,000 geographical features, including over 1,500 entries on major world and U.S. cities, plus entries on all U.S. state capitals.
  • Science Online is a curriculum-oriented database that offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences. Diagrams, experiments, essays, definitions, and biographies are arranged by topic and contain thousands of hyperlinks that create thematic paths through the content. This award-winning database contains extensive information on a broad range of scientific disciplines. The content is organized by subject area and by the National Science Education Standards. All material can be saved, e-mailed, or printed for educational purposes, and Boolean search capabilities help users maximize the potential of this powerful database. An Authoritative and Highly Visual Science Resource Science Online conveys the continuously evolving and visual nature of the discipline by providing users with easy access to thousands of science diagrams—many in full color—not available in any similar product. Users can follow an extensive network of hyperlinks through the vast content to related topics. They can search by keyword or phrase, browse by topic or subject area, or use the A-to-Z index. A help page; high-quality print, copy, and save capabilities; and full database citations are also available. Organized by the National Science Education Standards for grades 6-12, Science Online is the ideal online science resource, with expansive coverage and information in a variety of useful formats. Material within each feature—biographies, essays, definitions, diagrams, experiments, and the timeline—is arranged according to the following scientific disciplines: Animal Anatomy Environmental Science Astronomy and Space Technology General Science Atomic Physics Genetics Biochemistry Health and Medicine Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology Botany Marine Science Chemistry Physics Computer Science Weather and Climate Earth Science Features: Biographies: approximately 2,500 biographies of key scientists throughout history, many with accompanying images Essays: more than 6,000 essays on current issues in science, technology, and society Definitions: more than 29,000 definitions Diagrams: more than 3,300 printable diagrams, many in full color Experiments: more than 600 science experiments covering key principles of science, indexed by grade range and subject category Timeline: more than 5,600 chronology entries, organized by time period or scientific topic, updated through 2005 National Science Education Standards.
  • Facts On File's Health Reference Center is a comprehensive encyclopedic database containing thousands of hyperlinked entries organized into four major categories: conditions and diseases, mental health, health and wellness, and body systems. It provides clear information on the causes, cures, key research, medical terms, symptoms, treatments and trends, and organizations in each field of study. Each content area is searchable by keyword and has a browsable A-to-Z index. A list of links also allows the user to easily find more focused topics within each of the content areas. Easy to navigate, Health Reference Center is the ultimate resource for authoritative information on today's most pressing health topics and concerns—written in language everyone can understand. Reliable full-text entries from critically acclaimed encyclopedias—instead of complex and difficult-to-understand medical journals or less comprehensive popular newspapers—are provided. Features include a clickable food pyramid, an HIV and AIDS timeline, and a searchable database of medical tests. Features: Conditions and Diseases: more than 13,400 entries on all aspects of numerous conditions and diseases—including deafness and hearing disorders, cancer, infertility, skin disorders, and more—covering symptoms, treatments, prevention, resources and organizations, tests, and a wealth of other invaluable information Mental Health: more than 6,000 entries providing extensive information on key health topics such as anxiety disorders, depression, drug and substance abuse, sleep and sleep disorders, suicide, and more Health and Wellness: more than 5,600 entries covering a wide range of contemporary issues such as adoption, nutrition, obesity and weight loss, senior health, women's health, and more Body Systems: more than 3,500 entries related to the many body systems, including the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, nervous system, and more—providing users with information on the anatomy and physiology for each system as well as associated topics, such as related conditions and diseases. Benefits: Health Reference Center is an invaluable resource that provides clear and comprehensive information on today's most pressing health topics and key social concerns. Using a powerful search engine to help users navigate the extensive range of accessible material, this online database ensures easy access to its authoritative content. Thousands of hyperlinks within entries stimulate further research by directing users to related subjects and entries within the database. Full citations are available throughout, and users can print, copy, and save all content for personal use. This comprehensive resource is an extremely useful tool for anyone who needs straightforward reference information on all types of health-related subjects and social issues.
  • Curriculum Resource Center gives teachers fast access to printable teacher-handout material for the middle, high school, and junior college curriculum. Making Facts On File's broad range of authoritative, curriculum-supporting loose-leaf binder reference materials available in a user-friendly electronic format, this expansive collection of maps, diagrams, images, problem sets, and other visual educational resources is conveniently arranged by subject (e.g., historical timelines, geography, science diagrams). Each handout can be saved, e-mailed, printed, or distributed for educational purposes. Clean, Clear, Visual Learning Aids By presenting concepts visually, Curriculum Resource Center delivers a wealth of clear, informative, supplemental material. Covering core subject areas including U.S. and world history, science, and geography, Curriculum Resource Center is the ideal tool for maximizing classroom resources. The curriculum-related handouts present visual information on key concepts, events, people, and places in a variety of formats. Comprehensive and easy to use, this one-stop resource provides easy access to an unprecedented array of content for teachers seeking material to supplement their textbooks. Features: History: history entries, matching curriculum standards and including approximately 2,000 historical images that cover the entire span of world and U.S. history Historical Timelines: timelines covering all regions of the world and placing historical events in perspective Geography: more than 900 printable maps—geographical maps, including political, elevation, and outline maps of continents, regions, and every country, U.S. state, and Canadian province or territory; historical maps, covering all time periods and world areas; and statistical maps, with information on population and other social and economic indicators Science Diagrams: diagrams, many in full color, facilitating visually oriented learning of key science topics from all sections of the curriculum Science Experiments: hands-on activities for science education in subjects such as biology, chemistry, forensic science, and space Mathematics: problem sets ranging from simple to advanced levels, arranged by subject—algebra, geometry, and calculus Physical Education and Health: handouts organized into health topics—from diet and mental health to sports rules My Folders: a unique, easy-to-manage feature that allows users to create password-protected folders to which individual handouts can be saved.
  • Facts On File's Curriculum Resource Center Junior Edition is an electronic library of printable teacher handouts that combines Facts On File's acclaimed On File™ print reference materials with powerful search capabilities and an attractive, user-friendly interface. The engaging, accessible, and reproducible On File™ binder content that librarians and educators have come to know and trust is now available online in one easy-to-use database. Curriculum Resource Center Junior Edition 's expansive collection of reproducible handouts, many of which are PDF files, is conveniently arranged by type of resource (e.g., maps, timelines, science diagrams) and can be saved, e-mailed, printed, or distributed for educational purposes. Superb Visual, Curriculum-based Content By presenting concepts visually, Curriculum Resource Center Junior Edition delivers a wealth of clear, informative, supplemental material that will enhance the elementary curriculum. From maps and flags of the world to science projects to job descriptions for kids with a variety of interests, it is the ideal tool for maximizing classroom resources. Curriculum Resource Center Junior Edition is a user-friendly database geared toward elementary-level teachers and students. With biographies and detailed information on states and careers, these curriculum-related handouts present visual information on key concepts, events, and people in a variety of formats, including maps, timelines, projects, diagrams, and images. Comprehensive and easy to use, this one-stop resource provides fast access to an unprecedented array of printable educational content. Features: People in History: biographical profiles accompanied by photographs or illustrations of key figures in American history, including artists, politicians, scientists, athletes, and others Events in History: culturally inclusive entries with photographs and illustrations, spanning U.S. history from precolonial times to the present Countries and States: printable maps, flags, and facts for more than 200 countries and nations and all 50 states—including outline, elevation, and locator maps for each country and state, as well as agriculture and industry maps for each state, and printable color and outline versions of each flag; fun facts and state history; and region maps that allow users to access information on a country simply by clicking on the area Timelines: clear, illustrated timelines, tracing human development from prehistory through the present day Science Diagrams: diagrams, many in full color, illustrating key concepts in the science curriculum Science Projects: experiments in all the major sciences as well as projects that have been adapted for students with special needs, encouraging an active, hands-on approach to science education Career Ideas: more than 150 job description profiles for kids with all sorts of interests-from music, art, and computers to animals, writing, science, and math, and a questionnaire for kids who are not sure what they want to do My Folders: a unique, easy-to-manage feature that allows users to create password-protected folders to which individual handouts can be saved.
  • Based on Facts On File’s extensive print literature collection, Literary Reference Online examines the lives and works of great writers throughout history. Unlike many resources, this database not only contains information on thousands of authors and their major and minor works but also an archive of 35,000 characters, as well as extensive glossary and subject entries featuring historical events and their impact on literature. As diverse as it is authoritative, Literary Reference Online includes hyperlinked entries on world writers, literary criticism, major and minor characters, and literary genres and movements. This completely accessible virtual library is sure to become a standard resource for all school and public libraries. Easy-to-use Browse and Search Functions Handy browse and search features lead readers quickly and easily through the database, providing cross-referenced links and numerous options for further research. A left-hand menu allows users to search the different content categories—authors, works, characters, and glossary entries—making it easy to find exactly what is desired. In addition to searching, users can also browse each content category for more specific results—by time period within American, British, or world literature; by author type, including Novelists, Poets, and Travel Writers; by literary genre, including Drama, Essays and Speeches, and Short Stories; and by an A-to-Z list. Author biographies link users to literary criticism or overviews of major works, and works are linked to a complete list of characters. Features include: Authors: biographies of thousands of authors from around the world, searchable by author name or browsable by type of writing or time periods ranging from ancient to modern Works: information about literary works from poems to plays, with entries explaining key plot points, major themes, social context, and literary importance—searchable by work or browsable by title, genre, or time period Characters: an accessible guide to more than 35,000 major and minor literary characters that allows readers to learn where particular characters first appeared, what part they played in the plot, and how they are related to other literary characters Glossary Entries: definitions of literary terms, as well as in-depth articles on literary movements, literary groups, magazines and newspapers, and historical events that help place literature in context Featured Authors: a major author featured each month—such as William Shakespeare and Ernest Hemingway—connecting readers to an extensive list of works, characters, biographies, and critical essays.
  • Sample authors include: Saul Bellow Charles Dickens F. Scott Fitzgerald Henrik Ibsen James Joyce Herman Melville Toni Morrison Mark Twain Edith Wharton Virginia Woolf. Sample works include: Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner) Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol) “ The Fall of the House of Usher” (Edgar Allan Poe) “ Franny and Zooey” (J. D. Salinger) Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman) Philosophical Dictionary (Voltaire) A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry) “ A Very Short Story” (Ernest Hemingway). Sample characters include: Captain Ahab ( Moby-Dick ) Molly Bloom ( Ulysses ) Holden Caulfield ( Catcher in the Rye ) Tess Durbeyfield ( Tess of the D'Urbervilles ) Eugene H. Henderson ( Henderson the Rain King ) Tom Joad ( The Grapes of Wrath ) William Lee ( Naked Lunch ) Shylock ( The Merchant of Venice ). Sample glossary entries include: Abstract expressionism Edwardian Geneva school Kabbalah Magic realism Malapropism Warsaw Ghetto Zen.
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  • Facts on File http://www.factsonfile.com/ Bonnie Barnes Educational Consultant Library and Instructional Media Services Education Service Center Region XI
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    • “ Franny and Zooey” (J. D. Salinger)
    • Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)
    • Philosophical Dictionary (Voltaire)
    • A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
    • “ A Very Short Story” (Ernest Hemingway).
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    • Captain Ahab ( Moby-Dick )
    • Molly Bloom ( Ulysses )
    • Holden Caulfield ( Catcher in the Rye )
    • Tess Durbeyfield ( Tess of the D'Urbervilles )
    • Eugene H. Henderson ( Henderson the Rain King )
    • Tom Joad ( The Grapes of Wrath )
    • William Lee ( Naked Lunch )
    • Shylock ( The Merchant of Venice ).
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    • Edwardian
    • Geneva school
    • Kabbalah
    • Magic realism
    • Malapropism
    • Warsaw Ghetto
    • Zen
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