Structured primarily for non-specialists, this series has more than 62,000 cross references to related science and technology articles. It provides the widest possible range of articles that will be understandable and useful to those of modest technical training who want to obtain information outside their particular field of specialization.
This 10-volume encyclopedia contains articles that are interesting and accessible to those who do not have a strong background in science as well as those who do. Describing phenomena you see around you every day, entries also include information on the cutting edge of science to help you understand theories and discoveries you may see reported in the news.
ScienceDirect is one of the largest online collections of published scientific research available. It contains over 25% of the world’s science, technology and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. You can also search an archive of over 6 million articles, as well as reference works, numerous book series and handbooks.
In reading a novel, you can easily spot such features as theme, characters and plot, but overlook more subtle elements: viewpoint, mood, tone, symbolism or the use of humor. Novels for Students helps readers analyze for message and determine how and why that message is communicated. Each volume has a mix of both classic and contemporary novels for which information is often hard to find.
This series is an extensive and authoritative guide to the most important living novelists in the English language, selected by a group of distinguished critics, editors and writers of modern fiction. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a complete list of separately published books and a signed essay. Some 600 novelists are included.
Magill OnLiterature Plus is the definitive online source for editorially reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature. It also provides access to information on notable authors from 15 complete Salem Press sets containing a total of 62 volumes. This database has images for many well-known authors and embedded hyperlinks that refer readers to related author essays.
This 3-volume series allows you to examine the beginning and development of a brand-new society from point zero – the arrival of Indians in America – through the first manned lunar landing in 1969. Written by some 150 history professors and scholars, they analyze more than 1,000 significant events whose consequences have changed the course of history in the Western World.
These volumes trace the lives of great Americans through significant events as they occurred from birth through death. Thanks to the work of 6,000 authors, drawn from nearly every discipline and assigned a topical category, the series ensures that the content is factually accurate and reflects a wide range of judgment and opinion.
CQ Researcher is often the first source recommended to patrons who seek original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Written by seasoned journalists, the database is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment and the economy.
As a tool to assist in the exploration of genre fiction, What Do I Read Next? guides you to current and classic recommendations in six widely read sections: mystery, romance, western, fantasy, horror and science fiction. Experts on the writing in each field compile entries, summarize recently published books and offer alternate reading selections.
This guides serves as a starting point to help teen readers identify authors and titles of genre books. The authors selected represent those who are popular with teens or whose books fit the genre types most requested by this age group, i.e., suspense with a supernatural twist. Many titles appear on or were considered for the annual ALA Best Books for Young Adults list.
NoveList is an electronic reader’s advisory resource which contains materials for all ages including young adults. It allows users to search for novels based on subject, title or author. NoveList also provides access to full-text reviews, book talks, book discussion guides and author read-a-likes. There are now 150,000 fiction titles and over 4,000 custom-created articles on the site.