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- Writer’s Reference Center
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- Science Online
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- Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
- American History Online
- Issues & Controversies
- Issues & Controversies In American History
- Video On Demand
- World News Digest
- Today's Science
- Bloom's Literary Reference Online
- Health Reference Center
- African-American History Online
- American Indian History Online
- American Women's History Online
- Modern World History Online
- Ancient and Medieval History Online
- World Atlas
- Curriculum Resource Center
- Biomes of the Earth Online
- Energy and the Environment Online
- Essential Chemistry Online
- Genes and Disease Online
- Genetics and Evolution Online
- Global Warming Online
- Green Technology Online
- Physics in Action Online
- The Plant World Online
- The Human Body: How It Works Online
- Exploring Career Clusters Online
- Top Careers with a Two-Year Degree Online
- Global Exploration Online
- Great Empires of the Past Online
- America at War Online
- Life in America Online
- Your Government: How It Works Online
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Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today's crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Its straightforward presentation of the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today's most important and timely issues makes the database an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments. Includes full coverage of each National High School Debate topic.
Issues & Controversies in American History offers in-depth explorations of the key issues in U.S. history—from religious freedom in the colonies to the war in Iraq—as they were seen at the time. Totally redesigned and now featuring 25 enhanced lessons, each introduced by an exciting, original three-minute video that gives visual context to the issues and controversy covered by the article. Learning objectives, discussion questions, teacher resources and pintable activity sheets, along with self-assessment quizzes make this a great classroom/homework tool! This educational resource also includes articles, primary source documents, biographies, timelines, images, charts, and much more!
World News Digest brings seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print together with the most recent coverage and thousands of additional resources. Researchers can follow a story ahead in time and back in time, and obtain the background information they need to understand its significance.
Today's Science bridges the gap between the science taught in the classroom and real-world discoveries. In addition to accurate, engaging, and timely articles written especially for students, this news service database includes a science fair guide, interviews with current scientists, suggestions for research topics, and much more.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online is the definitive source for literary criticism from Harold Bloom, with essays and criticism on thousands of great writers and their works, an archive of 46,000 characters, plus articles on topics and themes, specific advice on how to write good essays on popularly assigned authors, a timeline, video segments, and a special feature on Professor Harold Bloom’s Western Literary Canon.
Chelsea House Biographies is a user-friendly online resource for the biography needs of middle and high school students. Featuring more than 300 full-length biographies from Chelsea House, the leading publisher of biographies for the school and library market. The award-winning content includes both contemporary and historical subjects from world leaders and famed explorers to popular celebrities and key figures from various cultural backgrounds. Additional resources for writing a report, avoiding plagiarism and citing sources make this a great addition to any library resources.
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Science Online contains extensive information on the full spectrum of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats, including printable diagrams, illustrations, images, videos, and flash animations. The content is organized by subject area and type of resource, and is available with and without experiments and state and national education standards.
Health Reference Center contains thousands of hyperlinked entries organized into five major categories—body systems, diseases and disorders, drug abuse and addiction, mental health and developmental disorders, and nutrition and wellness—plus important health content focusing on teens, women, men, children, and seniors.
The new U.S. Government Online provides an in-depth look at the structure, function, and history of the U.S. government—providing students with the tools they need to understand how the government works, who the key players are, and what its role is in the everyday lives of citizens. The easy-to-navigate interface allows users to find relevant essays; primary source documents; images and videos; tables, charts, and maps; and news articles.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center provides detailed profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries; invaluable advice on career skills; more than 55,000 resource entries; sample résumés and cover letters; a school search feature with exclusive information from Peterson’s Nelnet, LLC; a career interest assessment tool; and much more!
American History Online spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history. Thousands of biographies, subject entries, timeline entries, primary sources, images and videos, and maps cover the entire spectrum of the American experience, providing the most comprehensive range of information in a single source.
African-American History Online explores more than 500 years of the African-American experience. The informative, extensively hyperlinked entries in this comprehensive database include primary source documents, images, videos, maps, charts, general and topic-specific timelines, and more. Unique Learning Centers pull forward hand-picked entries within each major era, serving as ideal starting points for research. Culled from many of Facts On File’s critically acclaimed print titles, this unique, comprehensive reference explores all aspects of the African-American experience.
American Indian History Online offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history, plus browsable indexes of Indian culture areas and more than 600 tribes. Event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries allow for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
American Women’s History Online contains biographies; historical and topical subject entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images, and videos covering more than 500 years of American women’s history. In addition to a general timeline, three unique timelines cover the history of reproductive rights and technology, women in politics, and the American women’s suffrage movement.
Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.
Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and Islamic Empire—from prehistory to the 1500s. This highly acclaimed resource is excellent for in-depth research or comparative studies across civilizations.
World Atlas combines more than 500 reproducible, full-color maps with superb statistical information on more than 200 nations, the 50 states, the 13 Canadian provinces and territories, regions, and continents. 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. Current events news articles complement the valuable statistical and historical information available and make World Atlas a complete geographic reference, perfect for general reference use and for more focused study in school and public libraries.
Curriculum Resource Center provides an electronic library of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This comprehensive collection features thousands of fact sheets, timelines, images, maps, full-color diagrams, experiments, math activities, and much more!
The World Almanac® for Kids Online expands on the contents of The World Almanac® for Kids print edition, along with other award-winning reference books from The World Almanac® and Facts On File. This engaging resource contains kid-friendly content, resources for reports and research, and a dynamic home page with daily features. A natural complement to the curriculum, this entertaining online site helps kids develop online research skills with a trusted source.
The World Almanac® offers 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 new online resource puts the reference shelf staple at users’ fingertips, with thousands of facts not available elsewhere online.
World Geography and Culture Online enhances the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills, providing both facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country and U.S. state entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, compare and rank tools, and much more.
World Religions Online features focused and thorough coverage of religions and spiritual traditions from around the world. Ideal for religious studies and social studies classrooms, this user-friendly online resource features an easy-to-navigate interface, gateway pages that focus on the world’s major religions, timelines, fact files, media galleries, and much more.
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. Correlated to educational standards, this online resource includes media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Biomes of the Earth Online provides a comprehensive examination of the history, technology, science, and environmental and social implications associated with the production of energy. Containing interviews with prominent people in the field, this online resource is correlated to educational standards and includes media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Essential Chemistry Online expands the coverage of fundamental aspects of chemistry through concrete, real-life examples, original videos, and clear, accessible narrative. This online resource is correlated to educational standards and includes media galleries and many teacher resources.
Genes and Disease Online describes what scientists know and what they hope to learn in the near future about the mysteries of genetic disease. With appealing videos and informative text, the online resource is correlated to national and state educational standards and includes media galleries, glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Genetics and Evolution Online provides up-to-date research on key issues in the field of biology to explain how the history of scientific ideas and methods connects to today’s research. Correlated to educational standards, this eLearning Module includes image galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Global Warming Online covers all of the important climatic issues that need to be addressed in order to understand the problem of global warming—from fossil fuels and pollution to changing ecosystems. Correlated to educational standards, this online resource includes media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Green Technology Online provides an in-depth look at the Earth’s increasing environmental problems and the new and current methods for repairing and restoring the environment. Featuring lively text and images, this online resource is correlated to the educational standards and includes image galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Physics in Action Online explores the absorbing science of matter and energy, from the smallest particles that make up matter to the immense forces that move the continents. Correlated to educational standards, this eLearning Module includes original videos, media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
The Plant World Online explores the most interesting aspects of plant biology, with a focus on the interrelationships between plants and humans, through engaging text, images, and videos. Correlated to educational standards, this eLearning Module includes media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
The Human Body: How It Works Online investigates the systems and processes of the human body, from organ systems to cells, through original videos and images and engaging text. Correlated to educational standards, it includes media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Exploring Career Clusters Online offers information on more than 300 jobs, covering 16 broad occupational categories with engaging videos and narrative. Based on the Career Clusters created by the Department of Education, this outstanding online resource includes each Cluster—from education and training to finance, health science to manufacturing, and more.
Top Careers with a Two-Year Degree Online features informative videos made specifically to support the detailed text, covering the many in-demand careers in various industries that requires on an associate’s degree, along with tips for job success, finding financial aid, and more. This online resource includes video galleries and teacher resources.
Global Exploration Online details the wonders, anxieties, and achievements of explorers through engaging text and videos, vivid photographs and illustrations, and detailed maps. Correlated to educational standards, this online resource includes media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Great Empires of the Past Online uses engaging videos and text to narrate the stories of the most important empires in world history, exploring their rise and fall, spheres of influence, key events, daily life, and signification personalities. Correlated to educational standards, this eLearning Module includes media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
America at War Online provides a clear understanding, through videos, words, and pictures, of the violent confrontations that have shaped U.S. history. Significant details from participants, key battles, and major innovations in weaponry and tactics are vividly described. It is correlated to educational standards and includes media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.
Life in America Online offers a fascinating glimpse into the social history of the nation, covering everything from the foods people ate to popular pastimes in nine different eras. Featuring captivating videos and narrative, this eLearning Module includes support materials such as media galleries, linked glossary terms, timelines, and information on the key people of each era.
Your Government: How It Works Online introduces readers to the major branches and key players of the federal government. Enlivened by captivating videos, images, and descriptive text, this engrossing resource is ideal for student research and features media galleries, linked glossary terms, and teacher resources.