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Full text of more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, and dictionaries — all from well-respected publishers

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A collection of ebooks on various subjects.
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A collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. You can search a single book, within a subject or across the library’s entire book collection.
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From immigration to stem cells to texting while driving, Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers more than 13,000 pro/con views, over 1,000 court case overviews and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles.

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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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This book explains how these processes of being born as an American citizen and becoming naturalized as an adult work.

Provides a historical overview of the issues of civil disobedience, social justice, nationalism, populism, violent demonstrations and race relations.

The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements is the first major reference work on the subject that seeks to examine these movements in all their complexity, power and significance.

Encyclopedia of Sociology2nd ed., 5v, 2001

This classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.

This book discusses epidemics and pandemics, their impact on public health, and how they shape and are shaped by political, economic, and social forces. It offers historical and contemporary examples and case studies. It explains what an epidemic is, how it emerges and spreads, what diseases might become epidemics, how they are tracked/prevented/combated, impacts of such factors as air travel and antibiotic resistance, and roles played by public health agencies and the media.

This work covers a broad range of issues. It highlights the contemporary issues that affect societies around the world. Its emphasis of coverage in each chapter is less on the technical and conceptual aspects of the issue at hand and more on its social ramifications.

This work examines the world’s indigenous peoples, their cultures, the countries in which they reside, and the issues that impact these groups. It highlights the complex relationships between native groups and the physical and social environments in which they live

Provides an overview of pandemics throughout history.

An encyclopedia of the social issues, movements, conditions and policies of the United States

This encyclopedia is as an essential resource for those engaged in independent research, and professionals whose work involves caring for the dead, dying, and bereaved. It will also be of great interest to general readers intrigued by the social, medical, and cultural dimensions to human mortality. It offers a highly relevant examination of the social and historical variation in the rituals, practices, and beliefs surrounding the end of life.

This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

This encyclopedia aids readers in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples and related interpersonal relationships.