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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection contains more than 600 full-text encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Praeger, and Libraries Unlimited. Users can search across all titles at one time, as well as save searches, notes, and bookmarked entries. Subject areas include:
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EBSCOhost eBooks looks at the broad range of events, people, movements, and political, social, economic, and cultural issues that have shaped America and the world from earliest times to the present day. It contains revised editions of M.E. Sharpe books, more than 1,000 vetted web sites, a primary source archive consisting of 500 documents, images, and audio/visual clips, and more than 2,000 photos. eBooks include:


U.S.
History and Culture

  • Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History
  • Settlement of America: Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion from Jamestown to the Closing of the Frontier
  • Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History
  • Civil War and Reconstruction: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History
  • Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Jazz Age: From the End of World War I to the Great Crash
  • Encyclopedia of the Great Depression and New Deal
  • Post War America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History
  • America in World History
  • American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History
  • American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change
  • American Presidential Campaigns and Elections
  • Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices
  • Democratic, Republican and Third Parties: An Encyclopedia
  • Encyclopedia of American Folklife
  • Encyclopedia of American Social Movements
  • Presidential Campaigns and Elections
  • Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia

Global History and Culture

  • Booms and Busts: An Encyclopedia of Economic History from Tulipmania of the 1630s to the Global Financial Crisis of the 21st Century
  • Civilizations and Societies: Ancient and Modern Worlds
  • Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II
  • Global History: Cultural Encounters from Antiquity to the Present
  • Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia
  • World Clothing and Fashion: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence
  • World Monarchies and Dynasties
  • World Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains more than 400 Gale reference titles, all cross- searchable with other Gale periodical databases and resource centers. eBooks are available in two formats: text with graphics and PDF. All eBook articles include a bibliography, a list of web sites, a citation, and a hyperlinked list of related articles. Each eBook reference library set contains biographies, primary sources, and an almanac for the time period. Subject areas include:
  • Arts
  • Biography
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  • Education
  • Environment
  • General Reference
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Nation and World
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Science

Infobase Publishing eBooks contains the complete texts of Facts on File and Chelsea House print books in the areas of history, science, social issues and literature. Infobase eBooks include images and graphics, and they are fully cross-searchable. Current titles include:
  • Ancient History
  • Current Issues
  • Economy and Business
  • Literature
  • Medical and Health
  • Military History and Wars
  • Science and Tehnology
  • U.S. History
  • World History
Ancient History
  • Empire of the Aztecs, Revised Edition
  • Empire of the Incas, Revised Edition
  • Empire of the Islamic World, Revised Edition
  • Empire of the Maya
  • Empire of the Medieval West Africa, Revised Edition
  • Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rom

Current Issues

  • Global Warming
  • Human Trafficking
  • Religion and State
  • Weapons and Mass Destruction

Economy and Business

  • Entrepreneurship
  • History of Economic Thought
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microecnomics

Literature

  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams, New Edition
  • Critical Companion to George Orwell
  • Encyclopedia of the Contemporary Writers and Their Work
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, New Edition
  • Invisible Man
  • Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison, New Edition
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, New Edition
  • Ralph Ellison, New Edition
  • Tennessee Williams, Updated Edition
  • The Kite Runner
  • The Odyssey
  • The Odyssey - Homer, Updated Edition
  • The Road
  • The Stranger
  • The Stranger - Albert Camus, New Edition
  • The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, New Edition

Medical and Health

  • Brain and the Mind
  • Developmental Psychology
  • History, Perspectives, and Applications
  • Learning and Thinking
  • Methods and Measurements
  • Personality and Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Military History and War

  • Afghanistan War
  • The Algerian War
  • The Battle of Britain
  • The Bolshevik Revolution
  • The French Revolution and the Rise of Napolean
  • The Iranian Revolution
  • Iraq War, Revised Editon
  • King Philip's War
  • Korean War, Revised Edition
  • The Mexican Revolution
  • Persian Gulf War, Revised Edition
  • Plains Indians Wars, Revised Edition
  • Revolutionary War, Revised Edition
  • Vietnam War, Revised Edition
  • War of 1812, Revised Edition

Science and Technology

  • Biofuels
  • Changing Ecosystems
  • Climate Management
  • Climate Systems
  • Coal and Oil
  • Fossil Fuels and Pollution
  • Freshwater Supply
  • Global Warming Cycles
  • Global Warming Trends
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Natural Gas and Hydrogen
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Solar and Geothermal Energy
  • Wind and Water

U.S. History

  • A New Deal for Women: A Cultural History of Women in America
  • Abolitionism
  • Code Talkers and Warriors
  • Colonialism
  • Contemporary America
  • Daughters of Liberty: A Cultural History of Women in America
  • Early National Period and Expansion
  • Expansionism
  • Federalism
  • Finding an Identity: A Cultural History of Women in America
  • Immigration
  • Industrialism
  • Internationalism
  • Isolationism
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Nationalism
  • Postwar America
  • Progressivism
  • Red Power
  • Religion and State
  • Sports in America: 2000-2009
  • Strength in Numbers: A Cultural History of Women in America
  • Terrorism
  • The Age of Reform
  • The Alamo
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The Colonial and Revolutionary Era
  • The Early National Period and Expansion
  • The Gilded Age
  • The Great Depression
  • The Great Depression and World War II
  • The Modern Feminist Movement: A Cultural History of Women in America
  • The Pony Express
  • The Prohibition Era
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Underground Railroad
  • Winning the White House 2008
  • Women at War: A Cultural History of Women in America
  • Women Claim the Vote: A Cultural History of Women in America
  • Women of Today: A Cultural History of Women in America

World History

  • Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan
  • The End of Apartheid in South Africa
  • The Great Irish Famine

Marshall Cavendish eBooks
  • Clean Air and Clean Water Acts
  • Drugs of Abuse
  • Everyday Life in the Renaissance
  • Family Health A to Z
  • Great Escapes: The Khmer Rouge
  • Great Escapes: The Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Heroes and Heroines of Greece and Rome
  • Human Body from A to Z
  • Landmark Legislation: Clean Air and Water Acts
  • Landmark Legislation: The Health Care Act
  • Landmark Legislation: Taft-Hartley Act
  • Landmark Legislation: Freedom of Information Act
  • Landmark Legislation: Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Life in Medieval Muslim World: The City
  • Life in Medieval Muslim World: The Countryside
  • Life in Medieval Muslim World: Faith
  • Life in Medieval Muslim World: The Palace
  • Myths of the World: The Ancient Greeks
  • Myths of the World: The Ancient Romans
  • Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment

Salem Health provides access to the complete content found in printed Salem reference sets. Titles include:

Magill's Medical Guide, 7th Edition
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues, and address recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

Salem History provides access to the complete content found in printed Salem reference sets. Titles include:

The Decade Series

Covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada. Each set includes hundreds of photographs of the decade's people and events, as well as numerous graphs, charts, and sidebars highlighting facts and trends from the era.

  • The Twenties in America
  • The Thirties in America
  • The Forties in America
  • The Fifties in America
  • The Sixties in America
  • The Seventies in America
  • The Eighties in America
  • The Nineties in America
  • The 2000s in America
Defining Documents in American History
  • American Revolution (1754-1805)
  • American West (1836-1900)
  • Civil War (1860-1865)
  • Emergence of Modern America (1874-1917)
  • Exploration & Colonial America (1492-1755)
  • Manifest Destiny and the New Nation (1803-1859)
  • Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)
  • The 1920s (1920-1929)
  • The 1930s (1930-1939)
  • World War I (1914-1919)
Milestone Documents

Contains full-text primary source documents from U.S. and world history. Each entry begins with an overview section that outlines the importance of the document. Subsequent sections include "Context," which discusses the historical context of the document, a "Time Line" of key events, a brief biographical profile of the author(s), the "Explanation and Analysis of the Document" the intended audience and the impact the document had. Essays also include a detailed bibliography, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, key quotes from the document, and questions for further study.

  • American History
  • World History

Great Lives from History

Contains biographies of important men and women in all areas of achievement. Each article is divided into three parts: Early Life provides facts about the individual's upbringing and a pronunciation of the subject's name (if unusual); Life's Work provides a straightforward account of the period during which the individual's most significant achievements were made; Significance provides an overview of the individual's place in history. Each essay is supplemented by an annotated bibliography and contains lists of related articles in the companion publication, Great Events from History.

  • The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E.
  • The Middle Ages, 477-1453

Great Events From History

Each article begins with ready-reference listings, including a summary of the event and its significance, its locale, a categorization of the event, and a listing of the major figures in the event. The text of each essay is divided into Summary of Event and Significance sections, so that each event is described fully and its impact analyzed. Each essay has an annotated list of suggestions for further reading.

  • The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E.
  • The Middle Ages, 477-1453

Encyclopedia of American Immigration

Contains essays on the history of American immigration, including where immigrants have come from and why; how they have adapted to their new homeland; how they have contributed to American culture and society; how government policies have changed; and how American immigration history has fit into wordwide migration patterns. Other essays cover events, laws and treaties, organizations and institutions, and Supreme Court rulings on immigration. In addition, every state has its own essay, and there are articles on 45 individual immigrants who had a signficant impact on the United States.


Salem Literature provides access to the complete content found in printed Salem books and reference sets. Titles include:

Critical Insights Series

Features classic and current literary criticism and focuses on an individual author's entire body of work and on single works of literature.
Critical Insights: Themes
  • American Multicultural Identity
  • American Road Literature
  • American Sports Fiction
  • Coming of Age
  • Crime and Detective Fiction
  • Crisis of Faith
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Dystopia
  • Family
  • Gender, Sex & Sexuality
  • Good and Evil
  • Hero's Quest
  • Literature of Protest
  • Magical Realism
  • Midwestern Literature
  • Nature and Environment
  • Political Fiction
  • Southern Gothic Literature
  • Sports Fiction Literature
  • Technology and Humanity
  • The American Comic Book
  • The American Dream
  • The American Thriller
  • The Fantastic
  • The Graphic Novel
  • The Hero's Quest
  • The Slave Narrative
  • War

Critical Insights: Authors

  • Sherman Alexie
  • Jane Austen
  • James Baldwin
  • Emily Dickinson
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Robert Frost
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Langston Hughes
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Arthur Miller
  • Toni Morrison
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • George Orwell
  • Sylvia Plath
  • John Steinbeck
  • Alice Walker
  • Tennessee Williams

Critical Insights: Works

  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Jane Eyre
  • King Lear
  • Mrs. Dalloway
  • The Awakening
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
Critical Surveys
  • Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes
  • Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme, and Technique
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction
  • Critical Survey of Poetry: American Poets
  • Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish & Commonwealth Poets
  • Critical Survey of Poetry: European Poets
  • Critical Survey of Poetry: World Poets
  • Critical Survey of Poetry: Cumulative Indexes
  • Critical Survey of Poetry: Topical Essays
  • Critical Survey of Shakespeare's Sonnets
  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction: American Writers
  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction: British, Irish & Commonwealth Writers
  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction: European Writers
  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction: World Writers
  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Cumulative Indexes
  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Topical Essays

Introduction to Literary Context

  • Plays
Magill's Literary Annuals
  • 1977-2011
  • Cumulative Author Index
  • Cumulative Title Index

Salem Science provides access to the complete content found in printed Salem reference sets. Titles include:

Encyclopedia of Global Warming
Provides comprehensive coverage of global warming and climate change and includes essays about animals, astronomy, chemistry and geochemistry, climatic events and epochs, cryology and glaciology, diseases and health effects, economics, industries, and products, energy, environmentalism, conservation, and ecosystems, ethics, human rights, and social justice, fossil fuels, geology and geography, laws, treaties, and protocols, meteorology and atmospheric sciences, nations and peoples, oceanography, organizations and agencies, physics and geophysics, plants and vegetation, pollution and waste, science and technology, transportation, and water resources.

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