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Sources in US History - The American Revolution

Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school, community college, and university students. The American Revolution digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--official correspondence, personal letters, collected writings of key figures, political speeches, memoirs and narratives of soldiers and civilians, histories, biographies, contemporary reference works, and other kinds of documents--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.

Science in Context

Science in Context (SCIC) supports high school curricula and university coursework and features authoritative information for science assignments and projects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers and assist educators in creating lesson plans and units of study.

Twayne's Authors Online

Twayne’s Authors Online provides faculty, students and library patrons a unique perspective on the most important authors — their lives, their works and the worlds they lived in. Twayne’s Authors Online was created with input from librarians and ed

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is the world’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, Literature Resource Center’s rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers at all levels will find the information they need on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world

Research in Context

RIC will replace & enhance five separate middle-school resources:Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, Student Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Jr Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition.Choose Student Resource Center to get RIC.

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context (GIC) offers global perspectives on issues and current events of international importance (with more added each month). This is not a pro vs. con database. Rather, GIC ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, cultural, science and health-related issues, as well as headline news from around the world. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations

(GREENR) Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources

http://www.gale.cengage.com/tlist/greenr.xls GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment. GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, video, primary source documents and more in highly accessible research areas covering relevant categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food and others. Researchers view content in a way that resembles the Web, allowing them to easily browse to find answers. 

U.S. History in Context

U.S. History in Context (UHIC) delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from one of the most extensive online collections of historical information available. Providing a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, decades, wars and conflicts, political and cultural movements, people, and more, UHIC is aligned to state and national curriculum standards. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides focused coverage of the most-searched and studied topics—UHIC includes more than 260 topic or portal pages. Portal pages fall into the following types: event, person, and topic.

National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current

Comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photographs and maps, the magazine documents life on our planet and beyond, and interprets the world's sweeping changes through the lens of personal experience. National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Historical newspapers are a key source of information on national as well as local affairs, events and people. They offer incomparable insight into all areas of life, often capturing the political and philosophical viewpoints of the time. These resources provide countless opportunities for researchers and scholars at any level and are essential for an accurate understanding of the vitality and diversity of life in any given time period – especially important for genealogical research.

National Geographic Kids

Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC) is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Unemployment. OVIC is cross-curricular and supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides focused coverage of the most-searched and studied topics—OVIC includes more than 250 topic or portal pages on the most pressing issues of our time.

Questia High School and Archive Bundle

Users of Questia High School have 24/7 access to this online collection of 14,000+ copyrighted books, digitized from cover to cover to include full text, and ranked by Lexile level. Each subscriber logs in with an individual user name and password for access to his/her personal workspace that includes research tools for advanced searching, book marking, highlighting in six colors, note-taking, and automatic citation and bibliography generation. The American Heritage Dictionary, a thesaurus, and World Encyclopedia are also included.

Sources in US History - Civil War

Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections intended for public library patrons as well as high school, community college, and university students. The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.

Shakespeare Collection

The Shakespeare Collection -- a global, online environment for scholarly research -- offers enriched functionality and entirely new possibilities for the study of Shakespeare and his works. Quite simply, The Shakespeare Collection is the subject's most comprehensive and authoritative online resource, bringing together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals, reprinted criticism, primary source material and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare, the world's most recognized scholarly edition. More specifically, this new online environment offers: • The Arden full-text annotated scholarly editions of the complete works of Shakespeare, together with the introduction and critical essays and appendices included in each Arden edition • Full-text criticism on Shakespeare, his works and performance • Full-text journals focusing on a range of literary and interdisciplinary topics, such as the Renaissance, Elizabethan studies, Early Modern English studies, film studies and much more • Selections from Primary Source Microfilm's Prompt book collections • Proprietary reference related to Shakespeare's works, social and historical context relevant to the study of the works and more

World History in Context

World History in Context (WHIC) delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from one of the most extensive online collections of historical information available. Providing a complete overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures and civilizations, world religions, wars and conflicts, political and cultural movements, people, and more, WHIC is aligned to state and national curriculum standards. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides focused coverage of the most-searched and studied topics—WHIC includes more than 245 topic or portal pages. Portal pages fall into the following types: event, person, and topic.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Because of the wide age rage represented in those grades, Kids InfoBits is designed to serve two distinct groups; children in kindergarten through grade two and the more research-savvy kids in grades three through five. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content. Kids InfoBits features: • A drilldown subject topic tree for users who need helping identifying a particular topic • A simple and visually appealing graphic interface. • The ability to listen to or download any article as an MP3 file. • Full-text proprietary reference content from Blackbirch Press that supports the K-5 curriculum • Approximately 100 full-text, age appropriate magazines • Over 7,000 searchable, indexed images • A 5-year backfile that offers relevant and manageable results lists Reference content in Kids InfoBits includes: • Kidbits, 3rd Ed. (Blackbirch Press) • The Blackbirch Encyclopedia of Science and Invention • The Blackbirch Kid's Almanac of Geography • The Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World • The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Edition (includes annual updates) • Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary • Animals with Jobs (KidHaven Press) • Creatures of the Sea (KidHaven Press) • Endangered Animals and Habitats (Lucent Books) • Eye Opener series (Blackbirch Press) • First Facts series (Blackbirch Press) • Natures Predators series (Blackbirch Press) • Returning to Wildlife series (Blackbirch Press) • Tribes of Native America series (Blackbirch Press) • Wild series (Blackbirch Press)

LitFinder

The flagship of Gale’s full-text collections of literary works, LitFinder brings the works in today’s literary canon—and those aspiring to it—online, in an easy to use database. The works and citations available in LitFinder cover all time periods and are international in scope and chosen as most-studied and representative of the time period they represent. LitFinder provides the opportunity for complete appreciation and study of great literary works by offering access to more than 150,000 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays and more. As a stand-alone resource, or as a fantastic complement to Gale's Literature Resource Center, LitFinder puts complete works — and additional information sources such as biographies, essays and explanations — into the hands and minds of students and researchers for further study, evaluation and enjoyment.

Biography in Context

Virtually every course of study — from history to science to literature — is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context (BIC) delivers outstanding research support with more than 654,000 biographical entries covering more than 380,000 notable international figures from all time periods and areas of study, including science and technology, arts and entertainment, literature, sports and fitness, history, popular culture, politics, and more. Now in Cengage Learning’s new portal environment—which provides focused coverage of the most-searched and studied people—BIC includes more than 725 portal pages on the most notable contemporary and historical figures.

Student Resources in Context

Student Resources in Context (SRIC) offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. SRIC is interdisciplinary by nature and covers the major subject areas, including biography, geography, history, government, literature, science and health, and social studies, allowing students to create connections between subject areas and to truly put topics into larger cultural, social, and historical context. SRIC includes more than 530 topic or portal pages across broad categories such as History, Science, and Literature. SRIC provides a premium selection of reference titles, including Encyclopedia of World Biography, Discovering Authors, Gale Encyclopedia of Science, UXL Biographies, American Decades, World of Health, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, numerous Worldmark encyclopedias, and many more.