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Encyclopedia of World History

Encyclopedia of World History

Publisher: James Clarke and Co

Ideal for historians and researchers in all fields of humanities and social sciences. Features: 20 historians took 10 years to complete; 1272 pages; 20,000 entries cover: social & cultural developments, religion, health, economics, technology, politics, nationhood, women etc; 65 maps, 66 genealogical tables to illuminate text. CD-ROM includes complete text and maps; browse or search by keyword; can be used with MS Office, click on a word in MS Word and relevant encyclopedia entry appears.

Format: Print + Windows CD-ROM
Key stage: 4
Age range: 14-16+
ISBN: 0780227679685

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Grzimek's Animal Life

Grzimek's Animal Life

Publisher: Cengage Learning

In 1968 Bernhard Grzimek, the famous zoologist and Director of the Frankfurt Zoo, published the Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Gale updated the print set in 2004, including new articles and commissioning additional images. Grzimek's Animal Life on the web provides students and researchers with a dynamic, interactive resource that fosters more discussion and critical thinking skills. This product uses the content from the encyclopedia to provide unequalled coverage on more than 4,000 species, and includes more than 11,000 images, videos, illustrations, and maps. An annual subscription offers unlimited user access.

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Format: Online
Key stage: 4, 5
Age range: 14-16+

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Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Now offering a rapidly expanding range of subject areas and on-going enhancements to the site, Oxford Bibliographies is reaching more scholars and students than ever before, increasing productivity, saving time, and elevating the quality of research.

Key Features:
Selective: Expert recommendations on the best works available in each discipline - whether it be a chapter, a book, a journal article, a website, an archive, or data set - streamline the research process
Credible: Each subject area is overseen by an Editor in Chief, an Editorial Board, and peer reviewers, ensuring a balanced perspective with scholarly accuracy, authority, and objectivity
Original Scholarly Content: Each article includes an introduction written by a top scholar in the field, with original commentary and annotations by top scholars, making it an authoritative guide to the current scholarship
Seamless Pathways: Intuitive linking and discoverability tools help users quickly locate full text content to prevent dead ends
Customization: Oxford Bibliographies personalization allows you to sign in to create a personalized list of citations with your own notes and annotations
Up to Date and Expanding: A robust updating program keeps researchers informed of advances in their field
Discoverability: MARC 21 records available at the subject and article level; Open URL and full-text DOIs seamlessly link citations to the library's catalog increasing discoverability and usage of library resources

Modules currently available:
African Studies, American Literature, Anthropology, Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, British & Irish Literature, Buddhism, Childhood Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Ecology, Education, Geography, Hinduism, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Linguistics, Management, Medieval Studies, Military History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Renaissance & Reformation, Social Work, Sociology, Victorian, Literature.

Bundle deals also available on whole range of Oxford Schools Online titles - please contact us for details. Authority wide pricing, and free trials available, please contact us for details.. Prices increase on 1st April each year. IP Address access only.

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Format: Online
Key stage: 4, 5
Age range: 14-16+

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly ... Launched by Oxford University Press
in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Economics to Documentary Film - now available Online. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable. Brilliant. Sharp. Inspiring. Over 370 Very Short Introductions are now available as an online resource offering scholars and students OUP's premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross searchable, and highly accessible format. Titles can now be found directly alongside reference, biography, bibliography,monograph, dictionary, scholarly, and journal content, making them a more integrated and accessible part of digital research journeys than ever before. Inspiring services for Librarians. Very Short Introductions cover the following subject areas:

- Arts & Humanities including: History, Literature, Philosopy, Religion, Music
- Science & Mathematics including: Physics, Psychology
- Social Science including: Politics
- Law
- Medicine & Health

Brilliant benefits for all kinds of users. Whether you are a researcher, lecturer, student, or just avidly curious, Very Short Introductions allow you to discover a new topic or subject through an intelligent and serious introduction written by authors who are experts in their field. Regularly updated with the newest titles, this online resource can benefit your work and research. Includes Reading Guides and Videos.

Benefits for students: Consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular topic or subject. Use comprehensive interlinking with other Oxford online resources, enhancing journeys from
introductory material to advanced content. Remotely access the resource from anywhere and at any time-read and research on-the-go.

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Key stage: 3, 4
Age range: 11-16+

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World Book Digital Libraries

World Book Digital Libraries

Publisher: World Book Inc

Offers an online, interactive complement to several of World Book's most popular print non-fiction series. Each library features all the information found in the print set as well as added bonus material including videos and animations, interactive features, lesson plans, curriculum correlations, and external web resources.

Early Peoples:
Helps to promote students' understanding of other perspectives and cultures throughout history. Content covers the origins and rise of each civilization or culture; social structure and the role of women; methods of warfare; daily life and customs; diet; housing; legal system; religion, spiritual beliefs, and holidays; advances in science; arts and crafts; eventual decline; and the culture's legacy in the modern world.

Inventions & Discoveries:
Explores a fascinating collection of objects and ideas that have changed how we live today. Users can learn about the invention of both transformative technological advances and simple everyday items, from the steam engine to the toothbrush.

Living Green:
Learn all about important new environmental issues and green-living practices in this comprehensive digital library. Examines the environmental impact of modern life, rom the water bottles we purchase, to the cars we drive, to the food we buy, and suggests ways that people can reduce their "carbon footprint." Each section contains "green" facts, sidebars, and hands-on activities to conduct at home or in the community, as well as informative video tutorials and animations.

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Format: Online
Key stage: 2, 3, 4
Age range: 10-14

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World Book eBooks Suite for Schools

World Book eBooks Suite for Schools

Publisher: World Book Inc

Premier collection of highly illustrated, engaging titles that supports a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. Goes above and beyond other eBook platforms by providing a child-friendly layout and extensive subject coverage, as well as such interactive features as games, videos, and audio clips.

eBook Series: selection of World Book's acclaimed series of nonfiction titles in eBook format. Supports a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. These highly illustrated and engaging titles can be accessed 24/7 on desktop computers, iPad®s, iPhone®s, and a selection of Android devices.

Open Access: collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks from timeless authors available on World Book's easy-to-use online digital platform. Students fulfilling curriculum- based reading requirements benefit from unlimited simultaneous access to eBooks, no holds or waiting for the entire school or classroom! All ages.

Key Features:
- Personalize your eBooks account with customized Bookshelves
- Annotate and highlight text
- Save annotations, highlights, and bookmarks to individual accounts
- Collection spans nearly all curriculum areas
- 24/7 unlimited simultaneous access and unlimited downloads for offline reading
- Offline notes synchronize with online reader
- Automatically updated and continually growing collection at no additional charge
- Interactive features include fun educational games and quizzes
- Built in ePub 3, allowing for rich supplemental audio and video content
- Supported on tablets and handheld devices including iPad, Google Nexus 7, Samsung: Galaxy Note 10.1; Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

eBook Classics
World Book Classics is a collection of over 1500 popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks from timeless authors. Students fulfilling curriculum based reading requirements benefit from unlimited simultaneous access to eBooks, no holds or waiting for the entire school or classroom. Includes the following Classics:

- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
- Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
- Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
- Macbeth, William Shakespeare
- The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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Format: Online
Key stage: 2, 3, 4
Age range: 10-18+

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World Book Encyclopedia Print 2019

World Book Encyclopedia Print 2019

Publisher: World Book Inc

The magnificent and best 22 volume print set written specially for 12 to 20 year old students. More than 30% revised - no other print encyclopedia is more up to date. Ideal for classroom research projects, World Book supports the National Curriculum Teachers and librarians consistently rank World Book Encyclopedia as the best general reference source for Upper KS2, P7-S1, through to FE. Apart from being able to answer virtually any query a student may have, here are some more reasons why it is the best for 12 to 20 year olds.

Thousands of new and revised articles throughout the set across all topics and types of data. Articles provide reliable and current information. Comprehension questions, outlines, timelines, and related content lists enhance retention. More than 25,000 photographs and illustrations deliver additional information and help understanding. Articles are accessible to a wide range of readers, beginning with the most basic information, including definitions and pronunciations and proceeding to explain the most complex topics with clear text and useful images. World Book's 3800 editors and contributors are the very best in reference publishing. They believe it isn't enough to be knowledgeable in their subject; they also have to be able to write articles that are easily understood

Includes thousands of new, revised, and expanded articles spanning recent and historical events, important world leaders and other notable people, scientific discoveries, and pop culture--among many others: Ukraine and Crimea, Vladimir Putin, Saint John Paul II, activist Julian Assange and may more. This new edition was created with the collaboration of expert contributors, advisers, editors, and researchers and incorporates more than 25,000 photographs, maps and images

What reviewers said
"an outstanding, beautifully illustrated, general reference source ... offering high-quality, current, accurate information in an attractive package, World Book continues to be a first choice for libraries, schools, and homes" Booklist

"The best encyclopedia is the one that gets used ... and World Book has expended much effort studying the habits of readers, school curricula, and patterns of classroom use to ensure that this encyclopedia is one that will indeed be used" Reference & Research Book News

"The World Book Encyclopedia is a first choice for libraries and schools ... Bottom line ... World Book's eminent history and features make this a best bet" School and Library Journal

"A must-have for all school libraries ... Highly recommended without any reservations" Catholic Library World

World Book has created dozens of QR codes that link to videos offering related content to enhance the encyclopedia and provide an essential link between traditional and new learning formats. The website features a chronology of events, quizzes, videos, and other special material prepared by World Book editors. The site is updated weekly with information, media, and activities related to current and historical events.

2019 Edition Publication date: December 2018 - ISBN 978-0716601197

Format: Print
Key stage: 2, 3, 4, 5
Age range: 7-16+

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World Book Online Resources

World Book Online Resources

Publisher: World Book Inc

"Our mission is to cultivate lifelong learners - because today's explorers are tomorrow's leader". Range of essential online reference resources for both teachers and students at all age levels.

Offers thousands of fun, hands-on activities for students of all ages. Activities are perfect for cooperative small group or individual projects in the classroom or school library. Teachers can quickly navigate the searchable database to find terrific projects for their classroom based on such categories as topics, cost of materials, age range, or time required. All ages

Offers compelling resources specifically developed for students reading below grade level due to language or learning difficulties, including reluctant readers, ELL, ESL, and adult literacy students. Rich collection includes reference articles, text-to speech capabilities, research tools, and interactive videos. Features easy to read articles on topics of interest to middle and high school students include reading comprehension questions to help students focus on key concepts. Well organised interface with easy to understand content and useful activities help older students grasp important concepts and succeed at their grade level. Ages 10+

Improve readers' fluency and comprehension with dramatic readings in the classroom, library, or after-school program! Expands proven approaches to enhancing reading skills. By turning texts into plays, skits, and monologues and providing valuable tools for educators to apply these lessons effectively, helps students become more fluent readers, better understand core concepts, and more easily internalize content. Ages 7-18

Engaging online resource for pre-schoolers and children in the early primary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Offers rich resources designed for easy integration into classroom instructional plans and library programming. Ages 3-7

Optimal beginner's Spanish language reference tool, offers all the best elements of World Book Kids: thousands of easy-to read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, designed to build key language and research skills throughout their education. Only available as part of the Advanced Reference Suite & School Basic packages free of charge. Ages 6-10

Effective online resource developed especially for primary students. Site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Age 6-10

First of its kind Arabic language reference website that was developed specifically for elementary aged students through the partnership of World Book Inc. and Jabal Amman Publishers. Features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, and thoughtful hands-on activities to engage young learners. Added-value features such as My Country enable students to connect more easily with the community and world around them by introducing students to such things as local history, culture, and important people through an assortment of interactive games, vivid media components, and age-appropriate articles. Additionally, an English language reference resource is included to open a new world of language and learning. Ages 6-10

Offers excellent articles and the vast possibilities of World Book media content in Canadian French. Based on the Student Discovery Encyclopedia of World Book, written by experts, to a level appropriate for young users with French as mother tongue, as well as for older students and adults for whom French is a second language. Offers easy navigation, easy articles to read, thousands of illustrations and a range of fun activities. Provides students with dozens of practical activities that allow young users to participate in research. The resources for teachers, attached to each activity, include a practical lesson plan that incorporates various subjects as part of the basic curriculum. Ages 14+

Engaging and visually rich supplemental science learning site for upper elementary-age children. With interactive multimedia, teacher guides, and assessments included with each lesson, well suited for use in the classroom, school library, and public library. Features: Teach science topics using interactive, engaging tools, Evaluate student learning with tracked, scored assessments, Use the differentiated content to support struggling readers and ELL students, Improve students' cross-curricular literacy skills. (Prices per Student). Ages 8-11

Gives students the opportunity to visualize and explore important events from the past. Now part of World Book Student, Advanced, and Discover, subscribers can explore the 500+ unique timelines that span the arts, science & technology, society & culture, sports, world history, geography. Build a timeline from the over 13,000 events built directly into the product, or create your very own personalized timeline with events from your past. Available as a standalone subscription, or as an Add On subscription to Kids, Early World of Learning, or Drama. All ages

Annual subscriptions provide unlimited access throughout your school. Unless otherwise specified, prices based on number of Full Time Students: up to 499 FTEs, and 500+ FTEs. Bundle deals available - please contact us for details.

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Format: Online
Key stage: 1, 2, 3, 4+
Age range: 3-18+

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World Book Student & Advanced

World Book Student & Advanced

Publisher: World Book Inc

The essential online reference resource for both teachers and students at highly competitive prices. A perfect resource to support the study of the topics required by the National Curriculum, World Book provides the ultimate online reference for your students. Access thousands of topical articles, pictures, maps, videos, sounds, 360-degree views and audio clips via this high performance search engine.

World Book Online - STUDENT
It's easy to see why Student is our most popular and most widely used research website. Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive site includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in primary through to middle school. Designed for their age level and ability, incorporates award-winning content in The World Book Encyclopedia along with the additional engaging features you expect in an interactive online learning environment. Special features: Behind the Headlines puts the day's top stories in context for children with straightforward language and links to related articles. Extensive Biography Center houses over 10,000 biographies of historical and contemporary figures. Search by time period, nationality, gender, and more to narrow selections. Includes built-in Dictionary and easy-to navigate Atlas. Get lost for hours exploring numerous maps from countries and cultures across the world. Age 10-14.

Key Features:
40,000 encyclopedia articles and similar resources featuring clear, high-interest content
Lexile® measures on Student's most popular articles
My research enables users to compile content in individualized accounts
How To Do Research features help users develop critical information literacy skills
Citation Builder creates flawless citations in MLA, APA, and Harvard formats

World Book Online - Advanced
A powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, Back in Time articles, special reports and more. A highly functional research companion for senior secondary and college students, contains academic tools to assist with research projects as well as general information seeking resources. Ages 14+

Key Features:
Optimized for tablets, includes a streamlined design, access to historical documents, and important news updates
The powerful search engine provides optimized search results
Search refinements and relevancy weighting direct users to their content with maximum efficiency
Research tools, including world resources, citation builder, dictionary, and resource guides, help users compile the data and information they need to complete their assignments and perform background research
Individual My Research accounts within the site offer users the ability to create and save their own content, including research results from World Book as well as external sources and citations

Annual subscriptions provide unlimited access throughout your school. Unless otherwise specified, prices based on number of Full Time Students: up to 499 FTEs, and 500+ FTEs - please contact us for details.

FREE TRIAL: this database is available on 30 day FREE TRIAL, simply click on the Free Trial option below and ensure you include your email address on the order form. See Separate entry for World Book Encyclopedia Print Set and World Book eBooks.

Format: Online
Key stage: 2, 3, 4
Age range: 10-18+

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