Cultures of the World introduces readers to the culture—economy, government, history, lifestyle, and more—of countries the world over. Written for 3rd through 6th grade students it is a handy resource for elementary school level research about the world cultures. Also included in this resource: It's my State and Superchef series.
CultureGrams provides quick cultural and statistical snapshots of the over 200 countries recognized by the United Nations. Compare countries, states or provinces using a list of statistical elements and create data tables for reports or papers. Country reports can include maps, flags, symbols, history, economy, geography, population and more.
Brings together information from both sides of social issues, such as Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered Species, and Terrorism. Includes viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles, as well as links to more than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites.
Credo Reference is an easy to use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.
Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.
Primary Search® contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
Over the past 100 years, Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature has become the ultimate index of subjects in the popular press. The online version of this unmatched research tool, Readers’ Guide Retrospective, offers the full coverage of the original paper volumes combined with the functionality of online searching which allows patrons to find articles by keyword, subject heading, publication, dates, journal, author, article title, ISSN, article type, and more.
This online encyclopedia is just for kids. A great place to start a research project, the articles include pictures, videos, links to good web sites and more. Britannica for Kids draws from content in Compton's by Britannica, and Britannica Elementary encyclopedias as well as media, videos, Web sites, and learning materials.
Students in 6-12 grade, college and beyond can find biographies on more than 340,00 in Biography in Context. Biography in Context contains more than 435,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people gathered from more than 135 award-winning Gale reference sources as well as full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines specifically chosen for their value to biographical research. Researchers may select a brief summary (thumbnail biographies link) or a more in-depth discussion (narrative biographies link) of the individual. The Custom Search link allows for searching in more than one field - birth/death dates, ethnicity, gender, name, nationality and occupation. A useful feature of this site is the option to e-mail data to the patron's e-mail address.
Salem Literature launches with our brand-new Critical Insights series. This comprehensive series distills the best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. Each volume in the series focuses on an individual author’s entire body of work or on a single work of literature. Edited and written by some of academe's most distinguished literary scholars, Critical Insights provides authoritative, indepth scholarship suitable for students and teachers alike.