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Fiction Core Collection, 2018

Fiction Core Collection, 2018

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2018

For years, the Fiction Core Collection has been a librarian's must-have guide to the novels, novellas, and story collections for a general adult audience. This new eighteenth edition highlights more than 9,000 recommended books and resources available. It also features short list indicators to highlight the most highly recommended works in a given category or subject area.

Sears List of Subject Headings

Sears List of Subject Headings

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2018

The standard thesaurus of subject terminology for small and medium-sized libraries since 1923. Last published in 2014, this new update is filled with new subject headings created in the last four years. Delivering a core list of key headings, together with patterns and examples to guide the cataloger in creating further headings as required, Sears List of Subject Headings has been the standard thesaurus of subject terminology for small and medium-sized libraries for almost a century. This essential resource features: Easy-to-use thesaurus-like format, with an emphasis on subject terms that makes sense to catalogers Helpful guidance on which subject terms to use for thousands of categories of information Helpful notes outlining USED FOR, SEE ALSO, BROADER TERM, NARROWER TERMS, and RELATED TERM Scope Notes to clarify the specialized use of a term or to distinguish between terms that might be confused RDA compliant The 22nd edition of the Sears List features expanded coverage for developing topics, as well as updated headings in some areas. Special attention has been paid to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics): Cloud Computing Functional Equations Human-Computer Interaction Information Theory Near-Earth Objects Streaming Technology Virology NEW TO THIS EDITION Always keeping in mind the ultimate goal of meeting the changing needs of library users, this new edition includes hundreds of new subject headings corresponding to current literature and cataloger expectations, with a particular focus on expanding terms in the area of: Canadian Topics Computer Science Current Events Diversity Literature Genre Music Pop Culture Science Technology It is only by being flexible and expandable that Sears List has been able over the years to fill the needs of a wide variety of libraries around the world. The Principles of Sears List is included in this volume, outlinging the theoretical foundations of the Sears List and providing a concise introduction to subject cataloging in general. This introduction is recommended reading about the fundamentals of subject cataloging.

Reference Shelf: Campaign Trends & Election Law

Reference Shelf: Campaign Trends & Election Law

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2018

In the run-up to the 2016 national election, many issues involving election law have come to the fore. This volume will explore such timely topics as campaign finance and the corporate funding of elections in the aftermath of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (2010), which opened the door to unlimited corporate and private funding of candidates in federal elections. The volume will also investigate the effects of SCOTUS's ruling to roll back various aspects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, allowing states to make their own election laws-including instituting voter ID laws and cancelling early voter registration-without federal oversight. Other important issues under discussion include the rise of one-party domination of state government and the subsequent, unprecedented gerrymandering of districts; the use of initiatives and referendums to mobilize political bases; and the changing uses of social media in campaigns. Articles will also examine the rise of political dissidents both inside and outside the two major parties.

Graphic Novels Core Collection, 2016

Graphic Novels Core Collection, 2016

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2018

For over 50 years, H.W. Wilson's Core Collections have been librarians' must-have guide to the best fiction and non-fiction works for all types of collections. We are proud to announce our newest Core Collection: Graphic Novels. In the past ten years, the popularity of graphic novels has grown exponentially, some say it has become one of the fastest growing segment of library collections. Due to the growing popularity of Graphic Novels, in all age groups from Children to Adults, and the overwhelming influx of new titles on the market, librarians need more guidance than ever to select the best Graphic Novels for their collection. H.W. Wilson's new Graphic Novels Core Collection provides expert recommendations, developed by H.W. Wilson's team of library and media specialists, so librarians can rest assured that they are selecting materials that will best serve their collection and their patrons.

Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction, 2017

Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction, 2017

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2018

Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction recommends reference and non-fiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 12,000 recommended titles, plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists.

The Digital Age

The Digital Age

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2018

Each book in the Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, 2015 Annual Cumulation

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, 2015 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Broad, timely coverage of 850+ periodicals and over 1,400 legal monographs per year.Index to Legal Periodicals & Books includes coverage of 850+ legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications. In addition to journal articles, it also includes coverage of 1,400 monographs per year. Index to Legal Periodicals & Books covers all areas of jurisprudence, including recent court decisions, new legislation, and original scholarship.Law schools, bar associations, legal aid societies, law firms, attorneys, judges and jurists at all levels, business people, librarians and other researchers access information on developments in all areas of jurisprudence using Index to Legal Periodicals & Books.Coverage is international in scope, citing publications published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Subjects covered include administrative law, antitrust legislation, banking, constitutional law, domestic relations, environmental protection, estate planning, food, drug & cosmetic law, international law, labor law, landlord/tenant decisions, malpractice suits, minorities, multinational corporations, negligence, non-profit corporations, occupational health & safety, politics, probate, products liability, public law, real property, securities, tax law, and trade regulation.This index assists in the discovery of the best articles from: Legal Journals, Law Reviews, Yearbooks, Institutes, Bar Association Publications, University Publications, Government Publications, and Monographs. Also effective in finding the best articles about a comprehensive array of topics of interest including: Administrative Law, Antitrust Legislation, Constitutional Law, Environmental Protection, Estate Planning, International Law, Labor Law, Landlord/Tenant Decisions, Malpractice Suits, Negligence, Non-Profit Corporations, Products Liability, and Trade Regulation.The Index offers: A single-alphabet subject-author index with full bibliographic citations appearing under both subject and author entries A separate index for a Table of Cases A separate index for a Table of Statutes An index to Book Reviews Extensive cross-references which appear in all issues Verification of all corporate and personal names used as subject headings Subject headings divided by topical and geographical sub-headings for faster, easier searching Complete subscription information for each of the periodicals indexed

Reference Shelf: Immigration

Reference Shelf: Immigration

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent proposals to devote large amounts of federal spending into deporting all undocumented immigrants and to build a wall between the United States and Mexico are only two of the latest controversial ideas in the ongoing discussion over immigration. Historically, there have been two sides to the debate. One side tends to blame immigration for society's economic and social troubles and calls for restricting and reversing the numbers of immigrants to the United States, while the other side contends that the United States is a nation of immigrants and condemns anti-immigrant rhetoric as racist and xenophobic. This volume will explore the various aspects of the conversation, including such hot-button talking points as so-called anchor babies, as well as recent policy discussions related to the DREAM Act, counter-terrorism, the policing of borders, and education.

2015 The Transformation of American Cities

2015 The Transformation of American Cities

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Each book in the Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Current Biography Yearbook-2016

Current Biography Yearbook-2016

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2018

H.W. Wilson's Current Biography Yearbook combines a full year of the monthly magazine Current Biography into a single, permanent record. It has been delivering up-to-date biographies of men and women of contemporary importance since 1940. Current Biography is renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects

Reference Shelf: National Debate Topic 2017/2018: Education Reform

Reference Shelf: National Debate Topic 2017/2018: Education Reform

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2018

Education Reform is the focus of the National Forensics League's 2017-2018 Policy Debate. Articles will discuss different strategies in reforming primary and secondary education in the US. American students do not rank well compared to their peers in other countries. Every administration aims to improve education through a variety of means-increased regulation, funding, standards review and teacher professional development. How has the adoption of the Common Core State Standards changed the national education landscape? Is reform still needed? How do we address the persistent achievement gap between ethnic and racial groups? What is the role of for- profit charter schools in improving failing public schools? Is a skills-based education the best for training a 21st century workforce to compete globally? What is the role of technology in improving teaching or learning? Will online K-12 education address accessibility and fairness in education? This volume will cover all the current issues in the debate on education reform including teacher training and pay, class size, flexible scheduling and standardized testing.

Famous First Facts About American Politics

Famous First Facts About American Politics

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2018

Famous First Facts About American Politics covers the memorable elections, public figures, political parties, legislation and administrations that have contributed to the rich history of the United States. This is an essential resource for historians, students, scholars, librarians, and teachers who need comprehensive, authoritative and accessible information about American politics.

Public Library Core Collection Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection Public Library Core Collection

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2018

Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (15th Edition, 2015) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000, plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, 2016 Annual Cumulation

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, 2016 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2018

Broad, timely coverage of 850+ periodicals and over 1,400 legal monographs per year. Index to Legal Periodicals & Books includes coverage of 850+ legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications. In addition to journal articles, it also includes coverage of 1,400 monographs per year. Index to Legal Periodicals & Books covers all areas of jurisprudence, including recent court decisions, new legislation, and original scholarship. Law schools, bar associations, legal aid societies, law firms, attorneys, judges and jurists at all levels, business people, librarians and other researchers access information on developments in all areas of jurisprudence using Index to Legal Periodicals & Books. Coverage is international in scope, citing publications published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Subjects covered include administrative law, antitrust legislation, banking, constitutional law, domestic relations, environmental protection, estate planning, food, drug & cosmetic law, international law, labor law, landlord/tenant decisions, malpractice suits, minorities, multinational corporations, negligence, non-profit corporations, occupational health & safety, politics, probate, products liability, public law, real property, securities, tax law, and trade regulation. This index assists in the discovery of the best articles from: Legal Journals, Law Reviews, Yearbooks, Institutes, Bar Association Publications, University Publications, Government Publications, and Monographs. Also effective in finding the best articles about a comprehensive array of topics of interest including: Administrative Law, Antitrust Legislation, Constitutional Law, Environmental Protection, Estate Planning, International Law, Labor Law, Landlord/Tenant Decisions, Malpractice Suits, Negligence, Non-Profit Corporations, Products Liability, and Trade Regulation.

Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2018

Each book in the Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Reference Shelf: National Debate Topic 2016/2017

Reference Shelf: National Debate Topic 2016/2017

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2018

The focus of this title is the subject of the National Forensics League (NFL) 2016/17 Policy Debate, which will be announced in early 2016. Subjects from previous years include Surveillance, The Ocean, The Future of U.S. Economic Relations: Mexico, Cuba & Venezuela, Transportation Infrastructure, American Space Exploration & Development, American Military Presence Overseas, Social Services for the Poor, and Healthcare & Sub-Saharan Africa. These titles in the Reference Shelf Collection are a necessity for any institution taking part in the NFL's Policy Debate.

Reference Shelf: Guns in America

Reference Shelf: Guns in America

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2018

A national debate continues to rage in regard to 2nd amendment rights in contemporary society. This collection will deal with concerns about domestic violence committed by guns, the ramifications of a widely armed citizenry, the government's failure to pass comprehensive gun legislation, as well as police brutality, strong gun lobbies, open-carry laws, home-grown terrorism, fatal shootings of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the Orlando massacre. From domestic terrorism, to the Black Lives Matter movement articles in this title will reflect differences in policy views on the subject in the longstanding debate around gun rights and gun control.

American Reformers

American Reformers

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2018

American Reformers brings together informative biographies of 600 men and women who were the principal architects of reform in America from the seventeenth century to modern times. Designed for students and the general reader, coverage includes not only the chief facts of each subject's life, but also offers a thought-provoking assessment of the subject's significance to the general reform movement in this country. Last published in 1985, this new second edition offers over 100 new entries, to extend its coverage into the twenty-first century. You'll find new information on the key figures involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ & transgender rights, income equality, plus today's leaders in environmental, social, cultural, political and civil rights reform movements. Plus, this edition includes New Topical Entries on the major social movements in American since the seventh century. This new content allows readers to learn more about these important movements and makes solid connections between the movements themselves and the lives of the leaders behind these social movements.

Short Story Index, 2015 Annual Cumulation

Short Story Index, 2015 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2018

A unique guide to short stories of all styles and genres - from classics to experimental fiction. Unlock the contents of thousands of short story collections that would otherwise be invisible to the library patron. High quality indexing down to the individual story level for each short story collection covered helps you to easily discover short stories about the topics that are of interest.

Reference Shelf: Internet Abuses & Privacy Rights

Reference Shelf: Internet Abuses & Privacy Rights

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2018

From the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden's security leak of classified information, to hacked email accounts of prominent political candidates, internet privacy and cyber security present major ethical issues in today's technology-centric society. Countries are challenged to find the right balance in securing personal data and how to regulate the sale and exchange of information obtained on the internet. Innovative technologies and data collection that enable novel modes of interaction and new opportunities for knowledge can also be abused to invade people's privacy, provide new tools of discrimination, and harm individuals and communities. This title will address both sides of this complex topic.

Hush; Or the Hydrophone Service

Hush; Or the Hydrophone Service

Author: H W Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

With the Flag to Pretoria

With the Flag to Pretoria

Author: H W Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

With the Flag to Pretoria

With the Flag to Pretoria

Author: H W Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Short Story Index, 2017 Annual Cumulation

Short Story Index, 2017 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2018

This unique reference aid is a guide to important contemporary literature for students, literary researchers and other library users. It provides thorough, accurate indexing coverage of short stories written in or translated into English.

Middle & Junior High Core Collection

Middle & Junior High Core Collection

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2017

Since 1965, the Middle & Junior High Core Collection has been a librarian's must-have guide to the best fiction and non-fiction books for students in grades five to nine. This new thirteenth edition highlights more than 11,000 recommended books and resources available, 1,000 more than the previous edition. It also features short list indicators to highlight the most highly recommended works in a given category or subject area.

Current Biography Yearbook-2017

Current Biography Yearbook-2017

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2017

H.W. Wilson's Current Biography Yearbook combines a full year of the monthly magazine Current Biography into a single, permanent record. It has been delivering up-to-date biographies of men and women of contemporary importance since 1940.

Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2016-2017

Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2016-2017

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2017

Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year.

Current Biography Cumulative Index, 1940-2018

Current Biography Cumulative Index, 1940-2018

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2017

The Current Biography Cumulative Index makes easy work of locating biographies of individuals profiled from the first edition published in 1940. With both a Name Index and an Index by Profession, this time-saving tool will quickly direct researchers to the issue in which the biography appears. A must-have source for all subscribers to Current Biography!

Children's Core Collection, 2 Volumes

Children's Core Collection, 2 Volumes

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2017

For years, the Children's Core Collection has been a librarian's must-have guide to the best fiction and non-fiction works, story collections, and picture books for students in preschool through sixth grade. This new twenty-second edition highlights more than 17,000 recommended books and resources available, over 6,000 more than the previous edition. It also features short list indicators to highlight the most highly recommended works in a given category or subject area.

Reference Shelf: LGBTQ in the 21st Century

Reference Shelf: LGBTQ in the 21st Century

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2017

Although the historic majority opinion of Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage nationwide and the military has moved toward a gender neutral enlistment policy, how LGBTQ people maneuver American society continues to get worked out at every level -in schools, in courts and in the popular culture. Issues that will be explored in this title include the role of non-traditional same-sex families, and expanded protections for transgender people under the framework of civil rights. As conservative governors sue the federal government and try to block what they call a massive social experiment in school bathrooms and locker rooms, and states deal with the attendant backlash, LGBTQ activists continue to force a national conversation on gender identity.

Reference Shelf: Prescription Drug Abuse

Reference Shelf: Prescription Drug Abuse

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2017

From the rising death toll due to opioid prescription drug abuse to the open marketplace for selling stay awake and focus drugs like Adderall in schools, prescription drug abuse is a major concern among doctors, educators, policy makers and parents. Most parents are unaware of both how common prescription medicine abuse has become in high schools across America, and how easy it is for students to secretly acquire pills in their own homes, classrooms, and online. Nearly 19,000 people - teenagers to seniors - die each year from prescription opioid overdoses. The regular prescription of pain-killing medication for sports injuries has been cited as a contributor to epidemic levels of heroin addiction in young adults. Elder care often neglects to audit lethal combinations of prescription drugs. This collection will explore different views on the causes of and potential solutions to the long-term risks of prescription drug abuse.

Young Adult Fiction Core Collection

Young Adult Fiction Core Collection

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2017

For over 50 years, H.W. Wilson's Core Collections have been librarians' must-have guide to the best fiction and non-fiction works for all types of collections. Due to the growing popularity of the genre of Young Adult Fiction and the ever increasing availability of new titles, librarians need more guidance than ever to select the best that Young Adult Fiction has to offer.

Book Review Digest, 2016 Annual Cumulation

Book Review Digest, 2016 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2017

Book Review Digest is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers' advisory and collection development. It provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. It also includes descriptive summaries of the books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, and most have at least two. Every book in Book Review Digest appears with all its reviews together.

Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 3 Volume Set (2017 Subscription)

Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 3 Volume Set (2017 Subscription)

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2017

The Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature provides a smaller, more affordable subset of Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. It delivers comprehensive indexing of 72 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Search methods include Subject Access, Author Access, and Cross-References. This edition features complete indexing of the most popular magazines in libraries today, as well as subscription information for each magazine indexed. Offers complete bibliographic information for each article cited. This title also includes complete subscription information for each magazine indexed.

Reference Shelf, 6 Volume Set (2017 Subscription)

Reference Shelf, 6 Volume Set (2017 Subscription)

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2017

Each book in the Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Senior High Core Collection, 20th Edition, 2016

Senior High Core Collection, 20th Edition, 2016

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2017

H.W. Wilson's Senior High Core Collection (20th Edition) identifies the best, most current material available to your library. It includes a main, library-bound guide to over 10,000 books plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians.

Short Story Index, 2016 Annual Cumulation

Short Story Index, 2016 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2017

This unique reference aid is a guide to important contemporary literature for students, literary researchers and other library users. It provides thorough, accurate indexing coverage of short stories written in or translated into English.

Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2015-2016

Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2015-2016

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2017

Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year. Distinguished by its diversity, covering areas in politics, education, popular culture, as well as trending topics in the news, these speeches provide an interesting format to explore some of the year's most important stories.

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 4 Volume Set (2017 Subscription)

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 4 Volume Set (2017 Subscription)

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2017

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature delivers comprehensive indexing of 300 of the most popular and important periodicals published in the United States and Canada, thereby indexing articles about topics of current and historical interest. It offers high school and college students, teachers, public library patrons and researchers of all kinds an easy-to-use index to a broad range of general interest popular magazines.

Current Biography Monthly, 11 Volume Set (2017 Subscription)

Current Biography Monthly, 11 Volume Set (2017 Subscription)

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2017

H.W. Wilson's Current Biography, the monthly magazine, has been delivering up-to-date biographies of men and women of contemporary importance since 1940. The magazine is renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects.

Fiction Core Collection, 2016 Edition

Fiction Core Collection, 2016 Edition

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2016

Wilson's Fiction Core Collection (18th Edition, 2016) recommends novels, novellas, and story collections for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 8,000 books, plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians.

Reference Shelf 2016

Reference Shelf 2016

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2016

Each book in the Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topoic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 2016 4 Volumes

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 2016 4 Volumes

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/03/2016

Broad, timely coverage of the 300 most popular general-interest periodicals. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature delivers comprehensive indexing of 300 of the most popular and important periodicals published in the United States and Canada, thereby indexing articles about topics of current and historical interest. It offers high school and college students, teachers, public library patrons and researchers of all kinds an easy-to-use index to a broad range of general interest popular magazines. Among the hundreds of subjects covered are Aeronautics, Aging, Astronomy, Automobiles, Biography, Business, Canada, Children, Computers, Consumer Education, Current Events, Education, Environment, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Food, Foreign Affairs, Health, History, Hobbies, Home, Journalism, Leisure Activities, Medicine, Music, News, Nutrition, Photography, Politics, Religion, Science, Sports, and Television. Three paperbacks are delivered March to September and include 1,000 pages each. The cumulative library-bound annual, published each year in January, includes 3,000 pages covering over 80,000 articles.

Book Review Digest, 2015 Annual Cumulation

Book Review Digest, 2015 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2016

Brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers' advisory and collection development. It provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. It also includes descriptive summaries of the books.

Representative American Speeches, 2014-2015

Representative American Speeches, 2014-2015

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2015

Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year.Distinguished by its diversity, covering areas in politics, education, popular culture, as well as trending topics in the news, these speeches provide an interesting format to explore some of the year's most important stories.

Middle & Junior High Core Collection, 2016 Edition

Middle & Junior High Core Collection, 2016 Edition

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2015

Middle & Junior High School Core Collection, (12th Edition, 2015) is a guide to over 10,000 fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents, grades five through nine.

Current Biography Yearbook-2015

Current Biography Yearbook-2015

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2015

H.W. Wilson's Current Biography Yearbook combines a full year of the monthly magazine Current Biography into a single, permanent record. It has been delivering up-to-date biographies of men and women of contemporary importance since 1940. Current Biography is renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects

Reference Shelf 2015

Reference Shelf 2015

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2015

Each book in the Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Young Adult Fiction Core Collection, 2015

Young Adult Fiction Core Collection, 2015

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2015

For over 50 years, H.W. Wilson's Core Collections have been librarians' must-have guide to the best fiction and non-fiction works for all types of collections.Due to the growing popularity of the genre of Young Adult Fiction and the ever increasing availability of new titles, librarians need more guidance than ever to select the best that Young Adult Fiction has to offer.

Children's Core Collection, 2016 Edition

Children's Core Collection, 2016 Edition

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2015

The Children's Core Collection, (22nd Edition, 2016) is a guide of approximately 12,000 books, covering fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines recommended for readers from preschool through grade six.It is a comprehensive list of recommended books for children, together with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

Short Story Index, 2014 Annual Cumulation

Short Story Index, 2014 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2015

This unique reference aid is a guide to important contemporary literature for students, literary researchers and other library users. It provides thorough, accurate indexing coverage of short stories written in or translated into English and published in collections.

National Debate Topic 2015-2016

National Debate Topic 2015-2016

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2015

The focus of this title is the subject of the National Forensics League (NFL)'s 2014/15 Policy Debate, which will be announced in early 2015.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2015

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books includes coverage of 850+ legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications. In addition to journal articles, it also includes coverage of 1,400 monographs per year.Index to Legal Periodicals & Books covers all areas of jurisprudence, including recent court decisions, new legislation, and original scholarship.

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

Author: H. W. Wilson, R. R. Bowker Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2015

Each book in the Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Famous First Facts

Famous First Facts

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2015

For more than half a century, Famous First Facts has earned the accolades of reviewers and a place on library reference shelves nationwide. This new edition of the reference classic is updated and expanded with new entries reflecting the latest developments and discoveries, and newly organized for better access to information.

Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 2015 3 Volumes

Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 2015 3 Volumes

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/03/2015

The Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature provides a smaller, more affordable subset of Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. It delivers comprehensive indexing of 72 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. This edition features complete indexing of the most popular magazines in libraries today, as well as subscription information for each magazine indexed.

Book Review Digest, 2014 Annual Cumulation

Book Review Digest, 2014 Annual Cumulation

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2015

Book Review Digest is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works.This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers' advisory and collection development. It provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. It also includes descriptive summaries of the books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, and most have at least two.

The American Book of Days

The American Book of Days

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2015

The American Book of Days features 850 essays marking important anniversaries and the birthdays of history-making Americans throughout the 366 days of the year. All American holidays and pivotal moments are noted as readers can delve into fascinating and often overlooked accounts connected to otherwise familiar facts of American history.Cross-references and an extensive index make information easy to find, while expanded appendices feature historical documents.

Current Biography Yearbook-2014

Current Biography Yearbook-2014

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2015

H.W. Wilson's Current Biography Yearbook combines a full year of the monthly magazine Current Biography into a single, permanent record. It has been delivering up-to-date biographies of men and women of contemporary importance since 1940. Current Biography is renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects

Representative American Speeches, 2013-2014

Representative American Speeches, 2013-2014

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2015

Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year.Distinguished by its diversity, covering areas in politics, education, popular culture, as well as trending topics in the news, these speeches provide an interesting format to explore some of the year's most important stories.

Senior High Core Collection

Senior High Core Collection

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2014

Wilson's Senior High Core Collection (19th Edition) identifies the best, most current material available to your library. It includes a main, library-bound guide to over 10,000 books plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists. It has been three years since the last edition, so this new update is a must-have source for collection development in high school libraries. The Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for grades 9 through 12. Titles are selected by an editorial team of librarians as well as a librarian advisory group-all of them experts in library services to adolescents and young adults. The Collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support for the high school library or institution supporting high school students. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. Entries include: Complete bibliographic data Subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification and cover art Quotations from select reviews The Senior High Core Collection provides broad new coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam, the Middle East, cultural diversity, science, computers and social networking, and new technologies in libraries.

Marijuana Reform

Marijuana Reform

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2014

Marijuana Reform is a collection of articles that examine the recent push for marijuana policy reform in America, which has reached a turning point in 2013 as many states are trending towards legalization and taxation of the psychoactive drug, both medicinally and recreationally. The volume begins with articles that highlight the recent trend towards legalization and whether a tipping point has been reached in the national debate over marijuana reform.The next chapter examines the differences in the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana and how that argument has been framed. Next, the progressive push towards regulating and distributing medical marijuana is examined, with focus on the research, or lack thereof, behind the movement for marijuana as a viable medical treatment for a vast array of illnesses.Closely related to that topic is the argument for the declassification of marijuana, which many researchers and scientists feel is necessary in order to fully understand the potential of marijuana's seemingly promising ingredients and effects. The volume concludes with a chapter on marijuana taxation, a slippery slope that many feel is helping to turn the tide in the marijuana reform debate.

Embracing New Paradigms in Education

Embracing New Paradigms in Education

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2014

Embracing New Paradigms in Education collects stories on rapidly changing fields and issues in education. This volume reveals that while teachers, students, and families confront many of the same issues as previous decades, the evolution of American society in the last decade brings new challenges and opportunities. This volume begins with the legacy of the national No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 on today's students and teachers. Closely related to this subject is the controversial question of what makes effective teaching and teachers, a subject that touches at the core of education. Another chapter examines the dynamics of private vs. public education, in K-12 and higher education. One of the most talked-about topics in higher education is increasing cost of a college degree. This chapter covers what is behind the debt students and families face. The evolution of computer technologies has finally reached the classroom, as learning and teaching have necessitated as radical a change with the inclusion of Web 2.0 and other technologies in the classroom. This chapter covers the most interesting stories of how technology has changed education. Each book in The Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

U.S. National Debate Topic 2014-2015

U.S. National Debate Topic 2014-2015

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2014

The focus of this title is the subject of the National Forensics League (NFL)'s 2014/15 Policy Debate, which will be announced in early 2014. Subjects from previous years include The Future of U.S. Economic Relations: Mexico, Cuba & Venezuela, Transportation Infrastructure, American Space Exploration & Development, American Military Presence Overseas, Social Services for the Poor, and Healthcare & Sub-Saharan Africa. These titles in The Reference Shelf collection are a necessity for any institution taking part in the NFL's Policy Debate. Each book in The Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Sears List of Subject Headings

Sears List of Subject Headings

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2014

The standard thesaurus of subject terminology for small and medium-sized libraries since 1923.Last published in 2010, this new update is filled with new subject headings created in the last four years.Delivering a core list of key headings, together with patterns and examples to guide the cataloger in creating further headings as required, Sears List of Subject Headings has been the standard thesaurus of subject terminology for small and medium-sized libraries since 1923.This essential resource features:Agreement with the Dewey Decimal Classification system to ensure that subject headings conform with library standards.Easy-to-use thesaurus-like format.Accompanying list of canceled and replacement headings, and legends within the list that identify earlier forms of headings.The 21st edition of the Sears List features expanded coverage for developing topics, as well as updated headings in some areas.New headings in this edition reflect the growing literature in areas such as ecology and the environment, including:Business writingEconomic indicatorsFlipped classroomsMassive open online coursesSystemic riskTarget marketingSpecial attention has been paid to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics):Cloud computingFunctional equationsHuman-computer interactionInformation theoryNear-Earth objectsStreaming technologyVirologyAdditionally, new to this edition are updates to reflecting world events and the changing face of society: Hispanic headings and subdivisions have been updated in favor of Latino termsKoran has been updated to the preferred spelling Qur'anNew headings for the Occupy Movement and Arab SpringSears List of Subject Headings also includes Principles of the Sears List , a 23-page insert outlining the theoretical foundations of the Sears List and the general principles of subject cataloging.

Fiction Core Collection

Fiction Core Collection

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Wilson's Fiction Core Collection (17th Edition, 2014) recommends novels, novellas, and story collections for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 8,000 books, plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support. All entries include: Complete bibliographic data Subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, and cover art Quotations from reviews

Middle & Junior High Core Collection

Middle & Junior High Core Collection

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Middle & Junior High Core Collection (11th Edition, 2014) is a guide to over 10,000 fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents, grades five through nine. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support for the middle and junior high school library. Entries include: Complete bibliographic data Subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, and cover art Quotations from select reviews

Children's Core Collection

Children's Core Collection

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

The Children's Core Collection (21st Edition, 2014) is a guide of approximately 12,000 books, covering fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines recommended for readers from preschool through grade six. It is a comprehensive list of recommended books for children, together with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include: Complete bibliographic data Subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification and cover art Quotations from select reviews

Current Biography Cumulative Index, 1946-2013

Current Biography Cumulative Index, 1946-2013

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

The Current Biography Cumulative Index makes easy work of locating biographies of individuals profiled from the first edition published in 1946. With both a Name Index and an Index by Profession, this time-saving tool will quickly direct researchers to the issue in which the biography appears. A must-have source for all subscribers to Current Biography!

Short Story Index 2013

Short Story Index 2013

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2014

A unique guide to short stories of all styles and genres - from classics to experimental fiction. Unlock the contents of thousands of short story collections that would otherwise be invisible to the library patron. High quality indexing down to the individual story level for each short story collection covered helps you to easily discover short stories about the topics that are of interest. This unique reference aid is a guide to important contemporary literature for students, literary researchers and other library users. It provides thorough, accurate indexing coverage of short stories written in or translated into English and published in collections. The author entry is the main entry, and includes the following information:The writer's nameStory titleAuthor or editorTitle of the collection in which the story can be found. The Short Story Index also provide users with the full bibliographic information they need to locate any cited story, including the following:A single-alphabet listing of stories by author's name, title, and subjectA list of collections indexedA directory of periodicalsDirectory of publishers and distributorsThe Short Story Index is published annually in a vinyl bound single volume.

Revisiting Gender

Revisiting Gender

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Revisiting Gender examines the changing role of women and men in shaping American life in education, work, and public and private life. This collection begins with articles covering the status of girls and boys in public education. Studies reveal a change in the gender divide with girls raising the bar on success rates in the classroom. The ratio of men to women in politics continues to shine a light gender perspectives of both politicians and voters. This chapter looks to the most interesting stories on the dynamics of gender on the state and national level. Another chapter will cover the status of women and gender equality in the corporate realm, a subject much covered in the last year. In our media-rich society, the power of images continues to be a fascinating subject on how gender is represented. The final chapter turns to the dynamics of home life, questioning the roles women and men hold in traditional and non-traditional forms.Each book in The Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Aging in America

Aging in America

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

By many accounts, in the next two decades a greater number of Americans will be over sixty than any other period in history. Aging in America examines the great challenges America will face in caring for aging baby boomers. The collection begins with statistical data on the major health issues for boomers, the demographics of the population, and the availability of health care in the future. How to negotiate rising medical costs and a growing population of seniors is one of the greatest challenges, the topic of the following chapter. The challenges and opportunities for families who care for aging parents is certain to be a developing issue in the future. The two following chapters examine progressive opportunities presented by an aging population. First, in the way perspectives on the senior years have evolved in the recent decade; second, on innovations in medicine that must respond to health care in the future. The final chapter compares America's response to an aging population with that of other counties in the world.Each book in The Reference Shelf series offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Reference Shelf (2014 Subscription)

Reference Shelf (2014 Subscription)

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2014

Each book in the Reference Shelfseries offers extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.

Book Review Digest 2013

Book Review Digest 2013

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Concise critical evaluations are culled from more than 95 selected American, British, and Canadian periodicals. Book Review Digest is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers' advisory and collection development. It provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. It also includes descriptive summaries of the books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, and most have at least two. Every book in Book Review Digest appears with all its reviews together. The Digest includes: A citation to every book review that appears in any of over 5,000+ indexed journals Generous excerpts from book reviews Coverage of books for children with a suggested grade range Entries in Book Review Digest are arranged alphabetically by author, or title if appropriate, and supply: Author Title Paging Publication year Publisher ISBN LC number Descriptive note Review excerpts Notation of illustrations or maps Enhancing its value as both a collection development and general reference tool, Book Review Digest offers subject access to book reviews in a separate Subject and Title Index which also provides subject headings for adult fiction under the entry for Fiction themes, and gathers biographies in a biography section and juvenile literature into three age ranges. In addition, complete publication data is provided in every issue for each of the journals from which reviews are excerpted.

Current Biography Yearbook 2013

Current Biography Yearbook 2013

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2013

The biographies in this volume include journalist Erin Andrews, comedian Fred Armisen, President of Malawi Joyce Banda, the founder of Spanks Sara Blakely, urban strategist Majora Carter, Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro, Politician Ted Cruz, professional surfer Mick Fanning, Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, singer songwriter Ellie Golding, founder of the Khan Academy Salman Khan, scientist Brian Kobilka, Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez, beach volleyball players Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, campaign manager Jim Messina, co founder of Zynga Mark Pincus and many, many more. An interesting look at the notable personalities of 2013.

Representative American Speeches, 2012 2013

Representative American Speeches, 2012 2013

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2013

Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year. Distinguished by its diversity, covering areas in politics, education, popular culture, as well as trending topics in the news, these speeches provide an interesting format to explore some of the year's most important stories.

Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2013

This volume updates readers on major studies on global warming; the effects of changing climate for the most sensitive areas of the planet; and debates on how to respond today and in the future to these effects. A central story remains the divisive politics surrounding perspectives on global warming, which often falls along ideological lines. Also covered is the relationship between science and politics within the scientific field. This volume offers readers a timely update on the major developments in a subject that continues to change each year.

Sports in America

Sports in America

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2013

As this volume reminds readers, sports influence nearly every sphere of American life. Topics begin with sports and American youth, exploring how health and sportsmanship are fundamental aims of athleticism. Title IX, which marked forty years in 2012, is the most important legislation in American sports history, defining the terms for equity among men's and women's athletics. Each year, the biggest college sports programs generate multi millions of dollars for their universities and conferences. A chapter will consider the relationship between college athletes, education, and economics. Also covered is the rise of fantasy sports among spectators, which has produced big business as well as debates on gambling. The two most controversial issues of the past few years are findings on concussions and revelations on doping. These chapters cover stories on the culture of doping, from bicycling to baseball, and new studies on head injuries in youth and professional sports.

The Future of U.S. Economic Relations Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela

The Future of U.S. Economic Relations Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2013

This volume continues the series coverage of the National Debate Topic for the National Forensic League, the largest debate honor society in the country. Following the topic set by the league, the volume reveals the diversity of United States economic relations in Latin America, particularly given the different political conditions of many countries. Topics begin with a survey of perspectives on Latin American political, social, and economic life. Another chapter reviews the debates on the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), the single major economic policy in the Americas. News stories on Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela reveal common concerns for fostering productive economies, while negotiating the complexities of politics. Cuba and Venezuela represent two of the most argued about nations in the hemisphere, while Mexico continues to serve as one of the most important economic partners for the United States.

The Business of Food

The Business of Food

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2013

The business of food covers the complexity of the production and consumption of food, in a variety of social and cultural contexts. Topics include the growth of organics and local farm movements, which have provided Americans with an alternative food chain to the big food business industry. Readers will enjoy reports on the development of food and media, covering some of the most popular chefs and shows on television, beginning with the celebrity of Julia Child. A chapter on the art of food writing offers articles by writers who see the written word as important as quality food. Also covered is one of the most challenging business ventures- the restaurant. The Business of Food reveals the broad array of issues and stories in how we understand food industry today.

Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction

Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (14th Edition, 2013) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000, plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, and curriculum support. All entries include: Complete bibliographic data Subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification and cover art Quotations from reviews Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews.

Reality Television

Reality Television

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2013

A pop culture phenomenon, reality programming continues to dominate the airwaves and is big business for networks. This volume will cover the evolution of reality programming, reviewing early programming in the 1970s and the ascendency of the genre in the 1980s; the rationale behind why viewers of all ages are drawn to reality programming; and the celebrity culture that surrounds some of the most popular shows. Also covered is the reality behind reality programming, considering the ways some of the most reality based shows are developed and, in some cases, manipulated. This volume offers an interesting look behind the scenes of the most significant development in entertainment the last decade.

Reality Television

Reality Television

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

A pop culture phenomenon, reality programming continues to dominate the airwaves and is big business for networks. This volume will cover the evolution of reality programming, reviewing early programming in the 1970s and the ascendency of the genre in the 1980s; the rationale behind why viewers of all ages are drawn to reality programming; and the celebrity culture that surrounds some of the most popular shows. Also covered is the reality behind reality programming, considering the ways some of the most reality-based shows are developed and, in some cases, manipulated. This volume offers an interesting look behind the scenes of the most significant development in entertainment the last decade.

Faith & Science

Faith & Science

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2012

American life, law and politics are inextricably influenced by both science and religious faith. Often the two are in conflict, with tradition religious beliefs at odds with scientific discovery and technical advances. Thinking about global warming, stem cell research, homosexuality, evolution, genetically modified foods, etc. are all hotly debated. This volume examines many of the issues involved on both sides of common debates.

The U.S. National Debate Topic

The U.S. National Debate Topic

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2012

The focus of this title is the subject of the National Forensics League (NFL)'s 2012-2013 Policy Debate. It is, should the United States federal government substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment. The policy topic implies agreement among Americans that the infrastructure needs the investment; the complication facing the country is how to pay for it.

The Arab Spring

The Arab Spring

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2012

The spring of 2011 produced a wave of demonstrations and revolution in the Arab world. Beginning in December, 2010 revolutions swept through Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen. Protests occurred on a large scale in Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Oman. The civil resistance and social networks were typical of all these eruptions. This Reference Shelf discusses the history of these revolutions, America's role in them, their causes, impact on the world at large and their implications for the future.

Current Biography Yearbook 2012

Current Biography Yearbook 2012

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2012

This compilation looks at such notables as ballet dancer Charles Askegard, Apple CEO Tim Cook, writer Michael Chabon, Seattle Mariners baseball player Felix Hernandez, and chef Tyler Florence. From actors and writers, politicians and medical professionals, and everything in between, this text provides excellent coverage across the nation and professions.

Senior High Core Collection

Senior High Core Collection

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2011

A Four-Volume, Four-Year Collection Development Program H.W. Wilson's Senior High Core Collection (18th Edition) is an ongoing program to identify the best, most current material available to your library. It includes a main, library-bound guide to over 8,000 books plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists. Plus three subsequent, annual supplements to identify new and important work. The Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for grades 9 through 12. It includes analytical entries for parts of books, a list of recommended periodicals for high school libraries, and a list of recommended electronic resources. Titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in services to adolescents and young adults. The Collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support for the high school library or institution supporting high school students. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews.

Sears: Lista de Encabezamientos de Materia (Sears List of Subject Headings)

Sears: Lista de Encabezamientos de Materia (Sears List of Subject Headings)

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2010

A Four-Volume, Four-Year Collection Development Program H.W. Wilson's Senior High Core Collection (18th Edition) is an ongoing program to identify the best, most current material available to your library. It includes a main, library-bound guide to over 8,000 books plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists. Plus three subsequent, annual supplements to identify new and important work. The Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for grades 9 through 12. It includes analytical entries for parts of books, a list of recommended periodicals for high school libraries, and a list of recommended electronic resources. Titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in services to adolescents and young adults. The Collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support for the high school library or institution supporting high school students. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews.

Adam Duncan

Adam Duncan

Author: H W Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Adam Duncan

Adam Duncan

Author: H W Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Tenth Book of Junior Authors & Illustrators

Tenth Book of Junior Authors & Illustrators

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2009

Since the first volume was published in 1934, the Junior Authors & Illustrators series has been a welcome and essential source of information. Its biographical profiles have introduced generations of young readers to the authors and artists who create the books they know and love. Children and young adults, parents and educators, as well as aspiring children's book writers and illustrators, will also appreciate the valuable insights presented. The latest volume in this indispensable series covers over 180 award-winning authors and illustrators who represent the rich variety and multicultural nature of children's literature today. Included are Caldecott Honor Book illustrators Bryan Collier and Mo Willems; Newbery Medalists Cynthia Kadohata and Lynne Rae Perkins; popular fantasy creators Cornelia Funke and Rick Riordan; and cultural icons who have written critically acclaimed children's books, such as Julie Andrews and Holly Hobbie. Authors for teens are also well represented in profiles of Printz Award winners David Almond and Meg Rosoff and Printz Honor book recipients Laurie Halse Anderson, Sonya Hartnett, and Markus Zusak. Retrospective profiles in this volume include comprehensive overviews of the careers of some of children and young adult literature's greatest 20th century stars - Roald Dahl, Astrid Lindgren, and Dr. Seuss, among them - as well as those who continue to grow in their careers-such as Patricia Reilly Giff and Jane Yolen. The Tenth Book of Junior Authors & Illustrators reflects the diversity of children's literature today with profiles of many African-American, Hispanic, and Asian- American authors and artists, such as Robert Casilla, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Sean Qualls, and Yoko Kawashima Watkins/ The Tenth Book of Junior Authors & Illustrators provides the following: Lively anecdotes, important observations, and an account of each writer or artist's career An essential tool for readers' advisory, with lists of works by each person profiled Intimate first-person sketches-authors and illustrators speak directly and naturally to young readers in many of the entries Photographic portraits and jacket illustrations that enliven the entries A perfect starting point for further research-with lists of additional biographical sources Cross-references to pen names, which makes finding favorite authors easy A Cumulative Index guides readers to profiles in other Junior Authors & Illustrators volumes.

World Authors 2000-2005

World Authors 2000-2005

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2007

An all-new collection of biographies in the widely praised World Authors series, World Authors 2000-2005 covers some 300 novelists, poets, dramatists, essayists, scientists, biographers, and other authors whose books-published 2000 through 2005-represent the dawn of a new millennium of great literature. Well-researched, in-depth accounts (averaging 3,000 words), explore writers' backgrounds, formative experiences, and literary achievements: Many autobiographical accounts, written specifically for this volume Profiles also highlight critical response to authors' works Entries include suggested reading lists and bibliographies Photo of the author accompanies many of the entries World Authors contains reliable biographical data, plus candid anecdotes, opinions, and insights: Gregory Orr's disclosure that Probably the pivotal event in my life happened when I was 12 and was responsible for the death of a younger brother, Peter, in a hunting accident ; Martha McPhee's explanation that her novels rose from the beautiful wreckage of my childhood ; James D. Houston's account that the very desire to be a writer was seeded in those long ago Sunday morning [church] services where language itself was the primary means for connection with a higher power.

The International Book of Days

The International Book of Days

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2004

The International Book of Days is a unique record of world history. For each of the 366 days of the year, including February 29, several substantial essays explore significant events through their anniversaries or through other relevant dates. The emphasis is typically on the anniversary of particular events, although in some cases the birth dates or death dates of the individuals involved were used if necessity merited it. Religious events and secular holidays from virtually every country on Earth are also included. Cross-referencing to other essays in the book and to the indispensable companion volume, The American Book of Days, along with an extensive index, make finding information easy, and over 100 illustrations bring historical facts to life. Just a few of the fascinating entries: Jan. 19, 1966: Indira Gandhi is elected prime minister of India Feb. 23, 1997: Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, is announced in Scotland April 6, 1896: The first modern Olympic Games opens in Athens, Greece June 26, 2000: The Human genome is mapped Sept. 2, 1945: Ho Chi Min declares Vietnam's independence from France Nov. 20, 1910: The Mexican Revolution Dec. 25, 1991: The Soviet Union officially dissolves

Wilson Chronology of Human Rights

Wilson Chronology of Human Rights

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2003

The notion that all people have certain rights, simply by virtue of being human, is a defining issue at the center of human history, and the struggle to define and achieve these rights remains an important issue today. This book traces the history of that struggle, from 3,000 B.C. (the first evidence of slavery in southern Mesopotamia) to 2002, when the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of drug testing of student athletes.

Wilson Chronology of the World's Religions

Wilson Chronology of the World's Religions

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2001

Complete coverage of a broad range of religions makes this a great addition for both researchers and general readers. This is a thorough record of the major events in the development and spread of religions around the world - a guide to leaders, beliefs, influences over time, and much more. The Chronology begins with religion in prehistoric times-back to 100,000 B.C.E.-and ends in 2000. The entries in the chronology cover seven major themes in the prehistory and history of religion.

World Authors 1990-1995

World Authors 1990-1995

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/1999

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.

Wilson Chronology of Women's Achievements

Wilson Chronology of Women's Achievements

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/1998

This chronology is a record of women's history from ancient times to the present. This title cites thousands of events and issues in women's experience in these important areas: Politics, Law and War; Religion, Education and Everyday Life; Science, Technology and Medicine; and Arts and Literature.

Wilson Chronology of Ideas

Wilson Chronology of Ideas

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/1998

A record of philosophical, political, theological, and social thought from ancient times to the present. This fascinating volume cites important developments in: Anthropology, Criticism, Economics, Education, History and Biographies; Journalism, Linguistics and Languages; Philosophy, Political and Science; Psychology and Parapsychology, Religion and Mythology, and Sociology and Social Criticism.

World Authors 1900-1950

World Authors 1900-1950

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/1996

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.

World Authors 1985-1990

World Authors 1985-1990

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/1995

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.

World Authors 1980-1985

World Authors 1980-1985

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/1991

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.

Reference Shelf: Racial Tension in a Postracial Age

Reference Shelf: Racial Tension in a Postracial Age

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/1991

Many Americans would like to believe that because the United States has now twice elected a black president, we live in a postracial society where discrimination and racism do not exist or only do among outlying, insignificant extremists. Yet, there has been much in the news to contest this notion-not only in the form of police brutality in black communities but also in persisting residential segregation and social inequities between different populations. In opposition to claims of a postracial society, then, are cries of pervasive structural racism and the rise of such activist groups as Black Lives Matter. We have also seen a resurgence in debates around affirmative action and reparations for slavery. While race may be a social construct, it still has very real effects on national and global politics and society. This volume will explore the state of race in the United States today.

World Authors 1975-1980

World Authors 1975-1980

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/1985

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.

World Authors 1970-1975

World Authors 1970-1975

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/1979

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.

World Authors 1950-1970

World Authors 1950-1970

Author: H. W. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/1975

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.