Gale Products Named Outstanding Academic Titles By Choice Magazine

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 5, 2010 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is proud to have five of its print and electronic resources named Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice magazine.

The Outstanding Academic Titles, appearing in the January print issue and inChoice Reviews Online, include books and electronic resources chosen by theChoice editorial staff over the past year. They have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field and their value as an important – often the first – treatment of their subject.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, 3rd edition – An update and expansion on the award-winning second edition of this set, addressing social, medical, legal and political issues related to substance use and addictive behavior. New essays report on contemporary socio-political topics such as the role of drugs and alcohol in the media, the prevalence of drugs in the international sports and fashion industries, the relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism and the impact of the Internet on drug and alcohol use. The third edition also expands international coverage of historical and modern perspectives on drug, alcohol and tobacco use in more than 30 countries and regions. Many of the 545 topical entries are enhanced by statistical charts, graphs, tables and photographs.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy – The field of environmental ethics is a new but now well-established sub-discipline of philosophy. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophyaddresses the needs of upper high school students, undergraduate researchers, teachers and professors, as well as general readers by examining the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies and debates. More than 300 peer-reviewed articles cover concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology and eco-sabotage. Additional features include 200 photographs and illustrations, a thematic outline, an annotated bibliography and a comprehensive index.

Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia – Uniquely focused on the teacher-student dynamic, the Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Teachers, school psychologists, those studying developmental and school psychology and the general reader will find nearly 300 alphabetically arranged essays examining how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status and more. In addition to these topical essays, biographical entries on leaders in educational psychology are included.

Global Issues in Context – This new electronic resource offers global perspectives on issues of international importance, current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations. Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues, such as genocide in Darfur, product safety of Chinese imports, sectarian violence in Iraq, changing weather patterns across the globe and disaster recovery in Indonesia and New Orleans. It also includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies and, international periodicals and news sources that bring additional insight and currency.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive – This digital archive is a four part series, devoted to the study and understanding of the history of slavery in America. Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition is a scholarly collection of approximately 1.5 million pages of primary source documents shedding light on the abolitionist movement and the conflicts within it, the anti- and pro-slavery arguments of the period, and the debates on the subject of colonization. Assembling a wide variety of materials – monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, periodicals and other documents – this new digital archive, developed under the guidance of a board of scholars, explores the various components of the debate with a focus on economic, gender, legal, religious and government issues. By providing access to rare collections, until now only available in microfilm, this digital collection presents new research opportunities to scholars while the combination of types of materials exposes students to different approaches in the research process. Future Series include Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, Part III: Institution of Slavery and Part IV: Age of Emancipation.

“Having these resources recognized as outstanding is an honor,” said Frank Menchaca, Gale’s executive vice president of publishing. “We are gratified to have our commitment to developing the best resources available for faculty, students and researchers acknowledged in this way. We are very proud to be part of the Choice list.”

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

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