Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.The first two titles in the Companions series were the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and the Cambridge Companion to Chaucer, which were both published in 1986 and have since been updated with new editions. Now, over 600 titles have been published with the intention not only to offer a comprehensive overview of their chosen topic, but to display and provoke lively and controversial debate.Cambridge Core hosts the online version of the printed series and includes over 600 Companion titles, over 4,000 essays, as well as bibliographies and further reading. It is fully searchable by author, title, topic, or theme.
Issues & Controversies explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture. Updated weekly, with a wire-service newsfeed providing the latest headline stories, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles designed to inspire thought-provoking debates and research papers. Since its inception in 1995, Issues & Controversies has been a core student and educator resource for understanding and writing about contemporary events and conflicts, as well as for debate prep. It also provides comprehensive coverage and analysis every year of the National High School Debate Topic.
In addition to its original articles, Issues & Controversies features breaking news from Reuters®; editorials and opinion pieces from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Atlantic, and other major newspapers and magazines; and helpful background information, including the central pro/con arguments, essential primary documents, vital statistics, and chronologies of key events. Many articles include full-length videos from Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates—featuring leading authorities and experts debating the major issues of our time—which can be viewed in their entirety, by predefined segments, or with the help of a complete, searchable transcript. Selected key issues also feature original overview videos, enhanced lessons, and additional educator resources to introduce students to the topic and help instructors present the material.
A valuable reference resource, Nations of the World: A Political, Economic & Business Handbook profiles every nation and self-governing territory around the world, offering political, economic, and business information in an easy-to-access, single-volume format. Supplemented by maps, charts and tables, this in-depth yet accessible information makes Nations of the World a valuable and sought-after reference, providing researchers with a unique background on every country worldwide.
"PLOS (for Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit open access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license."
It contains free journals of the subjects of biology, medicine, genetics, neglected tropical diseases, computational biology, and pathogens.