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Jasper Place High School and EPSB subscribe to several EBooks that are available to students at school and at home.  For home access go to School Zone - passwords can be found under resources tab in school resources. 

  • English

Contemporary Novelists
Provides profiles of novelists from around the world; including lists of their works. For academic and general audiences.

Contemporary Poets
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of poets from around the world, written by subject experts.

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature.
Provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Includes examination of such motifs as Bewitching, Chance and Fate, Choice of Roads, Death or Departure of the Gods, the Double, Ghosts and Other Revenants, the Hero Cycle, Journey to the Otherworld, Magic Invulnerability, Soothsayer, Transformation, Tricksters, and more.

Shakespeare for Students, 2nd ed.
Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers
A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school. 

  • Social Studies

Industrial Revolution Reference Library 
Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines; manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity 
This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity; profiles perpetrators and heroes; and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

History Behind the Headlines
Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics; players; and layers of current affairs.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations; 12th ed.
Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail; from banking and securities to climate; from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Ancient Greece and Rome.
Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire.
A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers

Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction.
A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450.
Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
A survey of the Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history, art literature, economics and science curriculum. Presents 465 alphabetically arranged entries broadly covering people, places, events, concepts, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements from around 1350 to 1620. For students in grades 7 and higher.

World Religions Reference Library

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Political Theories for Students

New Encyclopedia of Africa



Science

Chemistry: Foundations and Applications
Provides a broad approach to chemistry; its laws; processes; applications and subdisciplines; and its many branches; including inorganic; industrial; atmospheric and computational chemistry as well as biotechnology; including biographies of scientists past and present.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
This set offers students and researchers comprehensive and easy-to-use information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Alphabetically arranged entries on land and water biomes range from 35 to 45 pages each and cover climate; vegetation; animal life; food web; plant and animaladaptations; endangered species; human effects on the biome; and more.

Biology
Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology and contains color illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary.

Climate Change: In Context
Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Alternative Energy.
This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science.
Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

World of Forensic Science
Guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences. 

World of Sports Science.
Consisting of 600 entries alphabetically organized across 2 volumes, entries will range in length from 250 to 2,500 words and include theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone. 

Nutrition and Well-Being, A to Z
This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history. 

  • CTS/CALM

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society; presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food; ethnicity and food; medieval banquets; and nutrient composition; among many others. Includes photographs; illustrations; sidebars; recipes; menus; and timelines. For students and general readers.

Alcohol 

Cocaine and Crack

Hallucinogens

Heroin

LSD

Marijuana

Narcotics

Nicotine

Opium

Stimulants