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UXL American Decades. Julie L. Carnagie, Rob Nagel, Sara Pendergast, and Tom Pendergast, eds. Detroit: UXL, 2003. 1921 pp.
This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.
11 volumes:
Cumulative Index

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library. Judson Knight and Stacy A. McConnell, eds. Detroit: UXL, 2000. 626 pp.
The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.
3 volumes:
Almanac Volume 1: Egypt-India
Almanac Volume 2: China – Rome
Cumulative Index

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast, eds. Detroit: UXL, 2004. 1022 pp.
Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.
5 volumes:
The Ancient World
Early Cultures Across the Globe
European Cultures from the Renaissance to the Modern Era
Modern World Part 1: 1900-1945
Modern World Part II: 1946-2003

Middle Ages Reference Library. Judy Galens and Judson Knight, eds. Detroit: UXL, 2001. 800 pp.
How did the Sunni Shiite split in medieval times bring about modern tensions between Iran and Iraq? Middle Ages Reference Library helps students answer this question and many other enigmas by encouraging them to see how events and ideas are linked.
5 volumes:
Vol. 1: Biographies
Vol. 2: Biographies
Primary Sources
Cumulative Index

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library. Julie L. Carnagie, Peggy Saari, and Aaron Saari, eds. Detroit: UXL, 2002. 1234 pp.
This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.
6 volumes:.
Vol. 1: Almanac
Vol. 2: Almanac
Vol. 1: Biographies
Vol. 2: Biographies
Primary Sources
Cumulative Index

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances. Barbara C. Bigelow, ed. Detroit: UXL, 2006. 902 pp.
eBook access is new; the print edition has been in our collection,
Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.
5 volumes:

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History Coming November 2008!
8 volumes