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      health reference series

      Disabilities Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 600 pages. Nov. 2015.

      Basic consumer health information for people with disabilities and their caregivers about impairments caused by birth defects, sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities, chronic illness, injury, and trauma, along with facts about assistive technologies, special education and legal, employment, and financial issues. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.


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      Web Price: $85.00

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      defining moments

      The Lewis and Clark Expedition

      By: Laurie Collier Hillstrom
      Library binding. 240 pages. October 2015.

      Provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the epic journey through the unknown western wilderness undertaken by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery in 1803-1806. Includes biographies of principal figures involved in this pivotal episode in U.S. history, primary source documents, and more.

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      Web Price: $54.00

Free Resources

  • The Birthday of Andrew Carnegie—November 25th

    Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835-August 11, 1919) was a business leader during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The founder of Carnegie Steel, he revolutionized and dominated the American steel industry; he also became a pioneering philanthropist who donated some $50 million to build public libraries. He was one of the main figures of the Gilded Age, an era of American history, extending roughly from 1865 to 1901, that was characterized by unchecked economic development, political corruption, extreme income disparities between rich and poor, and the transformation from a rural, farming culture to an urban, industrial society.

    free resource button small  The Birthday of Andrew Carnegie—November 25thA biography of Andrew Carnegie is provided in this selection from Defining Moments: The Gilded Age.

    Additional information about the Gilded Age, plus more biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Gilded Age.

    Posted: November 15, 2015

  • November is National Diabetes Month

    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and adolescents, and the incidence of the disease in people under the age of 20 has increased significantly over the last decade. Even type 2 diabetes, which used to occur almost exclusively in adults, is now appearing more often in this group. Teens with diabetes and their families face unique challenges coping with the disease.

    National Diabetes Month focuses attention on issues related to diabetes and the people who are impacted by it, and is a chance to raise awareness about steps people can take to prevent and the disease.

    free resource button small  November is National Diabetes MonthThis chapter, from Diabetes Information for Teens, 2nd Edition, provides information and resources for teens about finding diabetes-friendly recipes and cookbooks.

    Comprehensive information about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes in teens and is available in Diabetes Information for Teens, 2nd Edition. Complete information about diabetes in adults and children is available in Diabetes Sourcebook, 6th Edition, to be published in January 2016.

    Posted: November 1, 2015