U•X•L Titles: “Valuable” and “Recommended” Resources


Searching for comprehensive reference books with information presented in an attractive, inviting way?在U•X•Lfamily is an “extraordinary, ambitious” collection “recommended” for serving the reference needs of middle school students. Producing several types of books: Encyclopedias, Biographies, Almanacs, Chronologies, and Primary Source volumes, U•X•L titles offer a number of ways to explore a particular subject.

The reviews speak for themselves…

U•X•L Civics

“Like other U•X•L sets, these volumes feature excellent supporting documentation and ancillary materials. Each volume contains the complete table of contents and index for the set, as well as appendices with the full text of founding American documents and student guides to civic engagement. The American Government volume includes extensive historical detail pertaining to the development of democracy and republican forms of government, as well as discussion of political philosophy. . . . Ample color photographs and visual aids complement the material and add to reader interest. These are suitable for both in-class use and inclusion in reference libraries”

–American Reference Books Annual, January, 2016

U•X•L Doomed: The Science Behind Disasters


–American Reference Books Annual, January, 2016

U•X•L Money: Making Sense of Economics and Personal Finance

“Connections between macroeconomics and the importance of establishing a good credit history can seem tenuous, but this excellent three-volume set makes the case that understanding economic theory . . . The third volume will be of especial importance to many high school students because it focuses on the basics of personal finance, providing concrete examples to help young people understand such topics as the implications of various types of student loans and the basics of investing in stocks and bonds”

–American Reference Books Annual, January, 2016

U•X•L World Eras

“With beautifully rendered illustrations enhancing an informed and informative text,U•X•L World Erasis a ten volume history series. . . . TheU•X•L World Erasseries is an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to high school, community, college, and university library World History reference collections.”

–Library Bookwatch, March, 2016


– American Reference Books Annual, June, 2016

U•X•L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, 2nd ed.

“Outstanding ancillary materials complement the smart choices of entries in these five volumes to produce a first-rate encyclopedia set covering meteorology and the effects of weather on living systems. . . . Topics range over both basic terms such as drought and cloud to less-known terms such as foehn and mesoscale convective complex. Each volume includes a complete table of contents, list of entries according to scientific field, glossary, index, and practical guides to activities and further research. Individual entries contain microglossaries, and most include visual aids such as photographs and full-color diagrams of various cycles”

– American Reference Books Annual, June, 2016


–Booklist, June, 2016

“10页部分研究和活动的想法provides related websites, weather information, and experiments that students can easily perform. The Words to Know section has definitions for weather and natural disaster vocabulary words used throughout the encyclopedia set but not their pronunciation. Each entry has multiple parts and a pop-out box with Words to Know, a full-color photograph, map, or drawing, and suggestions for related words to look for in the encyclopedia. There are also pop-out boxes that explain a news story, a scientific event, etc. related to the entry. A Where to Learn More section lists books, periodicals, and websites for additional research.

–School Library Connection, October, 2016


“Each entry covers the history, raw materials, design, manufacturing, safety, and quality control of an item, and features two critical-thinking questions as well as a bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites for a variety of foods, high-tech products, and pop-culture items. Frequent sidebars give additional information, questions to discuss, and color illustrations on the entry. “Words to Know” is a separate sidebar for each topic. A “Readers Guide” and “Ten Research and Activity Ideas” can be found in each volume as well as the set index. The research ideas provide cross-disciplinary projects for classroom or library use, related entries, and websites for more information or activities. This is an excellent selection for budding scientists and those teachers and librarians looking for STEM project ideas as well as those who are curious about where common products originated.”

–Booklist, July, 2016

“”These volumes would be good additions in a middle school reference section, and I could also see them as valuable additions for lower level high school students as well as reluctant readers.”

-Deb Grove, Retired Library Media Specialist, 2016

U•X•L Sustainable Living

“虽然标题可能意味着仅仅实用指南,这个复杂的百科全书也解决,如碳循环和代际责任和具体事件的概念,如美国农业法案和环境与发展的联合国会议的通过。188金宝搏北京赛车每个体积包括优良的辅助材料。。。个别条目包括自己的微型词汇表和列表资源,两个网站和书籍,为进一步研究。百科全书中确实包含对有志于实际应用的读者有用的资源。许多侧边栏提供了可以用来研究方案的信息。。。。 ”

– American Reference Books Annual, June, 2016

“Pictures and colorful text boxes help to clarify and enrich the text while contributing to the book’s attractive layout. Each article closes with a list of related articles in the book and additional recommended books, periodicals, and websites. Entries are also listed by components of sustainability, which helps to illustrate how environmental issues affect multiple aspects of life and should help students organize their research. This title provides an excellent overview of environmental topics and will be a valuable resource as students begin research. Students needing in-depth information will need to look further. Recommended.”

–School Library Connection, October, 2016

U•X•L titles are available in print, as well as eBook format on theGVRL平台。立即与您的代表!

Leave a Comment