Reference eBooks

This collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources are free for patrons of the Daniel Boone Regional Library. You can use them from home with your DBRL card number. Tips for accessing library databases.

Business

  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 20
    eBook, 2011 edition. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 21
    eBook, 2011 edition. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 22
    eBook, 2011 edition. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • Encyclopedia of American Industries
    eBook, 6th edition, 3v, 2011. A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.
  • Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
    eBook, 6th edition, 2011. Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.
  • Encyclopedia of Global Industries
    eBook, 5th edition, 2011. Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business
    eBook, 4th edition, 2v, 2011. Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.
  • Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management and Entrepreneurship
    eBook, 2v, 2008

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Health & Medicine

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
    eBook, 3rd edition, 4v, 2009. Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
    eBook, 3rd edition, 2v, 2010. Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence
    eBook, 2nd edition, 4v, 2011. Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
    eBook, 3rd edition, 2v, 2010. Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
    eBook, 4th edition. Includes information on more than 1,700 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.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
    eBook, 2nd edition, 2v, 2008
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
    eBook, 3rd Edition. This set provides more than 1,000 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers
    eBook, 5v, 2009. Covers various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. Also includes topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses.

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History & Geography

  • Cities of the United States
    eBook, 7th edition, 4v, 2012. Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

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Legal

  • American Law Yearbook: A Guide to the Year's Major Legal Cases
    eBook, 2011 edition. Annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
    eBook, 3rd edition, 14v, 2011. Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

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Science

  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
    eBook, 3v, 2008
  • Environmental Encyclopedia
    eBook, 4th edition. Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2
    eBook, 2nd Edition. A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution
    eBook, Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

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  • American Law Yearbook: A Guide to the Year's Major Legal Cases
    2011 edition. Annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases.

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  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 20
    2011 edition. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 21
    2011 edition. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 22
    2011 edition. Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

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  • Cities of the United States
    7th edition, 4v, 2012. Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

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  • Encyclopedia of American Industries
    6th edition, 3v, 2011. A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.
  • Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
    6th edition, 2011. Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.
  • Encyclopedia of Global Industries
    5th edition, 2011. Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
    3v, 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business
    4th edition, 2v, 2011. Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.
  • Environmental Encyclopedia
    4th edition. Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
  • Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management and Entrepreneurship
    2v, 2008

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  • The Baby Boom: Americans Born 1946 to 1964
    5th edition, 2006
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
    3rd edition, 4v, 2009. Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
    3rd edition, 14v, 2011. Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
    3rd edition, 2v, 2010. Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence
    2nd edition, 4v, 2011. Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
    3rd edition, 2v, 2010. Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
    4th edition. Includes information on more than 1,700 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.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
    2nd edition, 2v, 2008
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
    3rd Edition. This set provides more than 1,000 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers
    5v, 2009. Covers various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. Also includes topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses.
  • The Millennials: Americans Born 1977 to 1994
    3rd edition, 2006

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