Essential Articles 2017
The resource for issues

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Essential Articles 2017 is the latest volume in the annual series for students aged 11-18. In full colour and copiable, it includes over 80 articles, picked from thousands, guaranteed to spark debate on key issues and controversies.

Essential Articles is online too! Access to the book over the internet makes it more usable and accessible for teachers and students.

Essential Articles covers a wide range of topics from a variety of viewpoints – on our Complete Issues website (which combines Essential Articles and Fact File) you can find relevant articles, statistics and websites in seconds.

How is Essential Articles used?
To support work across the curriculum in areas such as English, Social Studies, General Studies as well as for assemblies. It suits both class work & individual research. The PDFs are ideal for use with interactive whiteboards and it is a superbly flexible resource in the library/LRC.

How do students/pupils use it?
Students can get to the heart of a topic within seconds and it's accessible enough for independent research. They don’t have to weed out the irrelevant, outdated or eccentric references they might find in a web search. The attractive presentation encourages browsing, reading & research.
Online Expansion Pack - For purchasers of Essential Articles and Fact File

The Online Expansion Pack includes a site licence which gives you access to any printed editions of Essential Articles and Fact File that you have purchased for 1 year. This means you and your students can search the books in one place and view the contents online. Access is on multiple computers at once and also allows students to login at home.

Online Expansion Pack

(1 year) £49.95+vat
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"I never cease to be impressed by Essential Articles. What another excellent edition – brilliantly selected articles on a wide range of sensitive and very pertinent issues for young people, useful for many topics across the school curriculum. A super edition indeed and many of the articles are real eye openers that will raise debate & discussion in classrooms. Every secondary school library in this country needs at least one copy (so too the PSHE Department)! Keep up the good work." Geoff Dubber, SLA, Sept 2015

"'I have just had excellent feedback from a pupil who recognised how she could use Essential Articles 2016 not only in English but to help with her Geography assignment. Another example was a pupil who said “Do you have anything on Poverty?” I had books on World Poverty but as she was looking at poverty in the UK we found exactly was she was looking for in Essential Articles." Anne Renstead, Librarian, Eyemouth High School, Berwickshire, Sept 2015

Guaranteed to spark debate on key issues and controversies ... the multitude of curriculum uses for the Complete Issues package would take too long to list and I would sincerely hope that every self respecting school library already has Complete Issues ... Essential Articles is beautifully produced. The text and layout of the articles are much better presented than the majority of original publications and with the addition of illuminating photos. Many students would be put off reading small dense newspaper articles in the broadsheets and few would come across some of the specialist publications used here. Have it available for browsing and general reading! Your online access ensures you will lose nothing you need to support learning." The School Librarian, Spring 2015
If you subscribe to Essential Articles you will save £10 on the book this year and in the future you receive the new volume each year automatically. We are so confident that you will like and use Essential Articles that even subscription copies are sent out on approval and can be returned

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Free posters promoting Essential Articles
Library version with box for username & password
Library version without box for username & password
LRC version with box for username & password
LRC version without box for username & password

Researching Issues? Poster

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Contents Pages

Download the contents pages for Essential Articles 2017 here

Essential Articles: general teaching and research ideas
One page pdf with great ideas here

Essential Articles back issues
Purchase back issues here.