Essential Articles 2014
The resource for issues

Full colour
Completely copiable
Now online!
Buy it now £49.95

Subscription £39.95

Essential Articles 2014 is the latest volume in 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, Fact File and Key Organisations) 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 They don’t have to weed out the irrelevant, outdated or eccentric references they might find in a web search.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.
"Another brilliant Essential Articles. It gets even better every year! Such a useful and eclectic range of articles and points of views. It is a major resource for school librarians - brilliant as hard copy and also online. It can be used in so many different subject areas - real value for money! I love the poster too." Geoff Dubber, School Library Association, Sept 2012

"Every year I am astonished at the range and quality of this invaluable resource; the editorial work, and care, supporting such value is SUPERB." The School Librarian

"Wonderful Carel Press - you help make my life easier with Essential Articles etc." Irene Marillat, Tolworth Girls’ School

Essential Articles, Fact File: "Wonderful online resources saving time for teachers, pupils and librarians. Being available 24/7 and offsite provides the level of access that all librarians wish to offer. They are inexpensive for online resources and can be heavily used if promoted at every opportunity" The School Librarian

"Invaluable" Mrs Madeline Secombe, Greenford High School, Ealing

"I am always impressed by the range and quality of the articles." Susan Waller, Head of Learning & Life Skills, Kent College Pembury

"Essential Articles is our Bible when it comes to reading material for Communication modules." John Hayes, Dundee College

"The single most important resource in any school library ... Superb high quality contents covering hundreds of issues and controversies ... Much more useful, infinitely more accessible and far less biased than an internet search ... flexible, user-friendly" Eileen Armstrong, The School Librarian

"Essential Articles has got to rival the Guinness Book of Records as the single most important resource in any school library. It should be every student’s first stop in searching for timely, topical manageable information about issues ... Superb high quality contents covering hundreds of issues and controversies ... Much more useful, infinitely more accessible and far less biased than an internet search ... flexible and user-friendly ... gets better with every volume"
Eileen Armstrong, The School Librarian

"Compelling articles that support focussed discussion, in contrast to ‘cut-and-paste’ internet research."
Youth Work Now

"Much internet information is subjective, partial, or downright spurious - and there's simply too much for students to take in. Essential Articles helps provide manageable amounts, with curriculum focus, and balanced points of view. To cut through the clutter of current awareness, it's crucial."
Alec Williams, Trainer, Consultant and former SLA Chair

"Great new format - our pupils really appreciate it"
Sue Bussey, Derby High School
A site licence allows you to use Essential Articles online on multiple computers across your campus or school and even allows students to login at home.

To find out more click on EA online above.

We can set up IP access from your school or college removing the need for a password. This makes it easy to link to Essential Articles online from your intranet or website, making it easily accessible to students.
School site licence
£24.95 +vat
FE college site licence: per site
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

When you subscribe to Essential Articles and also to Fact File you get 10% discount off all our resources - click here.
Subscription price £39.95
Researching Issues? Poster
Download a free A4 poster highlighting the Complete Issues website here

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

Essential Articles back issues
Purchase back issues here.

Save even more: Essential Articles can also be purchased as part of our Complete Issues Package!


See also
Extra copy of Essential Articles 2014
Fact File 2013
Essential Articles back issues