Site Help

Comprised of curriculum-related content based on awarding-winning print resources, Cavendish Square Digital offers easy-to-use, richly illustrated materials for online researchers. If you do not find the answer to your question in our extensive help section, please contact us for further assistance.



System Requirements

Cavendish Square Digital is supported on Windows and macOS. To ensure the best experience, we recommend using the latest version of your preferred browser:

  • Chrome or Chromium-based browser (current and previous two versions)

  • Firefox (current and previous two versions)

  • Safari (current and previous two versions)

The site is compatible with Apple and Android devices, netbooks, interactive whiteboards, Chromebooks, 2-in-1 laptops, and learning management systems such as Blackboard and Google+.

Cavendish Square Digital supports integration with all major LMS systems.


Accessing the Site

Cavendish Square Digital is a subscription-based website. You can log on to the site in four ways: via username and password, referring URL, IP authentication, and Google Single Sign-On.

If you have trouble accessing the site, please contact the person inside your school, library, or institution in charge of database access. If you need further help, please contact us. When contacting us, please have ready your account information, including the name of the institution or individual on the account.


Single Sign-On (SSO)

Institutions configure Google Single Sign-On (SSO) to make it fast and easy for users to access multiple products. Interested customers should contact Customer Service to implement Single Sign-On with Cavendish Square Digital. If your institution uses SSO, and has configured this site to work with it, users can simply click the “Instant Login” button and sign in with their Google SSO credentials. Rosen Publishing does not sell any data from Google Single Sign-On or use it for marketing purposes.

Editorial Philosophy

Over 55 compelling research databases from Cavendish Square Publishing—a trusted authority in nonfiction resources—are available online with Cavendish Square Digital. 

All content in Cavendish Square Digital is presented in an accessible, interactive manner that makes research relevant and engaging. Authoritative, user-friendly articles make complex topics understandable. Supporting curriculum initiatives and promoting digital literacy and contemporary and traditional research skills, Cavendish Square Digital is an invaluable learning tool for 21st-century learners.

Cavendish Square Digital is a rich, reliable source for research and learning. Content is sourced from a talented range of experts and authors. Stunning photos, charts, diagrams, and timelines partner with informative text to offer learners content that is both required and inspired. Cavendish Square Digital covers the subjects that are high-stakes and high-interest for today’s students.

Cavendish Square Digital draws on Cavendish Square's extensive and growing list of new and backlist books from its most trusted and respected series and reference volumes. Through a rigorous editorial process, all content is thoroughly reviewed and revised as needed for online use. Content is written by professional writers, experienced in communicating to a student audience and with expertise in a range of subjects.

Cavendish Square Digital does not accept advertising.

Usage Statistics and Promotional Materials

Cavendish Square Digital offers materials to help librarians and educators effectively promote this online resource. Educators can also view usage statistics. You will find the tools you need here



At Cavendish Square Digital, we are committed to ensuring that our products are accessible to all users, including persons with disabilities.

Cavendish Square Digital meets all level-one guidelines of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. It is also designed to meet Priority 1 and 2 of the Web 3 Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Compliance with each of these guidelines has also been documented and reviewed during the visual design build phase.


Cavendish Square Digital also features accessiBe, an accessibility tool that helps make our site friendlier for users with disabilities. Users can adjust accessiBe’s settings to clear flashes, enhance visuals, reduce distractions, increase focus, and optimize for screen readers, among other features. For users with screen readers, the tool is enabled automatically. AccessiBe aims to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. You can check all the features by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner of the screen on any page. From there, you can explore all the tools that are available.


If you have trouble accessing or reading any part of this site, please contact us.


External Links and Resources

All recommended websites and organizations are annotated and reviewed by Cavendish Square Digital's team of editors, professionals experienced in creating content for students.

However, since web content is constantly changing, Cavendish Square Publishing recommends that young users check with their parents or teachers before visiting any linked websites.

Recommended nonfiction books are based on careful assessment of the quality, accuracy, and currency of available age-appropriate titles, as well as suggestions from teachers and librarians.


The Cavendish Square Digital homepage features both a list browse and a grid browse for accessing titles. You may toggle between the two views by clicking the icons centered above the title list. The list browse includes a text description of each database. To view the description while in the grid browse, click any thumbnail image to see more information on that title. To reach the homepage from anywhere in the site, simply click the Cavendish Square Digital logo on the upper left of any page.

The homepage's highly visual design and navigation draws users into the resource and encourages inquiry and curiosity. Clicking the “Explore This Title” link will take you to that title's list of articles. Once on the title page, you will be able to browse articles by keyword search or from an alphabetical list.

Navigation and Search

Cavendish Square Digital allows you to find articles using the interactive homepage's visual browse, the title page's alphabetical list or keyword search, or a site-wide text and media search.

Visual Browse

Visual browse is accessed directly on the homepage. You may toggle between a grid or list view of all titles. Both views include descriptive text describing each title, as well as a link inviting you to Explore This Title.

Once you have selected a title, you will be able to browse articles alphabetically or through a keyword search. 


You can search for an article from any page using the search box in the top right corner. Simply type in your search term(s) and hit enter or click on the magnifying glass. This will produce two types of search results: Text search and media search. Text search results will appear on the search results page. Media search results (images, diagrams, maps, and timelines) can be accessed by clicking the Media tab at the top of the search results page.

If your search does not return any results, the site will suggest other search terms that will return better results for you. Your results page will display “Did you mean” with up to three choices of alternate searches. Click any of those terms to start a new search with the term.

Text Search Results

Text search results appear on the search results page in a numeric list. The search term is highlighted in the search results. Users will view the name of an article, the content from the article that corresponds to the search term, and the title the article appears in. Clicking on a result will take the user to the article section that contains the search term.

To the left of the text search tab, you can filter your results to narrow your search. After conducting a search, select which title(s) you would like to include in your refined results. You can reset this by selecting "show all results" at the top of the window. 

If no results are found, the site will suggest a possible alternative.

Media Search Results

Media search results appear by selecting the Media tab at the top of the search results page. You will find images that correspond to the search term. Clicking on the item will take you to the article section where the image appears. On the media results tab, you can select which media types you would like to display (e.g., photographs or maps). You can reset this by selecting "show all results" at the top of the window. You can toggle back to text results by clicking the Text tab at the top of the search results page.



All articles are laid out in the same format to allow for easy reading and navigation. The left side of each page features buttons that allow you to print or email the article. The Cite button lets you generate citations using NoodleTools. You can also view the article citation in MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), or Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) format.

The article table of contents appears below these buttons. Click on any section in the table of contents to navigate to that section. You can also click on the article links in the Investigate section to read about topics related to the current article.

Each article contains Research Tools and a Media Gallery. These can be accessed at the top of each article page. The Research Tools menu may contain links to lists of websites, recommended reading lists, and many other helpful research documents. The Media Gallery gives you a glimpse of all the images contained in the article at-a-glance. Clicking an image will bring to you to the area of the article where the image appears in context.

Below the Research Tools and Media Gallery buttons, you will find a navigation pane that displays which title the article you are reading appears in. Clicking the Home button will return you to the Cavendish Square Digital homepage, where you can browse all titles using the grid or list view. Clicking the title name will return you to the alphabetical article list for that title.

In the top right corner of each article are three helpful tools:

1. The Select Language drop-down menu allows you to instantly translate article text into over 100 languages.

2. The Share tool allows you to save and share articles with family and friends via Facebook or other services. With this feature, full articles can be viewed with no login required.

3. The Save button allows you to save the article to Google Drive.

Disclaimer: Cavendish Square Digital offers a machine translation of selected content. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Cavendish Square Publishing makes no representations or warranties with respect to these translations.

At the bottom of each section, you can find the article citation in MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style format.



All articles contain visual elements. To view an image in its full-size format, click the “View Full Size” link. A new window will open containing the image. This is especially useful for viewing images that contain labels. From this window, you can print the image. You can also share the image using the "Share" link. This allows you to share the image via Facebook or other services. With this feature, images can be viewed with no login required. Users can also download images by clicking the "Download" button. Images downloaded using the download button will also capture citation information.



Cavendish Square Digital is proud to offer text-to-speech by ReadSpeaker. Text-to-speech helps newer, challenged, or ESL readers by allowing them to “Listen” to article text as it is read aloud. ReadSpeaker works within all supported browsers.

Text-to-speech is accessible in two ways. First, by clicking the “Listen” button at the top of each article section. This opens a small audio player directly on the page, where you can “Listen” to the section text read aloud in either a male or female voice, pause or stop the audio, and adjust the audio speed and volume to your liking.

The player also includes a drop-down menu with access to even more settings, including controls over how text is highlighted as it is read, the ability to scroll pages automatically in synchronization with the text being read, a way to enlarge text as it is read so that it’s easier to see, a page mask that helps readers focus by dimming the browser window except for a resizable band surrounding the text being read, and more. And the menu’s Text Mode option lets you display article section text in a separate window free from distraction, while providing granular control over text characteristics such as type size, color, spacing, and font, including the ability to apply the Open Dyslexic font designed to mitigate some symptoms of dyslexia. Finally, the menu gives you the option to download an article section’s audio as an MP3 file directly to your device.

In addition, ReadSpeaker integrates with Google Translate to provide text-to-speech in 13 languages besides English. When you choose Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish in the Select Language drop-down menu at the top-right of every article section and then click “Listen”, the player seamlessly reads the translated text as it appears on the page aloud.

The second way to activate text-to-speech is by selecting text in an article—either a word, sentence, or entire paragraph—and clicking “Listen” in the popup menu that appears. The popup menu also includes a dictionary for quick text definitions and the ability to translate selected text into multiple languages.

There’s a Help button in the ReadSpeaker drop-down menu, which includes topics that should answer any questions you have about the text-to-speech feature.

Text Translation

The text translation feature provided by Google Translate allows users to translate article text into more than 100 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Just select the language of your choice from the drop-down menu at the top of each article section.

Enhanced Text Visibility

Enhanced text visibility, a way to enlarge article text so that it’s easier to see, is available in ReadSpeaker, the text-to-speech feature available in all Cavendish Square Digital articles. To turn on enhanced text visibility in an article, click the “Listen” button at the top of each article section, click the menu icon in the upper-left corner of the ReadSpeaker player, and select Enlarge Text.


In all articles, the Print button in the left navigation bar will open a new window that allows you to either print the current section of the article you are viewing or to print the entire article. Images and the article citation will be printed.

You can also print the current section by going to your browser’s File menu and selecting the Print option. If you have difficulty printing, please check your printer setup.


Click the Email button in the left navigation bar to email an article to yourself or someone else. When you click this button, a new window containing a form will open. You must enter your name, your email address, and the recipient’s email address. If you wish to send the article to yourself, put your own email address in the field for the recipient’s email address.

You may also enter an optional greeting/message to the recipient and attach images from the article to your email if you wish. The article citation will also be included in the email in MLA (Modern Language Association) format, APA (American Psychological Association), or Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) format.

Email messages, in rare cases, may take up to an hour to be received after they are sent. If you have trouble receiving email sent from the site, please check your email junk mailbox or filter, or check the spelling of the email address to which you are sending.


Click the Cite button on the left navigation bar to use the NoodleTools citation generator. You can also see the article citation in MLA (Modern Language Association) format, APA (American Psychological Association), or Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) format.

Usage Statistics

You can view your account information and usage statistics from throughout the site. First, log into the site as a subscriber. Then click the link to Educator Resources in the site footer. From the Educator Resources page, click the link to Usage Statistics in the left navigation bar. Then simply log in with your administrative username and password to access your account information and usage statistics.

Contact Us

If you need further site help, you can contact the Cavendish Square Digital support team in several ways.

Contact us
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Contact us toll-free by phone at (877) 980-4450.

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Cavendish Square Digital
Cavendish Square Publishing
243 5th Avenue, Suite 136
New York, NY 10016