Ancient and Medieval History

Ancient and Medieval History

World History from Prehistory through the Mid-1500's

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key eras, civilizations, and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, suggested readings, and suggested search terms. All the Infobase history databases in a collection are fully cross-searchable.

  • Comprehensive Coverage: With Ancient and Medieval History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.
  • Easy Access to Content: Featured content in Ancient and Medieval History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page.
  • Editorially Curated Topic Centers: Ancient and Medieval History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular civilization or era.

Civilizations covered include:

    • Ancient and Medieval Africa: 5000 BCE–1500 CE
    • Ancient Egypt: 5000 BCE–650 CE
    • Ancient Near East: 4000 BCE–650 CE
    • Ancient Greece: 3300 BCE–30 BCE
    • Ancient and Medieval Asia: 3000 BCE–1600 CE
    • The Americas: 2000 BCE–1500 CE
    • Ancient Rome: 800 BCE–500 CE
    • Medieval Europe: 500 CE–1500 CE
    • Islamic World: 570 CE–1500 CE.

Eras covered include:

    • Origins of Human Society: Beginnings–4000 BCE
    • Early Civilizations: 4000–1000 BCE
    • Classical Traditions: 1000 BCE–300 CE
    • Expanding Zones of Exchange: 300–1000
    • Intensified Hemispheric Interactions: 1000–1450
  • Suggested Research Topics: Each Topic Center in Ancient and Medieval History includes handpicked selections showcasing the best resources for each topic—including in-depth overview essays—and providing guidance for research.
  • Primary Sources: Ancient and Medieval History includes hundreds of primary sources, many with introductions that provide context and background—perfect for strengthening critical-thinking skills.
  • Videos, Images, Maps, and Slideshows: Ancient and Medieval History’s videos and original, interactive whiteboard-friendly slideshows offer a fascinating visual introduction to key topics and themes, stimulating interest and providing convenient overviews and “lecture launcher” material.
  • Biographies: Under “Featured People,” Ancient and Medieval History includes helpful lists of notable archaeologists, notable ancient writers, famous Roman emperors, important pharaohs and queens of Egypt, great military leaders, popes, and famous philosophers. Each list includes dates of birth and death, a brief descriptor of the person’s achievements, and a link to relevant search results.
  • Themes in Ancient and Medieval History: Ancient and Medieval History’s Themes in Ancient History and Themes in Medieval History sections each explore 14 major themes across the entire era by region. Organized around critical subjects such as climate and geography, economy, government organization, migration and population movements, religion, and social organization, the essays trace the progress of medieval history across the world. These sections allow students to focus on a particular theme across the span of ancient and medieval world history. Discussion questions for each theme encourage students to think critically.
  • Overview Essays: Ancient and Medieval History includes substantial and thorough overview essays giving extensive background on relevant historical topics and eras.
  • Book Chapters: Chapters from authoritative print titles written by noted historians complement the thousands of encyclopedia entries, biographies, definitions, and other resources Ancient and Medieval History provides. Book chapters allow for original thinking and are ideal for an in-depth study of a topic.
  • Authoritative Source List: Ancient and Medieval History features a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of expertly researched and written content in the database, including articles from a wealth of award-winning proprietary and distinguished print titles, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, and a list of contributors to the database—information researchers can trust.
  • Curriculum Tools: This section of Ancient and Medieval History features writing and research tips for students and educators, including:
    • Advice on analyzing and understanding editorial cartoons, primary sources, and online sources
    • Guides for presenting research, including avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, completing a primary source worksheet, summarizing articles, and writing research papers
    • Educator tools, including advice on preventing plagiarism and using editorial cartoons in class.
  • Full Cross-Searchability: Ancient and Medieval History is fully cross-searchable with any combination of the other Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.

  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists that can be filtered by Topic Center
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
  • Searchable timelines, including a detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus civilization-specific timelines
  • Maps and graphs with descriptions
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • Save content directly to Google Drive
  • Single sign-on with Google or Microsoft
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • A variety of integration options and partners, including Canvas and D2L (Desire2Learn)
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, and number of search results
  • Persistent record links
  • Search Assist technology
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

  • Ancient and Medieval Africa: 5000 BCE–1500 CE
  • Ancient Egypt: 5000 BCE–650 CE
  • Ancient Near East: 4000 BCE–650 CE
  • Ancient Greece: 3300 BCE–30 BCE
  • Ancient and Medieval Asia: 3000 BCE–1600 CE
  • The Americas: 2000 BCE–1500 CE
  • Ancient Rome: 800 BCE–500 CE
  • Medieval Europe: 500 CE–1500 CE
  • Islamic World: 570 CE–1500 CE.

  • Origins of Human Society: Beginnings–4000 BCE
  • Early Civilizations: 4000–1000 BCE
  • Classical Traditions: 1000 BCE–300 CE
  • Expanding Zones of Exchange: 300–1000
  • Intensified Hemispheric Interactions: 1000–1450

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

Selected Infobase databases now feature an “Export to NoodleTools” option for citation information. This new feature can be found via the Citation pop-up window on any page users wish to cite. The databases that now have NoodleTools include: American History African American History American Ind…read more →

Check Out the New Overview Videos for Ancient and Medieval History and Modern World History

Interested in our Ancient and Medieval History and Modern World History databases? Want to see how they work? Check out the overview videos below!     Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s. Modern World History offers…read more →

Ancient and Medieval History: New Themes in History Sections

Two valuable resources have been added to Infobase’s Ancient and Medieval History database. The new Themes in Ancient History and Themes in Medieval History sections each explore 14 major themes across the entire era by region. This framework makes it easy for students to focus in depth on a par…read more →

Ancient and Medieval History: Single Sign-On with Google Now Available

Google Sign-In can now be turned on to allow users to sign into the Ancient and Medieval History database with their Google credentials, enabling one-click log-in access using the “Sign in with Google” button. This option is turned off by default and can be activated by account administrators in…read more →

Ancient and Medieval History: The Art of China, The Silk Road, and More

Approximately 570 video clips have just been added to Ancient and Medieval History, including clips from two series from the BBC: The Art of China and The Silk Road: Where East Met West. In The Art of China, Andrew Graham-Dixon sets out to discover what makes Chinese art and sculpture so intriguing …read more →

Ancient and Medieval History: 2017 Year in Review—Updates and More

Ancient and Medieval History has been updated and enhanced throughout the past year, increasing the educational value of this award-winning resource. Recent Updates and Additions: Articles: Added more than 380 new entries on world mythology, the Inca, and women in medieval Europe. Maps: Added 50 ne…read more →

History Research Center: Exciting New Content Added

We are delighted to announce our latest update to our five Infobase history databases (History Research Center)—valuable new entries, articles, and videos. More Than 3,300 New and Updated Entries and More Than 770 New Videos (9,500+ Clips) History Research Center now features a wealth of new cont…read more →

Additional Databases Added to Infobase Search API

With the abundance of electronic resources available today, many schools prefer to access their educational assets in one place. Federated search engines and other discovery tools allow libraries to do just that—easily search through multiple content sources in their catalog at the same time. The …read more →

“…a handy, accessible reference…Recommended.”

Choice

“…highly recommended…easy to use…extremely student-friendly.”

Booklist

“…comprehensive…the Topic Centers Index is an excellent forum for getting a feel for the content.”

Library Journal

“…excellent, vast and comprehensive…highly recommend[ed]…”

Reference Reviews

“…[goes] into great depth…and feature[s] primary sources that are useful and often required for assignments.”

Library Journal

“…encapsulates the classical and medieval world into one streamlined package…puts copious amounts of information at the click of a mouse…an excellent resource for…undergraduate collections seeking to support advanced study in the related fields.”

Booklist

African-American History

African-American History

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Facts on File logo

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

Take a quick look at the overview video for African-American History:

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into a subject or era through the Topic Centers. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines. An important feature is the full cross-searchability across all the Infobase history databases for an even more comprehensive view of history.

  • Comprehensive Coverage: With African-American History, users can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, slideshows, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.
  • Easy Access to Content: Featured content in African-American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page.
  • Editorially Curated Topic Centers: African-American History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular subject or era.

Subjects covered include:

    • Abolitionist Movement
    • Underground Railroad
    • Emancipation Proclamation
    • Great Black Migrations
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Civil Rights Act of 1964

Eras covered include:

    • Africa, Colonization, and the Slave Trade: Beginnings–1819
    • Compromise and Conflict over Slavery: 1820–1860
    • The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1861–1876
    • Segregation, Migration and the Beginnings of Protest: 1877–1928
    • The Great Depression and the New Deal: 1929–1940
    • World War II and the Start of Desegregation: 1941–1954
    • Civil Rights Protest and Progress: 1955–1971
    • Expansion of Opportunities: 1972–Present.
  • Suggested Research Topics: Each Topic Center in African-American History includes handpicked selections showcasing the best resources for each topic—including in-depth overview essays—and providing guidance for research.
  • Primary Sources: African-American History includes hundreds of primary sources, many with introductions that provide context and background.
  • Videos, Images, Maps, and Slideshows: African-American History’s videos and original slideshows provide a fascinating visual introduction to key topics and themes.
  • Biographies: Under “Featured People,” African-American History includes helpful lists of civil rights activists, trailblazing military figures, abolition leaders, Harlem Renaissance figures, major musicians, leading scientists, and influential writers. Each list includes dates of birth and death, a brief descriptor of the person’s achievements, and a link to relevant search results.
  • Controversies in History: Editorially selected pro/con articles on many high-interest controversies can be found in African-American History, enabling researchers to grasp the essence and importance of every conflict and the reasons Americans debated them.
  • Overview Essays: African-American History includes substantial and thorough overview essays giving extensive background on relevant historical topics and eras.
  • Book Chapters: Chapters from authoritative print titles written by noted historians complement the thousands of encyclopedia entries, biographies, definitions, and other resources African-American History provides. Book Chapters allow for original thinking and are ideal for an in-depth study of a topic.
  • Authoritative Source List: African-American History features a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of expertly researched and written content in the database, including articles from a wealth of award-winning proprietary and distinguished print titles, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, and a list of contributors to the database—information researchers can trust.
  • Curriculum Tools: This section of African-American History features writing and research tips for students and educators, including:
    • Advice on analyzing and understanding editorial cartoons, primary sources, and online sources
    • Guides for presenting research, including avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, completing a primary source worksheet, summarizing articles, and writing research papers
    • Educator tools, including advice on preventing plagiarism and using editorial cartoons in class.
  • Full Cross-Searchability: African-American History is fully cross-searchable with any combination of the other Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.

  • Search by Common Core, national, state, provincial, International Baccalaureate Organization, C3 Framework for Social Studies, and College Board AP standards to find correlating articles
  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
  • Searchable timelines, including a detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus subject-specific and era-specific timelines
  • Maps and graphs with descriptions
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, number of search results, and standards set for correlations
  • Persistent record links
  • Search Assist technology
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

Comprehensive Coverage: With African-American History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.Easy Access to Content: Featured content in African-American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page. Editorially Curated Topic Centers: African-American History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular subject or era.

Comprehensive Coverage: With African-American History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.Easy Access to Content: Featured content in African-American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page. Editorially Curated Topic Centers: African-American History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular subject or era.

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

Selected Infobase databases now feature an “Export to NoodleTools” option for citation information. This new feature can be found via the Citation pop-up window on any page users wish to cite. The databases that now have NoodleTools include: American History African American History American Ind…read more →

African-American History: Check Out the New Overview Video

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture—but don’t just take our word for it! Check out the overview video below!   Our brand-new overview video gives you…read more →

African-American History: Single Sign-On with Google Now Available

Google Sign-In can now be turned on to allow users to sign into the African-American History database with their Google credentials, enabling one-click log-in access using the “Sign in with Google” button. This option is turned off by default and can be activated by account administrators in the…read more →

African-American History: New Topic Centers

Six new subject Topic Centers have just been added to our African-American History database, offering specially selected content on milestone events and subjects throughout African-American history and complementing the Topic Centers on historical eras.  These new, more focused Topic Centers cover…read more →

History Research Center: Exciting New Content Added

We are delighted to announce our latest update to our five Infobase history databases (History Research Center)—valuable new entries, articles, and videos. More Than 3,300 New and Updated Entries and More Than 770 New Videos (9,500+ Clips) History Research Center now features a wealth of new cont…read more →

Additional Databases Added to Infobase Search API

With the abundance of electronic resources available today, many schools prefer to access their educational assets in one place. Federated search engines and other discovery tools allow libraries to do just that—easily search through multiple content sources in their catalog at the same time. The …read more →

African-American History: Hundreds of New Primary Sources

Infobase’s latest update to its African-American History database adds approximately 300 new primary source documents, providing insight and firsthand looks into historical topics from the past several hundred years—perfect for document-based learning and strengthening critical-thinking skills.…read more →

“…offers an impressive variety of sources and content well designed for browsing or searching…high quality…The interface is clean and easy to navigate…The biggest strength is the curated content…worthy of inclusion at high school, college, and public libraries…Highly recommended.”

Choice

“…authoritative…very useful for students, teachers, and librarians.”

American Reference Books Annual

“…highly recommended…easy to use…extremely student-friendly.”

Booklist

“…easy to navigate and authoritative. Highly recommended.”

Choice

“This is a very thorough online subject encyclopedia…The breadth and coverage make this a definite recommendation for those interested in Black Studies.”

MultiCultural Review

“…pulls together a variety of material and packages it into one attractive resource.”

Booklist

“…ambitiously aims to explore all aspects of the African American experience, from the past to the present…with impressive results. Even obscure topics ignored by other resources are covered here…makes some insightful connections…an excellent resource…highly recommended…”

Library Journal

“…a thorough subject encyclopedia in coverage…the synergy of all the various components…provides students and researchers with a rich web of information.”

Electronic Resources Review

“…a detailed overview…contains a vast amount of information….”

Infotech

American History

American History

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

American History is a comprehensive resource that spans our nation’s history, with a user-friendly interface and award-winning content. The home page offers many ways to begin exploring the material, from the videos, slideshow overviews, and Topic Centers to the lists of key content handpicked by our editors to help users find a starting point for their research. By providing the most comprehensive range of information in one complete resource—subject entries, biographies, primary sources, videos and slideshows, images, timelines, and maps and graphs, plus full cross-searchability across all the Infobase history databases—American History offers a virtual library of American history for educators, students, and researchers.

  • Comprehensive Coverage: With American History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, primary sources, images, videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, original maps and charts, and more.
  • Easy Access to Content: Featured content in American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page.
  • Editorially Curated Topic Centers: American History features specially selected content on different eras, themes, and milestone events of history—including articles, shareable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a starting point for research.

Topic Centers include:

      • America at War:
        • Revolutionary War Battles
        • War of 1812
        • U.S.-Mexican War
        • American Civil War
        • Plains Indian Wars
        • Spanish-American War
        • World War I
        • World War II in Europe and the Pacific
        • Korean War
        • Vietnam War
        • Persian Gulf War
        • Iraq War
        • Afghanistan War
      • Daily Life in America:
        • Daily Life in the Colonial and Revolutionary Era
        • Daily Life in the Early National Period
        • Daily Life in the Civil War and Reconstruction Era
        • Daily Life in the Gilded Age
        • Daily Life in the Age of Reform
        • Daily Life in the Roaring Twenties
        • Daily Life in the Great Depression and World War II
        • Daily Life in Postwar America
        • Daily Life in Contemporary America
      • Decades and Eras:
        • The Twenties: 1920–1929
        • The Thirties: 1930–1939
        • The Forties: 1940–1949
        • The Fifties: 1950–1959
        • The Sixties: 1960–1969
        • The Seventies: 1970–1979
        • The Eighties: 1980–1989
        • The Nineties: 1990–1999
        • The 21st Century: 2000–Present
      • Early America
        • Colonial Settlements
        • Exploration of America
        • Thirteen Colonies
        • Salem Witch Trials
      • Foreign Affairs and U.S. Government:
        • New Deal
        • U.S. Government
      • Society and Social Issues:
        • American Women’s History
        • Industrial Revolution
        • Latino-American History
        • Manifest Destiny
  • Suggested Research Topics: Each Topic Center in American History includes handpicked selections showcasing the best resources for each topic—including in-depth overview essays—and providing guidance for research.
  • Primary Sources: American History includes more than 10,000 primary sources, many with introductions that provide context and background—perfect for strengthening critical-thinking skills.
  • Videos, Images, Maps, and Slideshows: American History’s videos, images, original maps, and original, interactive whiteboard-friendly slideshows offer a fascinating visual introduction to key topics and themes, stimulating interest and providing convenient overviews and “lecture launcher” material.
  • Biographies: Under “Featured People,” American History includes helpful lists of award-winning writers, U.S. presidents, U.S. vice presidents, early explorers, First Ladies, Chief Justices of the U.S., great military leaders, Supreme Court justices, and Founding Fathers. Each list includes dates of birth and death, a brief descriptor of the person’s achievements, and a link to relevant search results.
  • Themes in U.S. History: American History‘s Themes in U.S. History section explores 26 major themes in American history century by century. Organized around such critical subjects as agriculture, demographics, economics, daily life, government, religion, science and technology, war, and women, the essays trace the progress of human history since the 1500s in what would become the United States, fostering critical conceptual thinking and allowing students to focus on a particular theme in one era and then examine that theme across the full reach of American history. Discussion questions for each theme encourage students to think critically.
  • Controversies in History: Editorially selected pro/con articles on many high-interest controversies in U.S. history can be found in American History, enabling researchers to grasp the essence and importance of every conflict and the reasons Americans debated them.
  • Overview Essays: American History includes substantial and thorough overview essays giving extensive background on relevant historical topics and eras.
  • Book Chapters: Chapters from authoritative print titles written by noted historians complement the thousands of encyclopedia entries, biographies, definitions, and other resources American History provides. Book Chapters allow for original thinking and are ideal for an in-depth study of a topic.
  • Authoritative Source List: American History features a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of expertly researched and written content in the database, including articles from a wealth of award-winning proprietary and distinguished print titles (including the new edition of the award-winning Encyclopedia of American History), primary sources, images, videos, timelines, and a list of contributors to the database—information researchers can trust.
  • Curriculum Tools: This section of American History features writing and research tips for students and educators, including:
    • Advice on analyzing and understanding editorial cartoons, primary sources, and online sources
    • Guides for presenting research, including avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, completing a primary source worksheet, summarizing articles, and writing research papers
    • Educator tools, including advice on preventing plagiarism and using editorial cartoons in class.
  • Full Cross-Searchability: American History is fully cross-searchable with any combination of the other Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.
  • Election-Related Content: American History includes rich historical content ideal for election-related studies and lesson plans, allowing users to research past elections, political parties, key figures, and important terms through essays, primary source documents, images, videos, tables, charts, and maps that put the 2016 election into perspective.

  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists can be filtered by Topic Center
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
  • Searchable timelines, including a detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus numerous subject-specific and era-specific timelines
  • Maps and graphs with descriptions
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • Save content directly to Google Drive
  • Single sign-on with Google or Microsoft
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • A variety of integration options and partners, including Canvas and D2L (Desire2Learn)
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • List of contributors to the database
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, and number of search results
  • Persistent record links
  • Search Assist technology
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

Comprehensive Coverage: With African-American History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.Easy Access to Content: Featured content in African-American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page. Editorially Curated Topic Centers: African-American History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular subject or era.

Comprehensive Coverage: With African-American History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.Easy Access to Content: Featured content in African-American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page. Editorially Curated Topic Centers: African-American History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular subject or era.

Pencils

Pencils Will Be the Death of Me

The pencil. Such an iconic image of the classroom. Yellow. Number 2. Orange eraser. Sharpened to a point. So simple. Yet oh so aggravating. I was that annoying kid who loved school from PreK all the way through college, and even now in my master’s program. I always did my homework on time. I only missed school when I was legitimately sick. I wanted to learn. My mom likes to tell the story of how I started going to Sunday School at church well before I was technically old enough. It frustrated my older brother to no end, but I followed him to the little classroom and sat obediently in the chair. It was the start of a love of school that would never end. I remember the last day of school in third grade, I was so sick. I was running a fever. But I didn’t ask my mom to stay home. I didn’t stay in bed all day eating chicken noodle soup. I wanted to go to school. We were watching the Helen Keller movie. I couldn’t miss it. I didn’t care that it was the last day of school and grades were done and it was really […]

Read More
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mae Carol Jemison, and Wangari Maathai, three scientists featured in Science Online's Multicultural Scientists section

Learn About Multicultural Scientists with Science Online

Science Online has always been a great place to find helpful lists linking to short biographical articles and other search results on leading computer scientists, physicists, inventors, engineers, environmentalists, astronauts, and mathematicians, all accessible via the Featured People slider on the home page. Now, just in time for Black History Month, that slider has a new section, Multicultural Scientists, that brings together biographical content on Black American scientists as well as underrepresented scientists from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The Scientists Highlighted in Multicultural Scientists Include: Harvey Washington Banks Sylvia Bozeman George Washington Carver Kenichi Fukui Mary Jackson Mae Carol Jemison Katherine G. Johnson Wangari Maathai Ellen Ochoa Neil deGrasse Tyson Sarah Breedlove Walker Feng Zhang And more! Multicultural Scientists includes dates of birth and death, a brief descriptor of the person’s achievements, and a link to relevant search results.  What Is Science Online? The award-winning Science Online is a reference resource that facilitates STEM learning with assets that encourage users to find the information they need, evaluate it, and apply it. This comprehensive database provides expansive coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines through essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments. With a wealth of content and a […]

Read More
Student engaged in bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy: Interview with Marna Clowney-Robinson

The Association of Hospitals and Institution Libraries defined bibliotherapy as “the use of selected reading materials as therapeutic adjuvants in medicine and psychiatry; also guidance in the solution of personal problems through directed reading.” In this blog post, Marna Clowney-Robinson, a Clinical Social Worker and the Graduate Student Experience Librarian at the University of Michigan, will discuss the importance of bibliotherapy and how libraries can support this vital work.  Jamia: How did you begin to practice bibliotherapy?  Marna: My training in bibliotherapy enables me to use books, primarily young adult novels and graphic medicine, as adjuncts to traditional modalities. When I work with patients in bibliotherapy, one method that I use begins with choosing the book or graphic medicine novel to use within the therapeutic session and providing a composition notebook that contains questions relating to the text. The books are all chosen for each person individually based on the book’s theme, content, and characters. The patient is given a selection or a chapter or passage to read, and they need to answer questions that I’ve come up with as a guide to each book. So I have to read every book before I assign readings from it. Once they […]

Read More

“…very accessible, user-friendly, comprehensive…Highly recommended.”

Choice

“American History Online is a good starting point for…undergraduate researchers…The interface is simple and easy to use; the internal and external links are generous…Recommended…”

Library Journal

“…very useful for students, teachers, and librarians.”

American Reference Books Annual

“…[an] outstanding database…A user-friendly interface, solidly written articles, and a wide range of other features make this source highly recommended….”

Booklist

American Indian History

American Indian History

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

Take a quick look at the overview video for American Indian History:

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. With a user-friendly interface, this award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas. An important feature is full cross-searchability across all the Infobase history databases for an even more comprehensive view of history.

  • Comprehensive Coverage: With American Indian History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, slideshows, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.
  • Easy Access to Content: Featured content in American Indian History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page.
  • Editorially Curated Topic Centers: American Indian History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular culture area, era, or subject.

Culture areas covered include:

    • Arctic Culture Area
    • California Culture Area
    • Great Basin Culture Area
    • Great Plains Culture Area
    • Northeast Culture Area
    • Northwest Coast Culture Area
    • Plateau Culture Area
    • Southeast Culture Area
    • Southwest Culture Area
    • Subarctic Culture Area.

Eras covered include:

    • Native Societies, First Contact, and the Colonial Era: Beginnings–1775
    • Exploration, Trade, and Growing Conflict: 1776–1829
    • Removal and Resistance: 1830–1865
    • The Indian Wars: 1866–1890
    • Allotment and Reservations: 1891–1933
    • The Indian New Deal, Termination, and Relocation: 1934–1968
    • Self-Determination and the Red Power Movement: 1969–1979
    • Contemporary Issues: 1980–Present.

Subjects covered include:

    • American Indian Contributions to the World
    • Mythology and Religion
    • U.S. Indian Policy and Law.
  • Suggested Research Topics: Each Topic Center in American Indian History includes handpicked selections showcasing the best resources for each topic—including in-depth overview essays—and providing guidance for research.
  • Primary Sources: American Indian History includes hundreds of primary sources, many with introductions that provide context and background—perfect for strengthening critical-thinking skills.
  • Videos, Images, Maps, and Slideshows: American Indian History’s videos and original, interactive whiteboard-friendly slideshows offer a fascinating visual introduction to key topics and themes, stimulating interest and providing convenient overviews and “lecture launcher” material.
  • Biographies: Under “Featured People,” American Indian History includes helpful lists of writers; war leaders, warriors, and soldiers; political leaders and activists; explorers; spiritual and religious leaders; and artists and craftspeople. Each list includes dates of birth and death, a brief descriptor of the person’s achievements, and a link to relevant search results.
  • Controversies in History: Editorially selected pro/con articles on many high-interest controversies in history can be found in American Indian History, enabling researchers to grasp the essence and importance of every conflict and the reasons Americans debated them.
  • Overview Essays: American Indian History includes substantial and thorough overview essays giving extensive background on relevant historical topics and eras.
  • Book Chapters: Chapters from authoritative print titles written by noted historians complement the thousands of encyclopedia entries, biographies, definitions, and other resources American Indian History provides. Book Chapters allow for original thinking and are ideal for an in-depth study of a topic.
  • Tribe Index: American Indian History’s Tribe Index is a fast and easy way for students to explore the history and culture of hundreds of Native American tribes from prehistory to the present. Indexing more than 200 tribes located in North America, this powerful research tool allows users to quickly search and discover all the myriad resources relating to a tribe, including encyclopedia articles, book chapters, treaties, legends, full-color tribal flags and maps, timelines, and much more.
  • Authoritative Source List: American Indian History features a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of expertly researched and written content in the database, including articles from a wealth of award-winning proprietary and distinguished print titles, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, and a list of contributors to the database—information researchers can trust.
  • Curriculum Tools: This section of American Indian History features writing and research tips for students and educators, including:
    • Advice on analyzing and understanding editorial cartoons, primary sources, and online sources
    • Guides for presenting research, including avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, completing a primary source worksheet, summarizing articles, and writing research papers
    • Educator tools, including advice on preventing plagiarism and using editorial cartoons in class.
  • Full Cross-Searchability: American Indian History is fully cross-searchable with any combination of the other Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.

  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
  • Searchable timelines, including a detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus timelines by culture area and era
  • Maps and graphs with descriptions
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • Save content directly to Google Drive
  • Single sign-on with Google or Microsoft
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • A variety of integration options and partners, including Canvas and D2L (Desire2Learn)
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, and number of search results
  • Persistent record links
  • Search Assist technology
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

Comprehensive Coverage: With African-American History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.Easy Access to Content: Featured content in African-American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page. Editorially Curated Topic Centers: African-American History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular subject or era.

Comprehensive Coverage: With African-American History, researchers can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and more.Easy Access to Content: Featured content in African-American History is handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas are at the top of every page. Editorially Curated Topic Centers: African-American History features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular subject or era.

Pencils

Pencils Will Be the Death of Me

The pencil. Such an iconic image of the classroom. Yellow. Number 2. Orange eraser. Sharpened to a point. So simple. Yet oh so aggravating. I was that annoying kid who loved school from PreK all the way through college, and even now in my master’s program. I always did my homework on time. I only missed school when I was legitimately sick. I wanted to learn. My mom likes to tell the story of how I started going to Sunday School at church well before I was technically old enough. It frustrated my older brother to no end, but I followed him to the little classroom and sat obediently in the chair. It was the start of a love of school that would never end. I remember the last day of school in third grade, I was so sick. I was running a fever. But I didn’t ask my mom to stay home. I didn’t stay in bed all day eating chicken noodle soup. I wanted to go to school. We were watching the Helen Keller movie. I couldn’t miss it. I didn’t care that it was the last day of school and grades were done and it was really […]

Read More
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mae Carol Jemison, and Wangari Maathai, three scientists featured in Science Online's Multicultural Scientists section

Learn About Multicultural Scientists with Science Online

Science Online has always been a great place to find helpful lists linking to short biographical articles and other search results on leading computer scientists, physicists, inventors, engineers, environmentalists, astronauts, and mathematicians, all accessible via the Featured People slider on the home page. Now, just in time for Black History Month, that slider has a new section, Multicultural Scientists, that brings together biographical content on Black American scientists as well as underrepresented scientists from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The Scientists Highlighted in Multicultural Scientists Include: Harvey Washington Banks Sylvia Bozeman George Washington Carver Kenichi Fukui Mary Jackson Mae Carol Jemison Katherine G. Johnson Wangari Maathai Ellen Ochoa Neil deGrasse Tyson Sarah Breedlove Walker Feng Zhang And more! Multicultural Scientists includes dates of birth and death, a brief descriptor of the person’s achievements, and a link to relevant search results.  What Is Science Online? The award-winning Science Online is a reference resource that facilitates STEM learning with assets that encourage users to find the information they need, evaluate it, and apply it. This comprehensive database provides expansive coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines through essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments. With a wealth of content and a […]

Read More
Student engaged in bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy: Interview with Marna Clowney-Robinson

The Association of Hospitals and Institution Libraries defined bibliotherapy as “the use of selected reading materials as therapeutic adjuvants in medicine and psychiatry; also guidance in the solution of personal problems through directed reading.” In this blog post, Marna Clowney-Robinson, a Clinical Social Worker and the Graduate Student Experience Librarian at the University of Michigan, will discuss the importance of bibliotherapy and how libraries can support this vital work.  Jamia: How did you begin to practice bibliotherapy?  Marna: My training in bibliotherapy enables me to use books, primarily young adult novels and graphic medicine, as adjuncts to traditional modalities. When I work with patients in bibliotherapy, one method that I use begins with choosing the book or graphic medicine novel to use within the therapeutic session and providing a composition notebook that contains questions relating to the text. The books are all chosen for each person individually based on the book’s theme, content, and characters. The patient is given a selection or a chapter or passage to read, and they need to answer questions that I’ve come up with as a guide to each book. So I have to read every book before I assign readings from it. Once they […]

Read More

“…fills an important niche; it is an excellent resource for exploration of Native history and culture, and a valuable starting point for research…Recommended.”

Choice

“…a valuable resource…highly recommended…”

American Reference Books Annual

“…highly recommended…easy to use…extremely student-friendly.”

Booklist

“…colorful…an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas…As a one-stop approach for accessing a broad range of content, this resource will appeal to all levels of users seeking information on Native history and culture.”

Library Journal

“…recommended for its content, especially the historical documents. Great for introducing students and new researchers at high school, college, and public libraries to primary sources.”

Library Journal

“…an authoritative and comprehensive web source for novice and advanced searchers and researchers. Highly recommended…”

Library Journal

Bloom’s Literature

Bloom's Literature

Complete, Yet Curated, Coverage of the Most Studied Authors & Works

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

Join us February 16th for a live event with the Executive Editor of Bloom’s Literature, Jeff Soloway—

Using Bloom’s Literature to Study Classic Diverse Authors

REGISTER NOW

Bloom’s Literature is rich with relevant content on core authors and works, multicultural classics, contemporary literature, and more. Students will find exactly what they need for research and deeper learning without having to wade through an uncurated search. Professors will appreciate the thoughtful organization and important assets—including videos, proprietary essay topics and discussion questions, and valuable writing guidance—that can be used in lectures or for independent study.

Click here (PDF) for an overview of Bloom’s Literature.

  • Complete coverage: Bloom’s Literature contains a wide range of reference essays and scholarly criticism examining great authors and their works.
  • Full-length videos of classic plays and films: Bloom’s Literature features more than 800 full-length videos of great literary works, from comedies to dramas to musicals—including Hamlet (starring David Tennant), Death of a Salesman (starring Lee J. Cobb), Julius Caesar (starring John Gielgud), and The Glass Menagerie (starring Katharine Hepburn)—that engage students and make the literature come to life, highlighting character interaction and pivotal plot devices that might be harder to discover in just the written word. Also included are video clips featuring major scholars such as Harold Bloom discussing important literary topics.
  • Hundreds of full-text, classic works: Bloom’s Literature includes a Literary Classics eBook shelf containing the full contents of more than 1,000 classic works of literature—most of which were selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon—including the essential works of the most important authors in world history and literature. Researchers can filter these titles by type of work to find what they need. This eBook shelf can be found under “Resources” in the Browse drop-down menu at the top of any page or under “Browse Resources” on the right-hand side of the home page.
  • “How to Write about Literature”: Bloom’s Literature features specific, student-friendly guidance on how to write good essays on the most assigned authors and works, offering students strategies and ideas on how to add an extra dimension to their writing. Subjects covered for each title and author include:
    • Themes
    • Character
    • History and Context
    • Philosophy and Ideas
    • Form and Genre
    • Language, Symbols, and Imagery
    • Compare and Contrast Essays
  • Essential writing help: Two general sections on the “How to Write about” page can be used as guides for any writing project:
    • How to Write a Good Essay includes easy-to-understand advice on writing papers on a variety of general topics.
    • Preparing to Write walks readers through the different steps of putting together an essay, including preparing a thesis statement and outline; writing an introduction, conclusion, and body paragraphs; and assembling a list of works cited. A sample essay is provided.
  • Shakespeare Center: Bloom’s Literature’s all-new Shakespeare Center houses in one convenient location a treasure trove of content on all things Shakespeare. Every play is covered in depth, along with the sonnets and longer poems, providing a complete research and study center for students and researchers and a robust repository of content for professors to use for lectures and assignments. Comprehensive essays provide history and context to Shakespeare’s life, times, and impact. Coverage of each play includes:
    • The full, searchable text of the play
    • Analysis of key passages
    • Critical articles by noted scholars
    • Introduction and background
    • Detailed synopses
    • In-depth character studies
    • Difficulties of the play
    • The play today
    • Full-length performance videos and/or critical videos
    • Images and illustrations
    • “How to Write about” articles
    • Essay topics/discussion questions
  • Authors: Bloom’s Literature features a wealth of content on the finest contemporary and classic writers from around the world. The most studied authors are featured on the home page and can also be accessed via a tab in the Author Index. Authors can be browsed by name, nationality, type, and dates of birth and death. A Quick Find option in the Author index allows users to quickly search for an author by last name.
  • Works: Bloom’s Literature provides overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works. The most studied works are featured on the home page and can also be accessed via a tab in the Works Index. Works in the Works Index can be browsed by title, genre, or publication date; they can also be filtered by author.
  • Characters: Bloom’s Literature is packed with information on more than 49,000 major and minor literary characters. The most studied characters are featured on the home page and can also be accessed via a tab in the Character Index. The “Find a Character” tab in the Character Index allows users to search for a character by name or by work.
  • Literary criticism: Bloom’s Literature includes critical essays from Facts On File’s extensive collection, Harold Bloom’s acclaimed essays, and criticism from the Bloom’s imprint.
  • Topics and themes: Bloom’s Literature features in-depth entries on literary movements, groups, periodicals, and historical events.
  • Author interviews from Publishers Weekly: Bloom’s Literature offers more than 4,800 of Publishers Weekly’s author interviews and profiles, from 1989 to the present. These articles cover everyone, from the latest literary prizewinners to major young-adult novelists to important best sellers to poets to noted nonfiction writers, and many more. Bloom’s also features more than 250 podcasts of Publishers Weekly Radio, featuring audio interviews with famous authors such as Gay Talese, Buzz Bissinger, and Jacqueline Woodson. Researchers can now not only read about these great authors but also hear them speak in their own voices.
  • Essay topics: Bloom’s Literature features more than 10,000 topics providing research and writing suggestions on a range of literary topics. These topics are designed to inspire students and researchers to think critically, delve deeper, and ask (and answer) fresh, new questions. Professors can use them as a starting point for lectures and classroom discussions or assign them for independent study.
  • Full-text poems and stories: Students and researchers can find more than 2,600 full-text, searchable poems and more than 100 classic short stories in Bloom’s Literature. Each poem and story:
    • Has a corresponding analytical entry in the database available via Search, allowing students and researchers to enhance their understanding by reading the poem alongside criticism of it.
    • Is presented in an easily readable format and can be found under “Resources” in the Browse drop-down menu at the top of any page or under “Browse Resources” on the right-hand side of the home page.
  • Editorially curated Topic Centers: Bloom’s Literature features specially selected content on major literary and artistic eras and movements to provide students with a starting point for research on these frequently studied topics. The Topic Centers include:
    • Beat Movement
    • Classical Literature
    • Fine Art
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Lost Generation
    • Metaphysical Poetry
    • Romanticism
    • Transcendentalism
    • World of Dance
  • Authoritative source list: Bloom’s Literature features a complete inventory, by type, of the sources of the content in the database, including thousands of scholarly and critical books, hundreds of peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals, respected image and manuscript archives, famous film and television producers, and much more—sources researchers can trust.

  • Tablet/mobile-friendly videos and more than 5,000 images
  • Complete A-to-Z indexes for authors, characters, and works
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to other content with the same tags
  • Browsable timelines
  • Harold Bloom’s Canon of Literature
  • Student and educator curriculum tools, including “Teaching Literature through Film”
  • New and improved search capabilities, including search assist technology
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, and number of search results
  • Persistent record links
  • Save content directly to Google Drive
  • Single sign-on with Google or Microsoft
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • A variety of integration options and partners, including Canvas and D2L (Desire2Learn)
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

New Authors and Works Added to Bloom’s Literature’s “How to Write about Literature”

Bloom’s Literature‘s popular “How to Write about Literature” section provides specific, exclusive, student-friendly guidance on how to write good essays on the most assigned authors and works. Fourteen new authors have just been added in what is the greatest expansion of this…read more →

New Videos Added to Bloom’s Literature—African-American Author Interviews and More

Twenty-five new full-length videos have just been added to Bloom’s Literature! These videos include: Interviews with major African-American authors such as Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Maya Angelou, and more A profile of Margaret Atwood (Margaret Atwood: Once in August) Major explorations of Shak…read more →

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

Selected Infobase databases now feature an “Export to NoodleTools” option for citation information. This new feature can be found via the Citation pop-up window on any page users wish to cite. The databases that now have NoodleTools include: American History African American History American Ind…read more →

Bloom’s Literature: More Than 60 New Videos

More than 60 new videos have just been added to Bloom’s Literature, including television and film adaptations of classic novels, a noted production of King Lear, and PBS interviews with famous authors. The new videos include: The Royal National Theatre’s production of King Lear (directed by Ric…read more →

Use Bloom’s Literature for Online Research or Virtual Instruction

As more and more educators adapt to distance learning, Bloom’s Literature can help. Bloom’s Literature is rich with well-organized, curated content on core authors and works…and more. It is easy to access, can be used for individual research or assignment help on-site or off, and has a variet…read more →

Bloom’s Literature: Brand-New Topic Centers!

Bloom’s Literature now has a brand-new feature: editorially curated Topic Centers on major literary eras and movements! Each Topic Center features specially selected content on a specific subject, including overview articles, videos, lists of major authors and literary works, and more—all design…read more →

Bloom’s Literature: New Videos—Olivier’s Henry V and Hundreds More

More than 240 new full-length videos have just been added to Bloom’s Literature! These videos include Sir Laurence Olivier’s famous feature-film version of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Produced in 1944, this classic full-length adaptation of Shakespeare’s historical play stars Olivier as the titul…read more →

Bloom’s Literature: Now a Modern Library Awards Platinum Honoree!

Infobase is proud to announce that the acclaimed Bloom’s Literature database has been awarded Platinum Distinction in the 2020 Modern Library Awards (MLAs)! This distinction was based on the judgments of the LibraryWorks readership—80,000 library professionals across all types of libraries—who…read more →

Bloom’s Literature: Spotlight on Toni Morrison

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, author of literary classics such as Beloved and Song of Solomon, has passed away at the age of 88. Her many awards and honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Ach…read more →

Bloom’s Literature: Single Sign-On with Google Now Available

Google Sign-In can now be turned on to allow users to sign into the Bloom’s Literature database with their Google credentials, enabling one-click log-in access using the “Sign in with Google” button. This option is turned off by default and can be activated by account administrators in the Adm…read more →

“Recommended.”

Choice

“…highly recommended for the literature reference needs of…college students.”

Booklist

“The information is accessible and easy to understand…highly recommended.”

American Reference Books Annual

“For literary criticism, author information, and writing help…Bloom’s Literature…is key.”

Library Journal

“Searching is easy…Articles are long enough to provide substantial information…”

American Reference Books Annual

Classroom Video: Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education Video Collection

Classroom Video on Demand logo

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

A multipurpose tool for vocational and technical high schools, the Career & Technical Education Collection is a powerful resource for students learning a trade and preparing for the world of employment. The video lessons on technical trades and STEM disciplines are ideal supplements for teachers dealing with heavy class loads, and the wealth of titles on navigating the job search and application process will prepare students for ultimate success. Featuring exclusive producers such as Shopware, Cambridge Educational, and Meridian Education, this collection also meets Perkins guidelines.

  • Automotive Technology – instructional and overview videos on automotive theory, diagnosis and repair, safety, and career and industry content.
  • Building and Technical Trades – a range of titles spanning construction, woodworking, electrical wiring, HVAC/R, welding, plumbing, and more.
  • Engineering Technology – titles covering applied engineering in manufacturing, electronics, civil engineering, and more.
  • Information Technology – instructional and documentary titles on computing, networking, programming and web design, data management, and security.
  • Technical Communication – titles on creating graphics and design, photography, video, and other digital media.
  • Career Development – titles on job search and application skills, programs exploring professions across the career clusters, and videos on the skills necessary for success in any job.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For off-site viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • High-quality, specialized videos for career and tech ed departments and high schools, segmented into easy-to-use clips
  • Perkins-eligible source of authoritative STEM content
  • New content added regularly
  • Emphasis on safe practices
  • Instructor’s guides for many titles
  • Captioning and searchable, interactive transcripts
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages
  • Unlimited, simultaneous access, in class/library or off site
  • Tablet/mobile- and interactive whiteboard-friendly
  • Easily create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students; custom segment tool
  • Authenticated search widget, content widget, and Top Ten Titles widget for your library’s home page
  • Authenticated HTML embed code that allows direct access to videos from within Blackboard, Moodle, or other CMS
  • Free MARC records for every video
  • Robust admin portal and new enhanced Support Center.

Classroom Video: Master Curriculum Collection

Master Curriculum Video Collection

Classroom Video on Demand logo

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Take a quick look at the overview video for Classroom Video On Demand:

Now with a fresh new look, enhanced functionality, and an improved user experience, Classroom Video On Demand provides users with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands. Created for middle and high schools, this fully responsive and mobile-friendly curriculum-focused video subscription provides unlimited access to thousands of videos for ALL departments.

Classroom Video On Demand‘s Master Curriculum Video Collection serves the specific needs of students who are preparing for college by providing top-quality video across the entire secondary curriculum, including life skills and guidance. This specially curated collection is ideal for middle and high schools that want targeted content, tailored specifically to their level, rather than a collection that pools the entire range of K–12 content into one platform.

  • Quality – From Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts, we bring you the best of what’s out there.
  • Breadth and Depth – We individually select titles from more than 1,000 international producers to bring a wide variety of the most relevant videos to suit the unique instructional needs of every subject. Notable series include Globe Trekker, Live from Shakespeare’s Globe, Job & Skills Evaluation, America—The Story of Us, Filthy Cities, A Concise Biography, and many more!
  • Performance – Our platform features an advanced technical infrastructure, a fully responsive interface, and a powerful search engine and browse functions, making it fast and easy to use 24/7 on any Internet-enabled device.
  • Freshness – Our acquisition efforts are ongoing, and new content is added regularly at no additional cost.
  • Correlated – All video content is correlated to Common Core, national, state, provincial, IB Organization, C3 Framework for Social Studies, AASL, College Board AP, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards, as well as 21st Century Skills.
  • Exclusivity – More than half of our titles cannot be found with any other academic distributor, thanks to exclusive agreements with hundreds of producers from around the world.
  • Top Producers – We work with the very best producers, including CNN, HBO®, Guardian News & Media, ABC News, NBC News, National Geographic, PBS NewsHour, Open University, Annenberg Learner, TED, ClickView/VEA, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, American Public Television, ARTE France, Bill Moyers, Allegro Productions, and many more!
  • Curriculum Mapping – Working with an advisory board of education professionals, our content staff has created a subject-matter taxonomy of more than 700 distinct areas of study within core subject areas designed to mirror the academic curriculum. We take pride in vetting every title before including it in the collection, and we think hard about how many places to cross-list each title in the taxonomy.

  • Stimulate and reinforce in-class lectures, introduce new topics, and encourage open discussion on key subjects
  • Content correlated to Common Core, state, national, provincial, Australian, College Board AP, IB, C3 Framework for Social Studies, AASL, NGSS, and national STEM standards, as well as 21st Century Skills
  • Seamless LTI integrations with course management systems such as Schoology, itslearning, Canvas, Moodle, and others, allowing resources to be directly embedded inside courses without having to leave the LMS
  • Create interactive video quizzes using full videos, segments, custom content, and Web Channels—an excellent tool for remote education and assessments
  • Create personalized playlists using premade clips, full videos, or custom segments; save favorites; share playlists for off-hours viewing and distance learning
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create to provide an overview or give context to the videos in the playlist—perfect for distance learning and flipped classrooms!
  • Share to Google Classroom, plus Class Sync and Assignment creation tools
  • Add a link to department websites for immediate access to any top-level subject
  • Instructor’s guides for many titles
  • Monthly calendar for meaningful research suggestions and ideas

  • Find inspiration and material for research papers, projects, and presentations
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly—will work on all tablets and smartphones
  • Captioning and interactive, searchable transcripts on all titles
  • Follow up on a clip used by a teacher in class and watch the rest of the video
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks functionality
  • Share, save, and organize videos/playlists
  • Google Translate on all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation
  • View the tablet/mobile-friendly videos from the library, school, or off-site, 24/7
  • Full keyboard navigation, screen reader support, and Read Aloud tool for text content

  • A comprehensive, curriculum-focused subscription providing unlimited access to thousands of videos
  • Videos can be easily added to leading discovery tools, social media platforms, and learning management systems
  • Single sign-on (Clever, ClassLink, Microsoft, or Google), LDAP, and IP authentication
  • Add your institution’s custom video content, YouTube content, or videos from educational Web Channels to the platform
  • Free MARC records for every video
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Public performance rights
  • Comprehensive admin portal with COUNTER 5 reporting and SUSHI exporting.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For off-site viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption. Titles within the collection are sorted across distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

ISTE Best of Show Award

Tech & Learning

Education Software Review Award (EDDIES), “Multi-Level Online Video Database” category

The ComputED Gazette

“We use Classroom Video On Demand…Good coverage, many favorable reviews from students and teachers.”

Stephanie Patterson, Teacher Librarian, Southington High School

“Our students and faculty have found Classroom Video On Demand a superb educational tool for research projects big and small. The moment I introduce it to new students, they are excited to see their topic come alive and with such ease!”

Marta Fuchs, Director of Library Services, Drew School

“Our teachers and students find it easy to use and an invaluable reference. We have had other streaming video sites, but none that are as easy to use and contain the quality [of] video…”

Lillian Serafine, Assistant Director, The Taft School Library

“…extremely easy to navigate…Recommended.”

Library Media Connection

“What’s great about Classroom Video on Demand is that such a large variety of topics on the online database. Kids can search anything from photosynthesis to chemical reactions to an American author to a health related topic. Guidance counselors can find a video clip that will help students dealing with depression, you name it…The quality of the videos overall is fantastic.”

Kathleen Moser, Mount Saint Joseph Academy

“…could easily fit into the instructional plan of higher level or AP high school programs…ease of use is a big plus…high-quality…”

School Library Journal

“…useful in the classroom to enhance any lesson…extremely easy to navigate. The videos are high interest for students…Recommended.”

Library Media Connection

“…perfect for high school kids.”

SLJ Teen

Learn360

Learn360

K-12 Streaming Media Collection

Learn360 logo

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Join us February 7th for a live event with our K–12 Streaming Video Acquisition Manager, Emily Ice—

Using Educational Technology Offline: Tips to Reduce Screen Fatigue

REGISTER NOW

Learn360 is the ultimate streaming multimedia resource for K–12 schools—the complete district solution. Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 182,000 media resources on any Internet-enabled device, anytime, anywhere, and engaging content landing pages make it easy to find the wealth of videos, interactives, printables, audio content, and maps and flags. The entire site and all landing pages can be filtered by grade level (all grades, elementary, or middle/high) for targeted browsing. Plus, Learn360 just keeps getting better with exciting enhancements including easier playlist creation, improved search features, and an improved standards interface.

Learn360’s enhanced, state-of-the-art platform makes it a powerful tool for flipped classrooms, blended instruction, project-based learning, and 1:1 environments. Its media resources are provided by more than 560 top educational content providers, and that number is continually growing. Learn360 currently serves more than 22 million students in 26,900+ schools across the United States and Canada.

  • Vetted, safe, ad-free content
  • Available 24/7—on-site or remote access
  • Browse and filter entire site and all landing pages by grade ranges
  • Engaging content landing pages make it easy to find the wealth of videos, interactives, printables, audio content, and maps and flags
  • Fully responsive interface provides a seamless user experience on any type of device
  • Browser-based—no special software or hardware needed
  • More than 182,000 media resources across all subjects, including:
    • Full-length videos
    • Video clips
    • Newsreels
    • Teacher guides
    • Interactive games and lessons
    • Student activities and worksheets
    • Audiobooks
    • Music tracks
    • Sound effects
    • Audio and video speeches
    • Science diagrams and experiments
    • Images
    • Encyclopedia articles
    • Fact sheets
    • Math activities
    • Maps and flags
    • Timelines
    • Spanish-language content
    • And more!
  • More than 1,300 interactives to help engage students and increase their understanding of key concepts
  • More than 1,100 printable ideas, activities, and worksheets from The Mailbox®
  • Subjects include Career Development, Engineering & Technology, English/Language Arts, Health & Guidance, History, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, and World Languages, plus titles on teaching practices and professional development
  • Add content to lesson plans and LMSs
  • Create interactive video quizzes using full videos, segments, custom content, and Web Channels—an excellent tool for remote education and assessments
  • Downloadable content makes bandwidth issues irrelevant
  • Exportable metadata makes it possible to integrate Learn360 content within any system
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly—will work on all tablets and smartphones
  • All video content correlated to Common Core, national, state, provincial, IB, C3 Framework for Social Studies, College Board AP, AASL, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards as well as 21st Century Skills
  • New content added regularly
  • Easily create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material
  • Share content to Google Classroom, plus Class Sync and Assignment creation tools
  • Save content directly to Google Drive
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create to provide an overview or give context to the videos in the playlist—perfect for distance learning and flipped classrooms!
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard formats
  • Option to add your own custom content or external video content from educational Web Channels or YouTube
  • Monthly calendar of key events and holidays for research suggestions and ideas
  • A variety of integration options and partners, including Schoology, Canvas, itslearning, and D2L
  • Captions and searchable, interactive transcripts for thousands of titles
  • Free MARC records for video, audio, and interactive content
  • Embed persistent and authenticated content links into leading discovery tools, social media platforms, and learning management systems
  • Google Translate on all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation
  • Customizable platform includes home page features, account preferences, school branding, and the ability to build your own sliders
  • “Did You Mean?” search suggestions
  • Read Aloud tool for text content
  • Single sign-on (Clever, ClassLink, Edmodo, Microsoft, or Google), LDAP, and IP authentication
  • Seamless LTI integration
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access Learn360 with their Google credentials
  • Comprehensive admin portal with COUNTER 5 reporting and SUSHI exporting
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat.

Central Middle School, Honolulu, HI:
Hawaiian middle school leverages streaming media for personalized instruction and highly productive, self-directed learning.

Infobase Adds New Enhancements to Learn360, Making the Ultimate Resource for K-12 Schools

Reintroducing Learn360 with new playlist editors, predictive filtering, fully responsive new design, and more! NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today Infobase Holdings, the award-winning provider of the Infobase Media Cloud and the Infobase Learning Cloud, announced exciting new enhancem…read more →

New Video Quiz Feature Can Help Increase Student Engagement and Aid Assessment

Infobase is pleased to announce that a new video quiz feature has been added to Learn360 for K–12 schools and districts, Classroom Video On Demand for high schools, and Films On Demand for colleges and universities. An excellent tool for remote education and assessments, this feature allows admins…read more →

The Mailbox® Comes to Learn360

We are pleased to announce that we’ve integrated a wealth of exciting new educator resources from The Mailbox® into Learn360 just in time for the new school year! Learn360 users can now access more than 1,100 printable ideas, activities, and worksheets by clicking on The Mailbox® icon on the…read more →

Don’t Miss Our Facebook Live Event on Watermelon Magic!

Behold the life cycle of a watermelon seed through stop-action filming! Join Infobase for Content Conversations for Educators: A Look Behind the Stop-Action Scenes of Spring Garden Pictures’ Watermelon Magic!, a special Facebook Live event on Wednesday 7/22 at 2:30 p.m. ET! We will be hosting …read more →

Teaching the YouTube Generation—Get the New Case Study

Resources for self-guided learning and personalized instruction for the “YouTube generation” are in high demand. Made in partnership with School Library Journal, our new case study—”Hawaiian Middle School Leverages Streaming Media for Personalized Instruction and Highly Productive, Self-…read more →

INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate Earth Day from Home with Learn360!

It’s Earth Day’s 50th Birthday! This year we might be celebrating Earth Day from indoors, but there are still many things we can all do to protect our planet. We’ve created a colorful, interactive infographic you can easily share with your students. Click the video camera icon in e…read more →

Learn360: New COVID-19 Video for Students

An accessible new video from producer Slim Goodbody is now available on Learn360 to help educate young students about coronavirus in language they can easily understand. In the short video, titled COVID-19, Slim discusses the COVID-19 pandemic to children in an easy-to-understand, nonthreatening man…read more →

Learn360: Features for Distance Learning

Learn360 is an indispensable resource for virtual instruction, with a variety of tools and features that make it easy for students to continue their studies and research remotely, especially during these challenging times. Here are some examples educators can use: NEW—Add YouTube videos to the Lea…read more →

New Feature for Virtual Instruction: Add YouTube Content to Learn360 and Classroom Video On Demand Platforms

With schools closing, Infobase has been working with educators to find a way to allow them to continue teaching remotely. With that aim in mind, Learn360 for K–12 schools and districts and Classroom Video On Demand for high schools now have a new feature that allows users with Teacher, Administrat…read more →

Video Spotlight—Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson

Renowned mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away on February 24 at the age of 101. Her remarkable story is explored in the film Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson from producer MotionMasters. We are pleased to offer this fascinating documentary as part of Films On Demand for academic li…read more →

“The Best Tools for Back to School”

Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence

“Best Remote/Blended Learning Tools for Primary Grades” category

Tech & Learning‘s Award of Excellence

Education Software Review Award (EDDIES), “Multi-Level Multimedia Resource Website” category

The ComputED Gazette

ISTE Best of Show Award

Tech & Learning

Best Educational Software Award (BESSIES), “Multi-Level Online Multimedia Courseware” category

The ComputED Gazette

Readers’ Choice Award

eSchool News

Award of Excellence, “Best Upgraded Products” category (Two-Time Winner)

Tech & Learning

“A multimedia resource for K–12…engaging, engrossing, and all-important these days…[Learn360 is] sure to impact 21st Century education.”

The ComputED Gazette

“With content for grades Pre-K through 12th, Learn360…is a priceless treasure trove of everything from live videos to science diagrams, music tracks and audio books….Learn360 provides plenty of multimedia content across the curriculum to engage, enrich, and excel….[Its] media resources are very high quality and professionally designed—an asset to libraries as well as classrooms….We are pleased to recommend this product.”

The ComputED Gazette

“We are truly impressed with the upgrades in Admin functionality…. [Learn360] has done an outstanding job of reinventing the service—not only the back-end but also with the upgrade in content.”

Gina Krainchich, Director of Educational Media Services, The Catholic Telemedia Network

Feature Films for Education

Feature Films for Education Collection

K-12 Schools & Districts

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

Teach with the best Hollywood has to offer and harness the storytelling power of film as a tool for engaging and inspiring students. The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. Brought to you in partnership with Criterion Pictures USA, an Anuvu Company, this outstanding collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.

This collection is available only in the United States. Some Feature Films titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

For even more streaming videos for the classroom, check out Films On Demand.

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Crucible
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Drumline
  • Fight Club
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Hidden Figures
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • The Martian
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The Paper Chase
  • The Revenant
  • The Shape of Water
  • Soul Food
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • A United Kingdom
  • Walk the Line
  • William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
  • …and hundreds more!

  • New titles added twice a year
  • More than 20 popular film genres
  • Attractive movie poster images on the home page and easy-to-use search feature help users quickly find content
  • Mouse-over effect displays brief description and page tools to save, share, and embed links
  • Filter by MPAA rating, genre, and copyright
  • Admin portal access to control and modify suppression rules
  • Free MARC records for every video
  • Same-language subtitles
  • More than 90 Spanish-language titles included
  • Technical and help center support

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

Access Video on Demand logo

Public Libraries

About This Product

This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries worldwide—making it perfect for populations with diverse cultures and multicultural programs.

The World Cinema Collection is an exciting companion to Access Video On Demand—the ultimate streaming resource for your online community. Ask for a free trial of both today!

Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

  • German film – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and M, Josef Von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, multiple films by F. W. Murnau and G. W. Pabst (including Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl), as well as films by Paul Leni, Robert Siodmak, and Robert Wiene.
  • French film – Georges Méliès’s seminal work A Trip to the Moon, as well as films by Jean Renoir (Rules of the Game and Diary of a Chambermaid), Luis Buñuel’s France-based work (including An Andalusian Dog, Tristana, and Age of Gold), and René Clair (The Million).
  • Japanese film – 16 films by Akira Kurosawa (including Rashomon, Drunken Angel, and Stray Dog), 21 films by Kenji Mizoguchi (including The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, Sansho the Bailiff, and Ugetsu), 16 films by Yasujirō Ozu (including Tokyo Story; I Was Born, But…; and Late Spring), and films by contemporary directors such as Juzo Itami and Kazuyoshi Okuyama.
  • American film – multiple titles from Buster Keaton (including The General and Steamboat Bill Jr.), D. W. Griffith (including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance), Charlie Chaplin, and others representing the best of early American cinema, plus films by Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Ida Lupino, Orson Welles, Busby Berkeley, and more, covering the golden age of Hollywood.
  • Soviet, Eastern European, and Central Asian film – 10 films by Sergei Eisenstein (including Battleship Potemkin, October, Strike, and Ivan the Terrible), and award-winning contemporary films from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, and Georgia (including When Father Was Away on Business, Fine Dead Girls, and A Wonderful Night in Split).
  • British film – the pre-Hollywood work of major British directors like Alfred Hitchcock (including The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, and The Man Who Knew Too Much) and Michael Anderson (1984and The Naked Edge).
  • African film – Cairo Station by Youssef Chahine, six films by Ousmane Sembène (including Black Girl a.k.a. La Noire de…, and The Curse a.k.a. Xala), two films by Flora Gomes (Those Whom Death Refused and Tree of Blood), and acclaimed contemporary films.
  • Italian film – classics from Vittorio De Sica (including The Bicycle Thief and Two Women), Federico Fellini (including La Dolce Vita and Variety Lights), and Roberto Rossellini (including Paisan; Rome, Open City; and Journey to Italy), as well as films by Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Giuseppe De Santis.
  • Indian film – 14 films by Satyajit Ray (including Pather Panchali, The World of Apu, Aparajito, and The Big City), as well as films by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Partho Sen-Gupta, and Rajesh Shera.
  • Chinese-language film – the 1993 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige), Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu), films by King Hu (Dragon Gate Inn, Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, and Raining in the Mountain), Zhang Yimou’s most famous films (The Story of Qiu Ju, Red Sorghum, and Ju Dou), as well as films by Tsai Ming-Liang (The River and Vive L’Amour).
  • Latin American film – classics from Glauber Rocha (Black God, White Devil; Antonio das Mortes; and Entranced Earth), 12 of Luis Buñuel’s Mexico-based productions (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner Viridiana, The Exterminating Angel, and Simon of the Desert), and award-winning films by directors from Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Cuba, Chile, and Ecuador.
  • Turkish and Middle Eastern film – seven films by Turkish director Yılmaz Güney (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Way a.k.a. Yol, and Hope a.k.a. Umut) as well as award-winning films from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine (including The Kite, The White Meadows, and Toll Booth).
  • Caribbean film – contemporary films from Curaçao, Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago distributed by ArtMattan Productions, a leading distributor of films from the African diaspora.

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles. Using the Custom Segment tool, users may create customized segments of specific scenes from a film, which can be embedded, shared, and saved.

  • Unlimited access from any location—on-site or or off
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement worries
  • Includes masterpieces and award-winners directed by:
    • Fritz Lang
    • Georges Méliès
    • Jean Renoir
    • Luis Buñuel
    • Akira Kurosawa
    • Yasujirō Ozu
    • Sergei Eisenstein
    • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Ida Lupino
    • Mahamat Saleh Haroun
    • Dana Rotberg
    • Frank Capra
    • Michael Powell
    • Ousmane Sembène
    • Federico Fellini
    • Roberto Rossellini
    • Zhang Yimou
    • King Hu
    • Glauber Rocha
    • Yılmaz Güney
    • Satyajit Ray
    • Roy William Neill
    • …and many more!

California Newsreel
Films Sans Frontières
Global Lens
ArtMattan Productions

Middle-High School eBook Collection

Middle - High School eBook Subscription

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Now with a fresh new look, expanded customization options, and even better functionality, Infobase’s Middle/High School eBook Collection gives you convenient access to more than 5,300 acclaimed eBooks from the award-winning Facts On File, Chelsea House, Ferguson’s, and Bloom’s imprints at a fraction of the cost of purchase. Easy to use and correlated to all major educational standards, the Middle/High School eBook Collection is a perfect fit for any classroom or library and an ideal way to grow your eBook collection. The collection includes a wide range of subjects—from ancient history and biographies, to mathematics, animals, nature, and more.

Ask us about our Literary Classics and Sacred Texts add-on collections. Call for details today!

  • Thousands of acclaimed titles
  • Supports 1:1 initiatives, flipped classrooms, blended instruction, and project-based learning
  • Exclusive, unlimited, simultaneous use, on-site or off—no check-in/checkout
  • New and updated titles added automatically at no additional cost
  • User-friendly interface and a robust platform with the speed, flexibility, and functionality that today’s online experience demands
  • Mobile app for Apple iOS and Android
  • Correlated to Common Core, state, national, provincial, International Baccalaureate Organization, C3 Framework for Social Studies, College Board AP, national STEM, and Next Generation Science standards
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access the eBook Collection with their Google credentials
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Save selected chapters or copied text passages to Google Drive
  • Print selected chapters or text
  • Powerful browse and search options, with dynamic filters; plus, users can browse the full list of available subjects right from the home page and link directly to the areas that interest them
  • “Did You Mean…?” search feature
  • eBook Reader with embedded tool options that allow users to search within the eBook and control the display
  • Custom home page sliders—create your own sliders that feature the Infobase eBooks of your choice
  • Page Links on Subject and Series pages can be used to direct other authenticated users to that particular page
  • Dictionary tool, with word pronunciation and related words
  • Uses HTTPS, a requirement for many new browser features, to help protect the security and privacy of our users
  • Dynamic citations available in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks export functionality
  • Easy integration into any online catalog via free MARC records
  • “Take a tour” option that guides readers through the Infobase eBooks platform
  • Comprehensive admin portal, with COUNTER 5 reporting, SUSHI exporting, and suppression rule options
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Bookmark tool.

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: Now a Google for Education Partner!

Infobase is proud to announce that the Infobase eBooks platform is now a Google for Education partner. As a partner, the Middle/High School eBook Collection supports the following Google integrations: Google Sign-In, which allows users to easily access the eBook Collection with their Google credenti…read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: New, Improved Platform!

Infobase is delighted to announce that we have relaunched the new and improved Infobase eBooks platform with a fresh new look, expanded customization options, and improved functionality that will enrich the experience of the researchers who use it. HIGHLIGHTS of the key enhancements: All-new, robus…read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: More New and Updated Titles Added

Dozens of new and updated eBooks have been added to Infobase’s Middle-High School eBook Subscription across a wide range of subject areas, making the eBook collection more comprehensive and current than ever. All eBook titles in the Middle-High School eBook Subscription, including these new title…read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: Search Enhancements Made to Platform

Infobase is delighted to announce that a host of navigation and search enhancements have been made to the Middle-High School eBook Subscription platform. The modifications made to the overall navigation—including the search and browse results, the eBook reader, and the search technology—improve …read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: New and Updated Titles Added

New and updated eBooks have been added to Infobase’s Middle-High School eBook Subscription across a wide range of subject areas, making the eBook collection more comprehensive and current than ever—with 670+ titles with 2017 and 2018 copyright dates! All eBook titles in the Middle-High School eB…read more →

Middle-High School eBook Subscription: New and Improved eBook Platform

Infobase is pleased to announce that many exciting new enhancements were just made to the Middle-High School eBook Subscription platform. Users will find a fresh new look, a wealth of new and updated titles, redesigned search and browse pages, a new subject list, and more—all creating a richer, i…read more →

Best Reference Source

Library Journal

Education Software Review Award (EDDIES), “Multi-Level Online eBook Collection” category

The ComputED Gazette

“…this single act of subscribing to the Middle/High School eBook Collection has been the best money I’ve ever spent in my 31 years as a Librarian at St. Catherine’s! I’ve been beyond pleased with the wide scope of coverage offered in the collection… My students have been thrilled to be able to access these books online 24/7/365, with an emphasis on the “24” (given so many are doing homework at 11pm and later)… [The Middle/High School eBook Collection is] what I would describe as an indispensible package of eBooks.”

Laura McCutcheon, Director of Library Services, St. Catherine’s School, Richmond, VA

“It is refreshing to find an extensive online collection tailored to the academic needs of middle and high school students. And what a collection Middle/High School eBook Collection is… the content is comprehensive and well-thought-out… deserves a place in every school library.”

The ComputED Gazette

The World Almanac® for Kids

The World Almanac® for Kids

Cross-Curricular Coverage, for Intermediate-Level and Student Users

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

About This Product

Take a quick look at the overview video for The World Almanac® for Kids:

Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, The World Almanac® for Kids includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series. Each topic area provides resources for homework, reports, and projects, and kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.

  • Acclaimed reference content, including online-only material and content from Infobase titles
  • Engaging, fun entries on age-appropriate topics, plus special daily features
  • Excellent resources for student reports and research, including:
    • Extensive, up-to-date articles
    • Tablet/mobile-friendly videos to support the content in areas including biographies, geography, health & guidance, language arts, life science, math, physical science, social studies, sports, and the arts
    • Games—including interactive worksheets, “Test Your Knowledge” quizzes, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more—on topics including biographies, health & guidance, language arts, life science, math, physical science, and social studies
    • Science projects in fields such as Earth science, the environment, general science, life science, and physical science, plus projects for students with disabilities
    • Fun Facts articles, maps, flags, and more
  • Homework Help, including study tips; writing help; research help; reference guides on using a dictionary, thesaurus, timeline, and map; math help; videos; and more
  • Teacher Resources, including lesson plans, a link to search by educational standards, graphic organizers that help with any lesson, outline maps, printable handouts, science diagrams, and an interactive, SMART Board-friendly Trivia Challenge that can be used in class to enrich lessons across the curriculum or as an engaging introduction to new topics. Each lesson plan includes:
    • Learning objectives, including an Essential Question teachers can use to introduce lessons
    • Important vocabulary—great for previewing terms to enhance comprehension of new topics
    • Ideas and themes summarizing the lesson for the teacher
    • Printable handouts, including links to lesson support materials, homework, or in-class work
    • Critical-thinking and assessment activities, including additional in-class and follow-up “after-reading” activities

  • New content added regularly
  • Saved Items Folder
  • Fun Facts articles
  • Images and tablet/mobile-friendly videos
  • Interactive “Did You Know?” feature on the home page, with facts to engage students and a “Learn More” link to encourage exploration
  • Daily featured article
  • This Month’s Birthdays
  • Maps and flags
  • Games, puzzles, worksheets, quizzes, and other interactives
  • Correlated to Common Core, state, national, provincial, IB Organization, C3 Framework for Social Studies, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Google Sign-In, allowing users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • Single sign-on with Clever
  • Embed code feature for adding The World Almanac® for Kids content to any HTML page or Learning Management System
  • A variety of integration options and partners
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages
  • Search Assist technology and age-appropriate search results
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA8, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks export functionality
  • Searchable Support Center with live help chat

The Arts:

  • History of Fashion: Describes in detail what people wore during iconic historical periods and, in doing so, helps students better understand the world of society, work, leisure, and professional and family life during those eras. The module features information on available fabrics, dyes, and lifestyle constraints, plus helpful hints for costume recreation are also included for classroom application or staging. Full-color photographs and drawn illustrations, glossaries, Fun Facts articles, and bullet biographies of key people round out the text.
  • Understanding Art: An overview of art—from painting and sculpture to architecture, installation, and performance art—covering what art is, major art movements from prehistoric art to Pop Art, and the ways art intersects with social and cultural influences. Hundreds of full-color images of famous pieces of art; videos on art, art history, and painting and drawing techniques; and links to biographies of famous artists enhance the accessible articles. A timeline, glossaries, and Fun Facts articles round out this unique unit.
  • World of Dance: Features book-length articles that offer a brief history of dance and also cover modern dance, ballet, and traditional dances from around the globe. Students will also find colorful images, videos, Fun Facts articles, and biographies of related key people.

Biographies, including both bullet biographies and more than 700 book-length biographies, in the following professional categories:

  • Artists, Architects & Designers: Highlights movers and shakers in the arts, including architecture and fashion design.
  • Athletes: Highlights well-known and notable athletes in baseball, basketball, boxing and martial arts, cricket, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, racecar driving, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
  • Entertainers: Highlights major personalities in entertainment, including actors and directors, dancers, media personalities, singers and musicians.
  • Explorers, Astronauts & Adventurers: Highlights courageous and well-known adventurers, astronauts, and explorers.
  • Leaders of America: Highlights major personalities from American history and current events, including Supreme Court justices, first ladies, leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War era, Native American leaders, historical and political figures, modern military leaders, civil rights leaders, business leaders and philanthropists, and social leaders and activists.
  • Multicultural: Highlights notable Black Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans.
  • Scientists, Inventors & Mathematicians: Highlights influential scientists, inventors, and mathematicians.
  • U.S. Presidents: Biographical information on all 45 presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump. Fun Facts articles include information on the first ladies, as well as trivia about the presidency; users can also take an interactive quiz on the presidents.
  • World Leaders: Highlights global giants from around the world, including ancient world leaders, business leaders and philanthropists, military leaders, modern world leaders, and social leaders and activists.
  • Writers, Poets & Journalists: Highlights groundbreaking and popular authors from throughout history, from Geoffrey Chaucer to Toni Morrison.

Geography:

  • America’s National Parks: Details on some of North America’s most treasured national parks, including their history, geography and geology, key features, flora and fauna, and facts and figures about each park as it is today as well as tips for planning a visit. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, links to bullet biographies of key people, and brief histories of the American National Park Service and the Canadian National Parks System.
  • Canadian Provinces and Territories: Details on the history, culture, geography, and economy of each province or territory. Also includes places of interest, famous people, Fun Facts articles, elevation and outline maps, flags, and coats of arms.
  • Countries of the World: More than 190 nations, with Fun Facts articles and profiles covering population, industries, major cities, geography, and more—plus a brief history of the nation, videos, maps, flags, and images.
  • The 50 States: Details and Fun Facts articles on all 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including profiles with valuable information on population, climate, and more; local history; landmarks; and famous personalities, plus maps, flags, and symbols for reports.
  • Oceans, Lakes & Rivers: Articles, Fun Facts, and videos on Earth’s hydrosphere, oceans, lakes, and rivers, as well as humanity’s impact on Earth’s bodies of water.

Health & Guidance:

  • Career Ideas: More than 175 careers and jobs in 12 key categories. Includes career overviews, profiles of real-life professionals, and resources to explore potential careers, plus videos and Fun Facts articles.
  • Character Matters: Timely, straightforward articles and videos on being fair and honest, dealing with bullying, handling peer pressure, teamwork and respect, managing responsibilities, dealing with frustration and anger, and managing conflict resolution. Includes Fun Facts articles, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies of key people.
  • Healthy Eating: Informative videos and important facts about how and what we should eat, including basic nutrition, weight management, nutrition for sports and exercise, eating disorders, and food safety and disease prevention, plus games, puzzles, links to bullet biographies of key people, and food-related Fun Facts articles.
  • Money Matters: A solid resource for understanding the basics of banking, investing, earning and spending money, sustainable living, and more, with glossaries, “Here’s What You Need to Remember” bulleted takeaways, Fun Facts articles, relevant videos, and links to biographies of prominent entrepreneurs.

Language Arts:

  • Grammar and Punctuation: Clear, concise entries, many with images and diagrams, explaining the often confusing rules of grammar and punctuation. Fun Facts articles offer interesting tidbits of information about the English language, plus a punctuation quiz and videos with punctuation tips.
  • Reader’s Corner: Biographies of popular authors and profiles of their most popular books—plus Fun Facts and lists of recommended books in particular genres, best-sellers, ALA recommendations, and prestigious award winners. The perfect section for a budding bookworm.
  • Sentences and Paragraphs: Articles covering sentence and paragraph structure, including grammar, types of paragraphs, and topic sentences, as well as tips on editing and revising your writing. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles.
  • Take a Stand: Concise articles offering students and educators an opportunity to explore how to make an argument, back it up with facts, apply critical-thinking skills, and finally take a stand on relevant topics such as “Should There Be Animal Testing?” and “Is Social Media a Positive or Negative Influence on Young People?” Includes Fun Facts articles, plus brief videos on honing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Life Science:

  • Age of Dinosaurs: Illuminating articles about dinosaurs divided into three eras—the Triassic Period, the Jurassic Period, and the Cretaceous Period—with full four-color illustrations and diagrams, glossaries, Fun Facts articles, videos, and biographies of key people in the life sciences.
  • Animal Behavior: Articles on different aspects of animal behavior, including animal communication, courtship, defenses, hunting and feeding, life in groups, and migration, plus Fun Facts articles, games and puzzles, and links to biographies of key people.
  • Biomes: Fascinating articles covering geography, geology, flora and fauna, and the future of six different types of biomes found on Earth—deserts, freshwater biomes, marine biomes, forests, grasslands, and tundra—with Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies of key people.
  • Birds: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of birds from African gray parrots to willow ptarmigans. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
  • Fish & Aquatic Life: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of fish and aquatic animals from anchovies to whale sharks. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, endangered species status, and family tree charts.
  • Human Body: Clearly labeled diagrams, photographs, and accessible text providing an essential introduction to the human body. Includes information about the body systems and the five senses, plus Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies of key people in medicine.
  • Insects, Spiders & Worms: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on a variety of insects, spiders, and worms. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
  • Mammals: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of mammals from aardvarks to zebras. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, endangered species status, and family tree charts.
  • Plants: Easy-to-understand information, along with colorful images, on all things botanical in this section. Features games and puzzles, Fun Facts articles on all manner of plants, and links to bullet biographies of famous researchers in botany.
  • Reptiles & Amphibians: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of reptiles and amphibians from adders to yellow-spotted river turtles. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, endangered species status, and family tree charts.

Math:

  • Expressions & Equations: Articles and worksheets covering expressions, equations, exponents, and inequalities (greater than, less than, etc.). Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • The Four Operations: Covers number systems and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, with a section on graphing coordinates. Includes worksheets, Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • Geometry: Overviews of shapes, area, and volume, with a section to practice graphing shapes. Includes worksheets, Fun Facts articles, videos, “Age of the Angles” game, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • Ratios & Proportions: Informative overviews of ratios and proportional relationships, with practice sheets covering fractions, decimals, and more. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • Statistics & Probability: A thorough overview of mean, median, and mode, with sections to practice statistics word problems with statistics, correlation coefficients, and more. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and bullet biographies of key people.

Physical Science:

  • Energy Today: Informative articles covering different types of energy, the science behind them, and their environmental impact. Includes information on coal, oil and natural gas; biofuels; wind power; water power; solar power; nuclear power; geothermal energy; and hydrogen fuel. Plus, Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies of key people.
  • Exploring Space: Fascinating articles that take students on a virtual journey to outer space, documenting the history of major space exploration—including the Mercury Program, the Gemini Program, and the famous Apollo Program—and providing facts and figures about the International Space Station, NASA’s search for life in space, and other human spaceflight feats. It also discusses how the universe began, stars, constellations, galaxies beyond ours, and black holes. Fun Facts articles, videos, interactives, and links to bullet biographies of key people round out this up-to-date module.
  • Our Planet Earth: Illuminating articles explaining how the Earth formed, rocks and minerals, fossils, erosion and weathering, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more. Detailed illustrations, photographs, Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies help explain the science.
  • Our Solar System: In-depth content on the sun and all the planets in our solar system, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the dwarf planets including Pluto. Additional coverage includes phenomena like asteroids, meteors, and comets. With games and puzzles, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people, this module is perfect for studying our own solar system and the planets around us.
  • Sound & Light: Explores the physics behind sound and light, covering sound and light waves, vision and hearing, light and sound in the universe, and more. Full-color photographs and drawn illustrations, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people round out this exploration of a core topic in the science curriculum.
  • States of Matter: Fascinating articles introducing readers to the concept of matter, with topics such as “What Is Matter?”, “Changing States of Matter,” and “Properties of Matter,” as well as a section on the Periodic Table of Elements. Fun Facts articles, videos, and biographies of key people are also included.
  • Technology Today: Covers in easy-to-follow language the rise of technology from the 1700s to today; technology as we know it, including the internet, cell phones, computer animation, 3D printing, and other technologies; life in the digital age; and mobile applications in everyday life, plus Fun Facts articles, videos, and biographies of key people in technology.
  • Weather & Climate: In-depth articles covering atmosphere; weather; moisture, clouds, and rain; and climate and climate change, plus important information on how weather forms and major weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies help students understand these important topics.

Social Studies:

  • American History: Overviews of specific time periods backed up by detailed articles, as well as maps and photographs, Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies, giving a well-rounded view of the country’s key moments and figures.
  • Ancient Civilizations: Articles, images, maps, links to bullet biographies, games and puzzles, and Fun Facts articles providing accessible introductions to ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and other ancient cultures, including the history, major leaders, lifestyle, religion, and legacy of each civilization.
  • Forms of Government: Explores the different comparative forms of government that exist in the world today. Key areas covered include milestones in the evolution of government, the development of communism, democracy, dictatorships, fascism, monarchies, and oligarchies. Fun Facts articles, photographs, relevant videos, chronologies, glossaries, and bullet biographies of key people complement the articles.
  • Holidays & Celebrations: Detailed information on the backgrounds, customs, and traditions of the world’s holidays and celebrations, from religious observances to independence days, organized by holiday and region. Includes holiday-related Fun Facts articles and glossaries.
  • Latino-American History in the U.S.: Era-focused sections covering the story of native and Latino contributions to the United States, particularly in regions such as the Southwest, Florida, Texas, and California. Includes timelines, glossaries, full-color images and maps, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people in Latin-American history.
  • Multicultural America: Covers immigration and a variety of important groups including Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Indian Americans, Jamaican Americans, Japanese Americans, Jewish Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans.
  • Native American Life: Covers all aspects of the history and culture of the native populations who inhabited North and much of South America before the arrival of the Europeans, particularly in regions such as the Northeast, Southwest, Northwest, and Canada. Includes timelines, glossaries, full-color images and illustrations, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people in Native American history.
  • Primary U.S. Sources: A collection of founding documents, historic letters and proclamations, famous speeches, Supreme Court cases, and songs and sayings that have shaped American history, with related Fun Facts articles, videos, and links to bullet biographies—a great resource for researchers or students who are required to use primary source documents in support of their studies.
  • Symbols of American Freedom: Describes the history of some of America’s most historically important landmarks—including Ellis Island, Fort McHenry, Independence Hall, Mount Rushmore, the Alamo, the Gateway Arch, the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and the Washington Monument—as well as what it’s like to visit them today, with glossaries, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • U.S. Government: Informative articles, images, videos, games and puzzles, links to bullet biographies, and Fun Facts articles about the three branches of government, the Constitution, political parties, and citizenship and civic responsibilities.
  • World History: Thorough overviews of specific time periods from prehistory to the present, linking to descriptions of milestone events in world history. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles.

Sports:

  • Sports Statistics: Baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer—find historical stats, sports trivia, Fun Facts articles, images, and videos. It also features highlights and statistics from the summer and winter Olympic Games, including gold medalists in all categories.

New Research Help and “Take a Stand” Content Added to The World Almanac® for Kids

Timely new content has just been added to The World Almanac® for Kids to help encourage critical thinking and promote information literacy. Homework Help—New Section on Research Help The Homework Help section now features a new chapter, Research Help, which features up-to-date information on the …read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New Topic Area—Age of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are a popular topic among young researchers studying the life sciences, and The World Almanac® for Kids now has a new topic area devoted to these prehistoric giants. Divided into eras, the new Age of Dinosaurs topic area covers three major areas of study: The Triassic Period: includes the…read more →

Check Out the New Overview Videos for The World Almanac® for Kids and The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

Interested in our The World Almanac® for Kids and The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary databases? Want to see them for yourself? Check out the overview videos below!…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New Topic Area—Forms of Government

A new Forms of Government topic area has been added to The World Almanac® for Kids, exploring the different comparative forms of government that exist in the world today. Key areas covered include milestones in the evolution of government, the development of communism, democracy, dictatorships, fa…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: Ancient Civilizations Module Expanded

Five new units have been added to the Ancient Civilizations module in The World Almanac® for Kids. Complete with beautiful four-color images and maps as well as a timeline and glossary, these sections cover important early peoples and cultures including: Ancient Persia: Includes information on the …read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: More Comprehensive Math Content

The World Almanac for Kids’ math coverage has been expanded, with more comprehensive, age-appropriate content than ever. To reflect the newly added material and worksheets, the database’s Math Corner has been reorganized into five separate topic areas: Expressions & Equations: Coveri…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New Module—Money Matters

Financial literacy and money management are a growing part of the school curriculum as more schools seek to address life skills and personal growth. To help schools fulfill that goal, The World Almanac® for Kids now features a Money Matters module that gives students and educators a solid resource …read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: “Take a Stand” on These New Topics

Just in time for back-to-school, three timely new debate topics have been added to The World Almanac® for Kids’ Take a Stand module: Should Animals Have Rights Similar to Those of Humans?: Covers the debate over the rights of animals and includes issues such as humane treatment, animals’ abili…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New Module—Native American Life

The World Almanac® for Kids database now has a brand-new module: Native American Life. This module covers all aspects of the history and culture of the native populations who inhabited North and much of South America before the arrival of the Europeans, giving background and cultural integrity to…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New “Take a Stand” Debate Topics

Two new debate topics have just been added to The World Almanac® for Kids’ Take a Stand module: Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16? Should Schools Still Have Summer Breaks? The Take a Stand module offers students and educators an opportunity to explore how to make an argument, back it up with…read more →

“The World Almanac® for Kids is Infobase’s answer to the previously inadequate library reference section for research papers…a one-stop reference resource…entertaining…reliable…Priceless…[The World Almanac for Kids is] sure to impact 21st Century education.”

The ComputED Gazette

“Entertaining is not a word usually applied to reference works…but for The World Almanac® for Kids…the adjective fits. In addition, the product is a reliable resource for homework and projects, and helps kids learn research skills in a safe and trusted content site…delivers kid-friendly, interesting and, yes, even entertaining content…Winner of this year’s BESSIE for Middle School Database Website, The World Almanac® for Kids…deserves to be in every school library, and should be made available to every teacher and student.”

The ComputED Gazette

“…colorful and easy to comprehend…accessible…a practical gateway to more heady online encyclopedias…Recommended.”

Library Media Connection

The ComputED Gazette‘s 22nd Annual Education Software Review Award (EDDIES)

“Middle School Online Research Source” category

The ComputED Gazette‘s 18th Annual Education Software Review Award (EDDIES)

“Middle School Database Website” category

The ComputED Gazette‘s 19th Annual Best Educational Software Award (BESSIES)

“Middle School Database Website” category