Credo Reference: Academic Core

Credo Reference: Academic Core

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product:

Credo Reference: Academic Core enhances the research experience through authoritative reference content and a one-stop exploratory search platform that drives usage of all of your trusted library resources. The user-friendly interface is ideal for students starting their research or learning about the research process during information literacy instruction. With hundreds of searchable, full-text titles from the world’s foremost publishers, Credo Reference: Academic Core covers every major subject.

  • Easy-to-use interface: The intuitive design allows researchers at all levels to easily navigate the platform and discover the information they need.
  • Exceptional reference content from the best academic publishers: With 750+ searchable, full-text titles, Credo Reference: Academic Core places particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are more than 1,100 short reference videos, more than 475,000 high-resolution art images, photographs, and maps across all subject areas.
    • The thoughtfully curated content is recognized by top sources, such as Choice, Recommended College List, RUSA, Doody’s Core Titles, Booklist, Library Journal, and many more.
    • This title list is regularly updated to ensure your reference collection remains current.
    • The equivalent print price of the books in Credo Reference: Academic Core is more than $130,000.
  • Multimedia content: More than 2.2 million full-text entries are searchable alongside thousands of images, audio files, and videos.
  • Information literacy support: Features like Mind Map, Research Quick Tips, Key Concepts, summary articles, curated Pro/Con entries, and more help educators foster essential research skills at the point of need or during library instruction sessions.
  • Discover more: Search results include connections to your institution’s other research databases, maximizing usage of all of your library’s trusted resources.

  • Research Quick Tips: Credo Reference: Academic Core features concise, informative videos embedded throughout the platform to cultivate information literacy skills while students research. Subjects covered include selecting and narrowing a topic, evaluating sources, boolean operators, and more.
  • Federated search: Credo Reference: Academic Core allows for the seamless integration of federated search results from your library’s licensed e-resources, leading students directly to deeper subject-focused research and maximizing usage and awareness of your entire library.
  • Summary articles: 11,000+ summary articles curated for pre-search and topic exploration incorporate existing library database results directly, enabling users to gain background information, then have direct links to subject-specific journal/monograph databases for deeper content—great for background research, discovering library resources, and building keyword vocabulary!
  • Mind Map: One of Credo Reference: Academic Core‘s key features, the Mind Map is a visualization tool to help users discover connections between and across topics. This feature is embeddable in course pages, LibGuides, and websites!
  • Pro/Con: Credo Reference: Academic Core‘s Pro/Con is a featured content category for helping students locate reliable reference materials on issues of real-time importance. Highly respected publishers like ProCon.org, The Conversation, the AllSides Red Blue Dictionary, and Facts On File’s Issues & Controversies regularly add and update entries, bringing authority and accuracy to students’ current events-related information needs.
  • Embeds: Credo Reference: Academic Core allows users to embed reference content in their institution’s learning management system, virtual learning environment, or other guides/websites. Any article (or Mind Map) may be embedded, including those with images, audio, or videos. This helps foster faculty collaboration while also bringing usage and awareness of the institution’s valued library e-resources.
  • Permalinks: Credo Reference: Academic Core‘s record URLs make it easy for researchers to return to previously viewed pages and allow users to create “custom collections on the fly.”
  • Citation management: With Credo Reference: Academic Core, users can conveniently cite entries in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats.
  • Key Concepts: In Credo Reference: Academic Core, relevant terms are displayed within search results to help users identify the focus of each article and provide guidance for additional keywords related to their topic.
  • Curated LibGuides: Credo Reference: Academic Core‘s popular subject guides curate foundational knowledge to help students explore research topics and support faculty building supplemental resources for their courses.
  • Primary Sources in Credo LibGuide: Easily point students to the many primary source materials available in Credo Reference: Academic Core. Nearly 2,000 primary source documents—including 75 videos—can be found in addition to our image collections, which contain more than 200,000 examples of original art and antiquities. This guide contains links to 650 entries across 40+ titles, as well as links to all of the books that contain primary source materials.
  • Integration options: Credo Reference: Academic Core content can be embedded into LibGuides or any LMS that supports iFrame, including Canvas, D2L, Moodle, and Blackboard.
  • Responsive design: Credo Reference: Academic Core‘s platform ensures a smooth user experience on any type of device.
  • Google Drive integration: Libraries can now authenticate their Credo Reference: Academic Core users with Google Authenticator, while users (via Google Authenticator or through their personal Gmail accounts) can save entries to Google Docs.
  • Accessible content: Audio files and dictation of text content (downloadable in MP3 format) improve accessibility and provide different avenues for students to absorb information. Text content is translated into 60+ languages, helping learners of all backgrounds access reference material.

Rocky Mountain College: Librarians use Credo Reference: Academic Core during First-Year Experience workshops to lay a foundation of highly effective research skills.

Nazarbayev University: Credo Reference: Academic Core helps maintain students’ attention and builds their confidence in the research process during instruction sessions.

Drake University: Credo’s one-stop platform helps students brainstorm, make connections, build subject vocabulary, and explore appropriate resources when starting their research assignments.

Howard University: Spotlighting Credo Reference: Academic Core in First-Year Experience workshops leads to higher usage of library resources and improved research papers from students.

“Credo Reference is the gold standard for general reference…Most students will find it tremendously helpful.”

Library Journal

“Credo Reference has grown into an essential, online, full-text collection of reference books covering a great variety of subjects and formats…a first-rate place to visit when [students] are looking for validated sources of information…Essential. All libraries. All levels.”

Choice

“The user-friendly interface provides an excellent place for students to begin their research, or to learn about the process of doing research during information literacy instruction…especially well-suited to the beginning user population.”

The Charleston Advisor

The Mailbox® Plus

The Mailbox® Plus

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K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Teachers want ideas that are creative and make teaching their curriculum easier. Schools and districts want an affordable, one-stop solution to help their students succeed. The Mailbox® Plus is packed with 52,000+ fun and engaging ideas, activities, and worksheets that help inspire imaginations while teaching essential skills—all on an easy-to-use, intuitive platform.  

For more than 40 years, The Mailbox® has been the leader in providing teacher-created ideas that work. Now, your entire institution can have unlimited, simultaneous access to this incredible, growing collection at one low price. 

The Mailbox® Plus’s classroom tips and tools will help educators build practical skills in the all-important area of successful classroom management—recognized as the #1 characteristic of being an effective teacher. All content is carefully planned and edited by our in-house team of former teachers. Our editors are experienced at assessing what teachers will find valuable and worth incorporating into lessons. The platform is search-based to help teachers find the materials they need quickly, and our editors have categorized the lessons and ideas in all the ways teachers teach, including grade level, curriculum area, and type (worksheet, craft, game, etc.). All of the activities and ideas in The Mailbox® Plus are educationally sound, practical, easy to use, error-free, and child-centered.

Great news for Learn360 subscribers! The Mailbox® is fully accessible within your Learn360 when you subscribe to The Mailbox®, so teachers have one point of access and all materials at their fingertips. This is an easy and efficient way to provide more than 52,000 activities and printables to enhance and support curriculum.

  • The Mailbox® Advantage: More than 80% of today’s teachers know The Mailbox®—and 85% of them have used ideas from The Mailbox® in their classrooms. Teachers have total confidence that, when they work with an idea from The Mailbox® to introduce or reinforce a lesson, they are spending their time wisely. The Mailbox® also reminds educators how much fun teaching can be and shows them how to make learning fun for their kids. Now, The Mailbox® Plus offers all of these advantages at an institution-wide level with no banner ads, the ability to build complete lesson plans with the Lesson Plan Builder at no additional cost, and access to activities and ideas at all grade levels from prekindergarten through grade 6.
  • A Wealth of Content: The Mailbox® Plus’s 52,000+ worksheets, crafts, forms, songs, games, graphic organizers, patterns, clip art, cards, and more span a diverse range of subjects, including language arts, math, social studies, science, classroom management, and arts and crafts. Engaging, skill-based student practice sheets are perfect for assessments, morning work, guided learning, and small-group or independent practice and homework. Teachers can easily download ideas directly to their computers (in PDF format), print them, or save them under My Content for later.
  • By Teachers, for Teachers: Ideas and activities from The Mailbox® Plus are teacher-created, teacher-tested, and educationally sound. For each activity, our editors have followed the instructions, filled out the forms, and answered the questions to make sure there are no gaps, missing steps, or missing materials.
  • Save Time on Lesson Planning: Many teachers get less than 40 minutes of planning time a day. The Mailbox® Plus’s intuitive design and features, including its Lesson Plan Builder, make it easy for teachers to find and assemble activities and ideas quickly, saving precious time and preventing headaches. Teachers won’t have to spend another weekend planning lessons—we do much of the work for them!
  • Always Fresh and Up to Date: The Mailbox® Plus highlights new content every month, with skills and topics right when teachers need them. Eight to ten activity packets and around 50 pages of new content are added for each grade level every month. Users can sign up for email alerts to let them know as soon as new content is available.
  • Educationally Sound Materials: The Mailbox® Plus uses a multi-pronged approach to ensure that every activity, if applicable, is labeled with the correct skill. Our editors study and refer to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, the standards for non-Common Core states such as Texas, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, and EngageNY’s Prekindergarten Standards as they label activities with skills. Editors also refer to a variety of textbooks and educational websites for examples of how each standard/skill is executed.
  • Lesson Plan Builder: With The Mailbox® Plus, users can create and save personalized lesson plans—comprehensive plans with an activity to introduce the skill, activities to practice the skill together as a class, printables for independent practice (at three ability levels), and an assessment that checks for understanding—with all the required elements in one location, at no additional cost. The Lesson Plan Builder draws upon a collection of more than 500 lessons to help teachers assemble a personalized lesson plan that is leveled for all learners. Teachers can easily download and print out their lesson plans for their own use, to hand in to administrators, or for substitute teachers to use.
  • Make & Print Tools: The Mailbox® Plus allows users to customize a variety of resources, including flash cards, bingo boards, spelling lists, math tools, language arts tools, and more.
  • My Mailbox: Users who sign in to The Mailbox® Plus can save any ideas, activities, and worksheets they’ve been working on under My Content. The Print Packet allows users to save multiple ideas and print them all at once with just one click—ideal for the busy teacher who finds lots of great ideas but doesn’t have time to print them out right away. Users can store the lesson plans they’ve built in folders they can customize themselves.

  • Available 24/7, anywhere
  • Easy-to-use, browser-based interface—no special software or hardware needed
  • Tablet/mobile friendly
  • No ads
  • Materials at all grades accessible—differentiate lessons for every learner
  • New content is posted on the first of each month
  • Correlated content that is easy to search by grades, subjects, and types
  • Customizable home page
  • Easily browse by grade or subject
  • Unlimited download and print capability
  • Easily printable packets of collated activities and worksheets
  • Tons of seasonal and thematic ideas, crafts, and 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 →

The Mailbox® School & District: BESSIE Winner!

Infobase is excited to announce that The Mailbox® School & District has been selected as a winner of The ComputED Gazette’s 25th Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the “Teacher Tools: Online Teacher Productivity Tool” category. According to The ComputED Gazette…read more →

The Mailbox® School & District: EDDIE Winner!

Infobase is excited to announce that The Mailbox® School & District has been selected as a winner of The ComputED Gazette’s 22nd Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the “Teacher Tools: Online Teacher Resource Collection” category. According to The ComputED Gazett…read more →

The Mailbox® School & District: Renowned Teacher Resource Now Available to Entire Institutions

Infobase is proud to announce the launch of an exciting classroom and activity resource: The Mailbox School & District. For more than 40 years, The Mailbox has been a trusted leader in providing teacher-created ideas that work. Now, for the first time, an entire institution can have unlimited, s…read more →

Infobase Announces Acquisition of The Mailbox

New York, NY, May 12, 2017—Infobase, a New York-based educational publishing company, announced today that it has acquired The Education Center, publisher of The Mailbox and Learning® magazine. The Mailbox is an online resource with more than 50,000 learning objects, lesson plans, and ideas…read more →

25th Annual Best Educational Software Award (BESSIES), “Teacher Tools: Online Teacher Productivity Tool” category

The ComputED Gazette

22nd Annual Education Software Review Award (EDDIES), “Teacher Tools: Online Teacher Resource Collection” category

The ComputED Gazette

“Infobase’s answer to the classic teacher’s nightmare…No more late night or weekend marathons putting together lesson plans…User-friendly and easily searchable, The Mailbox® is an elegant solution to what used to be a persistent dilemma…[The Mailbox® is] sure to impact 21st Century education.”

The ComputED Gazette

Awards of Excellence: Best of 2021, "Primary Education" category

Tech & Learning

Classroom Video: Master Curriculum Collection

Master Curriculum Video Collection

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K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

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

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K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Learn360 is the ultimate streaming multimedia resource for K–12 schools—the complete district solution. Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 191,500 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 600 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.

Take a FREE TRIAL of Learn360 today!

PREPARE TO LAUNCH!

Learn 360 Educator Ambassador Program logoWe are excited to announce our free Learn360 Educator Ambassador Program (LEAP) for subscribers. Learn360 Ambassadors receive access to curated resources, professional learning opportunities, community building experiences, and more. Visit our LANDING PAGE to sign up to be notified when LEAP officially launches!

  • 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 191,500 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

Streamable Learning

Streamable Learning

Interactive Virtual Field Trips for Your K–12 Students

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K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Live and Interactive Virtual Field Trips for Your K–12 Students

Streamable Learning Makes Virtual Field Trips Fun, Easy, Affordable, and Interactive for ALL Students 

Open your classrooms to an endless world of interactive, educational livestreams that equitably connect districts and schools to subject-matter experts and organizations from around the world.

Whether your classroom is in-person, fully remote, or hybrid, Streamable Learning provides standards-aligned, curriculum-focused experiences that help students connect what they learn in class with what is happening out in the world. An excellent source of supplemental curriculum, Streamable Learning’s programs are easy to discover, book, and attend.

Enhance Your Curriculum with Interactive Livestreams

Streamable Learning gives you access to hundreds of programs per year, plus it is the only live and interactive streaming service on the market today that also offers an extensive library of past recordings—more than 1,000! Each event is sourced from educational institutions from around the world and delivered by subject-matter experts. Plus, classrooms can directly interact with subject-matter experts through live chats! 

With Streamable Learning, you can provide equal access to live events across your school or district, creating a seamlessly interactive and engaging learning experience.

Streamable Learning allows you to:

  • Create equitable opportunities for life experiences across the classroom.
  • Improve student outcomes and benefits.
  • Build stronger communities through standard-aligned edutainment.
  • Promote knowledge transfer through observation, interaction, and narrative.
  • Reinforce cultural growth and personal development.
  • Inspire lifelong learning.
  • Explore careers and inspire the next generation of leaders.

Easy to Adopt, Easy to Use

  • Browse: Discover our engaging livestream calendar of events, or browse our library of on-demand recordings.
  • Book: As a subscriber to our calendar of events, book with one simple click.
  • Attend: Connect through any device with an internet connection. Simply click a link to join.
  • Interact: Chat live with presenters.

These virtual live events create an immersive experience and help administrators and educators:

  • Control expenses
  • Ensure student safety
  • Eliminate complicated logistics
  • Save educator and student time
  • Allow all students to participate equally
  • Allow students who couldn’t attend the livestream to watch the recording
  • Reinforce learning by referencing the recording of an event 

Streamable Learning is accessible via a Learn360 subscription, so educators have one point of access and can pair Learn360 assets with livestreams to create memorable and meaningful learning experiences. Special bundle pricing is available. Learn360 and Streamable Learning are also available separately. Contact us for more info!

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  • Hundreds of interactive livestreams for the K–12 classroom, plus a wealth of recordings of past events, closed captioned and available on demand
  • A diverse community of content partners, including leading zoos, aquariums, museums, artists, authors, and science centers 
  • Subject matter covering all major curriculum areas, including:
    • Social Studies
    • Science
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • World Languages
    • The Arts
    • Authors, Literature, and Phonics
    • Careers
    • And more!
  • Supports equitable access, remote learning, global education, experiential learning, blended learning, and project-based learning
  • Annual, all-inclusive subscription
  • Prescheduled calendar of live events
  • Live Q&A, chats, and polling, plus supplemental resources to engage your students
  • Livestreams are 30–40 minutes in length
  • Seamless LTI access from Learn360 into Streamable Learning to browse and book events for your classroom for Learn360 subscribers
  • LMS integration available to Streamable Learning site via LTI
  • Single sign-on available through ClassLink and Clever
  • Aligned to U.S. state and Common Core standards
  • No student data collected
  • Accessible to every teacher on an easy-to-use platform; teachers can share recorded links with students
  • In collaboration with a school or district, live events can be sequenced to directly support your curriculum.

“…not only are students getting to interact and get excited about science, but our teachers are seeing quality modeled lessons.”

Lee County Schools (FL)

“Streamable Learning is an incredible resource for our district. Being able to offer live, interactive experiences with experts from around the world is invaluable for all of our teachers. The quality of the programs and the caliber of the partners SL works with are so impressive. The platform is easy to navigate, and our educators appreciate access to the recordings of previous programs, too.”

Christy James, Library Media Services Coordinator and District Textbook Coordinator, Charleston County School District

“Streamable Learning brings a wide menu of early learner supplemental virtual field trips connecting classrooms to live and interactive events with experts, museums, aquariums, and more!”

Crystal Williamson, City-wide Teacher, Early Childhood Education, Chicago Public Schools

“Streamable Learning virtual field trips are real live programs, allowing teachers to stream these experiences right into our early childhood classrooms. Students can ask questions and have them answered, just like if they were there in person. The field trips are also capable of being accessed on demand to accommodate varying schedules.”

Antonina Galassini, Head City-Wide Teacher, Early Childhood Education, Chicago Public Schools

“Streamable Learning is, without a doubt, the platform that has propelled our science program to the next level. It provides personal interactions and connections to teachers and students across our large school district with a common goal of generating excitement about learning science. It’s working—we are seeing the results in our assessment scores. Thank you, Streamable Learning, for providing our school district with such a fantastic, interactive experience—you rock!”

Jenifer McBride, Elementary Science Coordinator, Lee County Schools

Films On Demand: Master Academic Collection

Films On Demand: Master Academic Video Package

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

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

With a fresh new look, enhanced functionality, and an improved user experience, Films On Demand‘s platform provides users with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands. At Films On Demand, we know that content matters. Our video library has been assembled not just with a focus on volume, but also with a discerning eye for quality and relevance. It is the result of decades of careful curating with a single guiding principle: providing every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study. Plus, Films On Demand titles have won numerous awards, including Peabody, CLIO, Telly, Emmy®, CINE Golden Eagle Award, Video Librarian Best Documentary, FREDDIE Award, and many more!

  • 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 1,200 international producers to bring a wide variety of the most relevant videos to suit the unique instructional needs of every subject.
  • Performance – Our platform features an advanced technical infrastructure, a fully responsive and mobile-friendly 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 every day we add more to the package.
  • Intuitive, Curriculum-Based Organization – 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 more than 25 core subject areas designed to mirror the academic curriculum. We take pride in vetting every title before including it in the package, and we think carefully about how many places to cross-list each title in the taxonomy. In addition, our high-interest content is organized into student-friendly, curated categories—including Biographies, Events in History, Great Artists, Staff Picks, Landmark Series, and more—that make videos easy to find and enjoy.
  • Exceptional Educational Content – Films On Demand has content that will both educate and entertain students and researchers on a wide range of curricular subjects, including history, biology, business and economics, engineering, computer science, technical and trade skills, art and architecture, music and dance, philosophy and religion, geography, environmental science, anthropology, language and literature, mathematics, psychology, sociology, political science, and more.
  • Exclusivity – Many of our titles cannot be found with any other academic distributor, thanks to exclusive agreements with producers from around the world.
  • Top Producers – We work with the very best producers, including A&E, PBS, BBC Learning, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO Documentary Films, PBS NewsHour, Open University, Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.

  • A comprehensive, curriculum-focused video subscription providing unlimited access to thousands of videos
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and learning management systems
  • Free MARC records for every video
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement worries
  • Build your own sliders and add your institution’s custom video content and YouTube content to the Films On Demand platform
  • Comprehensive admin portal, with COUNTER 5 reporting and SUSHI exporting
  • Uses HTTPS, a requirement for many new browser features, to help protect the security and privacy of our users

  • Stimulate and reinforce in-class lectures or introduce a new topic
  • Encourage open discussion on key issues and topics
  • Embed persistent and authenticated video clips into course management systems such as Blackboard, Moodle, D2L (Desire2Learn), and Canvas
  • Create and share playlists using premade clips, full videos, or custom segments—a great way to engage students and perfect for off-hours viewing and distance learning
  • Save favorite videos to a personal folder
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create to provide an overview or give context
  • Create interactive video quizzes using full videos, segments, custom content, and Web Channels—an excellent tool for remote education and assessments

  • Find inspiration and material for research papers and presentations
  • Captioning and interactive, searchable transcripts on all titles
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material
  • Featured series pages highlight popular and selected content
  • Multiple search filters can be selected for more targeted results
  • Follow up on a clip used by a professor in class and watch the rest of the video
  • Get citations for all videos in MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and APA formats, with up-to-date citation creation and export
  • View videos anywhere, 24/7
  • Mobile app available for Apple iOS and Android
  • Share, save, and organize videos and playlists
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Toggle to switch between Dark and Light modes
  • Full language support with Google Translate on all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat

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 →

Films On Demand: May Timely Topics—LGBT Pride Month and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand include titles that celebrate LGBT Pride Month, recount the birth of the U.S. Constitution, discuss the construction of an architectural marvel, and more. Subscribers can also explore the complete calendar (accessible via the menu in th…read more →

Films On Demand: Check Out the New Quick Start Guide

Curious about Films On Demand? Want to see what it can do? Our new Quick Start Guide covers everything subscribers need to get started, including video player features, creating a user account, sharing videos, compiling playlists, searching and browsing, and more. CLICK HERE to check out the Quick S…read more →

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Pittsburgh Technical College

Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) in Oakdale, PA, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Mary Fistler—library coordinator at PTC—about how her library handles technophobes, her favorite part of being a librarian, and more. Tell us one way you’re helping users who may be hesi…read more →

Infobase Releases Its Films On Demand App for Android Devices

Joins the Apple version of the app to empower a wider audience of learners anytime, anywhere. New York, NY, March 25, 2020—Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today made an Android version of its Films On Demand mobile app availa…read more →

Infobase Announces Availability of New Films On Demand App for Apple Devices

Empowering learners with easy access to 40,000+ streaming videos anytime, anywhere. New York, NY, March 20, 2020—Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today made its Films On Demand content available in the Apple App Store for all pa…read more →

New Feature for Virtual Instruction: Add YouTube Content to Films On Demand and Access Video On Demand Platforms

With campuses and schools closing, Infobase has been working with educators to find a way to allow them to continue teaching remotely. With that aim in mind, Films On Demand for colleges and universities and Access Video On Demand for public libraries now have a new feature that allows users with Te…read more →

Films On Demand: April Timely Topics—50th Anniversary of Earth Day and More

This year, Earth Day celebrations will focus on taking actions to stop climate change. April’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand include titles for students who are interested in learning more about environmental issues around the world, as well as videos that highlight global health, e…read more →

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Broward College

Broward College in Davie, FL, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Dan Tan—reference librarian at Broward College—about his favorite part of being a librarian, his library’s most important responsibility, and more. Tell us one way you’re helping users who may be hesit…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 →

SIIA CODiE Awards Finalist

“Best Education Reference Solution” category

Library Journal Best Databases Runner-Up

“Best in Media” category

Readers’ Choice Top Product

University Business

“As the demand for educational streaming media grows, Films On Demand…stands out as a competitive resource for academic institutions…with an impressive depth of coverage [Films On Demand] certainly holds its own among the competition…Highly recommended.”

Choice

“Faculty love the user-friendly searching and broad subject coverage. It’s a must-have resource.”

Danette R. Pachtner, Librarian for Film, Video, and Digital Media, Duke University

“Faculty…love the breadth and depth, the quality of films, the professionalism of the films, and the ability to supplement their lectures and classroom experiences…A very firm thumbs up!”

Ann Horan, Campus Librarian, Westwood College – O’Hare Campus

“Films On Demand is the frontrunner in providing high-quality streaming educational video covering a broad range of subjects.”

The Charleston Advisor, Four-Star Review

“…the technology works flawlessly, and customer support is outstanding.”

Hazel Davis, Library Services Faculty Chair, Rio Salado College

“I love it more all the time!”

Trish Feeney, Media Resources Technician, Fleming College

“Access is easy…an outstanding value and highly recommended.”

Library Journal

“Faculty appreciate the wide variety of topics covered…as well as the advanced features…Films On Demand [is] an indispensable resource for our students and faculty.”

Elijah Scott, MA, MS, Director of Libraries, Georgia Highlands College

“Films On Demand is terrific…I am a big fan.”

Patty Loughrey, Adjunct Faculty, Westwood College–Anaheim Campus

“Faculty at my college absolutely love Films On Demand! I haven’t seen this much excitement about a resource in the 14 years I have been at the college. It’s a great product and we are extremely grateful…”

Julie Humphrey, Assistant Director for Reference and Technical Services, Durham Technical Community College Library

“Films On Demand was the crown jewel I was able to buy.”

Paul Kelsey, Head of Acquisitions, Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University

“Films On Demand proved itself as the most comprehensive collection, with an amazing user-friendly platform…continuous addition of new titles, superb playlist options, citation capability and much more…Films On Demand has offered our college the highest quality video for a superb viewing experience….The individualized playlists available through Films On Demand are incredible! I strongly recommend Films On Demand as your primary streaming source. You won’t be disappointed!!”

John P. DeCaro, B.A., M.Ed., MLS, Library Services, St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology

“This is a wonderful tool, more reliable than YouTube since true closed captioning is included in all videos. I’m using it all the time, and the plug-in will make integrating a snap now.”

Gary Enns, Professor of English, Cerro Coso Community College

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

Films On Demand: Area Studies Collection

Area Studies Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

In an increasingly flat world, an understanding of the histories, politics, cultures, and economies of different countries and regions of the globe is becoming essential to more professions than ever before. This large collection contains critically acclaimed documentaries and feature programming on some of the world’s fastest-growing countries, such as China, India, Russia, and Brazil, as well as major regions including Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and more.

This collection is available as a single-subject collection or as part of the Films On Demand Master Academic Video Package.

  • Numerous timely documentaries on migration and refugee issues including Europe’s Border Crisis: The Long Road; Children of the Great Migration; Greece: Odyssey; A Requiem for Syrian Refugees; and others.
  • Fighting the Tide: Developing Nations and Globalization – a 22-part series that documents how the consumption and spending habits of Western civilization affect people thousands of miles away, with each episode focusing on a different country.
  • A South American Journey, with Jonathan Dimbleby and An African Journey, with Jonathan Dimbleby – two highly acclaimed BBC series, totaling six hours, featuring distinguished broadcaster and cultural ambassador Jonathan Dimbleby as he tours two of the world’s least understood continents.
  • China on China – an eight-part series offering a wide range of perspectives from inside China as it looks at culture, politics, and daily life.
  • Stephen Fry in Central America – a remarkable four-part road trip through this dangerous yet breathtakingly beautiful region.
  • The Story of India, with Michael Wood – a six-part series in which historian Michael Wood studies the intense drama of India’s past, the originality and continuing relevance of its ideas, and the richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures, and landscapes.
  • Multiple titles from National Geographic documenting how societies in different parts of the world approach common issues such as death, the role of the family, the role of women, body image, justice, and more.
  • Dishonorable Killings: Punishing the Innocent – documentary on the practice of “honor killing” that still prevails in many Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries.
  • Lost Children: Uganda’s Youngest Soldiers – a powerful, award-winning documentary that examines the tragic stories of two boys and two girls between the ages of eight and 14 who escaped their forced participation in the murderous Lord’s Resistance Army.
  • What Are We Doing Here? Why Western Aid Hasn’t Helped Africa – a multiple-award-winning documentary that follows four young Americans as they experience firsthand the scope and intractability of Africa’s suffering, while aid workers, government officials, and ordinary individuals explore why providing aid is no panacea.
  • Flowers of Rwanda: Making Peace with Genocide – winner of multiple film festival awards, this documentary looks at Rwanda 12 years post-genocide and asks whether killers and survivors can coexist.
  • Approach of Dawn: Forging Peace in Guatemala – award-winning documentary that profiles three Mayan women and their efforts on behalf of peace in the wake of the 36-year civil war that devastated Guatemalan families and culture.
  • China: Triumph and Turmoil – a three-part series in which Harvard University history professor Niall Ferguson contemplates the future of a country where a fifth of humanity lives under a Communist government with a capitalist economy.

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

  • Unlimited access from your computer/laptop, tablet, or phone—on campus or off
  • Create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Upload the proprietary digital video content you already own and use (like lectures, seminars, etc.) to the platform
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and LMSs such as D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and others
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

Films On Demand: Archival Films & Newsreels Collection

Archival Films & Newsreels Video Collection

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

A rare view of what rush hour in London looked like in 1897. The dramatic and suspenseful newsreel announcing the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin. President Ronald Reagan’s challenging speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Throughout modern history, cameras have recorded public events, wars, cultural phenomena, and government programs. This collection is a treasure trove of archival and historical films from multiple sources.

  • The Prelinger Archives – a collection of films relating to U.S. cultural and social history and the evolution of everyday life in America.
  • The WPA Film Library – more than 2,800 clips and newsreels from the late 1800s onward.
  • The United Newsreel collection – the series of newsreels produced by the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II.
  • The Universal Newsreel collection – a series of seven- to 10-minute newsreels produced by Universal Studios that were released twice per week between 1929 and 1967.
  • Recordings from the National Archives and Records Administration of historic speeches and events.

  • Conveniently segmented for lecture and in-class use
  • Unlimited access from any location—on campus or off
  • High-interest videos of historical and cultural importance, dating from before World War I to today
  • Custom Content Upload Option
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Easily embed videos into Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, or other CMS
  • Tablet, mobile, PC & Mac friendly
  • Create and share personalized playlists using segments from multiple videos
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

British Pathe
Fedflix
Looks International
Nat’l Archives and Records Administration
NBC News
Prelinger Archives
The WPA Film Library
United News
Universal Newsreel

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

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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

Just for Kids Streaming Collection

Just for Kids Streaming Collection

Just for Kids Access Video

Public Libraries

About This Product

The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons. Plus, the collection is ideal for librarians hosting a video storytelling hour, activities for preschoolers and early learners, an after-school or ESL/ELL program, homework help for students, or resources for homeschoolers that they can access anywhere, anytime.

  • ABCs & 123s – fun and educational content on the alphabet, learning to read, and numbers and counting, as well as TV shows that are just for fun. Sesame Street, Zumbers, Boom and Reds, Van Dogh, This Is Daniel Cook, This Is Emily Yeung, Raggs, Mickey’s Farm, Atomic BettySkatoony, Miss BG, and more are all here!
  • Arts & Music – inspiring content on arts and crafts, dance, and music, including the Art with Joy series and the award-winning 42-part series The Toy Castle.
  • Health & PE – videos on sports and other activities—including baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and hockey—plus songs and videos aimed at helping children make and keep friends, build character and manage conflict, develop healthy habits, stay safe, and understand people with special needs, including the song collection Healthy Habits for Early Learners and video series such as Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodJust Like You, and Moving Up to Middle School.
  • History – engaging, educational U.S. and world history content, with special sections for biographies and videos about inventions. Young patrons can find the U.S. Government video series, The Presidents’ Rap song collection, and videos such as Famous ExplorersHistory of Transportation, Harriet Tubman and Her Escape to FreedomArchaeology: Can You Dig It?, and History’s Biggest Mistakes here.
  • Math – hundreds of video and music titles, as well as interactives, covering the basic principles of mathematics plus addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and math in daily life from acclaimed producers such as Apperson and Common Core 4 Kids.
  • Peoples & Places – enlightening and fascinating films on countries and cultures, holidays and celebrations, and people in the community, including World of Wonders Costa Rica, Finland, JordanLaosMexico, and many more.
  • Reading & Writing – engaging videos from Reading Rainbow, Nelvana, Rabbit Ears Entertainment, and other producers that bring to life Franklin the Turtle, the Berenstain Bears, and hundreds of beloved children’s books and stories. Young patrons will also find educational videos and audio recordings on grammar, vocabulary, and English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) from The Electric Company, Mazzarella Media, Sunburst Visual Media, Chip Taylor Productions, and more.
  • Sciences – a generous collection of videos, songs, and interactives that make science fun, covering basic principles as well as topics such as computers and technology; the human body; outer space; plants, animals, and insects; and weather and the environment. Videos include the Xploration StationLittle Smart Planet, Animal Atlas, The Fixies, and Full Proof: Scientific Experiments Outdoors.
  • World Languages – fun foreign-language audio and video titles as well as titles designed to teach children foreign languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and American Sign Language.
  • Interactives – informative interactives that test reading comprehension, science and math learning modules from Learnetic that support applied learning, and engaging games on a variety of subjects—including math, language arts, geography, and science—that enhance the crucial concepts, themes, ideas, and fact sets taught in the classroom.

  • More than 9,000 videos, audio titles, and interactive games, puzzles, and quizzes
  • Unlimited, simultaneous access, on-site or off
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly
  • High-interest videos from top producers and brands, including Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Common Core 4 Kids, Jim Henson Company, and Rabbit Ears Entertainment
  • Hundreds of interactive learning modules from Learnetic—perfect for enhancing studies in math and science outside the classroom
  • Content organized into kid-friendly categories that make videos easy to find and enjoy—including All About Nature, Books & Stories Brought to Life, Homework Help, TV Shows (Older Kids), and TV Shows (Younger Kids), plus educational topics such as ABCs & 123s, Arts & Music, Reading & Writing, and more
  • Public performance rights to facilitate library programming for kids and their parents
  • Full language support with Google Translate on all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation
  • Captioning and searchable, interactive transcripts
  • Free MARC records for every video
  • Colorful and appealing, user-friendly design
  • Uses HTTPS in our continued effort to protect the security and privacy of our users
  • Marketing tools to increase patron awareness

  • A kid-safe environment branded “Just for Kids”—all content is reviewed, vetted, and ad-free
  • Entertaining, educational, age-appropriate, and easily accessible content with a focus on early literacy and early elementary students
  • Create and enhance library programming opportunities for kids and their parents
  • Freedom from inventory hassles and damaged DVDs

Sesame Street
The Electric Company
Learnetic
OOOM, LLC
Professor Child
The Television Syndication Company
Genuine Pictures, Inc
McIntyre Media Inc
Inside Science
Apperson
Ocean Today
Jordan Music Productions
BECON
Common Core 4 Kids
Sunburst Visual Media
Chip Taylor Communications, LLC
AWOL Animation
GAPC Entertainment, Inc.
Jim Henson Company
JoyUs Productions
Sound Venture
Youth Sports Club
Language Tree
Visual Learning
Distribution360
Mazzarella Media
Motion Pictures Distribution
Bellum Enterainment/Midori Entertainment
Just Like You Films
Skywriter Media Group
Rabbit Ears Entertainment
Revealing Media Group

Access Video: Master Public Library Video Collection

Master Public Library Video Collection

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Public Libraries

About This Product

With a vivid and appealing new design, Access Video On Demand’s fully responsive, mobile-friendly platform provides patrons with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands. It’s the must-have video resource for patrons and learners of all ages, cord cutters, DIYers, library programming, and more.

Access Video On Demand offers public libraries an expansive, patron-friendly collection of thousands of high-quality videos that complement and enhance your library’s content offerings. We bring your patrons exceptional content from around the world that they may never have had the opportunity to see: from Oscar®, Emmy®, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, a variety of TV shows and movies, and more.

  • Breadth and Depth – From travel and fitness programming, to home and how-to videos, indie films, TV shows, popular music performances and documentaries, curriculum-based educational videos, and more, we individually select titles from more than 1,200 international producers to bring a wide variety of content that best suits a public library’s mission of providing lifelong learning and entertainment to a diverse range of patrons.
  • Top Producers – We work with the very best producers, including A&E, BBC Learning, PBS, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO® Documentary Films, Bill Moyers, Rick Steves, Globe Trekker, Julia Child, Open University, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and many more.
  • Exclusivity – Many of our titles cannot be found with other video distributors, thanks to exclusive agreements with producers from around the world. We are the exclusive provider of HBO to the public library market, the co-exclusive provider of CNN content, and have exclusive rights to content from Guardian News & Media.
  • Performance – Our platform features an advanced technical infrastructure, a fully responsive and mobile-friendly 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 every day we add more to the collection.
  • Intuitive, Patron-Friendly Organization – Our high-interest content is organized into more than 30 subject categories for simple browsing by interest. Additional filters allow patrons to find content by subject, covering popular topics such as health and wellness, family and living, history, sports, music and concerts, career and job skills, business and economics, travel, technology survival skills, a variety of film genres, and many more.
  • Exceptional Educational Content – Excellent for homeschoolers and learners of all ages, our platform features content that will both educate and entertain patrons on a wide range of curricular subjects, including history, science and technology, arts and crafts, music lessons, global studies, literature and theater, the human mind, society and culture, politics and current affairs, and more.
  • Movies and TV Shows – We offer patrons an advertisement-free source of entertainment they can access anytime, anywhere, from action, comedy, drama, mystery, and horror films to travel shows and health and wellness programs.
  • Card Catalog Integration – All titles come with MARC records that make the videos searchable alongside all the books and other materials in your library.
  • Public Performance Rights – All titles come with public performance rights, giving you the opportunity to hold free public screenings.

  • Exclusive, high-interest videos from top producers you won’t find anywhere else—plus, new content added regularly at no additional cost
  • Browser-based—no special software or hardware needed
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly
  • Multiple search filters can be selected for more targeted results
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Featured series pages that highlight popular and selected content for patrons
  • Full language support with Google Translate on all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation
  • Captioning and searchable, interactive transcripts
  • Monthly calendar for meaningful library programming suggestions and ideas
  • Uses HTTPS, a requirement for many new browser features, to protect the security and privacy of our users
  • Custom Content Upload option, plus option to add YouTube content to the Access Video On Demand platform
  • Continuous Play and Loop Playlist options
  • A robust administrative section with enhanced reporting, including a Custom Report Tool and the ability to save and export reports
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Marketing tools to increase patron awareness.

  • Encourage community building
  • Create and enhance library programming opportunities
  • Add exciting visual content to your reference desk
  • Freedom from inventory hassles and damaged DVDs
  • Provide easily accessible, meaningful video content for all patrons—with videos for students; seniors; children; parents; travelers; cooks; history buffs; animal lovers; entrepreneurs; DIYers; job seekers; science enthusiasts; dance, music, and theater lovers; artists; learners of all ages; homeschoolers; cord cutters; and many others!

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Access Video On Demand: May Programming Ideas—LGBT Pride Month and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for community programming, including titles that celebrate LGBT Pride Month, remember a revolutionary day in French history, celebrate the life and achievements of the U.S.’s 44th president, and more. Subscribers can also explore the complete cal…read more →

New Feature for Virtual Instruction: Add YouTube Content to Films On Demand and Access Video On Demand Platforms

With campuses and schools closing, Infobase has been working with educators to find a way to allow them to continue teaching remotely. With that aim in mind, Films On Demand for colleges and universities and Access Video On Demand for public libraries now have a new feature that allows users with Te…read more →

Access Video On Demand: April Programming Ideas—50th Anniversary of Earth Day and More

This year, Earth Day celebrations will focus on taking actions to stop climate change. Access Video On Demand is pleased to offer a wealth of titles for patrons who are interested in learning more about environmental issues around the world, as well as videos that honor the contributions of Asian Am…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 →

Access Video On Demand: New Chrome Extension Available

A new Chrome extension for users with an active Access Video On Demand subscription is now available, providing a simple and easy way to ensure users see Access Video On Demand videos front and center when they do a Google search. Installing this extension creates a widget on the right side of a use…read more →

Access Video On Demand: March Programming Ideas—Brain Injury Awareness Month and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for community programming, including titles that promote financial literacy and raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and men’s health issues. Subscribers can also explore the complete calendar (accessible vi…read more →

Access Video On Demand: Intuitive New Taxonomy

The must-have video resource for patrons and learners of all ages just got even better: Access Video On Demand has been relaunched with a more intuitive and user-friendly taxonomy that makes it easier than ever for patrons to discover interesting and more relevant content and find exactly what they&…read more →

Access Video On Demand: February Programming Ideas—Black History Month and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for community programming, including titles to celebrate Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March, plus videos on American Revolutionary War history. Subscribers can also explore the complete calendar (accessible via the…read more →

Access Video On Demand: January Programming Ideas—Human Trafficking and More

Access Video On Demand provides countless ideas for community programming, including titles to raise awareness of human trafficking, celebrate Black History Month in February and World Health Day in April, and help patrons learn more about a well-known and influential military academy. Subscribers c…read more →

“On a recent trip to London I was staying in an apartment without a television…. I decided to try my home library and Access Video On Demand….There were so many programs available that I was able to watch. The programs available on Access Video On Demand made my downtime all the better.”

Maryann Dahlen, Administrative Specialist, Sarasota County Public Library

“…for perennial topics of interest, this is valuable material in an easy-to-use format.”

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“…the excitement is instantaneous and the content is really great…I would wholeheartedly recommend it.”

Janie Hermann, Program Coordinator, Princeton Public Library

“This is quality material. The videos are useful, engrossing, and on-target for the audience, and the breadth of the subject matter is considerable.”

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