Films On Demand: Geography Collection

Geography Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Covering both physical and human geography, this vast collection covers the natural and social processes that pattern and change the earth’s surface. Students will find documentaries, presentations, and instructional titles that bridge social and natural sciences to address the major issues in geography: environmental change, transformation of economy and culture, urbanization, regional or global inequality, natural hazards, and more.

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

  • Great Cities: Rise of the Megalopolis – surveys the emergence and development of the megacity—both as an intellectual concept and as a physical phenomenon that is altering the face of the planet—and its association to poverty, unemployment, rampant crime, poor or nonexistent health care, and air and water pollution.
  • The Silk Road – explores the mythical network of trade routes that for centuries linked the Far East to the West, taking an extended trip through six countries and cultures and encountering specialists, historians, or just everyday people who will help viewers grasp the past and present identities of those countries.
  • The Explorers: Five Europeans Who Redrew the Map of the World – reconstructs European voyages of discovery that took place in the 15th through 18th centuries, and profiles the visionaries who led them, using sophisticated animation and expertise from modern scholars and archivists.
  • Mapping the World – a three-part series that tells the dramatic story of mapmaking—its origins, development, myriad uses, and ongoing potential, from prehistoric rock art to the globe-spanning visions of Google Earth.
  • Slum Cities – explores the tragedy of illegal slums filled with some of the poorest people in the world, lacking water, sanitation, and other resources needed to support exploding populations. Slum residents, as well as those who have broken out of the cycle of poverty, are interviewed in Mumbai, India, and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Journalist Simon Reeve investigates some of the most exotic and enticing locations on Earth in the series Australia; Caribbean; Greece; Indian Ocean; Ireland; and Sacred Rivers.
  • Wild Canada – a four-part series that captures the vast Canadian landscape in stunning, high-definition visuals.
  • The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century – a 26-part Annenberg Learner series teaching the geographic skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world.
  • Strange Days on Planet Earth – an award-winning six-hour series hosted by Edward Norton that uses remarkable imagery to explore new discoveries about the health of planet Earth and how seemingly distant events are connected to human health and society.
  • Fighting the Tide: Developing Nations and Globalization – a 14-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.
  • Rivers and Life: How Waterways Cradle and Confound Human Society – a six-hour series that guides viewers through cultures and countries shaped by rivers, including the Amazon, Ganges, Mississippi, Nile, Rhine, and Yangtze.
  • Making North America – a spectacular PBS series that sets out to answer three fundamental questions: How was the continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has its spectacular landscape shaped human lives and destinies?
  • Terra Report: A World of Trouble – a series in five parts revealing the dangers threatening the natural world as well as specific socioeconomic factors intertwined with them—showcases the realities of environmental devastation, species extinction, famine, starvation, and political instability in Africa, Asia, and South America.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for classroom use. For classwork 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.

  • 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: Environmental Science Collection

Environmental Science Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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This rich collection features a wealth of documentaries on some of the most pressing issues in environmental science, including climate change, water shortages, overpopulation, industrial disasters, deforestation, pollution, and more. Students will also have access to titles on research and methods, basic Earth science, and the history of environmental science.

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

  • Fracking: The New Energy Rush; Gasland, Part II; Meet the Frackers: Energy Independence or Environmental Nightmare?; and Shattered Ground are documentaries on the controversial process of natural gas extraction.
  • How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? – a BBC special that explores the looming population crisis in practical terms, measuring as accurately as possible our planet’s capacity for human habitation.
  • The Future of Food – traveling through the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, and India, this two-hour BBC series explores the complex global web that brings food from farm to table and studies the very real possibility of a worldwide food crisis.
  • Multiple exclusive titles from The Bill Moyers Collection, including Earth on Edge; Rachel Carson, Nature’s Guardian; Biologist E. O. Wilson; and more.
  • Terra Report: A World of Trouble – a five-part series that reveals the dangers threatening the natural world as well as specific socioeconomic factors entwined with them, showcasing the realities of environmental devastation, species extinction, famine, starvation, and political instability in Africa, Asia, and South America.
  • Nuclear Meltdown DisasterNOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis—the one you know about…and the one you likely don’t.
  • Strange Days on Planet Earth – a six-hour series hosted by Edward Norton that uses remarkable imagery to explore new discoveries about the health of planet Earth and how seemingly distant events are connected to human health and society.
  • Unbreathable: Cities on the Verge of Asphyxiation – investigates the dangers of toxic emissions and looks at measures being taken to reduce air pollution from urban transport systems and industries.
  • Secrets of the Oceans: Climate Control – four stories from around the globe told over 24 hours reveal importance of oceans in regulating our climate.
  • Green Careers – a four-part series revealing the broad application of environmental studies by showing viewers the green side of all 16 of the national career clusters.
  • Is It Closing Time for Zoos? – from captive breeding programs and conservation, to education and welfare, this film evaluates the role zoos have to play in the 21st century.
  • Seeds of Change: A Case Study of Sustainable Development in China – a multiple-award-winning program that follows an attempt to clean up the Yangtze River and its tributaries and the effects it has on the farmers whose lives hang in the balance of these plans.
  • More than 60 titles from Green Planet Films, including Sand Wars; Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science; and award-winning programs such as Trashed, with Jeremy Irons and Vegucated.
  • How Nature Works – a four-part BBC series that investigates symbiosis in nature and the unexpected and complex relationships between plants and animals.

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 distinct, 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: Anthropology Collection

Anthropology Video Collection

3 Universities & Colleges

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Aside from fieldwork, a strong collection of anthropology videos is the best way to give students the opportunity to observe people and cultures from around the world. The titles in this collection reveal the vast diversity of humankind—with equal emphasis on traditional cultures and the effect that modernity has on them today.

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

  • Disappearing World from the Mursi nomads of Ethiopia and Asante market women of Ghana, to the Vlach Gypsies of Hungary and Sherpas of Nepal, this long-running series presents gripping footage shot between 1970 and 1991 of peoples, events, and places amid profound and irreversible change. Features leading authorities and anthropologists of the day. Thirty hours of programming.
  • Strangers Abroad – classic six-hour series documenting the first anthropologists to stop “armchair theorizing” and go live among the people they studied, including Margaret Mead, Sir Walter Spencer, Franz Boas, William Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, and Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard.
  • Neanderthal – a two-part series from PBS that suggests that Neanderthals were faster, smarter, better looking, and much more like us than we ever thought.
  • The Call of Africa: The Voice of a Continent a 13-hour ethnographic series on modern-day Africa.
  • Living Stones a 22-part archaeology series on daily life in some of the major civilizations that shaped history.
  • The Appalachians an acclaimed three-hour series illustrating the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the “mountain people” of America’s Appalachian region.
  • Dawn of HumanityNOVA and National Geographic offer exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors.
  • The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story a four-part series examining the revolutionary women who have changed the course of human history from 10,000 BC to the present day.
  • Exclusive documentaries on the impact of modernity and the choices tribal people make that ultimately shape their destiny, including The Masai Today: Changing Traditions; Last of the Bushmen; The Last Hunter: Tanzania’s Hadzabe People; The Living Fire; Bridge the Gap: Mongolia; and others.
  • More than 40 hours of programming from National Geographic, including titles on indigenous peoples from around the world, cities and civilizations that are lost to time, and how different societies approach issues such as death, the role of the family, the role of women, body image, justice, and more.
  • Presentations from both TED and Falling Walls Foundation on contemporary issues in anthropology and related fields, including presentations from Wade Davis, Nina Jablonski, Elizabeth Lindsey, Michel Brunet, Rebecca Cassidy, Julie Livingston, Helen Fisher, and others.
  • Nanook of the North and Nanook Revisited – the 1920 film, considered the world’s first documentary, and 1990 follow-up raise many questions about truth, storytelling, and culture.

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 distinct, browsable subject categories, enabling refined searches for available titles in specific topic areas.

  • Unlimited 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

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

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Public Libraries

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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!

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World Geography and Culture

World Geography and Culture

Explore and compare the world's places and peoples

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K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

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Comprehensive, authoritative, and easy to navigate, World Geography and Culture is an award-winning resource for the study of countries, cultures, and geography concepts.

Every country of the world is profiled in depth, with more than 40 entries and more than 100 statistical indicators covering all aspects of each nation’s geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, audio recordings, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile. Information for the U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and international territories is similarly detailed.

In addition to researching individual countries and states, a variety of tools are available for studying Earth and geographic regions, comparing countries and states, and researching terms and concepts:

  • Compare and rank countries and states by a variety of indicators.
  • Browse full-color regional and world maps on a variety of topics, including demographic, economic, education, energy, and politics.
  • Learn about key ideas important to the study of geography by exploring the Geography Concepts and Principles section.
  • Explore the Earth system through illustrations in the section Focus on the Earth.
  • Research landforms, water features, and administrative regions by browsing the Gazetteer.
  • Discover the top 10 biggest cities, largest deserts, highest mountains, and much more by viewing lists of geography extremes.
  • Look up a term in the extensive geography glossary.
  • Convert between the most common units of area, length, temperature, time, weight, energy, speed, or volume using the conversion calculator.

  • Extensive country entries: descriptions of more than 200 countries and territories, with information on geography, people and culture, weather and climate, history, government, and society; maps and flags; facts and figures; videos, images, and audio recordings; and news articles
  • U.S. state profiles: descriptions of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with political, outline, elevation, and locator maps; city and geographical features maps; flags; facts and figures; government information; biographies; timeline; videos and images
  • Original, easy-to-read maps: more than 1,600 political, elevation, and outline maps; regional geographic and thematic maps; city, state, and physical features maps; and more
  • Compare and rank tools: tools that compare and rank countries or U.S. states by a variety of criteria
  • Images, videos, and audio recordings: more than 8,000 images and illustrations offer a visual exploration of the world’s cultures, more than 2,800 video clips from 180 full-length videos provide introductions to the study of human and physical geography, and more than 200 audio recordings of national anthems bring another dimension to users’ research on nations around the world
  • News articles by country, updated regularly
  • Authoritative source list: expertly researched and written content from a wealth of print titles.

  • Gazetteer
  • Geography concepts and principles
  • Maps, flags, and illustrations
  • Videos, images, and audio recordings
  • Geography glossary
  • Conversion calculators
  • “Did You Mean…?” search feature
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA and Chicago formats.

  • Encyclopedia of the World’s Nations and Cultures, 4 volumes
  • Encyclopedia of World Geography, 3 volumes
  • Encyclopedia of World Constitutions, 3 volumes
  • World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties, 4 volumes
  • Encyclopedia of the United States Congress
  • Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics
  • Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics
  • Encyclopedia of World History
  • Helicon Encyclopedia of World History
  • Funk and Wagnall’s Standard Encyclopedia
  • Encyclopedia of African History and Culture, 5 volumes
  • Encyclopedia of Historic Places, 3 volumes
  • Encyclopedia of Holidays and Celebrations, 3 volumes
  • American Biographies: American Political Leaders
  • Biographical Dictionary of Modern World Leaders, 2 volumes
  • Encyclopedia of World Scientists
  • Encyclopedia of World Writers
  • African-American Political Leaders

Each Country Profile Includes the Following Content:

Full Articles

GEOGRAPHY
Geographical Features
Environment
Flora and Fauna

PEOPLE & CULTURE
Ethnic Composition
Languages
Religions
Folklore and Mythology
Entertainment and Recreation
Etiquette
Family Life
Personal Appearance
Sports
Culture and Lifestyle
Cuisine
Holidays and Celebrations
Rites of Passage
Famous People
Weather and Climate

HISTORY
History Overview
Timeline

GOVERNMENT
Government Overview
Constitution
Local Government
Executive
Legislative
Judiciary
Political Parties
Citizenship
Election Process
Other Political Forces
National Prospects

SOCIETY
Defense
Economy
Foreign Policy
Human Rights
Education
Media
Living Conditions
Health
Status of Women
Work
Science and Technology

Gazetteer Entries

Landforms
Physical and Administrative Regions
Populated Places
Public Works or Landmarks
Water Features

Maps and Flags

Political Map
Elevation Map
Outline Map
Locator Map
Land Use & Agriculture Map
Major City Map
Color Flag
Outline Flag

Videos and Images

Video Gallery
Image Gallery

Statistics

GEOGRAPHY
Location
Geographic Coordinates
Area
Area Comparison
Land Boundaries
Coastline
Maritime Claims
Terrain
Elevation Extremes
Natural Resources
Land Use
Irrigated Land
Natural Hazards

GOVERNMENT
Country Name
Dependency Status
Government Type
Capital
Administrative Divisions
Dependent Areas
Independence
Constitution
Suffrage
Political Parties and Leaders
Political Pressure Groups and Leaders
International Organization Participation
Diplomatic Representation in the U.S.
Diplomatic Representation from the U.S.

ECONOMY
GDP (PPP)
GDP (Real Growth Rate)
GDP (per Capita)
Population Below Poverty Level (%)
Household Income or Consumption by Percentage Share (%)
Distribution of Family Income (Gini Index)
Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices – %)
Labor Force
Labor Force (by Occupation)
Unemployment Rate (%)
Budget
Industries
Industrial Production Growth Rate (%)
Electricity (Production – kWh)
Electricity (Consumption – kWh)
Electricity (Exports – kWh)
Oil (Production – bbl/day)
Oil (Consumption – bbl/day)
Oil (Exports – bbl/day)
Oil (Imports – bbl/day)
Oil (Proved Reserves – bbl)
Natural Gas (Production – cu m)
Natural Gas (Consumption – cu m)
Natural Gas (Imports – cu m)
Natural Gas (Proved Reserves – cu m)
Agriculture (Products)
Exports (Commodities)
Exports (Partners)
Imports
Imports (Commodities)
Imports (Partners)
Debt (External)
Economic Aid (Donor)
Currency (Code)
Exchange Rates
Fiscal Year

PEOPLE
Population
Age Structure
Median Age (Years)
Birth Rate (Births/1,000 Population)
Death Rate (Deaths/1,000 Population)
Net Migration Rate (Migrants/1,000 Population)
Sex Ratio (Males/Females)
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths/1,000 Live Births)
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
Total Fertility Rate (Children Born/Woman)
HIV/AIDS (Adult Prevalence Rate – %)
HIV/AIDS (People Living with HIV/AIDS)
HIV/AIDS (Deaths)
Nationality
Religions
Literacy
Languages
Ethnic Groups

MILITARY
Military Branches
Military Service Age and Obligation
Manpower Fit for Military Service
Manpower Reaching Military Service Age Annually
Military Expenditures (Percent of GDP)

COMMUNICATIONS
Telephones (Main Lines in Use)
Telephones (Mobile Cellular)
Telephone System
Television Broadcast Stations
Radio Broadcast Stations
Internet Country Code
Internet Hosts
Internet Users

TRANSPORTATION
Railways
Roadways
Waterways
Pipelines
Ports and Terminals
Merchant Marine
Airports
Airports (with Paved Runways)
Airports (with Unpaved Runways)

TRANSNATIONAL ISSUES
Disputes (International)
Illicit Drugs

Each State Profile Includes the Following Content:

Full Articles

At-A-Glance Overview
History
Timeline
Government
Economy
Education
People & Culture
Famous People Biographies
Weather & Climate
Points of Interest
Geography
State Capital
Governor
Senators

Gazetteer Entries

Landforms
Physical and Administrative Regions
Populated Places
Public Works or Landmarks
Water Features

Maps, Flags, and Symbols

Major Cities Map
Counties Map
Outline Map
Locator Map
Elevation Map
Color Flag
Outline Flag
State Seal (black and White)
State Seal (color)
State Bird (color)
State Flower (color)
State Tree (color)

Videos and Images

Videos
Geographic Points of Interest (Photographs)
Landmarks (Photographs)

Statistics

GEOGRAPHY
Total Area
Land Area
Water Area
Highest Elevation
Lowest Elevation
Major Rivers
Major Lakes
Length of Tidal Shoreline
Rural Land Use—in thousands of acres
Native American Land

CRIME
Violent Crimes Reported per 100,000 Population
Property Crimes Reported per 100,000 Population
Rate of Identity Theft per 100,000 Population
Federal/State Prisoners
Prisoner Executions

ECONOMY
Unemployment Rate
Major Agricultural Products
Natural and Mineral Resources
Major Industries
Number of Farms
Farm Acreage in Millions
Acreage per Farm

EDUCATION
Number of Degree Granting Institutions
Total College Enrollment
Population 25 and over High School Graduate or Higher
Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Teachers
Average Salary of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers
Average Spending per Student
Education Expenditures—rank among states

POPULATION
Resident Population
Resident Population Percent Change
Population Density—per square mile
Resident Population by Race or Latino/Hispanic Origin
Urban Population
Rural Population
Population 18 and under
Population 65 and over
Population 25 and over with Bachelor’s Degree or More
Percentage of Persons below Poverty Level
Per Capita Money Income in past 12 months
Marriage Rate—per 1,000 people
Divorce Rate—per 1,000 people
Number of Births
Birth Rate—per 1,000 people
Infant Mortality Rate—per 1,000 live births
Doctors per 100,000 Resident Population

TRANSPORTATION
Number of Registered Motor Vehicles
Total Highway Mileage
Rank Total Traffic Fatalities

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World Geography and Culture: Updated Country Statistics, New Images, and More

The award-winning database World Geography and Culture is continuously updated with fresh data and statistics. Some of the latest updates and features include: Updates to entries for countries including Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Botswana, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya,…read more →

World Geography and Culture: Updated Country Information and More

The award-winning resource World Geography and Culture is continuously updated with fresh data and statistics. Some of the latest updates and features include: Updates to entries for countries including Bolivia, Guatemala, Uruguay, Thailand, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka on the subjects of geography,…read more →

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The award-winning resource World Geography and Culture is continuously updated with fresh data and statistics. Some of the latest updates and features include: Updates to entries and statistical data for countries including Brazil, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Germany, Honduras, India, Mali, Ma…read more →

World Geography and Culture: Updated Statistics, New Images, and More

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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Comprehensive Language Learning Courses for Use in or Outside of Class

K-12 Schools & Districts

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About This Product

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Transparent Language Online, a complete language learning solution, offers an extensive language portfolio and learning framework. Transparent Language Online supports your institution’s language needs in 110+ languages, including English for speakers of more than 30 native languages, using comprehensive language courses designed for independent study. Prepare your students to thrive in a multilingual world.

Flip your language classroom, provide supplemental learning materials in the computer lab, or offer classes in new languages. Students feel empowered to use language in the classroom when exposed to the four main language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • ESL/ELL resources
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  • Provide languages not offered in the formal curriculum
  • Provide supplemental resources for existing curriculum
  • Support adult-education programs

Your whole institution benefits from Transparent Language Online’s learning methodology:

  • STUDENTS benefit from a declarative learning methodology, equipping them with lifelong language skills.
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  • INSTITUTIONAL/DISTRICT-WIDE LEADERS develop learning opportunities outside the classroom for staff, parents, and the wider community.

Spend less time planning and more time engaging your students with Transparent Language Online. Complement classroom time with technology that improves learning outcomes with:

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  • 110+ languages
  • Can be aligned to your curriculum
  • Progress tracking
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  • Built-in messaging
  • Staff training and support
  • Mobile apps for iOS and Android™
  • Accessible on all major devices

Transparent Language Online has 3 major system components:

Learning Portal for Students:

  • Access courses and assignments
  • Review learned material
  • Set learning goals

Instructor Portal for Educators:

  • Organize classes
  • Assign lessons
  • Monitor student activity

Admin Portal for Administrators:

  • Customize system settings & configuration
  • Run usage reports

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  • Arabic, Modern Standard for Spanish, Latin American
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  • Bulgarian for Turkish
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  • Polish for Spanish, Latin American
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  • Swedish for Spanish, Latin American
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