Ancient and Medieval History

Ancient and Medieval History

World History from Prehistory through the Mid-1500's

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

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

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

Civilizations covered include:

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

Eras covered include:

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

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

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

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

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

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

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

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

Ancient and Medieval History: New Themes in History Sections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Research Center: Exciting New Content Added

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

Additional Databases Added to Infobase Search API

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

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Booklist

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Library Journal

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

Reference Reviews

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

Library Journal

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

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African-American History

African-American History

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

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K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

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

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

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

Subjects covered include:

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

Eras covered include:

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

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

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

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

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

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

African-American History: Check Out the New Overview Video

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

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

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

African-American History: New Topic Centers

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

History Research Center: Exciting New Content Added

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

Additional Databases Added to Infobase Search API

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

African-American History: Hundreds of New Primary Sources

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

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

Choice

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

American Reference Books Annual

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

Booklist

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

Choice

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

MultiCultural Review

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

Booklist

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

Library Journal

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

Electronic Resources Review

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

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American History

American History

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

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

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

Topic Centers include:

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

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

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

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

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A Historical Spotlight from Issues & Controversies in History: KEATING-OWEN CHILD LABOR ACT: Should the Federal Government Regulate Child Labor? Was the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act constitutional? Did the federal government have the power to regulate child labor, and should it? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies in History’s complete and unbiased coverage of this issue. Learn more about the issue and check out a sample of the pro/con arguments on both sides below. THE ISSUE In 1916, Congress passed the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act, the first national law to restrict child labor in the United States. At the time, children as young as eight or ten years of age often worked many hours a day in factories and mines. Did Congress have the power to regulate child labor in the United States, or did the U.S. Constitution reserve that power to the states? Should the federal government establish uniform national standards concerning child labor, or should each state establish its own laws based on its citizens’ needs? Issues & Controversies in History links this pro/con article to rich related resources that enhance the debate. Students and researchers can delve into primary sources that provide context, a topic-specific timeline, […]

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American Indian History

American Indian History

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

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

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

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

Culture areas covered include:

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

Eras covered include:

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

Subjects covered include:

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

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

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

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

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One morning not too long ago, I took the dogs outside for their midday bathroom break, and when I didn’t immediately melt under Texas heat, I realized that it was September. In fact, it was almost the middle of September. Since I left teaching middle school, I’ve found myself far less capable of tracking time. I thought time had no meaning during the pandemic lockdowns; I had no idea people with “regular” jobs had to work so hard to know what month it is! This year was the first year in my entire life that I didn’t have a true summer, and I frequently forgot that it was summer until I’d walk outside of the house. Between working full time as an instructional designer and taking two intensive 10-week doctoral courses, June to August was actually the busiest couple months of my year—maybe even of my life so far. And, honestly, that’s saying something because I have always thrived on chaos. When I was a senior in high school, I worked two restaurant jobs and took classes at Youngstown State University on top of a course load filled with AP and honors classes and two foreign languages. In college, I […]

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Keating-Owen Child Labor Act: A Historical Controversy from Issues & Controversies in History

A Historical Spotlight from Issues & Controversies in History: KEATING-OWEN CHILD LABOR ACT: Should the Federal Government Regulate Child Labor? Was the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act constitutional? Did the federal government have the power to regulate child labor, and should it? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies in History’s complete and unbiased coverage of this issue. Learn more about the issue and check out a sample of the pro/con arguments on both sides below. THE ISSUE In 1916, Congress passed the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act, the first national law to restrict child labor in the United States. At the time, children as young as eight or ten years of age often worked many hours a day in factories and mines. Did Congress have the power to regulate child labor in the United States, or did the U.S. Constitution reserve that power to the states? Should the federal government establish uniform national standards concerning child labor, or should each state establish its own laws based on its citizens’ needs? Issues & Controversies in History links this pro/con article to rich related resources that enhance the debate. Students and researchers can delve into primary sources that provide context, a topic-specific timeline, […]

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Bloom’s Literature

Bloom's Literature

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

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

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

Bloom’s Literature: More Than 60 New Videos

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

Use Bloom’s Literature for Online Research or Virtual Instruction

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

Bloom’s Literature: Brand-New Topic Centers!

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

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

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

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

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

Bloom’s Literature: Spotlight on Toni Morrison

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

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

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

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Classroom Video: Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education Video Collection

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K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

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

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

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

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

The Mailbox® School & District

The Mailbox® School & District

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® School & District is packed with 52,000+ fun and engaging ideas, activities, and worksheets that help inspire imaginations while teaching essential skills. For more than 40 years, The Mailbox® has been the leader in providing teacher-created ideas that work. And now your entire institution can have unlimited, simultaneous access to this incredible, growing collection at one low price.

The Mailbox® School & District’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® School & District are educationally sound, practical, easy to use, error-free, and child-centered.

  • The Mailbox® Advantage: More than 80% of today’s teachers know The Mailbox®—and 85% of them have used The Mailbox® ideas 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. The Mailbox® School & District 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® School & District’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 in their Collections folder or Print Packet for later.
  • By Teachers, for Teachers: Ideas and activities from The Mailbox® School & District 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® School & District’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® School & District highlights new content every month, with skills and topics right when teachers need them. Eight to ten activity packets and 80–100 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® School & District 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 Virginia and 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® School & District, users can create and save personalized lesson plans—comprehensive plans with activities that introduce a skill, sheets to practice it multiple times and multiple ways, an assessment that checks for understanding, and extra practice to ensure all learners get it—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 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® School & District 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® School & District can save any ideas, activities, and worksheets they’ve been working on in their Collections folder. 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 schedule lessons with their online planning calendar and store the lesson plans they’ve built using My Lesson Plans.

  • Available 24/7, anywhere
  • Easy-to-use, browser-based interface—no special software or hardware needed
  • Tablet/mobile friendly
  • No banner ads
  • Materials at all grades accessible—differentiate lessons for every learner
  • Correlated content that is easy to search by standards, topics, and skills
  • Easily browse for essential skills and topics with “Topics by Grade” feature
  • 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

Classroom Video: Master Curriculum Collection

Master Curriculum Video Collection

Classroom Video on Demand logo

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ISTE Best of Show Award

Tech & Learning

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

The ComputED Gazette

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

Stephanie Patterson, Teacher Librarian, Southington High School

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

Marta Fuchs, Director of Library Services, Drew School

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

Lillian Serafine, Assistant Director, The Taft School Library

“…extremely easy to navigate…Recommended.”

Library Media Connection

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

Kathleen Moser, Mount Saint Joseph Academy

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

School Library Journal

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

Library Media Connection

“…perfect for high school kids.”

SLJ Teen

Learn360

Learn360

K-12 Streaming Media Collection

Learn360 logo

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mailbox® Comes to Learn360

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

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

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

Teaching the YouTube Generation—Get the New Case Study

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

INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate Earth Day from Home with Learn360!

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

Learn360: New COVID-19 Video for Students

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

Learn360: Features for Distance Learning

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

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

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

Video Spotlight—Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson

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

“The Best Tools for Back to School”

Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence

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

Tech & Learning‘s Award of Excellence

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

The ComputED Gazette

ISTE Best of Show Award

Tech & Learning

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

The ComputED Gazette

Readers’ Choice Award

eSchool News

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

Tech & Learning

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

The ComputED Gazette

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

The ComputED Gazette

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

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

Feature Films for Education

Feature Films for Education Collection

K-12 Schools & Districts

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

Teach with the best Hollywood has to offer and harness the storytelling power of film as a tool for engaging and inspiring students. The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. Brought to you in partnership with Global Eagle, 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: Archival Films & Newsreels Collection

Archival Films & Newsreels Video Collection

K-12 Schools & Districts

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

Middle-High School eBook Collection

Middle - High School eBook Subscription

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Reference Source

Library Journal

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

The ComputED Gazette

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

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

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

The ComputED Gazette