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.

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For a limited time, we are offering easy, instant access to Ancient & Medieval History and our other cross-searchable history databases. GO TO THE OPEN TRIAL

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  • 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, region, or era.

Civilizations covered include:

    • Alexander and the Hellenistic Age
    • Ancient Egypt
    • Ancient Greece
    • Ancient Maya
    • Ancient Mesopotamia
    • Ancient Rome
    • Aztec Empire
    • Inca Empire
    • Islamic World
    • Medieval Europe
    • Medieval West Africa
    • Mongol Empire
    • Persian Empires

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

Regions covered include:

    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Near East
    • The Americas
  • 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 timelines by civilization, region, and era
  • “National History Day” feature, with suggested searches in accordance with the theme of the NHD competition
  • 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.

  • Alexander and the Hellenistic Age
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Maya
  • Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Rome
  • Aztec Empire
  • Inca Empire
  • Islamic World
  • Medieval Europe
  • Medieval West Africa
  • Mongol Empire
  • Persian Empires

  • 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

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Near East
  • The Americas

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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Choice

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

Booklist

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

Library Journal

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

Reference Reviews

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

Library Journal

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

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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

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.

Try it today the easy way!

For a limited time, we are offering easy, instant access to African-American History and our other cross-searchable history databases. GO TO THE OPEN TRIAL

GO TO THE OPEN TRIAL

  • 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
    • Jim Crow Era
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • African Americans and Politics
    • Black Contributions to America
    • Landmark Court Cases
    • African-American Heritage
    • Black Women in American History

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
  • “National History Day” feature, with suggested searches in accordance with the theme of the NHD competition
  • 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.

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.

Try it today the easy way!

For a limited time, we are offering easy, instant access to American History and our other cross-searchable history databases. GO TO THE OPEN TRIAL

GO TO THE OPEN TRIAL

  • 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:
        • Landmark Supreme Court Cases
        • New Deal
        • U.S. Government
      • Multicultural America:
        • African-American History
        • Arab-American History
        • Asian-American History
        • Jewish-American History
        • Latino-American History
        • Native-American History
      • Society and Social Issues:
        • American Women’s History
        • Civil Rights Movement
        • Industrial Revolution
        • Manifest Destiny
        • Progressive Era
  • 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
  • “National History Day” feature, with suggested searches in accordance with the theme of the NHD competition
  • 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.

6 Tips to Avoid Losing Yourself During Organizational Change

Change is constant. Our worlds are constantly shifting and so are we… but that doesn’t make change any easier.  Between COVID’s impact on our work environments (shifting from in-person to remote work), student enrollment declines (and therefore budget deficits), legislative proposals and codification of major political issues, restructures and reprioritization within organizations, and closures of institutions, it is a promising and challenging time to be an educator or education-adjacent staff member. How do you stabilize when the foundation of your career continues to shake without warning?  There aren’t easy ways to navigate organizational change. However, there are several tips you can utilize to continue to remain rock steady in your role.  Know Your Integrity, Values, and Core of Your Practice  How do you hope to practice as an educator? Who do you serve? Regardless of where you work, how do you hope to show up in relational practice, and how do your identities help you navigate your institution(s)?  Find Mentors and Circles of Support Mentorship is multidirectional and can help provide perspective as you navigate political landscapes. Mentors can share their own experiences, reflect your thoughts back, help you develop tools, and also help connect you with other professionals who […]

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Credo Social Media Posts for July 2022

At Credo we understand the need for libraries to write interesting social media content to engage your users and raise awareness of valuable resources and services. That’s why we’ve created this monthly blog post with social media posts featuring interesting observances, trivia, this-day-in-history, and humor that your library can copy/paste to its own feed with no attribution necessary. P.S.: the images here are all in the public domain (mostly from Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons), so feel free to take advantage of them when you post! July 1 Happy birthday to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who remains a beloved figure more than 20 years after her tragic death. Born #onthisday in 1961. Learn more about Lady Di at Credo Reference. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=Diana%20Spencer July 3 Happy birthday to Top Gun Tom Cruise, born #onthisday in 1962 in Syracuse, NY. Learn more about the film actor, producer, and Scientologist at Credo Reference. https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?concept=Tom%20Cruise July 4 Happy 4th of July! Celebrate by learning more about the Declaration of Independence at Credo Reference. https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/columency/declaration_of_independence/0 July 6 Louis Pasteur successfully gave the first anti-rabies vaccine to a 9-year-old boy #onthisday in 1885. Learn more about the French chemist and microbiologist, regarded as one of the […]

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How to Make Instruction More Interesting with Multimedia

Whether you’re a teacher or a student, you know from experience that lessons with more dynamic, visual elements are more likely to stick in your mind. Research shows that we learn better when our materials include a mixture of both graphics and text, and that’s where multimedia instruction comes in. What Is Multimedia Instruction?  Multimedia instruction is simply a lesson containing both words and pictures. The words can be either read or spoken aloud. The pictures can be moving images like video or animation, or stationary. The vast majority of contemporary classrooms incorporate multimedia learning. Multimedia instruction can refer to e-learning tools, video lessons, or PowerPoint presentations. If you teach online, maybe you use a cloud-based phone service for video calls and screen sharing. However, multimedia instruction can also simply mean learning from an illustrated book.  The key to good multimedia instruction is that the visual elements complement the text and allow for a greater understanding of the lesson’s content.  Why Use Multimedia Instruction?  Let’s take a look at the scientific basis for the multimedia style of teaching and learning. Short-term and long-term memory You may already know that you have two kinds of memory. Your short-term memory retains information […]

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

Choice

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

Library Journal

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

American Reference Books Annual

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

Booklist

American Indian History

American Indian History

15,000 Years of American Indian History and Culture

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

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.

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  • 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
  • “National History Day” feature, with suggested searches in accordance with the theme of the NHD competition
  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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 1,100 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 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 5,000 of Publishers Weekly’s author interviews and profiles, from 1989 to the present. These articles cover everyone, from the latest literary prizewinners to major young-adult novelists to important best sellers to poets to noted nonfiction writers, and many more. Bloom’s also features more than 250 podcasts of Publishers Weekly Radio, featuring audio interviews with famous authors such as Gay Talese, Buzz Bissinger, and Jacqueline Woodson. Researchers can now not only read about these great authors but also hear them speak in their own voices.
  • Essay topics: Bloom’s Literature features more than 10,000 topics providing research and writing suggestions on a range of literary topics. These topics are designed to inspire students and researchers to think critically, delve deeper, and ask (and answer) fresh, new questions. Professors can use them as a starting point for lectures and classroom discussions or assign them for independent study.
  • Full-text poems and stories: Students and researchers can find more than 2,800 full-text, searchable poems and more than 100 classic short stories in Bloom’s Literature. Each poem and story:
    • Has a corresponding analytical entry in the database available via Search, allowing students and researchers to enhance their understanding by reading the poem alongside criticism of it.
    • Is presented in an easily readable format and can be found under “Resources” in the Browse drop-down menu at the top of any page or under “Browse Resources” on the right-hand side of the home page.
  • Editorially curated Topic Centers: Bloom’s Literature features specially selected content on major literary and artistic eras and movements to provide students with a starting point for research on these frequently studied topics. The Topic Centers include:
    • Beat Movement
    • Classical Literature
    • Fine Art
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Lost Generation
    • Metaphysical Poetry
    • Romanticism
    • Transcendentalism
    • World of Dance
  • Authoritative source list: Bloom’s Literature features a complete inventory, by type, of the sources of the content in the database, including thousands of scholarly and critical books, hundreds of peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals, respected image and manuscript archives, famous film and television producers, and much more—sources researchers can trust.

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

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

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

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

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

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

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

Bloom’s Literature: More Than 60 New Videos

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

Use Bloom’s Literature for Online Research or Virtual Instruction

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

Bloom’s Literature: Brand-New Topic Centers!

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

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

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

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

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

Bloom’s Literature: Spotlight on Toni Morrison

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

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

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

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Library Journal

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American Reference Books Annual

Films On Demand: Archival Films & Newsreels Collection

Archival Films & Newsreels Video Collection

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product

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

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

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

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

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

Access Video on Demand logo

Public Libraries

About This Product

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

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

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

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

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

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

California Newsreel
Films Sans Frontières
Global Lens
ArtMattan Productions

Just for Kids Streaming Collection

Just for Kids Streaming Collection

Just for Kids Access Video

Public Libraries

About This Product

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

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

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

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

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

Access Video: Master Public Library Video Collection

Master Public Library Video Collection

Access Video on Demand logo

Public Libraries

About This Product

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

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

  • Breadth and Depth – From travel and fitness programming, to home and how-to videos, indie films, TV shows, popular music performances and documentaries, curriculum-based educational videos, and more, we individually select titles from more than 1,200 international producers to bring a wide variety of content that best suits a public library’s mission of providing lifelong learning and entertainment to a diverse range of patrons.
  • Top Producers – We work with the very best producers, including A&E, BBC Learning, PBS, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO® Documentary Films, Bill Moyers, Rick Steves, Globe Trekker, Julia Child, Open University, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and many more.
  • Exclusivity – Many of our titles cannot be found with other video distributors, thanks to exclusive agreements with producers from around the world. We are the exclusive provider of HBO to the public library market, the co-exclusive provider of CNN content, and have exclusive rights to content from Guardian News & Media.
  • Performance – Our platform features an advanced technical infrastructure, a fully responsive and mobile-friendly interface, and a powerful search engine and browse functions, making it fast and easy to use 24/7 on any Internet-enabled device.
  • Freshness – Our acquisition efforts are ongoing, and every day we add more to the collection.
  • Intuitive, Patron-Friendly Organization – Our high-interest content is organized into more than 30 subject categories for simple browsing by interest. Additional filters allow patrons to find content by subject, covering popular topics such as health and wellness, family and living, history, sports, music and concerts, career and job skills, business and economics, travel, technology survival skills, a variety of film genres, and many more.
  • Exceptional Educational Content – Excellent for homeschoolers and learners of all ages, our platform features content that will both educate and entertain patrons on a wide range of curricular subjects, including history, science and technology, arts and crafts, music lessons, global studies, literature and theater, the human mind, society and culture, politics and current affairs, and more.
  • Movies and TV Shows – We offer patrons an advertisement-free source of entertainment they can access anytime, anywhere, from action, comedy, drama, mystery, and horror films to travel shows and health and wellness programs.
  • Card Catalog Integration – All titles come with MARC records that make the videos searchable alongside all the books and other materials in your library.
  • Public Performance Rights – All titles come with public performance rights, giving you the opportunity to hold free public screenings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video Spotlight—Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson

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

Access Video On Demand: New Chrome Extension Available

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

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

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

Access Video On Demand: Intuitive New Taxonomy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maryann Dahlen, Administrative Specialist, Sarasota County Public Library

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

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

Janie Hermann, Program Coordinator, Princeton Public Library

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

Library Journal

Public Library eBook Collection

Public Library eBook Subscription

Public Libraries

About This Product

Now with a fresh new look, expanded customization options, and even better functionality, Infobase’s Public Library eBook Collection gives you convenient access to thousands of 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. With more than 5,300 titles and new titles added regularly, there is something for every patron—an excellent companion to your fiction and best-seller collections and a great resource for homeschoolers and homework help. And exclusive, unlimited, simultaneous access means no more check-in/checkout. It’s an easy and ideal way to grow your eBook offerings.

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  • Thousands of acclaimed titles
  • 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
  • Correlated to Common Core, state, national, provincial, Australian, International Baccalaureate Organization, C3 Framework for Social Studies, College Board AP, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards
  • 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.

Public Library Subscribers: With Your Infobase Resources, Learning Can Continue Wherever Your Users Are

The current health crisis has many institutions preparing alternate measures for continuing learning in the event of a shutdown. If, for any reason, your local schools close temporarily and students need to continue their studies and research remotely, they will be able to use your Infobase resource…read more →

Public Library 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 →

Public Library eBook Subscription: More New and Updated Titles Added

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

Public Library 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 Public Library eBook Subscription platform. The modifications made to the overall navigation—including the search and browse results, the eBook reader, and the search technology—improve the …read more →

Public Library eBook Subscription: New and Updated Titles Added

New and updated eBooks have been added to Infobase’s Public Library 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 Public Library eBook Subs…read more →

Public Library eBook Subscription: New and Improved eBook Platform

Infobase is pleased to announce that many exciting new enhancements were just made to the Public Library 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, impro…read more →

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Credo Reference: Complete Core

Credo Reference: Complete Core

Public Libraries

About This Product:

Credo Reference: Complete Core helps patrons of all backgrounds and skill levels locate the information they need. High school students gathering sources for an assignment, lifelong learners investigating their passions, and individuals looking for context around the events shaping the headlines will all find answers with this easy-to-use database. With hundreds of searchable, full-text titles from the world’s foremost publishers, Credo Reference: Complete Core covers every major subject.

  • Easy-to-use interface: The intuitive design allows researchers at all levels to easily navigate the platform and discover the information they need.
  • Exceptional reference content from the world’s best publishers: Credo Reference: Complete Core features authoritative titles across a wide range of subjects, including art, history, technology, careers, psychology, business, and health. Appropriate for users of all types and ages, Credo Reference: Complete Core includes 3.5 million entries from notable encyclopedias, guides, and handbooks, as well as more than 2,000 instructional videos and 600,000+ contextual visual aids, images, maps, and photographs.
  • Multimedia content: 3.5 million full-text entries are searchable alongside thousands of images, audio files, and videos.
  • Research support: Features like Mind Map, Research Quick Tips, Key Concepts, summary articles, curated Pro/Con entries, and more help patrons learn valuable research and digital literacy skills at the point of need.
  • Discover more: Search results include connections to your other databases, maximizing usage of all of your library’s trusted resources.

  • Research Quick Tips: Credo Reference: Complete Core features concise, informative videos embedded throughout the platform to teach patrons foundational skills like selecting and narrowing a topic, evaluating sources, boolean operators, and more.
  • Summary articles: 10,000+ summary articles curated for pre-search and topic exploration enable users to gain background information and find direct links for deeper research.
  • Pro/Con: Credo Reference: Complete Core‘s Pro/Con is a featured content category for helping patrons locate reliable reference materials on issues of real-time importance. Fight fake news with respected publishers like ProCon.org, The Conversation, the AllSides Red Blue Dictionary, and Facts On File’s Issues & Controversies. Entries are regularly added and updated, bringing authority and accuracy to users’ current events-related information needs.
  • Mind Map: One of Credo Reference: Complete Core‘s key features, the Mind Map is an interactive visualization tool to help users discover connections between and across topics.
  • Permalinks: Credo Reference: Complete Core‘s record URLs make it easy for researchers to return to previously viewed pages and allow users to create “custom collections on the fly.”
  • Citation management: With Credo Reference: Complete Core, users can conveniently cite entries in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats.
  • Key Concepts: In Credo Reference: Complete Core, relevant terms are displayed within search results to help users identify the focus of each article and provide guidance for additional keywords related to their topic.
  • Integration options: Credo Reference: Complete Core content can be embedded into LibGuides or any LMS that supports iFrame, including Canvas, D2L, Moodle, and Blackboard.
  • Responsive design: Credo Reference: Complete Core‘s platform ensures a smooth user experience on any type of device.
  • Accessible content: Audio files and dictation of text content (downloadable in MP3 format) improve accessibility and provide different avenues for patrons to absorb information. Text content is translated into 60+ languages.

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

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

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Must-Have Database for Academic and Public Libraries

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The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

Develop Online Research Skills with a Trusted Source

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

About This Product

A complement to the award-winning The World Almanac® for KidsThe World Almanac® for Kids Elementary is an exciting, fun resource especially for elementary school students. This new database provides a wealth of elementary-level content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills. The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary includes exclusive, online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series—sources students, educators, and librarians can trust. It also features helpful teacher resources, including worksheets, graphic organizers, and classroom management forms educators can use with any lesson, plus science diagrams and projects to help reinforce lessons in a fun and engaging way.

  • Engaging, fun entries and exclusive, age-appropriate content, including online-only material and content from Infobase titles
  • Excellent resources for student reports and research, including:
    • Extensive, up-to-date articles with colorful illustrations
    • Entertaining and informative videos to support the content
    • Interactives—including interactive worksheets, games, quizzes, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more—on topics including animals, Earth science, famous Americans, plants, and exploring space
    • Science projects, plus projects for students with disabilities
    • Fun Facts articles, maps, flags, and more
  • Teacher Resources, including printable handouts, worksheets, graphic organizers, and classroom management forms to use with any lesson, plus science diagrams and projects

  • Saved Items Folder
  • Fun Facts articles
  • Daily featured video or game
  • “Did you know?” feature, with facts to engage students and a “Learn More” link to encourage exploration
  • Hundreds of images and videos
  • Maps and flags
  • Interactives, including quizzes, interactive worksheets, games, and more
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Google Sign-In option, allowing users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • Single sign-on with Clever
  • Embed code feature for adding The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary content to any HTML page or Learning Management System
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages
  • Search Assist technology and kid-friendly search results
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks export functionality.

  • America in Word & Song: Lively, inspiring articles on the history and impact of some of the documents, songs, and speeches that define the United States, including “America the Beautiful,” the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Includes videos and Fun Facts articles.
  • Animal Adaptations: Articles—plus videos and Fun Facts—on the different traits that help animals meet their needs, including physical adaptations like camouflage, behavioral adaptations like migration and hibernation, and adaptations by habitat.
  • Athletes: Highlights well-known and notable athletes in baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track and field. Includes Fun Facts articles.
  • Being a Good Citizen: Features thoughtful articles, Fun Facts, and videos on how to be a good citizen at home, at school, and in the community.
  • Birds: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of birds from African gray parrots to willow ptarmigans. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
  • Canadian Provinces & Territories: Details on the history, culture, and geography of each province or territory. Also includes landmarks, famous people, Fun Facts articles, elevation and outline maps, flags, and coats of arms.
  • Character Building: Timely, accessible articles and videos on topics such as character traits, teamwork and good sportsmanship, and getting along with others, as well as Fun Facts articles.
  • Community Leaders: Includes career overviews of 27 different community leaders, from teachers and firefighters to doctors and politicians. Includes Fun Facts articles.
  • Countries of the World: Covers more than 190 nations, with profiles covering population, major cities, industries, and more—plus Fun Facts articles, maps, flags, and images.
  • Earth: Fascinating articles describing how the Earth formed, rocks and minerals, fossils, erosion and weathering, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more. Detailed illustrations, photographs, Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles help explain the science.
  • Energy: Articles exploring all aspects of energy, from the basics, such as kinetic and potential energy, to topics such as energy of motion, energy transfer, and using—and saving—energy resources. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles on energy-related topics.
  • Entertainers: Highlights major personalities in entertainment, including TV and movie stars, singers and musicians, and writers.
  • Explorers: Highlights courageous and well-known adventurers, astronauts, and explorers. Includes Fun Facts articles.
  • Families, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Discusses the fundamental groups and relationships of which we are a part, covering topics such as “What Is a Family?”, “Characteristics of Neighborhoods,” and “Getting Along in a Community.” Fun Facts and videos enhance the text.
  • Famous Americans: A high-interest section highlighting major personalities from history and current events, including leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War era, political figures, Native American leaders, and social leaders and activists. Also features Fun Facts articles as well as games and puzzles.
  • The 50 States: Details and Fun Facts articles on all 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including population, climate, local history, landmarks, and famous people. Plus, Fun Facts articles and images of maps, flags, and symbols.
  • First Civilizations: Articles, colorful pictures, maps, glossaries of vocabulary words, videos, and Fun Facts introducing Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and other ancient cultures, including the history, major leaders, lifestyle, and religion of each civilization.
  • Fish & Aquatic Life: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of fish and aquatic animals from anchovies to whale sharks. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
  • Flowers, Plants & Trees: Easy-to-understand information, along with colorful images, on all things botanical, including plants, flowers, and trees. Features videos, games and puzzles, and Fun Facts articles on all manner of plants.
  • Forces & Motion: Articles, videos, and Fun Facts covering physical science topics such as the effects of force, gravity, friction, magnetism, the three laws of motion, and simple machines such as the lever, pulley, wheel and axle, wedge, screw, and inclined plane, as well as compound machines.
  • Habitats in Our World: Fascinating articles covering geography, geology, flora and fauna, and the future of seven different types of habitats found on Earth—wetlands, temperate forests, oceans, grasslands, deserts, rain forests, and polar regions—with Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles.
  • Holiday Celebrations: Detailed information on the backgrounds, customs, and traditions of the world’s holidays and celebrations, from religious observances to independence days. Includes holiday-related Fun Facts articles.
  • Insects, Spiders & Worms: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on a variety of insects, spiders, and worms. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
  • Mammals: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of mammals from aardvarks to zebras. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
  • Maps, Globes, and Landforms: Covers how to use maps and globes, 17 types of landforms—including basin, canyon, continent, delta, peninsula, and plain—and 10 types of bodies of water, including bay, gulf, harbor, ocean, river, and stream. Includes Fun Facts, videos, and interactive games.
  • Math: Addition: Provides an introduction to addition and helps young learners tackle addition concepts from different, fun angles. Includes four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles that reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Math: Division: Introduces young math students to the concept of division with age-appropriate articles, full-color images and charts, editorially selected videos, a game that reinforces lesson concepts, and several printable handouts.
  • Math: Geometry: Offers an elementary-level introduction to the basics of geometry, with sections on plane shapes such as circles and triangles, solid shapes, points and lines, angles, and coordinate geometry. Includes clear illustrations, helpful glossaries, Fun Facts articles, and videos.
  • Math: Measurement: Features age-appropriate, curricular articles, images, and diagrams covering the two main types of measurement (metric and U.S. customary) and the ways to measure different dimensions. Includes Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles that reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Math: Multiplication: Introduces multiplication, covering what it is, its properties, and strategies for how to multiply single-digit and two-digit factors as well as larger numbers. Includes full four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles.
  • Math: Subtraction: Covers elementary-level subtraction, including what it is and strategies for subtracting numbers of different sizes, with full four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles.
  • Math: Time and Money: Explains the fundamental concepts of time and money clearly and accessibly through age-appropriate articles, Fun Facts, engaging videos, and related games and puzzles.
  • Matter: Articles, Fun Facts, and videos introducing young learners to the concept of matter, with topics such as “What Is Matter?”, “States of Matter,” “Changing States of Matter,” and “Measuring Matter.”
  • Nutrition & Me: Important facts about nutrition, including what we eat, vegetables, fruits, grains, meat and protein, dairy products, and fats, oils, and sweets, plus games, puzzles, and food-related Fun Facts articles.
  • Our Senses: Discusses the five senses—hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch—including how the five senses work, how they help us, and the challenges people face when they don’t work properly. Includes Fun Facts articles and related videos.
  • Reader’s Corner: Lists of recommended fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, each organized by grade level. Includes videos about different letters of the alphabet and Fun Facts articles.
  • Reading & Literature: Covers literature genres (including fiction, poetry, and nonfiction), literary elements (including characters, setting, and plot), and literary devices (including alliteration, idioms, and imagery), with related Fun Facts articles and videos.
  • Reptiles & Amphibians: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of reptiles and amphibians from adders to yellow-spotted river turtles. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
  • Scientists & Inventors: Highlights influential scientists, inventors, and mathematicians. Includes Fun Facts articles.
  • Solar System: In-depth content on the sun and all the planets in our solar system, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the dwarf planets including Pluto. Additional coverage includes phenomena like asteroids, comets, and meteors. With games and puzzles, Fun Facts articles, and videos, this module is perfect for studying our own solar system and the planets around us.
  • Sound & Light: Explores the physics behind sound and light, covering how sound and light behave, working with sound and light, and more. Full-color photographs and drawn illustrations, Fun Facts articles, and videos round out this exploration of a core topic in the elementary science curriculum.
  • U.S. Government: Informative articles, images, videos, and Fun Facts articles about the three branches of government, the Constitution and other foundational documents, and voting and elections.
  • U.S. Presidents: Biographical information on all 45 presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump. Fun Facts articles include information on the first ladies, as well as trivia about the presidency; users can also take an interactive quiz on the presidents.
  • U.S. Symbols & Landmarks: Describes some of America’s most historically important landmarks—including Ellis Island, Independence Hall, the Alamo, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and the Washington Monument, among others—as well as U.S. symbols such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” the bald eagle, the Great Seal of the U.S., Uncle Sam, and the U.S. Flag. Fun Facts articles and videos are included.
  • Vocabulary: Covers word meanings (including synonyms and antonyms), word structure (including compound words, contractions, prefixes, and suffixes), and words to know, including commonly misused words and substitutes for overused words. Fun Facts articles and videos complement the articles.
  • Weather & Climate: In-depth articles covering weather, clouds and rain, and climate, plus important information on climate change, why weather changes, the difference between weather and climate, and major weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles help students understand these important topics.
  • Writer’s Corner: Learn about each step in the writing process, as well as the different types of writing, including narrative writing, informative writing, opinion, descriptive writing, friendly letters, and poetry. Includes Fun Facts articles and the video “How to Think About Your Purpose for Writing.”

Learn about Division with The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary has added Math: Division to its growing list of mathematics topic areas. Joining sections on addition, subtraction, multiplication, geometry, measurement, and time and money, this new topic area can help young students tackle division concepts from different, …read more →

New Math Content Added to The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary now has two new mathematics topic areas to help elementary-level students improve their subtraction and multiplication skills. Both Math: Subtraction and Math: Multiplication include full four-color images and diagrams and are supplemented with Fun Facts artic…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: New Math Topic Area—Addition

Math is one of the subjects that elementary school teachers spend the most time teaching. The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary now has a new topic area—Math: Addition—to help young learners practice their math skills and tackle addition concepts from different, fun angles. Each section includ…read more →

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

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

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: New Topic Area—Time and Money

Time and money are important topics in the elementary-level math curriculum. The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary‘s new “Math: Time and Money” topic area explains these fundamental concepts clearly and accessibly—through age-appropriate articles, Fun Facts, engaging videos, and relat…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: New Math Topic—Measurement

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary now has a brand-new math topic area. Math: Measurement features age-appropriate, curricular articles covering the two main types of measurement (metric and U.S. customary) and the ways to measure different dimensions. Each chapter also includes four-color imag…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: New Bullet Biographies of Entertainers

Six new elementary-level bullet biographies of singers and musicians have been added to The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary’s Entertainers topic. The six new biographies cover: The Jonas Brothers Kenny Chesney Chance the Rapper Shawn Mendes Harry Styles Carrie Underwood Complete with a recent …read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: New STEM Modules on Energy and Geometry

Two brand-new STEM modules have just been added to The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: Energy: This new module explores all aspects of energy, from the basics, such as kinetic and potential energy, to topics such as energy of motion, energy transfer, and using—and saving—energy resources. …read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: New Modules on Senses, Animals, and Physics

Three brand-new modules have just been added to The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: Our Senses: The new Our Senses module discusses the five senses—hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch—including how they work, how they help us, and the challenges people face when they don’t work prop…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: New Modules on U.S. Government and Physics

Two brand-new modules have just been added to The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary: U.S. Government The new U.S. Government module features informative articles, images, videos, and Fun Facts that cover important topics introduced in the elementary school curriculum, including: U.S. Government …read more →

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