Films On Demand: Allied Health Video Collection

Allied Health Video Collection

Films on Demand logo

3 Universities & Colleges

This collection will help prepare future allied health professionals for practice across a diverse range of health care settings, whether they are learning how to draw blood, administer medications, or help deliver a baby. The videos include titles from trusted producers such as Medcom-Trainex, Elsevier, NEVCO, Center for Phlebotomy Education, InJoy Health Education, Classroom Productions, and others.

  • The Ten Commandments of Phlebotomy – proposes 10+ rules of specimen collection that must be followed without fail and why. Topics in this title include discussions on vein selection, customer service, patient and sample identification, technique, safety, and more. Other titles on phlebotomy from Center for Phlebotomy Education include Basic Venipuncture, Delivering World-Class Customer Service, Ending Hemolysis in the ED…and Everywhere Else, and more.
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside – a four-part series that provides a comprehensive overview of aseptic technique in the patient care unit.
  • Assessment of the Newborn – a five-part series that provides a virtual experience of newborn assessment and care through the use of footage taken in an actual birthing room and newborn nursery.
  • Cultural Diversity and Healthcare Competency – teaches health care assistants how to care for a diverse clientele by understanding their cultural differences.
  • Mosby’s Nursing Assistant Video Skills – an 11-part series that depicts the skills needed to become a successful nursing assistant, with live-action demonstrations of standard procedures performed by actual nursing assistants.

All programs are segmented into multiple pedagogical clips, convenient for intermittent use during classroom lectures or as assigned classwork.

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

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.

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  • 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.

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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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“…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….”

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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.

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

Choice

“…a valuable resource…highly recommended…”

American Reference Books Annual

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

Booklist

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

Library Journal

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

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

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Credo Reference: Academic Core

Credo Reference: Academic Core

3 Universities & Colleges

About This Product:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library Journal

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

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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…especially well-suited to the beginning user population.”

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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.

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Library Journal

“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.”

The Charleston Advisor

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The World Almanac® for Kids

The World Almanac® for Kids

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

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

About This Product

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

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

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

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

The Arts:

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

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

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

Geography:

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

Health & Guidance:

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

Language Arts:

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

Life Science:

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

Math:

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

Physical Science:

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

Social Studies:

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

Sports:

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

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Today’s Science

Today's Science

The STEM resource that helps students think like scientists

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Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries—giving in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology. Featured articles offer easy access to related content such as crossword puzzles, cartoons, and questions; additional articles that help place news and discoveries in context; and interviews with scientists that bring the research to life. An extensive backfile dating back to 1992 illustrates how one scientific advance leads to another; the stories focus on the questions scientists ask themselves and, in doing so, reinforce science educators’ traditional emphasis on the scientific method.

This essential STEM resource shows how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life, helping students think like scientists—applied science in a nutshell. Plus, the fully responsive design, intuitive navigation, easy access to key content, eye-catching images, and other features make Today’s Science an efficient, effective, and user-friendly experience.

  • High-Interest Science News Articles: Today’s Science contains more than 6,000 original articles, written in easy-to-understand language, highlighting the most important advances in fields such as anthropology (including archaeology), astronomy and space, biology, chemistry, Earth science, the environment, mathematics, medicine and health, physics, psychology, science and society, and technology. Each article includes stunning videos, images, and diagrams that give students a front-row seat in a virtual scientific amphitheater.
  • Research Topics Section: “Need a Research Topic?” Today’s Science includes summaries of key topics, with links to related articles to jump-start student research.
  • Conversations with Scientists: A unique feature, Today’s Science includes more than 700 engaging and insightful Q&As with today’s leading scientists across virtually every field of science. Each Q&A includes a brief introduction, including a synopsis of the scientist’s career development, academic affiliations, and awards and achievements. The articles explore the how and why of the scientists’ research as well as their perspective of the latest developments in their field and the career paths that they followed to achieve their goals. In-text links are provided to related articles, associations, and institutions. These articles also serve as primary source documents.
  • Glossary of Key Terms: Today’s Science includes an extensive glossary of key scientific terms and principles in an A-to-Z index as well as pop-up glossaries throughout the database, encouraging science literacy.
  • Editorial Cartoons & Questions: Today’s Science contains thousands of editorial cartoons chosen specifically to support and illustrate scientific principles and engage students in critical thinking.
  • Crossword Puzzles: Today’s Science also includes hundreds of original, interactive crossword puzzles to help students learn and retain the key scientific terms and concepts used in Today’s Science’s news articles. The crossword puzzles are also available in a printable format.
  • Educator and Student Tools: Today’s Science provides assignments and research tools that help students speak—and educators teach—about science, including:
    • Tips for students on analyzing editorial cartoons and primary sources, evaluating online sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more.
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  • Video News Briefs: Extending its coverage of breaking science news, Today’s Science features hundreds of Science Video News Briefs, with more added weekly—using engaging, real-world examples to teach applied science.
  • Extensive Article Topic Index: Today’s Science includes a full, hyperlinked list of topics covering virtually the entire scope of STEM. Whether students are looking for the latest developments in various topic areas such as immunology, green energy, human behavior, or El Niño, Today’s Science provides easy and quick access to virtually any topic in science.
  • Extensive Backfile and Hyperlinks: Today’s Science features an extensive backfile and 30,000+ embedded hyperlinks to related articles that illustrate how one scientific advance leads to another.
  • Impressive, Engaging Visuals: Today’s Science includes 20,000+ eye-catching and illuminating images, photographs, diagrams, and charts.
  • Discussion Questions: Each article in Today’s Science includes discussion questions designed to encourage critical thinking.
  • Year in Science: Every January, Today’s Science puts together an article summarizing major events in science news from throughout the previous year, complete with links to related articles, discussion questions, a special crossword puzzle focused on the year’s events, and more.
  • Authoritative Sources: Articles in Today’s Science are expertly researched and written by scientists and science journalists, and distilled from major scientific journals and news sources—content researchers can trust. These news sources and peer-reviewed journals include:
    • American Journal of Human Genetics
    • Applied Physics Letters
    • Astrophysical Journal
    • Biology Letters
    • Cell
    • Current Biology
    • Energy and Environmental Science
    • Genome Biology
    • Journal of Experimental Biology
    • Journal of Neuroscience
    • Journal of the American Chemical Society
    • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
    • The Lancet
    • Nature
    • Nature Nanotechnology
    • Nature Neuroscience
    • Nature Photonics
    • New England Journal of Medicine
    • Physical Review Letters
    • PLoS One
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
    • Proceedings of the Royal Academy
    • Science
    • Science Advances
    • Science Translational Medicine
    • and many more.

  • Extensive biographies, focusing on more than 2,000 scientists—from historic figures to modern-day innovators
  • Article tools including Save (with Print and Download options), Share, and Citation
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly—will work on all desktop, mobile, and tablet devices
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Searchable Science Encyclopedia
  • Persistent record URL links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and APA formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • Embed code feature—easily add articles to any HTML page or learning management system
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  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

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Today’s Science: 2018 Updates

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Today’s Science: 2017 Year in Review—Updates and More

Today’s Science has been updated and enhanced throughout the past year, increasing the educational value of this award-winning resource. Recent Updates and Additions: Articles: Added 123 new articles, with more than 400 revised and updated. Hyperlinks: Added 3,000+ new glossary links, 1,000+ ency…read more →

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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

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About This Product

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

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

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

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

  • STUDENTS benefit from a declarative learning methodology, equipping them with lifelong language skills.
  • INSTRUCTORS complement classroom time with supplemental solutions for their language labs, manage classes of students and assignments, and encourage independent self-study.
  • ADMINISTRATORS access a robust dashboard where they can customize system setup and run reports to gauge utilization and learning.
  • INSTITUTIONAL/DISTRICT-WIDE LEADERS develop learning opportunities outside the classroom for staff, parents, and the wider community.

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

  • Core skill-building activities
  • Blended learning support
  • 110+ languages
  • Can be aligned to your curriculum
  • Progress tracking
  • Class management
  • Built-in messaging
  • Staff training and support
  • Mobile apps for iOS and Android™
  • Accessible on all major devices

Transparent Language Online has 3 major system components:

Learning Portal for Students:

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

Instructor Portal for Educators:

  • Organize classes
  • Assign lessons
  • Monitor student activity

Admin Portal for Administrators:

  • Customize system settings & configuration
  • Run usage reports

Most Popular

  • Arabic, Egyptian
  • Arabic, Iraqi
  • Arabic, Levantine
  • Arabic, Modern Standard
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English
  • French
  • French, Canadian
  • French, Moroccan
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish, Castilian
  • Spanish, Latin American

Indigenous

  • Balinese
  • Behdini Kurdish
  • Benhti Kenaga
  • Central Ojibwe
  • Cree
  • Dakota
  • Dakota, Sisseton
  • Denaakk’e
  • Denesuline
  • Gwich’in
  • Hän
  • Holikachuk
  • Kaqchikel
  • Kituba
  • Koasati
  • Kwak’wala
  • Michif
  • Nahuatl
  • Naskapi
  • Northwest Ojibwe
  • Oji-Cree
  • Ojibwe

ESL—English

  • Amharic
  • Arabic, Modern Standard
  • Chinese, Mandarin—Simplified
  • Czech
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese, Brazilian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish, Castilian
  • Spanish, Latin American
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Additional Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Altai
  • Amharic
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Baluchi
  • Bambara
  • Bashkir
  • Belarusian
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Breton
  • Bulgarian
  • Buriat
  • Cambodian (Khmer)
  • Chechen
  • Cree
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hausa
  • Hawaiian
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Kalmyk
  • Kazakh
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgish
  • Macedonian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maori
  • Mirandese
  • Mongolian
  • Nepali
  • Nogai
  • Norwegian
  • Pashto
  • Portuguese, Brazilian
  • Portuguese, European
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tajiki
  • Tamil
  • Tanana, Lower
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Tuvan
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

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  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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  • Arabic, Iraqi for Spanish, Latin American
  • Arabic, Iraqi for Turkish
  • Arabic, Modern Standard for Spanish, Latin American
  • Arabic, Modern Standard for Turkish
  • Balinese for Indonesian
  • Bulgarian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Bulgarian for Turkish
  • Cambodian (Khmer) for Turkish
  • Cambodian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Chinese, Mandarin for Spanish, Latin American
  • Chinese, Mandarin for Turkish
  • Croatian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Croatian for Turkish
  • Czech for Spanish, Latin American
  • Czech for Turkish
  • Danish for Spanish, Latin American
  • Danish for Turkish
  • Dari for Spanish, Latin American
  • Dari for Turkish
  • Dutch for Spanish, Latin American
  • Dutch for Turkish
  • Farsi for Spanish, Latin American
  • Farsi for Turkish
  • French for Arabic, Modern Standard
  • French for Portuguese, Brazilian
  • French for Spanish, Latin American
  • French for Turkish
  • German for Portuguese, Brazilian
  • German for Spanish, Latin American
  • German for Turkish
  • Greek for Spanish, Latin American
  • Greek for Turkish
  • Haitian Creole for Spanish, Latin American
  • Hebrew for Spanish, Latin American
  • Hebrew for Turkish
  • Hindi for Spanish, Latin American
  • Hindi for Turkish
  • Hungarian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Hungarian for Turkish
  • Indonesian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Indonesian for Turkish
  • Irish for Spanish, Latin American
  • Irish for Turkish
  • Italian for Portuguese, Brazilian
  • Italian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Italian for Turkish
  • Japanese for Spanish, Latin American
  • Japanese for Turkish
  • Korean for Spanish, Latin American
  • Korean for Turkish
  • Norwegian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Norwegian for Turkish
  • Polish for Spanish, Latin American
  • Polish for Turkish
  • Portuguese, Brazilian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Portuguese, Brazilian for Turkish
  • Portuguese, European for Spanish, Latin American
  • Portuguese, European for Turkish
  • Romanian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Romanian for Turkish
  • Russian for Spanish, Latin American
  • Russian for Turkish
  • Somali for Spanish, Latin American
  • Somali for Turkish
  • Spanish, Latin American for Portuguese, Brazilian
  • Spanish, Latin American for Turkish
  • Swahili for Spanish, Latin American
  • Swahili for Turkish
  • Swedish for Spanish, Latin American
  • Swedish for Turkish
  • Tagalog for Spanish, Latin American
  • Tagalog for Turkish
  • Tamil for Spanish, Latin American
  • Tamil for Turkish
  • Thai for Spanish, Latin American
  • Thai for Turkish
  • Turkish for Spanish, Latin American
  • Urdu for Spanish, Latin American
  • Urdu for Turkish
  • Vietnamese for Spanish, Latin American
  • Vietnamese for Turkish
  • Welsh for English, British

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

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K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

3 Universities & Colleges

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. Perfect even beyond film studies classes, these titles bring value to programs in multicultural studies, political science, history, world languages, and more.

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 DogTristana, and The Golden Age), and René Clair (The Million).
  • Japanese film – 16 films by Akira Kurosawa (including RashomonDrunken Angel, and Stray Dog), 21 films by Kenji Mizoguchi (including The Story of the Last ChrysanthemumsSansho the Bailiff, and Ugetsu), 16 films by Yasujirō Ozu (including Tokyo Story; I Was BornBut…; and Late Spring), and films by contemporary directors such as Juzo Itami and Kazuyoshi Okuyama.
  • Soviet, Eastern European and Central Asian film – 10 films by Sergei Eisenstein (including Battleship PotemkinOctoberStrike, 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).
  • 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 others covering the golden age of Hollywood.
  • African film – Cairo Station by Youssef Chahine, six films by Ousmane Sembène (including Black Girl aka La Noire de…, and The Curse aka Xala), two films by Flora Gomes (Those Whom Death Refused and Tree of Blood) and acclaimed contemporary films such as The Night of Truth, Daughter of Keltoum, and Max and Mona.
  • 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 PaisanRome, Open City; and Journey to Italy), as well as films by Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Giuseppe De Santis.
  • Chinese-language film – the 1993 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige), Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu), four films by King Hu (Dragon Gate Inn, Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, and Raining in the Mountain), four of Zhang Yimou’s most famous films (The Story of Qiu Ju, Red Sorghum, and Ju Dou), as well as two films by Tsai Ming-Liang (The River and Vive L’Amour).
  • Latin American film – classics from Glauber Rocha (including Black God, White Devil; Antonio Das Mortes; and Entranced Earth), 12 of Luis Buñuel’s Mexico-based productions (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner ViridianaThe Exterminating Angel, and Simon of the Desert), and award-winning contemporary 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 aka Yol, and Hope aka Umut) as well as award-winning contemporary films from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine (including The Kite, The White Meadows, and Toll Booth).
  • 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 (1984 and The Naked Edge).
  • Indian film – 14 films by Satyajit Ray (including Pather Panchali, The World of Apu, Aparajito, and The Big City), as well as films by contemporary directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Partho Sen-Gupta, and Rajesh Shera.
  • 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, faculty and students may create customized segments of specific scenes from a film, which can be embedded, shared, and saved. Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

  • Unlimited access from any location—on-site or off
  • Public performance rights
  • Citations in MLA, Chicago, and APA formats
  • Easily embed videos into Blackboard, Moodle, or other CMS
  • 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
    • Ousmane Sembène
    • Federico Fellini
    • Roberto Rossellini
    • Zhang Yimou
    • King Hu
    • Glauber Rocha
    • Yılmaz Güney
    • Satyajit Ray
    • …and many more!

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