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Get the Skills You Need for the 21st-Century Workplace

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Whether you’re just starting your career or are seeking to skill up, the Career and Workplace Skills Collection—available through Infobase Learning Cloud—offers more than 160 courses in career skills, workplace preparation, and training in short live-action videos supported by simple assessments to provide you with the competencies you need to get to the next level.

  • Using microlearning, learners master new skills, practice concepts, share ideas, and assess learning in our proprietary LearnIt, Do It, ShareIt, and ProveIt Learning Framework
  • Certificates, transcripts, and badges provide learners with proof of their competency that can be shared with employers and on social media apps
  • The quality courses are created by and feature subject-matter experts in workplace psychology, communication, and training
  • Content is aligned to the CASEL framework

“Learners seek personal and career skills at a higher rate than ever—and need quick access to credible courseware.”—GALLUP 2021

  • Achieving Best Performance
  • Business Success & Profit
  • Career & Personal Strategy
  • Communication & Relationships
  • Communication, Creativity & Problem Solving
  • Crises, Crimes & Ensuring Safety
  • Delivering Service to Clients & Teams
  • HR Strategy & Recruitment
  • Influencing & Sales Skills
  • Leadership Skills & Team Success
  • Lies, Love & Legal Issues
  • Managing People Problems
  • Managing Teams & Projects
  • Marketing, Brand & Reputation
  • Personal Development
  • Positive Psychology & Wellbeing
  • Powerful Leaders & Positive Culture
  • Psychological Well Being

Infobase Learning Cloud

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Infobase Learning Cloud

Bite-Size, On-Demand Learning Modules for Building Skills in the Classroom, at Work, and in Life

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About This Product

Infobase Learning Cloud provides upskilling, course authoring, and professional development solutions to meet the evolving needs of your institution. With a vast digital learning library plus the option to create custom courses, this cloud-based platform provides the online educational resources members of your community need to be confident and successful. 

Users benefit from self-paced learning modules; comprehensive video educational content; and secure digital tools specifically tailored for your institution in a proven Learn It then Prove It methodology. Learners have the option to demonstrate what they have learned through self-guided assessments for each module or concept and can also use successful course completion to earn certification or CEU credit. 

With an outcome-based learning framework that helps learners of all levels advance skills, practice what they know, and share and assess new ideas, Infobase Learning Cloud offers the content, tools, and training all members of your community need to advance in the classroom, at work, and in their lives. 

With Infobase Learning Cloud, you can:

  • Get access to 80,000+ videos and 800 courses across 50+ topics, including technology training, soft skills, self improvement, career skills, and communication
  • Create your own courses using Learning Cloud content or your own video, audio, SCORM, documents, and links, or use xAPI and HTML
  • Earn CEUs, professional development credit, or certificates of completion to advance in your department, job, or career
  • Measure learning progress and outcomes with robust tracking and reporting tools

Infobase Learning Cloud’s methodology:

  • LearnIt—Learn from Best Practices: Professional learning on highly relevant topics. 
  • DoIt—Apply Learning to Life: Activities to apply learning to life, work, and the classroom.
  • ShareIt—Connect and Get Feedback: Collaborative tools to learn from others.
  • ProveIt—Demonstrate Learning: Assessments and resources to monitor progress.

Infobase Learning Cloud offers the content, tools, and training that students, teachers, and staff need for professional and personal advancement. 

Hundreds of Courses on Topics Such as:

  • Digital Literacy and Citizenship
  • Classroom Management 
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Digital Tools and Technology Integration
  • Whole-Child Social-Emotional Learning 
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Special Populations and Accessibility
  • New Teacher Induction and Onboarding 
  • And more!

All members of the campus community—including students, faculty, and staff—will benefit from the content, tools, and training Infobase Learning Cloud provides. 

For Students:

  • Information Literacy and Academic Integrity
  • Critical-Thinking Skill Building
  • Career Readiness 
  • Technology application training (LMS, Productivity apps, Creative apps, etc.)
  • and much more.

For Faculty:

  • LMS training: Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, and others
  • Instructional strategies for online learning, flipping the classroom, blended learning
  • Career Skills training
  • Industry-leading LTI integration to easily embed Learning Cloud content and assessments into your courses
  • and much more.

For Staff:

  • Software and technology training: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, WordPress, Adobe, and others
  • Career Skills training
  • Staff PD: Goal Setting, Time Management, and others
  • and much more.

With Infobase Learning Cloud, library staff and patrons have unlimited, simultaneous access to online learning resources on the most popular software topics and in-demand soft skills. Patrons and library staff alike will find hundreds of courses and thousands of videos across a broad range of subject areas appealing to all ages and skill levels, from beginners learning new technology or devices to professional users expanding their skills.

Offer On-Demand Access to the Skills and Information Your Patrons Seek: 

  • Improve job skills by providing specific resources that fit individual users’ needs 
  • Help users of all ages become more proficient on basic computer applications with easy-to-understand videos 
  • Let users access content when convenient with bite-size on-demand modules

Keep your organization on the cutting edge and your employees at their best by offering professional development resources with certificates of completion and badging. Infobase Learning Cloud has the content, tools, and technology for employee upskilling, with hundreds of courses on technology training, career skills, and more for professional development. 

Courses for Employees:

  • Software and technology training: Microsoft Office, Google Suite, WordPress, Adobe, and others
  • Career and soft skills training, including leadership skills
  • Staff PD: goal setting, time management, and others
  • Ability to create and house your own specific training for tracking and monitoring purposes
  • and much more.

Ancient and Medieval History

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Ancient and Medieval History

World History from Prehistory through the Mid-1500's

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

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

Civilizations covered include:

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

Eras covered include:

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

  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists that can be filtered by Topic Center
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
  • Searchable timelines, including a detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus civilization-specific timelines
  • “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.

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

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

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

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

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

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

Ancient and Medieval History: New Themes in History Sections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Research Center: Exciting New Content Added

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

Additional Databases Added to Infobase Search API

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

African-American History

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African-American History

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

Subjects covered include:

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

Eras covered include:

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

  • Search by Common Core, national, state, provincial, International Baccalaureate Organization, C3 Framework for Social Studies, and College Board AP standards to find correlating articles
  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
  • Searchable timelines, including a detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus subject-specific and era-specific timelines
  • “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.

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

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

Export to NoodleTools Functionality Added to Selected Infobase Databases

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

African-American History: Check Out the New Overview Video

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

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

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

African-American History: New Topic Centers

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

History Research Center: Exciting New Content Added

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

Additional Databases Added to Infobase Search API

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

African-American History: Hundreds of New Primary Sources

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

American History

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American History

MORE THAN FIVE CENTURIES OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

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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.

Take a FREE TRIAL of American History today!

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

Topic Centers include:

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

  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists can be filtered by Topic Center
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
  • Searchable timelines, including a detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus numerous subject-specific and era-specific timelines
  • “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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New Black History Month Feature Comes to African-American History

Every February is Black History Month, when we celebrate the achievements of African Americans and the significant roles they have played and the impact they have made on all facets of life and society throughout U.S. history. This year, the theme is Black Resistance, focusing on African Americans who have resisted oppression and fought for the basic human rights that are promised in the U.S. Constitution—or, as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History puts it, “the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified, and respected.” As civil rights issues continue to appear in news headlines every day, it is more important than ever to study African-American history. Education is crucial for helping the next generation learn about the past struggles and successes of Black history and their relevance to the issues of today. As such, we’ve added a new Black History Month feature to Infobase’s acclaimed African-American History database to offer students and other researchers an excellent place to start exploring the Black History Month theme. Researching Black History? Start Here Users can explore the curated suggested research topics collected in the new Black History Month […]

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Project-Based Learning Ideas with Learn360: Look Toward the Future

From AI technology to cryptocurrency, the world around us is quickly changing. Learn360 has all the multimedia content to inform, prepare, and engage your students with practical, real-world learning opportunities. Whether your students are striving to be zookeepers or graphic designers, challenge your students with cross-curricular projects to deepen their knowledge and build lasting connections across your classroom community. Let your students’ interests and passions drive their learning with these engaging project-based learning ideas. 1. Create a 100th Day of School Game Show The 100th Day of School is fast approaching. What better way to celebrate than challenging your students to reflect on their learning by designing a class game show? Launch the project with Nussbaum Education’s Not Boring Jeopardy: Presidents Edition (2021, Item #276656). Then divide your class in teams and task your students with finding facts and trivia on Learn360 from past units. Have your students gather questions for their peers on everything from the U.S. Revolutionary War (The First Allies of the Revolution, 2021, Item #279948) to habitats (Habitats, 2021, Item #277119) and poetry (Change Poems, 2021, Item #275030). Whether your students started the year reviewing fractions (Multiplying Fractions, 2021, Item #279034) or landforms (Earth’s Surface: Landforms, […]

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Infobase Learning Cloud—the acclaimed cloud-based platform that provides upskilling, course authoring, and professional development solutions for K–12 schools and districts, colleges and universities, public libraries, and corporations—has a new look. Its redesigned home page provides users with an even more engaging, intuitive experience, making navigating the platform and discovering the wide range of content, tools, and technology even easier. Users will still find all of the features they love on the home page—and discover even more they hadn’t noticed before. Some of the new home page features include: Course Log: the ability to see recently viewed courses and assignments Browse Categories menu  Improved search bar and sliders for a more engaging and easier navigation experience Responsive design, offering dynamic sizing to scale view based on the user’s device New sliders, including Recently Added, Recommended Courses, Learning Pathways, Assessment & Evaluation, Instructional Strategies, Software & Technology, Special Populations & Accessibility, Student Resources, and more. What Is Infobase Learning Cloud? Infobase Learning Cloud provides best-in-class e-learning tools for academic, professional, and personal development solutions to meet the evolving needs of your institution. With a vast digital learning library plus the option to create customized courses, this cloud-based platform provides the online educational […]

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American Indian History

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American Indian History

15,000 Years of American Indian History and Culture

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

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

Culture areas covered include:

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

Eras covered include:

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

Subjects covered include:

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

  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists
  • Tag “clouds” for all content, linking to related material
  • Searchable timelines, including a detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus timelines by culture area and era
  • “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.

Bloom’s Literature

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

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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 1,000 classic works of literature—most of which were selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon—including the essential works of the most important authors in world history and literature. Researchers can filter these titles by type of work to find what they need. This eBook shelf can be found under “Resources” in the Browse drop-down menu at the top of any page or under “Browse Resources” on the right-hand side of the home page.
  • “How to Write about Literature”: Bloom’s Literature features specific, student-friendly guidance on how to write good essays on the most assigned authors and works, offering students strategies and ideas on how to add an extra dimension to their writing. Subjects covered for each title and author include:
    • Themes
    • Character
    • History and Context
    • Philosophy and Ideas
    • Form and Genre
    • Language, Symbols, and Imagery
    • Compare and Contrast Essays
  • Essential writing help: Two general sections on the “How to Write about” page can be used as guides for any writing project:
    • How to Write a Good Essay includes easy-to-understand advice on writing papers on a variety of general topics.
    • Preparing to Write walks readers through the different steps of putting together an essay, including preparing a thesis statement and outline; writing an introduction, conclusion, and body paragraphs; and assembling a list of works cited. A sample essay is provided.
  • Shakespeare Center: Bloom’s Literature’s all-new Shakespeare Center houses in one convenient location a treasure trove of content on all things Shakespeare. Every play is covered in depth, along with the sonnets and longer poems, providing a complete research and study center for students and researchers and a robust repository of content for professors to use for lectures and assignments. Comprehensive essays provide history and context to Shakespeare’s life, times, and impact. Coverage of each play includes:
    • The full, searchable text of the play
    • Analysis of key passages
    • Critical articles by noted scholars
    • Introduction and background
    • Detailed synopses
    • In-depth character studies
    • Difficulties of the play
    • The play today
    • Full-length performance videos and/or critical videos
    • Images and illustrations
    • “How to Write about” articles
    • Essay topics/discussion questions
  • Authors: Bloom’s Literature features a wealth of content on the finest contemporary and classic writers from around the world. The most studied authors are featured on the home page and can also be accessed via a tab in the Author Index. Authors can be browsed by name, nationality, type, and dates of birth and death. A Quick Find option in the Author index allows users to quickly search for an author by last name.
  • Works: Bloom’s Literature provides overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works. The most studied works are featured on the home page and can also be accessed via a tab in the Works Index. Works in the Works Index can be browsed by title, genre, or publication date; they can also be filtered by author.
  • Characters: Bloom’s Literature is packed with information on more than 49,000 major and minor literary characters. The most studied characters are featured on the home page and can also be accessed via a tab in the Character Index. The “Find a Character” tab in the Character Index allows users to search for a character by name or by work.
  • Literary criticism: Bloom’s Literature includes critical essays from Facts On File’s extensive collection, Harold Bloom’s acclaimed essays, and criticism from the Bloom’s imprint.
  • Topics and themes: Bloom’s Literature features in-depth entries on literary movements, groups, periodicals, and historical events.
  • Author interviews from Publishers Weekly: Bloom’s Literature offers more than 4,800 of Publishers Weekly’s author interviews and profiles, from 1989 to the present. These articles cover everyone, from the latest literary prizewinners to major young-adult novelists to important best sellers to poets to noted nonfiction writers, and many more. Bloom’s also features more than 250 podcasts of Publishers Weekly Radio, featuring audio interviews with famous authors such as Gay Talese, Buzz Bissinger, and Jacqueline Woodson. Researchers can now not only read about these great authors but also hear them speak in their own voices.
  • Essay topics: Bloom’s Literature features more than 10,000 topics providing research and writing suggestions on a range of literary topics. These topics are designed to inspire students and researchers to think critically, delve deeper, and ask (and answer) fresh, new questions. Professors can use them as a starting point for lectures and classroom discussions or assign them for independent study.
  • Full-text poems and stories: Students and researchers can find more than 2,600 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 →

Films On Demand: Archival Films & Newsreels Collection

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Archival Films & Newsreels Video Collection

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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

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

Just for Kids Streaming Collection

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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.

Unlimited, simultaneous access for a fixed annual subscription price means ALL patrons can enjoy this entertaining and educational product whenever they like without affecting your budget.

Try Just for Kids!

  • 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
  • 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

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OOOM, LLC
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Sunburst Visual Media
Chip Taylor Communications, LLC
AWOL Animation
GAPC Entertainment, Inc.
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JoyUs Productions
Sound Venture
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Language Tree
Visual Learning
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Just Like You Films
Skywriter Media Group
Rabbit Ears Entertainment
Revealing Media Group

Access Video: Master Public Library Video Collection

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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.

  • 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 →

Public Library eBook Collection

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Public Library eBook Subscription

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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.

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

  • 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

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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 →

Health Reference eBook Collection

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Health Reference eBook Collection

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Timely, Reliable Health Reference eBook Titles

For more than 25 years, librarians have trusted Omnigraphics’ Health Reference Series to answer their patrons’ health questions as they navigate the increasingly noisy, and often unreliable, landscape of medical information. Now, you can access this renowned series as an eBook collection. 

The Health Reference eBook Collection provides basic medical information for patients, families, caregivers, students, and the general public. The 80+ titles feature comprehensive, in-depth coverage of essential health topics, including diseases and injuries, men’s and women’s health, preventive care, medical tests, health technology, and more. 

This collection is especially important for people who may be dealing with a newly diagnosed disease or a chronic disorder in themselves or in a family member. People looking for preventive guidance, information about disease warning signs, medical statistics, and risk factors for health problems will also find answers to their questions in this series. 

Includes Specialized Disability Content

In addition, seven specialized books included in the collection provide essential information for understanding disability types, disability aids and benefits, and the rights of people with disabilities. 

Each book provides more than 500 pages worth of authoritative content based on data and information from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, and professional medical associations, including glossaries and directories of helpful organizations. Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and graphic explanations. All titles are current and updated regularly.

  • Diseases and injuries
  • Medical conditions
  • Preventive care
  • Medical tests
  • Health technology
  • Understanding disability types
  • Disability aids and benefits 
  • Rights of people with disabilities
  • Mental health
  • And more.

  • Comprehensive, in-depth coverage of 70+ essential health diseases and conditions
  • Supports 1:1 initiatives, flipped classrooms, blended instruction, and project-based learning
  • Exclusive, unlimited, simultaneous use, on-site or off—no check-in/checkout
  • New and updated titles added automatically at no additional cost
  • User-friendly interface and a robust platform with the speed, flexibility, and functionality that today’s online experience demands
  • Mobile app for Apple iOS and Android
  • Supports the National Health Education Standards
  • Embed content into LibGuides or any LMS that supports iFrame, including Canvas, D2L, Moodle, and Blackboard
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access the eBook Collection with their Google credentials
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Save selected chapters or copied text passages to Google Drive
  • Print selected chapters or text
  • Audio files and dictation of text content (downloadable in MP3 format) for improved accessibility, providing different avenues for students to absorb information
  • Powerful browse and search options, with dynamic filters
  • “Did You Mean…?” search feature
  • eBook Reader with embedded tool options that allow users to search within the eBook and control the display
  • Dictionary tool, with word pronunciation and related words
  • Index, glossary, and list of support information included in each title
  • 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
  • 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 and record URLs that make it easy for researchers to return to previously viewed pages and allow users to create “custom collections on the fly”
  • Translation tool for 60+ languages.