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American History

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.  Includes access to the Infobase History Research Centre when subscribed with additional Infobase history reference services.  Subscription includes African American and North American Indian History at no cost.  Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats. **Package Discount When combined with Modern World History, Ancient & Medieval History, and World Religions

World Almanac® for Kids

Presents resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills from a trusted source.  A student-friendly general reference resource ideal to help develop research skills for younger researchers.  Exclusive cross-curricular, age-appropriate content, including material from award-winning World Almanac®, Chelsea House, and Facts on File titles. **NB Package Discount When combined with World Almanac for Kids Elementary 

World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

An exciting, fun resource especially for Kinder to early primary users. Offers a wealth of elementary-level content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, and Fun Facts.  All in a colourful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills.  Content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series—sources students, educators, and librarians can trust. **NB Package Discount When combined with World Almanac for Kids

Issues & Controversies

Extensive coverage of 1000's of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources. Includes a dedicated study and research skills resource centre for students.  Articles written from both perspectives with discrete “Supporters Argue” and “Opponents Argue” section on each subject providing a concise and informative summary on the issue as well as ideas for arguments and counterarguments. Updated weekly, with an extensive backfile.  Presents both sides of an issue clearly, coherently, and without bias an ideal resource for private research, debate preparation and persuasive writing, each article includes a full range of supporting materials. 

Today’s Science

An excellent companion to Science Online our STEM reference service. Great for general interest along with individual project work or research.  Bridges the gap between science in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.  Offers outstanding depth and breadth across the field including anthropology, earth and marine science, astronomy, psychology, health and climate science.   Includes the Infobase study and research skills resource centre for students. *NB Package Discount When combined with Health Reference Centre & Science Online 

Health Reference Center

Comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. This database includes up-to-date information from hundreds of authoritative sources, including 59 encyclopedias from Facts On File’s Library of Health and Living series, the four-volume Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine, and a wealth of other proprietary titles—information researchers can trust. Also included are more than 4,200 informational video clips and more than 1,200 searchable colour illustrations.  Includes Infobase Study Skills Development section (see Curriculum Tools).

Bloom’s Literature

A comprehensive global survey of the world’s classic literature, edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom with curated coverage of the most studied authors and their works.  Includes thousands of critical essays, author biographies and character analyses along with the full text of hundreds of books from our extensive reference collection and more than a 1000 classic works of literature selected from Bloom’s Literary Canon.  Includes thousands of discussion questions along with the acclaimed How to Write About section, student-focused guidance on how to write about literature.  Full-length videos of classic stage performances and film adaptations of literary works, thousands of full-length poems and dedicated Shakespeare Centre, a treasure trove of all things Shakespearean. Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats. 

Ancient and Medieval History

Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through to the 1500's. Topic Centres create an entry point for users unsure of search terms. Included in the History Research Centre allowing users to cross-search across other subscribed Infobase / Facts on File history services.  Study Skills Development section (see Curriculum ToolsMaps, Charts and Primary Resources (see Browse /Resources) Search by Era or Region - Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats. **NB Package Discount When combined with Modern World History Online, American History, and World Religion

Modern World History

Covers the broad expanse of world history from the mid-15th century to the present, featuring thousands of documents, articles, timelines, images, videos, and maps. Includes access to the Infobase History Research Centre allowing users to cross-search across all subscribed Infobase history resources simultaneously.  Topics Centres create entry points for students unsure of search term – Includes Extensive Primary Source materials bank. Infobase Study Skills section is included,(see Curriculum ToolsMaps, Charts and Primary Resources (see Browse Resources) Search by Era or Region Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats.  **NB Package Discount When combined with Ancient & Medieval History, American History, and World Religion

Science Online

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.  Includes extensive activities and experiments bank which may be filtered by discipline, time and number of participants.  Also includes a new Junior Science Annex, (see eLearning Modules) and Study Skills Development section (see Curriculum Tools) along with an Age Graded Experiments & Class Activities section, (see Resources). **NB Package Discount When combined with Health Reference Centre and Today's Science 

World Geography & Culture

Facilitates the study of countries, states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.  Includes very popular compare and rank countries statistical analysis tool.   Ideal for history and geography projects, features an easy-to-navigate interface, search and browse tools, and tabbed search results.

World Religions

Explores religion and spirituality in an unbiased manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today.  Topic Centres feature clearly organised, focused content on 15 living religions—including, Baha’i Faith, Buddhism, Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, New Religious movements, Protestantism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism—with links to core essays, key primary sources, complete sacred texts, fact files, glossary terms, timelines, images, videos.  New! eBook shelf - 100 complete sacred texts from the world’s major religions from the Bible and the Quran, to the Tibetan Book of the Dead and Daodejing, to Popol Vuh and the Táin bó Cuailngeoffering a truly global collection of some of the most influential religious writings and collections of mythology.  World Religions is included in the History Research Centre allowing users to cross-search across other subscribed Infobase history services. Includes Infobase Study Skills Development section (see Curriculum ToolsMaps, Charts and Primary Resources (see Browse /Resources) Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats. **NB Package Discount When combined with Ancient & Medieval History, American History, and Modern World History Online.

World News Digest

Authoritative coverage of world news and issues from 1940 to the present.  Information, context, and perspective promoting a broader perspective on the world.  Essential for students of history, political science, economics, international affairs, sociology, and many other subjects.  Concise, original, clearly written news summaries provide context and perspective on current events. “Week in Review” section spotlights timely, hot-button topics of the week, linking to editorially curated content, including news articles, social media reaction, videos, editorial cartoons, and infographics. Distilled from carefully selected sources and authored by our editorial experts to form an essential record of world events. Hundreds of institutions—including CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, NPR, the CBC, Forbes Media, Time, The Washington Post, Jeopardy!, the Naval War College, and the parliaments of Canada and Australia—rely on World News Digest for crucial information and context on today’s top issues.


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