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African-American History Online

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Examines More Than Five Centuries of the African-American Experience

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, the completely revised African-American History Online offers a fresh new 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 an 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 new feature is the full cross-searchability across all the Infobase history databases for an even more comprehensive view of history.

Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Coverage: images and tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, timelines, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, and maps and graphs
  • Easy Access to Content: featured content handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas at the top of every page
  • Focused Topic Centers: specially selected entries, resources, videos, and slideshow overviews that provide a study guide for a particular era in African-American history
  • Primary Sources: thousands of original documents
  • Featured Videos and Slideshows: videos and SMART Board–friendly slideshows that provide a fascinating visual look into topics
  • Authoritative Source List: expertly researched and written content from a wealth of proprietary print titles
  • Full Cross-Searchability: allows users to tailor searches across any combination of the Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.

Features:

  • Universal Folder for all saved items across any Infobase History Research Center databases in your collection, plus enhanced Save-to-Folder functionality
  • Correlated to Common Core, national, state, provincial, and International Baccalaureate Organization standards
  • Convenient A-to-Z topic lists
  • Tag "clouds" for all content, linking to related material
  • In-depth overview essays on relevant historical topics under Suggested Reading
  • A detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus subject-specific and era-specific timelines 
  • Maps and graphs with descriptions
  • Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
  • Dynamic citations in MLA and Chicago styles, with EasyBib export functionality
  • Read Aloud feature
  • 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 help articles, video tutorials, and live help chat
  • Translation tool for 80+ languages.

--------- African-American History Online Facts On File 01/01/2000

"...authoritative...very useful for students, teachers, and librarians."


American Reference Books Annual

"...easy to navigate and authoritative. Highly recommended."
Choice

"...offers a tremendous amount of information on the African American experience over the last 500 years...Clearly organized and easy to use, this is an excellent resource for student research."
KLIATT

"...pulls together a variety of material and packages it into one attractive resource."
Booklist

"This online encyclopedia ambitiously aims to explore all aspects of the African American experience, from the past to the present...with impressive results. Even obscure topics ignored by other resources are covered here...makes some insightful connections...an excellent resource for school and public libraries and is highly recommended for them."
Library Journal

"Recommended."
The Book Report

"...a thorough subject encyclopedia in coverage...the synergy of all the various components...provides students and researchers with a rich web of information."
Electronic Resources Review

"...a detailed overview...contains a vast amount of information...effective for research in a social studies class."
Infotech

"...the Facts On File databases...have a clear, intuitive, easy-to-use and understand interface...the Facts On File databases, with their reference book resources, their collection of maps and images, and the number of videos included, is a great value for its subscription price. I like the special resources, like posters, tent cards and web page icons...I also appreciate how easy it was to download MARC records for my library's OPAC program."


Paul Zaccagnino, Salesian High School, New Rochell

"...highly recommended for small and medium-sized public, academic, and school libraries...easy to use...extremely student-friendly."
Booklist

"...very useful for students, teachers, and librarians."


American Reference Books Annual

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

"...browseable and attractive...very useful...a gorgeous update on an already superlative...database."
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