About This Database
15,000 Years of American Indian History and Culture
American Indian History Online 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 Online, students 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 Online 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.
- Focused Topic Centers: American Indian History Online features specially selected content—including articles, sharable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a study guide for a particular culture area or era. Topic Centers 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; and Contemporary Issues: 1980–Present.
- Primary Sources: American Indian History Online includes thousands of historical documents with introductory paragraphs that provide context and background to the sources—perfect for document-based learning and strengthening critical-thinking skills.
- Featured Videos and Slideshows: American Indian History Online's videos and original, SMART Board–friendly slideshows provide a fascinating visual look into topics, reinforcing visual learning, stimulating interest, and providing convenient overviews and discussion starter material.
- Controversies in History: Editorially selected pro/con articles on hundreds of controversies in history can be found in American Indian History Online, enabling researchers to grasp the essence and importance of every conflict and the reasons Americans debated them.
- Book Chapters: Chapters from authoritative print titles written by noted historians complement the thousands of biographies, definitions, and other resources American Indian History Online provides. Book Chapters allow for original thinking and are ideal for an in-depth study of a topic.
- Authoritative Source List: American Indian History Online features a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of content in the database, including books, primary sources, images, videos, and timelines.
- Full Cross-Searchability: American Indian History Online is fully cross-searchable with any combination of the other Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.
- Universal Folder for all saved items across any Infobase History Research Center databases in your collection, plus enhanced Save-to-Folder functionality
- Search by Common Core, national, state, provincial, International Baccalaureate Organization, and College Board AP standards to find correlating articles
- 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 timelines by culture area and era
- Maps and graphs with descriptions
- Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
- Share content to Google Classroom
- Download content directly to Google Drive
- Google Sign-In allows users to easily access content with their Google credentials
- Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib 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.