About This Database
Presents the Full Scope of World History from the Mid-15th Century to the Present
Modern World History Online offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history. Focused Topic Centers pull forward interesting entries, search terms, documents, and maps handpicked by our editors to help users find a starting point for their research, as well as videos and slideshow overviews to offer a visual introduction to key eras and regions. All the Infobase history databases in a collection are fully cross-searchable.
- Comprehensive Coverage: With Modern World 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 Modern World 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: Modern World History Online features specially selected content on different eras and themes of history—including articles, shareable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more—that provides a starting point for research. Topic Centers include Africa, Asia and Oceania, Europe, Middle East, The Americas, Global Expansion and Encounter: 1450–1770, An Age of Revolutions: 1750–1914, A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement: 1900–1945, and Promises and Paradoxes: 1945–Present.
- Primary Sources: Modern World History Online includes thousands of historical documents with introductory paragraphs that provide context and background to the sources—perfect for document-based learning and strengthening critical-thinking skills.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:Modern World 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 Modern World History Online, enabling researchers to grasp the essence and importance of every conflict and the reasons people debated them.
- Book Chapters: Chapters from authoritative print titles written by noted historians complement the thousands of biographies, definitions, and other resources Modern World History Online provides. Book Chapters allow for original thinking and are ideal for an in-depth study of a topic.
- Authoritative Source List: Modern World 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: Modern World 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, College Board AP standards to find correlating articles
- Convenient A-to-Z topic lists can be filtered by Topic Center
- 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 regional and era-specific timelines
- 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.