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Access Video on Demand

Access Video On Demand offers unlimited, simultaneous access to more than 40,000 full-length videos.  Exclusive, high-interest videos from top 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. 

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Access Video: Just for Kids

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.

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African-American History (Infobase)

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.

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American Archive of Public Broadcasting

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

The collection of 40,000 hours contains thousands of high quality programs that have had national impact compiled and is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and GBH.  The vast majority of this initial American Archive content, however, consists of regional and local programs that document American communities during the last half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. This extraordinary collection includes local news and public affairs programs, local history productions that document the heritage of local communities, and programs dealing with education, environmental issues, music, art, literature, dance, poetry, religion, and even filmmaking on a local level.

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American Civics

American Civics eBook Collection

(Gale eBooks' Virtual Reference Library) Find further reading in these eBooks that are always available for immediate use.

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America’s News from NewsBank

Current news stories and historical articles from America's News and newspapers from around the world. Resources include the Houston Chronicle and collected Special Reports on current events.

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Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)

Covers more than two billion names throughout the various databases collection, which includes US Data Collection and Census Collection (U.S. birth, marriage, death collection, World War I Draft Registration, Social Security Death Index, Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930), UK and Ireland Collection, Immigration Collection (New York Passenger List, San Francisco Passenger List, New York Petitions for Naturalization Index) and more.

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AuthorCheck

Create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in Fort Bend County Libraries' catalog, and receive an email notice as soon as the library receives one of their new titles, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold.

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