National Geographic Virtual Library
Beyond the legendary National Geographic magazine, the National Geographic Society publishes a wide array of acclaimed books, periodicals, maps, videos and more.
National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World provides unlimited access to content that attracts, engages and informs students, educators, researchers and general readers:
National Geographic provides full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples & cultures.
From listing the most affordable vacations to unearthing the hidden gems of a location, travel books are indispensable for the recreational or business traveler. Students, as well, find travel books valuable to their research in geography, world cultures and foreign language. For authoritative travel text and images, you cannot find a better source than National Geographic. Books based on the popular Traveler magazine and other titles are faithfully recast in digital format to provide unlimited simultaneous access.
If there’s one constant in the library, it’s the popularity of and demand for books on animals to support assignments and general-interest reading. From training the family dog to identifying wild birds in the skies, National Geographic delivers a full range of titles for all ages – and now, unlimited simultaneous digital access brings these engaging volumes to everyone.
Environmental issues – from natural disasters to sustainable energy – tie into student assignments in social studies, global issues, science and more. Researchers and general readers are likewise drawn to books that cover the facts behind the headlines. Support all your patrons with environmental titles from National Geographic – an organization unparalleled in delivering authoritative content tied to all aspects of the Earth.
When it comes to conducting research for history assignments, the open web – with its random and sometimes inauthentic results – is too risky a resource. Instead, point students and general readers to authoritative, reliable National Geographic history titles. Topics span centuries and continents to provide coverage of the individuals, events and ideas that changed the world.
When your patrons ask about photography books, they may mean books of notable photos or books on how to take photos. National Geographic – the undisputed leader in photojournalism – publishes titles on both topics. And now, a sophisticated digital platform recreates each photo so that readers can enjoy every detail and get the most insight from the image.
Students, researchers, enthusiasts – everyone loves videos. Now you can offer them the best. National Geographic’s selection of videos covers a wide range of engaging topics your patrons want: animals, the environment, peoples and cultures, science, technology, travel, and more.
Thrill to the sight of rarely seen Pacific sharks, watch gray wolves form a hunting pack, or just enjoy the antics of a baby chimpanzee in Tanzania. When it comes to animal videos to support assignments or engage general patrons, nobody delivers like the most trusted name in exploration and discovery: National Geographic.
Environmental videos from National Geographic inform and educate while they entertain. These professionally produced, fact-packed productions cover everything from erupting volcanoes and underground spelunking to the changing Antarctic ice and the secret toxins found in your own living room.
Support the core curriculum for students while engaging general patrons in history topics. Only National Geographic videos bring to new life such events as Columbus’ discovery of the New World, the Industrial Revolution, the immigrant experience in America, and the history of the space shuttle.
The study of peoples and cultures isn’t limited to core curriculum subjects like history and social sciences. Users of all ages and backgrounds will find value in National Geographic videos. These brief, compelling productions provide accessible, balanced coverage of topics like blood feuds in Albania, the life of Kyoto geishas and Muslim pilgrimages to Mecca.
What better way to get acquainted with a destination than through video? Bring the sights, sounds and impressions of faraway places with National Geographic travel videos. Use these short, authoritative productions to help everyone from vacationers planning a Colorado river-rafting adventure to a professional about to pitch business in Northern Ireland.
As the leader in exploration and discovery, National Geographic built a reputation for producing reliable maps. How reliable? In World War II, the U.S. Armed Forces used National Geographic maps to aid the war effort. Now you can offer your users accurate, up-to-date maps and atlases covering economics, politics, space, history, destinations, and more.
More than 600 downloadable images are perfect for classroom use and student assignments.