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Award-winning, Exclusive Content in Core Subject Areas

Our online databases contain more than 70 years' worth of authoritative, sole-source content. Known for their unprecedented depth of coverage, the subject-specific databases cover a wide range of core-curriculum subject areas, from history, science, literature, and careers to geography, health, issues and controversies, current and archival news, teacher handouts, and more. The many awards and honors bestowed upon our databases include Library Journal "Best of Reference Database," Booklist/RBB "Editors' Choice Reference Source," SIIA CODiE Awards Finalist, The ComputED Gazette's "Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)," ALA/ALSC "Notable Online Subscription Service," eSchool News "Readers' Choice Award for Digital Reference Tools," Webby Awards Official Honoree, and more.

Expert Editorial Oversight and Regular Updates

Customers can be confident that the wide range of sole-source material included in our online databases has been written by experts and vetted by Facts On File's editorial team. Unlike other content providers, whose products are often nothing more than collections of aggregated content, our databases are carefully indexed by subject specialists and are reliable sources of high-quality, accurate, and impeccably organized information. Regular updates keep the databases current, fresh, and accurate. Facts On File is a name you can trust for online reference products.

Multimedia Formats

The accessible, curriculum-based content is presented in a variety of engaging, interactive formats-including articles and essays, videos and animations, photographs and illustrations, cartoons, primary sources, maps and charts, timelines, news articles, experiments and diagrams, and more. Special features such as Editor's Selections of the Month, high-interest topic spotlights, and Learning Centers featuring editorially selected entries call out interesting and important content and provide excellent starting points for research. The videos, animations, images, and other visual media bring the subject matter to life and will engage even reluctant learners.

Age-appropriate, Easy-to-use Interface with Outstanding Searching and Browsing

We offer critically acclaimed databases aimed at middle school, high school, and academic levels. The intuitive, user-friendly design and colorful presentation are designed to capture the interest of students and researchers and facilitate quick and accurate navigation. Powerful search and browse options, convenient tabbed search results, and other useful features help users find exactly what they're looking for.

Invaluable Features for Research and Reports!

The citations-with examples in multiple formats and conforming to most current standards-and the ability to print, copy, and save content to a folder for personal use are perfect for students doing reports. Indispensable features such as Learning Centers, featuring editorially selected entries on different areas of interest; the "Need a Research Topic?" section, offering summaries and links for suggested research topics; the "Reference Shelf" tab, containing World Almanac content and a full Encyclopedia; and a helpful dictionary tool add great reference value to many of our databases. Powerful search and browse options, convenient tabbed search results, and other useful features help users find exactly what they're looking for.

Outstanding Technical, Sales, and Customer Support

Subscribers to Facts On File's online databases can count on excellent support services-including helpful technical support online or by phone, as well as friendly, knowledgeable sales support and customer service. Access to our Database Resource Center provides Subscriber Services such as MARC record downloads, usage statistics, and training sign-up for each of our databases, as well as technical support and promotional materials such as tip sheets, posters, and bookmarks. Subscribers also receive notifications by email highlighting recent changes and updates to our databases.

“…easy to navigate and authoritative. Highly recommended.”


“…a cleanly formatted, easy-to-navigate database for career exploration and development. impressive…Highly Recommended.”

—Library Media Connection, starred review

“...the Facts On File databases…have a clear, intuitive, easy-to-use and understand interface…with their reference book resources, their collection of maps and images, and the number of videos included…a great value for its subscription price…I also appreciate how easy it was to download MARC records for my library's OPAC program.”

—Paul Zaccagnino, Salesian High School, New Rochelle, NY

“Both students and teachers will appreciate the ease of use and the wide variety of resources available…offers exactly what young writers need to become proficient and prolific in the craft, and it deserves an A.”

—School Library Journal