Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity

Facts On File’s Science Online Named CODiE Awards Finalist


New York, NY, February 14, 2008 – Facts On File, an imprint of Infobase Publishing, is delighted to announce that its acclaimed Science Online database has been selected as a Finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association’s 23rd Annual CODiE Awards (in the “Best Education Reference or Search Service” category).

The CODiE Awards have been the leading honor for the software and information industry’s finest products and services for 23 years. They represent the only peer-reviewed honor in the industry. Facts On File’s Science Online was one of only five Finalists in the “Best Education Reference or Search Service” category.

“Competition is tough this year and that makes selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement,” said Ken Wash, SIIA president. “All the companies on this year’s list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition.”

The award-winning Science Online database provides a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines. It has long been praised not only for its reliable information, but also for its variety of useful formats—from videos and animations to experiments and diagrams, from essays and biographies to regularly updated news articles, from definitions to its extensive timeline. Content is updated regularly, and enhancements are consistently being made to meet the evolving needs of schools and libraries.

Facts On File, an imprint of Infobase Publishing, is an award-winning publisher of print and online reference materials for the school and library market—specializing in core subject areas, such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more. Its print titles are authoritative references geared toward the high school, academic, and public library markets. Its highly regarded online databases range from curriculum-based reference resources to online News Services products. Facts On File has more than 65 years of service to librarians backing its editorial content and decisions.

For reviewer access to Science Online, questions about pricing, or further information, please contact Laurie Katz at 212-896-4269 or at We ask that you not publish any pricing information about our databases without first confirming it with us. Thank you for your consideration.