Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity

Facts On File Announces the Launch of Writer’s Reference Center


New York, NY, January 20, 2010—Facts On File, the award-winning publisher of print, online, and eBook reference materials for schools and libraries, is pleased to announce the launch of Writer’s Reference Center, a convenient one-stop resource that provides users with all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online source thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing and provides a wealth of vocabulary-building reference dictionaries.

Features include:

· Writing References: almost 100,000 definitions from over a dozen thematic dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference books from Facts On File, including the comprehensive Facts On File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Fourth Edition; the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Literary and Thematic Terms, Second Edition; and many more

· Writing Resources: more than 150 essays covering grammar, style, research, and more, presented in an easy-to-use format, allowing users both to learn new concepts and to quickly find answers to specific usage and style questions

· Specially selected features highlighting important topics for writers

· Featured words and phrases helping writers expand their vocabulary and depth of understanding

· An easy-to-use interface and intuitive design for finding relevant information quickly through customizable searches and browsing

· A “Did You Mean…?” search feature

· Persistent record links

· Full citations in both MLA and Chicago formats

· The ability to print, copy, and save all content to a folder for personal use.

For reviewer access to Writer’s Reference Center, questions about pricing, or further information, please contact Eleanor Jaekel at 212-896-4214 or We ask that you not publish any pricing information about our databases without first confirming it with us. Thank you for your consideration.

For ordering, pricing, or other information, please contact our Online Sales Department at 1-800-322-8755 or