Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity

Facts On File Announces the Much-Anticipated Launch of World Geography and Culture Online

New York, NY, July 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 World Geography and Culture Online, the definitive online resource for studying the geography and cultures of the world. A new and improved version of Facts On File’s acclaimed World Atlas, this reference site takes a global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive online database makes it easy to study all aspects of a country or U.S. state—from its geography and physical features to its government, people, and society—providing both facts at a glance and in-depth coverage.

Features include:

· Country entries: descriptions of more than 200 countries, with information on geography, people and culture, weather and climate, history, government, and society; maps and flags; facts and figures; images; and news articles

· U.S. state profiles: descriptions of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with political, outline, elevation, and locator maps; city and geographical features maps; flags; facts and figures; government information; biographies; timeline; and images

· Maps: more than 1,300 easy-to-read political, elevation, and outline maps; regional geographic and thematic maps; city, state, and physical features maps; and more

· Compare countries: a tool that compares up to 10 countries

· Compare U.S. states: a tool that compares up to 10 U.S. states

· Rank countries

· Rank U.S. states

· News articles, updated regularly, that are accessible from country records and can be filtered by date range or by topic

· Dynamic full citations in both MLA, 7th Edition and Chicago Manual of Style formats

· Gazetteer

· Geography concepts and principles

· Flags and images

· Geography glossary

· Conversion calculator

· “Did You Mean…?” search feature

· Link to “Most Viewed” records

· Site map

· Save-to-folder function

· Persistent record links.

For reviewer access to World Geography and Culture Online, 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