Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity

Facts On File Announces Launch of World Religions Online!

New York, NY, June 29, 2011—Facts On File, the award-winning publisher of print, online, and eBook reference materials for schools and libraries, has launched World Religions Online, its first comprehensive reference database devoted solely to objective coverage of the world's major religions and spiritual traditions.

Ideal for research and study in the library and classroom, this user-friendly online resource features an easy-to-navigate interface, allowing users to browse core articles by religion. Topic Centers focus on the world's major religions and traditional spiritual practices, such as Judaism and Native American religions, quickly guiding users to important topics, spiritual leaders, sacred texts, and holy days and festivals. A perfect starting point for research, these landing pages also feature a timeline and a fact file on each religion, as well as a video gallery, an image gallery, and a calendar of holidays and observances.

“Religion plays an integral role in a wide range of curricular disciplines—history, sociology, and cultural studies, for a start. World Religions Online approaches the study of religion with much-needed balance and objectivity,” said Mark McDonnell, president of Infobase Learning, Facts On File's parent company. “It's an ideal resource to explore this vital topic.”


·Focused and Thorough Coverage: core essays covering all the basic information on the beliefs, practices, and history of each major religion; specially chosen support entries showing at a glance the important spiritual leaders, main holy days and festivals, and key topics and terms, and providing information on sacred texts

·Topic Centers: informative introductory pages focusing on major religions and featuring links to core essays, fact files, timelines, image and video galleries, and more

·Videos: fascinating, engaging videos bringing spiritual traditions from around the world to life.


·Overview essays, biographies, and entries on key topics and terms

·Video galleries

·Image galleries, including full-color photographs and original maps

·Holidays and observances calendar

·Search Assist technology

·Persistent record links

·List of contributors to the database

·Dynamic citations in MLA and Chicago Manual of Style formats.

For reviewer access to World Religions Online, please contact Erin Peterman 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

About Infobase Learning
Infobase Learning is an educational solutions company serving the school and library community with over 15,000 print, film, and digital products. Under such well-known brands as Facts On File, The World Almanac®, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Infobase Learning provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of award-winning products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. For more than 70 years, Infobase Learning has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the middle school, high school, and academic curriculum, providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home.