Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity

Issues & Controversies and Bloom's Literature Are EDDIE Award Winners

New York, NY, October 10, 2014—Infobase Learning is pleased to announce that two of its online databases have been selected as winners of The ComputED Gazette's 19th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES): Issues & Controversies in the "High School Social Studies Database" category, and Bloom's Literature in the "High School Literature Database Website" category.

The esteemed EDDIE awards program targets "innovative and content-rich programs (including apps for iPad and Android) and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence." Award winners are chosen annually and selected from titles submitted by publishers worldwide. The ComputED Gazette has previously awarded EDDIES to four other Infobase Learning products: The World Almanac® for Kids Online, Today's Science, Great Empires of the Past Online, and Issues & Controversies in American History.

The award-winning Issues & Controversies database provides exclusive, unbiased coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with timely, in-depth articles on the most controversial and most studied issues in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. It was recently revamped with a dynamic, new design, educator resources and original videos for selected issues, and interactive polls that encourage student participation and discussion.

Bloom's Literature is the definitive source for authoritative literary essays and criticism selected by esteemed scholar Harold Bloom, examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history. Also a Library Journal "Best Database," it enhances the study of literature with streaming video of classic plays and films, and offers specific, student-friendly guidance on how to write good essays on frequently assigned authors and works. In its award announcement, The ComputED Gazette called Bloom's Literature "an incredibly interesting and valuable database, which should be in every library, if not every English classroom."

About Infobase Learning:
Infobase Learning is an educational solutions company providing award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. 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.