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Infobase Learning
(Facts on File / Chelsea House / Ferguson's / Bloom's / World Almanac / Films Media Group)


Discounts on the following Infobase Learning databases are available through the Nebraska Library Commission. For more in-depth descriptions of each database, please click on the database name. Additional discounts are available if a library subscribes to more than one database.

General Reference Resource:

  • World Almanac for Kids - Presents resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills from a trusted source. All new redesign and more content. Expands on the contents of The World Almanac for Kids print edition, along with other award-winning reference books from The World Almanac and Facts On File.
  • Chelsea House Biographies Online - Features full-length biographies of contemporary and historical personalities from around the world along with useful resources for writing reports.  

Science Resources:

  • Today's Science - Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.
  • Science Online - Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments. A great place to start your science research.

History and Social Studies Resources:

  • African American History Online - Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years.
  • American History Online - Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.
  • American Indian History Online - Offers fast access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.
  • Ancient and Medieval History Online - Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500's with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.
  • Modern World History Online - Covers the broad expanse of world history from the mid-15th century to the present, featuring thousands of documents, articles, timelines, images, videos, maps, and more!
  • Issues & Controversies in American History - Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.
  • Issues & Controversies - Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.
  • World News Digest - Authoritative world news coverage from 1940 through today, providing information, context and perspective.
  • World Geography and Culture Online - Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach. 

English and Language Arts Resources:

  • Bloom's Literature - Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature. Harold Bloom's expert works represent his more than 50 years of literary criticism, articles, reviews and more. The must have resource for every English department and library.
  • Writer's Reference Center - Provides the essential one-stop online reference for writers, with all the tools necessary to write and research effectively.

Health and Wellness Resources:

  • Health Reference Center - Clear and comprehensive information on conditions, diseases, health and wellness. A good starting point for your research and information needs.

Career Resources:

  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - Provides profiles of thousands of jobs in 94 industries. Invaluable advice on career skills, with thousands of resource entries and more. College planning section helps plan your education. Great help on resume writing, cover letters, interview skills, applying to apprenticeships and internships and more. Links to current job opportunities.

Religion Resources:

  • World Religions Online - Explores religion and spirituality in an unbiased manner, from ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today.

Streaming Video Resources:

  • Classroom Video On Demand (High School version) - This comprehensive, curriculum focused video subscription collection provides thousands of videos for all departments/subjects. Content is correlated to state, national, STEM, Common Core standards and included dynamic citations. Create and share playlists, save favorites to folders and more.
  • Classroom Video On Demand - Career & Tech Ed Video Collection (High School) - A multipurpose tool for vocational and technical high schools, the Career & Technical Education Collection is a powerful resource for students learning a trade and preparing for the world of employment. The video lessons on technical trades and STEM disciplines are ideal supplements for teachers dealing with heavy class loads, and the wealth of titles on navigating the job search and application process will prepare students for ultimate success. 
  • The World Cinema Collection Fact Sheet (High School) - With more than 380 feature films from around the world, this unique collection provides an exciting new way to learn about world cultures. Perfect even beyond film studies classes, these titles bring value to programs in multicultural studies, political science, history, world languages, and more. This important collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films featured by Global Lens.
  • Learn360 (K12 content) - A premier digital streaming service for K-12. Perfect district solution. Multi-subject videos and multi-media including lesson plans, quizzes, images, activities, worksheets, music tracks, maps, fact sheets, diagrams and more! Collated to standards, dynamic citations and more.
  • Access Video On Demand (Public Library version) - Provides unlimited access to Public Library patrons to thousands of full-length videos and clips on a wide array of subjects including:  Arts & Humanities, Health & Wellness, Science, Mathematics & Technology, Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Home & Family, Travel & Recreation, Careers & Trades, and more! Choose a collection, or subscribe to the complete master collection for community building.  Public performance rights included.
  • The World Cinema Collection (Public Library) - With more than 380 feature films from the most renowned directors across the globe, this unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films featured by Global Lens. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world.
  • Films on Demand (Academic Libraries)
    • Master Academic Collection
    • Master Career & Technical Education Collection
    • Nursing Collection

eBook and eLearning Resources:

  • eBook Subscription Collection - Convenient, comprehensive collections of acclaimed eBooks in a range of key subjects - more than $180,000 worth of content in each collection. Provide students and patrons with access to this complete library 24/7--365 days a year!
  • eLearning Library (Grades 6-12 and Public Library) - Provides targeted, in-depth, correlated coverage on core curreculum topics. Cross-curricular classroom resources for Science, History, Health and Careers.

Infobase Learning K-12 Complete Product Listing

Infobase Learning Public Library Complete Product Listing


For a price quote please contact Susan Knisely at 402-471-3849, 800-307-2665, or email Susan Knisely. Please be prepared to provide your population served, FTE, or student enrollment. 

For multi-site purchases, school districts, etc. please contact Jared McGinley at Infobase Learning, 212-896-4305, 800-322-8755 ext. 4261 or e-mail

Subscription Term:

July 1 through June 30



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All subscriptions include:

  • unlimited, simultaneous remote access
  • 24/7; 365 days per year access. (Internet capability is needed for access)
  • iPad, android, and mobile friendly
  • dynamic citations in multiple formats
  • major educational standards (Common Core, State and National, and more)

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