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


The following Infobase Learning databases are available through the Nebraska Library Commission to libraries at discounted prices. For more in-depth descriptions of each database or to register for a free trial, please click on the database name. Additional discounts are available if a library subscribes to more than one database.

Infobase Learning's award-winning resources are unrivaled for their depth, breadth, and accuracy. Their intuitive design and colorful presentation, combined with timely, proprietary content and wealth of special features, make our databases a favorite of educators, students, and librarians everywhere. Covering subjects such as history, science, literature, geography, health, issues and controversies, and current and archival news, our databases are known for their unprecedented depth of coverage. Our online content is indexed by subject experts and updated regularly to ensure accuracy and currency.

  • African-American History Online - explores more than 500 years of the African-American experience. The informative, extensively hyperlinked entries in this comprehensive database include primary source documents, images, videos, maps, charts, general and topic-specific timelines, and more.
  • American History Online - Spanning more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history this database is a comprehensive and authoritative reference to the most important individuals, events, and topics in U.S. history. Thousands of biographies, subject entries, timeline entries, primary source documents, maps, and images cover the entire spectrum of the American experience. 
  • American Indian History Online - is an authoritative reference database that provides in-depth coverage of more than 5,000 years of culture, legends, and leaders. The database also features tribe and culture area indexes.
  • American Women's History Online - contains biographies, historical and topical subject entries, primary source documents, maps and charts, photographs, and timeline entries covering more than 500 years of American women's history.
  • Ancient and Medieval History Online - Encompasses eight civilizations-ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, and ancient and medieval Asia.
  • Bloom's Literature  - examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature. Also contains information on thousands of authors and their works, an archive of 38,000 characters, plus articles on topics and themes, a timeline, and special feature on Harold Bloom's Western Literary Canon.
  • Chelsea House Biographies Online - features full-length biographies of contemporary and historical personalities from around the world along with useful resources for writing reports.
  • Curriculum Resource Center - Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle, high school, and junior college teachers and students seeking material to supplement their coursework in core subject areas-including U.S. and world history, science, and geography. Each handout can be saved in a password-protected folder, emailed, or printed and used for worksheets, overheads, and testing.
  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 48,000 resource entries, and much more.
  • Health Reference Center - contains 20,000 hyper-linked entries on today's most pressing health and social issues.  It defines and provides clear information on the causes, cures, key research, medical terms, symptoms, and treatments and trends in each field of study.

  • Issues & Controversies - Analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics in a language and format that students can understand.
  • Issues & Controversies in American History - offers in-depth explorations of the great issues in U.S. History as they were seen at the time-from religious freedom in the colonies to the war in Iraq. Includes complete searchable full-text archive, breaking news, and much more.
  • Modern World  History Online - covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. This comprehensive online resource contains thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images, maps and charts, primary source documents, videos, and timeline entries.
  • Science Online - contains extensive information on a broad range of scientific disciplines. The content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by the National Science Education Standards.
  • Today's Science - Authoritative yet accessible information on the latest developments in science. Today's Science bridges the gap between textbooks and what's happening in science now.
  • U.S. Government Online - Presents in-depth information on the structure and function of the U.S. government and its everyday role in the lives of citizens.
  • World Almanac - provides students and researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format.
  • World Almanac for Kids - Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, this resource expands on the contents of its print equivalent, along with other award-winning reference books from World Almanac, Chelsea House, and Facts On File. A natural complement tot he curriculum, each subject area provides resources for homework, reports, and projects.
  • World Geography and Culture Online - A new and improved version of Facts On File's acclaimed World Atlas, World Geography and Culture Online takes a global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country-from its geography and physical features to its government, people, and society-providing both facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. .
  • World News Digest - is the complete archive of this publication of record back to October 1940. It includes a live Reuters® newsfeed, updated hourly; every week the latest World News Digest is linked to related content from the other Facts On File News Services databases.
  • World Religions Online - explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
  • Writers Reference Center - provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing and provides a wealth of vocabulary-building reference dictionaries, and examines numerous thematic areas.

Pricing is also available for the following streaming video collections from Infobase Publishing:

  • Classroom Video On Demand (for school libraries) - Options include the Master Curriculum Collection and the Master Career and Technical Education Collection.
  • Access Video On Demand (for public libraries) - features nine expansive streaming collections--sold individually or bundled for the ultimate in coverage and value--that cover the widest range of subjects with quality content, including thousands of exclusive titles you wouldn't find elsewhere.
  • Films on Demand (for college libraries) - features thousands of exclusive educational videos from top producers, segmented into easy-to-use clips.

Pricing (2014):

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, 800-322-8755 ext. 4261 or e-mail

Subscription Term:

July 1 through June 30



To Place an Order:

Contact Susan Knisely at 402-471-3849, 800-307-2665, or email Susan Knisely.

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Call tech support at 800-363-7976 ext. 300.





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