Facts on File
The following Facts on File 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.
Facts On File's award-winning News Services and reference databases 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 Literary Reference Online - 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.
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
Modern World History Online -
covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the
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 ReutersÂ®
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
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.
For a price quote please contact Susan Knisely at 402-471-3849, 800-307-2665,
Susan Knisely. Please be prepared to provide your population served, FTE, or student
For multi-site purchases, school districts, etc. please contact Angel L.
DeRue at Facts On File News Services, 800-322-8755 ext. 4261 or e-mail
July 1 through June 30
To Place an Order:
Contact Susan Knisely at 402-471-3849,
800-307-2665, or email
Call tech support at 800-363-7976 ext. 300.