Facts on File, Inc.

Facts on File subject-specific reference and news service databases are known for their unprecedented depth of coverage and variety of user-friendly content formats, such as essays, articles, primary sources, maps, timelines, videos, and more. The curriculum-based material is drawn from a range of authoritative sources and extensively indexed by Facts On File’s own subject experts.

Product Highlights

African-American History Online

African-American History Online covers the entire spectrum of African-American history over more than 500 years. The extensively hyperlinked entries include subject entries, primary sources, images and videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, maps and charts, and more.

American Indian History Online

American Indian History Online offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history, plus browsable indexes of Indian culture areas and more than 600 tribes. Event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries allow for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

American History Online

American History Online spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history. Thousands of biographies, subject entries, timeline entries, primary sources, images and videos, and maps cover the entire spectrum of the American experience, providing the most comprehensive range of information in a single source.

American Women's History Online

American Women's History spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history. Thousands of biographies, subject entries, timeline entries, primary sources, images and videos, and maps cover the entire spectrum of the American experience, providing the most comprehensive range of information in a single source.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and Islamic Empire—from prehistory to the 1500s. This highly acclaimed resource is excellent for in-depth research or comparative studies across civilizations.

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Bloom's Literary Reference brings seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print together with the most recent coverage and thousands of additional resources. Researchers can follow a story ahead in time and back in time, and obtain the background information they need to understand its significance.

Curriculum Resource Center

Curriculum Resource 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. Writing references are pulled from Facts On File’s extensive reference catalog, and more than 150 essays covering grammar, style, research, and more allow users to learn new concepts and find answers quickly.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center provides detailed profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries; invaluable advice on career skills; more than 55,000 resource entries; sample résumés and cover letters; a school search feature with exclusive information from Peterson’s Nelnet, LLC; a career interest assessment tool; and much more!

Health Resource Center

Health 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. Writing references are pulled from Facts On File’s extensive reference catalog, and more than 150 essays covering grammar, style, research, and more allow users to learn new concepts and find answers quickly.

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today's crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Its straightforward presentation of the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today's most important and timely issues makes the database an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

Issues & Controversies in American History

Issues & Controversies in American History offers in-depth explorations of the key issues in U.S. history—from religious freedom in the colonies to the war in Iraq—as they were seen at the time. Totally redesigned and now featuring 25 enhanced lessons, each introduced by an exciting, original three-minute video that gives visual context to the issues and controversy covered by the article. This educational resource also includes articles, primary source documents, biographies, timelines, images, charts, and much more!

Modern World History Online

Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Science Online

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

Today's Science provides 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

U.S. Government Online provides an in-depth look at the structure, function, and history of the U.S. government—providing students with the tools they need to understand how the government works, who the key players are, and what its role is in the everyday lives of citizens. The easy-to-navigate interface allows users to find relevant essays; primary source documents; images and videos; tables, charts, and maps; and news articles.

World News Digest

World News Digest brings seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print together with the most recent coverage and thousands of additional resources. Researchers can follow a story ahead in time and back in time, and obtain the background information they need to understand its significance.

Writer's Reference Center

Writer's 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. Writing references are pulled from Facts On File’s extensive reference catalog, and more than 150 essays covering grammar, style, research, and more allow users to learn new concepts and find answers quickly.

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