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Facts on File Databases On Trial Through April 15, 2008

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The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to announce that Facts on File is now offering Nebraska libraries trial access to the following resources:

  • Issues & Controversies - analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand, with balance, accuracy, and regular updating.
  • Issues & Controversies in American History - leads students on in-depth explorations of the great issues in American History—issues such as religious freedom in the colonies, Civil War Reconstruction, and women's suffrage.
  • World News Digest - the complete archive of this publication of record back to 1940, which is updated every week and interconnected with related content from the other databases.
  • Today's Science - Students from middle school through college have turned to Today's Science since 1992 to find 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.
  • Bloom's Literary Reference Online - Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
  • Science Online - Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
  • Health Reference Center - Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.
  • 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!
  • American History Online - Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
  • African-American History Online - Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.
  • American Indian History Online - Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.
  • American Women's History Online - Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
  • Modern World History Online - Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present.
  • Ancient and Medieval History Online - Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
  • World Atlas - Combines detailed, printable, full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states with up-to-date statistical and local information.
  • Curriculum Resource Center: Junior Edition - Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material and other content geared for elementary-level students.
  • Curriculum Resource Center - Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school, high school, and junior college curriculum.

Trial access instructions were distributed via a March 17, 2008 message to the TRIAL mailing list. If you did not receive this information or would like to have it sent to you again, please email Databases.

These databases are available to purchase at a discount through the Nebraska Library Commission. For a price quote contact the Network Services Department at 800-307-2665 or email Databases. Please be prepared to provide your population served, FTE, or student enrollment. For more information or to order, see our Facts on File page.

** As an added bonus, Facts on File is offering Nebraska libraries an additional 5% discount off the already discounted NLC price if orders are submitted by May 15, 2008.

If you have questions about the databases, please feel free to contact Louise Hayden, Sales Manager, at or 800-322-8755 ext. 4613.

If you have technical problems, please contact Jamaal Thompson at or 800-322-8755 ext. 4274.

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