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Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids: Infobase/FactsonFile/Learn360


Robert H. Champion III

Customer Success Manager - K12


Phone: (646) 792-6347



Infobase Learning

Facts On File / Films Media Group

132 West 31st Street, 17th floor

New York, NY 10001

800-322-8755 ext. 4305

fax:  212-313-9456

Infobase digital resources provide outstanding educational content for students and educators.  Their critically acclaimed databases are known for their unprecedented depth of coverage. Written by experts and vetted by our editors, these resources fit any curriculum and library needs. 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)

Infobase Learning K-12 Complete Product Listing

General Reference Science History & Social Studies English & Language Arts Health & Wellness Careers Religion Streaming Video Teacher Resources

General Reference Resources:

  • World Almanac Online:  Presents resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • World Almanac for Kids:  New design, updated content, and new features, provide a one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Search filters make it even easier for students and teachers to find the content they need most.  (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • World Almanac for Kids Elementary:  Illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills. Includes exclusive, online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and FactsOnFile sets and series plus teacher resources - worksheets, graphic organizers, classroom management and science diagrams and projects to help reinforce lessons in a fun and engaging way.   (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • Polling the Nations:  online database of public opinion polls, has been completely redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. Aggregated from more than 1,000 sources, the polls feature 750,000+ poll questions covering hundreds of breaking-news events, including the 2020 presidential election, COVID-19, climate change, and Black Lives Matter, and thousands of topics, including affirmative action, criminal justice reform, immigration, voting rights, and many more.  (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)

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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • 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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)

History and Social Studies Resources:

  • undefinedSource Reference is the newest K-12 product being offered. Named by School Library Journal as a "must have" database for school research, Source provides middle schools and high schools with a one-stop research platform to support college readiness and information literacy instruction. With access to more than 450 highly acclaimed reference titles, dozens of instructional videos and tutorials (covering these topics), and seamless connection to your other subscription databases, Source is the ideal starting point for any research project or information literacy course.
  • African American History Online: Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • American History Online: Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.  (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • 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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • 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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • 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! (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • 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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • Issues & Controversies: Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today’s hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • World News Digest: Authoritative world news coverage from 1940 through today,
    providing information, context and perspective.  (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • World Geography and Culture Online: Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)

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.  (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • Writer’s Reference Center: Provides the essential one-stop online reference for writers, with all the tools necessary to write and research effectively. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)

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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)

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.  (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)

Religion Resources:

  • World Religions Online: Explores religion and spirituality in an unbiased manner, from ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)

Streaming Video Resources:  

  • Feature Films for Education Collection:  This collection of over 650 titles for classroom use only, focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.  (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet.  Click here for a current list of titles.)
  • Classroom Collection 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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)  In Classroom Video, click on Menu and then click on browse collections. This will give you the option of choosing the main four collections.
  • 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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • 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. (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)
  • Learn360 (K-12 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.(Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)  Here is a link to a five-minute overview of Learn360 that you can share with your teachers and administration.

Teacher Resources:  

  • Mailbox School - fun and engaging ideas, activities, and worksheets with teacher-created ideas that work.  (Click here for more information and Fact Sheet)

eBook Subscription Collections/Learning Library:

  • 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!

Video from March 2023 presentation