Infobase eBooks Now Available Through Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced a partnership with Infobase Publishing to distribute select titles from their eBook collection through Gale Virtual Reference Library, Gale’s eBook platform providing access to thousands of authoritative reference works.

More than 250 eBooks have been chosen primarily from the Facts On File and Ferguson Publishing imprints at the middle school level and above, including titles in the areas of careers, teen health and issues, global warming and science. “By adding these titles to Gale Virtual Reference Library we are providing librarians and students with greater access to our content. We recognize that our customers have a choice in deciding which Ebook platform to use – so whether they choose to use the Infobase EBooks platform or one of our partner’s, our goal is to make sure they get what they need,” commented Mark McDonnell, President of Infobase Publishing.

“These exciting titles reflect the subject areas our customers have expressed interest in, and give users an even broader selection when using Gale Virtual Reference Library,” said Jay Flynn, Gale’s vice president and publisher for social science and K-12. “This partnership allows libraries to provide access to popular eBooks from Facts On File and Ferguson Publishing along with more than 4,500 existing electronic reference titles from over 80 publishers, all through a single source, expanding the library’s offerings while avoiding duplicated resources.”

Additionally, a library’s Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook collection is cross-searchable with its other Gale resources, including many periodical solutions and resource centers.

Many of the Infobase titles added to Gale Virtual Reference Library are part of popular series including:


  • Career Opportunities
  • Ferguson’s Careers in Focus
  • Field Guides to Finding a New Career
  • Top Careers in Two Years
  • Great Careers with a High School Diploma


  • Discovering the Earth
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Global Warming
  • Green Technology
  • The Hazardous Earth


  • Essentials of Forensic Science
  • Facts On File Science Experiments
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Global Issues
  • The History of Medicine
  • Twentieth-Century Science
  • Science Encyclopedia

K-12 – Teens

  • Teen’s Guides
  • The Truth About
  • Facts On File Library of Health and Living
  • Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature
  • Encyclopedia of World Religions

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

About Cengage Learning and Gale

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs—from homework help to health questions to business profiles—in a variety of formats. For more information, visit or

About Facts On File

Facts On File, an imprint of Infobase Publishing, is an award-winning publisher of print, eBook, and online reference materials for the school and library market. We specialize in core subject areas, such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more. Our print titles are authoritative references geared toward the high school, academic, and public library markets. Our online products range from reference and news service databases to eLearning Modules and a streaming video resource. Facts On File has nearly 70 years of service to librarians backing our editorial content and decisions.

About Infobase Publishing

Founded in 1941, Infobase Publishing is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Product formats include books, eBooks, online resources, videos, and digital products under such well-known names as Facts On File, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Chelsea House, World Almanac®, Bloom’s Literary Criticism, and Ferguson Publishing. With thousands of titles and numerous award winners, Infobase provides students, librarians, and educators with authoritative, reliable resources supporting the curriculum across a wide variety of subject areas—from history, science, and literature to careers, health, and social issues.