Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity
Phone: 212-896-4269
Email: LKatz@Infobase.com


Infobase Announces the New and Improved Bloom’s Literature



New York, NY, October 24, 2017—Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, announced the complete revision and upgrade of its acclaimed Bloom's Literature. Renowned for its literature resources and criticism selected by literary scholar Harold Bloom, the database was rebuilt from the ground up, with a dynamic new design, exciting new features that greatly enrich the study of literature, and the largest addition of content in the history of the database.

The relaunch has given the database a clean, more streamlined new look, with an intuitive interface that provides easy access to the rich content. More than 200 additional full-length performance videos have been added (bringing the total number to more than 400!), along with the full contents of more than 800 classic literary works, more than 190 books edited by Harold Bloom, and thousands of images. In addition, Bloom's Literature now features a comprehensive Shakespeare Center with everything students and researchers need to study Shakespeare—including the full, searchable text of all of his plays.

In addition to its extensive, up-to-date resources for homework, reports, and projects across a range of subjects, the database provides support material for teachers in the form of printable handouts, classroom management forms, graphic organizers, science diagrams, and more.

Here are some highlights of the relaunch:

    • More intuitive interface featuring a clean design and a new home page that showcases key content handpicked by Infobase's editors to guide and inform research

    • All-new Shakespeare Center housing in one convenient location the database's treasure trove of content on all things Shakespeare, including in-depth coverage of each of his plays; analysis of his sonnets and longer poems; the full, searchable text of all of his plays; performance videos; scholarly criticism from prestigious books, journals, and critics; extensive background essays; "How to Write about" entries; discussion questions; and more

    • Redesigned "How to Write about" section with improved functionality

    • New Literary Classics eBook shelf containing the full contents of more than 800 classic works of literature selected from Bloom's Literary Canon

    • More than 5,000 new images, many in full color

    • 200+ new full-length performance videos of classic literary works (bringing the total number to more than 400!)

    • The full contents of hundreds of additional books edited by Harold Bloom

    • New student and educator curriculum tools, including "Teaching Literature through Film"

    • New and improved search capabilities, including Search Assist

    • Dynamic citations in updated MLA8, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with new EasyBib export functionality

    • New features and functionality, including Google Translate, Read Aloud, support for Google Sign-In, Save to Google Drive, and Share to Google Classroom

    • A variety of integration options and partners, including Schoology, Canvas, D2L (Desire2Learn), and many others

    • And more!

For reviewer access to Bloom's Literature please contact Laurie Katz at 212-896-4269 or LKatz@Infobase.com. We ask that you not publish any pricing information about our products without first confirming it with us. For ordering, pricing, or other information, please contact our Online Sales Department at 1-800-322-8755 or OnlineSales@Infobase.com.

About Infobase:
Infobase, a Veronis Suhler Stevenson portfolio company, is an educational solutions company providing award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Under such well-known brands as Facts On File, The World Almanac®, Learn360, and Films Media Group, Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. For more than 75 years, Infobase has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the needs of schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries, providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home.

About Veronis Suhler Stevenson:
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and debt capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the information, education, media, marketing and business services industries in North America and Europe. VSS provides capital for buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings and strategic acquisitions to companies and management teams with a goal to build companies both organically and through a focused add-on acquisition program. The company's website is www.vss.com.