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


Facts On File Adds Comprehensive New School Search to Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center



New York, NY, November 8, 2010—Facts On File, the award-winning publisher of print, online, and eBook reference materials for schools and libraries, is pleased to announce an exciting new update to its critically acclaimed Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center database—exclusive new data provided by Peterson’s Nelnet, LLC, on more than 4,000 schools that offer two- and four-year degrees in the United States and Canada. With this comprehensive new information, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center now offers the most up-to-date, competitive, and compelling school search information on the market, giving students, parents, and educators alike essential information and vital statistics when it comes to choosing a school of higher education.

“We’re proud to be offering the premier school search content available anywhere,” said Mark McDonnell, president of Infobase Learning, Facts On File’s parent company. “By partnering with Peterson’s NelNet, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center helps users follow up their career exploration by giving them the information they need to make practical decisions about their higher education."

Users can filter school search information in a variety of ways: by state or region, type of institution, admissions difficulty, intercollegiate sports, campus setting, campus housing, total undergraduate enrollment, tuition, faculty-to-student ratio, ACT composite score, SAT verbal score, SAT math score, or various areas of study. Updated twice yearly, this expanded and enhanced school search feature also allows users to print, email, and save searches and results for future use.

Other features of Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center include:

· NEW! Career Interest Assessment Tool: helps guide users to careers that dovetail with their interests and personalities. Based on O*Net® Interest Profiler™, it asks users to respond to a series of statements, ranks their interest areas, and provides hyperlinked lists of related industries and occupations

· Job and Industry Profiles: profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, broken down into 16 Career Clusters created by the Department of Education

· Job-Hunting and Workplace Skills: guidance on getting a job and keeping it—establishing a career path, honing interview skills, writing résumés, and more

· Career and Industry Resources: more than 55,000 searchable, browsable resource entries, divided into convenient categories on fellowships, organizations, internships, scholarships, and awards

· Nearly 300 videos covering jobs, industries, and career development skills

· Advice from nationally renowned author and career expert Sue Morem for recent graduates, job seekers, and people advancing in the workplace

· “My Life” interviews with professionals, giving a firsthand perspective on exciting jobs

· Career Opportunities News, updated monthly

· Dictionary

· “Did You Mean...?” search feature

· Persistent record links

· Examples of full citations in MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, and APA styles.

For reviewer access to Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, questions about pricing, or further information, please contact Laurie Katz at 212-896-4269 or lkatz@infobaselearning.com. We ask that you not publish any pricing information about our databases without first confirming it with us. Thank you for your consideration.

For ordering, pricing, or other information, please contact our Online Sales Department at 1-800-322-8755 or onlinesales@factsonfile.com.