Entries for a new encyclopedia and a new replacement database were recently added to the FDU Online Library.

The new encyclopedia is a 2-volume work, The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders (2010), whose entry  appears in the Nursing, Medicine & Allied Health Sciences subject category. This encyclopedia belongs to the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

The replacement database is Facts On File’s The World Almanac for Kids Online, which the publisher has scheduled to replace its Curriculum Resource Center: Junior Edition. The new database is described as follows:

This brand-new reference database expands on the contents of the best-selling The World Almanac® for Kids print edition, along with other award-winning reference books from World Almanac® and Facts On File, to provide engaging, fun material that complements the curriculum.


  • Extensive articles on animals, careers, countries of the world, famous people, space, and much more
  • Full-color images, maps, and flags
  • Search Assist technology and kid-friendly search results
  • Dynamic home page with daily features
  • Dynamic citations
  • And much more!

The entry for this new database is  located in the Social Sciences & Education subject category.