The Information Please family of almanacs has a reputation for accuracy, proven in print for more than fifty years. Since its debut in February 1998, has continued to live up to the legacy of its print counterparts, receiving recognition as an information resource both on the World Wide Web and in print.

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Critical Acclaim

Surfing the Net with Kids 5 star siteSurfing the Net with Kids
Awarded 5 stars (out of 5)—"Spectacular!"

"It's an almanac. It's a dictionary. It's an encyclopedia. It's Information Please: one-stop shopping for all your information needs. This site integrates the various Information Please Almanacs (sports, entertainment and general knowledge) with Random House Webster's College Dictionary and the Columbia Encyclopedia. It can be navigated by the integrated search function, or you can browse the almanacs by navigating topics. Be sure to test out the fun and useful HotWords. Highlight any word on any Infoplease page, and then click the Hotwords button for a definition and links to related encyclopedia articles."

April 1, 2002

The April Fool's Day feature was selected as an official ClickOfTheDay site. Sites are chosen on the basis of impressive design, originality and web functionality.

Surfing the Net with Kids 4 star siteSurfing the Net with Kids
Rated "Wonderful!" and awarded 4 stars
September 12, 2001

"Your site (Homework Helper: Study Skills) has been rated 'Wonderful!' and awarded 4 stars in [the] 9/12/2001 syndicated newspaper column 'Surfing the Net with Kids.'"

Family Tree MagazineFamily Tree Magazine
Site of the Day
May 30, 2001

"Family Tree Magazine has chosen Memorial Day as Site of the Day for 5/30/01 because we think it will be a wonderful online resource for our readers."

Family PC Magazine
Family PC Recommended site
April 2001

"Testers praised its fun trivia-packed sections and raved about two features in particular - Today in History and Facts Behind the News."

Wall Street Executive LibraryWall Street Executive Library
Best of the Net 2001
January 10, 2001 was selected by the Wall Street Executive Library as a "Best of the Net" site.

The New Yorker
Web Sightings
An idiosyncratic list of our favorite online haunts
November 27, 2000

Information Please
"Enthusiasts of the on-line Encyclopedia Britannica my claim that the Internet needs no other reference works. Not so…If you need quick access to a dictionary, almanac, or atlas, bypass Britannica for Information Please. The site has daily news and weather, a special section for kids, and a satisfying collection of capsule biographies that span entertainment, sports politics, and more. Where else can you find Albert Achilles, André Mason, and Bernie (Boom Boom) Geoffrion all under the same roof?"

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune
Maps on Net Ease Travel to Anywhere
Sept. 11, 2000

"This mega-reference site [] for elementary students combines a user-friendly format with flashy graphics. Pages are packed with data on everything from dragons and giants to the latest dinosaur discoveries."

100 Best Sites
September 2000

"Reference Desk - Throw out those bulky reference books. Instead, look up meanings of words, flip through encyclopedia entries and more online.
Information Please
This is the digital edition of the standard desktop reference.

Infoplease World History
May 29, 2000
"Even if you're not a history buff, this is a remarkable site in that it covers the entire history of the world. This is the way history should be taught; it would keep students engaged."

300 Things to Learn About the Internet
300 Incredible Things to Learn on the Internet
April 2000

Consumer reporter Robyn Spizman and Ken Leebow said about the Information Please Almanac and Kids' Almanac: "These online almanacs have current and historical news on almost every subject."

LifeSkills4KidsLife Skills 4 Kids
Web Discoveries: for teachers, parents & kids

"Wow, I wish they had this when *I* was a kid. . . The Kid's Almanac is a treasure trove of interesting facts, links, news articles, scientific information and history. . . We suggest sitting with your child to explore this site together - you'll both learn a lot and have a ball!"
10 Best Geographical Resources of 1999

"The makers of the Time Almanac 2000 have placed the contents of their almanac online. This comprehensive online almanac includes great geographical goodies, world statistics, and country information, along with a plethora of additional data to please any trivia fanatic."

PC magazine
PC Magazine
After Hours: Online Encyclopedias
January 18, 2000

"You can get a lot of the encyclopedias' content online—sometimes free... You might also want to check out Information Please Almanacs."

The New York Times
Infoplease Homework Center
January 6, 2000

"The Homerwork Center is a strong, reliable solution to homework trouble..."
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Yahoo! Internet LifeYahoo! Internet Life
101 Most Incredibly Useful Sites
January 2000

Useful Reference Site
Answer a Trivia Question: "What is the state flower of Alabama? You'll find the answer to such basic (yet puzzling) questions as this at the online version of this enduring reference. Most useful is its Fact Finder, a searching tool you get to keep at your virtual side as you browse the Web. (Oh — the answer is, of course, the camellia.)" Top 10
Top 10 List
December 1999 was chosen to be on's Top 10 list on the Internet Explorer toolbar.

Web Feet Seal
Web Feet: The Internet Traveler's Desk Reference
Seal of Approval
December 1999

The Kids' Almanac received the Web Feet Seal of Approval from the print reference book Web Feet: The Internet Traveler's Desk Reference. Top Site
Top Site
November 1999, the world's premier education portal, selected as a Top Site.

.net 100
.net Magazine (U.K.)
Top 100 Award was selected as a Top 100 site in the January issue of .net magazine, the U.K.'s best-selling internet magazine.

NBC13 Birmingham, AL
Cool Site of the Week

October 24, 1999

"Things keep heating up in the world of college football. Infoplease offers a great site of stats and information covering the last five or six decades of football."

Mass. Interactive Media Council
Massachuetts Interactive Media Council (MIMC)
1999 Awards Finalist

The MIMC awards are the most prestigious awards competition for the interactive media industry in New England. is a finalist for Outstanding Information/Reference Online Site—Original Content Top Site
Top Site
October 1999, the world's premier education portal, selected Homework Helper for its Grade School to High School page.

Go Award
Go Network
Sports Topic Award
October 1999

The Information Please Sports Almanac was selected as one of the best for sports reference web sites.

StudyWeb StudyWeb
Excellence Award
Sept. 1999

The Kids' Almanac was selected as one of the best educational resources for students and teachers.

Golden Web Award
International Association of Web Masters & Designers
Golden Web Award
August 1999

The Information Please Almanac and Kids' Almanac were recognized for creativity and excellence on the Web.

Star Site Award SurfMonkey
Star Site Award
August 1999

The Kids' Almanac was handpicked as one of the best online homework helpers for kids ages 6-12.

Ask Jeeves Silver Platter Site

Ask Jeeves
Silver Platter Site
July 1999

Yahoo! Internet LifeYahoo! Internet Life
50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites
July 1999

Without these 50 sites, you won't be getting much done online.

Entrepreneur Magazine Reference
July 1999

Quit your browsing! Here are our picks for 100 of the top web sites for entrepreneurs.

"Once a staple in every business library, this information resource (on current events, trends, government offices and much more) is now presented at no charge on the Web."

USAToday EducationUSAToday Education Web
Best Bet for Educators
May 30 — June 5, 1999
"A fun and helpful site for students that has facts on just about anything ranging from world geography to fashion. An abundance of information right at your fingertips!"

Reference Desk: Encyclopedias
May 1999

"Encyclopedia, almanacs and dictionary in one."

.net magazine
Top 100 Resource Site
March 1999

"Need a fact? Now you've got one. Millions, actually."

Top 10 Web Awards
Biblio Magazine Top Ten Website: February 1999

"An online dictionary, encyclopedia and almanac resource. Call it one-stop shopping."

Incredibly Useful Site of the Day
Yahoo! Internet Life Incredibly Useful Site of the Day

"The Internet itself often seems to resemble one big almanac, but it's nice to have a tried-and-true version of the form as a portable, stand-alone product. So the folks who have for years published the Information Please Almanac have put most of it online (meaning immediate Oscars and sports results, so you don't have to wait for the next print version to be released, sometime next year), along with tie-ins to current doings, dictionaries, quizzes, and more. It's faster to use than the print edition, it doesn't take up valuable comic-book room on your shelf, and, unlike most of the almanacs you probably have, it's been updated since the Carter administration."

Chosen as a Hot Site by USA Today

usatoday "The Information Please Almanac product line has a long tradition of publishing reference materials comprising millions of useful and interesting facts. Now all it takes to look something up is a mouse click."

Winner of a 1998 Eye Candy Award

eye candy"Since this award was started in July 1996, the criteria for the eye candy award has reflected the high standards, exciting new possibilities, and real practicalities of web design. To date, over 50,000 web sites have been reviewed by Eye Candy WWW Site Reviews. About one in every 1000 nominations score high enough to receive this award."

The Internet Public Library's Resource of the Week

Internet Public Library "The IPL Resource of the Week is chosen by the IPL staff on the basis of usefulness, content, style, and general coolness."

Baltimore Business Journal's Website of the Week

Baltimore Business Journal

"What is the currency of Nepal? This brand new website is intended to help you find answers to questions just like that. The site is an online encyclopedia started by Information Please, headquartered in Boston. The site was named recently by Yahoo! as its website pick of the week.

The Nepalese currency? The rupee."