Infobase sites are currently experiencing slowdowns. This includes Facts on File, Chelsea House, Bloom's, The World Almanac, Ferguson's, Films on Demand, Learn360, and The Mailbox.
"On Tuesday, October 9, at around 1:06 p.m., our data center experienced a major equipment failure, which took our sites down. We have restored our sites on backup servers, but they are not optimized for heavy use. Therefore, you may find our sites to be slower than usual, and we are working as quickly as possible to replace the damaged equipment. We expect our sites will be restored to full capacity by Monday, October 15. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."
Monday October 15:"We have made tremendous progress in restoring service of our Infobase resources. There may still be some residual speed and connectivity issues, and we are continuing to work diligently to resolve them. Thank you for your patience."