A fact sheet, factsheet or (in some industries) one-sheet is a presentation of data in a format which emphasizes key points concisely. The layout is simple and often standardized, e.g. using a table, bullet points and/or headings, and is usually on a single printed page.
Fact sheets often contain product information, technical data, lists, statistics, answers to common questions (e.g. FAQs), educational material, or how-to, "do-it-yourself" advice. They are sometimes a summary of a longer document.
- The US Internal Revenue Service issues fact sheets that condense a specific subject of interest, that otherwise is contained within a much larger document, into a simple concise format that is easily used.
- Many college bookstores sell condensed study guides on various subjects, single pages of often-tabular information.
- NASA planetary fact sheets
- Fact sheets about animals
- The World Factbook, a CIA collection of tabular factsheets on various countries
- Fact Sheets on the European Union They provide readers with an overview of the process of European integration and the European Parliament’s role in this development. The content of these fact sheets covers six main areas: how the EU works, citizens’ Europe, the internal market, common policies, economic and monetary union and the EU’s external relations.