ABC-CLIO’s research and curriculum databases offer dynamic, all-in-one solutions for 21st century educators, covering core social studies curriculum in 17 subject areas. The databases are designed to improve students’ inquiry skills and deepen their understanding of history, contemporary issues and global cultures.
American Government by ABC-CLIO connects the foundations and structure of U.S. government to ongoing civic and political debates, allowing students to draw connections between past events and modern-day issues.
American History by ABC-CLIO offers students and educators of U.S. history unparalleled coverage of the nation’s founding and development, allowing students to draw connections between the past and present and deepen their understanding of the history and legacy of the modern United States.
The African American Experience by ABC-CLIO brings voice and context to the lived experiences of African Americans in U.S. history. Expertly curated primary and secondary sources illustrate diverse threads of African American social, political, and cultural history.
Centering American Indian voices and perspectives, The American Indian Experience by ABC-CLIO engages students with the historical experiences and contemporary practices of more than 150 Native American tribes across North America.
The Latino American Experience by ABC-CLIO illuminates the rich heritage and culture of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Cuban, Dominican, Colombian, Ecuadorian, and other Latino groups in the United States.
The first learning resource of its kind, The Asian American Experience by ABC-CLIO offers dedicated coverage of the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped the experiences of Asian Americans through history and into the 21st century.
Exploring the daily lives of ordinary people through time, Daily Life through History by ABC-CLIO offers a fresh approach to core curriculum topics and engages students’ interest across multiple dimensions of history and culture.
Health and Wellness Issues: Understanding Science, Society and Yourself by ABC-CLIO dives deep into today’s top health-related issues, exploring their historical contexts, current complexities, impacts on physical and mental well-being, and global reach.
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society by ABC-CLIO prepares students to think critically about the most compelling issues driving debates in our society today, diving deep into each issue’s historical background, contemporary status, and global perspectives.
A unique learning resource and essential companion for coursework in world history, Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences by ABC-CLIO dedicates itself to the understanding of a topic humanity cannot afford to ignore
Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas by ABC-CLIO examines U.S. history through developments in art, literature, clothing, fashion, food, film, music, sports, technology, and travel—all what students find interesting about today’s culture, in the context of America’s past.
United States Geography by ABC-CLIO combines in-depth profiles of all 50 states with regional context to help students deepen their understanding of the interconnected nature of people, places, landforms, and climate.
Ideal for developing students’ global literacy, World Geography: Understanding a Changing World by ABC-CLIO investigates the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces shaping the modern world.
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras by ABC-CLIO presents a fascinating survey of the civilizations, dynasties, and empires of the ancient and medieval worlds, allowing students to expand their understanding of the present in the context of the distant past.
World History: The Modern Era by ABC-CLIO brings the past six centuries of human history to life, taking students on a journey through the events, movements, and turning points that have shaped the modern world.
World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy by ABC-CLIO surveys the origins and development of more than 50 religions practiced throughout history and around the world, emphasizing the enduring role of belief systems in human societies.
ABC-CLIO is a leading publisher of reference and nonfiction for students, educators, and researchers striving at all levels of academic inquiry. Whether it be primary documents, critical texts, historical archives, or the latest in video and audio resources, we are committed to enhancing the research experience with engaging and dynamic digital resources of the highest quality.
ABC-CLIO is owned by Bloomsbury Publishing, a leading independent publishing house, as part of its Academic division.
Features of ABC-CLIO Databases
Organized by themes and time periods and vividly illustrated with thousands of primary sources, these databases enhance student mastery of core learning objectives while providing a flexible platform for deeper research and learning.
- Student activities combining key historical questions, curated primary and secondary sources, and scaffolding materials
- Academic skill-building modules supporting students’ core academic development in reading, writing, researching, and working with primary sources
- Features for accessibility and differentiated learning, including translation, text-to-speech, and audiovisual resources
- Embedded search, save, and citation tools for effective student research
Each online ABC-CLIO school database includes four innovative components:
- Comprehensive Reference Library with content from more than 230,000 primary sources and entries encompassing audio, video, photographs, illustrations, maps, and rich media.
- Standards-based curriculum updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts and supported by an extensive range of instructional material.
- Deep collection of model commentaries from noted scholars that have been specially commissioned to foster critical thinking stimulated by exposure to varying points of view.
- Educator Support Center containing valuable professional development tools as well as relevant resources such as discussion points, activities, lesson plans, and research lists.