SANTA BARBARA, Calif.
To take the "Hunt for History" challenge, educators and librarians register for a free 60-day preview of the eight ABC-CLIO social studies databases. Using these databases, contestants then answer 15 questions and cite their answers with the URL of the page from which the answer is found. Those who correctly answer all 15 questions are entered into a weekly prize drawing and become eligible to win one of a variety of prizes.
Eight grand prize winners will receive an Amazon Kindle and a one-year subscription to all eight ABC-CLIO databases. Sixteen first prize winners will receive a one-year subscription to any four ABC-CLIO social studies databases. And twenty-four second prize winners will receive access to the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection for one year.
The ABC-CLIO databases offer a rich portfolio of digital resources that provide authoritative, accessible, and award-winning research and reference information, with in-depth coverage of history and social studies topics. In an interesting, easy, and fun way, "Hunt for History" gives education professionals a chance to uncover the wealth of information these databases provide on subjects ranging from American Government and U.S. Geography to U.S. and World History. Also within these databases are vital tools for honing student research and critical thinking skills.
"We're excited to launch the 'Hunt for History' contest," says Tim Lum, Director of Marketing, ABC-CLIO. "Practical exploration of the databases affords educators and librarians an opportunity to interact with and explore the applications of these content-rich reference tools. It's important to experience first-hand how our databases can be used in your own unique classrooms and libraries. The 'Hunt for History' contest is a fun, engaging, and virtually cost-free way to learn more about the electronic resources and their benefit to students, teachers, and library professionals."
The competition opened March 1, 2010. All entries must be submitted by April 30, 2010 to qualify. To begin the hunt, and for more information on rules and requirements, visit www.abc-clio.com/huntforhistory.
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