"World History provides a comprehensive and well-written treatment of key historical developments from 1500 to the present day ... delivers a broad spectrum of resources ... helpful tools allow teachers and librarians to create, save, and post customized research lists of selected articles, supplementary materials, and activities online."
"This already outstanding resource has been improved with a crisp, easy-to-use interface that few students should have difficulty mastering. Highly recommended for school and public libraries."
"The content in this database is well matched to academic needs for high school and high level middle school coursework."
"Since we purchased the ABC-CLIO Schools subscription websites, our library usage has grown tenfold. The library is packed these days! The depth and breadth of the websites is wonderful. Everything that students need—from country profiles to current images, maps, and documents—is in one place. And besides social studies teachers, foreign language teachers, and others use the websites too—some to plan curriculum. The library and social studies faculties are now working more closely together."
"After purchasing the websites, I participated in an online training session which was both convenient and informative! Now I quickly set up customized research lists for the students to direct them to discussion questions and review activities they can complete in the library. The students love all the visual primary sources, especially when they are making posters or brochures for class."
"With the ABC-CLIO Schools subscription websites, students can locate information themselves with minimal instruction. The websites are accurate and reliable, and they guide students in building information literacy skills—examining different interpretations, choosing between resources, and synthesizing information. Teachers appreciate that the websites are current and aligned to standards."
"The Wayne School district has adopted a thematic curriculum for the teaching of World and US History. As a result of this curriculum shift, we have decided not to rely on a textbook as the primary instrument for instruction. In this age of digital technology, we have found that there are many wonderful digital resources that students and teachers can utilize to enrich the learning experience. One of the best is ABC-CLIO. We find their databases of information to be rich in primary source materials, their readings to be clear and concise, and their videos, graphs, and charts very engaging. Furthermore, the ABC-CLIO databases are easy to navigate for students and teachers. Searches are easily obtained including advance searches. ABC-CLIO even provides stimulating lessons and discussion points to further enhance the classroom experience. We are very happy with their product including their support services. I would recommend ABC-CLIO to any school district looking to move their curriculum into the 21st century."
2002 Curriculum Web Site Awards, Premium Award — District Administration
2002 Best Software in High School (BESSIE) - Web Site — ComputEd Gazette
2002 Award of Excellence — Technology & Learning
2003 Golden Lamp and Distinguished Achievement Award — EdPress
2003 Readers' Choice Award: K-12 Instructional Software — eSchool News
2003 Curriculum Web Site Hall of Fame — District Administration
2004 Awards Portfolio Winner — Media & Methods Magazine
2008 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE)—Social Studies Web Site — ComputEd Gazette
2008 Education Software Review Award (EDDIE) — ComputEd Gazette
2008 Award of Excellence — Tech and Learning
2015 New Product Award for "Course Essentials" Video Learning Module Series — Tech and Learning
2017 CODiE Award Winner - Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution — SIIA
2018 Gold Award — Modern Library Awards
2019 Best Social Studies Website — ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)
2018 Best Social Studies Website — ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)
2018 Best Online Educational Resource — ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)