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As you look for trusted and credible resources to support 21st century learners, ABC-CLIO has 16 curriculum and research databases, combining engaging student lessons and 24/7 teacher support.

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Features for Educators

Video lecture transcripts, outlines, and more support teachers and students in any instructional mode—flipped or blended classrooms, 1:1 or small group environments, lectures, or independent research—and come with full tablet/mobile functionality.

The Academic Success Corner inside each database provides teachers and librarians instructional support with different video series for students addressing key skills, from effective research strategies to crafting a focused thesis statement and making a compelling argument.

The research list tool allows educators to build customized lists of articles, essays, and primary and secondary sources to use in class and to assign to students.

Every subscription includes access to a database-specific Educator Support site, with tools for aligning standards, instructional guides, curriculum resources, on‑demand training videos, and more.

Alignment of all resources to either textbook or national, state, or Common Core standards supports curriculum instruction for teachers and provides librarians a framework for reinforcing material learned in the classroom.

ABC-CLIO databases are compatible with most Learning Management Systems, including Schoology, Canvas, Blender, Classlink, ITSLearning, Blackboard, and more.

A variety of authentication methods makes it easy for all educators and learners to access databases using IP authentication, referring URL, username and password, LTI key and secret, common cartridge, EBSCO authentication, and custom links with an embedded IDS.

Features for Students

The cite tool shows students the three most common forms of citation for the article being referenced: MLA, Chicago, and APA. Students are also able to export the entry to either EasyBib or RefWorks citation creators.

More than 1,800 videos in the American Government, American History, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, and World History: The Modern Era databases give students context that primes them to explore new concepts more deeply.

The Academic Success Corner features a helpful video series that gives students easy-to-follow steps for strengthening their skills in the areas of Writing, Reading, Researching and Critical Thinking.

In addition to scaffolded inquiry activities for a variety of learning levels, the text-to-speech tool transforms all resources into a read-along for students who read below grade level or who learn best through listening; the translate tool offers translation of all resources into 12 languages.

Self-assessment quizzes enable students to assess their comprehension of important concepts, direct students to resources to review when questions are answered incorrectly, and allow students to share their results.

The CLIOview feature, unique to the American Government, U.S. Geography, World Geography, World at War, World Religions, and American Mosaic databases, provides students the opportunity to make demographic comparisons between states, countries, religions, and more.

In addition to full e-mail and print functionality, options to export content to Google Drive and Dropbox facilitate collaboration between teachers and librarians and make it easy to organize and share information with students.

From skill-based student learning videos, to scaffolded activities and citation tools, ABC-CLIO’s 16 databases are sure to have your social studies curriculum and research needs covered. Check them out below.

Editorial Team

Our database team is composed of informed and well-rounded historical scholars. With a passion for creating authoritative content that is engaging and maintains a strong impact in the library, classroom, and lecture hall, our editorial team is committed to providing subscribers with the resources and tools that are necessary to take research, teaching, and learning to a dynamic new level.

Sales & Customer Success Team

Chris Bashforth

Customer Success Specialist

West and Midwest Territories

Brite Lee-Gonzalez

Education Sales Representative

West Territories

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Vice President, Sales & Customer Success

Paul Webb

Customer Success Specialist

East Territories

Chris Ciccocelli

Education Sales Representative

East Coast Territories

Pam Renfrow

Curriculum Specialist

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