For 65 years, ABC-CLIO has been recognized as an industry leader in the creation of innovative reference and professional development.
For 65 years, ABC-CLIO has been an innovator in academic publishing, providing top-level, comprehensive materials from our scholarly and reference imprints, to our digital curriculum and research databases, to our professional development resources. What started off as a small family publishing company has grown to become a recognized leader in the field, providing print and online materials for learners, researchers, educators, librarians, and information specialists worldwide.
Today, ABC-CLIO is owned by Bloomsbury Publishing, a leading independent publishing house. In common with ABC-CLIO, Bloomsbury is a publisher with lifelong learning at the heart of the business, with a philosophy based on digital first and innovation. Bloomsbury publishes works of excellence and originality to inspire, educate and inform, and believes that intellectual curiosity and educational achievement go hand-in-hand.
As part of Bloomsbury, we will continue – and enhance – our passion and commitment to serve everyone in education and scholarship:
Today’s learners are exploring subjects in digital, print, and multimedia contexts as they strengthen the vital critical skills they’ll need to tackle 21st-century challenges as adults. Social studies is the perfect setting to both inspire their curiosity and reinforce their intellectual confidence, and our 17 distinct subject databases provide not only vast references and scholarship on subjects ranging from ancient world history to modern issues but also new curriculum resources to help students learn reading, writing, researching and critical thinking skills they can apply both in and beyond the classroom.
As ABC-CLIO has grown over the years, we have developed a framework of four unique imprints that complement one another’s strengths and together offer a comprehensive range of products to meet the changing needs of our diverse audience.
ABC-CLIO Databases — Authoritative Online Curriculum and Research
Libraries Unlimited — Professional Development and Advocacy
ABC-CLIO & Greenwood — Authoritative Reference
Praeger — Scholarly and Contemporary Nonfiction
Read more about our history here.