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Brought to you by the leading history content provider, the ABC-CLIO Solutions suite comprises 15 social studies research and curriculum databases designed to improve students’ inquiry skills and to deepen their understanding of history, contemporary issues, and global cultures.

ABC-CLIO Solutions databases are organized into curated topic centers aligned to social studies curricula. These topic centers scaffold the learning process with three types of resources that collectively increase students’ capacity to learn: essential background information, critical analysis, and primary and secondary sources.

In ABC-CLIO Solutions, expert content, intuitive organization, and impactful tools combine to make a difference in student learning.

Reflecting a research-based approach to curation of topics and subtopics by a team of scholars, educators, and librarians, all articles and entries present balanced narratives of social studies subjects.

Purposeful structure assures librarians and teachers that their developing inquiry learners can seek answers, discover meaning, and build authentic understanding in a reliable environment.

In every database, a unique editorial team of highly-regarded historians and educators continually updates all entries to ensure that students have access to accurate and relevant research.

Advanced search capabilities and easy-to-use homepages streamline searching and browsing by making content discoverable by topic, time period, keyword, theme, and resource type.

Each database houses an entire library of thousands of primary and secondary sources plus focused primary source lists most applicable to forming a critical understanding of topics, providing students with a starting point for supporting evidence-based claims.

More than 1,800 Course Essentials 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.


Click on the links below to learn more about each database.

> American Government

> American History

> American Mosaic: African American Experience, The

> American Mosaic: American Indian Experience, The

> American Mosaic: Latino American Experience, The

> Daily Life Through History

> Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society

> Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences

> Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas

> United States Geography

> World Geography: Understanding a Changing World

> World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

> World History: The Modern Era

> World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy

> World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society