Transforming Digital Research Skills Across the Humanities

    The award-winning ABC-CLIO Solutions databases connect students, scholars, teachers, and librarians with curated collections of primary sources, expert perspectives, and reference material on essential subjects in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture disciplines.

    • Updated daily with credible, vetted content
    • Enhanced with self assessment and differentiated learning tools like videos, translation, and text-to-speech
    • Developed for middle, high school, and college students to think more critically on complex topics


American Government

  • American Government explains the structure and foundations of U.S. government and connects these concepts to current issues and questions about political processes, constitutional rights, and international relations. It identifies values the government has traditionally upheld and how the government of today continues to reflect those values, while simultaneously examining changes that the government has undergone since the nation's founding.

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    • Houses more than 13,000 primary and secondary sources, including 2,500 documents, 4,000 images, 250 maps, and 250 audio and video recordings
    • Presents biographies, including portraits of important historical and present government figures, as well as a continually updated roster of such key members of government as the President, cabinet members, Congress members, and state governors
    • CLIOview tool allows students to make comparisons and graph statistical data at the state level, with more than 20 demographic categories including electoral results, federal spending, and more to choose from

Latin American History

  • ABC CLIO Latino American Experience

    The Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic defines this national identity as it embraces the heritage and culture of Mexicans Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Latino peoples in the United States. By featuring articles and essays from Latino authors and contributors on topics ranging from changing landscapes to immigration, civil rights to the Chicano movement, and economic adversity to the fight to carve out Latino communities while simultaneously assimilating into American culture, The Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic gives voice to the Latino American experience that features so largely in the making of American history

World Geography

  •   ABC CLIO World Geography

    World Geography: Understanding a Changing World develops students' global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. On any given country, students can find information about the landforms and climate; natural resources and agriculture; environment; people; traditions and etiquette; food and holidays; national dress; art and landmarks; and government, politics, and economy; as well as its history and contemporary issues the country faces.

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      • Contains profiles of nearly 200 countries, providing a portrait of each nation's geographical features, recent and early history, culture, politics, and economy, plus more than 600 political and topographical maps to situate readers
      • Houses more than 8,500 primary and secondary sources that include images of palaces, capitals, and ruins; flags; noteworthy speeches; recipes; facts and figures; glossary terms; and national constitutions
      • Includes more than 1,700 biographies of important political and cultural figures
      • CLIOview tool allows students to make comparisons and graph statistical data at the country level, with more than 160 categories including birth rate, currency, social media users, and more to choose from


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      • Contains articles illustrating the histories all of the countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula, including those on indigenous peoples, on the Hispanic Diaspora, and on modern-day Latin American countriesHouses nearly 5,000 primary and secondary sources, including maps, speeches, songs, interviews, and historical photographsIncludes more than 700 biographies of famous political and social figures CLIOview tool allow students to make comparisons and to graph statistical data in more than 25 demographic categories unique to the Latin American community, such as population levels, employment rates, and more

American History

  • American History surveys American history from the colonial era and American Revolution through to the nation's rise to eminence as a global superpower, analyzing American political conflict, economic development, and changing culture and thought as they tell one continuous and continuing story of America's history.

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    • Houses more than 16,000 primary and secondary sources, including government and court documents, photos, maps, audio and video recordings, and more
    • Includes nearly 3,300 biographies of famous political and military figures, as well as fascinating people from across American society
    • Poses historical dilemmas such as "How successful was the New Deal in pulling America out of the Great Depression?" that invite learners to imagine themselves in the position of historic figures and in this way develop empathy and the ability to think laterally

African American History

  • The African American Experience - The American Mosaic provides a comprehensive survey of African American history and its heartbreaking struggles major movements—political, social, artistic, and literary—and most notable events and legislative reform. Featuring articles and essays from African American authors and contributors, it gives voice to the experience of African Americans from their arrival in the Americas through to the present day, including the influence of the black community on popular culture and the aspirations of African Americans as expressed, for example, through the campaign of hope on which Barack Obama ran in 2008.

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    • Houses nearly 8,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, slave narratives, speeches, court cases, and quotations, that embody themes of literature, music, the arts, slavery, the struggle for civil rights, education, sports, science, medicine, folklore, and more
    • Includes nearly 1,000 biographies of famous political and social figures, as well as contemporary figures
    • CLIOview tool allows students to make comparisons between African American demographics and to graph statistical data in categories such as voter registration, household income, and more
    • Makes connections to literary classics including Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

World History Medieval Era

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    Ancient and Medieval Era-World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras explores ancient civilizations, dynasties, and empires and profiles city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient and medieval world, providing a dynamic learning experience that encompasses intellectual developments, wars and cooperation, religion, cultural practices, and more from prehistory through to the beginning of the Renaissance. Students will learn how to relate the events of the distant past to the ongoing development of human history such that they become more independent and proficient researchers, with an interest in the history of long ago and an appreciation for its importance.


    • Houses more than 11,000 primary and secondary sources, including selections from the Code of Hammurabi, the Edict of Milan, and Marcus Aurelius's The Meditations
    • More than 1,800 biographies of important figures such as Alexander the Great, Confucius, William the Conqueror, and Eleanor of Aquitaine
    • Encourages adoption of a global perspective by providing a breadth of information ranging far beyond Western civilization to ancient Asia, the Islamic world, Africa, the Americas, and Central and East Asia

World History the Modern Era

  • ABC CLIO World History Modern Era

    World History: The Modern Era provides for comprehensive study of the emergence of the modern world, covering the history of the world from 1500  to the present. Students will learn about the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; revolutions in France and Latin America; imperialism; nationalism; World Wars I and II; growing global powers, and more.


    • Includes more than 70 era explorations complemented by a number of interactive study and teaching tools
    • Houses more than 7,300 primary sources of exceptional authenticity, including speeches; newsreel footage; photographs; book excerpts and recorded interviews with notable figures; and maps depicting kingdoms, island regions, religious affiliations, and more

World Religions

  • ABC CLIO World Religions

    World Religions- World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy spans more than 50 religions practiced throughout the world, both those that have flourished and those that have disappeared. Important figures, core beliefs, customs and practices, celebrations and holidays, momentous events, significant and sacred places, and more accompany descriptions of the essence of each religion, and daily updates and additions aid researchers in their examination of the continuously metamorphosing role of religion.


    • Includes thousands of primary and secondary sources including 1,700 photos and illustrations, 300 maps, and 175 audio and video recordings
    • Presents scholarly perspectives on core concepts of religion that have significant implications today
    • CLIOview tool allows students to compare statistics such as number of adherents, growth percentage, and population across countries and tells students the number of followers of various beliefs in the past and present, and makes projections for the future