ABC-CLIO subject-specific 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.
THOUGHTFUL TOPIC CENTERS
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.
INQUIRY LEARNING MODEL
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.
GATHERING AND EVALUATING SOURCES
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.
VIDEO LEARNING MODULES
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.