"ABC-CLIO’s World Geography database is a useful resource for users to explore the world around them. The World Geography database does not limit itself strictly to geography in the traditional sense—the entries on each nation include reflections on history, politics, and culture. . . . Recommended for high school and academic libraries."
"Because the information is so concise and organized and comparisons of countries can so easily be made, this is a site worth previewing. Recommended."
"ABC-CLIO has entered the online subscription market with three very solid, well-planned, easy-to-use products that will appeal to students."
"It's easy for teachers to customize this ... A useful resource for all schools and libraries."
"World Geography is particularly appropriate for middle and junior high school students and may be of some use in high school ... World Geography does all the work of correlating the Web site with the textbooks and academic standards, relieving the teacher of that burden. World Geography will be a boon to busy teachers who want to use the Internet in the instruction of geography."
"[This] online database could easily replace textbooks for middle and high school courses ... Topic explorations help the students, while Teaching Tools offer instructional materials for classroom use, plus correlations to standards, textbook sets, etc."
"[World Geography] challenge[s] students to evaluate historical evidence, interpret current events, and make comparative analysis. Students can use the rich resources available in [this] database to complete assignments, create presentations, and develop true global understanding. The current news, features, and commentaries can be integrated into curriculum, assignments, and class discussions."
"This already outstanding resource has been improved with a crisp, easy-to-use interface that few students should have difficulty mastering. Highly recommended for school and public libraries."
"Since we purchased the ABC-CLIO Schools subscription websites, our library usage has grown tenfold. The library is packed these days! The depth and breadth of the websites is wonderful. Everything that students need—from country profiles to current images, maps, and documents—is in one place. And besides social studies teachers, foreign language teachers, and others use the websites too—some to plan curriculum. The library and social studies faculties are now working more closely together."
"Our students are more engaged when they use the World Geography Website. They love being able to compare and contrast data with the CLIOview statistical tool. And because reference entry is crossed-linked to related entries, students conduct deeper searches than they otherwise would. This dynamic resource has become embedded in our curriculum. We couldn't live without it!"
"After purchasing the websites, I participated in an online training session which was both convenient and informative! Now I quickly set up customized research lists for the students to direct them to discussion questions and review activities they can complete in the library. The students love all the visual primary sources, especially when they are making posters or brochures for class."
"With the ABC-CLIO Schools subscription websites, students can locate information themselves with minimal instruction. The websites are accurate and reliable, and they guide students in building information literacy skills—examining different interpretations, choosing between resources, and synthesizing information. Teachers appreciate that the websites are current and aligned to standards."
"Our history department has done away with most textbooks this year! With their wealth of primary sources, critical thinking activities, and daily news articles, the ABC-CLIO Schools websites help us guide our students in becoming social scientists."
2002 Curriculum Web Site Awards, Premium Award — District Administration
2002 Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist — EdPress
2003 Readers' Choice Award: K-12 Instructional Software — eSchool News
2003 Curriculum Web Site Hall of Fame — District Administration
2004 Social Studies Website, High School — ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)
2004 Award of Distinction — The Communicator Awards
2008 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE)—Social Studies Web Site — ComputEd Gazette
2008 Education Software Review Award (EDDIE) — ComputEd Gazette
2008 Award of Excellence — Tech and Learning
2011 Education Software Review Award (EDDIE) — ComputEd Gazette