- How do I subscribe to a Solutions database?
To subscribe to a database, first e-mail email@example.com or call Customer Service at 1-800-368-6868 for pricing, tiered based on the number of users at your institution. Once you have this information, you can send a Purchase Order to Customer Service.
- Can I subscribe to the databases through a distributor?
Yes. In addition to being available for purchase directly, ABC-CLIO Solutions databases are also available for purchase through EBSCO, Mackin, and Follett.
- How do I send a Purchase Order?
You can send a Purchase Order in one of three ways: by scanning and e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, by faxing it to 866-270-3856, or by mailing it to:
P.O. Box 1911
Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
- How can I place an order if ABC-CLIO is not on my institution’s approved vendor list?
ABC-CLIO products are sold through EBSCO, Follett, and Mackin and select consortia. Please contact your preferred distributor or consortium from your approved vendor list. If you are interested in ordering directly from ABC-CLIO, please contact email@example.com to let us know how we can begin the process of being added to your institution’s approved vendor list.
- How often are the databases updated?
ABC-CLIO Solutions databases are updated daily to reflect any developments and to align with school and course curricula.
- Can students access the databases while they are away from the school/library?
Yes. You can access ABC-CLIO Solutions databases any place where you have Internet access. All you need is your username and password, or those provided to you by your school or institution.
- How do I change my viewing preferences inside my subscription?
You can select display options for your institution by logging into History Hub in the upper left corner and clicking “Update Information” under “Account Information” on the left navigation bar.
- Are promotional materials available?
Promotional materials including flyers, brochures, and bookmarks are available. Contact our Marketing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to put in your request.
- Can Solutions be integrated with my Learning Management System?
Yes, ABC-CLIO Solutions is currently compatible with Canvas; Schoology; itslearning; and Classlink. For inquiries on additional LMS platforms, email email@example.com.
- Where can I find on-demand training videos for myself and my staff?
All of your How To videos may be found in History Hub
, under the "Getting Started" section. Log in with your educator credentials to access.
- What training options are available to me?
ABC-CLIO provides a variety of virtual and on-demand training options to customers. Read more about ABC-CLIO’s training program on the homepage www.abc-clio.com/abc-cliosolutions.
- What are the browser, hardware, and software requirements?
- Are third-party plug-ins required to view any of the database resources?
Adobe Flash Player is required for Flash animations, research tips, some Geography maps, and some audio and video. Apple QuickTime is required for some audio and video.
- What type of authentication options does ABC-CLIO Solutions support?
The simplest way to authenticate a database is to use your username and password, but ABC-CLIO Solutions also enables IP authorization and authentication by referring URL or public library barcode.
- Are usage statistics available?
Yes. Reports showing searches and sessions for the past year are available at http://counterstats.abc-clio.com. All you need to do is log in with your credentials and set the parameters for the type of report you’d like to run.
- Are MARC records available?
MARC records for all ABC-CLIO databases are available for download and may be found under “Website Information” at the bottom of any page.
- Are persistent URLs available?