" Well-designed, focused, and rich in content, this product is recommended for secondary school and large public libraries."
"This website is ideal for social studies teacher teaching this curriculum as well as for librarians teaching information literacy and research skills. It will encourage students to learn research skills and evaluate historical evidence. This site is highly recommended for school libraries."
"Teachers can use this database to create lesson plans ... This is a very handy tool and fits in well with ABC-CLIO's other online offerings ... It bridges the gap between print encyclopedias, popular Web sites, and more academic online article indexes and is recommended for high school and public libraries."
"In addition to straightforward searching and thorough, cross-referenced articles that include biographies, primary sources, maps, timelines, and audio and video segments, there are plenty of photographs and eye-catching graphics to engage students. Recommended."
"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."
"This database, much like the others from ABC-CLIO, will enhance any school's teaching curriculum. It will bring world history to life for many students and provide a new outlet for learning. The price may be a bit high for many schools, but the amount of material found here may make up for the expense."
"I recommend this to any history or social studies teacher, but the site would also be useful in language arts. The site is user-friendly, is very easy to navigate, and many users can log in at once. Recommended."
"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."
"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."
"The Wayne School district has adopted a thematic curriculum for the teaching of World and US History. As a result of this curriculum shift, we have decided not to rely on a textbook as the primary instrument for instruction. In this age of digital technology, we have found that there are many wonderful digital resources that students and teachers can utilize to enrich the learning experience. One of the best is ABC-CLIO. We find their databases of information to be rich in primary source materials, their readings to be clear and concise, and their videos, graphs, and charts very engaging. Furthermore, the ABC-CLIO databases are easy to navigate for students and teachers. Searches are easily obtained including advance searches. ABC-CLIO even provides stimulating lessons and discussion points to further enhance the classroom experience. We are very happy with their product including their support services. I would recommend ABC-CLIO to any school district looking to move their curriculum into the 21st century."
2005 Best Software in High School (BESSIE) - Web Site — ComputEd Gazette
2005 Awards Portfolio Winner — Media & Methods Magazine
2005 Award of Distinction for Web Site/Overall Site — The Communicator Awards
10th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE) - HS World History Website — ComputEd Gazette
2005 Awards of Excellence Legacy Winner — Technology & Learning Magazine
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
2015 New Product Award for "Course Essentials" Video Learning Module Series — Tech and Learning
2017 CODiE Award Winner - Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution — SIIA
2018 Gold Award — Modern Library Awards
2019 Best Social Studies Website — ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)
2018 Best Online Educational Resource — ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)
2018 Best Social Studies Website — ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)