ABC-CLIO's American Government and African American Experience Databases Win 2012 EDDIE Awards

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Leading Publisher of Educational Resources Recognized for Excellence in Curriculum-Enhancing Technology for the 9th Year in a Row

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ABC-CLIO is committed to leading the way for 21st-century learning, providing living resources that are always growing with current and relevant content to keep students and educators engaged and connected to the curriculum.

ABC-CLIO is pleased to announce that the American Government and African American Experience databases have been honored with 2012 Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the categories of Best American Government and African American History websites for High Schools.

This prestigious award is sponsored by The ComputEd Gazette and targets original and content-rich programs and websites that enhance the classroom curriculum and improve teacher efficiency. Products undergo thorough review by experts in the field whose selection criteria include content quality, potential for broad classroom use, and technical value.

The ABC-CLIO online solutions suite comprises 14 curriculum-aligned databases covering subjects ranging from American history to world religions. Each database integrates three essential components: a comprehensive and topic-specific reference library; a standards-based online textbook; and a deep collection of model commentary that exposes students to a variety of authoritative perspectives, helping them develop critical-thinking skills and write informed essays.

"We are pleased to be consistently recognized for our accomplishments in education software," noted Becky Snyder, President of ABC-CLIO. "Our online solutions are designed to be accessible and intuitive to the user for both students and teachers alike. ABC-CLIO is committed to leading the way for 21st-century learning, providing living resources that are always growing with current and relevant content to keep students and educators engaged and connected to the curriculum."

This marks the ninth year in a row that ABC-CLIO online solutions have been recognized with EDDIE awards in categories ranging from Best Social Studies Teacher Tools to Best High School U.S. History Website. With a recognized history of producing quality educational resources, ABC-CLIO looks to the future to enhance the educational experience through the power of digital solutions that serve to promote critical thinking and student achievement.

In addition to American Government and African American Experience, database topics include American History; World Geography; World History, Ancient and Medieval Eras; World History, The Modern Era; Pop Culture Universe; The World at War; Issues, Understanding Controversy and Society; Daily Life Through History; The American Indian Experience; The Latino American Experience; and World Religions: Belief, Culture and Controversy.

For more information on these award-winning databases, please visit

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Founded in 1955, ABC-CLIO is an award-winning publisher of reference titles, academic and general interest books, digital resources, and books for librarians and other professionals. The company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., publishes under four well-respected imprints. ABC-CLIO Solutions are online resources that offer authoritative, continually up-to-date coverage of essential topics in U.S. history and government, world history, geography, and a range of multicultural and popular culture subjects. Created specifically for students in middle and high school, higher education, and public library settings, ABC-CLIO's suite of 27 online solutions provides comprehensive, authoritative reference content, gives students a deeper understanding of coursework, and offers critical thinking explorations of over 500 scholarly dilemmas that challenge student to think critically and reach their own conclusions. ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press are recognized as industry-leading providers of the highest-quality reference materials. These imprints offer authoritative scholarship and innovative coverage of history and humanities topics, covering American and world history and government, military history, popular culture, multiculturalism and diversity, religion and mythology, contemporary issues, health and wellness, and business and psychology. Praeger is widely regarded for scholarly, professional, and general interest books and eBooks in the social sciences and humanities, with emphasis on contemporary thought in business and economics, psychology, health and wellness, current events and social issues, modern history, military studies, and politics. Libraries Unlimited/Linworth has long been the source of exceptional textbooks and professional development materials for librarians and media specialists. For more information, visit

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