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ABC-CLIO's Digital Collections offer authoritative, in-depth coverage of essential history topics along with forward-thinking multicultural and contemporary culture resources. Pairing world-class scholarship and analysis with rich multimedia, intelligent and intuitive search and navigation, and a continuous stream of updated content, these collections are dynamic and serve new and emerging needs for students, educators, and librarians alike. The 15 databases are available in two verions: one for middle and high schools one for colleges and universities. Here are just a few of the databases available:

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society

Go behind the headlines and beyond the opinions to gain real understanding of today's most pressing social issues with this innovative subscription database from ABC-CLIO.

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society helps patrons develop a true understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy—by offering authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on the most enduring issues of the day.

Produced in conjunction with leading scholars and educators, the database offers a graphical, straightforward interface that highlights up-to-date facts and figures, then leads researchers through understanding the complexities of both national and worldwide issues by modeling ways to think about them beyond simplistic pro/con debates.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons Idols Ideas

Pop Culture Universe contains a comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Built on hundreds of award-winning titles for all levels of researchers, Pop Culture Universe is a research and learning resource that greatly enriches and modernizes any library, offering the best of traditional scholarship with the convenience of Web technology and the entertainment inherent in the subject. This carefully compiled database presents pop culture and history through an academic lens, providing insights into society that will engage students' minds and support their research projects.

The other databases are:

  • American Government
  • American History
  • American Mosaic: African American Experience
  • American Mosaic: American Indian Experience
  • American Mosaic: Latino American Experience
  • Daily Life Through History
  • Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences
  • United States Geography
  • World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
  • World History: The Modern Era
  • World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy
  • World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society

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