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EBSCO Acquires History Databases From ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO ( and EBSCO Publishing ( have announced a new alliance. EBSCO has acquired two of ABC-CLIO’s databases, Historical Abstracts (HA) and America: History and Life (AHL), and will distribute eight additional history databases plus ABC-CLIO’s online history ebook collection, History Reference Online. The partnership serves to leverage ABC-CLIO’s expertise in the area of history with EBSCO’s content licensing, digitization, and distribution capabilities. ABC-CLIO’s editorial staff will continue producing content for the databases, and Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life will be made available via the EBSCOhost platform.

The distribution partnership makes the following ABC-CLIO databases available through EBSCO Publishing:

  • World History: The Modern Era
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
  • World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
  • American History
  • American Government
  • State Geography
  • Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
  • United States at War: Understanding Conflict and Society
  • History Reference Online—a newly released collection of reference ebooks

Librarians will have the convenience of working with their EBSCO representatives to consolidate orders for ABC-CLIO databases with orders for EBSCOhost databases. The databases will continue to be accessed via ABC-CLIO platforms.

Source: ABC-CLIO and EBSCO Publishing

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