ABC-CLIO is an award-winning publisher of reference, contemporary thought, and professional development content, created to help students, educators, librarians, and general readers of all ages wrestle with complex challenges. Throughout our history, we have invested resources in the development of new content genres, giving our diverse customer and reader communities the opportunity to explore deep factual treatments of the topics that matter, and delivering the most current scholarship and perspectives on those topics.
We are a publishing organization that values and respects the work of scholars and researchers and we give our customers unprecedented access to their discoveries, analyses, and perspectives. Using multiple publishing formats, from the traditional encyclopedia and magazine, to new digital database and eBook genres, we are focused on making substantive contributions to the process of research and the promise of learning.
• ABC-CLIO/Greenwood is widely recognized for high-quality, authoritative, reference scholarship and innovative coverage of history, humanities, and general interest topics across the secondary and higher education curriculum. With widely respected publishing programs in Military History, American and World History, and now in Religion, the reference collections of ABC-CLIO continue to answer students’ and educators’ needs for factual foundations in specialized subject areas.
• Praeger is well known for scholarly and professional books in the social sciences and humanities, with a unique emphasis on contemporary thought in modern history, military studies, psychology, business, current events and social issues, international affairs, politics, visual and performing arts, and literature. Praeger also publishes insightful and timely material on international security, including defense and foreign policy, strategy, regional security, military history, and terrorism.
• Libraries Unlimited/Linworth Publishing provides professional development materials and publications for librarians, media specialists, and teachers; and produces webinars and other professional learning events. Our Professional Development imprint also encompasses the popular magazines LMC (Library Media Connection) and School Library Monthly.
• 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.
Together, the imprints in the ABC-CLIO portfolio have been recognized with the profession’s most prestigious awards from educational and library professional publications, academic associations, and education, library, and technology industry organizations. During the 2009 American Library Association Midwinter Conference, the company’s Pop Culture Universe database received the prestigious Dartmouth Medal as the most outstanding and significant reference work of 2008. ABC-CLIO’s eight history databases have received more than 50 awards, including the Distinguished Achievement Award and the CODiE Award from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Software & Information Industry Association respectively.
Recognized in the library, research, and education communities as a leader and innovator in the field of high-quality reference and professional development publishing, ABC-CLIO’s imprints consistently earn positive reviews from top academic, professional, and technology journals.
With the expanded publishing focus and reach resulting from ABC-CLIO’s acquisition of Greenwood Publishing Group and the addition of Linworth Publishing to the Libraries Unlimited imprint, ABC-CLIO continues its legacy of change and evolution. Today and for the future, we are tapping the power of digital publishing tools, online distribution, and technology-enabled collaboration to make positive and substantial impacts on teaching, learning, and scholarship.