ABC-CLIO, a provider of history resources, and EBSCO Publishing have announced a new alliance designed to benefit history scholars, teachers, and students around the world. As part of the undertaking, 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 in addition to ABC-CLIO’s online history eBook collection, History Reference Online. The partnership leverages ABC-CLIO’s knowledge in the area of history with EBSCO’s content licensing, digitization, and distribution capabilities. ABC-CLIO editorial staff will continue producing content for the databases and Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life will be made available via EBSCOhost.
EBSCO and ABC-CLIO also reached agreement on a new distribution partnership that 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; and History Reference Online. The databases will continue to be accessed via ABC-CLIO platforms, so customers will experience the same content through interfaces with the added feature of combined ordering through the EBSCO sales team.