ABC-CLIO Schools´ Databases Win Prestigious Awards

Santa Barbara, CA–May 15, 2007–ABC-CLIO Schools, the leading publisher of social studies resources for educators, announced today that its United States at War: Understanding Conflict and Society database was honored with two prestigious 2007 CODiE Awards: Best Education Reference or Search Service and Best Social Studies Instruction Solution. The CODiE Awards are presented each year by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), which utilizes both journalist and peer-company reviews to identify the leaders and innovators in the software, digital content, and education technology industries. They hold the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors. The CODiE Awards program, now in its 21st year, remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in our industry.

Developed by a team of military historians and expert educators, United States at War: Understanding Conflict and Society provides access to authoritative reference content, pertinent primary sources, and a wealth of historical insight and analysis on the important themes and consequences of all major U.S.-involved wars, from the founding of the country to the present.
"We designed United States at War to take students beyond basic names and dates to develop a deeper understanding of our nation as it relates to conflict," said Becky Snyder, President/Publisher for ABC-CLIO Schools. "Receiving these two awards solidifies how successful we´ve been in achieving that goal."

In addition, ABC-CLIO Schools´ newest subscription database, Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, was named winner of the 2007 Best Software in High School (BESSIE) Award. The awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites which provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society helps users 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.

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About ABC-CLIO Schools

ABC-CLIO Schools is an award-winning print and electronic publisher of social studies and reference products for students in grades 6?12. ABC-CLIO Schools is a division of ABC-CLIO, a premier history publisher for over 50 years. Established in 1955, ABC-CLIO is a privately held publisher with an international reputation for high quality and innovation. As an educational reference publisher, ABC-CLIO has received critical acclaim for its abstracting and indexing databases, award-winning book program, and progressive online resources.

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