Database offers 1 million free resources and images in April

ABC-CLIO’s database contains more than a million primary sources and images

free-resourcesFor the month of April, digital curriculum resource ABC-CLIO is providing complimentary access to its 15 online databases to celebrate School Library Month. Students and educators will have access to a collection of more than 1 million online textbooks and image databases that can be used for instruction on subjects, such as social studies, the language arts, and science.

“Libraries and the resources they provide for educators and students foster a deep level of personal and academic growth in and out of the classroom,” said Becky Snyder, ABC-CLIO President. “By offering open access to all of our digital resources, we’re carrying on a proud tradition that continues to transform education through strong library programs in our schools.”

The digital resources offer both primary sources and images, providing a guide for students as they explore key historical moments and develop critical thinking skills through primary source analysis, persuasive writing, and argumentation. Through online multimedia content, ABC-CLIO Solutions also helps facilitate flipped and blended learning environments and differentiated instruction through many customizable instruction activities for students and teachers.

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April is also designated as Genocide Awareness & Prevention Month, and educators and students will have access to Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences. This online textbook serves as a full, rich, and comprehensive resource vetted by a group of well-known, prominent individuals who make up its advisory board to ensure definitive expertise on the sensitive and complex subject of genocide.

Users have complimentary access to in-depth coverage of the ten most significant genocides in modern history and features to help guide students and teachers through this sensitive topic. The database fosters reflective discussions and assignments while meeting the academic curriculum and standards of many history and social studies courses.

“Teaching students about genocide is a challenging task for many educators, but necessary in ensuring students understand the price of prejudice and racism in today’s society,” Snyder said. “By opening our genocide resources and presenting a variety of authoritative perspectives, we’re making it easier for educators to discuss this complex subject material.”

For more information about ABC-CLIO and its digital resources, visit

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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