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ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO brings together a complete suite of resources for geography and history research. With articles, primary sources, analysis, and multimedia, ABC-CLIO is a great first stop both for student research and for general interest. Activity and discussion-starter resources are great for teachers and homeschoolers.

Browse articles and resources by topic or perspective, or search across one or more databases. For access from outside the library, select Public Library Barcode Login and enter your 14-digit Washoe County Library Card number.

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ABC-CLIO includes the following databases:

  • American Government: Discover articles and research about current events, the branches of government, politics, and foreign policy.
  • American History: From the first explorers in the New World to developments in today's headlines, find information about the people, events, and themes of our nation's evolution.
  • Explore United States Geography: Explore topics like manifest destiny, U.S.-Mexico border issues, Western expansion, and more. State profiles include information on government, economy, culture, and more.
  • The World at War: Access 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.
  • World History - Ancient and Medieval Eras: Delve into the history of humanity from prehistoric times through the beginnings of the Renaissance.  Search by time period or geographic area.
  • World History - the Modern Era: Discover human history in all corners of the globe, from 1500 to the present. Search by time period or geographic area.
  • World Geography: Explore by country or discover in-depth articles on world issues such as the atomic bomb, the Cold War, Darfur, and foreign relations.

If you need help using ABC-CLIO, please contact the library.

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