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Main article: "Greenwood Press

In 2008, ABC-CLIO acquired the Greenwood Publishing Group from "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The deal gave ABC-CLIO a "perpetual license" to use the imprints of Greenwood Press and publish all of its titles. Acquiring the publishing group gave ABC-CLIO access to Greenwood Press, Praeger Publishers, Praeger Security International and Libraries Unlimited.[9] Greenwood focuses on publishing full-text reference works which are authoritative on various topics.[10]

Libraries Unlimited[edit]

Libraries Unlimited came to ABC-CLIO as part of a deal with Greenwood Press. In 2012, Kathyrn Suárez was named Publisher for this division which focuses on publishing for librarians and information professionals.[10]

ABC-CLIO Solutions[edit]

ABC-CLIO databases are provided under the umbrella of ABC-CLIO Solutions. There are fifteen different databases providing access to different subject areas.[1] ABC-CLIO Solutions provides digital curriculum with multimedia content, text-to-speech features, translation tools which covers various topics relating to history and the humanities.[11] After ABC-CLIO acquired Greenwood Press's databases, they revamped the look and feel of their interface in order to provide common access through the ABC-CLIO interface.[12] ABC-CLIO also provided the ability to search across multiple databases through one search, also providing options for narrowing the search after revamping their interface.[13] The new interface is considered user-friendly and provides access to personalized features.[14] Much of the praise for the direction and expansion of digital services has gone to President of ABC-CLIO, Becky Snyder,[15] who has been with the company since 1996.[6]


Praeger is known for publishing "scholarly and professional books" in the subject areas of social science and the humanities.[10]


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  2. ^ Vnuk, Rebecca (15 September 2012). "Encyclopedia Update: Reboot, 2012". Booklist. 109 (2): 52–56. "ISSN 0006-7385. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Costello, Megan (2 April 2001). "E-books a natural for ABC-CLIO". Publishers Weekly. 248 (14): 28–29. "ISSN 0000-0019. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Hane, Paula J. (January 2001). "ABC-CLIO Stresses Customer-Based Products". Information Today. 18 (1): 12. "ISSN 8755-6286. Retrieved 8 May 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b "History and Mission". ABC-CLIO. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Rogers, Michael (May 1996). "ABC-CLIO merges with Intellimation". Library Journal. 121 (8). "ISSN 0363-0277. Retrieved 8 May 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "EBSCO Acquires Two Renowned Databases from ABC-CLIO: Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life Archived April 15, 2008, at the "Wayback Machine.". June 15, 2007.
  8. ^ Two Top Professional Development Publishers Partner to Create Next-Generation Resources for Librarians and Educators
  9. ^ Albanese, Andrew (November 2008). "ABC-CLIO "Buys" Greenwood Imprints". Library Journal. 133 (18). "ISSN 0363-0277. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c "Kathryn Suárez Appointed Publisher of Libraries Unlimited". Santa Barbara Independent. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "ABC-CLIO Upgrades History Instruction with Multimedia Content". eSchool News. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  12. ^ Quinn, Mary Ellen (1 November 2010). "Another Look At: ABC-CLIO Databases". Booklist. 107 (5): 90. "ISSN 0006-7385. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  13. ^ Kuzyk, Raya (16 November 2007). "Reference Into the Future". Library Journal. 132: 8–11. "ISSN 0363-0277. Retrieved 8 May 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  14. ^ O'Gorman, Jack, ed. (2014). Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries (8th ed.). Chicago, Illinois: ALA Editions. pp. 7–8. "ISBN "9780838912126. 
  15. ^ "Becky Snyder, President of ABC-CLIO, Joins Marymount Board". Santa Barbara Independent. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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