ABC-CLIO eBooks Now Available Through Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced a partnership with ABC-CLIO to distribute select titles from ABC-CLIO’s eBook collection through Gale Virtual Reference Library, Gale’s eBook platform providing access to thousands of authoritative reference works.

Directed toward users of public and academic libraries, nearly 250 eBooks have been selected from a variety of disciplines including history, humanities, current events and general interest. These titles introduce resources from ABC-CLIO and Praeger to Gale’s collection, expanding upon Gale Virtual Reference Library‘s existing list of ABC-CLIO imprint eBooks from Greenwood, Linworth Publishing, and Libraries Unlimited.

“By adding these titles to Gale Virtual Reference Library we are expanding our reach, and are providing librarians, students and researchers with greater access to our eBooks,” said Tom Fitzgerald, ABC-CLIO’s vice president of sales. “We recognize that users are looking for easy access and authoritative content. Whether they choose to use the ABC-CLIO platform, or to take advantage of the expansive Gale Virtual Reference Library, our goal is to make sure they find the information that meets their needs and perhaps are engaged enough to look even further.”

“These additional titles reflect subject areas in which our customers have expressed interest, providing an even broader selection when using Gale Virtual Reference Library,” said Jay Flynn, Gale’s vice president and publisher for social science and K-12. “Through this partnership, libraries will provide their users access to popular eBooks from ABC-CLIO along with over 4,500 existing electronic reference titles from nearly 70 publishers. Making these titles available through a single source expands the library’s offerings while avoiding duplicated resources.”

A library’s Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook collection is cross-searchable with its other Gale resources, including many periodical solutions and resource centers, providing an even greater search results.

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected] or Tim Lum at [email protected].


Founded in 1955, ABC-CLIO is an award-winning publisher of reference titles, academic and general interest books, electronic resources, and books for librarians and other professionals. The company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., publishes under four well-respected imprints. ABC-CLIO serves the history profession, history teachers, and students and scholars of history with a complete line of databases, books, and eBooks, along with social studies reference and curriculum resources for middle and high school libraries and classrooms. Greenwood publishes high-quality, authoritative reference books and general interest topics across the secondary and higher education curriculum. Praeger is widely regarded for scholarly and professional books in the social sciences and humanities, with emphasis in modern history, military studies, psychology, business, current events and social issues, international affairs, politics, visual and performing arts, and literature. Libraries Unlimited/Linworth publishes professional materials for librarians, media specialists, and teachers. For more information, visit

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