ABC-CLIO Online History Award

About the ABC-CLIO Online History Award
ABC-CLIO Online History Award recognizes a person or a group of people producing (1) a freely available online historical collection, or (2) an online tool tailored for the purpose of finding historical materials, or (3) an online teaching aid stimulating creative historical scholarship.

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Award and Frequency

This award consists of $3,000 and a citation.
*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at
This award is given out on a biennial basis.


The nominee(s) must be employed by a library or educational institution during the year prior to nomination for the award; institutions do not qualify.

Projects shall have been completed (or, in the case of a regularly updated database, well established) in the two years prior to nomination and serve as a model for broader emulation. Examples can include:

  • Primary sources digitized from the collections of more than one repository
  • Guides to research on an historical subject that span multiple formats and repositories
  • Databases incorporating citations, annotations, text, multimedia, and/or hyperlinks
  • Presentations of an historical theme stimulating new approaches to its teaching

Application Instructions

To nominate an individual or group, download and complete the nomination form (PDF format), and follow the submission instructions therein. Questions should be directed to the

committee chair listed on the nomination form.

Contact Information

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