Issues & Controversies in History Has Arrived!

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Issues & Controversies in History Has Arrived!

The New Issues & Controversies in HistoryInfobase is delighted to announce that the relaunched Issues & Controversies in History database is here! Formerly known as Issues & Controversies in American History, this redesigned, revamped, reimagined new database offers users significantly greater curricular value, with expanded coverage that now includes world history from antiquity to the present, tons of new content, and a fully responsive design that’s more intuitive, clearer, and easier to navigate. Students and researchers can use Issues & Controversies in History to prepare for history debates and research projects and answer document-based questions (DBQs) about U.S. and world history over the past 5,000 years.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET for a free guided tour through the new and improved Issues & Controversies in History! Register here.

Also, watch our recorded Q&A with Andrew and learn more about the exciting new enhancements:


  • New name: Issues & Controversies in History
  • A wealth of new content from all over the globe
    • Brand-new world history coverage including every region of the world, from antiquity to the present
    • 40 new pro/con articles and 400+ new primary sources
    • Hundreds of new images, graphs, original maps, and rich related resources; searchable image collection
  • Intuitive organization
    • Redesigned home page that brings the core content to the forefront, with easier navigation and a cleaner presentation
    • New Video Resources landing page
    • New Primary Sources landing page
    • New Timelines landing page
    • New Educator Resources landing page
    • Images are now available via search
  • New features that support distance learning 
    • Fully responsive and mobile-friendly
    • New embed code feature—easily add content to any HTML page or learning management system
    • Save content directly to Google Drive so students can complete assignments at home
    • Single sign-on with Google or Microsoft 
  • Dynamic citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • Accessibility improvements including updated VPAT, to ensure content works for all users 
  • And much more!

Click on the links below for more information about Issues & Controversies in History: