IPSWICH, Mass. — March 15, 2011 — IGI Global journals and reference books will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), a robust and comprehensive discovery service from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). An agreement between EBSCO and IGI Global will allow metadata for 131 journals and more than 1,500 reference books to be added to the Base Index of EDS—bringing great value to its users looking for science, technical and medical (STM) resources.
IGI Global is an international publishing company specializing in scholarly research publications and databases covering all aspects of information science technology utilization and management. The metadata from IGI Global will greatly expand the international STM resources available to EDS users worldwide.
Metadata that will be available via EDS include IGI Global's peer reviewed journals—providing a focus on information/computer science & technology applied to business and public administration, engineering, education, medicine and healthcare and social sciences. The agreement also includes their diverse collection of reference books. The reference books will supply cutting-edge research in information science, business science, medical information science and engineering science from authors and editors from all over the world.
IGI Global joins a long list of publishers and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content, such as: the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, ArXiv, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, ABC-CLIO, ingentaconnect, Government Printing Office, JSTOR, ECONIS, Mergent and Credo Reference. For mutual customers, Web of Science and H.W. Wilson are part of a growing list of information sources available to EBSCO Discovery Service users.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution's information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.
EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There's simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search, Business Source, CINAHL, DynaMed, Literary Reference Center, MasterFILE, NoveList, SocINDEX and SPORTDiscus as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database, EconLit, INSPEC, MEDLINE, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index, PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO and RILM. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.
EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution's resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library's full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.