UBLIN, Ohio, USA, 13 June 2011. A recent agreement between OCLC and Brill Academic Publishers will make Brill's reference, book and journal content available to library users through WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery-to-delivery service that offers users integrated access to electronic, digital and physical library materials.
Full text of content from Brill Academic Publishers will be available for search through WorldCat.org and the Touchpoint discovery service in addition to WorldCat Local. WorldCat Local authenticated users will also be able to search Brill's abstract and index databases, including Index Islamicus, which has been the leading bibliography on Islam and the Muslim world for almost 100 years.
Brill Academic Publishers is an independent academic publishing house with a rich history and strong international focus, specializing in the humanities and life sciences. Main subject areas include History, Islam/Oriental Studies and Religion, as well as specialist scientific fields.
In addition to Brill's book and journal content, the following publications from Brill Academic Publishers will be added to the WorldCat Local central index:
- Brill Online
- Index Islamicus
- Religion past and Present Online
- Africa Yearbook
- Brill Dictionary of Religion
- Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism
- Encyclopedia of Islam Online
- Encyclopedia of Judaism Online
- Encyclopedia of Qu'ran Online
- Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online
- Jacoby Online
- New Pauly Online
- World Christian Database
- Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
- Brockelmann Online
- Linguisitc Bibliography Online
- Index to the Study of Religion Online
- Brill's Encyclopedia of Religion Online
- Brill's Encyclopedia of China Online
- Collected Courses of the Hague Academy Online
Headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands, the company also has an office in the United States and a representative office in Japan. Publications are predominantly in English and largely comprise monographs or books in series, encyclopedias and some eighty periodicals. OCLC will index metadata for primary sources, reference works, books and journals from Brill.
WorldCat Local provides access to more than 800 million items, including books, journals and databases from international publishers; the digital collections of groups like HathiTrust, OAIster and Google Books; open access materials; and the collective resources of libraries worldwide through WorldCat.
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