IPSWICH, Mass. — March 22, 2012 — Encyclopedia Britannica has agreed to join the list of content providers for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Britannica Digital Learning adds metadata to the EDS Base Index and allows full text searching of Britannica's popular Britannica Online School, PreK-8, Public Library, 21st Century Explorer and Academic Editions.
Institutions subscribing to EDS will be able to search Britannica's Online School, PreK-8, Public Library, 21st Century Explorer and Academic Editions, and if their school or library subscribes to Britannica Online they'll be able to retrieve Britannica's articles and other educational resources in their entirety.
The wide array of topics covered in these databases will greatly enhance the search experience for EBSCO Discovery Service users. They include language arts, history and society, travel and geography & science and technology. Britannica content includes encyclopedias, atlases, timelines, learning materials, magazines, websites, videos, national statistics, the classics, biographies and news.
Britannica is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more accessibility to their content. Partners include the world's largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.
The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing) in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers representing far more content providers and publishers than any other discovery service.
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 producer of EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 eBooks. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of 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: email@example.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.