Birmingham, Ala., – June 11, 2009 – EBSCO has announced a new feature of its A-to- Z listing service which enables researchers to browse e-journal tables of contents and directly access articles to more quickly discover the information they need for their research.
"A-to-Z is now much more than just a listing service. Librarians can now choose to give end users the ability to freely browse the library’s A-to-Z list yet allow only authorized users to access the integrated e-journal table of contents display – a feature that gives library users a one-stop online location for accessing and viewing e-journals," said Oliver Pesch, EBSCO’s chief strategist, E-resources.
The system’s new point-of-need authentication option allows libraries greater freedom to display appropriate resources to all users while restricting access to e-journals in accordance with publisher agreements. The new feature allows all users to access a library’s A-to-Z Reader Site—including listings for e-journals subscribed to through EBSCO—without needing to authenticate. When users attempt to view an e-journal’s table of contents, they will be authenticated through the method the library administrator has selected. Once authentication is successfully completed, users will be able to access the table of contents for any other e-journal for the remainder of the A-to-Z session.
In addition, the powerful A-to-Z Administrator Site features allows libraries to control the appearance of the table of contents pages for all e-journals, including the display of important notes that alert researchers to specific details about e-journal access or coverage. Libraries interested in learning more about this enhancement may contact their regional EBSCO office.
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