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EBSCO A-to-Z enhances linking capabilities from popular research sites

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [May 11, 2011]

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Abstract: EBSCO A-to-Z customers who do not already have a link resolver can now offer the benefits of OpenURL linking to help their users locate full text in the library’s collection. Links can be easily integrated with sites like PubMed and Google Scholar so that users can link from the citation to gain access to the full-text article. If the needed article is in a subscribed EBSCOhost full-text database or within an e-journal subscribed to through EBSCO, the user is taken directly to the full text. For other titles, the user is presented with the A-to-Z title details list from which they can navigate to the appropriate full text. All of this is available at no additional charge to EBSCO A-to-Z customers.


Birmingham, Ala. – May 11, 2011 – EBSCO A-to-Z customers who do not already have a link resolver can now offer the benefits of OpenURL linking to help their users locate full text in the library's collection.

Links can be easily integrated with sites like PubMed and Google Scholar so that users can link from the citation to gain access to the full-text article. If the needed article is in a subscribed EBSCOhost full-text database or within an e-journal subscribed to through EBSCO, the user is taken directly to the full text. For other titles, the user is presented with the A-to-Z title details list from which they can navigate to the appropriate full text. All of this is available at no additional charge to EBSCO A-to-Z customers.

"For libraries that do not own a full-featured link resolver, EBSCO's A-to-Z now offers a simple way to improve access to their collection," says Oliver Pesch, chief strategist for e-resources at EBSCO. "And with automatic updates to both PubMed and Google Scholar, implementing this complimentary service in the most popular sites couldn't be simpler."

While this new EBSCO A-to-Z feature is not a replacement for LinkSource, EBSCO's full-featured OpenURL link resolver, it offers libraries that cannot afford a link resolver an economical way to enjoy some of the benefits.

About EBSCO

Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world's leading information agent, providing consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing quality content, including print and e-journals, e-packages, research databases, eBooks and more. Now more than ever libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently. EBSCO has developed the most comprehensive "e" discovery and management solutions, offering unparalleled integration to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.

EBSCO serves clients in more than 200 countries through our 31 offices worldwide with more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about EBSCO's products and services, visit www.ebsco.com.

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Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 11, 2011
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: EBSCO A-to-Z
Record Number:15695
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2011-05-11 15:40:55