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Agreement between EBSCO Publishing and the Adam Matthew Group adds primary source collections to EBSCO Discovery Service

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [September 1, 2011]

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Abstract: EBSCO Publishing and the Adam Matthew Group have come to an agreement allowing metadata from the Adam Matthew Group’s primary source collections and works to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service. The resources from the Adam Matthew Group are designed to offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries. Users of EBSCO Discovery Service will also have the ability to search the full text of these collections and works.


IPSWICH, Mass. — September 1, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and the Adam Matthew Group have come to an agreement allowing metadata from the Adam Matthew Group's primary source collections and works to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The resources from the Adam Matthew Group are designed to offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries. Users of EBSCO Discovery Service will also have the ability to search the full text of these collections and works.

The Adam Matthew Group resources are well-crafted and thought-out collections designed to appeal at an undergraduate level through to scholarly research. Due to unique relationships with scholars, libraries and archives around the world, the collections and works ensure academically robust products that offer access to untapped primary sources.

The detailed indexing available to EBSCO Discovery Service users provide collections spanning from medieval times to the 21st century, including Mass Observation Online, Eighteenth Century Journals and Victorian Popular Culture. Subject matter within the collections and works also represent an expansive range of subject areas such as:

  • Literature
  • History
  • Sociology
  • International Affairs
  • Gender
  • Slavery
  • Trade
  • Empire/Colonial

The Adam Matthew Group is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility 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: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 1, 2011
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Products: EBSCO Discovery Service
Subject: Business partnerships
Record Number:16018
Last Update:2013-06-06 10:02:04
Date Created:2011-09-01 11:01:18