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EBSCO Publishing Introduces Humanities Source: most comprehensive collection available in the humanities field

Press Release: EBSCO Information Services [November 6, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 EBSCO Information Services

Abstract: EBSCO Publishing released Humanities Source, the most comprehensive resource available in the Humanities field. The bibliographic and full-text database was developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO and H.W. Wilson, and includes many unique sources that were never previously available. Humanities Source is the first time the entire H.W. Wilson indexing collection of Humanities research literature is available within a single database.


IPSWICH, Mass. November 6, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released Humanities Source, the most comprehensive resource available in the Humanities field. The bibliographic and full-text database was developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO and H.W. Wilson, and includes many unique sources that were never previously available. Humanities Source is the first time the entire H.W. Wilson indexing collection of Humanities research literature is available within a single database.

Humanities Source offers an invaluable collection for students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. The extensive collection features full-text for more than 1,480 journals, high-quality indexing and in-depth abstracts for thousands of journals, and indexing for hundreds of thousands of articles, including book reviews.

The millions of records cover subject areas such as archaeology, art, communications, dance, film, folklore, history, journalism, linguistics, literary and social criticism. Coverage also includes classical studies, area studies and gender studies. Humanities Source includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs and much more. Additionally, there is a unique subject thesaurus.

Humanities Source is a combination of the A&I and full-text records from the H.W. Wilson databases Humanities Retrospective: 1907-1984 and Humanities Full Text. In addition, all of the unique A&I and full-text content from the EBSCO database Humanities International Complete is included, plus an additional 140 full-text titles not available in other EBSCOhost databases.

EBSCO and H.W. Wilson merged in 2011 in what was viewed by the companies as an ideal match. The acquisition led directly to heightening the value and quality of EBSCO and Wilson resources as well as the creation of a line of source products, including Humanities Source. EBSCO plans to release additional source products focusing on specific subject matter over the next few months.

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:November 6, 2012
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
Company: EBSCO Information Services
Record Number:17390
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Date Created:2012-11-06 09:32:19