EBSCO Leads the Industry in Providing Access to Web-based Services
Gearing up for the ÂGreatest Online Information Show on EarthÂ
(PRWEB) October 20, 2001
EBSCO Information Services is leading the industry in providing access to Web-based information resources. EBSCO Information Services is comprised of two distinct divisions (EBSCO Publishing and EBSCO Subscription Services) that, in the arena of electronic reference resources, offer important services designed to function cohesively.
EBSCO will be on show in London later this year.
In December more than 350 companies at the very cutting edge of information technology will gather in the Olympia exhibition centre in London in what has become over the last quarter of a century the largest single show of its kind in the world.
The exhibition and conference, Online Information 2001, is once again being staged by Oxford-based Learned Information on 4th-6th December.
The exhibitors will be from around the world as well as there being many British representatives. Countries represented will include the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Ireland.
Key speakers from Britain and further afield also will be sharing the latest news and views at scheduled conference sessions.
EBSCO Publishing offers a diverse collection of full text and bibliographic databases for academic, medical and other library types all over the world. The total number of databases made available via the companyÂs search system, EBSCOhost, is quickly approaching 100. The full text collections range in scope from multi-disciplinary, scholarly collections such as Academic Search Elite and Academic Search Premier to more subject-specific collections such as Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection and many others.
Furthermore, EBSCO has licensed nearly 40 popular secondary databases that are now made available via EBSCOhost. This growing list of databases includes CINAHL, PsycINFO, MEDLINE, ERIC, Biological Abstracts, AGRICOLA, GeoRef, ATLA, Books In Print with Reviews, NTIS and many more. In fact, through EBSCO SmartLinks, many of these licensed databases that were formerly known as citation-only databases, now actually provide users with seamless access to full text articles.
The technology dubbed EBSCO SmartLinks provides the power for EBSCOÂs linking capabilities. EBSCO SmartLinks, in essence, brings together much of the electronic reference resources in a library, forming a one-stop research environment for end users. In addition to being Open URL aware, EBSCOhost allows libraries to not only integrate resources such as OPACÂs, document delivery services and inter-library loan request forms, but also lets users link from a citation in an EBSCOhost database to the corresponding full text in another EBSCOhost database as well as e-journals available via CrossRef and EBSCO Online.
EBSCO Online is a comprehensive Web-based service, offered by EBSCO Subscription Services, that provides a single source for managing and accessing your electronic journal collection. Users can go to one URL and use one search engine to search across journal content from a variety of publishers. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; OECD; and American Chemical Society are a few of the newest publishers to add their content to the more than 4,600 titles that are currently viewable from EBSCO Online.
EBSCO continues to negotiate linking agreements with other database providers such as the recent agreement with ISI to provide researchers with access to quality scholarly information. Soon researchers will be able to link from the ISI Web of ScienceÂ® to the full text of articles contained on EBSCO Online. These links are expected to be in place by December 2001.
EBSCO Subscription Services and EBSCO Publishing form the EBSCO Information Services group. EBSCO provides integrated information resources and management solutions worldwide through print and electronic journal subscription services, reference database development and production, online multi-database access and e-commerce book procurement. EBSCO upholds relationships with 49,000 publishers and maintains a database of more than 260,000 title listings. For more information, visit www. ebsco. com.
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Jonathan Martin Leigh M Lunn
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