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EBSCO Discovery Service Expands With Content from ingentaconnect

A recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing and ingentaconnect further expands the resources discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement allows selected scholarly journals from ingentaconnect to be indexed in EDS—EBSCO’s comprehensive discovery service.

Resources from ingentaconnect to be added to the EDS Base Index include more than 5,200 scholarly academic journals from more than 200 publishers. The addition of these resources marks a trend of rapidly growing content available to EDS users. ingentaconnect joins a long list of publishers and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content.

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.

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.

The EDS Base Index forms the foundation upon which each EDS subscribing library builds out its custom collection. Beginning with the Base Index, each institution extends the reach of EDS by adding appropriate resources including its catalog, institutional repositories, EBSCOhost and other databases, and additional content sources to which it subscribes. It is this combination that allows a single, comprehensive, custom solution for discovering the value of any library’s collection.

The EDS Base Index is comprised of metadata from the world’s foremost information providers. At present, the EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers. Although constantly growing, today the EDS Base Index provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines and journals, approximately 825,000 CDs and DVDs, nearly 6 million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 20,000 conference proceedings, and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types.

Source: EBSCO Publishing



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