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EBSCO Publishing Acquires Two Databases from SAGE—Establishes Exclusive Access

EBSCO Publishing has acquired two databases from SAGE. Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communications Abstracts are now available on EBSCOhost. Users will also be able to cross-search these resources with resources such as SocINDEX with Full Text, Social Work Abstracts, and Communications and Mass Media Complete. Both databases will also feature a Publications Authority of key titles.

Customers will notice an immediate increase in the number of records in these EBSCOhost versions of the databases. Criminal Justice Abstracts has more than 235,000 records as opposed to the current 103,600 records on other platforms. Communications Abstracts has more than 200,000 records as opposed to the current 63,061 records on other platforms. The additional records come from the most relevant, core journals in these areas of study.

As of July 15, 2010, subscriptions will only be available via EBSCOhost. Customers using Criminal Justice Abstracts and/or Communications Abstracts on another platform will continue with that platform through the end of their current subscription. EBSCOhost access will become concurrently available (at no extra cost) for the remainder of the institution's current subscription period. SAGE will continue to support existing subscriptions to the print indexes for Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communications Abstracts through the end of the current subscription period. EBSCO will be contacting print subscribers to discuss a transition to the online version.

In August 2007, EBSCO acquired ten print indexes from SAGE and created online versions, including backfiles plus other benefits, such as unlimited use, remote accessibility, multi-database searching, and links to full text.

Source: EBSCO Publishing



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