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H.W. Wilson Database Content Included in EBSCO Discovery Service

H.W. Wilson databases will soon be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) for mutual customers. Selected Wilson databases have been available on the EBSCOhost platform. As a natural extension, the two companies have agreed to include the robust metadata of the important Wilson databases available to customers who subscribe to the databases.

Whether accessing these databases via EBSCOhost, directly from Wilson (via WilsonWeb) or from another vendor, those customers who rely on EBSCO Discovery Service to bring more value and usage to their collections will see this value extended to the Wilson databases to which they subscribe.

Wilson joins a list of publishers and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content, such as the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, and Web of Science (for mutual customers). With more partners such as Wilson, the end result is a huge win for EDS customers and their end users as more and more of a library’s collection becomes available through powerful searching components—deep indexing, abstracts, and full text.

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, the EDS Base Index currently provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines and journals, approximately 825,000 CDs and DVDs, nearly six million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 20,000 conference proceedings, and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources.

Source: EBSCO Publishing



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