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  • LISWire: The British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents File (ETOC) Now Part of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS)

    April 8th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Coverage for More than 20,000 Journals—Adding Even Greater Breadth
    to the Already Immense EDS Base Index ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — April 8, 2010 — A new partnership will add the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents File (ETOC) to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). ETOC was created to identify journal articles and conference papers from the British Library’s Document Supply collections. ETOC includes more than 36.5 million records providing broad subject coverage across all academic disciplines with 2.5 million articles being added each year.

    ETOC combines article-level access to the top 20,000 research journals requested from the British Library along with papers from 16,000 annual conference proceedings—totaling nearly 40 million records. The content goes back to 1993 and ETOC is updated daily.

    The addition of ETOC to EBSCO Discovery Service means EDS customers have an added resource to augment the deep, broad indexing and the complexity of subjects already available from the vast and growing discovery service from EBSCO.

    EBSCO Publishing President, Tim Collins, says EBSCO is the largest intermediary between publishers and libraries and as a result EBSCO Discovery Service is the most robust, inclusive service for discovering a library’s collection. “In terms of data components for EBSCO Discovery Service, we are focused on providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world’s content sources, and the most robust metadata for those sources. These two critical components allow for the broadest and deepest discovery of materials and the highest-quality relevant search results that our customers have come to expect from EBSCOhost®.” Collins continues, “The ETOC files gives EDS an even broader reach into important subject areas and further extends the value of EBSCO Discovery Service and its ability to facilitate full discovery of any library’s collection.”

    About EDS
    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.

    EDS offers much deeper and wider indexing that any other discovery solution including full-text searching and fast, simple access to all of a library’s full-text content—both print and electronic. EDS uses the EBSCOhost® platform creating a single interface for discovery which leverages the powerful features of the most-used research platform—providing everything the researcher needs in one place.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than and other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:

    EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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