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  • LISWire: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collections: Series 3 (1838-1852) Now Available from EBSCO Publishing

    October 28th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Third Series from American Antiquarian Society Digital Archive Collection Now Available via EBSCOhost® ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — October 28, 2010 — EBSCO Publishing has released the third of five series from American Antiquarian Society (AAS) with American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3. The series is part of a collection that provides digital access to what is by far the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877.

    American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 provides more than 1,800 titles dating from 1838-1852. The themes in this third series reveal a rapidly growing young nation where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities. The holdings, consisting of more than 1.5 million pages, are expansive, and many titles, both prominent and unique, can be found. The broad range of geography as well as a diversity of languages (French, German, and Welsh) in the collection reflects the rapid westward expansion that characterizes the time period of this collection. Subject strengths include, but are not limited to:

    • Agriculture
    • American Life
    • Business and Trades
    • Children’s Literature
    • Education
    • Government and Politics
    • Leisure and Hobbies
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Pharmacy
    • Religion
    • Satire
    • Science and Technology
    • Theology
    • Women’s Fashion & Other Women’s Literature

    According to Thomas Knoles, Marcus A. McCorison Librarian at the American Antiquarian Society, "The release of AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 by EBSCO publishing is being awaited anxiously by researchers. I am certain that it will quickly have a profound impact on scholarship.”

    American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodical Collection: Series 3 is available through the state-of-the art EBSCOhost® Content Viewer , specifically designed to meet the needs of scholars and researchers by enabling them to navigate historical content in new ways. The new interface was designed to allow researchers to navigate historical content in a manner that is fast, natural and preserves the serendipity involved in doing historical research. EBSCOhost Content Viewer replicates the experience of browsing and reading original archival material while also allowing users to explore, manipulate, collect, take notes, and export content.

    EBSCO partnered with the American Antiquarian Society, one of the leading independent research libraries in the nation, in June 2008 to create the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection.

    American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 is third of the five series collection that includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the American Antiquarian Society, the premier research library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The collection, divided into five series based on time period, will total more than 6,500 periodicals estimated at more than 9 million pages.

    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 any 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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