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  • LISWire: EBSCO Publishing Continues to Enhance eBook Collections

    March 31st, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ 26 New Prepackaged eBook Subject Sets Now Available ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — March 31, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its commitment to enhancing the quality of the eBook user experience while simplifying collection development. EBSCO has released 26 new eBook subject sets providing libraries with a quick and convenient way to begin or expand their eBook collections.

    The latest eBook subject sets span more than seven key collection areas covering arts & humanities, business & economics, IT, non-English content, personal growth & how-to, science & technology and social sciences. With these latest subject sets, particular attention was given to the personal interests of public library consumers with the addition of popular subject areas such as photography, personal finance, home computing and how-to. The extensive content in each of these subject areas provides users with a wealth of information—whether it’s for the novice or expert in the subject area.

    The 26 new subject sets that are now available include:

    • College Prep
    • Development Economics
    • French Social Studies
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • German Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Home Computing
    • How-To
    • Law and Justice
    • Learning a New Language
    • Literary Criticism
    • Marine Biology
    • Media and Communication Studies
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Modern World History
    • Natural Resources and Evacuation Management
    • Networking and Security
    • Personal Finance
    • Philosophy
    • Photography
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Small Business
    • Spanish Literary Criticism and Language Studies
    • Travel Tips for North America
    • Urban Studies
    • Women’s Studies

    eBook subject sets are a prepackaged set of titles chosen specifically to meet the library’s needs for new titles focusing on popular, in-demand topics. The collection development team of librarians and collection specialists use their expertise and knowledge to create collections and subject sets for libraries. To date, EBSCO has created a total of 124 eBook subject sets—representing more than 1,880 titles. All subject sets from EBSCO include titles published within the past three years and have no duplication among current or past offerings.

    eBooks on EBSCOhost
    eBooks on EBSCOhost offers nearly 300,000 eBooks and audiobooks. EBSCO is proactively soliciting new content in key areas and approximately 5,000 new titles are expected to be added each month. EBSCO has released a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost allowing librarians and end users to see how EBSCO’s extensive collection of premier eBook titles is being integrated into EBSCOhost. Find more information about the eBooks from the available tutorials: Downloading eBooks on EBSCOhost and Searching eBooks on EBSCOhost or on the EBSCO Support Site: A full migration to the EBSCOhost platform is expected by July.

    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®, PsycINFO® and RILM™. 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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