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    May 11th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~Customers can now use EBSCO A-to-Z® as a simple OpenURL link resolver with sites such as PubMed and Google Scholar~

    Birmingham, Ala. – May 11, 2011 – EBSCO A-to-Z® customers who do not already have a link resolver can now offer the benefits of OpenURL linking to help their users locate full text in the library’s collection.

    Links can be easily integrated with sites like PubMed and Google Scholar so that users can link from the citation to gain access to the full-text article. If the needed article is in a subscribed EBSCOhost® full-text database or within an e-journal subscribed to through EBSCO, the user is taken directly to the full text. For other titles, the user is presented with the A-to-Z title details list from which they can navigate to the appropriate full text. All of this is available at no additional charge to EBSCO A-to-Z customers.

    “For libraries that do not own a full-featured link resolver, EBSCO’s A-to-Z now offers a simple way to improve access to their collection,” says Oliver Pesch, chief strategist for e-resources at EBSCO. “And with automatic updates to both PubMed and Google Scholar, implementing this complimentary service in the most popular sites couldn’t be simpler.”

    While this new EBSCO A-to-Z feature is not a replacement for LinkSource®, EBSCO’s full-featured OpenURL link resolver, it offers libraries that cannot afford a link resolver an economical way to enjoy some of the benefits.

    About EBSCO
    Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world’s leading information agent, providing consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing quality content, including print and e-journals, e-packages, research databases, eBooks and more. Now more than ever libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently. EBSCO has developed the most comprehensive “e” discovery and management solutions, offering unparalleled integration to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.

    EBSCO serves clients in more than 200 countries through our 31 offices worldwide with more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about EBSCO’s products and services, visit


    For more information, please contact:
    Heather Klusendorf
    Media Relations Coordinator
    EBSCO Corporate Communications

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    May 11th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ New Decision Support Tool Provides High-Level Chemical Legislation and Regulation Information to Executives ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 10, 2011 — Chemical Controls Watch™, a monitoring tool for corporate toxicologists and executives responsible for chemical handling, is now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). Chemical Controls Watch is a comprehensive resource for executives tasked with managing toxic chemicals at their organization.

    Chemical Controls Watch helps executives maintain awareness of chemical-related regulations and legislation that may impact business operations, imports and exports—a necessity in today’s increasingly interconnected global economy. The resource includes more than 80 reports tracking chemical-related laws and regulations related to international trading blocs and the top 75 economies throughout the world. Each report contains the following information, when available:

    • MSDS requirements
    • Import/export controls
    • Chemical inventory
    • Occupational/biological exposure limits
    • Transportation controls
    • Hazard classification criteria
    • Product registration requirements
    • Product labeling requirements
    • Marketing and use restrictions
    • Direct and indirect food contact regulations

    Chemical Controls Watch utilizes EBSCO’s well established evidence-based methodology that is designed to focus on areas of interest to corporate executives. The evidence-based approach identifies, selects and systematically evaluates pertinent information and creates a synthesis of the best available evidence. EBSCO’s experience with evidence-based content includes the point-of-care resources it provides to hospitals and other medical institutions including the clinical decision support resource DynaMed™. Other EBSCO products that have adapted the evidence-based methodology include Sustainability Watch™, Corporate Learning Watch™, Competency Center™ and Food Industry Watch™.
    Chemical Controls Watch may be integrated into corporate portals and Intranets. The EBSCOhost® Integration Toolkit allows EBSCO’s content to be incorporated into an organization’s workflow—providing seamless access to premium content.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. 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