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    March 29th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Four Million Bibliographic References Geared for Engineers, Technicians and Scientists Will Be Available in Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — March 29, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues to expand its access to German content in EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) thanks to a recent agreement with WTI-Frankfurt eG. The agreement allows content from WTI’s TEMA (Technology and Management) database to be available in the Base Index of EDS.

    TEMA includes more than four million bibliographic references geared toward engineers, technicians and scientists. Content is pulled from a wealth of sources including: journals, dissertations, reports, conferences and books from databases including DOMA Mechanical and Plant Engineering and WEMA Materials.

    Designed to help professionals make quick, decisive and informed decisions, TEMA covers a broad range of subject matter such as:

    • Aerospace
    • Automotive research
    • Ceramics and plastics
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical engineering and electronics
    • Energy
    • Information technology
    • Instrumentation
    • Machinery and plants
    • Management and organization
    • Manufacturing
    • Materials, metals and paints
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Medical engineering
    • Mining
    • Textile Engineering
    • Transportation

    EBSCO recently added German Theoretical & Empirical Social Research Projects and Social Science Literature (GESIS) content to EDS with the addition of Social Science Research Information System (SOFIS) and Social Science Literature Information System (SOLIS). EBSCO also introduced two German-Language search enhancements — an improved umlaut search and increased support for variants — for EBSCOhost® and EDS users.

    WTI-Frankfurt eG is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.

    The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing) in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers, representing far more content providers and publishers than any other discovery service.

    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.

    EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (, and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 eBooks. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of 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 Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594