EBSCO Publishing Introduces a New Addition to its Collection of Digital Archives: The African American Historical Serials Collection

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~ Includes More than 170 Unique Titles Related to African American Religious Life and Culture ~

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The African American Historical Serials Collection was developed as part of an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture.

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is announcing the release of the latest database in its Historic Digital Archive Collection, The African American Historical Serials Collection™. Developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), this digital collection includes African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies.
The African American Historical Serials Collection was developed as part of an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture. Compiled and accessible to researchers in one digital collection, this unique resource of formerly fragmentary, widely dispersed, and endangered materials contain more than 60,000 pages of content from over 170 unique titles. It documents the history of African American life and religious culture in America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

EBSCO provides access via its Digital Archives Viewer. The viewer brings content alive and allows users to explore, manipulate, collect, and export content. The unique functionality of the Digital Archives Viewer enables it to reproduce the best aspects of the physical library research experience while incorporating the advances in modern digital technology.

EBSCO Publishing has continued to significantly increase the number of resources offered in its collection of digital archives. For more information on the complete collection please go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/archives

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 (http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://www.ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

About The American Theological Library Association
Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of nearly 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA's ecumenical membership represents many religious traditions and denominations. For more information visit http://www.atla.com/

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