EBSCO Information Services Now Offers Database with Critical Reviews of Digital Resources through Release of ccAdvisor

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Resource Provides More Than 400 Professionally Vetted Reviews

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ccAdvisor is the only peer-reviewed resource of critical reviews. Nowhere else can librarians find updated, professionally vetted reviews for the academic and library markets.

ccAdvisor, an online review source of information databases and digital resources, is now available from EBSCO Information Services(EBSCO). ccAdvisor provides in-depth, critical reviews of digital resources for the academic and library markets. The resource is a collaboration between Choice and Charleston Advisor, two well-known and highly respected review sources.

ccAdvisor is the only peer-reviewed, continuously updated review source for academic databases, websites and tools for librarians, students, and faculty. With more than 400 professionally vetted reviews in all subject areas, ccAdvisor assists librarians and faculty with the evaluation and selection of digital resources to improve collection development and discovery.

Each review ranges from 1,500 to 3,000+ words and analyzes content, audience level, user interface, technical details, pricing, contract information and competitive products. To help users determine the best resources for their needs, ccAdvisor offers critical evaluations with ratings, interactive “Compare Products” tables, a polling utility for user comments and the ability to compile and export lists, save searches, and set alerts.

As Choice Editor and Publisher, Mark Cummings notes, ccAdvisor is more than simply a selection tool. “Because it also reviews open-access resources, public websites, and tools, the work is an all-purpose guide for students and faculty looking to rapidly assess the scope and quality of resources needed for their research. ccAdvisor brings a powerful new voice to the evaluation of information databases.”

According to Sara Earley, Vice President of Product Management at EBSCO, ccAdvisor provides a unique solution for collection developers, researchers and librarians. “ccAdvisor is the only peer-reviewed resource of critical reviews. Nowhere else can librarians find updated, professionally vetted reviews for the academic and library markets.”

To learn more about ccAdvisor, please go to: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/ccadvisor.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy(at)ebsco.com

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