EBSCO Publishing Acquires Ergonomics Abstracts™ from Taylor & Francis

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Ergonomics Abstracts—Providing Indexing on Key Content Related to Ergonomics and Human Factors—to be Available on EBSCOhost®~

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This database provides coverage for a variety of subject areas that are only gaining in importance. Providing this resource on EBSCOhost® further brings this important content to researchers.

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has acquired Ergonomics Abstracts™ from Taylor & Francis. The database is focused on ergonomics and human factors. Ergonomics Abstracts provides indexing for eBooks, journal articles and reference works in a variety of fields that will be of value to academic libraries and research institutes as well as ergonomists, health and safety specialists, allied health, design professional and others.

Ergonomics Abstracts includes abstracts of articles from more than 400 leading journals plus book chapters and conference proceedings, and currently includes more than 135,000 online records covering more than 25 years of ergonomics research. Ergonomics Abstracts provides essential information for ergonomists, health and safety specialists, human factors engineers, human computer interaction specialists, designers, systems analysts, industrial engineers, occupational psychologists and occupational and physical therapists.

In addition to mainstream ergonomics, Ergonomics Abstracts provides content from psychology, physiology, biomechanics, job design, human-computer interaction, safety science, human engineering, medicine, occupational health, sport and transport. Specific content includes the following areas:

  •     General ergonomics
  •     Human characteristics
  •     Performance related factors
  •     Methods and techniques
  •     Information presentation and communication
  •     Display and control design
  •     Workplace and equipment design
  •     Environment
  •     System characteristics
  •     Work design and organization
  •     Health and safety
  •     Social and economic impact of the system
  •     Methods and techniques

Dr. David Green, Global Journals Publishing Director for Taylor & Francis Group says, “Taylor & Francis are delighted to have found such a good home for Ergonomics Abstracts. There is a logic in this arrangement which will guarantee a bright digital future for this online service. It was a singleton STM A&I service in our portfolio, and we are sure that EBSCO Publishing will be able to take it to the next level of functionality with the depth and spread of their secondary publishing and the functionality of their platform. We wish this publication every success.”

EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins says the acquisition of Ergonomics Abstracts is another way to continue to support the needs of libraries and expand access to information. “This database provides coverage for a variety of subject areas that are only gaining in importance. Providing this resource on EBSCOhost® further brings this important content to researchers.” Ergonomics Abstracts will migrate to the EBSCOhost platform by the end of the calendar year.

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 Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group collaborates with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology. From our network of offices in Oxford, Philadelphia, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

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