EBSCO Publishing Acquires World Textiles from Elsevier

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Information on Developments and Innovations in the Textile Industry Dating Back Nearly 40 Years Being Added to Textile Offerings from EBSCOhost®

The acquisition of World Textiles from Elsevier allows EBSCO to offer additional resources in an important subject area. With this acquisition and our existing Textile Technology Index™ database, we are now providing the definitive textile resources...

EBSCO Publishing has completed the acquisition of World Textiles from Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The database contains data from 1970 to the present, providing researchers with international coverage of scientific, trade, technical and economic publications. Selection for content in World Textiles utilizes a unique classification scheme designed to adapt coverage to current research trends.

World Textiles is a comprehensive source of information for anyone involved in textiles since it covers a broad range of topics including plant development, computer control, manufacturing and finishing processes, commercial development, performance of textile products and environmental concerns. World Textiles is also a source of American, British and European patents and international standards information.

World Textiles provides current coverage of nearly 200 international journals and provides archival coverage of several hundred additional journal titles, books and reports. Nearly 300,000 records are available from 1970 onwards with an additional 12,500+ new citations and abstracts added annually.

Subject coverage includes: the manufacture and properties of fibers, yards and fabrics; chemical and finishing processes; medical textiles (both surgical and hygiene products); automotive and industrial textiles; garment construction--making-up and new fabrics; composites; recycling and environmental concerns; plant services and control systems; analysis, testing, quality control; polymer science and management.

World Textiles provides full bibliographical details for each entry and powerful search functionality and controlled indexing vocabulary along with enhanced subject classification to ensure precision retrieval.

EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins says, "The acquisition of World Textiles from Elsevier allows EBSCO to offer additional resources in an important subject area. With this acquisition and our existing Textile Technology Index™ database, we are now providing the definitive textile resources to researchers around the globe."

World Textiles will provide an exceptional complement to EBSCO's Textile Technology Complete™ which offers extensive coverage of the scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing. Formerly the Institute of Textile Technology's Textile Technology Digest, Textile Technology Complete traces the body of knowledge in textile science and technology as far back as the early years of the 20th century.

Textile Technology Complete contains indexing and abstracting for more than 480 periodical titles, and for hundreds of titles drawn from sources such as books, conferences, theses, technical reports and trade literature. Subject coverage includes manufacturing techniques, textile end products, chemicals and dyes, the properties of natural and synthetic fibers and yarns, environmental issues, and the related areas of chemistry, biology and physics. Coverage spans the domestic and international arenas and includes publications covering the major resources from the scientific community, as well as the apparel, home furnishings, flooring, and polymer industries.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher's Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. 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.

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