EBSCO Publishing and the John Carter Brown Library Join Forces to Offer Free Historical Database

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~ Free Digitized Version of European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 Available on EBSCOhost® ~

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For many years, the content in this database has been available only in print form as a highly-respected resource for scholars. EBSCO is honored to make it available at no charge to libraries and the academic community at large. It is the first time it will be available in digital form anywhere.

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and the John Carter Brown Library have collaborated to bring a new bibliographic database to libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is a database based on the authoritative bibliography 'European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750.' European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is freely available online at: http://www.europeanamericana.com.

The bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at the John Carter Brown Library. The John Carter Brown Library is a leading repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities. The library was founded in 1846 and has been located at Brown University since 1901.

This new database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

Ted Widmer, director of The John Carter Brown Library says, “Partnering with EBSCO allows us to make this outstanding bibliography available as a resource for scholars worldwide. The EBSCOhost® interface and the robust features it provides searchers can further aid scholars exploring this rich content.”

EBSCO Publishing Vice President of Archive, Literature and Proprietary Publishing Michael Laddin says providing the resource for free is in line with EBSCO’s commitment to historical scholarship. “For many years, the content in this database has been available only in print form as a highly-respected resource for scholars. EBSCO is honored to make it available at no charge to libraries and the academic community at large. It is the first time it will be available in digital form anywhere.”

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is available on EBSCOhost®, one of the most-used research services available in libraries, universities, corporations, schools, medical institutions and government agencies around the world. EBSCOhost databases are usually available by institution-level subscription only, but EBSCO is making European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 available to anyone interested in European works that relate to the Americas.    

While the database is freely available online at: http://www.europeanamericana.com, libraries may add European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 to their EBSCOhost profiles by contacting technical support at support@ebsco.com. European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 will be the fourth database EBSCO has made available for free joining Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Teacher Reference Center™ and GreenFILE™.

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, or contact.

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

About John Carter Brown Library
The John Carter Brown Library is a private, non-profit, independently funded and administered institution for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. The Library holds one of the world's leading collections of books, maps, and manuscripts relating to the colonial period of the Americas, North and South, from 1492 to ca. 1825. Its holdings include 45,000 rare books (pre-1825 imprints) all relating to the Americas, North and South; plus early maps and prints; manuscripts; 16,000 specialized reference books (post-1825).

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