Ipswich, MA (Vocus) October 8, 2010
Oxford University Press (OUP) has agreed to make its content available through EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing. EDS customers will be able to search their institution’s collection of OUP resources from the EDS single search box—expanding access to library collections and improving search results.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. As the largest university press in the world, Oxford University Press publishes more than 6,000 new publications per year including scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.
Resources that will be available through EDS include the Oxford Journals Collection—more than 220 journals covering medicine, life sciences, mathematics & physical sciences, humanities, law and social sciences—and the Oxford Journals Archive—more than 150 journals from 1849 to 1995 including content back to volume one, issue one. Oxford Scholarship Online and Oxford Handbooks Online will also be available. Oxford Scholarship Online includes more than 4,000 books in 18 subject areas. Oxford Handbooks Online provides access to more than 2,600 essays by the world’s leading scholars in business and management, philosophy, political science, and religion.
Oxford University Press joins Baker & Taylor, the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents File (ETOC), NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, Web of Science (for mutual customers), H.W. Wilson and many others—a growing list of information sources to EBSCO Discovery Service users.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage. Oxford University Press is another example of how EBSCO Discovery Service customers can add to the large EDS Base Index creating a truly custom collection and increasing the amount of information available to users through the single search box.
The Base Index for EBSCO Discovery Service forms the foundation upon which each EDS subscribing library builds out its custom collection. Beginning with the Base Index, each institution extends the reach of EDS by adding appropriate resources including its catalog, institutional repositories, EBSCOhost and other databases, and additional content sources to which it subscribes. It is this combination that allows a single, comprehensive, custom solution for discovering the value of any library’s collection.
The EDS Base Index is comprised of metadata from the world’s foremost information providers. At present, the EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers. Although constantly growing, today the EDS Base Index provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines & journals, approximately 825,000 CDs & DVDs, nearly six million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 20,000 conference proceedings and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 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. EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more 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.