The African American Historical Serials Collection from EBSCO Publishing Named an Outstanding Academic Title

Collection developed in collaboration with the American Theological Library Association preserves endangered serials focused on African American religious life and culture.

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In the Choice review the collection was called, “a fantastic primary source tool for understanding a specific epoch from a unique perspective.”

IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

The African American Historical Serials Collection™ from EBSCO Publishing, developed in collaboration with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), has been named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine.

The African American Historical Serials Collection includes African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies. In the Choice review the collection was called, “a fantastic primary source tool for understanding a specific epoch from a unique perspective.”

The African American Historical Serials Collection was developed as part of an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture. Compiled and accessible to researchers in one digital collection, this unique resource of formerly fragmentary, widely dispersed, and endangered materials contain more than 60,000 pages of content from over 170 unique titles. It documents the history of African American life and religious culture in America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

EBSCO Publishing has continued to significantly increase the number of resources offered in its collection of digital archives. For more information on the complete collection and how to access the products please go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/archives.

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 e-books. The company provides more than 375 databases and more than 350,000 e-books. 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 The American Theological Library Association
Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of nearly one thousand individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA offers a prestigious product line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology, including the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®) and various historical archive products. For more information visit: http://www.atla.com.