Ipswich. MA (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Elsevier have come to an agreement allowing mutual customers to access Scopus within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Scopus is a bibliographic, abstract and citation database provided by Elsevier. The agreement enables researchers at institutions that subscribe to both Scopus and EDS to conduct their search via the single search box of EBSCO Discovery Service, access the extensive content in Scopus within the results and be able to link to the full record. This agreement will benefit mutual customers by providing increased exposure to scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences content.
“Expanding the discoverability of Scopus content for researchers is one of our most important goals,” commented Cameron Ross, Head of Product Management for Scopus at Elsevier. “EBSCO Discovery Service will let Scopus subscribers use their library’s standard search interface to widen their search to quickly find information. Researchers at institutions that subscribe to both will now have access to citation data as well as other in-depth analytical tools that will enable them to achieve better research outcomes.”
Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database with broad interdisciplinary coverage. The Scopus database includes the abstracts and references of 19,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus offers scholars a comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences fields, as well as in the arts and humanities.
Elsevier is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal and book publishers including Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, Nature Publishing, IEEE, ACM and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, The Hathi Trust and many others.
The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing), which accounts for more than 350,000 publications from the world’s top publishers and information providers. However, because EDS is a custom solution, the complete index to materials for any given customer may be expanded greatly beyond the coverage referenced for the Base Index. In terms of depth of coverage for publications in the EBSCO Discovery Service Base Index, content extends back to the 15th century, and in some cases, even earlier. The inclusion of custom catalogs, repositories and other resources may certainly further extend the dates of archival coverage for a given institution.
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.
EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.
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 350 databases and nearly 300,000 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.
Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, Scopus was designed and developed with input from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from nearly 19,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to subscribed full-text articles, library resources, and other applications, such as reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier, and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals; and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health-care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
For more information, see http://www.elsevier.com/.