EBSCO and NewsBank Expand Partnership to Include Additional Collections from Readex in EBSCO Discovery Service™

~ Primary Source Research Materials Add More Historical Content to EDS ~

IPSWICH, Mass.April 16, 2015 — Five additional American and international historical collections from NewsBank’s Readex Division will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS), from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Metadata from Readex’s Archive of Americana and international studies collections will be added into EDS and provide seamless access and full-text searching for mutual customers, enabling them to search many of the most widely used collections of primary source research materials alongside their own library’s collection.

With the continued demand for historical content, the inclusion in EDS of these primary source research materials from Readex will benefit many researchers. Spanning centuries, these datasets offer a robust collection of historical books, pamphlets, government publications and other rare printed materials. Additionally, the datasets include an English-language archive of translations of foreign materials for insight into geo-politics, national security, the Cold War and more. The five new datasets from Readex include:

  • The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society
  • American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820-1922: From New-York Historical Society
  • The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society
  • American State Papers, 1789-1838
  • Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

These new datasets add to the growing amount of metadata in EDS from NewsBank’s Readex Division. Readex collections already available in EDS include: U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994; Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800; Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819; Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800; Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819; American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, 1760-1900; and Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia.

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 its relevance and value ranking technology.

About NewsBank
NewsBank, inc. has been one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 43 years. NewsBank’s comprehensive, web-based research collections satisfy the diverse needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, professionals, and researchers. NewsBank also offers online educational resources covering all academic curricula. NewsBank's Readex Division offers a wealth of Web-based collections in the humanities and social sciences, including the Archive of Americana, a family of historical collections featuring searchable books, pamphlets, newspapers, and government documents printed in America over more than three centuries. For more information, see http://www.newsbank.com/.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 650,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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