EBSCO Publishing Introduces Poetry & Short Story Reference Center™

~ The Most Comprehensive Database Collection of Poetry and Short Stories Available ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 10, 2013 —EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released a new library resource featuring the most comprehensive digital collection of poetry and short stories available for use by students, teachers and researchers. Poetry & Short Story Reference Centeroffers users access to a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary full-text poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays.

The full-text database includes more than 500 e-books and provides hundreds of thousands of original works of poetry from major literary publishers spanning several centuries. Information is included from books, literary journals as well as major respected reference works including exclusive titles from Salem Press such as the newly released Critical Survey of Poetry and Critical Survey of Short Fiction.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center has extensive works of American and English poets along with international poetry, and features classic and contemporary poems, short stories, plays, speeches, classic books, biographies, critical analyses, contextual essays and explications for important works. It also includes essays on poetic forms, techniques and movements; multimedia presentation, including over 2,200 audio and video recordings of poets reading their work; as well as discussions and interviews. In addition, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center includes teaching and learning resources for students and educators, including lesson plans and assignments.

EBSCO created Poetry & Short Story Reference Center when it realized there was a need for this type of resource. EBSCO Vice President of Product Management Michael Laddin says, “We listen to what our customers ask for and Poetry & Short Story Reference Center fills an important need for schools, public and academic libraries. This is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource that will provide a valued resource for students and researchers.”

More information about Poetry & Short Story Reference Center and other literary resources for high schools, public libraries and academic institutions is available the EBSCO Publishing website at: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/subjects/category/literary-poetry-studies.

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 (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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