EBSCO Releases Thematic Collections from American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals

~ New Digital Archives Collections Focus on Specific Subject Areas ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 14, 2014 —EBSCO Information Service (EBSCO) is introducing new collections drawn from American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals that focus on specific subject areas. The first set of 17 Thematic Collections for AAS Historical Periodicals are now available and a total of 50 of the digital archive collections will be released over the next several months.

The collections of historical periodicals provide rich content detailing American history and culture from the mid-18th century through the late-19th century. The 17 initial collections cover the following areas:

  • Advertising
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Medicine and Health
  • The American West
  • Business, Industry and Professions
  • Canada
  • Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopal  Religions 
  • Current Events of the Period
  • Drama, Humor, and Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language Periodicals in America
  • Masons, Odd-Fellows and Other Societies
  • Military and Law Enforcement
  • Religious Issues Pertaining to Women, Children, and Families
  • Science
  • Slavery and Abolition
  • Women's Periodicals of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century

The specialized focus of the collectionswill allow libraries to meet the needs of both researchers and faculty who have particular areas of interest. Title counts range from 87 in the most highly specialized collection to approximately 300 in the broadest collection.

The American Antiquarian Society is the premier research library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The Thematic Collections for AAS Historical Periodicals includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals only available from the American Antiquarian Society.

For more information on the Thematic Collections for AAS Historical Periodicals, go to EBSCO’s digitals archives web page at: http://www.ebscohost.com/archives.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and 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. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 500,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. 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. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO 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
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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