Library & Information Science Source™ Now Available from EBSCO Publishing

~ Latest Information in Field of Library and Information Science ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 23, 2012 —Library & Information Science Source, the definitive resource in the field of library and information science, is now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). Library & Information Science Source is a full-text resource designed to help librarians and researchers easily find the latest information in a rapidly evolving field of library and information science. 

Developed by librarians for librarians, Library & Information Science Source will appeal to those interested in librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and many other library and information science related areas. Specific coverage includes subjects such as automation, care and restoration of books, circulation procedures, government aid, internet software, library equipment and supplies and rare books.

Library & Information Science Source includes full text for more than 460 high-quality journals, nearly 30 full-text monographs, thesauri and indexing for hundreds of journals as well as books, research reports and proceedings. The database also provides access to author profiles, including information on 5,000 of the most-frequently indexed authors, such as which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles, and in which publications the author has been published.

H.W. Wilson records form the foundation of Library & Information Science Source. For the first time the entire H.W. Wilson indexing collection of literature in library and information science studies and librarianship is available within a single database. Library & Information Science Source is a combination of all the A&I and full text records in H.W. Wilson’s Library & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983 and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text. In addition there is all the unique A&I and full text content from Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts with Full Text™, plus an additional 50 full text titles not available on any other EBSCOhost® database.

EBSCO and H.W. Wilson merged in 2011 in what was viewed by the companies as an ideal match. The acquisition led directly to heightening the value and quality of EBSCO and Wilson resources as well as the creation of a line of source products, including Library & Information Science Source. EBSCO plans to release additional source products focusing on specific subject matter over the next few months.

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 more than 325,000 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 EBSCODiscovery 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 Publishing Web site at:, or contact:  EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


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