EBSCO Discovery Service secures Elsevier content

June 22nd, 2011 · by spolanka · No Comments

Another discover service has secured the Elsevier ScienceDirect content, this time EBSCO Publishing’s Discovery Service.  Great to see this cooperation to provide library content in a centralized discovery tool.

More from the press release:  Full text from SciVerse ScienceDirect is being added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) thanks to a new agreement from Elsevier and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). ScienceDirect, part of the SciVerse suite of search and discovery products provided by Elsevier, is a leading full-text scientific database with journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and 20,000 books and major reference works. ScienceDirect currently includes more than 10.5 million articles and chapters with nearly 500,000 added every year.

“We recognize that our users are accessing information in many different ways,” says Yukun Harsono, Senior Vice President, Search & Discovery, Academic and Government Markets at Elsevier. “The addition of full-text articles and eBook chapters from SciVerse ScienceDirect to EBSCO Discovery Service stems from our continuous commitment to ensure that the content we provide is available and easily found through the discovery platforms our customers use.”

President of EBSCO Publishing Tim Collins says the size and the scope of the content that ScienceDirect indexing provides combined with the ease of search that EBSCO Discovery Service offers end users should make a significant difference for researchers. “We have seen impressive usage statistics for content providers once they are searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service. Adding full text searching from Elsevier means EDS now has full text searching for the largest journal publishers in the world. EBSCO believes strongly that the best discovery experience is one that combines full text searching with searching of high quality subject indexing from controlled vocabularies. EDS is the only service with that approach.”

Elsevier joins 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 & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Oxford University Press, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.

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.

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