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EBSCO Adds Content to BookSource: Nonfiction Database

Posted Oct 12, 2005
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EBSCO Publishing has announced that it has added content to BookSource: Nonfiction, which now features more than 3,100 nonfiction books, including 1,300 that are part of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program used by many schools.

BookSource: Nonfiction, available via EBSCOhost, is a full text, fully searchable database and also offers informative abstracts. BookSource: Nonfiction provides full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books that are favored by schools and public libraries, according to the EBSCO announcement. This database provides a variety of books including many complete series from publishers such as Bess Press, Capstone Press, Chelsea House, Compass Point Books, Crabtree Publishing, Fulcrum Publishing, Great Neck Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds, Inc., Oliver Press, Oxford University Press, Rourke Publishing LLC, and Stackpole Books.

Full Text subject content in BookSource: Nonfiction includes biographies, social studies, history, and science, as well as additional valuable information on careers, health & medical issues, life skills, sports, adventure, technology, ethnicity, and disabilities.

Users of BookSource: Nonfiction can limit their searches by one or more of the following criteria: book title, year published, Lexile reading level, number of pages, or articles with images. Searches can be also conducted from book title and subject authority files.

The book content in BookSource: Nonfiction is broken into manageable units, such as chapters, sub-headings, or whole books for short, one-subject publications. Each unit will appear as its own record in the result list with citation information and a detailed abstract. The citation for each record will also include a link, "Click to view Table of Contents," that will provide a table of contents list of all related records from the same publication.

Source: EBSCO Publishing, http://www.epnet.com/


 
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