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EBSCO Information Services Offers the YBP Core Titles Collections

Posted Apr 21, 2015
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EBSCO Information Services is introducing 10 new EBSCO eBooks Featured Collections designed to give academic libraries a simple way to add important titles to their collections. The YBP U.S. Core Titles Collections and the YBP U.K. Core Titles Collections are each comprised of five subject-related collections of EBSCO eBooks found in the YBP Core Titles.

Each year, profiling bibliographers from YBP Library Services, an industry leader in delivering content solutions to academic libraries, compile YBP Core Titles, a list of titles that are considered to be essential to academic libraries. These lists assist academic librarians with identifying the best possible titles to add to their collections each year.

The YBP Core Titles Featured Collections include more than 2,800 titles that have been identified as excellent academic titles between 2010 and 2014. Separate collections are available for the U.S. Core Titles list and the U.K. Titles list organized by the following five subjects:

· Arts & Humanities

· Medicine

· Science & Technology

· Business & Economics

· Social Sciences 

Publishers include ABC-CLIO, Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis Ltd., and many more esteemed university of academic presses. Notable titles include An Unwritten Novel: Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet’ Ancient Syria; A Three Thousand Year History by Trevor Bryce; Mad Music: Charles Ives, the Nostalgic Rebel; The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union; and Apes and Human Evolution.

EBSCO eBooks proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. EBSCO eBooks currently offers over 700,000 ebooks and audiobooks, representing a deep collection of ebook content that is accessible via a variety of devices. Accessing the EBSCOhost platform for ebooks and audiobooks saves librarians training time and adds a well-known search platform to the end user’s experience. Allowing end users to search for ebooks and audiobooks along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections.

EBSCO eBooks are available for purchase on an individual basis as well as in Subject Sets, Featured Collections and Custom Collections with a growing number of purchase, lease and subscription options as well as patron driven options. Lowering the cost for libraries makes the decision to focus on, or add to ebook and audiobook collections easier and more cost-effective. Visit for more information.

Source: EBSCO Information Services,

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