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EBSCO Publishing Releases 24 New Ebook Subject Sets

Posted Feb 23, 2011
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EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released 24 new ebook subject sets. The subject sets are part of a rapidly growing collection of ebooks that are offered in collections grouped by subject matter.

The latest ebook subject sets cover nine key collection areas including:

  • arts & humanities
  • business & economics
  • hot topics & special interests
  • medical
  • non-English
  • personal growth & how-to
  • science and technology
  • social sciences
  • vocational education

Subject sets are a prepackaged set of titles chosen specifically for their subject appeal. The collection development team of librarians and collection specialists use their expertise and knowledge to create collections and sets for libraries. Director of Content Collections for EBSCO Publishing Eve-Marie Miller says some of the recent collections were created with the international markets in mind. "While subject sets are always available to libraries worldwide, with this round of sets we specifically wanted to showcase some of our great content that appeals to an international audience.  These new sets were developed in consultation with our international teams and are tailored to help meet the needs and interests of libraries around the world."

Subject sets from EBSCO include titles published within the past three years, offering timely, updated information. The subject sets have no duplication among current or past offerings. The 24 new subject sets that are now available include:

Aging & Gerontology

Asian Regional Studies


Canadian Studies

Career Choice

Career Improvement & Professional Development

Caribbean & Latin American  Studies

Civil Engineering

Dentistry & Oral Sciences

Disaster Management

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Engineering Mathematics


Green Living

Information Technology: French

Latin American & Caribbean History: Spanish

Mechanical Engineering

Military History

Natural & Alternative Medicine


Technology: German

Terrorism & Counterterrorism

UK - Eire Studies

Vocational Education II

Subject sets are just one of the ways libraries can select their ebooks on EBSCOhost. Other options for content selection include custom collections and Patron Driven Acquisition. Custom collections allow libraries to work with EBSCO's collection development team to develop collections for any subject, language or content type. Patron Driven Acquisition allows libraries to establish a collection of titles for patrons based on patron usage.  

Ebooks on EBSCOhost offers nearly 300,000 ebooks and audiobooks. EBSCO is proactively soliciting new content in key areas and approximately 5,000 new titles are expected to be added each month.  In April EBSCO will release a preview of ebooks on EBSCOhost with a full migration to the EBSCOhost platform expected by July.

Source: EBSCO Publishing,

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