Encyclopedia Britannica has agreed to join the list of content providers for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Britannica Digital Learning adds metadata to the EDS Base Index and allows full text searching of Britannica's Britannica Online School, PreK-8, Public Library, 21st Century Explorer and Academic Editions.
Institutions subscribing to EDS will be able to search Britannica's Online School, PreK-8, Public Library, 21st Century Explorer and Academic Editions, and if their school or library subscribes to Britannica Online they'll be able to retrieve Britannica's articles and other educational resources in their entirety.
The wide array of topics covered in these databases will greatly enhance the search experience for EBSCO Discovery Service users, the announcement states. They include language arts, history and society, travel and geography & science and technology. Britannica content includes encyclopedias, atlases, timelines, learning materials, magazines, websites, videos, national statistics, the classics, biographies and news.
Britannica is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more accessibility to their content. Partners include scholarly journal and 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, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.
Source: EBSCO Publishing, www.ebscohost.com