EBSCO Information Services has announced that American historical collections from NewsBank’s Readex Division will be searchable via EBSCO's discovery service, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The new agreement will add metadata from Readex’s digital collection, Archive of Americana, into EDS and provide seamless access and full text searching for mutual customers, enabling them to search many of the most widely used collections of primary source research alongside their own library’s collection.
The addition of the Readex collection to EDS will enhance the discovery experience for libraries. The collection of historical books, newspapers and government publications enables researchers, teachers and students to explore every aspect of United States history, culture and daily lives across three centuries. The Archive of Americana collection from Readex includes:
* U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994
* Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
* Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
* Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800
* Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819
* American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, 1760-1900
* Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia
NewsBank is part of 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, Nature Publishing, IEEE, ACM and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, The HathiTrust 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.
Source: EBSCO Information Services, ebsco.com