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Additional EBSCO Databases

By Ellen Meltzer, CDL Information Services Manager

As mentioned in an earlier announcement about the move to EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete (3/19 to Users Council), the UC libraries have received free access to several additional EBSCO databases.  Some of these are aimed at a K-12 audience, and those campuses with education programs requested that we acquire them.

(As a reminder, users can currently use Academic Source Complete, and Gale’s Expanded Academic ASAP will be retired June 30.)

The new titles (in addition to Academic Search Complete) are available now, and can be accessed from the EBSCO dropdown menu.

Business Source® Complete
On the Business Searching Interface,uid&profile=bsi  
On the EBSCOhost Interface,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bth  
Business Source Complete is “the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.  As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included.  In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database.  Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Complete is the overwhelmingly superior database for full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.  Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.”

EBSCO Animals,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ani 
EBSCO’s Encyclopedia of Animals offers in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals.  The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals. Within some of the full text, image links are available for the Windows client.  Images are accessed by double-clicking any image graphic.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=funk 
The Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.  Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.  The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.  This database is updated annually.

GreenFILE offers information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.  Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact.  Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.  GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lxh
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 690 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings.  Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.  Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

MasterFILE Premier,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=f5h 
MasterFILE Premier is designed specifically for public libraries; MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 1,750 general periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,400 titles.   This database features: 5,000full textMagill Book Reviews;nearly 500 full text reference books including theWorld Almanac & Book of Facts; full text from 85,827 biographies; 105,789 full text primary source documents;American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition;and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.  MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journaland National Review.

Middle Search Plus,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mih 
Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines.  All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.  Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary,4th Editionfrom Houghton Mifflin, the Encyclopedia of Animals, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mth 
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites.  The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals.  The database also offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.  Some publications covered in this database include Air Force Comptroller, Army Reserve Magazine, Defence Studies, JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, Military Technology, Combat Edge, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces, and many more.  Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.

Newspaper Source,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nfh 
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 28 U.S. and international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc.  The database also contains selected full text for more than 260 U.S. newspapers, including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, Daily News (New York), San Jose Mercury News, etc.  In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Primary Search,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=prh 
Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines.  Examples of publications covered in Primary Search include: Appleseeds, Boys’ Life, Cobblestone, Cricket, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, Jack & Jill, Ladybug, Ranger Rick, Science World, Spider, SuperScience, Time for Kids, Turtle, and many more.  This database also provides the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.  Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.  Full text backfiles go as far back as 1990, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as 1985.

Regional Business News,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bwh 
Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain’s New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.