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EBSCO Acquires British Education Index


By LMcEvoy - Posted on 15 August 2013

Educational resource offerings from EBSCO have been enhanced by the recent acquisition of the highly regarded British Education Index. The BEI includes more than 180,000 records for articles published in significant education journals published in the UK. BEI will complement EBSCO's other education offerings, Education Research Complete and Education Resource Information Center.

The release is below and can also be found online at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/BEI/EBSCO/prweb11029464.htm and on the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebscohost.com/newsroom/stories/ebsco-acquires-british-educati...

EBSCO Acquires British Education Index
~ Well-Respected Education Research Resource will Complement EBSCO’s Existing Education Databases ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — August 15, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will add to its education research resources with the acquisition of the British Education Index (BEI) from the University of Leeds Library. For nearly 40 years, the BEI has been an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the United Kingdom.

The BEI provides selective coverage, indexing only articles that have permanent educational interest. It currently includes more than 180,000 records for articles published in UK journals from 1976 onwards, and over 11,000 records for UK Theses.

EBSCO Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy Mark Herrick says that the British Education Index adds a new element to EBSCO’s already strong collection of education databases. “The British Education Index is a highly regarded education resource in the UK that will complement other educational offerings from EBSCO such as Education Research Complete™ and Education Resource Information Center™.”

Searching the BEI is enhanced by virtue of The British Education Thesaurus, which comprises a structured hierarchy of approximately 8,000 terms used to index the items included in the database. It was first produced in 1988 to provide a means to facilitate consistent subject-indexing of the literature by the index.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 450,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com