IPSWICH, Mass. — November 6, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released Humanities Source™, the most comprehensive resource available in the Humanities field. The bibliographic and full-text database was developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO and H.W. Wilson, and includes many unique sources that were never previously available. Humanities Source is the first time the entire H.W. Wilson indexing collection of Humanities research literature is available within a single database.
Humanities Source offers an invaluable collection for students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. The extensive collection features full-text for more than 1,480 journals, high-quality indexing and in-depth abstracts for thousands of journals, and indexing for hundreds of thousands of articles, including book reviews.
The millions of records cover subject areas such as archaeology, art, communications, dance, film, folklore, history, journalism, linguistics, literary and social criticism. Coverage also includes classical studies, area studies and gender studies. Humanities Source includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs and much more. Additionally, there is a unique subject thesaurus.
Humanities Source is a combination of the A&I and full-text records from the H.W. Wilson databases Humanities Retrospective: 1907-1984™ and Humanities Full Text™. In addition, all of the unique A&I and full-text content from the EBSCO database Humanities International Complete is included, plus an additional 140 full-text titles not available in other EBSCOhost® databases.
EBSCO and H.W. Wilson merged in 2011 in what was viewed by the companies as an ideal match. The acquisition led directly to heightening the value and quality of EBSCO and Wilson resources as well as the creation of a line of source products, including Humanities Source. EBSCO plans to release additional source products focusing on specific subject matter over the next few months.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of 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. The company provides more than 350 databases and more than 325,000 e-books. 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 (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: [email protected]. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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