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EBSCO Publishing Releases Alternative Press Index™ and Alternative Press Index: Archive™


By kmcevoy - Posted on 09 September 2010

~ New EBSCOhost® Databases Provide Comprehensive Coverage of Alternative Sources of Information ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 9, 2010 —Alternative Press Index™ (API) and Alternative Press Index: Archive™, new bibliographic databases from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), are now available. Alternative Press Index is one of the most extensive and up-to-date guides to alternative sources of information available today and Alternative Press Index: Archive delivers archives of the alternative sources dating back to 1969.

Alternative Press Index is a bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from more than 300 international alternative, radical and left periodicals. Born of the New Left, the API was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change.

With more than 330,000 records, beginning as early as 1991, API is considered the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the alternative press and critical social research available. API covers theories and practices of socialism and revolution alongside ecology, democracy, anarchism, feminism, organized labor, indigenous peoples and gay & lesbians.

Alternative Press Index: Archive provides earlier coverage from 1990 back to 1969. Other digital archives available from EBSCO include The Nation Digital Archive™, a 135-year of archive of reporting opinion and criticism, and the New Republic Archive™ containing more than 4,550 issues, with coverage dating back to 1914.

The release of these new databases adds to the collection of political science databases available from EBSCO. Political Science Complete™ contains full-text for over 480 journals with a worldwide focus, reflecting on the globalization of contemporary political discourse and International Political Science Abstracts™ includes current indexing and abstracts of the world's leading journals in political science. Other political science databases offered by EBSCO include The Left Index™ and Public Affairs Index™.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.

EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more 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: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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Kathleen McEvoy
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kmcevoy@ebscohost.com