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EBSCO Publishing and Philosophy Documentation Center Agreement Enables Mutual Customers Access to Scholarly Philosophy Content via EBSCO Discovery Service™

~ Mutual Customers Benefit from Exposure to Content in Philosophy and Related Disciplines ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — August 11, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Philosophy Documentation Center have come to an agreement allowing scholarly philosophy content to be available to end users via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement enables institutions subscribing to both EDS and Philosophy Documentation Center to conduct their search via the single search box of EBSCO Discovery Service, access the valuable content in Philosophy Documentation Center within the results and be able to link over to the full record.

Established in 1966, Philosophy Documentation Center provides scholarly materials to researchers in the areas of philosophy, applied ethics, religious studies, classics, and related disciplines. Philosophy Documentation Center helps support all levels of teaching and research in these disciplines by providing essential resources such as: reference materials, peer-reviewed journals, book series, conference proceedings and research databases.

The addition of the rich Philosophy Documentation Center metadata to the EDS Base Index, including full-text searching, and the ability for EBSCO Discovery Service users to link to the full record will provide a wealth of philosophy content for EDS users and greatly enhance their single search interface experience.

Philosophy Documentation Center 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, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.

The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing) in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers, representing far more content providers and publishers than any other discovery service.

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.

EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (, and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.

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 eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 eBooks. 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 Publishing Web site at:, or contact: [email protected]. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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