|EBSCO Publishing has announced that EBSCO Canada has combined the contents
of three major literary reference series with book reviews, essays, works
of literary criticism, author biographies, and current periodical articles
to form the new Canadian Literary Centre database. The company has also
announced that the Business Source: Corporate and Biomedical Reference
Collection: Corporate Edition databases have been added to EBSCOhost
with links to PubMed and The British Library.
Canadian Literary Centre
The three reference series that comprise Canadian Literary Centre include
The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors, an eight-volume
set that provides access to primary and secondary author information, complete
annotations on all secondary information, an index of critics listed, and
an extensive list of audiovisual materials available for an author; the
Canadian Fiction Series, 32 books each referring to a major Canadian
author; and Canadian Writers and Their Works, a 24-volume set organized
chronologically with individual essays on 120 authors, covering both poets
and fiction writers.
Other book reviews, essays, works of literary criticism, and author
biographies can be found from sources such as ECW's Biographical Guide
to Canadian Novelists, ECW's Biographical Guide to Canadian Poets,
George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Fiction, George Woodcock's
Introduction to Canadian Poetry, and the Canadian Biography Series.
Canadian Literary Centre also contains periodical content that focuses
on Canadian literature, including Essays on Canadian Writing,
Canada, Quill & Quire, and the University of Toronto
According to the announcement, Business Source: Corporate and the Biomedical
Reference Collection: Corporate Edition provide unique content on a variety
of subjects to satisfy the needs of business professionals, research and
development groups, and any other information user in a competitive business
Business Source: Corporate contains more than 2,700 full-text publications
ranging from general periodicals such as Fortune, Red Herring,
and Fast Company to trade publications, includingAmerican Banker,
Chemical Week, and Electronic Business. It also features top
management journals such as Harvard Business Review,
Management Review, and California Management Review. Additional
sources of content include country economic reports from EIU, WEFA, ICON
Group, and Country Watch.
The Biomedical Reference Collection: Corporate Edition provides managers
and clinical researchers in industries such as bio-pharmaceutical, medical
device manufacturing, biogenetics, and consumer health with access to over
600 full-text journals. The journals include American Surgeon,
Journal of Public Health, BMJ: British Medical Journal, Annals of
Human Biology, American Journal of Human Genetics, and others
that cover disciplines such as biomedicine, health sciences, the healthcare
system, and pre-clinical sciences. All full-text journals contained in
the database are indexed in MEDLINE or CINAHL.
An agreement between EBSCO Publishing and PubMed, the National Library
of Medicine's (NLM) biomedical literature database, has enabled EBSCO to
provide full text for PubMed. Eligible users can link from PubMed records
to corresponding full text in EBSCOhost biomedical databases, including
the Biomedical Reference Collections and Nursing & Allied Health Collections.
EBSCO Publishing also offers complete LinkOut setup assistance—a PubMed
feature that provides links from PubMed bibliographic records to relevant
Web-accessible online resources—and further technical support to libraries
that want to represent their EBSCO holdings in PubMed. This allows seamless
linking from PubMed to corresponding articles in those EBSCOhost
full-text databases to which a library subscribes. Some administrative
maintenance is necessary if libraries want only active links to appear
to their users. However, EBSCO can facilitate this linking so libraries
will not need to enter and maintain information pertaining to their EBSCO
subscription on their own.
EBSCO Publishing's setup assistance and technical support will be limited
to EBSCOhost full-text databases. Libraries willing to establish
links to other information providers will have to use the Library LinkOut
File Submission Utility provided by NLM and contact the PubMed LinkOut
team for further assistance.
The British Library
The British Library's ArticlesDirect service is intended for individuals
and organizations with only an occasional need for documents and who prefer
the simplicity of ordering articles without registration. ArticlesDirect
will soon be followed by the release of ARTWeb, The British Library's document
order form for registered customers.
The links to document delivery services are made available via EBSCOadmin,
so each library can decide if ArticlesDirect is an appropriate service
to offer to its end-users. Once activated, this functionality works similarly
to other EBSCO ILS links. Libraries can choose to display links to The
British Library on every applicable search result or only when full text
is not available. At the library's discretion, the system could look for
full text in EBSCOhost databases, e-journal collections, and other
local holdings prior to alerting a user to the fact that an article can
be purchased via any of the affiliated document delivery services.
Source: EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich, MA, 800/653-2726, 978/356-6500; http://www.epnet.com.