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Wilson & EBSCO to produce Source databases in 7 major areas of study including:

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Wilson Staff:

“It’s an exciting time. The merging with EBSCO allows us to move in new directions that wouldn’t have been possible for either side on its own.”

Dexter R. Evans, MLS
H.W. Wilson Southwest
Sales Representative

Wilson Staff:

“Long-time Wilson customers are already seeing benefits of the merger, including some free database upgrades. With the transition to EBSCOhost, we expect increased usage of Wilson resources, and additional value for end users.”

Deborah Loeding
H.W. Wilson
VP, Sales & Marketing

EBSCOhost Transition Plan

As Wilson products are transitioned to the EBSCOhost platform, many customers will receive free upgrades to larger, more comprehensive databases. Please refer to the table below for more details:

Pre-Existing Wilson Product Product to Be Provided Post Merger
Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective: 1913-1983 Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective: 1913-1983 (H.W. Wilson)
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts   Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Applied Science & Technology Full Text Applied Science & Technology Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Applied Science & Technology Index Applied Science & Technology Index (H.W. Wilson)
Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective: 1913-1983 Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective: 1913-1983 (H.W. Wilson)
Art Abstracts  Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Art Full Text  Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Art Index  Art Index (H.W. Wilson)
Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984  Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (H.W. Wilson)
Art Museum Image Gallery Art Museum Image Gallery 
Art Museum Image Gallery Special Collection Art Museum Image Gallery Special Collection
Bibliographic Index Plus Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)
Biography Index Past and Present Biography Index Past & Present (H.W. Wilson)
Biography Index Retrospective: 1905-1982 Biography Index Retrospective: 1905-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Biography Index: 1984 to present Biography Index Past & Present (H.W. Wilson)
Biography Reference Bank Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
Biography Reference Bank Select Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
Biological & Agricultural Index  Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (H.W. Wilson)  
Biological & Agricultural Index Plus  Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (H.W. Wilson)
Book Review Digest  Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson)
Book Review Digest Plus Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson)
Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982 Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Business Abstracts Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Business Full Text Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Business Periodicals Index Business Source Elite
Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982 Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Children's Core Collection  Children's Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)
Cinema Image Gallery Cinema Image Gallery
Current Biography 1940 to present Current Biography Illustrated (H.W. Wilson)
Current Biography Illustrated  Current Biography Illustrated (H.W. Wilson)
Current Issues: Environment Points of View Reference Center
Current Issues: Health Points of View Reference Center
Current Issues: Reference Shelf Plus Points of View Reference Center
Education Abstracts  Education Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Education Full Text  Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Education Index Education Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson)
Essay & General Literature Index  Essay & General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)
Essay & General Literature Retro Essay & General Literature Retro (H.W. Wilson)
Famous First Facts History Reference Center Plus
Fiction Core Collection Fiction Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)
General Science Abstracts General Science Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
General Science Full Text General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
General Science Index General Science Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Graphic Novels Core Collection Graphic Novels Core Collection  (H.W. Wilson)
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984  (H.W. Wilson)
Humanities Abstracts  Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Humanities Full Text Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Humanities Index Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Humanties Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson)
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (H.W. Wilson)
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text  (H.W. Wilson)
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981 Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981  (H.W. Wilson)
Junior Authors & Illustrators MagillOn Literature Plus
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text Library Literature & Information Science Full Text  (H.W. Wilson)
Library Literature & Information Science Index Library Literature & Information Science Index  (H.W. Wilson)
Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983 Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983 (H.W. Wilson)
Middle and Junior High Core Collection Middle and Junior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)
Nonbook Materials Core Collection Nonbook Materials Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)
OmniFile Full Text Mega OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)
OmniFile Full Text Select OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)
Omnifile V Full Text (discontinued) OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)
Play Index  Play Index  (H.W. Wilson)
Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (H.W. Wilson)
Readers' Guide Abstracts  Readers' Guide Abstracts (H.W. Wilson) 
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)
Readers' Guide Full Text Select Readers' Guide Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (H.W. Wilson)
Science Full Text Select Science Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)
Sears List of Subject Headings Sears List of Subject Headings (H.W. Wilson)
Sears: Lista de Encabezamientos de Materia Sears: Lista de Encabezamientos de Materia
Senior High Core Collection Senior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson)
Short Story Index  Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson)
Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983 Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983 (H.W. Wilson)
Social Sciences Abstracts Social Sciences Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Social Sciences Full Text Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Social Sciences Index Social Sciences Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)
Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983  Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983 (H.W. Wilson) 
Wilson Biographies Illustrated  Biography Reference Center
Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated Biography Reference Center
World Authors MagillOn Literature Plus

Bring Wilson Databases into EDS

Content is the most important area when it comes to discovery services. “Content” encompasses not only the comprehensive nature of overall source coverage in a discovery service, but also the manner in which these sources are covered. In other words, in order for a discovery service to provide the best possible results on the first page of a result list, the metadata utilized in searching must be very detailed.

The Most Comprehensive and Robust Indexing of any Discovery Service
Whereas some discovery services tend to rely on basic Table of Contents data in searching, EDS utilizes detailed indexing including not only article title, source, author, etc., but more critically, subject headings, author keywords, author-supplied abstracts and other robust detail. Of course the availability of full text to search against is also a factor, and EDS leads the way in this area. But the reality is that there is a misconception about the value of relying on Table of Contents and full text for searching. This is because the power in quality relevancy ranking comes in large part from subject headings that are applied to each article by trained indexers leveraging controlled vocabularies.

Enhancing the Discovery Experience via Detailed Subject Indexes and “Platform Blending”
There is tremendous value in high-end indexing when it comes to providing the best results for a search query. This is a primary reason libraries utilize detailed subject indexes (e.g., H.W. Wilson databases, CINAHL, Historical Abstracts, Inspec, MEDLINE, PsycINFO), and we believe the best way to add “power” to comprehensiveness in a discovery service. In addition to the level of indexing provided in the EDS base index, for EDS customers who subscribe to H.W. Wilson databases, for example, the full indexing of these resources is brought in to the EDS experience. This happens through a process we call “platform blending” which allows databases that exist on the EBSCOhost platform (to which a library subscribes) to become part of the search experience. This is a huge advantage and unique characteristic of EDS as the overwhelming majority of these important index-only databases do not participate in discovery services. However, due to platform blending, an EDS searcher will be able to find results from an important index such as Art Abstracts…something that is not possible in other services. In the end, we are combining comprehensiveness with high-end indexing in order to provide the best, most relevant results immediately to the researcher – and easy access to full text.

No Cost Upgrades

Increasing Access to Wilson Resources – Unlimited Usage Options & Free Unlimited Use Upgrade for Retrospective Customers

If you have purchased a Wilson database, it is likely that it has some sort of restriction on the number of simultaneous users that may access the product. EBSCO will offer individual institutions affordable upgrade options to move to unlimited access.

In addition, if your library has purchased a Wilson Retro Index, EBSCO will be lifting the simultaneous user restriction and offering a free upgrade to unlimited access (to all individual institutions effective September 2011). This upgrade is not applicable to multi-site/shared subscriptions. To see all applicable retrospective archives, please visit www.ebscohost.com/archives.