Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

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A Free Resource Covering Library and Information Science

This free research database provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports, and more. It is EBSCO's intention to provide access to this resource on a continual basis.

Hundreds of Indexes 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts indexes nearly 580 core journals, over 50 priority journals, and more than 120 selective journals. Coverage in this free research database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. The database also includes a robust thesauri and author profiles.

Quality Author Information

Customers can review information on LISTA's most frequently indexed authors, including which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles and in which publications the author has been published.

Researchers can access LISTA at and EBSCO customers can add the database to their profile by visiting


This may be the best gift that library and information professionals ever received from commercial information services. LISTA is an open-access mega indexing/abstracting database on its own.

– Peter Jacso, Peter's Digital Reference Shelf