The Most Comprehensive Collection of Content

The content associated with EBSCO Discovery Service is extensive in every way— EDS offers the highest-quality indexing of any discovery service, superior breadth and depth of coverage, as well as a continuously-growing collection of content. In addition, EBSCO continues to form strong partnerships with information providers and publisher partners that provide EDS with critical information for every researcher.

Superior Breadth of Coverage

EBSCO has an unprecedented number of partnerships with publishers, as well as database producers such as Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, Alexander Street Press, ABC-CLIO, JSTOR, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) and many others. Request a custom partner list.

Superior Depth of Coverage

  • Inclusion of Subject Indexes combines rich metadata with subject indexing and abstracts from leading subject indexes that are not searched by other discovery services (subscription on EBSCOhost required).
  • Full-text searching of journals and books from the most academic publishers, magazines and leading research databases, including Academic Search, Business Source, Communication & Mass Media Complete, CINAHL with Full Text, etc. (none of which are available through other discovery services—subscription required).

Superior Collection of Content

EBSCO Discovery Service represents content from a growing list of information providers and book publishers. Constantly expanding, EDS provides metadata for magazines and journals, newspaper articles, conference proceedings, books, CDs and DVDs, and additional information sources from various source types (see additional examples on right).

Library Catalog and Custom Components

EBSCO Discovery Service customers can build upon the collection by including metadata from their own unique collections, including their catalog (OPAC), Institutional Repositories, databases, archival collections and more.

Additional sources available via the
EBSCO Discovery Service Base Index include:

  • Biographies
  • Book summaries
  • Case studies
  • Company profiles
  • Conference papers
  • Congressional documents
  • Country fact sheets
  • Country reports
  • Dissertations
  • Educational reports
  • Essays
  • Financial reports
  • Government documents
  • Grey literature
  • Health reports
  • Industry reports
  • Law documents
  • Market research reports
  • Newspapers
  • Newspaper columns
  • Newswires
  • Pamphlets
  • Primary source documents
  • Reviews
  • State/Provincial fact sheets
  • Study guides
  • SWOT analyses
  • TV and radio news transcripts
  • Working papers