EBSCO Discovery ServiceTM brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience.
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.
Unparalleled Depth of Indexing
EBSCO Discovery Service returns superior search results because of the depth of superior metadata available. Side-by-side searches with other discovery services prove that EDS provides more in-depth indexing for the clear majority of journals and magazines. Whether or not a library subscribes to an index on EBSCOhost, high-quality subject indexing (from controlled vocabularies) is always prevalent within EDS, and massive backfiles are included in many cases.
Highest-Quality Metadata of Any Discovery Service
Unlike other discovery services that may primarily rely on "thin" metadata for their indexed content (mostly comprised of table of contents information/article titles), EBSCO Discovery Service draws upon EBSCO's extensive publisher relationships to feature a far more robust collection of rich metadata for most indexed content, ensuring that users can obtain the most relevant search results for their queries.
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Regional Sales Manager | Academic & Public Libraries | NSW & ACT
Phone: 02 8908 2300
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