Thursday, 15th July 2010
EBSCO Acquires Two Databases from Sage (Criminal Justice Abstracts & Communications Abstracts)
From an Announcement:
EBSCO Publishing has acquired two databases from SAGE. Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communications Abstract are now available on EBSCOhost. Criminal Justice Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. Communications Abstracts is a comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications.
Current Criminal Justice Abstracts and/or Communications Abstracts customers using these database on other platforms will have EBSCOhost access concurrently available (at no extra cost) for the remainder of the institutionís current subscription period. Libraries subscribing to SocINDEX with Full Text, Social Work Abstracts, or Communications and Mass Media Complete will now be able to cross-search these leading databases with Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communications Abstracts.
Criminal Justice Abstracts: 235,000 Records on EBSCOhost Platform
Communications Abstracts Mas more than 200,000 Records on EBSCOhost Platform
As of July 15, 2010, subscriptions will only be available via EBSCOhost. Customers using Criminal Justice Abstracts and/or Communications Abstracts on another platform will continue with that platform through the end of their current subscription. EBSCOhost access will become concurrently available (at no extra cost) for the remainder of the institutionís current subscription period.
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UPDATE: Several people (including ResourceShelf) were wondering where the large increase of records in Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communication Abstracts were coming from.
Here's what we have learned about both databases.
Criminal Justice Abstracts (via EBSCOHost) has more than 235,000 records as opposed to 103,600 records (elsewhere).
Communications Abstracts (via EBSCOHost) has more than 200,000 records as opposed to the current 63,061 records (elsewhere).
The new records come from EBSCO now indexing all journals in each database cover-to-cover. Elsewhere, the indexing of each journal was either done near cover-to-cover or cover-to-cover. In one sentence:
Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communications Abstracts (via EBSCOHost) are now being indexed cover-to-cover.