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Thursday, 30th May 2013

EBSCO Discovery Service to Include Gale Databases and Archives

By Africa S. Hands

From The Charleston Advisor:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service(TM) (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service.

Libraries using EDS will benefit from easier access to their Gale databases, e-books and archives. The agreement includes metadata for Gale's largest databases and archives such as Gale Virtual Reference Library, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Infotrac, In Context databases, and more.

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