EBSCO Discovery Service

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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.

The unmatched quantity of searchable full text available via EDS is an important complement to its superior depth of indexing.

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.


Discovery Layer

Content Type

Library Tool
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Vendor Contact

Danielle Woods
Regional Sales Manager – Academic, Public & School Libraries
Email: dwoods@ebsco.com
Mobile: m +61 418 121 501