Presentation E B S C O J S T O R, Fall 2012

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  • 1. EBSCO Host & JSTOR Mohammed VI Library Fall 2012
  • 2.  
  • 3. What is EBSCOHost?
    • EBSCO is an acronym for E lton B S tephens Co mpany
    • EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
  • 4. Mohammed VI Library’s Current Subscriptions (EBSCOHost)
    • Multi-disciplinary databases:
    • Academic Search Complete
    • Subject-specific databases
    • Business Source Complete
    • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    • Regional Business News
    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    • GreenFILE
    • MEDLINE
    • ERIC
    • Teacher Reference Center
  • 5. JSTOR
  • 6. Definitions
    • JSTOR is a short for J ournal Stor age
    • JSTOR is an Online Archive
    • of Scholarly Journals
    • All full-text
    • Nearly all academic journals
    • Covers from the first issue of a journal up to approx. 5 years ago
  • 7. EBSCO/JSTOR
  • 8. Basic Differences EBSCOHost JSTOR Provides content from a wide range of sources (journals (peer-reviewed); magazines, newspapers; monographs, etc.) Provides content from a unique source (scholarly Journals) Allows for recent content/current issues Offers archival content/back issues Has an indexed, standardized subject heading (subjects terms, thesaurus, MeSH) Lacks a standardized subject heading
  • 9. Basic Similarities
    • Both offer academic (and peer-reviewed) content
    • Both are searchable and browsable
    • Both allow cross-disciplinary search
    • In essence, both databases should be conceived of as complementary
  • 10.
    • Thank you!
    • For any questions, please contact:
    • Reference Desk
    • x 2149
    • Multimedia Learning Center (MLC)
    • x 2135