a. EBSCO Business Source Premier

By Adam Siegel (Interim Resource Liaison), UC Davis

EBSCO’s Business Source Premier is now available to all 10 campuses.  For more information about the transition to EBSCO from ProQuest ABI Inform, see the previous issue of CDLINFO:
<http://cdlib.org/inside/news/cdlinfo/cdlinfo092304.html>

Business Source Premier (BSP) offers comprehensive coverage of business areas such as management, economics, finance, international business and marketing.

It includes full text articles from 3,100 scholarly journals and business periodicals. Another 3,900 periodicals and other sources are indexed and abstracted, including trade journals, business magazines, country economic reports, industry reports and company profiles from Datamonitor, market research reports, and monographs from academic publishers such as Oxford University Press.  BSP also features searchable, cited references for 1,205 peer-reviewed journals, and additional indexing and abstract backfiles for 350 selected scholarly journals going back to 1965 or the first issue.

In addition, BSP includes Regional Business News, with full text for more than 50 U.S. sources (including Crain Communications).

The EBSCO interface offers searchable PDF format with both simple and advanced search functionality, including search builders, search histories, subject headings and index browsing, alerts, and a business thesaurus with more than 12,000 terms.

The UC system selected EBSCO after UC selector groups conducted an in-depth comparative analysis of several business-specific electronic databases.  The database was endorsed by the Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections and approved by the Collection Development Committee to license as an important business resource for UC, with unique titles such as the Harvard Business Review (exclusive on BSP until 2010), California Management Review, and Sloan Management Review.

UC e-links are in place, and the CDL is working on shared catalog records.