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Updated 30 October, 2009

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NEWS: 20/11/07: Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) is now available on EBSCOhost.

EBSCO Publishing License Agreement - most recent version (28/7/08)
EBSCO Publishing License Agreement (25/5/05)

Publishing Opportunities Database.
Note that standard EBSCO licence is used for this database.  (7/7/09)
Journals monitored (30/4/09)
Database sample records (30/4/09)
Comparison with other similar databases (30/4/09)
Pricing for CAUL (30/4/09)

Literary Reference Center
LRC Brochure (19/4/06)

Description of AtoZ and LinkSource.
Offer to CAUL (22/7/05)

Mega File offers from EBSCO.
MegaFile Collections for Academic Libraries - 2010  (15/10/09)
Titles lists - 6MB Excel (30/10/09)
    EBSCO MegaFile Complete
    EBSCO MegaFile Premier
    EBSCO MegaFile
Collections for Academic Libraries – 2009 (28/7/08)
Collections for Academic Libraries – 2008 (23/8/07)
    EBSCO Mega File
    EBSCO Mega File Premier
Collections for Academic Libraries – 2007 (14/8/06)
Pricing for 2006 [for Mega File, Mega File Premier and Full-text Academic Databases] (14/6/05)  Current subscribers (at 21/6/05)
2005 pricing  (23/4/04)
Pricing for Mega File, Mega File Premier and all of EBSCO's academic full text databases for 2004 - also includes a list and descriptions of all the bibliographic databases that EBSCO Publishing is offering via interface EBSCOhost.

EBSCO platform for International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) (24/9/04)
EBSCO MegaFile Premier Full Text - Title List (July, 2004)
EBSCO MegaFile Full Text - Title List (July, 2004)

EBSCO pricing for the MegaFile hasn't changed for 2002.  New pricing for some other products is now available. (26/8/02)
EBSCO Publishing CAUL Offers 2001.  (9 July 2001, offer open until 31 October 2001)
EBSCO Mega File Offer 1 - August 2000 - (9 August 2000, offer open until 30 April 2001)
EBSCO Mega File Offer 2 - November 2000

SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database, with over 1,300,000 records, full-text for hundreds of Sociological journals and subject headings from a 15,600 term sociology-specific thesaurus designed by expert lexicographers. Searchable cited references, indexing, abstracts and PDF full-text are included from 1895 to the present.

SocINDEX with Full Text offers coverage from all sub-disciplines of sociology including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, substance abuse, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.

Offer to CAUL (11/9/05)

SPORTDiscus™ with Full Text  (3/4/06) Featuring more than 230 full text titles, SPORTDiscus™ with Full Text is the most comprehensive, bibliographic and full-text database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more.

Historical Abstracts
America:  History and Life
NEWS (9/1/08):  From Tim Colvey  - I can advise that Historical Abstracts and America: History & Life have been set up via EBSCOhost for all Australian & New Zealand university customers.  We are currently reviewing each customer’s set up to ensure that HA and AHL are appearing on all appropriate EBSCOhost profiles (per customer). ...Additionally, we will send out a communication shortly to advise that HA and AHL are now available on EBSCOhost and to request notification from customers if they cannot “see” these databases via their individual EBSCOhost profiles.
(23/7/07): These two ABC-CLIO databases were recently acquired by Ebsco Publishing in June 2007. There will be no interruption in service and no immediate change in access via the ABC-CLIO web-site. ABC-CLIO will continue to provide content and technical support. Work is in progress to make these two databases available via Ebscohost, and customers are expected to be transitioned to this platform by July 2008.
Update 13/11/07: In early 2008, we will be making beta versions of both datasets available on EBSCOhost.  The intention is that from June 2008 forward, HA/AHL will only be available via EBSCOhost.  We will of course work individually with libraries to ensure a smooth transition.  As practically all HA/AHL subscribers are existing EBSCOhost users, we are hopeful that the platform change-over process will be a straightforward and positive occurrence for all affected sites.

Please note:  Access to America:  History & Life (AHL) and Historical Abstracts (HA) has changed. (June, 2008)  Please follow these new access directions and bookmark them for future convenience:
     * If you subscribe to AHL, please use this URL:
    * If you subscribe to HA, please use this URL:
    * If you subscribe to both AHL and HA, and would like to search both simultaneously, please use this URL:

Serials Site License Agreement: America: History and Life, Historical Abstracts (ABC-Clio, 15/6/04, still valid 22/9/06))
Statistics available (8/9/05)

2010 pricing for America: History and Life & Historical Abstracts (12/8/09, updated 14/8/09)
Renewal Offer and Offer to New Subscribers for 2009 - All CEIRC Members (28/7/08)
For all earlier offers, see ABC-Clio. (28/7/08)

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