EBSCO offers hundreds of thousands of high-quality eBook and Audiobook titles from leading publishers, all searchable in EBSCOhost. With every search, relevant eBook and Audiobook titles appear directly alongside your other EBSCO databases, exposing users to the full depth of your organization’s offerings. Whether for organizational learning or research and development, EBSCO offers the content you need.
Available Purchasing methods
EBSCO provides a variety of purchasing models and products that optimize your budget and best meet your organization’s eBook and audiobook needs. Whether you are interested in permanent ownership, loans, patron-driven acquisition, or subscription products, we have the acquisition option for you.
Our free EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM) tool enables you to browse, price and purchase eBooks on a by-title basis, or by subject sets and featured collections. Subject Sets are pre-packaged collections of frontlist titles created by EBSCO’s Collection Development team. These sets allow for quick and easy acquisition in high-interest subject areas. Featured Collections are developed with specific markets in mind, and contain high quality hand-selected titles that are frontlist whenever possible. Current corporate Featured Collections include Business Book Summaries Companion Collection, Business Source Corporate Companion Collection, Corporate Learning Competency Collection, Great Business Minds, and Women in the Workplace. All Subject Sets and Featured Collections can be browsed and purchased via ECM and are owned in perpetuity.
In addition to the options above, ECM enables you to set up a Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) program, which is designed to help organizations preserve their budget and develop a collection that is of high-relevance to end-users. You can create PDA title lists for your library using specific criteria, and then expose the bibliographic records to end users without purchasing the titles. A title on the PDA list is triggered for purchase when a patron directly accesses the title, guaranteeing that only those titles with usage are purchased.
ECM is not the only method for accessing and purchasing EBSCO eBook and Audiobook content. By working with your sales representative or utilizing our Custom Collection Request form, our experienced team of staff librarians can help you create a collection of books catered to your organization’s needs and budget.
Finally, EBSCO has created a collection of subscription eBook products made up of large collections of titles in high-interest subject areas. These eBook packages are offered on an annual subscription basis with unlimited simultaneous user access. Subscription packages include a large number of titles across a broad range of subject areas, with new titles added on a monthly basis (at no additional cost). We currently offer three corporate-focused subscription products: BusinessCore, EngineeringCore and ITCore.
Advantages of eBooks from EBSCO
The advantages to purchasing eBooks and audiobooks from EBSCO go beyond our various purchasing methods and access models. Because our eBooks and audiobooks are available on EBSCOhost, you are able to search all of your EBSCO content from one search platform. With EBSCOhost, your end-users have access to the most relevant content from journals, magazines, trade publications, eBooks and audiobooks available to them with one easy click.
Additionally, EBSCO permits full eBook downloads from both perpetual and subscription collections at no extra cost to the customer. View our list of supported mobile devices.
For Learning Professionals
EBSCO offers several products designed to meet organizational learning needs. Business Book Summaries, Leadership & Management Learning Center and our Custom Mapping Solutions support formal and informal learning initiatives alike.
Now, you can add EBSCO eBooks and Audiobooks to your learning programs by selecting sales, leadership, management, teamwork, professional development, etc., titles for your learning collection through ECM. Or, our Collection Development Team can work with you to create a collection of eBooks that map to your core competencies. What is more, several of our corporate Featured Collections and Subscription Products can be added on to existing learning content, or can be coupled with our Leadership & Management Learning Center.
For R&D Professionals
For Research & Development Professionals, EBSCO has several eBook and Audiobook products. Our Collection Development Team will work with you to create the collection of eBooks and Audiobooks that meet your research and development needs. For customers that currently subscribe to Academic Search Research & Development (ASRD), you can develop a companion collection to be searched right alongside the vast content already available in ASRD, or our new EngineeringCore subscription collection could be just what you need.
Research & Development Professionals looking to maximize the value and usefulness of their entire library collection, including eBooks, might be interested in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) . EDS leverages a powerful combination of content and technology to take research to the next level. EDS addresses all of the critical elements in the research process, and changes the expectations of how a discovery service addresses the needs of its users. EDS provides a fast, streamlined search through a single search box, but within the context of a greater experience that pulls together intuitive features and functionality, high-end indexing via Platform Blending, and instant access to critical full text, leveraged from the leading EBSCOhost research platform and databases, as well as from key information providers.