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Sharpe Online Reference (SOLR) - Frequently Asked Questions

M.E. Sharpe discontinued the Sharpe Online Reference platform (http://www.sharpe-online.com), licensing the titles through a partnership with EBSCO. We want to ensure that your library maintains perpetual access on EBSCO eBooks at no cost to you, and without annual hosting or access fees of any kind.

Will I be receiving new MARC Records for the SOLR eBooks?

Yes. If you have not already, you will be receiving free OCLC MARC Records that include the URL for each of your Sharpe Reference eBooks on EBSCOhost. If you did not receive your free OCLC MARC Records please email support@ebsco.com, Please include the following information:

  • Subject Line: SOLR MARC Records
  • EBSCO Customer ID (if known)
  • City and State
  • MARC Contact Name
  • MARC Contact Email

Where on the EBSCO platform are my SOLR eBooks?

After you log-on to EBSCOhost at http://search.ebscohost.com, you will find your SOLR eBooks have been added to the eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) database.

Will my M.E. Sharpe sales rep continue to take orders or honor quotes for Sharpe Online Reference eBooks?

You can order Sharpe Reference print books directly from M.E. Sharpe, Baker & Taylor, YBP, Ingram, Follett or your regular library vendor. You can order Sharpe Reference eBooks, available on the EBSCOhost platform from your EBSCO sales representative, EBSCOhost Collection Manager, YBP’s GOBI or Ingram’s OASIS.

Once the SOLR titles are on EBSCO eBooks, are they cross searchable among the other EBSCO products or do they remain separate?

Yes, SOLR titles will be fully discoverable, cross searchable and include all of the EBSCO eBooks functionality.

Will the free platform resources provided on the SOLR platform such as Primary Source Archive and Web Links continue to be available on EBSCOhost?

These free platform resources will be retired with the SOLR platform and therefore will not be available on EBSCOhost. Your library will continue to receive access to the full text of each of the SOLR eBooks previously purchased from M.E. Sharpe on EBSCOhost.

Is there any cost to my library for the SOLR eBooks being moved from the SOLR platform to the EBSCO platform?

No. All of the SOLR eBooks you purchased are available as part of the eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) now. You have (or will) receive a zero-dollar invoice as confirmation of the eBooks that have been added to your EBSCO eBooks collection.

Is there an annual hosting fee, access fee or any other fee associated with the move from the SOLR platform to the EBSCOhost platform?

No. There are no fees of any kind for SOLR or any other eBooks on EBSCOhost.

I have a question that is not on this list, who should I contact?

Contact M.E. Sharpe at sharpeonline@mesharpe.com or EBSCO at support@ebsco.com.