EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has acquired two renowned databases from SAGE—Criminal Justice Abstracts™ and Communications Abstracts™. The deal will bring two leading databases in their fields to users through the EBSCOhost® platform, one of the most-used interfaces available for scholarly research. Criminal Justice Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology.
Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communications Abstracts are highly-refined, specialized collections in their subject areas. Now that these databases are on EBSCOhost, users will see an increase in the number of journals included cover-to-cover and searchable references for many titles. Users will also be able to cross-search these resources with valuable resources such as SocINDEX with Full Text™, Social Work Abstracts™, and Communications and Mass Media Complete™. Both databases will also feature a Publications Authority of key titles.
Customers will notice an immediate increase in the number of records in these EBSCOhost versions of the databases. Criminal Justice Abstracts has more than 235,000 records as opposed to the current 103,600 records on other platforms. Communications Abstracts has more than 200,000 records as opposed to the current 63,061 records on other platforms. The additional records come from the most relevant, core journals in these areas of study.
As of July 15, 2010, subscriptions will only be available via EBSCOhost. Customers using Criminal Justice Abstracts and/or Communications Abstracts on another platform will continue with that platform through the end of their current subscription. EBSCOhost access will become concurrently available (at no extra cost) for the remainder of the institution’s current subscription period. SAGE will continue to support existing subscriptions to the print indexes for Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communications Abstracts through the end of the current subscription period. EBSCO will be contacting print subscribers to discuss a transition to the online version.
For more information, please contact:
Public Relations Manager
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594