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    360 KB: EBSCOhost Database Availability

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    Why isn't my EBSCOhost database available through Serials Solutions?

    Before EBSCO can supply Serials Solutions with title-level links for a collection, a "Hierarchical Journal Authority File" (or HJAF), otherwise known as a "Publication Authority File," needs to be created. Without the Publication Authority File, EBSCO does not have the ability to supply Serials Solutions, or any other entity, with title-level links. Once the Publication Authority File has been created, EBSCO provides Serials Solutions with a title list (which EBSCO calls a JAKE file) that contains the bibliographic information and journal-level links required for us to track EBSCOhost databases. There is often a lag between the creation of a Publication Authority File and the availability of a JAKE file with which Serials Solutions can update the collection.

    Not all EBSCOhost databases are linkable, however. According to EBSCO, "Some types of content do not support persistent linking to the Journal Authority File. For example, newswire databases such as Newspaper Source are processed differently from other databases, and do not offer persistent linking to the Journal Authority File." Another newswire resource that does not support title-level linking is Regional Business News.

    Although it isn't complete, here a list of most of the EBSCOhost databases that Serials Solutions is unable to track, or is currently tracking but cannot effectively update:

    Product Name EBSCOhost Product Code Full Text or Zero-Title Database? Serials Solutions Database Code Problem
    ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials rfh Full Text EAT ISSN-based links; some links incorrect
    Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre anh Full Text EAZ Newspapers not tracked
    Canadian Reference Centre rch Full Text ECC Newspapers not tracked
    Economía y Negocios agh Zero-Title Database EAO Bibliographic records only - no full text
    ERIC eric Zero-Title Database BNH Only links to full-text content, no actual FT hosted by EBSCOhost. See this answer for more information.
    Gender Studies Database fmh Zero-Title Database BSZ Only links to full-text content, no actual FT hosted by EBSCOhost
    Newspaper Source nfh Full Text ENS Newswire/news source database; EBSCO cannot provide JAKE files for these resources
    Newspaper Source Plus n5h Zero-Title Database NSP Newswire/news source database; EBSCO cannot provide JAKE files for these resources
    Open Science Directory None available Zero-Title Database OAO No available title list; just a repository of links to other sites
    Polymer Library ply Zero-Title Database NEZ No full text
    PsycARTICLES
    (added May 11, 2012)
    pdh Full Text EPA EBSCO gets content from APA and cannot build persistent links to it.
    PsycBOOKS
    (added May 11, 2012)
    pzh Full Text DNW EBSCO gets content from APA and cannot build persistent links to it.
    Regional Business News bwh Full Text EBW Newswire/news source database; EBSCO cannot provide JAKE files for these resources

     

    If you would like to help expedite the creation of the Publication Authority File for a collection, or inquire if a collection will support title-level links, please contact EBSCO Support at eptech@ebscohost.com, or by phone at (800) 758-5995 (U.S. and Canada) or (800) 3272-6000 (outside U.S./Canada). Thank you for your patience.

     


    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 8368
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