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peer review[edit]

I know that ebsco contains peer reviewed articles but is it exclusively peer reviewed content? Vicarious 08:02, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

No. Nurg (talk) 02:20, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Suggestions re DynaMed[edit]

1.Why don't you merge DynaMed with this article. Both having separate articles is kind of illogical.
2. Create a page Works of EBSCO Publishing or something like that and include DynaMed in it , I see no reason to have an entirely different article for DynaMed --Regards

Done. Option 1. Gigs (talk) 21:11, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Is it possible to reverse the merge of DynaMed with this article and capture the old DynaMed page? The DynaMed should have its own article page as if it were in an encyclopedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Donnelly123 (talkcontribs) 18:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

The last version of the DynaMed article can be found here. There wasn't much content for an independent article, so I suggest that rather than simply recreating it, you talk through your reasons why you think it needs its own entry here, on this page. It could save you some aggravation.--~TPW 20:35, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Quality of references[edit]

Two of the references in this article are from third-party journals, yet the linked text is on the company's own website. I'd be more comfortable with a more verifiable copy of the citation. Are any available?--otherlleft 16:38, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

"via private and public databases"?[edit]

Article says "EBSCOhost, is a search system and interface accessible via private and public databases in colleges ...". What does "via private and public databases" refer to? It makes no sense to me. Nurg (talk) 02:24, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that the information on Ebsco Publishing be merged with EBSCO Publishing. This is a duplication of information, and since EBSCO is an acronym, the more developed EBSCO Publishing page should be the destination of any unique information. -- Clifflandis (talk) 22:18, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Concur because this is a no-brainer. In fact I'm going to see what I can do to move whatever is useful from that article and do it right now.--otherlleft 22:30, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I found only one useful reference in Ebsco Publishing which included here. Rather than merging, I simply redirected.--otherlleft 22:41, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Identify competitors and free alternatives[edit]

This commercial product may be financially out of reach for many people. Can the article name alternatives, including competing products and free services that provide reliable information? --Lbeaumont (talk) 11:12, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

It should be safe in a comparison table/article. -- Blindwanderer (talk) 22:14, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

NetLibrary[edit]

Considering the stub nature of the NetLibrary article it might be sensible to merge it into this article. I find myself indifferent on the issue. The NetLibrary article has the potential to be more detailed then a section really should be. -- Blindwanderer (talk) 02:04, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

I redirected it here, nothing of worth to preserve.--~TPW 15:50, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Conflict of Interest[edit]

I'm thinking about tagging this with {{COI}}. Traceroute for User:71.232.194.237 shows as being in the area of Groveland, MA, which just so happens to be 13 miles from Ipswich, MA, easy commuting distance, where EBSCO Publishing is headquartered. I wouldn't bring this up except the "value added" sentence screams {{News release}} to me and the user has only edited articles pertaining to EBSCO Publishing. -- Blindwanderer (talk) 03:01, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

The majority of recent edits have been made by Donnelly1111 who identifies herself as a representative of EBSCO Publishing. She received multiple CoI warnings for edits made using another account (KarenaD), but seems to have chosen to ignore them. Davepattern (talk) 09:50, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

The tag was added and removed. I just put it back. The main sentence of the tag states: A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. (bold in original) That is true even when it doesn't at the moment require cleanup to comply with WP:NPOV. In particular because of the recurring non-NPOV whitewash edits - for example I'm about to undo all of https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=EBSCO_Publishing&diff=519528764&oldid=495573186 but Shortride's edit - the tag should remain, as long as it remains true that "A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject."--Elvey (talk) 18:21, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

If there are currently no "significant or substantial problems with the article's neutrality as a result of the contributor's involvement", the tag should not be used. It "is not meant to be a badge of shame" - Template:COI. Nurg (talk) 08:48, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
OK, Thanks.--Elvey (talk) 19:51, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Link problems[edit]

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:Spam-blacklist#apparently_unusable_EBSCOHOST_links. EBSCO users Donnelly1111,KarenaD,71.232.194.237, I urge you to help us blacklist only the non-persistent EBSCO URLs by helping us systematically identify (preferably with regexes) non-persistent and persistent ebsco URLs (and if it possible to do, explain how one would systematically convert the former to the latter without add'l info).--Elvey (talk) 20:32, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Requested Move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Move. The capitalized form will be retained, as there's no indication that a lower-case version is in common use. Cúchullain t/c 16:20, 4 December 2013 (UTC)



EBSCO PublishingEBSCO Information Services – Name of company changed due to merger. The name change (merger) is referenced on the page. ^ "EBSCO Publishing and EBSCO Information Services merge" (Press release). EBSCO Industries. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. Donnelly123 (talk) 19:34, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

I think it should be Ebsco per the WP:MOSTM and WP:ALLCAPS.--174.93.163.194 (talk) 22:56, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

The correct name of the company is EBSCO Information Services and EBSCO is in all caps. See how it is written in 2 references: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1500350 and http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/Digest/EBSCO-Discovery-Service-Partners-With-Talis-Aspire-91235.asp — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.217.98.183 (talk) 19:37, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Sorry but that's irrelevant, we don't use official names per WP:OFFICIALNAMES Also, there is nothing in the MOSTM stating that we have to use correct names. If that were actually the case the MOSTM would had been removed years ago.--174.93.163.194 (talk) 19:39, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Support move to Ebsco Information Services - the name change does seem correct, but per WP:ALLCAPS it should not be in all caps even if the sources and official title to write it that way.  — Amakuru (talk) 10:51, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Support as proposed. Amakuru and others, EBSCO is an acronym and is treated as such in usage. I'm a librarian and I've never seen the lowercase form proposed here, which would effectively be an invention on our part. It's as inappropriate a title as, say, Kfc or Nasa. --BDD (talk) 22:43, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
If this is the case the article should state what the acronym stands for since currently there is nothing in the article to indicate this.--174.93.163.194 (talk) 23:14, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
From what I can gather, I don't think it is a current acronym, in that the full company name is not something longer. From EBSCO Industries, the name was formed from the initials of the founder with "CO" appended for company. Thus it is almost identical in etymology to Tesco (not TESCO!) rather than to NASA, which is a current and active acronym for the official longer name. That said, User:BDD is correct that there seems to be almost no usage of "Ebsco" in the literature, so I would not object if the all caps form is retained.  — Amakuru (talk) 10:10, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
I think it's still an acronym, just one that's rarely used in its expanded form. It's not an orphan initialism like BP or KFC. --BDD (talk) 19:56, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

EBSCO (all caps) has been part of the name of this article since it was created. The only part that should be changed to reflect the accurate name of the company is to change "Publishing" to "Information Services" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.217.98.183 (talk) 16:18, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.