EBSCOhost is a comprehensive, reference database with full text content that you can't find over the Internet with over 1,000 business publications, 5,000 company profiles, 1,100 health pamphlets, 225 full-text newspapers, 91,000 images and maps, 88,000 biographies, and 160 reference and travel books.
Content includes information on current news, consumer reviews, business, health, science, culture, politics, history, geography and world events, as well as key children's magazines.
EBSCOhost can be accessed in the library, at school, in the office, or at home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; either through a mobile interface or through any browser over the Internet.
EBSCO cost structure for FY15 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016)
Iowa Library Services will continue to subsidize EBSCOhost for Iowa libraries to make it available to all Iowans through their libraries. As in past years, Iowa Library Services will ask libraries to share in the cost. Invoices will be mailed after July 1 with payment due after that date.
As in previous years, the pricing formula for FY16 beginning July 1 will include a base amount plus an amount per person. This year’s price reflects a modest increase in the per person amount. This increase is necessary due to a combination of an EBSCOhost price increase and past budget cuts to Iowa Library Services. The formulas are below:
Academic Libraries: Base amount of $500 plus 45 cents per FTE student. Enrollment figures for Fall 2011 will be used to determine the number of FTE students. (Last year the amount per FTE student was 40 cents.)
Public Libraries: Base amount of $25 plus five cents per capita. Population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census will be used to determine the population. (Last year the amount per capita was four cents.)
Special Libraries: Base amount of $500 plus 45 cents per current number of FTE employees. (Last year the amount per FTE employee was 40 cents.)
If your library does not participate in EBSCOhost, join by completing and returning the sign up form below.
This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by Iowa Library Services.