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EBSCO Animals is now Encyclopedia of Animals

11/18/2009

Formerly, EBSCO Animals was a stand-alone database and is now part of these product families: Science Reference Center, Middle Search and Primary Search and is available via the EBSCOhost, Searchasaurus, or Kids Search interface. Articles within the Encyclopedia of Animals can now be found more easily through the improved citation with added subject headings and an abstract. In addition, each article includes a Lexile value. New images and maps have been included into the 'Related Item' section of the full text.

Searchability and Content Improvements:

Source Type Searching on Searchasaurus and Kids Search:

  • The search for the keyword 'tiger' will return a Result List that allows filtering by Source Types. The Encyclopedia of Animals articles can be accessed via the Source Type 'Animals.'

Citation Improvements:

  • The Encyclopedia of Animals contains added subject terms and an abstract making the content easier to find in the student's keyword search.
  • Each article now has Lexiles.

Full Text:

  • Articles contain a 'Related Item' feature with additional images and maps available through the interface Kids Search.