EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has acquired two renowned databases from SAGE--Criminal Justice Abstracts™ and Communication 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 and Communication 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 Communication and Mass Media Complete™. Both databases will also feature a Publications Authority of key titles.
As of July 15, 2010, subscriptions will only be available via EBSCOhost. Customers using Criminal Justice Abstracts and/or Communication 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 Communication Abstracts through the end of the current subscription period. EBSCO will be contacting print subscribers to discuss a transition to the online version.
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. Communication 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.
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Criminal Justice Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts' coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world. Criminal Justice Abstracts contains more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline.
Subject Areas covered include:
- criminal justice
- corrections and prisons
- criminal investigation
- forensic sciences and investigation
- substance abuse and addiction
- probation and parole
Now that Criminal Justice Abstracts is on EBSCOhost, more than 270 titles are presented with cover-to-cover coverage and there are searchable references for more than 130 titles.
Communication Abstracts is a comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing more than 235,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline.
- interpersonal communication and relations
- communication, culture and society
- communication regulation, and the law
- organizational communication
- public relations
- advertising, marketing, and consumer behavior
- pop culture and the media
- journalism and news media
- communication and information technology
Now that Communication Abstracts is available on EBSCOhost, more than 250 titles contain cover-to-cover coverage and there are searchable references for more than 180 titles.
In August of 2007, EBSCO acquired ten print indexes from SAGE and created online versions, including backfiles plus other benefits, such as unlimited use, remote accessibility, multi-database searching and links to full-text.