EBSCO and Marquis Who’s Who Cut a Deal and Library Researchers are the Winners

A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Marquis Who’s Who will add metadata from the Marquis Who’s Who database into the Base Index of EDS, thus affording seamless access and full text searching for customers of the two companies ‚ this will enable library researchers to search the Marquis Who’s Who collection of more than 1.4 million biographies right along with their own library’s collection.

I understand why Google looks good to any undergraduate or general adult researcher daunted by the prospect of having to make their way through the complexities of finding good research information online through our library portals. Anyone who can make library e-resource material more readily discoverable and accessible is taking a step in the right research direction. Kudos to EBSCO and Marquis Who’s Who for going that distance.

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Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at claguard@fas.harvard.edu, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.