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E-Resources: Wilson/EBSCOhost Merge


Wilson/EBSCO Merge Information

EBSCO and WilsonWeb: Wilson Web databases will be integrated into EBSCOhost as of February 1st.   EBSCO's goal is to be able provide a period of “transitional” access where customers of Wilson databases have access via EBSCOhost and via WilsonWeb.  WilsonWeb will be deactivated as of the end of February 1st, and all access will be via EBSCOhost. See a list of the currently transitioned databases and the new links September-December 2011 Updates. Please read the following FAQ's, especially note that folders on Wilson Web will be lost. We will add a note to the Wilson databases before the new semester begins.

Q: What will happen to “My WilsonWeb” saved items as of February 1, 2012?

A: All items associated with “My WilsonWeb” will no longer be active/available as of February 1, 2012.  As such, all customers who have active “My WilsonWeb” accounts should transition as appropriate to “My EBSCOhost”.  This means that customers & end users are encouraged to create “My EBSCOhost” folders and begin saving searches, articles, etc., into these new folders.  Unfortunately, there will be no systematic ability to transfer “My WilsonWeb” to a new “My EBSCOhost”.  Again, access to ”My WilsonWeb” will no longer be available as of February 1, 2012 and it will be up to each user to save new items on the EBSCOhost platform.  For information on “My EBSCOhost”, please visit:

Frequently Asked Questions about H.W. Wilson Databases Transitioning to EBSCOhost

Where can I find a list of expected release dates for WilsonWeb products transitioning to EBSCOhost?

New Wilson Titles & Links on EBSCOhost

The Wilson links will not redirect after 2/1

Title changes and URL Changes

Old Title - Applied Science and Business Periodicals Retrospective
New Title - Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective: 1913-1983,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=asb

Old title - Art Index Full Text
New title - Art Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aft

Old Title – Biography Index
New Title – Biography Index Past & Present,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bit

Old title – Business Full Text
New Title – Business Abstracts with Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bft

Old title -Education Index Retrospective
New title - Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eir

Old title  - Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective

New title - Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective: 1907-1984,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hsr

Old title -  Legal Periodicals Index
New title - Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lft

Old title - Library Literature and Information Science Retrospective
New title - Library Literature and Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=llr

Old title – OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition
New title – OmniFile Full Text Mega,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ofm


Old title – Readers’ Guide Full Text
New title – Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rgm


Old title - Readers' Guide Retrospective
New title – Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rgr

Titles remaining the same (URL Changes):

Applied Science & Technology Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=asf

Art Index Retrospective,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=air

Biography Reference Bank,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=brb

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bai

Book Review Digest Plus,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bqh

Core Collections,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ccx,mjx,gnx,shx,plx,fcx,nbm

Education Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eft

Education Full Text and ERIC


Essay & General Literature Index,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=egi

General Science Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=gft

Humanities Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hft

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=llf

Social Sciences Full Text,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ssf

Wilson Entries Removed from Web pages (No comparable entries on EBSCOhost)

Wilson Business Abstracts
Wislon Science Complete