Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world’s leading information agent providing consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing quality content, including print and e-journals, e-packages, research databases, e-books and more. Now more than ever libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently. EBSCO Information Services has developed e discovery solutions, including EBSCO A-to-Z™ and LinkSource™ , as well as management solutions such as EBSCONET™, EBSCONET ERM Essentials™ and EBSCO MARC™ Updates. These services offer unparalleled integration to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.
Pearson Higher Education
Pearson is one of the world’s great publishers. They publish more books than any other company and reach millions of people every day, in print and online. Their higher education publishing brands – Addison-Wesley, Allyn & Bacon, Benjamin Cummings, Longman, Merrill, and Prentice Hall – have earned the trust of educators and students because of their commitment to accuracy, integrity, and independence of thought. Pearson electronic textbooks are used within the course structure at SMC University.
EBL – EBook Library
In collaboration with leading university and research libraries and major academic publishers, eBooks Corporation recently launched Ebook Library (EBL), a new ebook lending platform that delivers a rapidly expanding catalog of ebooks to academic and research libraries.
EBL aims to extend digital lending capabilities, enable greater availability of books to greater number of students.
EBL draws on extensive experience in print and digital publishing, and on advice from respected members of the library, publishing and technology communities. The result is a new approach to ebook lending that integrates seamlessly with library workflows, provides an intuitive interface for flexible purchase and lending.
SSRN – Social Science Research Network
SMC University fully supports the SSRN initiative with its in-house scholars and student working papers being published on its network. SMC university is a registered International Business School on the SSRN network.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a world wide collaborative of over 800 leading scholars that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. It is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. Each of SSRN’s networks encourages the early distribution of research results by reviewing and distributing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. The Networks encourage readers to communicate directly with other subscribers concerning their own and other’s research. Through its email abstracting journals it currently reach over 163,000 people in approximately 70 different countries.
SSRN’s email abstracting journals cover over 400 different subject areas. The Abstract Database contains information on well over 226,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers. The Electronic Paper collection currently contains over 185,500 downloadable electronic documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. SSRN users are downloading over 650,000 full text papers each month. SSRN supports the Open Access movement by providing free submissions to and downloads from the SSRN eLibrary.