EBSCO Adjusts Subject Browsing

Dear EBSCO Customer,

We’d like to inform you of a change that we will be making over the coming weeks and months, pertaining to the Subject Browsing functionality available for many of our databases.

As part of an ongoing effort to improve our products and make our processes more efficient, we studied the use of Subject Browsing among our user communities.  It was noted that public library patrons are the least likely to make use of this option, while among our academic, medical and corporate communities, the use of this functionality continues at a steady level.

Interestingly, we have a slightly different functionality on the public library databases (more of a simple list rather than a true thesaurus type of approach).  We have therefore decided to standardize all of our Subject Browsing functionality, to follow the same Thesaurus browse-type of functionality that has been so well-received by other types of libraries.   This change to many of our databases will be rolled out on a gradual basis, beginning at the end of this month and continuing over the following several weeks until completion.  Note:  We apologize in advance if you receive more than one copy of this message, since we will be applying the updated functionality to specific databases on a tiered basis.

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