OCLC FirstSearch Thursday, 13 October 2011

EBSCO receives databases from OCLC

Licensed databases transferred to EBSCO include the following (2/3/12): Anthropology Plus Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals History of Science, Technology and Medicine

What is involved in the March 2012 agreement between OCLC and EBSCO Publishing?

This page is primarily for the information of CAUL/CEIRC members who wish to subscribe to this publisher's products and/or services.  It provides information about offers to CAUL and CAUL-specific pricing, and links to relevant pages on the publisher's own web site.  For other information, please go directly to OCLC FirstSearch.


See also Offers to CAUL/CEIRC - Licences - Technical/Sales Support - Statistics

OCLC Information for CAUL


OCLC FirstSearch/Electronic Collections Online Individual Institution Order (including The FirstSearch/Electronic Collections Online Service Terms) (16/7/06, valid 25/10/07)

OCLC Firstsearch and Electronic Collections Online Group Order - includes central member terms and service terms (8/1/07) [Members only]

Extracts of licence conditions [Members only]

Technical/Sales Support

Contact: Carmen Eastman, Sales Support Consultant, Australia / New Zealand * OCLC (UK) LIMITED or Australia@oclc.org (13/10/11)

FirstSearch (formerly RLG Eureka) migration information (17/9/07)
Subscriber IDs available from the CAUL Office (17/9/07)


CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

Members-only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.

OCLC (former RLG databases) 2012 pricing for CAUL (13/10/11)  [Members only]

OCLC FirstSearch 2011 pricing for CAUL - Anthropology Plus, Avery, HST, CAMIO (5/11/10) [Members only]

CAUL Pricing for 2010 (12/10/09) for Anthropology Plus; Avery; BHA; HST; CAMIO [Members only]

CAUL Pricing for 2009 (8/10/08) for Anthropology Plus; Avery; BHA; HST; CAMIO  [Members only]
CAUL Pricing for 2008 for Anthropology Plus; Avery; BHA (updated 28/11/07); HST; CAMIO (updated 28/11/07) (from OCLC FirstSearch, via DA, 29/10/07 - finalised 28/11/07)  [Members only]
NB ESTC is now available gratis via the British Library.

  • FirstSearch databases - includes access options, linking options, full-text availablility,etc (18/7/06)
  • Training - temporarily extended access (19/8/08)
  • CEIRC members will need to contact us at the local office and we will arrange wit our colleagues in the US to be switched on access for the duration of the training. Members can email Lian Todd directly or email Australia@oclc.org with their requests. It will be helpful if the following details can be included in the request:

Name of subscribing institution
Name of Database
Contact of person requesting access (particularly, email address)
Duration of the training (start date – end date)
Level of access required (eg. 10 logons, 20 logons, etc)

  • Options for setting up your FS accounts (via DA, 12/11/07)
    Option 1: ONE FS account
    You can request to have only ONE FS account/login for multiple databases and this will allow cross-searching. However, you can specify only one default database the user sees when they enter FirstSearch. Your users will then have to change the default database, in order to search in the other 2 databases.
    Option 2: Existing FS set-up
    If you wish to provide your users with 3 separate entry points to access each of the 3 databases, then you would retain 3 FS accounts.
    We can advise OCLC to set-up your FS accounts according to your preference; either Option 1 or Option 2 above.
  • Purchasing blocks of searches (CAUL)
  • ABI/Inform via FirstSearch