January 27, 2022

Content from Bielefeld University’s BASE Database Now Searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service

Note from infoDOCKET Founder/Editor, Gary Price:

I want to point out that this new partnership is a smart move by EBSCO. The BASE database is an excellent resource of both full text research material and bibliographic content, a lot of it available full text, open access.  We’ve mentioned BASE on infoDOCKET many times over many years and use it regularly.

A recent mention and overview can be found at the bottom of this post from October 21, 2015.

The BASE database itself is free to access and use. It also offers query-based RSS feeds/alerts. As of today, BASE provides access and/or info about more than 81.4 million documents from nearly 4,000 sources.


More than 80 million documents from more than 3,800 sources are now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) as a result of a new partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Bielefeld University in Germany. The agreement enables Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), a multidisciplinary database operated by Bielefeld University Library, to be indexed in EDS.

BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE collects, normalizes, and indexes data from repository servers that use the “Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting” for providing their contents.

Read the Complete Announcement

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.