EBSCO Industries Inc. is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. The company was founded by Elton B. Stephens in 1944 and the name is an acronym of Elton B Stephens COmpany.
EBSCO is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest privately held corporations, based on revenues and number of employees, according to Forbes Magazine.
Academic Search Premier is one of its major projects. It is a database of online articles in over 8000 journals. Access is through an academic or public library that has a subscription.
EBSCO has diversified into more than 40 businesses, including:
- subscription provider for more than 300,000 title listings from more than 78,000 publishers worldwide
- publishing of journal article databases
- fishing lures - the world's largest manufacturer
- steel joist and metal roof deck manufacturing
- real estate development