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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.[1]

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:[2]

  • 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

See also


  1. [1]
  2. EBSCO company web-site