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: