London School of Economics' classic social sciences database acquired by ProQuest

January 2010

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Deal Announcement

ProQuest, an information technology firm supporting global research, has acquired the London School of Economics' classic International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). Established in 1951, IBSS is the foremost Abstracting and Indexing database for social science and interdisciplinary research, currently holding more than 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles as well as to books, reviews and chapters. IBSS also expands by more than 120,000 new additions each year. Bertoli Mitchell, acting as exclusive strategic and financial adviser to the London School of Economics, led the negotiations and managed the transaction process to completion.