EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) introduced a series of databases designed to provide researchers and students with a starting point for their research and assignments. Research Starters are topic overviews, relevant to key areas of academic study, including links to key articles in associated EBSCOhost databases. Each Research Starters database initially consists of 500 topics with approximately 25 to 50 new topics added each year. Each database includes a collection of summary articles written by subject-matter experts for EBSCOhost. Articles are also available in both HTML and PDF versions.