EBSCO Industries is a privately held American company that provides a variety of products and services. EBSCO is an acronym for Elton B. Stephens Company, which was founded in 1944 by Elton B. Stephens. The company's main divisions include EBSCO Information Services, EBSCO Publishing, EBSCO Media, and EBSCO International. EBSCO Information Services provides research databases and e-journals to libraries and other institutions. EBSCO Publishing produces print and electronic books and magazines, while EBSCO Media creates custom publications and digital media solutions. EBSCO International provides products and services to customers outside the United States. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and has operations worldwide.