State Budget Impacts Database Selection

July 8, 2009 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Due to state budgetary constraints this year, a number of Ebsco databases that were previously available via a state-funded database licensing agreement have been dropped as of July 1st. The University Library is financially committed to maintaining the two flagship databases, Academic Search Premier, and Business Source Premier, even though the statewide package offers more limited versions of both. If you have questions, please contact your department’s Liaison (click on Subject Librarians). More information about the statewide agreement is here.
The databases which have been dropped and their suggested substitutes are:
• Agricola
Alternatives: Agricola National Agricultural Library version and BIOSIS

• Automobile Repair Reference Center
No suggested alternative

• Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic
Alternative: BioMed Central and PubMed Central

• Consumer Health Complete
Alternative: Medline Plus

• Corporate ResourceNet
Alternative: Business Source Premier

• Fuente Academica
Alternative: Clase Periódica

• Health Source: Consumer Edition
Alternative: CINAHL Plus with Full Text

• History Reference Center
Alternative: Credo

• Literary Reference Center
Alternatives: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory, Credo

• MasterFile Premier (changes to MasterFile Elite)

• Military and Government Collection
Alternative: Academic Search Premier

• McClatchy Tribune collection
Alternative: Newspaper Source or LexisNexis Academic

• MedicLatina
Alternative: Clase Periódica

• Novelist and Novelist k-8
No suggested alternative

• Nursing and Allied Health Collection: Basic
Alternative: CINAHL Plus with Full Text

• Points of View Reference Center
Alternative TOPICSearch

• Professional Development
Alternative: ERIC

• Science Reference Center
Alternative: Knovel Library and BIOSIS

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