Library Discontinues Several Databases

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

The TRU Library has changed its database offerings to reflect both utilization patterns and content availability. The Library continuously evaluates resources to ensure that funds and resources are allocated as effectively as possible. A recent analysis of usage statistics revealed extremely low use of the following EBSCOhost databases: Art Index, Applied Science & Technological Index,…

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New “Summon” Search Interface Reshapes Research

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

TRU Library has launched a new search interface that will transform how research is conducted on and off campus. The Summon search interface is the “default” search box on the Library’s homepage. But the catalogue and article databases are just a click away, via “tabs”. The Library has introduced Summon, a combined search interface that…

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Database Cancellation: PAIS

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

The Library has canceled its subscription to the multidisciplinary PAIS International database. Most of the information accessed via PAIS can be found elsewhere using the following Library databases: JSTOR, Sociological Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index and Academic Search Complete. The decision to discontinue PAIS (Public Affairs Information Services) was based on an analysis of data…

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