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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, Biological & Agricultural Index, General Science Index, Humanities Index, Readers’ Guide Abstracts and Social Sciences Index.

This factor, coupled with the considerable coverage overlap between these and other databases licensed by the TRU Library (such as Science Direct, Science Citation Index, BioOne, GeoBase, and Academic Search Complete), many of which provide the fulltext to the journal article, has lead to our decision to cancel these databases effective 31 July 2012. Do not hesitate to work with library staff at the Reference desk to identify which databases to search to find articles.


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