Friday, December 8, 2017

Changes coming soon to our EBSCO databases

ebsco host logoThe Library contract with EBSCO is changing Spring 2018 semester, and as a result, there are a few changes you might notice to content available from EBSCO.

What's New 

The most exciting change is that both Academic Search Premier & MasterFile Search Premier will both be upgraded! We will get access to a lot more new content, covering more topics.

Some specific resources will be discontinued, as follows:
  • Auto Repair Resource Center
  • Book Index with Reviews (BIR)
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection

Recommended resources to use instead

Here are our recommendations for finding the content you need from the databases that will be discontinued.

Auto Repair Resource Center: A lot of auto repair information and how-to videos are now available freely online. Please check with a Librarian if you need assistance searching the internet for auto repair information.

Book Index with Reviews: The Library has other databases with book review information. Additionally, many book review resources can be found freely online.
Library databases to try include Literature Resource Center and Magill's Literary Annual. Online sources include Booklist OnlineNew York Times Book Reviews, NPR Book ReviewsGoodreads, and many more.

Consumer Health Complete: The Library has many health databases to turn to when you need to answer your health questions. See recommended health databases on the Library website. Of particular note are Health Source (Consumer Edition), Salem Online, and Natural Medicines.

Professional Development Collection: The Library recommends turning to ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center in place of the Professional Development Collection.

Religion and Philosophy Database: Content from this database will be included in our updated Academic Search Premier database. However, for additional information on Philosophy, we recommend JSTOR, ProQuest Research Library, and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Attention Faculty

If you are sharing links to any of the seven impacted databases, or permalinks to individual articles or other content from the impacted databases, please be aware that these links will change. Be sure to update your syllabi, Canvas, or other documents in which you are sharing links with your students.

Please ask a Librarian if you need assistance finding the best link to share with your students.

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