Recent Changes to Subscription Databases
 
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January 2016

Added:

  • Fastcase

Fastcase, the legal database that has replaced Loislaw, is now available to P borrowers.

Suspended:

  • ScienceDirect

The New York State Library has been working to establish a new agreement with Elsevier for ScienceDirect for 2016. However, an agreement is not yet in place, and at this time Elsevier has suspended access to ScienceDirect. (Note: E-books that the Library purchased and some free journals are still available via the ScienceDirect link on our database list.)

We hope to resolve the issue soon; in the meantime, however, the Library may still be able to provide borrowers with articles from ScienceDirect journals via our print collections and interlibrary loan. For assistance in locating and obtaining journal articles, please contact the Reference Desk at 518-474-5355.

Cancellation:

  • Mergent Online
  • Bond Viewer

Onsite access to Mergent Online and Mergent Bond Viewer was temporarily restored for part of 2015. However, the Library has decided not to renew its subscriptions to these databases for 2016. Direct online access to both these resources will end on January 29, 2016.

December 2015

Cancellation:

  • EconLit

The NYS Library has cancelled its subscription to EconLit. Online access ended on December 31, 2015.

November 2015

Interruption:

  • Loislaw

Loislaw database was purchased by another company and is no longer available in its original form. The Library is looking into using the new product, Fastcase, instead.

September 2015

Cancellation:

  • Anthropology Plus

The NYS Library has cancelled its subscription to Anthropology Plus. Online access ended on August 31, 2015.

January 2015

Cancellation:

  • ScienceDirect
  • Project Muse

Because of the decreasing amount of funds available, the NYS Library has been reviewing the customer use and return on investment of its subscription databases as they come up for renewal. As a result of this process, the Library has decided not to renew its subscriptions to ScienceDirect and Project Muse. Direct online access to both these resources ended on December 31, 2014. (Note: E-books that the Library purchased and some free journals are still available via the ScienceDirect link on our database list.)

Although no longer available online, the Library may still be able to provide borrowers with articles from ScienceDirect or Project Muse journals via our print collections and interlibrary loan. For assistance in locating and obtaining journal articles, please contact the Reference Desk at 518-474-5355.

For questions about interlibrary loan forms or requests, please contact the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery unit at 518-474-5383.

October 2014

Cancellation :

  • Index to Current Urban Documents

Subscription cancelled.

August 2014

Cancellation:

  • African American Experience

This database, from ABC-CLIO, expired at the end of July and was not renewed.

March 2014

Name Change :

  • Grolier Online

Grolier Online is now called ScholasticGO! (updated March 25, 2013)

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Last Updated: January 28, 2016