Database changes

We’ve been busy over the summer and have several changes to our database lineup to announce. The following new article databases will be available to all students, faculty and staff at Miami University.

In addition, several of our current database subscriptions will be upgraded to include more full text articles:

  • Academic Search Complete (coming in 2007)
  • Business Source Complete
  • CINAHL Plus (nursing)
  • Humanities International Complete
  • International Bibliography of Theater and Dance (with full text)
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (with full text)
  • MEDLINE (with full text)
  • SocINDEX (with full text)

The following article databases will no longer be available/updated after July 1, 2006:

  • Applied Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Biography Index
  • Biological & Agricultural Index
  • Book Review Digest
  • Business & Industry
  • Contemporary Authors
  • Contemporary Women’s Issues
  • Education Abstracts
  • Essay & General Literature Index
  • Humanities Abstracts
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
  • Library Literature
  • Ohio Capitol Connection and
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Many of the new and existing resources available from the University Libraries and OhioLINK can meet or exceed most needs formerly served by the cancelled resources.

The table below provides some suggestions of new resources to try that cover the same subject areas. Contact the library for additional suggestions or assistance using these resources.

Instead of: Try:
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts Compendex, INSPEC, GeoRef, and other science databases
Biography Index Biography Resource Center, Academic Search Premier
Biological & Agricultural Index Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS Previews), Web of Science, and Agricola
Book Review Digest Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier
Business & Industry
(will remain available and searchable, but it will not be updated after June 30, 2006.)
Business Source Complete
Contemporary Authors Literature Resource Center, Literary Reference Center
Contemporary Women’s Issues
(will remain available and searchable, but it will not be updated after June 30, 2006. )
Women’s Studies International and Gender Studies Database
Education Abstracts ERIC, Education Research Complete (due for release early July)
Essay & General Literature Index Academic Search Premier and Humanities International Complete
Humanities Abstracts Academic Search Premier and Humanities International Complete
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Legal Collection, LexisNexis Academic, and LexisNexis Congressional
Library Literature Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (with full text)
Ohio Capitol Connection
(covers: law and legislation)
Gongwer News Service
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
(will remain available and searchable, but it will not be updated after June 30, 2006.)
International Political Science Abstracts
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