Electronic Resources Updates – 2018 Q4

The following information contains updates to the University Libraries collections and electronic resources for the fourth quarter of 2018. We are providing this information to update you about resources you are gaining or losing access to in the collection. We plan to publish collections and electronic resource changes quarterly to keep the campus community updated. Please use the links below to access a title list of additions and cancellations for this time period. Below you will also find information about significant projects and changes related to collections and electronic resources.

Please select this link for a list of newly acquired E-resources

Please select this link for a list of recently cancelled E-resources

Safari Books Online

Over the fall 2018 semester Safari Technical Books ebook collection transitioned from the ProQuest platform to the O’Reilly Safari Learning Platform with concurrent access to both platforms through December 21, 2018.¬† The O’Reilly Safari Learning offers several advantages over the ProQuest platform. There is now unlimited concurrent use of the ebook collection content, so that no one should encounter an error accessing the content because of a maximum user limit. The collection also includes much ancillary content in the form of streaming audio and video to compliment the ebook texts. Accessing the collection will require the user to submit a valid University of Akron email address (username@uakron.edu or username@zips.uakron.edu), rather than UANet ID and password. If you have further questions or concerns about the new Safari platform, please do not hesitate to contact University Libraries Electronic Services Department through the contact information below.

Mergent Resource Updates

A number of changes are occurring with our Mergent resources. We have added the Mergent Intellect database. This resource is replacing the stand alone access points to Hoovers Online, Key Business Ratios, and First Research. We have also canceled our print copy of the D&B Industry Norms as this content is also available in Mergent Intellect. Additionally, we have canceled our subscription to Mergent Bondviewer due to low use. This resource will no longer be available effective 5/31/19.

Bloomberg BNA

A recent and significant change has occurred with Bloomberg BNA. The UA Law Library  traditionally negotiates university-wide access to Bloomberg BNA. Unfortunately, Bloomberg is no longer willing to grant access to the entire university and the new BNA profiles contract limits access to the law school only and will require username and password. For more information, please contact the UA Law Library.

New Streaming Video Request Form

Faculty who would like access to a streaming video for use in a course can now complete this form to send us their request. Streaming video licenses are expensive and the library has a limited ability to accommodate these requests. However, we do provide access to streaming video when there is a need for streaming (e.g., online course) and an academic benefit to our students. You can find existing streaming video resources in our collection in the Films on Demand, Swank Motion Pictures, and Kanopy databases.

Library E-resource Spotlight – Full Text Finder

Are you looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper? Full Text Finder will help you locate publications throughout University Libraries’ electronic collections, regardless of publisher or platform. You can search for a title by entering keywords or you can browse online publications by subject area. You can limit results by discipline, format, publisher, and you can even filter down to peer-reviewed publications only.¬† Give it a try! Select “E-JOURNALS” on the libraries’ website menu.

Have Questions About Collections?

Please submit questions or concerns related to collections to Sean Kennedy (skennedy@uakron.edu / 330-972-8581), Collections and Content Strategies Librarian.

Having Problems with E-resources?

Please submit questions or concerns related to electronic resources to our contact form. Be sure to select “Accessing Electronic Resources” as your question on the form.

You may also contact Frank J. Bove (fjbove@uakron.edu / 330-972-5104), Electronic Resources Librarian & Coordinator of Acquisition Services, with any questions or concerns related to electronic resource access or content.


Authored by Frank Bove, Gregg Harris, and Sean Kennedy

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