The following information contains updates to the University Libraries collections and electronic resources for the second quarter of 2019. 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.
Taylor and Francis Chemistry e-books – A new set of 336 Taylor & Francis / CRC Press chemistry e-books can now be found within our catalog and on the T&F e-book platform. Please click here for a list of titles. Please contact Sean Kennedy or Ian McCullough for more details.
Café 2 – Catalog enhancement tool has been canceled. You will no
longer see book cover images or have access to book reviews from within our
catalog. This change is effective 7/1/19.
Directories / Whitelist – This database provided journal
publication information and rankings. It is a service we can no longer afford
to keep. Access ends effective 8/30/19.
e-book content – We have reduced our content in the Knovel
database. We no longer have electronic access to the ASM International Materials Collection. However, the heavily used
electronic content is now available in print at the S&T library. This
digital content is discontinued effective 7/1/19. Please contact Tammy Stitz
with any questions.
Membership – University Libraries is no longer a member of
the Center for Research Libraries. Users may experience longer delays in
Inter-library loan (ILL) and/or an inability of the library to acquire very old
and/or eclectic serials via ILL.
database provided access to research datasets. Users may still be able to
acquire some ICPSR datasets for free or for a fee. This service can no longer
be provided by UL due to budget. This resource has been canceled effective
in Video 1 & 2 – These two streaming video databases have been
canceled effective 7/1/19.
– We have canceled our subscription to this print journal.
Reference Premium – This general reference database has been
cancelled effective 7/1/19. Users looking for general reference type resources
should consider the following: Oxford Very Short Introductions, Oxford
Scholarship Online, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, or Gale Virtual Reference
Library. Please contact
your subject librarian for more information or help with this
African American Studies – This database covering pan-African studies
and African American history and culture has been canceled due to low use. This
resource is cancelled effective 7/1/19.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and American National Biography – These biography databases have been canceled effective 7/1/19. Users looking for biographical resources should consider the following: Gale Biography In Context, Biography Reference Bank, or a discipline specific resource (e.g., Gale Literature Resource Center). Please contact your subject librarian for more information or help with this content.
Akron Beacon Journal Archive
The library has recently lost access to our online hosting for the full page scans of the ABJ from 2008 – 2018. However, the library maintains this content in house and can provide it to you on request. The option now appears in our publication finder entry for the ABJ. Please contact Frank Bove or Gregg Harris for more details.
– Steaming Video Request Form
Faculty who would like access to a streaming video for use
in a course can now complete this
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. Note: Kanopy cost is based on usage /
number of plays so please use with appropriate discretion.
questions about collections?
Please submit questions or concerns related to collections
to Sean Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org /
330-972-8581), Collections and Content Strategies Librarian.
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 (email@example.com
/ 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