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.
Content 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.
Cabell’s 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.
Knovel 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.
CRL 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.
ICPSR – This 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 7/1/19.
Dance in Video 1 & 2 – These two streaming video databases have been canceled effective 7/1/19.
History News – We have canceled our subscription to this print journal.
Oxford 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 content.
Oxford 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.
Reminder – Steaming 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. Note: Kanopy cost is based on usage / number of plays so please use with appropriate discretion.
Have 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.
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 (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