SUNYConnect Announces Major Expansion
EBSCOhost Integrated Search
OLIS Sponsored ILLiad Training
Focus on SUNY Libraries
SUNYConnect's Electronic Resources Coordinator and
his report to the SUNY Council of Library Directors Spring (April 20) 2009 meeting included the following:
"New databases via NYS Library NOVEL program
- The New York State Library has announced changes
to the list of NOVEL databases (as of April 1, 2009)...
- ProQuest is now the major vendor of NOVEL databases
(one year agreement).
- ProQuest has submitted an unsolicited bid for a
suite of databases as a replacement to the SUNYConnect resources from EBSCO;
- This proposal has been shared with the SUNYConnect
Electronic Resources Team.
EBSCO Counter Proposal
- EBSCO has submitted a counter proposal in response
to information from OLIS about the ProQuest offer;
- This proposal has been shared with the SUNYConnect Electronic Resources Team."
As a result of these interactions, SUNY and the
Electronic Resources Team took EBSCO up on their
offer of the following expanded suite of resources --
+ Academic Search™ Complete (NEW – upgrade from
Academic Search™ Premier)
Covering most areas ofacademic study, this scholarly,
multi-disciplinary database contains more than
6,100 full-text periodicals — as well as indexing and
abstracts for more than 10,100 journals — and offers
access to monographs, reports, conference proceedings
+ Academic Search™ Alumni Edition (NEW)Designed to meet the research needs of the post-college
professional, this multidisciplinary database provides
full-text for more than 3,190 journals, as well as
indexing and abstracting for more than 8,000 journals.
+ Alt HealthWatch™ (NEW)
This database focuses on the many perspectives of
complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to
health care and wellness. In addition to providing
full-text articles for more than 180 international
reports, this database provides access
to hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, original
research and book excerpts.
+ Associates Programs Source™ (NEW)
Containing nearly 1,000 full-text journals as well
as 11 full-text books, this resource provides
comprehensive coverage of the most-relevant associate
program level content.
+ Business Source® Complete (NEW – upgrade from
Business Source® Premier)
This database provides the leading collection of
bibliographic and full-text content covering all
disciplines of business, including marketing,
management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and
economics. PDF backfiles for the most important
scholarly business journals, trade publications and
top management journals date back as far as 1886.
In addition, this resource provides full-text
non-journal content, including financial data,
books, monographs, major reference works, case
studies, industry & market research reports, company
profiles, SWOT analyses and more.
+ Business Source® Alumni Edition (NEW)
This resource is designed for the research needs of
the post-college professional, providing access to
1,540 full-text business magazines and journals. This
database includes publications in nearly every area
of business, including marketing, management, MIS,
POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics
+ Canadian Reference Centre™ (NEW)
This database combines Canadian magazines, newspapers,
newswires and reference books to create the largest
collection of regional full-text content available
to Canadian libraries. This database includes
leading Canadian periodicals and international
(U.S. and U.K.) periodicals in full text; full-text
reference books; 84,774 full-text biographies; and
an Image Collection of 440,207 photos, maps and flags.
o CINAHL® Plus with Full Text
This is the world’s most comprehensive nursing &
allied health research database, providing full text
for more than 750 journals indexed in CINAHL, as well
as full text for more than 220 books/monographs.
+ Computer Source™ (NEW)
Featuring nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines
covering topics such as computer science, programming,
artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information
systems, robotics and software, Computer Source
provides a balance of full-text technical journals
and full-text consumer computer titles.
+ Computers & Applied Sciences Complete™ (NEW)
Covering the research and development spectrum of
the computing and applied sciences disciplines, this
database contains collected knowledge on traditional
engineering challenges & research, and is a resource
for research concerning the business and social
implications of new technology. CASC provides
indexing and abstracts for more than 1,800 academic
journals, professional publications and other
reference sources from a diverse collection. Full
text is also available for more than 730 periodicals.
o Education Research Complete™
This massive file offers the world’s largest and
most complete collection of full-text education
journals, covering scholarly research and
information relating to all areas of education.
Topics covered include all levels of education from
early childhood to higher education, and all
educational specialties, such as multilingual
education, health education and testing.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center,
provides access to education literature and
resources. The database provides information from
journals included in the Current Index of Journals
in Education and Resources in Education Index, and
contains more than 1,282,000 records and links to
more than 314,000 full-text documents from ERIC.
+ Environment Complete™ (NEW)
Containing more than 1,957,000 records, as well as
full text for more than 680 journals, this
resource offers deep coverage in applicable areas
of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy,
renewable energy sources, natural resources,
marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution &
waste management, environmental technology,
environmental law, public policy, social impacts,
urban planning and more.
GreenFILE focuses on the relationship between
human beings and the environment. Comprised of
more than 600 scholarly and general interest
titles, as well as government documents and reports,
GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the
positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.
The total number of records is approximately 295,000,
and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records
from open access titles. Also included in GreenFILE
is a 6,800-term Thesaurus.
+ Health Source®: Consumer Edition (NEW)
This comprehensive database is a rich collection
of consumer health information, providing access
to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines
and many other related resources. Topics covered
include cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging,
fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health
and more. Information provided in this database
should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis
or a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment.
+ Health Source®: Nursing/Academic Edition (NEW)
This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly
full-text journals focusing on many medical
disciplines, and offers access to 822 abstracted
and indexed journals. Coverage of nursing and
allied health is particularly strong.
+ Humanities International Complete™ (NEW)
Providing full text for more than 890 journals, this
database provides comprehensive coverage of the
humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to
literary, scholarly and creative thought.
+ Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
with Full Text (NEW – upgrade from the LISTA index) This database contains full text for more than
240 journals and a dozen full-text monographs.
Subject coverage includes librarianship,
classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online
information retrieval, information management and
more. Coverage in the database extends back as far
as the mid-1960s.
o MasterFILE™ Premier
This resource contains full text for nearly 1,750
periodicals covering general reference, business,
health, education, general science, multicultural
issues and much more. This database also contains
full text for nearly 500 reference books; 86,017
biographies; 105,786 primary source documents; and
an Image Collection of 400,972 photos, maps & flags.
+ MEDLINE® with Full Text (NEW – upgrade from
the MEDLINE index)
This is the world’s most comprehensive source of
full text for medical journals, providing full
text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in
MEDLINE. With full-text coverage dating back to
1965, this wide-ranging file contains full text
for many of the most-used journals in the MEDLINE
index – with no embargo.
o Military & Government Collection™
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all
branches of the military and government, this
database offers a thorough collection of
periodicals, academic journals and other content
pertinent to the increasing needs of these sites.
This database provides full text for nearly 300
journals and periodicals and also offers indexing
and abstracts for nearly 400 journals.
+ Newspaper Source™ Plus (NEW)
This resource includes 1,570 full-text newspapers,
providing more than 27 million full-text articles.
Newspaper Source Plus contains comprehensive full
text for major national (U.S.) and international
newspapers, and features more than 583,100
television and radio news transcripts, videos and
+ Points of View Reference Center™ (NEW)
This full-text database is designed to provide
students with a series of essays that present
multiple sides of a current issue. The database
contains 255 topics, each with an overview
(objective background/description), point(argument), counterpoint (opposing argument) and
Critical Thinking Guide. Points of View Reference
Center contains a balance of materials from all
viewpoints, including 1,143 main essays, leading
political magazines from both sides of the aisle,
newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary
source documents and reference books.
o Professional Development Collection™
This is the most comprehensive and most valuable
collection of full-text education journals,
including full text for nearly 520 high quality
education journals, as well as more than 200
+ Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection™ (NEW)
This valuable resource contains 570 full-text
journals and 48 books & monographs, offering
users access to many of the most prominent and
well-respected journals in the field. The
database also includes full-text content from
relevant magazines and health reports. Coverage
is particularly strong in child & adolescent
psychology and various areas of counseling.
+ Religion & Philosophy Collection™ (NEW)
Containing nearly 300 full-text journals, this
database covers topics such as world religions,
major denominations,biblical studies, religious
history, epistemology, political philosophy,
philosophy of language, moral philosophy and
the history of philosophy.
+ Vocational & Career Collection™ (NEW)
This comprehensive resource provides full-text
coverage for nearly 350 trade and industry-related
periodicals, covering topics such as computer &
data processing, electrical technology, nursing,
interior design, law enforcement & criminal
justice, marketing & advertising, hospitality &
tourism, construction and more.
[Editor's note: these vendor database descriptions
for the SUNYConnect resources are also available
in .pdf format via the OLIS Documents area -
Additional full-text newspapers, computer science
resources, humanities databases, materials specific
to the community college student, vetted information resources for our alumni, these are some of the
positive enhancements from this agreement.
An analysis done by University at Albany indicates
that the enhancement involves access to nearly
5000 new, unique sources (journals, newspapers,
periodicals, etc). According to the vendor,
SUNYConnect's recently expanded set of resources
includes more than 11,000 active, full-text
journals and magazines.
With the offer for the largest ever expansion of
SUNYConnect resources at terms favorable to SUNY,
an agreement for a three year renewal was reached.
SUNY thanks EBSCO Publishing for being an
excellent working partner.