Announcements about platform changes and other database updates.
govinfo provides access to free, public access to official publications from all three branches of the U.S. federal government, the same content available through FDsys. The FDsys interface will be retired in December 2018.
L’Année Philologique is now available through the Brepols platform.
Searching Alternative Press Index has expanded to incorporate content from Alternative Press Index Archive.
LexisNexis Academic is being replaced with a new platform called Nexis Uni. Simultaneous access to both platforms has been extended in 2018, with a precise end date for LexisNexis Academic access still pending.
PsycCRITIQUES – The American Psychological Association ceased publication of PsycCRITIQUES in Fall 2017, ending access via Ebsco. As of January 2018, all contents is now available in open access from the University of Akron.
BMJ Clinical Evidence – The vendor indicates that this database is being phased out in “early 2018” (no precise date given), and much of the content is moving to BMJ Best Practice.
International Newsstand (ProQuest) – As of 12/15/17, the International Newsstand collection from will be replaced with two new collections from ProQuest:
- International Newsstream (news content from outside the US and Canada)
- Canadian Major Dailies (national and regional newspapers of Canada)
Technology Collection (ProQuest) – As of 11/1/2017, content from Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts (BBA) and Technology Research Database Collection was merged into the new Technology Collection (ProQuest)