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Home >> About Us >> Collections >> Postponed Resource Renewals

As part of the Library's contribution to university efforts to address the unprecedented pressure placed on public higher education by the coronavirus, and to ensure that resources are dedicated to areas of need that support teaching, learning, and scholarship in the current environment, we have initiated a review of current investments in licensed resources that will continue though AY 2020-21.

During this review, we have placed a pause on renewing certain subscriptions and licenses in order to meet budgetary targets, address annual inflationary pressures on library materials, and provide appropriate flexibility in our budget to address emergent needs during the upcoming year. Resources selected for a pause in immediate access in AY2020-21 are being carefully reviewed for recent usage, curricular and programmatic need, overlap with other available resources, and cost of access through available resource-sharing, and document-delivery programs. Subject-specialist librarians will be working with members of the library's Collection Development and Resource Sharing Team to provide a framework for review of resources and consultation with academic departments on any permanent decisions regarding access to resources. We will also consult during this process with the University Senate's Library and Information Access Committee.

If you would like to know more about the factors considered in pausing access to an individual resource during AY2020-21, please contact the librarian(s) listed next to the resource in the list below. If you have additional questions about this collection assessment process, please contact Linda Salem, Interim Head of Collections Management, Patrick McCarthy, Associate Dean, or Scott Walter, Dean of Library and Information Access.

Resource Name Librarian(s) Notes
AgeLine Margaret Henderson margaret.henderson@sdsu.edu This resource was paused due to low usage and cost. The same materials can be found using the age filters available in PubMed and our sociology and psychology databases. Please feel free to contact Margaret Henderson, Health Sciences Librarian, if you need help margaret.henderson@sdsu.edu
BizMiner Tim Tully ttully@sdsu.edu NAICS code level financial ratios from RMA (the Risk Management Association) are still available in the library's IBISWorld subscription. BizStats, which is freely available form BizMiner, also contains several valuation rules of thumb.
Business Market Research Tim Tully ttully@sdsu.edu The content in this database is almost entirely overlapped by ABI/INFORM, also look at Business Source Premier.
Cabell's Business Tim Tully ttully@sdsu.edu For similar research metrics, please refer to SCOPUS or Google Scholar. If you have any other questions about business research or publication metrics, please contact Tim Tully.
Cabell's Computer Science Wil Weston wweston@sdsu.edu, Keven Jeffery kjeffery@sdsu.edu  
Chronicle of Philanthropy/GrantStation Tim Tully ttully@sdsu.edu Article coverage for the Chronicle of Philanthropy is included in other subscription packages (such as EBSCO Academic Search Premier) and SDSU's subscription to Pivot provides access to grant information that is provided by the GrantStation tool.
Europa World Plus Tim Tully ttully@sdsu.edu, Rebecca Nowicki rnowicki@sdsu.edu, Zoe Jarocki zjarocki@sdsu.edu For similar content please refer to CountryWatch and globalEDGE.
Lexis Nexis Wil Weston wweston@sdsu.edu For access to content similar to that found in this resource, see ProQuest Congressional, HeinOnline, and our Research Guide to News and Newspapers.
Nature Reviews Genetics Wil Weston wweston@sdsu.edu, Bethany Harris brharris@sdsu.edu  
Nature Reviews Mole. Cell Bio. Wil Weston wweston@sdsu.edu, Bethany Harris brharris@sdsu.edu  
Nexis Uni Tim Tully ttully@sdsu.edu The majority of the content in Nexis Uni is overlapped in WestLaw, Access World News/Newsbank, and HeinOnline. If you are looking for subsidiary or corporate leadership information, refer to Mergent Online or Uniworld.
Public Administration Abstracts Michael Howser mhowser@sdsu.edu The resource is paused due to low usage, cost, and the availability of some of the content being discoverable via other indexes/databases that include full-text articles.
RAND State Statistics Michael Howser mhowser@sdsu.edu The resource is paused due to low usage.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Michael Howser mhowser@sdsu.edu The resource was paused due to low usage, cost, and content being discoverable via other indexes/databases which offer additional full-text articles.