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Library Databases and Periodicals Alternatives for 21-22

This guide provides alternatives for the databases cut during the 21-2 school year.

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Several databases and periodical subscriptions are scheduled for cancellation during the 2021-22 school year.

Alternatives to these are listed on the relevant page tabs on this site!

For more in-depth alternatives, please contact the librarians directly!

Reference databases

Database Cut: Oxford Reference Online

Content: Hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias and other reference works published by Oxford University Press

Alternative Search Path: See below!

Credo Reference database and our print reference collection for subject-specific encyclopedias; Britannica Academic for general encyclopedias. We will retain access to those Oxford reference books which we have purchased directly.

Database Cut: CRC Handbook Online

Database Cut: Ulrich's

Content: Publication information on periodicals (included whether or not a journal was peer-reviewed)

Alternative Search Path: See below!

The Wikipedia page on a periodical is usually reliable and states the general qualifications of the publication. The websites for periodicals are usually not as useful for a quick check of that information due to how information is organized or hidden (in the case of predatory journals).

Ulrich's will not be cut this year due to its recognized value in our collection development management.

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