Friday, July 23, 2010

Changes to the research databases line-up

Since 2008, the UFV library has benefited from government funding for a database collection, known as the Undergraduate Foundation Collection (UFC). The UFC databases were shared by K-12, public and postsecondary libraries. This funding has now ended and the UFC has moved to a library-sustained model.

Two databases from this collection will be continued: Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier. A number of other databases will be discontinued. As of July 26, the following links will be removed from our web site:

  1. Masterfile - Covers all subject areas, with a public library focus. As an alternative, use MAS Ultra, Academic Search Premier, or Canadian Business and Current Affairs
  2. Kids Search - For Grades K-5
  3. Novelist and Novelist K-8 - Reader's Advisory tools; try the Readers Advisory Link Farm for help finding good reads in your favourite genre
  4. Canadian Reference Centre - Canadian information from magazines, newspapers, reference books, with a public Library focus. Use Canadian Business and Current Affairs or Canadian Newsstand as an alternative
  5. Consumer Health Complete - As an alternative, use Health Source: Consumer Edition

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we welcome your feedback and comments. If you need assistance with using our research databases, please Ask a Librarian.

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