The JSRCC Library is excited to announce that effective July 1, 2008, a new collection of EBSCOhost databases will be replacing many of our current Gale databases.  This new contract between our statewide library consortium, VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) and EBSCO Publishing will provide our library users access to a comprehensive collection of databases that includes millions of online journal, magazine, and newspaper articles as well as books. 

Included in this package are EBSCOhost’s Complete series databases:

  • Academic Source Complete
  • Business Source Complete
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Computers & Applied Science Complete
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Education Research Complete
  • Environment Complete
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete
  • Humanities International Complete

Other databases in this package include:

  • Alt Health Watch
  • Associates Programs Source
  • Economia y Negocios
  • Fuente Academica
  • Health Source:  Consumer Edition
  • Health Source:  Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Legal Collection
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • MedicLatina
  • Military & Government Collection
  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Regional Business News
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Salud en Espanol
  • Vente et Gestion
  • Women’s Studies International

This new collection of databases will provide our library users with:

  • Substantially more full text content including more peer-reviewed titles.
  • Content covering a wide variety of disciplines and topics with significantly more coverage in business and education.
  • A new and improved search interface – EBSCOhost 2.0  – will become available in mid-July.  With these  enhancements, users will find searching for articles easier and intuitive.  For more sophisticated and refined searches, built-in flexibility is also provided.

Our JSRCC community will continue to have access to the databases listed below.  The new contract does not affect these currently available databases:

  • Biography Resource Center (Gale)
  • CINAHL (EBSCOhost)
  • Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
  • ERIC (EBSCOhost)
  • History Resource Center: US (Gale)
  • Literature Resource Center (Gale)
  • MagillOnLiterature Plus (EBSCOhost)
  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive (EBSCOhost)
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)
  • PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost)
  • PsycINFO (EBSCOhost)
  • Science Resource Center (Gale)
  • Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
The following Gale databases will no longer be  available after June 30, 2008
  • Academic OneFile
  • Associations Unlimited
  • Business & Company Resource Center
  • Computer Database
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • General Business FILE ASAP
  • General OneFile
  • General Reference Center Gold
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • InfoTrac Collection of databases
  Check out the new EBSCOhost databases starting in July and let us know what you think.  For more information or assistance in using any EBSCOhost database, contact the Reference Desk.

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