7:57 AM, July 27, 2012

At least 22 databases to which the Auburn University Libraries subscribe are in the process of migrating to a new platform created by the ProQuest company which, in turn, is in the process of taking over some of these databases from the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and Chadwyck-Healey companies.  A list of 22 databases is included below.

Databases Affected:  ABI Inform, Aerospace Database, ASFA:  Aquatic Sciences and fisheries Abstracts, BioOne Abstracts & Indexes, Dissertations & Theses@ Auburn University, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, ERIC, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, GeoRef, Hoover's Company Profiles, Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), New York Times, PILOTS:  Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I, ProQuest Historical Newspapers:  The New York Times (1851-2008), Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, The Wall Street Journal, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts,  and Zoological Record Plus.

The new platform presents the researcher with a number of search options including federated searching (i.e., the ability to search through all 22 databases at once), selecting one or more specific databases for a search, as well as more specific limiters such as type of publication, date, etc.  To assist researchers in making efficient use of this radical redesign, the affected databases are also being grouped together into (so far) five major subject areas:  Business , Science & Technology , Social Sciences , News and Newspapers , and Dissertations and Theses .

If you need assistance with using these databases or have any other research-related questions, please see us at the Reference Desk on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library or in the two branch libraries (the Cary Veterinary Medical Library and the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction).  We can also be reached by telephone, e-mail, computer chat service, and cell phone text (click here for details ) and you can seek subject specialist expertise (click here for details ).

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