Database Changes

The Government Research Services team, which provides you with the quality information services that you rely on to do your work, now has budget information for the 2011 -13 biennium. As with most agencies, we have experienced cuts in funding. Our discretionary supplies and services budget is down significantly.

What does this mean for you? For print and video materials, it means that we will be purchasing items only as they are needed rather than in anticipation of your information needs. This may result in short delays in filling requests but will ensure that we use our collection dollars to meet the most immediate needs. As always, we are also able to borrow materials from other libraries to fill your information needs. For more information on this service, visit http://library.state.or.us/services/materials/index.php

We are also eliminating approximately one third of our online resources. Library staff have made every effort to cut resources with lower use or very specialized user groups. The rest of this page includes information about other resources that may be helpful for finding similar information and other ways library staff can help you meet your information needs. These cuts will take place as our subscriptions expire over the next six months.

List of Expiring Databases (click on a link to see alternatives)

ACSE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Journals
GovEssentials (Books 24×7)
Well Being Essentials (Books 24×7)
CINAHL
Congressional Statutes at Large
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Collection
Digital Sanborn Insurance Maps-Oregon RESTORED!
Good Services
LoisLaw
Mango Languages
Mergent Online
Merriam Webster’s Unabridged Dictrionary
Psycinfo
REFUSA Business and Residential RESTORED!
STAT!Ref
Statistical Insight
Wall Street Journal

ASCE (AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS) JOURNALS

Expires December 2011

  • Use  Scopus to search and request ASCE journals.

BOOKS 24 X  7  GOVESSENTIALS

Expires October 2011

BOOKS 24X7 WELL BEING ESSENTIALS

Expires October 2011

CINAHL

Expires August 2011

CONGRESSIONAL STATUTES AT LARGE

Expires June 30, 2011

Use these web sites to access

  • Vols1-124 (1789-2010) by the Constitution Society
  • HeinOnline (click on the Libraries and Archives tab at  GovNet, separate login required)

CSA Illumina Scientific Package  (Cambridge Scientific databases) including Agricola, Biological Sciences, Biological & Aquatic Sciences, Environmental & Pollution Management

Expires June 2011

CSA ILLUMINA SOCIAL SCIENCE ABSTRACTS

Expires July 2011

DIGITAL SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS-OREGON

Expires July 2011

GOOD SERVICES

Expires February 2012

LOISLAW NATIONAL & BANKRUPTCY COLLECTION

Expires July 2011

  • For in-depth case-law questions, contact the State of Oregon Law Library. LexisNexis and Westlaw are available on-site.
  • For specific cases,  contact Oregon State Library (503) 378-8800 or e-mail reference for mediated searching via LexisNexis or other research assistance
  • We are working with state agency partners to restore access

MANGO LANGUAGES PREMIUM LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION

Expires July 2011

MERGENT ONLINE

Expires January 2012

MERRIAM WEBSTER’S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY

Expires March 2012

PSYCINFO

Expires November 2011

RefUSA Business & Residential

Expires December 2011

  • We are replacing this resource with  A-Z Databases to search data on 31 million US businesses & 215  million residents

STAT!Ref

Expires July 2011

Try these web sites

STATISTICAL INSIGHT

Expires June 2011

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Expires June 2011

Thank you for your understanding. We are committed to ensuring the best access to quality information services that we can provide. For assistance, please do not hesitate to contact a librarian at 503.378.8800 or library.help@state.or.us or visit our State Employee Information Center. If you have any questions about the changes in service, you can contact a librarian or contact me directly at 503.378.5030 or robert.hulshof-schmidt@state.or.us.


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