Thanks for all the great feedback on our “I wish my library would…” poster! We have posted print responses where the poster used to be and will be posting a series of responses here on our blog as well.
Request for More Electronic Resources
We are always striving to provide you with the online resources you need. We added ScienceDirect over the summer, Environment Complete in the fall, and we will be adding America: History and Life with Full Text at the beginning of April. We are looking at others for the next fiscal year as well.
The cost of these resources, especially those with full text, can be prohibitive. In 2011-12, we spent over $200,000 dollars on online resources alone. These resources are not one-time fees. We have to pay for yearly access and the price goes up every year. One of our full-text databases cost us $27,000 this academic year. However, if you know of resources you would like us to look into, please let us know!
Also, if we don’t have access to a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper, you can still get articles from it by using Interlibrary Loan – articles usually arrive within 2-5 business days and most are PDFs that we send right to your email. It’s also a free service for you to use – we don’t pass any of the costs onto you.