September 22, 2017
Title of resource: Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
Cost of resource: $21,107 USD/yr
Reasons for cancellation:
Cost: This resource is expensive, especially considering it is only an index to the literature and does not include full-text content.
Overlap: While the database indexes quality material of great interest to Guelph researchers, other databases have comparable subject coverage of the literature.
Usage: Guelph users have examined only three records from FSTA in the past year, strongly indicating that researchers are searching elsewhere for the food science literature.
Date access will cease: October 1, 2017
ABI/Inform: Full text coverage of the food industry trade and business literature.
CAB Direct: International coverage of applied life sciences, especially with respect to agriculture and sustainability.
Ei Compendex: Top scholarly index to the engineering literature, including food processing, plant design, automation, quality control, etc.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete: Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, including culinary arts, food and beverage management.
Web of Science: Extensive coverage of high impact journal literature across all of the pure and applied sciences.