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Cancellation Notice - ProQuest Psychology Database

Title: ProQuest Psychology Database
Cost: $47,000 CAD
Reasons for cancellation:
  • High percentage of overlap with our other full text resources including the full suite of resources from the American Psychological Association, our numerous full text journal suites from major scholarly publishers, and other ProQuest databases
  • High cost for content that is not unique
Date access will cease: July 16, 2018
Alternate resources:
Indexes and Aggregator Databases:
  • PsycINFO
  • Web of Science
  • Medline
  • Academic Search Premier (includes full text)
  • ProQuest Sociology Collection
  • JSTOR (includes full text)
Full text journal suites from the following publishers:
  • Elsevier 
  • Sage 
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Annual Reviews
  • Wiley Online
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Psychiatry Online
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Pamela Jacobs, Head, Collections & Content Team <pjacobs@uoguelph.ca>

General Criteria for Cancellation of Electronic Resources

Cancellation decisions are in most cases based on one or more of the following criteria: 
  • Cost: The inflationary costs of scholarly information continue to rise annually. In addition, the Library’s budget is particularly impacted by currency fluctuations (over half of the Library’s scholarly resources are paid for in U.S. funds)
  • Overlap: Significant content overlap with other Library resources
  • Usage: Past usage of the resource by University of Guelph (including University of Guelph Humber) students, faculty and staff
  • Scholarly need: Alignment of a resource with the University’s curricular and research programs; The scholarly importance of the resource (its centrality to the discipline and to accreditation requirements); the Library will prioritize keeping full-text (e.g. journal subscriptions) over indexes