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  • Abstract and revision notes: FirstSearch Databases in Brief

Abstract & revision notes

Date Section Description of changes 20 January 2012 Full document Semi-annual update.

Changes to record counts for several databases. End of updates for OCLC Electronic Collections Online, which is now archive only. 22 June 2011 Full document Semi-annual update.

Changes to record counts for several databases and removal of several databases that OCLC is transitioning out of reselling 28 March 2011 Details Updated producer information for Anthropological Literature and Anthropology Plus 15 December 2010 Full document Semi-annual update.

Changes to record counts for several databases and removal of several databases that OCLC is transitioning out of reselling 5 July 2010 Full document Semi-annual update.

Changes to record counts for several databases and removal of several databases that OCLC is transitioning out of reselling 1 April 2010 Full document Removed Bibliography of the History of Art 11 January 2010 Full document Semi-annual update.

Changes to: ABI/INFORM; AGRICOLA; Alternative Press Index; Alternative Press Index Archive; Applied Science & Technology Abstracts/Index; Art Abstracts/Index; Article First; ATLA Serials Database; Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals; Biography Index; Biology Digest; Book Review Digest, Clase and Periódica; Contemporary Women's Issues; Disclosure Corporate Snapshots Brief Entries/Full Entries; Education Abstracts/Index; Electronic Books; Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management™; ERIC; General Science Abstracts/General Science Index; GEOBASE; Humanities Abstracts/Index; Index to Legal Periodicals & Books; Library Literature; MEDLINE; Newspaper Abstracts; OAIster; Periodical Abstracts; Readers' Guide Abstracts; RILM Abstracts of Music Literature; RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals; Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies; SIRS Researcher; WorldCat® 3 Sept 2009 Summary table Changed ordering option for Arts & Humanities Search to Per-search only. 9 June 2009 Full document Semi-annual update.

Changes to: ABI/INFORM; AGRICOLA; Alternative Press Index; Anthropological Index; Anthropological Literature; Anthropology Plus; Art Abstracts; Article First; Arts & Humanities Search; ATLA Serials Database; Avery Index; Biography Index; Biology &B Agricultural Index; Biology Digest; Business & Management Practices; DIssertation Abstracts; EconLit; Education Abstracts/Index; Electronic Books; Electronic Collections Online™; ERIC; Essay & GeoRefS; GPO Monthly Catalog; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Humanities Abstracts/Index; Index to Legal Periodicals; Newspaper Abstracts; Papers First; Periodical Abstracts; PsycBOOKS; RILM; RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals; SCIPIO; SIRS Researcher; Wilson Select Plus; WorldCat®; WorldCat® Dissertations and Theses; Worldscope GLOBAL Brief entries/Full entries 22 April 2009 Summary table

Details Changed database name from “Hand Press Book” to “Heritage of the Printed Book”. 26 Feb 2009 Summary table Added Online full text information for OAIster 2 Feb 2009 Full document Semi-annual update.

Added new OAIster database

Changes to: ABI/INFORM; Anthropological Literature; Anthropology Plus; Applied Science & Technology Abstracts/Index; Article First; Arts & Humanities Search; ATLA Religion; ATLA Serials Database; Avery Index; Bibliography of the History of Art; Biography Index; Biology Digest; Books in Print; Business Dateline; Business & Industry; Business & Management Practices; Chicano Database; Clase and Periódica; Contemporary Women's Issues; Disclosure Corporate Snapshots Brief Entries/Full Entries; EconLit; Education Abstracts/Index; Electronic Books; Electronic Collections Online™; ERIC; Essay & General Literature Index; Hand Press Book; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Humanities Abstracts/Index; Index to Legal Periodicals; Library Literature; MEDLINE; Newspaper Abstracts; PAIS International; Papers First; Periodical Abstracts; Philosopher's Index; Proceedings First; PsycARTICLES; PsycBOOKS; PsycINFO; RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals; SIRS Researcher; Social Sciences Abstracts/Index; Sociological Abstracts; Wilson Select Plus; WorldCat®; Worldscope GLOBAL Brief entries/Full entries 8 Sept 2008 Summary table

Details Updated information for RILM Music Abstracts 25 June 2008 Full document Semi-annual update.

Changes to: ABI/INFORM; Alternative Press Index; Anthropological Index; Anthropological Literature; Anthropology Plus; ArticleFirst; Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals; Biology Digest; Business & Industry; Business & Management Practices; Clase and Periódica; EconLit; Electronic Books; Electronic Collections Online™; Environmental sciences & Pollution Management; FRANCIS; GEOBASE; GeoRefS; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; MLA International Bibliography; Newspaper Abstracts; Periodical Abstracts; Philosopher's Index; PsycBOOKS; PsycCRITIQUES; SCIPIO; SIRS Researcher; Sociological Abstracts; Wilson Business Abstracts; WorldCat®; WorldCat® Dissertations and Theses; Worldscope GLOBAL (Brief entries); WorldscopeS GLOBAL (Full entries)

Removed discontinued databases BasicBIOSIS; Business Organizations, Agencies, and Publications Directory; Inspec 12 Nov 2007 Details Updated producer information for Arts & Humanities Search 17 Sept 2007 Summary table

Details Added information for RLG Eureka® databases: Hand Press Book and SCIPIO 21 June 2007 Summary table

Details Added information for 10 RLG Eureka® databases: Anthropological Index; Anthropological Literature; Anthropology Plus; Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals; Bibliography of the History of Art; Chicano Database; FRANCIS; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals; Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies 13 May 2007 Summary table

Details Changes "PsycINFO_1887" database name to "PsycINFO" 10 January 2007 Details Semi-annual update. Changes to: Applied Science & Technology Abstracts/Applied Science & Technology Index; Art Abstracts/Art Index; ATLA Serials Database; Consumers Index; Electronic Books; OCLC Electronic Collections Online; Fact Search; General Science Abstracts/General Science Index; GPO Monthly Catalog; Humanities Abstracts/Humanities Index; Media Review Digest; MLA International Bibliography; OCLC Papers First; OCLC Proceedings First; PsycINFO; Readers' Guide Abstracts; Social Sciences Abstracts/Social Sciences Index; WorldCat; WorldCat Dissertations and Theses 2 October 2006 Details Updated coverage dates for MLA International Bibliography 2 Aug 2006 Full document Semi-annual update. Changes to: Art Abstracts/Art Index; ATLA Serials Database; Biography Index; Biology Digest; Book Review Digest; Books in Print; Business & Industry; Business & Management Practices; Business Organizations, Agencies, and Publications Directory; CA Student Edition; Consumers Index; Contemporary Women's Issues; EconLit; Education Abstracts/Education Index; Essay and General Literature Index; FactSearch; GEOBASE; Humanities Abstracts/Humanities Index; Index to Legal Periodicals & Books; Inspec; Library Literature; Media Review Digest; MLA International Bibliography; Newspaper Abstracts; PAIS® International; Periodical Abstracts; Philosopher's Index; PsycARTICLES; PsycCRITIQUES; Readers' Guide Abstracts; RILM Abstracts of Music Literature; RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals; SIRS Researcher; Social Sciences Abstracts/Social Sciences Index; Sociological Abstracts; Wilson Select Plus. 25 July 2006 Full document Added PsycCRITIQUES database 22 June 2006 Summary table

Details Per producer's request, changed "INSPEC" to "Inspec" 5 June 2006 Summary table

Details Changed availability for Consumers Index, FactSearch and Media Review Digest.

Updated description for ERIC 9 May 2006 Details Updated number of records and/or coverage dates for: ABI Inform, AGRICOLA, Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, Applied Science & Technology Index, Art Abstracts, Art Index. OCLC ArticleFirst, Biography Index, Biological & Agricultural Index, Book Review Digest, Books in Print, Business & Industry, Business & Management Practices, Clase and Periodica, Consumers Index, Contemporary Women's Issues, Disclosure Corporate Snapshots, DisclosureS Corporate Snapshots, Dissertation Abstracts, EconLit, Education Abstracts, Education Index, OCLC Electronic Collections Online, Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database, FactSearch, General Science Abstracts, General Science Index, GEOBASE, GeoRefS, GPO Monthly Catalog, Humanities Abstracts, Humanities Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, INSPEC, Library Literature, MEDLINE, Newspaper Abstracts, PAIS International, OCLC PapersFirst, Periodical Abstracts, OCLC ProceedingsFirst, PsycARTICLES, PsycFIRST, PsycINFO, Readers' Guide Abstracts, RILM, SIRS Researcher, Social Sciences Abstracts, Social Sciences Index, Wilson Business Abstracts, Wilson Select Plus, Worldscope GLOBAL, WorldscopeS GLOBAL. 14 Dec 2005 Full document SIRS Researcher producer changed to ProQuest Information and Learning; update frequency changed for ERIC; coverage numbers (journals, records, sources) updated throughout 7 Nov 2005 Summary Table Changed ABI/Inform to Subscription and per-search 1 Nov 2005 Summary Table Corrections for PsycBOOKS 25 Aug 2005 Full document Removed British Nursing Index 31 May 2005 Full document Updated coverage range 15 May 2005 Full document Added PsycBOOKS 6 January '05 Full document PAIS producer changed to Cambridge Scientific Abstracts; Electroinic Books added; update frequency changed throughout; coverage numbers (journals, records, sources) updated throughout; access and availability information updated throughout; added section on Periodical Title Finder 14 December '04 Full document Removed MDX 7 November 2004 Full document Added Philosopher's Index 16 Jun '04 Full document Reformatted comparison table; added more comparisons; moved coverage, update, record/source numbers to description section; added new sections to end of file. 7 May 2004 Full document Added British Nursing Index 6 Jan '04 Full document For 2004, record numbers updated, subscription options updated, online full-text availability options updated, Wilson index databases removed, CINAHL removed, PAIS Archive added. 4 Nov '03 Full document Added the RIPM and ClasePeriodica databases. 30 Oct '03 Summary Table Clarified per-search availability outside the U.S.