library acquires thousands of new titles

post prepared by Carolyn DeLorey, Collections Librarian

The library is pleased to announce a new multidisciplinary, multi-format subscription database: ProQuest One Academic.

We are excited about this new resource because it provides full-text access to thousands of new journal and newspaper titles and dissertations, and it more than doubles the number of accessible e-books and videos in our collection. This new subscription enhances library resources in support of multiple subject areas, including Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Health, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences.

ProQuest One Academic consists of four core multidisciplinary collections, each featuring a different resource format:

  1. ProQuest Central – ProQuest Central brings together over 40 complete periodical databases across all major subject areas, as well as thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world. It includes four of our previously subscribed databases (ABI/Inform Collection; Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database; Political Science Database; and ProQuest Research Library) plus many more.
  2. Academic Video Online – This streaming video collection is curated for educational institutions and includes more than 70,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas.
  3. Academic Complete – The Academic Complete e-book collection of over 180,000 titles has been added to our existing ProQuest Ebook Central platform. These e-books have unlimited, multi-user access.
  4. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global – This curated digital collection of graduate works has 5 million citations and 2.5 million full-text dissertations and theses from thousands of universities around the world, including 252 from StFX.

ProQuest One Academic is accessible through the Library’s A-Z database list. You have the option of searching all of the four collections together (ProQuest One Academic) or selecting one at a time (ProQuest Central; Academic Video Online; ProQuest Ebook Central; ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global).

If you have any questions about this new resource, please feel free to reach out to your Liaison Librarian.

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