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Subscriptions Not Renewed in 2015-16

University libraries’ acquisitions budgets have been under considerable pressure for some years due to subscription price increases, currency exchange fluctuations, consolidation among leading publishers, and financial pressures at individual institutions.  In past years, the Trent Library pulled from existing trust funds to cover costs, but those funds are insufficient to support this year's renewals.

The 2015-16 fiscal year was particularly trying for us, and some tough decisions had to be made as we realized our acquisitions budget would fall far short of our expected subscription expenditures.  After review of the usage and cost of specific resources, librarians identified subscriptions which would not be renewed for 2016.

Some of these can be easily reinstated later, with no loss of coverage, if the Canadian dollar value and our budget improve.  Others will not be easily recovered, and will always have gaps reflecting the years we didn't subscribe.  Still others may never be reinstated.  Where full text is lost, it will be available through Interlibrary Loan, which now offers desktop delivery, often within a few days.  Where finding tools (indexes) are lost, less specific databases will partially fill their place and broader searching across several databases will be more important.

Cancelling resources is vile work for librarians, and we consider many of these titles essential.  But the Trent Library is not alone in this situation, as you'll see in some of the postings in the left menu.  While we look forward to the return of better times, we're uncertain what to expect in the coming year.

The following were not renewed.

Journal Packages

  • American Physiological Society journals
    • 12 online journals. 
    • Our subscription ended December 31, 2015. 
    • These journals are all open-access after one year.
  • Institute of Physics Journals.
    • 59 online journals in Physics. Our subscription ended December 2015.  We're investigating what content (i.e. previous issues) might continue to be available after then.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Journals
    • 57 online journals and 7 database producs.  Our subscription ended December 2015.  We're investigating what content (i.e. previous issues) might continue to be available after then.
  • Cambridge University Press Journals
    • Over 200 journals in a range of subject areas, but mostly in the Humanities. Our subscription ended December 2015.  Volumes we have paid for will continue to be available through Scholars Portal Journals.

Reference Resources

  • CREDO Reference: a set of 100 online reference books. (ended January 31, 2016)
  • Britannica Online.  The public version remains available.
  • Book Review Index (print)
  • Clarke's Canada Industrial Relations Board (looseleaf)
  • International Yearbook & Statesmen's Who's Who (print)
  • Little Data Book (print) - available online annually from World Bank
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook


Indexing & Abstracting

  • EconLit
  • MLA International Bibliography (ended February 27, 2016)


  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (ended February 27, 2016)
  • OECD iLibrary: Books, Periodicals, and Statistics.  (ended December 2015)

Individual Journals

  • Advances in Insect Physiology (print)
  • Advances in Organometallic Chemistry (print)
  • Adverse Drug Reaction (online)
  • Annals of Glaciology (online)
  • Associations Canada (print)
  • Beijing Review (print) - available online through LexisNexis
  • Bulletin of Marine Science (online)
  • Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education (print) - available online through ProQuest Education
  • Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice (print) - available online through Project MUSE
  • Canadian Journal of Film Studies (print) - available online through CBCA
  • Canadian Literature (print) - available online through ProQuest, Gale, and EBSCO with delay
  • Canadian Review of Sociology (print) - available online through Wiley
  • Cell (online) - available through Elsevier with delay
  • Ecology Law Quarterly (print) - available online through LexisNexis
  • Environment & History (online)
  • Environmental Values (online)
  • Forest Science (online)
  • Historical Reflections (online) - available through Gale with delay
  • Human Organization (print + online) - available online through ProQuest Sociology
  • Hydrology Research (online)
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (online) - available through Academic Search Elite with delay
  • Journal of Economic Issues (online) - moving to Taylor & Francis
  • Journal of Glaciology (online)
  • Lumen (online) - available through Erudit
  • Milton Studies (online) - available through MUSE
  • Natural Resources Journal (print) - available online through Gale, LexisNexis
  • News from Native California (print) - available online through LexisNexis, Academic Search Elite
  • News of the North (microfilm)
  • Northern Review (print) - available online through Gale
  • Nursing Clinics of North America (print) - perhaps move to online
  • PC Magazine (online) - available through EBSCO
  • Radiocarbon (online)
  • Revue de l'Universite de Moncton (online) - available through Erudit
  • Social Analysis (online) - available through ProQuest Sociology and Gale with delay
  • Soil Science (online)
  • Telos (online)
  • Tribal College (print) - available online through ProQuest Education
  • UN Chronicle (print) - available through EBSCO, Gale
  • Yearbook of Comparative Literature (print) - available online through MUSE
  • United Nations Statistical Yearbook (print) - available online from UN
  • Yale French Studies (print) - available through JSTOR with delay


  • Tumblebooks / Tumblebook Library / Tumblebook Cloud Jr.