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Collections: Journals, Databases, & Electronic Resources

Journals, Databases, and Other Electronic Resources

Description and Scope

The Library licenses, and in some cases has purchased perpetual access to, electronic resources to provide current students, faculty, and staff with access to a variety of electronic material, including ebooks, journal articles, newspaper articles, abstracts, book chapters, book reviews, primary source documents, images, and streaming films.

Collection Development Strategy

Most electronic resources require an annual subscription payment for continued access. The Library routinely evaluates its current collection of journals and databases to determine if the resources which make up that collection continue to support the teaching and research needs of the College; if alternative, more cost effective options exist for the same or similar content; and if the Library is getting an acceptable return on its annual investment based on usage. Decisions to add or remove electronic resources from the collection are made in concert with the Library Collections Team, librarian liaisons to academic departments, and with faculty and staff.

Access Information

Electronic resources can be found and accessed using the library catalog, GLOCAT, as well as the A to Z Database List. Users who are accessing resources from off-campus will have to sign-in using their SUNY Geneseo network credentials.

Access Digital Newspapers

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both require that current faculty, staff, and students create an account to access the digital newspapers. Please refer to the following guides for instructions on how to create an account: