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.
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.
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.