Western Libraries has finalized the outcomes of the 2021-22 subscription review process. These changes, which will take effect on January 1, 2023, are part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the university’s subscriptions portfolio remains dynamic and relevant.
During this past winter quarter, the Libraries shared a list of 59 existing subscriptions under review and 18 new subscriptions requested by members of the university community. Based on the feedback we received, we will be canceling a small number of existing subscriptions in order to add a comparable number of new subscriptions to our collection. Most of the canceled subscriptions will still be accessible through library databases like Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Complete, and JSTOR. Individual articles not available on other platforms can be acquired through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
More information about the specific titles is available on the subscription review webpage. If you have any questions about the titles, library subscriptions, or the subscription review process, please reach out to the Libraries’ Subject Teams or contact the Libraries’ Collection Services division. Western students, faculty, and staff can also continue to submit new subscription requests for next year’s review via our New Subscription Request Form.