Spring 2023 Subscriptions Update

The Western Libraries has finalized the outcomes of the 2022-23 subscription review process. These changes, which will take effect on January 1, 2024, are part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the university’s subscriptions portfolio remains dynamic and relevant.  

In winter quarter, the Libraries shared a list of 44 existing subscriptions under review and 14 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.

More information about the specific titles will be available on the subscription review webpage before the end of May. The canceled subscriptions will still be accessible through library databases like Academic Search Complete, ProQuest Biological Sciences Database, and JSTOR. Individual articles not available on other platforms can be acquired through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  

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. And thank you for your engagement with the subscription review process! 

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