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Changes Coming

On January 1, 2015 the databases that Randall Library has access to through NC LIVE will be changing. Precipitated by funding constraints, but also as part of a review of the content they provide, NC LIVE has made sweeping changes to the resources that it subscribes to and makes available to us and other institutions.

Many of our EBSCO databases are being replaced by comparable databases provided by ProQuest.  Although you will no longer have access to some of the library resources you may be accustomed to using, the databases, content and tools available from ProQuest are comparable to or better than similar resources provided by EBSCO. 


NC LIVE (North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education) provides many online resources to public and academic libraries (including all UNC institutions and NC community colleges). We are fortunate to have this state-wide resource to supplement what Randall Library/UNCW subscribes to and pays for. Databases, journals, eBooks, and eVideos are expensive and libraries depend on consortiums like NC LIVE to assist them in providing access to important information sources.

How to Prepare
Database Discontinued as of Jan 2015 Comparable Replacement Database
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Central
ArchiveGrid (OCLC FirstSearch) Free via http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid
Art & Architecture Complete (EBSCOhost) No longer available via NC LIVE
ArticleFirst (OCLC FirstSearch) No longer available via NC LIVE
Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCOhost) No longer available via NC LIVE
Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Oxford Reference Online Premium
Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost) ABI/INFORM Complete
CAMIO (OCLC FirstSearch) No longer available via NC LIVE
CINAHL w/Full Text (EBSCOhost)       ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Science
ClasePeriodica (OCLC FirstSearch) No longer available via NC LIVE
Company Profiles (EBSCOhost)       ABI/INFORM Complete, ReferenceUSA, OneSource (infoUSA), Hoover's Company Records
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Family HealthNatural Standard
Entrepreneurial Studies Source (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Entrepreneurship
Environment Complete (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Environmental Science Collection
ERIC (Education) (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Education Journals, ERIC is free via eric.ed.gov
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost) Oxford Reference Online Premium
GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) Free via http://www.greeninfoonline.com
Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Family Health
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Science
Image Search (EBSCOhost) No longer available via NC LIVE
Job & Career Accelerator LearningExpress No longer available via NC LIVE. Similar product  ProQuest Career & Technical Education
Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Entrepreneurship
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCOhost) No longer available via NC LIVE
Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost) Literature Resource Center
MAS Complete (EBSCOhost) SIRS Knowledge Source Package, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Newsstand
MasterFILE Complete (EBSCOhost) ProQuest CentralProQuest Newsstand, InfoTrac Newsstand
Mergent Intellect ReferenceUSAOneSource (infoUSA)
Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost) SIRS Knowledge Source Package
Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Military
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Newsstand, InfoTrac Newsstand
NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCOhost) No longer available via NC LIVE
NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost) No longer available via NC LIVE
OAIster (OCLC FirstSearch) No longer available via NC LIVE
Points of View (EBSCOhost) SIRS Knowledge Source Package
Primary Search (Children's Magazines) (EBSCOhost) SIRS Knowledge Source Package
Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) ABI/INFORM Complete
Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Science in Context, ProQuest Biology, ProQuest Science Journals, AccessScience (McGrawHill)
Serials Directory (EBSCOhost) UlrichsWeb
Small Business Reference Center (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Entrepreneurship
Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCOhost) No longer available via NC LIVE
Student Research Center (SRC) (EBSCOhost) SIRS Knowledge Source Package
Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost) ProQuest Education Journals
TOPICsearch (EBSCOhost) SIRS Knowledge Source Package
Worldcat (FirstSearch Interface) Available at least through June 2015. Free version at Worldcat.org; UNCW investigating continuing subscription to FirstSearch.