Database cancellations for 2021

As part of our commitment to continually curating the MIT Libraries’ collections to best meet community needs, the MIT Libraries staff carefully reviews the collections budget and our ongoing commitments on a regular cycle. These annual reviews help to make the best use of the Libraries’ funds and resources. In addition to this regular effort to ensure resource alignment, in the spring President Reif directed MIT’s departments, labs, and centers to rework their budgets to reduce expenses for FY2021 as a result of the financial impacts on the Institute from the pandemic. 

The Libraries have a variety of strategies for meeting these budget targets, including the cancellation of certain databases and other ongoing commitments from our collections budget. After extensive analysis of how heavily these resources were used and whether the content was available from other sources to which MIT Libraries provides access, we decided to cancel the following databases as of January 1, 2021. Cancellations will take effect at the end of their current contracts.

Our liaison librarians can direct you to other resources on these topics; please reach out to one of these subject experts if they can be of assistance.

American book prices current
Biography in Context
Book review index plus
Books in print
CAB abstracts
CQ Press Congress collection
DieselNet Network
Faculty Opinions F1000 prime
Henry Stewart Talks, biomedical and life sciences collection
LGBT studies in video
Music industry data
ProQuest statistical abstract of the United States – effective January 2022
ProQuest statistical abstracts of the world – effective January 2022
Rand State Stats: Nationwide
Reference USA
Scopus – effective December 2021
Sociological abstracts – effective January 2022
Sports Business Research Network (SBRnet)
U.K. Parliamentary Papers – effective January 2022
Women and social movements in the United States
Women’s Studies International
World competitiveness yearbook