New Databases – Obituaries and Old Newspapers

newspaper archives 2The library has just added two new databases – Obituaries (ProQuest) and Newspaper Archive (Proquest).

Links have been added to Databases A-Z as well as Search by Topic and various Hot Topics.

Please take a few minutes to explore this databases and become familiar with the content.

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Obituaries Collection by ProQuest Discontinued

Due to the collection development budget being cut we have identified several databases to be dropped when they come due.  The Obituaries Collection by Proquest is one of those databases.  The link is working but will be removed early next week when Jon get’s back. We have elected to keep Obituaries and GenealogyBank by NewsBank as it is the obituary database which gets the most use by our patrons.

In our decision as to which databases to cut we looked at usage (views) and cost per view.  We also looked at  if we had more than one database which contained the same or similar information.  Some of you will be disappointed to see a favorite database be discontinued but in these tough economic times we have to be more economical.

As databases get discontinued you will be notifed here at the Virtual Library Notes, so stay tuned for further updates.