Small database comparison

Small Database Comparison by the CCL-EAR Committee

Members of the CCL-EAR committee reviewed the following small databases:
• Academic Search Elite (EBSCO)
• Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
• Proquest Research Library (Legacy Platform)
• Wilson Omnifile

The databases were evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Comparison of the total number of (continuing) full-text, peer-reviewed titles.
  • Number of unique titles
  • Coverage of what we considered to be core titles* for a community college library collection
  • Interface and usability
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