Written by Jon Ritterbush, E-Resources and Serials Librarian
On January 12th, President Obama delivered his “State of the Union” address to a joint session of Congress. In the same spirit, the Calvin T. Ryan Library presents its annual “State of E-Resources” report to UNK students and employees.
As of December 31, 2015, the library provides access to:
- 105,346 unique e-journal titles (paid or free) – up 8.9% from 2014.
- 174,389 cataloged ebook records – up 2.6% percent from 2014.
- 239 databases (paid or free) – including these new resources added or upgraded during 2015:
LOPERSearch remains one of the library’s most impressive online services as it simplifies searching across dozens of databases and the library’s catalog simultaneously. During 2015, LOPERSearch users logged 249,298 searches – a 51% increase over 2014’s inaugural year of this service!
Please stay tuned as new additions to the library’s online collections are posted to In Brief Online. New e-resources have already been added in 2016 including the Taylor & Francis e-journal collection. Librarians will be evaluating other new resources in the months ahead, but library users are encouraged to also suggest new purchases online!