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Database Recommendation Form

Current students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to recommend databases for the library to consider through this form. We are also open to other recommendations:
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All completed database recommendation forms will be sent to the Electronic Resources Librarian and the department’s liaison librarian, who will contact the submitter to begin a formal review and possible trial. A trial will allow the library to evaluate the database and gather valuable feedback from the campus community in order to make an informed purchasing decision.

The budget for new databases is limited and the purchase of a new database may require a re-evaluation of existing resources. All new databases are selected by a library committee which reviews campus feedback, pricing, curriculum relevancy, and other selection criteria.