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Journal Recommendation Form

Current students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to recommend journals for the library to consider through this form. We are also open to other recommendations:
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All completed journal recommendation forms will be sent to the Head of Collections, Acquisitions Coordinator, and Electronic Resources Librarian

The budget for new journals is limited as they require a commitment to an ongoing expenditure of funds, instead of a one-time purchase. A new journal recommendation may require a re-evaluation of existing subscriptions, which may lead to a cancellation of a current subscription of comparable cost. Any decision regarding changes to current journals will require discussions at the academic department level in consultation with the library.

Consistent with our Collection Development Policy, considerations for the library include appropriateness for the curriculum, inclusion in indexing and abstracting databases, reviews in library selection tools, pricing, and potential use of the subscription, among other factors.