Database Usage: ScienceDirect On the Rise
Unmediated use of the library's 12 full-text subscription databases held steady. Resources ASTM Compass, Knovel, and ASCE Library continue to be top draws for self-service access. However, the emerging story is ScienceDirect from Elsevier. ScienceDirect journals are cost prohibitive, even for the most-used sources, and VDOT use of Elsevier journals spans many titles instead of being concentrated in a few. To deal with this the library created a deposit account for a-la-cart article purchases. When VDOT employees visit ScienceDirect they see the VDOT Logo and the can search more than 12 million articles and book elements.
|Subscription Downloads By VDOT|
|Non-Subscription Downloads (EOS Clickthroughs)||190||167||239||596|
|EBSCO Business Book Summaries||18||10||31||59|
|Other (miscellaneous journals)||10||18||5||33|
|EBSCO Business Source Complete||0||4||3||7|
Note: Statistics for Books24x7 were lost when VDOT migrated to a new platform. Statistics above represent the monthly average for the past 2 years.
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