ProQuest regularly enhances and streamlines products that positively impact the research lifecycle – delivering remarkable content to users while simplifying the workload for your library.
To focus efforts on products that customers tell us they value most, we will discontinue eLibrary Science later this year. Current subscribers will be automatically upgraded to the STEM Database at no additional charge.
ProQuest’s STEM Database comprises relevant content in core Science curricular areas such as biology, chemistry, physics, technology, engineering, and math. It contains more than 500 journals, including such prestigious titles as The Lancet, British Medical Journal, and Science. It also includes several useful and highly regarded trade and popular science titles like Wired, Scientific American, PC World, Psychology Today, National Geographic, and Astronomy.
For now, there is nothing that you need to do. We’ll keep you posted with regular updates and provide support and training material.
Use the Notify Me feature to get timely notifications of all changes to ProQuest Guided Research products.
Is eLibrary Science going away?
Yes. By the end of 2017, it will no longer be available. Most current eLibrary Science subscribers will see their subscription changed to STEM Database (formerly ProQuest AP Science). You will be reminded of this switch and notified of the exact timing later this year.
What’s STEM Database?
Like eLibrary Science, STEM Database is a science database intended for use by middle and high school students and educators. And like eLibrary Science, it has great content in core Science curricular areas such as biology, chemistry, physics, technology, engineering, and math. And, STEM Database improves upon eLibrary Science with up-to-date feature functionality and a highly visual and responsive user interface design. STEM Database has over 500 academic journals, including such prestigious titles as The Lancet, British Medical Journal, and Science. It also includes several useful and highly regarded trade and popular science titles like Wired, Scientific American, PC World, Psychology Today, and Astronomy.
Why the change?
ProQuest has made the strategic decision to focus development and editorial resources on improving the products our customers have told us they value most. While eLibrary Science had a loyal following, we learned that most students and educators find that STEM Database better meets their educational and research needs.
Is the cost of my current subscription going to increase because of this change?
No. Even though STEM Database has a higher list price, you won’t have to pay more. Only the standard annual increase you would have paid for eLibrary Science will apply.
When will my billing change to reflect the change to STEM Database?
Once you switch over to STEM Database, the change will be reflected in a future renewal notice.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for the conversion from eLibrary Science to STEM Database?
No. When eLibrary Science is discontinued, your library will be automatically redirected to STEM Database.
Can I see what STEM Database looks like?
Absolutely! Reach out to your ProQuest Account Manager for a free trial of the new product.
What will happen to my saved eLibrary Science document links after the product is discontinued?
They will no longer work. If you want to save these, we recommend that you email the full-text documents to yourself soon.
What will happen to my saved Book carts and Quiz cart data after the eLibrary Science discontinuation?
They will no longer be accessible.
I already have STEM Database among my subscriptions. What happens for me?
Your ProQuest Account Manager will be in touch to review other product-replacement options. If you’d rather not wait, you can reach out to your Account Manager at any time.
What if I have a question not covered by this FAQ?
Reach out to your Account Manager or contact the eLibrary Product Manager, Larry Wilkner.
ProQuest offers best-in-class global support. Contact us and we will be happy to assist.