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This article covers the full text content changes listed in the ProQuest databases below. Please note that ProQuest recently streamlined its product portfolio to make it easier for librarians to manage and work with our products. Additional information on these changes is available here.

Links to our most recent content updates are provided below:


April - June 2018, published in August 2018
This update summarizes new content added to ProQuest Science & Technology databases between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018. 

44 new titles were recently added to these databases including highly cited titles from Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and Cambridge University Press. In addition, ongoing indexing and abstracting coverage for over 555 scholarly journals, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations, and working papers was recently added.

Download this spreadsheet to see a complete list of titles added and discontinued in ProQuest Science & Technology databases between April and June 2018.
 
Science & Technology databases content changes January - March 2018, published May 2018
ProQuest recently added 38 scholarly journals and scientific reports in ongoing full text to its science and technology databases, including new content from Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Sage Publications, and Springer.

In addition, ongoing indexing and abstracting coverage for over 800 scholarly journals, conference proceedings, reports, and trade was recently added. Download this spreadsheet for full title and metadata on these recent additions.

Recently discontinued content
The full text for 28 scholarly journals was recently discontinued in ProQuest science and technology databases. Download this spreadsheet for the full details on these titles.
 
What’s New in ProQuest Science & Technology Collections

Thank you for being a ProQuest customer. Over the past several weeks we’ve made numerous enhancements the thesauri associated with the SciTech Premium Collection and the Technology Collection. Read on for the details.
 
Technology thesauri improvements
We recently rolled out a new hierarchical thesaurus, called Technology Thesaurus, to replace the Technology Terms vocabulary, which lacked a hierarchical structure. Work on the new hierarchies is ongoing, and further improvements will be seen in 2018.  The legacy Technology Terms contained numerous duplicate forms of the same concept, because it was a mashing of several thesauri (NASA thesaurus, Metallurgical thesaurus, etc.). For example:

In addition, Geographic and Corporate names are now being indexed in the Geographic and Company/organizations fields, aligning that indexing with the rest of ProQuest content.  With this update your users will see only the Technology Thesaurus, whereas before several thesauri were displayed. No content was lost due to these changes: all of the vocabulary terms have been consolidated into the new thesaurus.

New ongoing scholarly full text titles
In addition to the thesauri improvements, over 900 new titles, including 174 ongoing scholarly full text titles were added to ProQuest Science & Technology Collections in 2017, including new titles from these high impact publishers: The full list of titles added in 2017 is available here: http://media2.proquest.com/documents/2017contentupdate-scitech-jan-dec.xlsx
 
Important update for institutions with the SciTech Premium Collection, Technology Collection or Materials Science & Engineering Database
Just as librarians must weed their collections from time-to-time, we too, must review the content of our databases and remove irrelevant and superfluous materials.
 
On January 1, 2018, ProQuest will reorganize the SciTech Premium Collection by removing the Military Database and Polymer Library from its holdings. At this time, SciTech Premium and Technology Collection customers will no longer have access to both the Military Database and Polymer Library. Likewise, Materials Science & Engineering Database customers will no longer have access to Polymer Library.

Institutions with the SciTech Premium Collection and Technology Collection will no longer have access to 250 non-scientific titles on topics such as diplomacy, law enforcement, and religion from the Military Database. This follows our earlier announcement on the weeding of 345 non-scholarly titles from ProQuest science and technology databases. 

While removing content may seem counterintuitive, in this instance, it will improve the experience of using these databases. Users will be searching a more focused content set, that is more aligned to faculty teaching, curriculum and research interests. This results in higher usage and better return on investment for libraries.

ProQuest continues to invest in valued STM content from premier publishers. For example, in 2016, ProQuest expanded its agreement with Nature Publishing Group and added 25 scholarly journals with ongoing full text from this highly cited publisher.

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Science & Technology databases content changes July - September 2017, published October 2017
ProQuest recently added 44 scholarly journals and scientific reports in ongoing full text to its science and technology databases, including new content from the highly cited publishers listed below. Please download this spreadsheet for the list of titles recently added to the databases in your subscription. Recently discontinued content
The full text for 28 scholarly journals. Download this spreadsheet for the full details on these titles.

In addition, 345 titles (143 with ongoing full text) were removed from ProQuest science and technology databases. These were a combination of non-scholarly titles that had little or no relevance to scientific researchers, and journals from disciplines outside of the intended breadth of coverage of  the SciTech Premium Collection and its sub-databases such as archaeology, anthropology, library science and interior design. Their removal was part of the continuing drive to better focus the databases on the curation of relevant, quality content in science and technology.
 

Science & Technology databases content changes April - June 2017, published July 2017
Welcome to the July 2017 ProQuest Science & Technology databases content update. This update covers content changes from April 1, 2017
through June 30, 2017.

Highlights
48 publications with ongoing full text were added to ProQuest Science & Technology databases between April and June 2017. This includes
scholarly titles from the Society for In Vitro Biology, Palgrave Macmillan, Dustri-Verlag, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and many others.

Download this spreadsheet for a complete list of titles added and discontinued in ProQuest's Science & Technology Databases from April through June 2017.
 
January - March 2017, published in April 2017
Welcome to the April 2017 ProQuest Science and Technology databases content update. This update covers content changes from January - March 2017.

Highlights
Ongoing full text for 39 scholarly journals was added to ProQuest Science and Technology Databases between January and March 2017. 

Download this spreadsheet for the complete list of added and discontinued titles.
 
Looking back at 2016 in ProQuest Science and Technology resources - February 2017
In 2016 we added 300 full text titles to ProQuest Science and Technology databases including 25 new additions from Nature Publishing Group. Other prestigious publishers adding new titles were BioMed Central, Springer, Walters de Gruyter, and the United Nations.

Download this spreadsheet of new and discontinued titles in ProQuest Science and Technology databases from January 1 through December 31, 2016. The spreadsheet is divided into two tabs; Gains and Discontinued content.

In addition, we also added Inspec to the ProQuest platform for academic researchers. Containing over 16 million records, Inspec is one of the most definitive abstract and indexing databases for subject specific and interdisciplinary research in the fields of engineering, physics and computer science.  Contact us to learn more about Inspec on the ProQuest platform.

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