Important Announcement for ProQuest Science & Technology Database Customers: New products and database name changes

After extensive feedback from librarians around the world, we’ve recently added several new disciplines based full-text and indexing sources to our Science & Technology database portfolio. 

These changes will provide more focused discipline-specific access to full text for students and make it easier advanced users to perform literature reviews and keep up with latest developments in their fields.  

What’s Happening?
1) All content will be reorganized into seven discipline-based collections, each containing both full text and A&I database(s). These collections will roll up into the broader domain and premium level collections.

 
Environmental Science DatabaseEnvironmental Science CollectionNatural Science CollectionSciTech Premium Collection
Environmental Science Index
Agricultural Science DatabaseAgricultural Science Collection
AGRICOLA
Biological Science DatabaseBiological Science Collection
Biological Science Index
Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science DatabaseEarth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Collection
ASFA: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts
Materials Science DatabaseMaterials Science CollectionTechnology Collection
Materials Science Index
Engineering DatabaseEngineering Collection
Engineering Index
Advanced Technologies & Aerospace DatabaseAdvanced Technologies & Aerospace Collection
Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Index
Computer Science Database
Science Database


2) No customers will be forced to upgrade their subscriptions or lose content because of these changes. 

3) To be consistent with other resources in the ProQuest portfolio, all products will be renamed using to include one of the monikers listed below:


4) Product name changes. Because of this the following products have changed names:


5) The Agricultural & Environmental Science Database and the Materials Science & Engineering Database will continue to be available for existing customers and be regularly updated with new titles and content. However, these products are no longer available for new subscriptions. In addition, the ‘Database’ moniker in the product names has been replaced with ‘Collection’ (ex. Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection).

6) All the discipline specific database level products are now also included ProQuest Central. For those libraries who subscribe to ProQuest Central and the SciTech Premium Collection, there’s no impact to you. Your library will have access to the same content as before, except that it will be structured so your end users can more easily access full text by discipline.

If your library subscribes to any of the other collection level products or databases and ProQuest Central, you’ll benefit from the additional science focused full-text content recently added to ProQuest Central.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Do these changes impact linking or discovery?

Answer: We are working to minimize all disruption. ProQuest is managing updates with linking partners and other third parties, providing new MARC records and database descriptions, and managing redirects for links. As a result, you will see new ProQuest databases appearing in your knowledgebase that might be similar to the product you have at the moment. You do not need to change anything unless we contact you about changes to your account setting.

Question: Will I able to renew my existing subscription?

Answer: Yes, you will be able to renew your existing subscription, customers will not be asked to upgrade their subscriptions or lose content because of these changes. The biggest change you’ll see is additional discipline specific layers underneath your existing products.

Question: Why have you made these changes to Science & Technology portfolio?

Answer: These changes make it much easier to map ProQuest resources back to faculty, teaching, curriculum and research interests. Your researchers will benefit from streamlined access to focused discipline-specific content sets.
In addition, all our products are now arranged so that libraries have straightforward choices and names follow a consistent convention

Question: My library subscribes to ProQuest Central and the SciTech Premium Collection, will I be subscribing to duplicate content?

Answer: For those libraries who subscribe to ProQuest Central and the SciTech Premium Collection, there’s no impact to you. Your library will have access to the same content as before, except that it will be structured so your end users can more easily access full text by discipline. If your library subscribes to any of the other collection level products or databases and ProQuest Central, you’ll benefit from the additional science focused full-text content recently added to ProQuest Central.