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Cancellation Notice – International Political Science Abstracts

Final day of access: December 31, 2020

Reasons for cancellation:

After reviewing what this resource provides and its interface, it was determined to be not as useful to MRU scholars and this is reflected in the low usage rate.

Alternate resources:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at librarycollectionsmanager.gg@mtroyal.ca

 

Criteria for cancellation of electronic resources:

  • Usage: The use of each resource is considered, including frequency and relative amount of usage (for example compared to program size).
  • Cost: This criteria includes the cost of the resource but also consideration for a constellation of other factors such as continuing and unsustainable price increases from publishers, USD exchange rates, and recent government budget cuts. 
  • Uniqueness: Availability of alternate ways to access the same or comparable information source.
  • Content/access or interface design considerations: Unreliable access to full-text results; poor user interface, currency, poor linking or indexing

Cancellation Notice -Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide

Final day of access: December 31, 2020

Reasons for cancellation:

A significant amount of this content can be found through other resources and usage has decreased recently, making the cost per use higher than average.


Alternate resources
:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at librarycollectionsmanager.gg@mtroyal.ca


Criteria for cancellation of electronic resources
:

  • Usage: The use of each resource is considered, including frequency and relative amount of usage (for example compared to program size).
  • Cost: This criteria includes the cost of the resource but also consideration for a constellation of other factors such as continuing and unsustainable price increases from publishers, USD exchange rates, and recent government budget cuts. 
  • Uniqueness: Availability of alternate ways to access the same or comparable information source.
  • Content/access or interface design considerations: Unreliable access to full-text results; poor user interface, currency, poor linking or indexing

Cancellation Notice – Mental Measurements Yearbook

Final day of access: December 31, 2020


Reasons for cancellation
:

This resource is rarely utilized and its value to Mount Royal researchers is unapparent.


Alternate resources
:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at librarycollectionsmanager.gg@mtroyal.ca

 

Criteria for cancellation of electronic resources:

  • Usage: The use of each resource is considered, including frequency and relative amount of usage (for example compared to program size).
  • Cost: This criteria includes the cost of the resource but also consideration for a constellation of other factors such as continuing and unsustainable price increases from publishers, USD exchange rates, and recent government budget cuts. 
  • Uniqueness: Availability of alternate ways to access the same or comparable information source.
  • Content/access or interface design considerations: Unreliable access to full-text results; poor user interface, currency, poor linking or indexing.

Cancellation Notice – Clarivate Web of Science

Final day of access: December 31, 2020

Reasons for cancellation:

It was determined that there was significant overlap with another prominent source we offer.

Alternate resources:


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at
librarycollectionsmanager.gg@mtroyal.ca

 

Criteria for cancellation of electronic resources:

  • Usage: The use of each resource is considered, including frequency and relative amount of usage (for example compared to program size).
  • Cost: This criteria includes the cost of the resource but also consideration for a constellation of other factors such as continuing and unsustainable price increases from publishers, USD exchange rates, and recent government budget cuts. 
  • Uniqueness: Availability of alternate ways to access the same or comparable information source.
  • Content/access or interface design considerations: Unreliable access to full-text results; poor user interface, currency, poor linking or indexing.