Keeping up to date with changes in Lexis Nexis Academic Universe is a challenge; new titles are added and deleted every month.  There are currently more than 5,000 sources covered in the database.  The “Sources” button on the Academic Universe pages will take you to an alphabetic, searchable list of sources.

A recent development includes the removal of the New England Journal of Medicine from Academic Universe at the request of the publisher.  The New England Journal of Medicine had been a popular resource, highlighted in the “Medical–Medical Journals” section of the database.  Lexis-Nexis will continue to negotiate with the publisher in the hopes of returning the journal to Academic Universe.

You can keep tabs on the additions and deletions at the following web site, which lists the changes by month: [http://academic.lexisnexis.com/].  This site also provides journal lists in Excel and text format that include titles, ISSN, coverage, and whether the publication is full-text, selected full-text or abstract.

Other developments related to the “Trade Magazines” category and Time Inc.  titles are available at: [http://www.lexisnexis.com/cispubs/Catalog/Universe/newsletter/whatsnew_menu.htm].  Past newsletters and sign up for the e-mail distribution of the monthly “Universe News” are also available from this site.

Readers are reminded that Academic Universe is licensed for use through SOLINET by the following six campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.