By Ellen Meltzer, CDL Information Services Manager

The UC campuses will have systemwide access to a new multidisciplinary database with full text content in the arts, social sciences, humanities and sciences beginning immediately via EBSCO Academic Search Complete.  Access to Gale’s Expanded Academic ASAP will continue to run in parallel with this new database through June 30, 2008.  After that time, the CDL license for Expanded Academic will not be renewed.

Recently, the “choose a campus” screen for Gale’s Expanded Academic ASAP database (http://uclibs.org/PID/16600) was updated with information about EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete, including links to both the EBSCO database and Gale’s Expanded Academic ASAP database.

If your campus links directly to Gale’s Expanded Academic ASAP database via a campus-specific PID or URL, your users may be unaware that this transition is coming.  Please be sure to advertise locally about the new service, EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete, and about the retirement of Gale’s Expanded Academic ASAP database at the end of June.