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Exciting news! Beginning July 1st, the Kirkwood library will be providing more resources to you, our patron, for less cost. The State Library of Iowa and the Alliance of Academic Libraries in Iowa have negotiated a new contract with the database vendor, Gale, to provide us their “Gold” package. This new package will provide us with even more journals and magazines than we had in the past through EBSCOhost, the previous, State Library preferred vendor.

What this will mean for most faculty and students is that Academic OneFile will be replacing EBSCO’s Academic Search Elite for academic research. Both databases provide peer-reviewed, full text, multi-disciplinary articles, but Academic OneFile provides over 17,000 more journal titles than Academic Search Elite. It is overall a more comprehensive product.

However, the library will continue to subscribe to specialized EBSCO products, in order to provide you with the best available resources. These EBSCO databases are:

CINAHL with full text

Current Biography Illustrated

EBSCO ebooks


Library Literature and Information Science Full text


Science Full text Select

During the summer, the library will be updating its website pages and links in order to provide you with the most current information and available titles from Gale. Please check out the FAQs and other details about the new databases at: http://guides.kirkwood.edu/onefile. Of course, if after July 1st, you find that you do not have access to a resource you use for your courses, please contact the library and we will do our best to provide you with what you need.

The specific products that the Kirkwood libraries will gain with the Gale’s “GOLD” package are:

*Academic OneFile (with InfoTrac Collections)       

*Books & Authors

*Business Insights Essentials

*Chiltons Library (for auto repair)

*Credo Reference

*Educator’s Reference Complete

*General OneFile (with InfoTrac Collections)

*Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module

*Health Reference Center Academic

*Informe Academico (Spanish language)

*Transparent Language Online