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   Volume II, Issue 1
September 2005   

New looks for some old favorites

by Louise Green

We have changed vendors for a number of databases that we previously had on the SilverPlatter platform. When informed that the MLA International Bibliography would no longer be available from SilverPlatter, we investigated other vendors and selected the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) platform for its interface, ease of use, quick response time and support service. MLA is now brought to you by CSA.

Philosopher’s Index and PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International with PAISArchive [1915–1976] have also been moved to CSA.

ATLA (American Theological Library Association) is now on the EBSCOHost platform, along with the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, Old Testament Abstracts and New Testament Abstracts, for ease of cross searching all four databases.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) has been moved to the ProQuest platform. All the titles mentioned appear on the library home page under the appropriate Database by Subject and Database by Title pages.

If you have any questions about using the new interfaces or about these decisions, please contact Reference at 610-519-4273 or e-mail us using the Ask a Librarian request form.

Louise Green is assistant director of Falvey and head of the reference department.