26 September 2014

New e-Resources - over 2,300 Wiley e-books

We now have access to 2,307 new Wiley e-books, bringing our total number of Wiley e-books to over 2,600.  These are all listed in SAULCAT and can be found in SEEKER, too.

These new e-books were published online during 2013-2014; in 2015, we will have access to Wiley titles published in 2014-2015.

These e-books are also accessible in the Wiley Online Library and this is indicated by an open padlock sign

We have trial access to these Wiley e-books until the end of 2016,  through an agreement brokered by the SHEDL (Scottish Higher Education Digital Library) collaborative purchasing consortium.

At the end of these trials, the Library will use the usage statistics to identify and purchase the most heavily-used titles for permanent access. 
This Evidence Based Selection model is an economical way of acquiring titles in greatest demand for a low upfront cost.

St Andrews will also have permanent access to all the other Wiley; Elsevier; OUP/UPSO; Palgrave and Sage e-books bought by other SHEDL libraries, after the trials end

Due to recent SHEDL negotiations, we now have trial access to over 28,000 new e-books from the following publishers: Elsevier (2,850 titles); Oxford University Press/University Press Scholarship Online (14,715 titles); Palgrave (5,200 titles); Sage (2,440 titles), and Wiley (2,627 titles)

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