Thursday, March 01, 2007

Academic OneFile vs Expanded Academic.

The recently added DISCUS database, Academic OneFile has ~ 8,700 serial titles in index, abstract, or full-text form while Expanded Academic has ~4,200 titles in similar form. The audience of those seeking scholarly material will like Academic OneFile for the encyclopedia titles covering world biographies, literature, medicine, and science. The newer database also has the New York Times Newspaper from 1995 to current. Bottom line, Academic OneFile has more content than Expanded Academic in scholarly material.