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Comparing Full-Text Databases

Deciding which databases will bring the most value, benefits and unique content into a library collection can be challenging.  One of the most important steps in evaluating different full-text journal databases for purchase is choosing the appropriate comparison service.

In order to be valuable to librarians in making educated collection development decisions, a comparison service must take into account several important factors:

  • How database providers reflect full-text content information (title name, ISSN, etc.) in their published title lists
  • Understanding "actual" versus "intended" content
  • The importance of "active" over "halted" coverage
  • The availability of unique content in each resource considered
  • The significance of human interaction/oversight at every level of the comparison process