Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Databases

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This will be the first year that data is being reported for the CSA databases. In the past, the Library had access to the PAIS database through OCLC’s FirstSearch. However, a decision was made to convert that access to a direct subscription. Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is also acquired through CSA. These databases support the doctoral program in Public Administration, as well as the Political Science program.

In comparison with usage of the PAIS database in OCLC’s FirstSearch, the number of searches in PAIS increased by 143%. Having this database as a stand-alone access have proven beneficial for the students in Political Science / Public Administration.

Month

PAIS Database

Searches

Political Sci. Abstracts

Searches

June 2005

 

0

 

12

July 2005

 

0

 

9

August 2005

 

0

 

9

September 2005

 

0

 

30

October 2005

 

57

 

64

November 2005

 

30

 

15

December 2005

 

8

 

4

January 2006

 

76

 

8

February 2006

 

26

 

28

March 2006

 

40

 

22

April 2006

 

22

 

18

May 2006

 

59

 

27

Total

 

296

 

246

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