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Science Direct is a valuable resource for locating higher end scientific and social science journal articles. Science Direct is a consortial purchase by the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. Each NAAL member library pays a portion of the subscription agreement based upon FTE. By participating in this purchase, each library has access to the electronic version of titles published by Elsevier that are held by the other academic libraries within the state.

For the past three years, searching has increased dramatically. From an 84% increase in 2003-4 to a 59% increase in 2004-5, this year saw an additional 43% increase. In terms of articles viewed, the overall increase was 49%, and the library fell just short of 4,000 articles. This indicates that the students and faculty are continuing to make heavy use of the Science Direct database.

Month

Searches 2004-05

Searches 2005-06

Percentage Change

Articles Viewed 2004-05

Articles Viewed 2005-06

Percentage Change

June 2005

  82

221

+170%

 188

270

+44%

July 2005

152

343

+126%

 196

388

+98%

August 2005

113

143

+27%

118

165

+40%

September 2005

270

498

+84%

110

245

+123%

October 2005

375

417

+11%

328

331

+1%

November 2005

393

236

-40%

387

299

-23%

December 2005

152

  45

-70%

190

110

-42%

January 2006

 87

181

+108%

143

243

+70%

February 2006

256

420

+64%

243

520

+114%

March 2006

261

433

+66%

384

484

+26%

April 2006

273

536

+96%

237

633

+167%

May 2006

  70

  72

+3%

139

267

+92%

Total

2,484

3,545

+43%

2,663

3,955

+49%

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