Due to a stagnant materials budget that can't keep up with annual price increases for databases, journals, and other subscriptions, the MSU Library has actively been reviewing our subscriptions to ensure we are providing access to the resources used by our community.

When making these decisions, we are considering factors such as price, overlap with other resources in content and use, and usage of the resource. A list of any changes, including new resources, will be posted here, along with suggestions for alternative access to a specific resource that may not have been renewed.

If you have questions or feedback about a resource listed on this page, please contact Rachelle McLain, Collection Development Librarian.

New Resources & Subscriptions

Name of Resource:

ARTstor (new interface!)

Artstor features millions of high-quality images and media from some of the world’s top photo archives, museums, libraries, scholars, and artists. Artstor’s collections also include Open Access collections from partner museums freely available to all. All content in Artstor is rights-cleared for education and research — you are free to...

Core Collections

The first step in great readers' advisory is a great collection. Core Collections are guides that help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of highly recommended reference, nonfiction and fiction books. All titles in Core Collections are chosen with guidance from review sources by librarians with expertise in their fields. Recommend...


Docuseek streams independent, social-issue and environmental films to colleges, universities and K-12 schools, providing access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution including Bullfrog Films, Clarity Films, Collective Eye Films, dGenerate Films, Distrib Films, The Fanlight Collection, Film Movement, First Hand Films, First Ru...

JoVE Core

Video textbooks which explain concepts taught in undergraduate courses through high-impact animations and real-life experiments. Subject areas include: Biology, Chemistry, Social Psychology, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Physics, and Cell Biology.

JoVE Encyclopedia of Experiments

JoVE Encyclopedia of Experiments is an online video encyclopedia of advanced research experiments. This resource enables scientists in academia and biotech to learn new experiments and research technologies.

JoVE Lab Manual

All-in-one solution for teaching undergraduate lab courses through comprehensive and curriculum-focused videos for both instructors and students in the areas of Biology and Chemistry.

Qualitative Data Repository (QDR)

The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) is an archive for storing and sharing digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated or collected through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences and related disciplines. QDR provides leadership and training in—and works to develop and publicize common standards and practices for&...

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

<b>Account Registration Required:</b> After you submit the form to register for a WRDS account, it must first be approved by the Library. Upon account approval by the Library, you will receive an email letting you know that your WRDS account is active and ready for use. <br> <br> <b>Two-Factor Authentication (2FA):</b...

Changes to Existing Subscriptions

Name of Resource: Changes: 
EBSCOhost Art Full Text

The MSU Library has upgraded their subscription to Art Abstracts from an index-only to full-text database.

EBSCOhost Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

The MSU Library has upgraded their subscription to Criminal Justice Abstracts from an index-only to full-text database.

EBSCOhost America: History and Life

The MSU Library has upgraded their subscription to America: History and Life from an index-only to full-text database.

EBSCOhost Historical Abstracts

The MSU Library has upgraded their subscription to Historical Abstracts from an index-only to full-text database.

Wiley Online Library Journals

The MSU Library now only has current access (January 01, 2021 - current) to select Wiley journals. Please check our catalog to see exact dates of access for individual titles.

Resources Under Review

Name of Resource:     

Subscription Expires:                

Suggested Alternative:                                                                    Status:                    

Firsthand (Vault Career Library)

07/31/2022 The Library will no longer subscribe due to low usage and lack of user engagement with this resource.

Subscription Ended / Not Renewed

Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center

07/31/2022 Library will no longer subscribe due to low usage. As of July 2022, only 2/100 available seats were in use.

Subscription Ended / Not Renewed

Repbase Update

01/25/2022 Library will no longer subscribe to resource as there is now open source software available.

Subscription Ended / Not Renewed

ARAS Online

11/23/2021 Library will no longer subscribe to resource due to low usage. Subscription Ended / Not Renewed

Nexis Uni

06/30/2021 Subscription Ended / Not Renewed

Alternative Access

Most of the time, the MSU Library will have access to articles you are looking for. However, if we do not have access, either due to a cancellation or because we do not subscribe, there are several options you can try to obtain a copy of the article.