As part of its regular assessment of collections, Syracuse University Libraries invites feedback on a group of current news e-resources selected from the 600+ databases currently in our collections. Feedback is requested throughout the month of November.

Visit the resource feedback guide to explore news e-resources we are highlighting in November and provide feedback via the form located in the guide. Insight around how well the resource works, information contained within it, and how the resource is currently used is helpful in the Libraries’ evaluation.

Syracuse University Libraries develops the Libraries’ collections in a broad, interdisciplinary, and systematic way to maximize the Libraries’ holdings. The Libraries implement a three-pronged approach to collection development: 1) transformative collections that support “One University”  and provide faculty and students with competitive and comparable resources available at other Doctoral Universities with Very High Research Activity (R1); 2) responsive collections based on specific and direct requests from faculty and students to support teaching and learning; and 3) anticipatory collection development through the liaison librarian relationships and professional acumen, where librarians anticipate the teaching and research needs of the university and select resources to match. This three pronged approach allows the Libraries to build and prioritize collections that meet individual needs while improving the overall collection.

For more questions on SU Libraries collections, or to request additional resources, please contact our collection development team at colls@syr.edu