Important Database Content Changes

Beginning on August 1, 2013, the availability of Harvard Business Review and The Financial Times will be changing in online resources available to Duke University. Note that these changes will NOT affect the ability of Duke faculty to use Harvard Business Review and The Financial Times content in their print coursepacks and Sakai sites as long as the necessary copyright clearance is obtained.

Harvard Business Review

Effective August 1st, 500 selected Harvard Business Review articles will become “read-only” in EBSCO’s Business Source Complete database. This change will affect all Duke users; and means that the affected articles can only be read online; but not printed, downloaded, or linked to.

The 500 selected articles are composed of what Harvard considers its “business classics”, e.g. Michael Porter’s The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy. Duke users will still be able to locate these articles by searching the database for them; but will be limited to reading them online.

The Financial Times

Effective August 1st, full text articles from The Financial Times newspaper will be subject to a 30 day rolling embargo in all databases subscribed to by Duke Libraries. A rolling embargo means that articles published within 30 days of the current date are not available. E.g. an article published in the August 1 edition of The Financial Times will not be available in library databases until 30 days after August 1.

The following databases are affected:

  • ABI/INFORM Complete
  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • Academic OneFile
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
  • Access World News Research Collection
  • LexisNexis Academic
  • Factiva

Users of the web site have no-fee access to 8 full text articles every 30 days (including recent content) with registration. After a user exceeds their 8 no-fee article views, the user must wait until the next 30 day period; or may pay for a selected level of access to current content as described on the web site.

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