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Resources Not Renewed


Our electronic resource collection costs increase at a rate between four and nine percent annually while our budget has remained flat. We have reached the point where we cannot continually renew library resources at the rate increases publishers are demanding. As of January 1, 2018, the following journals are no longer available through A. R. Dykes Library. More information will follow starting Spring 2018 when we start the FY19 budget process.

  • Karger Journal Package – Journal Titles not renewed
    American Journal of Nephrology Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
    Cardiology Cerebrovascular Diseases
    Digestive Diseases European Neurology
    Gerontology Hormone Research in Paediatrics
    Neonatology Nephron
    Neurodegenerative Diseases Neuroendocrinology
    Neuroepidemiology Oncology
    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Respiration
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Springer – Journal Titles not renewed
    Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie Digestive Diseases and Sciences
    International Urogynecology Journal Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
    Pediatric Nephrology World Journal of Surgery
  • Health Business Elite
    • There is significant overlap in this database and another database we continue to have access to, Business Source Premier. We will retain Harvard Business Review through Business Source Premier found here.


  • Springer Journals
  • Faculty of 1000 Prime
    • As of Jan. 1, 2017, Faculty of 1000 Prime will no longer be available through the A.R Dykes Library collection. Increased costs and low usage have driven the decision to cancel this life science literature alert tool. Faculty of 1000 Prime does not contain full text articles outside of the A.R. Dykes Library collection and so no full text content will be lost due to this cancellation.

We endeavor to work with the KU-Lawrence campus and jointly license content wherever possible. The need for this kind of action is also a useful reminder of the importance of the commitment to open access that we share on the KU and KUMC campuses. Dykes Library is committed to serving the evolving needs of scholars, students and instructors and we appreciate your continued support.

We understand that the libraries' resources are vital for the work you do and we will continue to approach this situation in a thoughtful and transparent way.  Faculty, staff, and students can request unavailable articles through our interlibrary loan service with turnaround time usually within 24 hours.

Last modified: Sep 05, 2018