Ditto for us. 

I just heard about a new product from Elsevier called Mosby's Nursing
Index ( I haven't had a chance to
look at it but suppose it might be a reasonable substitute for CINAHL. 


Catherine M. Reiter, MA, AHIP
Denison Memorial Library
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steiniger, Kara
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 11:12 AM
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Subject: Re: OVID / EBSCO / CINAHL

We've been told that CINAHL will be carried on OVID through Dec. 2008,
and that they are working on a replacement product for release around
that time.  We chose to go with OVID because our Reference Librarians
were unhappy with parts of the EBSCO interface.  EBSCO said they're
working on improvements.

Kara Steiniger
Manager, Resource Services
RAND Library
(310) 393-0411 ext. 6296
(310) 451-6920 fax
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Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 10:04 AM
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Does anyone have any recent info on what the future holds for CINAHL?
getting scattered bits on info, and my OVID rep is on vacation.   It
like OVID will not be licensing CINAHL in the future, but I have
info on the "cutoff" date: 2007? 2008?   And do we REALLY have no
other than Ebsco?  I have had such awful experience with Ebsco
(including patently unethical if not illegal dealings that I did not
appreciate having to clean up after) that I never ever EVER want to deal
with them again.
Their CINAHL plus Full Text offerings are lousy with selective indexing,
major journals for which full text is either not available or embargoed,
the last time I looked the search functionality was just awful.   I do
want to subject my faithful clientele to having to change to this crummy
product.... they hate it when they've used it at school, etc. compared
to OVID.

Boycott, anyone?  Sigh.

Julie Stielstra, MLS
Supervisor, Knowledge Resource Library
Central DuPage Hospital
25 N Winfield Rd
Winfield, IL 60190
phone 630-933-4536
fax     630-933-4530
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