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Databse Trials & Renewals (specific to LSC-UP Library)

Learn more about the UP-specific database licenses and provide feedback to help us decide what to add or remove.

What's the Deal

Spring 2021 Decision Points for UP-Exclusive Databases:

Click through for survey links (crucial!) and more info/context, or use the navigation links at left.

Don't feel limited to just your subject area! Think instead about the topics you have students research and whether they could be supported by having one of these resources, beyond what's already available.


  • New York Times
  • America: History and Life

Purchase or Not:

  • APA PsycTests'
  • Education Source
  • Hoopla
  • OverDrive
  • Social Sciences Full Text
  • Sociological Collection
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
  • Teaching Channel

Venn digram showing LSC and HCPL databases with some overlap, and 6 additional bubble for most of the main campuses branching off the LSC bubble.Most of the databases are licensed by the LSC Libraries as a system, with many being bundled into our TexShare subscription.  However, each campus has some resources for licensing campus-specific databases as well in order to support more campus-specific programs. In addition, LSC library barcodes can also access the e-resources of Harris County Public Library (HCPL).

  • System database subscriptions are put together by recommendation of the Libraries Database Committee, who then submit their proposal to the Library Executive Council of library directors for finalization and approval in January/February for the following fiscal year (Sept. 1 through Aug. 31).
  • UP database subscriptions are put together by the Digital Resource Professionals/librarians based on observations of gaps in coverage and interest expressed by faculty. Because there are fewer moving parts, we try to wrap these up by end of the spring semester, a little after the system.