[Eril-l] FOLLOW UP: Database cost per use statistics

Norman Buchwald nbuchwald at chabotcollege.edu
Thu Oct 22 07:42:09 PDT 2015

?I do mine by full text article viewed.  The problem of stating searches is a database that is user unfriendly could have lots of searches.  I also measure with respect to program.  For example, we only have so many Nursing students, but it's a key program.  So if it's a high cost per article viewed in CINAHL I need to keep in mind the number of Nursing students we actually have.


Norman Buchwald
Information Literacy & Technology Librarian
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545

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Thank you to all who shared their statistics with me. I thought the group might be interested to see the averages I was able to compile for some of the databases. The average FTE was about 4000 students, primarily undergraduates. If I receive additional information, I will update and share again.




Access Science

$              8.60

CQ Researcher

$            11.64

EBSCO Communication & Mass Media Complete

$         1.16

 $              3.04

GALE Opposing Viewpoints

$         1.37

 $              2.52


$         0.94

 $              0.62

Lexis-Nexis Academic

$         3.80

 $              1.54

ProQuest ABI/Inform

$         0.51

 $              1.20

ProQuest Criminal Justice

$              6.14


$       42.82

 $              1.81

SciFinder Scholar

$         9.91

 $              8.11

Karen Sheldon
Electronic and Instructional Services Librarian
Delaware Valley University
700 East Butler Ave., Doylestown PA 18901
215.489.4968 | karen.thomas at delval.edu<mailto:karen.thomas at delval.edu>

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