Users who have become familiar with the CSA interface for the following databases will expect some changes over the next month or so:
- ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts)
- Physical Education Index
- Social Services Abstracts
- Sociological Abstracts
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
CSA purchased the ProQuest family of databases in 2007 and is finally moving all their interfaces to the new ProQuest platform so all databases have similar layouts, help menus and navigation. At the end of March 2011, CSA will be discontinuing the search interface through its CSA Illumina website and only using the ProQuest platform. We want to inform you of the upcoming changes with enough time to give all users experience testing the search capabilities of this new platform. All “old interface” links to the listed databases will be available through the end of March. If students or faculty encounter problems with the new search interface, please inform library staff immediately and we will troubleshoot any problems.
For more information about the new search interface, go to the ProQuest website.
Or, please contact Kate Pitcher, Head of Technical Services and Collection Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 245-5064 for further details.