For those who have inquired about the ongoing changes to OCLC's FirstSearch databases - please see the attached list provided by OCLC last month.  I've attached the PDF version or  you can access the link here:


OCLC FirstSearch Database Transition List


The updated list provides information on when certain databases will be removed from the FirstSearch platform, the original content providers for each one and also a list of databases remaining on the FS platform after June 30, 2011.

Please keep these changes in mind when considering purchasing additional "per-search" blocks.


If you have any questions about your current FS account or how these changes may affect your library - please do not hesitate to contact me.


Thank you,



Holly N. Kerwin

FEDLINK Network Librarian

FLICC/FEDLINK - Library of Congress

Phone: 202-707-4854

Fax: 202-707-4828

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