If you have any questions concerning your OCLC FirstSearch account or how this may affect your subscriptions, please contact me.

Holly Kerwin
FEDLINK Network Library
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In March 2010, OCLC announced its plans to transition from reselling e-content provided by publishers and other content providers as we increase our focus and investment on enhancing WorldCat and delivering new WorldCat platform services and Web-scale library services.

We will complete the planned transition June 30, 2011 when FirstSearch access to the following databases ends:

*         ABI/INFORM

*         Applied Science & Technology Abstracts

*         Applied Science & Technology Index

*         Art Abstracts

*         Art Index

*         Biography Index

*         Biological & Agricultural Index

*         Biology Digest

*         Book Review Digest

*         Books in Print

*         Books in Print with Reviews

*         Business Dateline

*         CA Student Edition

*         Contemporary Women's Issues

*         Dissertation Abstracts Online

*         Education Abstracts

*         Education Index

*         Essay and General Literature Index

*         General Sciences Abstracts

*         General Sciences Index

*         GEOBASE

*         Humanities Abstracts

*         Humanities Index

*         Index to Legal Periodicals & Books

*         Library Literature

*         Newspaper Abstracts

*         PAIS Archive

*         PAIS International

*         Periodical Abstracts

*         PsycINFO

*         Readers' Guide Abstracts

*         SIRS Researcher

*         Social Sciences Abstracts

*         Social Sciences Index

*         Sociological Abstracts

*         Wilson Business Abstracts

*         Wilson Select Plus

FirstSearch access will continue for the following databases:

*         Anthropological Index

*         Anthropological Literature

*         Anthropology Plus

*         ArchiveGrid

*         ArticleFirst

*         Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

*         CAMIO - Catalog of Museum & Art Images

*         Chicano Database

*         Clase and Periodica

*         Electronic Books

*         Electronic Collections Online

*         ERIC

*         FRANCIS

*         GPO Monthly Catalog

*         Heritage of the Printed Book

*         History of Science, Technology and Medicine

*         Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals

*         MEDLINE

*         OAIster

*         PapersFirst

*         ProceedingsFirst

*         Russian Academy of Science Bibliographies

*         SCIPIO

*         World Almanacs

*         WorldCat

*         WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

If you subscribe to these databases, we recommend that you enable access to them through the interface. provides your users with the kind of user-friendly Web search experience familiar to them. And if you subscribe to OCLC Cataloging and the WorldCat database, Web searchers will discover materials in your library's collections from popular search engines and familiar websites where they often begin their research.

You may also place your locally branded search box on any website your users consult regularly. Visit<> for a closer look at this easy-to-use interface.

Instructions for setting up this access are available on the OCLC website<>.