Database Recommendation Form
We encourage SUNY New Paltz faculty to recommend a database for purchase using the form below. Examples include digital article collections, streaming video and audio databases. (If you would like to recommend the purchase of an individual journal, please contact Valerie Mittenberg. If you would like to recommend the purchase of an individual ebook, please complete the Book Purchase Request form)
All completed database recommendation forms will be sent to the Electronic Resources Librarian and the department’s liaison librarian, who will contact the requestor and begin a formal review and possible trial. A trial allows the library to evaluate the database and gather valuable feedback from the campus community in order to make an informed purchasing decision.
The budget for new databases is limited and the purchase of a new database may require a re-evaluation of existing resources. All new databases are selected by a library committee which reviews campus feedback, pricing, curriculum relevancy, and other selection criteria.
Thank you for taking the time to complete all the questions in this form. Your feedback and expertise are invaluable when determining which databases to purchase. A librarian will be contacting you soon to review your request.