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Cancellation Notice - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

by Justin Anders on 2021-04-30T08:30:00-06:00 | Comments

Final day of access:  May 31, 2021

Reasons for cancellation: This resource has seen low use relative to its cost.

Alternate resources:

  • Biographical information may be found in various reference sources, including Oxford Reference Online and CredoReference, along with individual biography collections held in print and electronically at MRU.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Criteria for cancellation of electronic resources:

  • Usage: The use of each resource is considered, including frequency and relative amount of usage (for example compared to program size).
  • Cost: This criteria includes the cost of the resource but also consideration for a constellation of other factors such as continuing and unsustainable price increases from publishers, USD exchange rates, and recent government budget cuts.
  • Uniqueness: Availability of alternate ways to access the same or comparable information source.
  • Content/access or interface design considerations: Unreliable access to full-text results; poor user interface, currency, poor linking or indexing.

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