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Universal Borrowing Pilot Allows Extensive New Full-Text Content in the Sciences Added to VIVA’s Subscriptions

The Virtual Library of Virginia

The Virtual Library of Virginia is pleased to announce that ProQuest’s 2014 renewal of the Complete Cambridge Sciences Collection for the 39 public institutions includes substantial new e-book collections as well as full-text content from thousands of journals.

One of the new products featured is ebrary Academic: Physical Sciences (, a compilation of over 5,600 e-books.  A fine addition to any undergraduate science library, this collection covers a wide range of classic and new books on Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics, Mechanics, Meteorology, Physics, Quantum Theory, Space Science, Technical Writing, and more.  The ebrary platform, already familiar to many Virginia students and faculty, allows for simultaneous multi-user access – anytime, anywhere – as well as advanced functions such as highlighting and annotating, personal bookshelves, and the option to print selections with automatic citations.
The full-text journal content added to the VIVA subscription includes seven ProQuest collections in the subjects of Agricultural Science, Aquatic Science, Atmospheric Science, Biological Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Materials Science.  Across the collections, this represents full-text content from over 3,300 journals, some extending as far back as 1946 in coverage.   These collections take advantage of ProQuest’s Deep Indexing functionality, which makes the data from tables and figures found in journal articles searchable and allows users to export these objects directly into Microsoft PowerPoint with publisher attribution built into each slide.

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VIVA is the consortium of the libraries of 72 nonprofit higher education institutions in Virginia, including 39 state-assisted colleges and universities within the Commonwealth of Virginia, 32 independent private, nonprofit institutions, and The Library of Virginia. VIVA's mission is to provide, in an equitable, cooperative, and cost-effective manner, enhanced access to library and information resources for Virginia's academic libraries serving the nonprofit higher education community. VIVA is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and by investments from participating institutions.

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For additional information contact:
Katherine A. Perry
VIVA Director
George Mason University, MS 1D1
Arlington Campus Library
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: 703-993-4654




VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).