As of January 2011, OSU Libraries will no longer supply access to the Contemporary Women’s Issues (CWI) database.

Last spring, the vendor for Contemporary Women’s Issues, OCLC, announced it is no longer supporting this database.  Usage has steadily declined from when the library started recording in 1999. CWI was most used in 2000—there were 1042 searches. In 2010, there was half that-571 searches. Compare this to Women’s Studies International which the library added in 2008. In 2010 there were 2216 searches.

Much of the content in CWI can be found elsewhere: library catalogs, the open web and the libraries’ other databases, in particular Ebsco.

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