Microsoft's Academic Live Source List is No Longer Live, It's Gone
When MS Live Academic launched one step in the right direction (though it needed work) was a list of publications and dates available in this database. When we posted about new content being added to the database a few months ago, it was still available but not updated. Today, we noticed that this list of sources is no longer online and the URL returns a blank page. What is available is a list of cooperating publishers listed in the Help section. ResourceShelf hopes the Academic Live source list will return and that Google makes a similar list (we've asked) available for Google Scholar. These lists and in some cases catalogs are very important not only for the info pro but for the researcher trying to get an idea of what is and is not available in a database. In other words, it can make searching easier.
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