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Scholarly Resources: Acquisitions & Cancellations

Overview of the Libraries' collections with updates and cancellation lists.

Elsevier journal subscriptions

Through a negotiated amendment to our Elsevier contract for 2021, the six members of the VRL - the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, William & Mary, and James Madison University - addressed our priorities for affordability, accessibility, and equity by withdrawing from the Freedom Collection bundle (the "big deal") and subscribing to a selection of essential titles. For more information on the VRL's Elsevier negotiations, see this page.

For calendar year 2024, the Libraries subscribes to 218 Elsevier journals (view title list). In order to contain our subscription costs, effective January 1, 2024, we no longer subscribe to the following Elsevier journals.

  • Annals of Physics 
  • Brain Research 
  • Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 
  • The Lancet Neurology

We will retain access pre-2024 content for these titles. For access to newer content, place an ILL request. Tip: For expedited service, use the DOI option under New Requests.

The Libraries are committed to providing timely access to Elsevier articles from unsubscribed journals. Subscriptions are just one mode of access to research. We now meet demand for Elsevier content through our remaining subscriptions, backfile content, open access journals and repositories, and expanded interlibrary loan services including article purchase. 

How to access articles in unsubscribed journals.