Canceled Subscriptions

The Smithsonian Libraries regularly evaluates its electronic subscriptions and makes user-centered, data-driven decisions about which databases, journals, and other electronic resources are purchased for use by the Smithsonian community. Some factors considered during the evaluation process include: quality of content, usage statistics, pricing and available funds, staff recommendations, and interdisciplinary coverage. If you have any questions about this list or would like to make a recommendation, please contact your branch librarian or

Database Cancelations: The following databases were recently canceled and there is no longer access to this subscription content for Smithsonian staff.

  • Aluka struggles for freedom, South Africa, effective 12/31/2019
  • Bibliography of Asian studies BAS, effective 10/01/2019
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans, effective 10/01/2019
  • Biological Abstracts, effective 12/31/2019
  • Gordon's print price annual, effective 12/22/2019

Journal Cancelations: Journal subscriptions can be either print-only, online-only, or a combination of print and online. Even if a journal is canceled, the Libraries retains the previously purchased issues and volumes. Please use the following links to search the Libraries’ holdings of any journal title: E-journal title search (top of the page) or Catalog journal/serial title search. If we do not have something you need, please use ILLiad, our interlibrary loan system, to submit a request.