From January 2016 onwards the subscription to the literature database 'Gender studies database' is discontinued.
In 2015 Wageningen UR Library has evaluated 18 literature databases (bibliographies). For this evaluation we have looked at:
- Costs per database and number of searches in each database
- Overlap in coverage. Coverage is based upon lists of covered journals
- Information in the bibliographies on other document types than scientific articles
- Specific functionalities per database
Based upon this evaluation, Gender studies database showed minor performance on high costs and less functionalities. The overlap in coverage is huge. 470 of the 520 journals are covered in Scopus or in SocIndex. It has been decided to discontinue Gender studies database from January 2016 onwards.