This tool is more useful for analysis of aggregator databases than for individual titles. It is, therefore, of most use to central decision-makers, who wish to compare journal packages, and to selectors responsible for funds that cover the entire costs of multiple databases.
If you need to analyze coverage of an individual serial's title, it is best to look at the menu of access points and holdings that are connected to the title via SFX. When examining multiple access points, keep the following in mind:
The "Advanced Collection Tool" makes it possible to:
Tip: After examining reports, it may be helpful to check usage statistics to round out the analysis. See, "E-Resources Usage Statistics" in the NUL Data Bank or contact the ERaCA Department.
At NUL, if you need to analyze coverage of an individual serial's title: It is best to do so by finding the title via "e-Journals" and then click on the "Find it @ NU" button to view the menu of access points and holdings.
If SFX is the appropriate choice, you should know:
this tool is only available via administrator access to SFX. Contact the Coordinator for Collection Analysis in ERaCA, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss reports you may wish to receive
although there may be multiple and overlapping coverage, it is possible that permanent access rights are reserved through only one;