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Core Suite Renewal 2021-2022

Response Deadline: 
April 1, 2021

Subscription Term


April 1, 2021


March 31, 2022

The Core Suite is a multi-vendor package of nine resources licensed by all eHLbc member institutions.

We are currently in year 4 of the four-year Core Suite subscription term, from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2022. This year, eHLbc successfully negotiated reduced annual increases for the Core Suite resources. EBSCO, Ovid, and APA have agreed to reduce the overall combined annual increase from 4.10% to 2.83%. All full members will benefit from these savings on top of the consortial discount.




The Core Suite is a multi-vendor bundle that all eHLbc member organizations have access to and renews every four years on April 1. The Core Suite consists of the following resources:

APA PsycArticles (EBSCO)
This database offers access to the complete electronic catalog of APA peer-reviewed journals, giving researchers the ability to explore more than a century of trusted research across the full collection. Updated twice weekly, the database includes First Posting of the latest articles, ensuring access to the newest findings.

APA PsycInfo (EBSCO)
This database is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is an indispensable tool for the discovery of global scholarly research.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive Edition (EBSCO)
This database provides access to full-text, indexed and abstracted biomedical research journals covering a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and pre-clinical sciences.

This database provides fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more.

eBook Nursing Collection (EBSCO)
This database provides researchers with clinical guides and evidence-based practice manuals to practical handbooks and professional growth titles. 

Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (Ovid)
A definitive resource for electronic information in the evidence based medicine (EBM) movement.

LWW Total Access Collection 2021 with Neurology (Ovid)
This collection includes most Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) titles, from essential core journals to specialized resources in the areas of nursing and bioscience.

This database provides broad coverage and trusted content, including systematic reviews, drug development and clinical trials, practice guidelines and more, for healthcare professionals and researchers.

MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)

This database provides full text for hundreds of top biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE

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Last updated: March 29, 2021




Response Instructions

No response is required. Members committed to four-year pricing in 2018. 

Terms & Conditions

Additional Information

The eHLbc Case for Renewal presents license negotiation outcomes, content pricing, and organizational costs for eHLbc's current and past Core Suites.

The Core Suite infographic outlines the value full members achieve through the Core Suite, and accompanies annual Core Suite invoices.