Here are some examples of the costs of some of the journals (price lists that I have on hand) and databases available in most libraries. Sample of 1 year subscription cost of select journals: Inorganic Chemistry- $2953 Journal of the American Chemical Society- $3589 Journal of Medicinal Chemistry- $2073 Journal of Organic Chemistry - $2426 The Journal of Physical Chemistry A/B- $5850 (ea.) Organometallics- $2783 1 year subscription cost of example database: scifinder scholar- $75,000 for access for 5 people. I bet physics/math/bio journals all cost just as much if not more than the ones I just listed. Libraries typically also have dozens of other search engines/databases that cost close to $100,000 as well. Students wonder why their tuition costs so much, well the above is one big reason why. Its funny to see how many students would rather get all their info for their reports from wiki and google rather than going to the library to use the journals and databases that they are paying a hideous amount for.