Collection News: July / August 2003
- ZMATH Database
- Sociological Abstracts Migrates
- SilverLinker Now Available
- ProQuest Redesign
- RefWorks Enhancements
Thanks to the efforts of Professor Boris Schein (Mathematics), the Libraries are able to provide access to the ZMATH (Zentralblatt für Mathematik) database through the end of the year. ZMATH, which is produced by a consortium of European academies, including the Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe and the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, indexes and abstracts more than 2000 journals, as well as books and conference proceedings. While similar in scope and coverage to the American Mathematical Society's MathSciNet database, ZMATH offers indexing back to 1931 and more comprehensive coverage of materials translated from Russian and other European languages.
Sociological Abstracts, the comprehensive indexing and abstracting source for articles, dissertations, conference papers, and other research publications in the field, has moved to the CSA platform. Through this new interface, researchers can link easily to full text articles from many other subscription databases, and export citations into the popular RefWorks bibliographies citation manager. With this version of Sociological Abstracts, the Libraries can also now offer several new and complimentary sources:
- Social Service Abstracts covering more than 1500 journals in the fields of social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service: NCJRS, an information clearinghouse for publications on research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice, and drug control.
- Social Services InfoNet, a guide to Internet resources on social work and social welfare policy.
SilverLinker: Full-Text Links in SilverPlatter Databases
Now, you can link directly to full text articles from many SilverPlatter WebSpirs databases, such as Agricola, Biological Abstracts, Zoological Record, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, and many more. This new SilverLinker service allows researchers to locate full-text articles in other subscription collections such Blackwell Science, Kluwer, on IngentaSelect with the click of a link. Look for the FTXT link at the bottom of a record, as in the graphic below:
Please note that you will only be able to retrieve full text articles when the Libraries hold a subscription for that resource. SilverLinker does not provide links to every one of the nearly 15,000 journal and magazine full text sources to which we subscribe; you should always check the online catalog, InfoLinks, if you want to verify holdings for a particular online journal.
During July, the popular ProQuest databases are getting a new look and many more search features. Users will be able to specify a particular database (e.g. ABI/Inform) or a date range by selecting from pull-down lists. An enhanced "search within publication" feature allows users to quickly pinpoint topics within a particular magazine or journal. New tabbed limits allow users to filter searchers for popular magazines, newspapers, or scholarly journals. A "more like this" option allows you to expand your search to find articles with related topic terms or subjects. Coming soon are links to full-text in other databases and a link back to the online catalog, InfoLinks.
RefWorks, the popular personal bibliography manager, has several enhancements in their recent software upgrade:
- New import filters for Art Full Text, Math Sci Net, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, and other databases
- Enhanced backup and restore functions
- New help file with a complete table of contents and the ability to search for terms within the file
- New sorting choices in bibliography output
- Enhanced support for endnote creation in Write n Cite
Read more on the RefWorks news page.