Wednesday, November 30, 2005

New Journals from BE Press

Forum for Health Economics & Policy

Forum for Health Economics & Policy showcases articles in key substantive areas that lie at the intersection of health economics and health policy. The Health Economics section emphasizes novel empirical and theoretical work on health care markets or behavior related to individual or population health. The Health Policy section highlights health-related research directed towards a sophisticated policy audience or health services researchers. Edited by Alan Garber of Stanford University, Dana Goldman of Rand, and Tomas Philipson of the University of Chicago, Forums are chosen by the Editorial Board to reflect topics where additional research is needed by economists and where the field is advancing rapidly.

International Journal of Biostatistics

International Journal of Biostatistics highlights new biostatistical models and methods, new statistical theory, as well as original applications of statistical methods, for important practical problems arising from the biological, medical, public health, and agricultural sciences. It is intended that the journal cover the entire range of Biostatistics, from theoretical advances to relevant and sensible translations of a practical problem into a statistical framework, including advances in biostatistical computing. Electronic publication also allows for data and software code to be appended, and opens the door for reproducible research allowing readers to easily replicate analyses described in a paper.

International Journal of Food Engineering

International Journal of Food Engineering is devoted to engineering disciplines related to processing foods. The areas of interest include heat, mass transfer and fluid flow in food processing; food microstructure development and characterization; application of artificial intelligence in food engineering research and in industry; food biotechnology; and mathematical modeling and software development for food processing purposes.

Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine focused on evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) whole systems, practices, interventions and natural health products, including herbal medicines. To facilitate information transfer to the consumer, summaries of each article will also be published in easy-to understand and colloquial language. When feasible, selected articles will be published in other languages to facilitate distribution of information to a larger international community.

Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports

Articles in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS) come from a wide variety of sports and perspectives and deal with such subjects as tournament structure, frequency and occurrence of records and the optimal focus of training for decathlons. Additionally, the journal serves as an outlet for professionals in the sports world to raise issues and ask questions as they relate to quantitative sports analysis. Edited by Benjamin Alamar of the University of California San Francisco, articles may come from a diverse set of disciplines including statistics, operations research, economics, psychology, sports management and business.

JSTOR Holdings Update

Archives of American Art Journal
New Content: Vol. 1 – Vol. 39 (1960-1999)

The Jewish Quarterly Review
New Content: Vols. 1 – 20, Special Index Issue (1888-1908); New Series: Vol. 1 - Vol. 90, no. 1/2 (1910-1999)

Journal of Biblical Literature
New Content: Vols. 1 – 118 (1887-1999)

Journal of the North American Benthological Society (Biological Sciences Collection)
New Content: Vols. 1 – 20 (1982-2001)

Master Drawings
New Content: Vols. 1 – 37 (1963-1999)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (Arts & Sciences III)
New Content: Vols. 1 – 37, Special Index Issue (1905-1942); New Series: Vol. 1 – Vol. 58 no. 2 (1942-2000)

Metropolitan Museum Studies
New Content: Vols. 1 – 5 (1928-1936)
*Title ceased publication in 1936.

New Content: Vols. 1 – 16 (1983-1999)

Novum Testamentum
New Content: Vols. 1 – 41 (1956-1999)

Recent Acquisitions
New Content: Nos. 1965/1975 – 1987/1988 (1965-1988)
*Recent Acquisitions was absorbed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin in 1989.

Vetus Testamentum
New Content: Vols. 1 – 49 (1951-1999)

EBSCOhost enhancements

Dear EBSCOhost Customer,

We are very pleased to announce plans to introduce several significant product enhancements in the beginning of 2006, each designed to increase the efficiency and productivity of EBSCOhost researchers around the world.

Here are the key features, which are presented in detail in our Upcoming Releases Information Table on our Customer Support & Training web site.

* Visual Search delivers a graphically-rich, extremely efficient visual searching alternative, available in addition to EBSCO's popular Basic and Advanced Searching modes.

* EBSCOhost Clustering displays links of search results sorted by subject, in addition to regular Result List article links. The links provide users with instant access to just those articles concerning particular subjects.

* Database Selection from the Basic and Advanced Search Screens is available using a drop-down list of the databases in the profile being searched, eliminating the need to return to the Choose Databases screen to select a different database.

* Database Groupings by Subject can be presented in the database drop-down list, if opted by the library administrator, to offer users groupings of databases sorted by popular subjects, such as technology, business, medical science, psychology or education.

* Printing, Emailing and Saving in Standard Industry formats allows researchers interested in citing articles using specific industry formats to choose from the following: AMA, APA, Chicago/Turabian: Humanities, Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date, Modern Language Association or Vancouver/ICMJE.

* RSS enabled Alerts allow librarians and users to feed results from EBSCOhost Search and Journal Alerts into their news readers and aggregators, as well as their web sites.

* The Option to Display, Save or Email EBSCOhost Records in MARC format feature, if enabled in EBSCOadmin, gives EBSCOhost users the option to manage delivery of search results using the MARC format.

* Context-specific Help is instantly available when users click on question mark icons.

* A Personalization Activity Report will be available for Administrators interested in statistics related to Personalized Accounts, including total numbers of Search Alerts, Journal Alerts and Personalized Accounts.

* The EBSCOhost Result List Default Sorting Option gives library administrators the choice to set a relevancy default sort for All Results on the Result List, in EBSCOadmin.

* The ability to control the Display of the Suggest Subject Terms feature at the database level, in EBSCOadmin, gives library administrators increased flexibility and control over the presentation of databases that support this popular feature. More information on features

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Web Citation Index

A news article in World Information Review indicated that ISI is about to release a product, Web Citation Index, that will search Open Access (OA) content, such as OA journals, pre-prints, and institutional repository content. It apparently uses the same technology as Web of Science, a tool we know well at the U of C.

Web Citation Index seems to have been announced last year (I must have missed something). Here's the February 2004 press release that announces ISI's partnership with NEC Laboratories America on the product plus a March 2004 article from Information Today.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Friday, November 11, 2005

OVID PsychInfo Reload Complete--New Features

The latest reload includes expanded coverage back to 1806, new Thesaurus terms, updated scope notes, and new mapped terms. In addition, Ovid has made the following changes to the database:

· Two new fields: Methodology (MD) and Type of Book (BT)

· Four changed fields: Publication Type (PT), Documentation Type (DT), Auxiliary Material (SV), and Tests & Measures (TM)

· One removed field: Form Content (FC)

Most importantly, the Source field has been restructured for all Publication Types, and the order of the fields in the records now displays according to APA specifications.

Platform Change-->Bibliography of Native North Americans

Bibliography of Native North Americans

The product has moved from SilverPlatter to the EBSCO platform. We get the product as part of a COPPUL agreement and EBSCO had the more advantageous offer.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Xreferplus has a new home page

Did you notice the change?

"The new home page will highlight Xreferplus’ best features and functionality, inviting your patrons to get the most out of cross-references, create customized data tables, see visual results with the Concept Map, use the time-saving Citation Formatter, and more."