Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Gale Virtual Reference Library Cataloguing Complete

To check out the records use the search
in the catalogue

Hein On Line New Content

First, as far as our research indicates, the addition of the U.S. Government Manual from inception in HeinOnline’s Federal Register library provides the only online source for complete, historical coverage of this important title.

The following description about the Manual comes from the website of GPO Access (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/about.html):

“As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees. A typical agency description includes:

A list of officials heading major operating units.
A summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the Federal Government.
A brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority.
A description of its programs and activities.
Information, addresses, and phone numbers to help users locate detailed information on consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, publications, and other matters of public interest. “

To give some idea of the overall historic value of including a document such as the Manual in HeinOnline, please refer to this link from the first edition (1935), which provides details on the National Archives.


refer to this link about the Library of Congress, which notes, “The Library of Congress was established under the law approved April 24, 1800, appropriating $5,000 "for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress.” .

Interestingly, the text on this page also refers to 2 Stat. 56, c. 37, which of course refers to the U.S. Statutes at Large, a title also available in HeinOnline. Researchers can easily access this page in HeinOnline’s Statutes at Large library from this link

Another new title added with this release is the Code of Emergency Federal Regulations. This title is also available in HeinOnline’s Federal Register Library, and can be purchased as an acid-free reprint from our company.

Finally, we have added links to external sites within HeinOnline’s Treaties and Agreements Library as well as HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Legislative Histories Library.

New Titles Added to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library:

American Labor Legislation Review Vols. 1-32 (1911-1942)
All Published Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society (This title is a collection of annual speeches given by various people such as Janet Reno, Sandra Day O’Connor, William Rehnquist, and others at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York)

Journal of African Law Vols. 1-45 (1957-2001)
Journal of the History of International Law Vols. 1-4 (1999-2002)
Loyola Law and Technology Annual Vols. 1-5 (1996-2005)
Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter Vols. 1-28 (1976-2004)
National Law Review Vol. 1 (1888) All Published
Revue Juridique Themis Vols. 1-15, 1-38 (1951-2004)
Southern Lawyer Vol. 1 (1937) All Published
University of Detroit Mercy International Law Forum Vols. 1-4 (1991-1994)

Grove Music Update

This month's update to Grove Music Online includes the revision of over 35 articles to record the passing of members of the music community.

True to its standard as the authority on all aspects of music world-wide, these musicians hail from across the globe and contributed to diverse musical genres, from Opera to Jazz to Soul.

We've also continued the project of adding 240 articles, revised to account for recent scholarship, from The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers.

For complete details of this update, please visit:

Grove Art New Content

This month's update to Grove Art Online includes over 100 new and updated articles and over 420 new images as well as expanded links according to subject area.

Now available are full color sample illustrations by the quintessential Renaissance master Giotto, plans for the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and interior shots of Hagia Sophia, a wide array of African masks, sculptures, and figurines, and much more!

For complete details of this update, please visit:

Upgrade to ProQuest Digital Dissertations

This is an update about the ProQuest Digital Dissertations™ (PQDD) migration to the ProQuest platform.

Support for Subject Subsets:
Not only will customers with one of the larger subject subsets be able to move to PQDT, but other customers who want to subscribe to smaller, full text subsets -- like Medicine or Agriculture -- will be able to do so as well.

Support for Open Access Dissertations and Theses:
Beginning in the fall of 2006, graduate authors who publish with ProQuest/UMI will have the option of publishing their work on an open access basis under our Expanded Publishing with Open Access (EPOA) service. As they become available, those EPOA titles will be added to the database for free full-text download for all PQDT users.

Search Enhancements:

Enhancements include the ability to limit by material type (dissertations or theses) and improvements to searching by university name.

New Product Announcement-->Wiley Interscience Backfiles

We have purchased all of the backfiles for the journals on the Wiley Interscience platform that were available as of June 2006.

This includes the following collections of journals:
Analytical Sciences Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics Cell and Developmental Biology Chemistry Chemistry Societies General Medicine Genetics and Evolution Journal of Pathology Materials Science Neuroscience New Directions for Evaluation Numerical Engineering Physics and Astronomy Polymer Psychology Tribology

There is also a backfile collection for Angewandte chemie, which we already own.

Several other collections will be released later this year and next; we will look at purchasing these later.

All of the collections have been treated by Serials Solutions and SFX except for Physics and Astronomy and Tribology. These will be added in the future.

Please spread the word about these backfiles.

To assist with this, Wiley have sent us some promotional materials that we can give to users:
*mouse pads with inserts giving the basic information about the backfile collections
*Wiley Interscience cloth bags
*Wiley Interscience backfile water bottles There are 100 of each of these.

I can send the mouse pads to people but you'll have to pick up the other items yourself. Please come and get some (I'm running out of space in my office :-) ). First come, first served.

Please email or call me if you have any questions.


ProQuest Upgrades

Enhancements include:

Implementation of Spell Check
This exciting new feature is available for products on the ProQuest platform. Spell Check will ask the user a "Did you mean..." question on the search results page to prompt for spelling corrections inside the user's search query.

Support for Subject Subsets within ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Not only will customers with one of the larger subject subsets be able to move to PQDT in the ProQuest Platform, but other customers who want to subscribe to smaller, full-text subsets - like Medicine or Agriculture - will be able to do so also.

New Product Announcement-->E-Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialities

This product is of particular importance as it is the first new joint electronic license for the Health Information Network of Calgary and the University of Calgary. A milestone in our partnership.

E-CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties)

The Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) 2006 is the 41st edition of a Canadian drug information institution. The compilation of product monographs began as a service to health care professionals in 1960 and is now the most comprehensive and frequently used source of Canadian drug information.

In addition to compiling, standardizing and organizing the product monographs submitted by the pharmaceutical manufacturers and approved by Health Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) today writes evidence-based CPhA drug monographs, develops clinical tools for safe and effective patient care and provides guides for identification and therapeutic use of drugs available in Canada.

ISI Web of Knowledge New Features

Author Finder* — Find the right author, right away. Distinguish between authors with the same name; available in Web of Science® and Current Content Connect®.

RSS Alerting — Integrate crucial data into your workflow. Get custom RSS feeds to receive search, citation, and tables of content alerts from ISI Web of Knowledge.

Improved topic search results — Get more complete search results. Cast a wider net with the new implied "AND" between search terms. See how this change affects your search results.

*Saundra Lipton recommended

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

2005 Journal Citation Reports data now available

Our users are often keen to get their hands on the data from Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for the previous year but it takes about six months for this information to appear in the database (there's loads of number-crunching that has to be done). On that note, the JCR data for 2005 is now available.