Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Omnifile full text Mega

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition contains everything (all the indexing, abstracting, and full text) that is contained in these six Wilson databases:

§ Education Full Text
§ General Science Full Text
§ Humanities Full Text
§ Readers' Guide Full Text
§ Social Sciences Full Text
§ Wilson Business Full Text

In addition, Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition presents complete indexing, abstracting, and full text from all of the journals in the five databases below to which Wilson has full text rights.

§ Applied Science & Technology Full Text
§ Art Full Text
§ Biological & Agricultural Index Plus
§ Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text
§ Library Literature & Information Science Full Text

I've attached a list of the new titles that come through this purchase.

New Product Announcement-->Art Full Text (Art, Architecture, Archaeology, Design, Film and Broadcast)

Art full text

This database offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications—now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

Subjects Covered
Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles, Video

New Product Announcement-->Applied Sciences Full Text (technology)

Applied science full text

Look here for fast, convenient access to the most important sources in applied science and technology—much of it from peer-reviewed journals. This database features full text, graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of data in scientific and technical articles. Full Text coverage for selected periodicals is also included

Subjects Covered
Acoustics, Aeronautics, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Atmospheric Sciences, Automatic Control, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication & Information Technology, Computer Databases & Software, Construction, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering & Biomedical Materials, Energy Resources & Research, Environmental Engineering, Fire & Fire Prevention, Food & Food Industry, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Machine Learning, Machinery, Marine Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Mining Engineering, Neural Networks, Nuclear Engineering, Oceanography, Optical & Neural Computing, Petroleum & Gas, Physics, Plastics, Robotics, Solid State Technology, Space Science, Textile Industry & Fabrics, Transportation, Waste Management, Other Industrial & Mechanical Arts.

New Product Announcement-->Biological and Agricultural Index Plus (agriculture, vet med, biology, environment)

Biological & agricultural index plus

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus offers researchers convenient online access to the core literature of biology and agriculture—much of it from peer-reviewed journals—plus full text. Full text citations also link to PDF page images, featuring graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations indispensable to science research.

Subjects Covered
Agricultural Chemicals, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture and Agricultural Research, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cytology, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Science, Fishery Sciences, Food Science, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, Immunology, Limnology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Paleontology, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Veterinary Medicine, Weed Sciences, Wildlife Management, Zoology.

Friday, February 23, 2007

IEEE Standards Upgrade

Dear IEEE Subscriber,

As a result of this upgrade, the display of standards in the IEEE Xplore
digital library has been significantly enhanced with:

* An improved navigation to help you find standards faster

* The ability to search and browse over 500 draft standards in IEEE
Xplore (to access the full-text of draft standards, the purchase of an
add-on drafts package will be required)

* Clearer distinction between active, archived and superseded standards

* Availability of standards email alerts to keep you up-to-date on
standards revisions

* And the inclusion of links to standards interpretations, errata and
other related documents

Please note that the following release features will be loaded and
available within the next two weeks:

* The option to search standards by status (i.e. active, draft,

* The inclusion of the 2007 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
which will be full-text accessible to IEL subscribers at no additional

New Access to Choice Reviews

There is a new version of Choice available which includes a campus wide site

Check out the "Important Information" below for basic info & instructions for this version.

For those who don't have accounts, you can now register & then followup by creating "my profile". (Register just below the member login on the righthand side of the screeen)

For those of you who did have accounts you should have received an email about the new access, however there was a problem which they cleared up today.

In case you didn't get an email here is the list of our previous users (note you must go in to your profile to activate it on this new version).

A few people have had their user name (your last name) modified due to duplication on the Choice system ( in this case a number has been added eg. White2). Once you login you can go make adjustments to your profile and change it (if you don't have your password contact me).
Cloutier, Claudette
Hayden1, Alix
Hemmings, Mary
Hunter1, Maureen
Lipton, Saundra
Murrell, Cindy
Pahulje, Dani
Robertson, Helen
Rutherford, Shauna
Vaska, Rosvita
Waller, Andrew
Warren1, Darlene
White2, Peggy

February 2007 Issue of

The new version of Choice Reviews Online is now available at!

During this transition phase, the original remains available and fully operational at You can see the new February reviews that match your profile by clicking on "My Current Issue."

Important Information for Accessing the New Choice Reviews Online

Most users will be able to access the new site with their current username (last name) and password, but a few usernames have been modified. If you are unable to log on, click on the "Forgot Your Password" link on and enter your e-mail address; you will promptly receive an e-mail with your new username.

New reviews that match your profile appear in the My Monthly Reviews section.
To see new reviews, you must activate this section by going to My Profile and clicking on the Update My Profile button at the bottom of the page. We encourage you to take this opportunity to review and update the information contained in your profile.

Your Profile and Lists were transferred to the new site in late December; any changes you made to your Profile or Lists after December 21 will not be reflected on the new site. You may encounter a few discrepancies with this transfer of data, so please carefully check the My Lists and My Profile sections in the new CRO for accuracy. Your Profile and Lists remain on the original CRO site as well.

We urge you to review the many new options available in the My Profile section. By clicking on My Profile, you may change your username and password. You can also change your Profile as frequently as you like and immediately view titles that match the revised Profile. You can change the publication date at the top of My Monthly Reviews to see reviews matching your profile for any previous issue.

To get the most out of the new Choice Reviews Online, please read the "Top Tips for Using the New Choice Reviews Online," which you will find prominently displayed on the home page. This new version contains many new features and expanded content, including bibliographic essays, forthcoming titles lists, and all special editorial features; Web exclusives; and enhanced functionality such as saved searches.

New Product Announcement-->Literary Reference Centre

Literary Reference Center

This one has Masterplots, undergraduates rejoice.

Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day.

LRC is a completely full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.

LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.

New Product Announcement-->Professional Development Collection

Professional development collection

Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles.

This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full text education journals in the world. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals.

Examples of titles offered in Professional Development Collection include: Booklist, Curriculum Administrator, Education, Education Digest, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and many others.

The majority of full text titles included in the database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in the Professional Development Collection dates as far back as 1965.

New Product Announcement-->Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion and philosophy collection

The Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

This database offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the database.

Examples of titles offered in the Religion & Philosophy Collection include: Archaeology, Biblical Interpretation, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Catholic Historical Review, Christianity Today, Comparative Sociology, Ethics, Greek Orthodox Theological Review, Islamic Law & Society, Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, Philosophical Perspectives, Religion & Theology, and many more.

New Product Announcement-->World History Collection

World history collection

World History Collection offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.

World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals.

Full text dates as far back as 1964. These hand-selected information sources cover a wide range of historical topics including anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, regional issues, and more. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.

New Product Announcement--> Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational and career collection

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries.

The collection provides full text coverage for nearly 350 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Video Business, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

New Product Announcement-->LGBT Life

LGBT life with full text

LGBT Life with Full Text contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full text monographs.

The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms.

Full text content available in LGBT Life with Full Text includes The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, Tangents, Washington Blade, and many more.

New Product Announcement-->Humanities International Complete

*Humanities international complete *

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.

Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from /Humanities International Index/ (over 2,000 titles and 2 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases.

The database includes full text for more than 770 journals.

Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. Humanities International Complete is an essential collection for libraries looking to provide comprehensive coverage of the humanities with full text content.

New Product Announcement-->Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts FT

Library, information science & technology abstracts with full text

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts,(LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

JSTOR Content Added

Computer Music Journal
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 25, 1977-2001

Previous title: Holarctic Ecology (0105-9327)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 22, 1978-1999

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 6, 1988-2003

Financial Management
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 32, 1972-2003

Journal of Avian Biology
Previous title: Ornis Scandinavica (0030-5693)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 30, 1970-1999

Mathematics of Operations Research
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 32, 1976-2002

Mountain Research and Development
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 23, 1981-2003

The Oral History Review
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 30, 1973-2003

Previous title: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 25, 1970-2001

Perspectives on Politics
Release Content: Vol. 1, 2003

Revue belge de Musicologie / Belgisch Tidjdschrift voor Muziekwetenschap
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 55, 1946-2004

The Southwestern Naturalist
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 48, 1956-2003

Release Content: Vols. 1 – 33, 1971-2004

Systematics and Geography of Plants
Previous title: Bulletin du Jardin botanique National de Belgique / Bulletin van de National Plantentuin van België
Previous title: Bulletin du Jardin botanique de l'État a Bruxelles
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 71, 1902-2001

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Release Content: Vols. 1 – Series 6 Vol. 11, 1872-2001

ArtStor Content Added--Lichtenstein, Renaissance, Architecture

Images from Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate
ARTstor is excited to announce that the first set of images from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate have been added to the ARTstor Digital Library. These images span a range of periods over the artist’s life and include many of his most well known works. To browse these new ARTstor images, click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Individual Artists and Estates: Roy Lichtenstein” or simply search the keyword “Lichtenstein.”

Italian Renaissance Painting from the Foto Reali Archive
The Foto Reali Archive, one of the most important photographic archives belonging to the National Gallery of Art Library’s Department of Image Collections, is now available to ARTstor users. Foto Reali was a Florentine photographic firm that surveyed private art collections as well as dealer inventories in Italy in the early twentieth century, often photographing the paintings in situ.

Medieval French Architecture and American Architecture from the Clarence Ward Archive
The Clarence Ward Archive richly documents Romanesque and Gothic architecture in France and selectively documents American architecture from Colonial times through the early 20th century. ARTstor has digitized the ca. 4,000 large format nitrate negatives and is now distributing them through the ARTstor Digital Library.

IoP launches environmental website

Actually, this looks pretty good, those with a subject interest should take a whirl.

You need to register to get the full deal.

Hein On LIne New Content-->English Reports

HeinOnline’s English Reports (full reprint) online edition will bring more than 100,000 of the most important early English cases to your desktop.

The English Reports online edition from HeinOnline will deliver exact page-images of the original bound reprint edition together with the Indexes and Book of Charts to complete the collection. In addition, multiple navigation tools, such as a Case Locator, Chart Tool, and an Advanced Search feature will enhance the ease of access to specific cases. For those interested in browsing the online collection as if they were holding the actual books in their hands, we will provide browsing by volumes, indexes and by the Book of Charts. All of these features will create a one-of-a-kind online collection capable of efficiently aiding the researcher in locating a case of interest.

HeinOnline’s English Reports (full reprint) online edition will be available at no charge to HeinOnline Law Journal Library subscribers or those subscribing to the entire collection of HeinOnline content.

JSTOR Updates-->interface improvements

Revised Search Forms

In response to ongoing feedback from researchers and librarians, we have modified the JSTOR Advanced Search form.

the Advanced Search form will now include four new fields for entering and combining full text, author, article title, abstract, and caption field search queries.

In addition to these changes to the Advanced Search Form, navigation options and help files for the Basic Search and Article Locator forms have been updated, and the Expert Search form has been removed.

New Product Announcement-->SCOPUS


This is an important one, purchased through CRKN. It joins Google Scholar and Web of Science as general indexes that
employ citation tracking as sorting and searching strategies.

Try out some comparative searches, I found that all three products returned different results. I have to say I prefer the SCOPUS
interface, but others may prefer whats familiar. Still, even if you start with one, you may well find yourself using the others.

I've done a bit of reading and here are some key differences
Web of Science--goes back further, covers some humanities material
SCOPUS--strong for STM, includes books and conference proceedings in these areas
Google Scholar--quick start, uncovers the unexpected

New (or is that Moo) Product Announcement-->Animal Health and Production Compendium

Animal health and production compendium

If there were a prize for loopy interfaces this one would win. However, if you want to know about critters and their aliments, this is the place to go. It covers:

* Ruminants
* Pigs
* Poultry

The Animal Health and Production Compendium focuses on all aspects of animal health and production, including diseases, nutrition, husbandry and breeding.

It has been designed primarily for problem solving and as a reference tool for practical use throughout the world. It is relevant for use in both developed and developing countries and features extensive as well as intensive production methods.

The Compendium covers several hundred topics in food-animal production (cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry), including husbandry, housing, handling, identification, transport, behaviour, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, techniques, welfare, slaughter, meat, milk, eggs, products and legislation.

Clippy is dead

Read the Gizmodo article about the demise of our favourite windows icon.

I still remember the day my husband came home and described how he'd had to intervene in an altercation between the Library Assistant and Clippy.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

New Product Announcement-->New Testament Abstracts

New Testament Abstracts

New Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. The database is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu.

The database contains more than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,100 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion.
In addition, approximately 800 current books are also summarized annually.

Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985.

New Product Announcement-->Environment Index

Environment Index

Formerly known as Environmental Knowledgebase OnLine (created by the International Academy at Santa Barbara), Environment Index offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

Environment Index contains more than 1,590,000 records from 1,500 domestic and international titles going back to the 1950s (including 960 active core titles) as well as 100 monographs.

Environment Index also features an in-depth thesaurus, and author profiles will be provided for 3,000 authors in the discipline.

Please note that this product recently changed names from Environmental Issues and Policy Index.

New Product Announcement-->Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

Catholic periodical and literature index

The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online is the product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Library Association. The database covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 380,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers.

Indexing for CPLI Online corresponds to the print version, The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index,published by the Catholic Library Association and covers content from over 200 periodicals. Coverage in the database dates back to 1981.

PS: I searched "guilt", only 154 hits, not nearly as many as my colleagues have led me expect

New Product Announcement-->Garden Landscape and Horticulture Index

Garden, landscape & horticulture index

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index is the premier resource for access to articles about gardens and plants. Topics include horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and
horticultural therapy. A highlight of the database is its focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices.

This index and abstract product is designed for gardening enthusiasts,professionals, and students of horticulture and of garden and landscape design & history.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index covers a wide range of serial titles including general gardening titles of national, international, and regional interest, and titles devoted to specialty gardens and plant groups.

Indexed and abstracted are more than 300 core titles, the majority of which are published in English.

Coverage for many titles extends back further than a decade. Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index is a unique resource that brings together articles about plants and gardens into a single source, and it includes titles that are not available in any other index.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Royal Society of Chemistry adds new features

Kind of cool, I think you have to view the html version of an article to see these features.

RSC Publishing pioneers next generation of enriched articles

"Readers will be able to click on named compounds and scientific concepts in an electronic journal article to download structures, understand topics, or link through to electronic databases; compounds and ontology terms will be published as RSS feeds enabling automated discovery of relevant research. "