Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CISTI Source Retiring

After many years of stellar service CISTI Source is being retired by the federal government. Use has declined over the years as other sources became more popular. Still, many folks, especially in the sciences, will have fond memories of using this document delivery tool to obtain articles from the Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information.

Tomorrow by 9AM, users will see the following message when they try to access CISTI Source:
"The Federal Government is discontinuing CISTI Source as of August 2009.

Because of better interlibrary loan coverage and tools such as SFX, use of CISTI Source at the University of Calgary has declined dramatically since 2003. The Library decided not to renew our contract after March 31, 2009 for the last few months of CISTI Source’s existence. Please use the interlibrary loan form to request the scientific, medical and technical articles that you used to request with CISTI Source :


If you have any questions about why CISTI Source is being discontinued or questions about alternatives to CISTI Source please contact Rob Tiessen the Head of Access Services for the University of Calgary Library or the liaison librarian for your subject area. "

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Look for Investext

Now via Thomson Research. Research reports written by analysts at over 1,000 investment banks, brokerage houses, and consulting firms worldwide. Nearly 4,000 new reports are added each business day.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Product: Periodical Archives Online

Deep (200+ years) archive of over 400 journals focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Includes more than 60 foreign-language titles.

Hours of harmless fun brought to you by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Product: International Law Reports

Featuring cases from 1919 onwards and devoted to the regular and systematic reporting in English of decisions of international courts and arbitrators as well as judgments of national courts. Cases are drawn from every relevant jurisdiction. Because of the standing and scope of its coverage, the series is widely cited in judgments of international and national tribunals.

Access to ILR is consolidated with other JUSTIS databases, with searches automatically including ILR.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Product: Foreign and International Law Resources

Part 1 includes International Yearbooks and Serials, Part 2 contains U.S. Law Digests, Part 3 consists of International Tribunals and Judicial Decisions and Part 4 includes other significant works relating to foreign and international law.

Very up to date...4 citations to the term zombie, vampire gets 5.

New Product: United Nations Law Collection

Reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series.

Don't fall asleep! This is a great product with some cool features. Search the term "slave" and you find the 1904 protocols on the suppression of the white slave traffic. Even better, click on the link on the bottom of the record display to find 17 journal articles that cite this treaty. Also lots of good info on the status of the treaty is displayed in the record.

New Product: World Trials Library

In addition to trial transcripts and other critical court documents, this collection includes trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials as well as biographies of many great trial lawyers in history