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February 28, 2011

Web of Science - new database

Web of Science (ISI) is a database which indexes multidisciplinary content covering over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings. Where UMC Library subscribes to a database or journal collection containing the full text there are FindIt links to the text.

Web of Science CitedReferenceSearch searches for later citations by others to the author's article. The result is a list of articles which cite the author's article(s). This search is sometimes used gather information as a part of the tenure process particularly in the sciences.

Web of Science is a part of the ISI Web of Knowledge site which also includes Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews.

All three databases can be searched simultaneously in Web of Knowledge using the All Databases tab.

February 21, 2011

Agricultural Science Collection replaces AGRICOLA

AGRICOLA is a Department of Agriculture database indexing agriculture journals, Proquest had provided direct access to this index as a part of UMC Library's subscription to the Proquest Agricultural Journals.

Proquest has completely redesigned its website and incorporated AGRICOLA into Agricultural Science Collection (Proquest). This database features over 400 leading full-text agricultural journals from around the world. The database has indexing and abstracts from AGRICOLA. It is also FindIt linked where full text is not available from ProQuest.

February 4, 2011

Federal and State tax forms

The UMC Library participates in the Minnesota, North Dakota and Federal tax forms deposit program. These deposit programs are changing. The IRS is no longer sending out packets with the forms needed to file to individuals. North Dakota is sending only a basic packets and any expects filers to print any additional forms online. Minnesota's forms are also online:

The tax changes in late December caused delays in the publication of forms and we are still getting and filing forms.

The UMC Library's print forms are kept near the Library Circulation desk.


Tax forms are available online:

Federal forms:
http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html. The IRS is not mailing out booklets of paper forms to last years filers. They encourage electronic filing. For many filing online is free.

IRS information about free tax preparation software and free eFile:
http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html

Minnesota forms: http://taxes.state.mn.us/individ/pages/forms.aspx Includes on screen fill in forms.

North Dakota forms:
http://www.nd.gov/tax/indincome/forms/income-tax-forms.html
Includes on screen fill in forms.

Links to forms for other states:
http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/link/forms.html