November 2008 Archives

from ACS:

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) (http://pubs.acs.org) has announced the launch of a dynamic new online resource for the hosting and delivery of the Society's flagship Journal of the American Chemical Society and its preeminent portfolio of peer-reviewed scholarly journals covering the major subdisciplines of chemistry as well as interface areas of scientific inquiry.

 

The new Web site delivers enhanced searching and browsing capabilities, better user navigation in aid of reader comprehension, and improved administrative features for librarians and other institutional customers.

 A Flash-based demonstration available from the ACS Publications Web site at http://pubs.acs.org/flashdemo showcases many of the features and benefits of the new site. The following are but a few of the new capabilities:

 

  • Enhanced PDF and Full-Text HTML functionality (e.g. Related Content Recommendations, Figure Browser, Forward Citation listings)
  • Enriched Tables of Contents (e.g. Figure Thumbnail Previews, Multiple Abstract and Citation Downloads, Navigation to CAS SciFinder Resources)
  • Advanced Search Interface (e.g. Simple and Advanced Search Capabilities, Tabbed Results for Research Articles and News & Features Content, Filters Column to Refine Results, Related Snippets on Displayed Content)
  • New Home Pages for All ACS Journals (e.g. Content Highlights Area, Search by Citation, Graphical Abstract Highlights, Syndicated Articles displayed from Chemical & Engineering News)
  • Abstract-Level Display for ACS Legacy Archives (e.g. Improved Navigation Options from Archive Content, First Page of Articles Displayed within New Abstract Template for Increased Functionality)

 

EBSCO Announces Z39.50 Service Update

from EBSCO:

Dear EBSCO Customer,

We are pleased to announce that our Z39.50 service has been enhanced and is now more extensible and robust, which will enable us to continue to meet service expansion requirements. Please note that if you target this service with the IP Address 204.179.122.51:201, we need to ask you to change your target to a hostname. The hostname we have created is zgw.ebscohost.com:210.

While we have no plans to retire the IP address in the near future, the hostname allows us to provide you with the most reliable service and optimal performance.

Please be sure to change your targets at your earliest convenience. For technical assistance, please communicate with Technical Support at any time via the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/askus.php).

Visit EBSCO's Support Site (http://support.ebscohost.com) to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/askus.php).

EBSCO Acquires NISC, Inc.

On October 29, 2008, EBSCO Publishing acquired NISC, Inc., National Information Services Corporation. Just a few of the NISC databases are Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Gender Studies Database, and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

Read EBSCO's press release.

Also, visit the NISC website for a list of their databases.

2009 APA Renewal

Hello, PsycInfo and PsycArticles (and other Psyc resources) Subscribers:

All libraries/institutions should now have 2009 APA pricing.

If you have not received pricing, please contact MINITEX immediately.

We have received quite a few confirmations already (thanks!). Please fax your confirmations in soon; we plan to wrap up this renewal by the end of November.

EBSCOhost Interface Enhancements

from EBSCO:

Dear EBSCO Customer,

In response to feedback from our customers, we have added several enhancements to the recently redesigned EBSCOhost interface. Below is a summary of the new features now available:


  • A new Image Quick View limiter replaces the Articles With Images limiter

  • The Image Quick View limiter includes multiple sort options by image type. Can I limit my EBSCOhost search results to articles that have Image Quick View available? Can I set the Image Quick View limiter to display under Limit your results on the EBSCOhost Result List screen?

  • Direct link to the Basic Search Screen from both the Basic and Advanced Search Screens

  • Keyword renamed New Search

  • Result List mouse over text changed from Refine Search to Search Modes and Limiters

  • Entire phrase for cited references on Result List replaces the number of references in parentheses

  • Search mode specified on Result List green bar

  • Search History View Results anchor positioning improved

  • Date Slider Bar with original search date ranges How do I use the Date Slider feature in EBSCOhost? (http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=3873)

  • Additional Help link added to Choose Databases Screen

  • Publication name and date added to NewsBank results

EBSCOadmin has been updated to provide library administrators with automatic advance notification when the login used to access EBSCOadmin is about to expire.

Visit EBSCO's Support Site (http://support.ebscohost.com) to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.ebscohost.com/contact/askus.php).

EBSCO Adds CLIO Notes to Two Databases

news from EBSCO:

We are pleased to announce the addition of CLIO Notes to America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts on EBSCOhost.

CLIO Notes on America: History & Life

CLIO Notes for America: History & Life will guide you through subjects in United States history, by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in American history. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire America: History and Life database for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations.

CLIO Notes on Historical Abstracts

CLIO Notes for Historical Abstracts will guide you through subjects in World History since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada), by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in modern history. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire Historical Abstracts database for articles, book citations and dissertations. 

Special Offer on H.W. Wilson Retrospective Databases

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