"database" archive

Thursday 27 January

  • New version of IEEE Xplore coming up (15:31) - A new version of IEEE's Xplore search interface, Xplore 2.0, will be arriving "early in the second quarter of 2005". A beta version will be available for testing in a few weeks. For what will be new: The release will... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Kluwer titles now on Springer (15:14) - Following the acquisition of Kluwer by Springer, last week, the Kluwer titles were soft-launched onto e-products platform Springer Link. Kluwer Online will be shut down sometime in February. Re-directs will be in effect for several months after which they will... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 14 January

  • EV2 enhancements (15:56) - Imminent is the release of a new version of Ei's Engineering Village 2. There will be a new Easy Search function, which results can be refined with faceted searching. The Easy Search will start as a Beta first.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 16 November

  • IMS articles on arXiv (10:40) - Following its March decision, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is now starting to post all IMS articles in their entirety on arXiv, the e-print archives site. IMS does not believe it will loose many subscribers even with the open access.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 6 November

  • Patch and toolbar for SciFinder Scholar (15:17) - CAS has made available yesterday a patch for SciFinder Scholar 2004, bringing the product to SciFinder Scholar 2004 v2. Subscribers can go on the download site to procure it (as well as the complete version of SciFinder Scholar 2004 v2).... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 30 October

  • Platinum Group Metals Database (16:24) - A new, free resource is available for research on physical, mechanical and chemical data for the platinum group metals (platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium) and their alloys. The PGM Database contains information on more than 400 alloys, over... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 2 October

  • IEEE joins CrossRef (12:45) - IEEE will participate, starting October 5th, in the CrossRef Search pilot project, powered by Google. They will join with 28 other scientific and technical publishers by doing so.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 16 September

  • ASCE Proceedings now online (10:12) - The American Society of Civil Engineers has announced the release of the new section of its full-text Online Research Library, the ASCE Online Proceedings database, as mentioned on Englib a few months ago. A free trial for libraries is still... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 9 September

  • Science Full Text Select from Wilson (10:44) - As seen on the STLQ, H.W. Wilson has announced a new 100-percent, full-text science database, available exclusively on WilsonWeb.com, titled Science Full Text Select.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Beilstein on STN workshop material (09:55) - Workshop material presented at the last ACS meeting on Beilstein access on STN are now available online: BEILSTEIN on STN Workshop Manual (ACS National Meeting version) New BEILSTEIN search & display enhancements (July 2004)... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 25 August

  • Extended access to early 20th Century research by CAS (16:10) - CAS has expanded its "Scientific Century" project by making thousands of additional early 20th century articles from American Chemical Society (ACS) journals and others available online. Planned for release in September, the enhanced content will enable researchers to access more... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 20 August

  • 3 new subject area collections for Knovel (17:00) - Knovel has announced three new subject area collections that bundle content in new ways. Unfortunately, their "Premium Content titles" are not included. The Engineering Collection offers all titles in the following Subject areas: Aerospace & Radar Technology; Construction Materials &... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 11 August

  • New Reference Works from Science Direct (11:21) - Science Direct launched new Reference Works in July, including the following titles: Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II Encyclopedia of Energy Encyclopedia of Forensic Science Encyclopedia of Forest Science Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry Encyclopedia of Vibration... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 20 July

  • Beilstein CrossFire Commander 7 out (14:02) - Version 7 of Beilstein CrossFire Commander is now out. As it had been announced, there will be no Mac version. New features include: One Window Technology All actions in Commander are in one Window, instead of 2 Windows as it... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Environmental Issues & Policy Index (EIPI) (13:28) - Ebsco now offers the Environmental Issues & Policy Index (EIPI), formerly known as the Environmental Knowledgebase OnLine (created by the International Academy at Santa Barbara). This database offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental law,... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 13 July

  • Enhancements to Beilstein in STN (12:41) - Beilstein on STN has new features: Patent Numbers (PN) can now be SELECTed and TRANSFERed Patent Numbers (PN) were previously only searchable, but now they can also be SELECTed and/or TRANSFERed for searching in other STN files. BABS Accession Numbers... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 15 June

  • ASCE Proceedings online (14:32) - The American Society of Civil Engineers will lauch a new database in the Fall of 2004 containing ASCE proceedings papers from 2003 to the present. ASCE Online Proceedings will include more than 4,800 papers, or 50,000 pages of content. For... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 2 June

  • CAS abbreviations (14:32) - Useful, some lists of abbreviations used by CAS: Short title, complete title, CODEN, and publication frequency for the key/core journals covered in the CAplus file on STN Standard abbreviations and acronyms, for print and online... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 26 May

  • Version 2.0 of Science.gov out (10:54) - The Science.gov, the Web portal made possible through a collaboration of 12 major governmental science agencies, has lauched its 2.0 version. The biggest enhancement is this version is relevancy-ranking of the search results.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 21 May

  • MDL Crossfire news (14:29) - Beilstein Commander 7 is coming out soon. But no MAC version is being prepared. For providing feedback on this decision, contact Tim Hoctor at MDL. Commander 6 will continue to work after the release of version 7 and with the... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 14 May

  • ScienceDirect news (13:44) - Starting May 15, Web Editions are moving to Science Direct. Customers will be able to access a rolling 12 months of subscribed full text articles on the full ScienceDirect platform. New functionalities as well will be available. The index of... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Service shortage for ScienceDirect (13:26) - Saturday, May 15, there will a shortage of service for ScienceDirect between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM EST.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 11 May

  • IoP with CrossRef Search (15:04) - The Institute of Physics has announced that its Electronic Journals service will be participating in the CrossRef Search initiative. Other participating publishers are: American Physical Society Annual Reviews Association for Computing Machinery Blackwell Publishing International Union of Crystallography Nature Publishing... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 6 May

  • New tools in Knovel (13:40) - Already-existing Unit Converter tool and the Periodic Table of Elements tool are now accessible from the Home Page as stand alone programs. New tools will be implemented in the next 60 to 90 days: Equation Solver; allows the calculation of... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 21 April

  • Axiom down for maintenance (13:51) - The Axiom service from IOP will be unavailable on Saturday, April 24th for maintenance work. Downtime will start at 10 am (UK time) for about three hours.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 15 April

  • New version of IEEE Xplore coming up (15:40) - IEEE Xplore 1.7 will be coming out in the next few weeks. The main enhancements will be: IEEE will deploy the first phase of a full-text search prototype. At launch, approximately ten percent of the documents in the entire IEEE... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 9 April

  • ChemWeb transfer of ownership (14:09) - ChemWeb and the Alchemist, until recently run by Elsevier, has seen its ownership transferred to ChemIndustry.com yesterday, April 8th.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Institutional repositories search with Google (13:57) - Google has teamed up with MIT and 16 other universities to provide a way to search the institutions' collections of scholarly papers. If all goes right with the pilot, the new search feature could appear in Google in a few... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 2 April

  • New textile database for Ebsco (14:52) - EBSCO is lauching a new subject-focused database, Textile Technology Index. This title was formerly the Institute of Textile Technology’s Textile Technology Digest. The database contains indexing and abstracting for more than 400 periodical titles as well as sources such as... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 31 March

  • Free databases added to ISI Web of Knowledge (11:19) - Subscribers to ISI Web of Knowledge now can search additional databases through CrossSearch. CrossSearch, with help of Thomson-ISI product WebFeat Prism, acts as a federated search engine that will search any databases you subscribe to with Web of Knowledge along... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Monday 29 March

  • New search engine for engineering (16:07) - Randy and Geoff of the STLQ are writing about a new search engine targeted to engineering, The Engineering Web. This search engine is provided by GlobalSpec, a business-to-business Internet compagny, specializing in engineering. It is said to search 100,000 engineering... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • New academic Web product from MDL (15:28) - MDL has announced the lauch of the academic version of DiscoveryGate. What is included? Academic researchers can now access 14 databases such as CrossFire Beilstein, MDL® Available Chemicals Directory, MDL® Drug Data Report, and MDL® Toxicity, authoritative reference works, and... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Monday 22 March

  • Organic Reactions moves to Wiley (16:01) - Wiley will introduce Organic Reactions, vol 57 as its new database at the ACS meeting in Anaheim. Organic Reactions presents chemistry from a preparative point of view, with a focus on reaction limitations, interfering influences, the effects of chemical structure,... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 19 March

  • CE database enhancements (15:14) - The American Society of Civil Engineers Publication Department has brought enhancements to the Civil Engineering database: - all abstracted CE Database records are searchable in Google. - more than 400 records of books published by ASCE have been added, making... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Monday 15 March

  • CiteSeer (15:35) - If you are a user of CiteSeer, aka ResearchIndex, you will note the new URL to use. This is a replacement for the original NEC site though work is still being done to bring the database up to date with... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Testers needed for HistCite (14:45) - Gene Garfield, president and editor-in-chief of The Scientist and Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) is looking for a few good librarians to test a new software product, HistCite. HistCite(tm), a system for historiographic analysis.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 13 February

  • Axiom down for maintenance (10:28) - The Axiom service from IOP will be down on Wednesday, February 18th and on Thursday, February 19th. Down time is evaluated at 30 minutes per day, starting at 9 AM (UK time).... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 30 January

  • New database: CSA Technology Research Database (11:20) - Cambridge Scientific Abstracts launched a new multi-disciplinary database, the CSA Technology Research Database. It contains more than 5.5 million records, is updated biweekly, and features backfiles to 1962. It is also said to cover hundreds of core journals not indexed... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 29 January

  • OJPS is down, Scitation is up (16:02) - The American Institute of Physics launched their new e-journals interface, Scitation, which is replacing the old Online Journal Publishing Service (OJPS). Among the new features with the service are a citation manager; an author quick search; a fast issue search.... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Wednesday 28 January

  • IEEE news (15:19) - The IEEE website is sporting a new section for its online collections and subscription options for institutions. IEEE's search interface, Xplore, has new capabilities. Among them are: - search terms are highlighted in all search results, and secondary searches may... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • BBA decoder for Science Direct (09:25) - Jenny Reiswig and her colleagues at the University of California - San Diego are very graciously offering the Science Direct decoder they have prepared for Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Science Direct splits the e-journal up into numerous, difficult to maneuver,... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Thursday 22 January

  • Axiom enhancement (13:15) - Coming January 29 on Axiom, it is will be possible to browse through subject areas rather than searching for keywords. The new Browse function will appear as a new tab alongside the already present Search tabs. This change will be... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Friday 16 January

  • IOP to leave database scene (09:23) - The Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) has decided to stop re-selling of bibliographic databases through its Axiom service. The last date of service for existing customers will be February 28, 2005. Competition from other publishers, costs and a desire to... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Tuesday 6 January

  • More scientific content in 19th Century Masterfile (10:55) - The Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900 of the Royal Society will be added to the 19th Century Masterfile (Series I) in 2004. It contains 750,000 citations from 1,555 periodicals in various languages including the transactions of the European academies and... | 1 Trackbacks | 0 Comments

Saturday 20 December

  • IEEE Xplore improved (16:31) - On December 28th, improvements will be made to IEEE's search interface, Xplore. During the upgrade, the service will be interrupted for 2 to possibly 8 hours, starting at 9:00 AM EST. Improvements will include: Search Software upgrade to Verity® K2... | 0 Comments

Friday 12 December

  • News from MathSciNet (13:53) - MathSciNet has been enhanced for the new year. Improvements include: OpenURL support, new sort orders, linked reference lists, multilingual interface, accentuated characters support and more backfiles for the Annals of Mathematics.... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 10 December

  • AIP limited service today (10:01) - The AIP' Online Journal Publishing Service will have limited service today between 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST. There will be two 5 minutes of total system downtime at the beginning and end of the maintenance period.... | 0 Comments

Saturday 8 November

  • More archival content from INSPEC (11:35) - LISNews has reported that INSPEC digitized the whole collection of Science Abstracts (1898-1968), to be offered in the Spring of 2004.... | 0 Comments

Monday 27 October

  • Athens authentification in Axiom (11:53) - Starting today, users of the Axiom interface may notice a box at the top right of all Axiom pages referring to Athens. Athens is an access management system to control access to web-based suscription services that is different from IP... | 0 Comments

Saturday 11 October

  • IEEE Member Digital Library & Online Business Reference Service (15:29) - Of interest for your patrons, the IEEE decided to expand the content accessible by the Member Digital Library. Its subscribers now have access to all IEEE journals, conference proceedings and magazines available through IEEE Xplore(R), dating back to 1988 (and... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 7 October

  • Changes to Axiom (11:07) - Several enhancements will come into effect in Axiom on October 14: - a basic search history will be available, outside the Personalization option. With a personalized account, it will be possible to combine searches with the NOT operator in the... | 0 Comments

Friday 12 September

  • JSTOR linking (15:13) - Article-level linking into JSTOR in now available from seven new linking partners: Endeavor -- LinkFinderPlus Gale -- MLA International Bibliography H.W. Wilson - WilsonWeb Innovative Interfaces (III) -- WebBridge Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) Serials Solutions -- ArticleLinker... | 0 Comments

Saturday 30 August

  • Angewandte Chemie backfile (16:54) - John Wiley & Sons, Inc., have launched the Angewandte Chemie International Edition backfile collection 2004. Angewandte Chemie International Edition is the English edition of its German counterpart, Angewandte Chemie, of the German Chemical Society. The backfiles will be available next... | 0 Comments
  • More archives (16:24) - Nature launched a Nature Archive product. The product covers 1987 to 1996. The regular Nature database now covers January 1997 on. An separate subscription is necessary to access Nature Archive. Non-site licence customers can purchase individual articles. [UKSG Serials-eNews Alert]... | 0 Comments
  • Linking between Elsevier and CAS (15:55) - Elsevier and CAS have concluded a linking deal between their products. Users of Elsevier products and services (such as Science Direct, MDL databases and ChemWeb) will be able to link directly to ACS scientific journals. In return, users of CAS... | 0 Comments
  • Charleston Advisor awards (15:43) - The Charleston Advisor have sponsored, for the third year, a series of awards for the best and worst electronic services and databases for libraries. Interesting winners. [UKSG Serials-eNews Alert]... | 0 Comments

Friday 29 August

  • SciFinder Scholar 2004 (15:51) - SciFinder Scholar 2004 is out! Subscribers can download from myCAS with their current SciFinder Scholar login ID and password.... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 12 August

  • Web of Knowledge upgrade (15:41) - On August 18, ISI will upgrade ISI Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, and Current Contents Connect. Three tutorials for each product are also available online.... | 0 Comments
  • Enhancements to MUSE (15:33) - The good people of Project MUSE have been keeping busy and have succeeded in greatly enhancing the database functionality. Too long to copy here, you can read the list of the enhancements on the website.... | 0 Comments

Thursday 17 July

  • IEEE Xplore enhancements (07:50) - Well, yesterday, I told about the online demos but I didn't mention what enhancements were brought to Xplore, the search interface for most of IEEE's online products. - Free abstract records now available for guests - Google to index IEEE... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 16 July

  • Lower price for IEEE's ITeL (15:56) - IEEE has announced it is dropping the price for the IEEE Information Technology Library (ITeL) collection to US$34,995. Also, for new subscribers, another $5000 will taken off the list price if subscribing by November 30. ITeL includes more than 1,500... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 24 June

  • Accessibility improvement in Axiom (18:06) - One feature I like in databases is the highlighting of the terms searched for in the results screens. The good people at Axiom will change this feature to make it easier for users with color perception problems. The hightlighted terms... | 1 Comments
  • Service interruption for IEEE Xplore (17:59) - On Wednesday June 25th, online services to IEL, ASPP, POP, POP All, IEEE Spectrum and Proceedings of the IEEE Online from IEEE will be interrupted at approximately 10 AM Eastern Standard Time.... | 0 Comments

Thursday 5 June

  • New subject collection in Knovel (15:29) - Knovel now sports an electrical and power engineering subject area with 11 titles currently available. Within the Subject Area, the Sub Areas are Design, Electrical Devices, Industrial Safety, and Power Generation. Publishers include McGraw-Hill, Butterworth-Heinemann, Newnes, and The Royal Society... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 7 May

  • EBSCOhost (13:42) - If you are subscribing to EBSCOhost, note that improvements will be implemented in the coming weeks to some of the databases, like Academic Search Premier: - reference browsing (citations made in an article and articles in which the article is... | 0 Comments
  • ScienceDirect this-and-that (13:24) - ScienceDirect is making search boxes available for your library. There is two styles of a journal title finder search box to choose from. You can also download a Scirus search box or toolbar (Scirus is a specialized search engine for... | 1 Comments

Thursday 24 April

  • More on IoP new Alerts (13:28) - A bit more info on the new email alerts from the Institute of Physics & Axiom, mentionned earlier in this blog on April 2nd. There are now two types of alerts: - the already present TOC Alerts for the tables... | 0 Comments

Saturday 22 March

  • IEEE Biomedical Engineering Library (17:06) - The new IEEE Biomedical Engineering Library, mentionned in this blog on 01/24/2003, will be available on March 31st. It will contain approximately 40,000 articles and papers in the area of biomedical engineering, selected by keyword from the full range of... | 0 Comments

Saturday 8 March

  • Polymer Library on Axiom (11:45) - New on the Axiom platform is the Polymer Library, formerly known as the Rapra Abstracts database. It contains references to the worldwide scientific, technical and trade literature concerning rubber, plastics, adhesives and polymeric composites. Contact IoP if you are interested.... | 0 Comments

Friday 28 February

  • IEEE Xplore (11:26) - New search capabilities for IEEE Xplore for the latest version: more types of publications to include or exclude and more limits with publication-date ranges.... | 0 Comments

Saturday 22 February

  • IEEE Standards Online (13:51) - IEEE Standards Online has been enhanced with an upgraded interface, a sequential listing of IEEE standards for clients and info about their respective subscription package. IP-address access is now available.... | 0 Comments

Saturday 1 February

  • Alerting in Web of Knowledge (16:03) - ISI Thomson will make alerts possible in Web of Knowledge soon, including in Web of Science. More to come later.... | 0 Comments

Friday 24 January

Saturday 18 January

  • Compendex changed its URL (12:09) - In case you haven't made the change yet, Compendex moved its URL to http://www.engineeringvillage2.org/.... | 0 Comments

Friday 17 January

  • Thomson ISI trials (10:14) - Thomson ISI is offering free trials to two of their analytical tools: ISI Journal Citation Reports on the Web and ISI Essential Science Indicators.... | 0 Comments

Monday 6 January

  • Purge of articles (15:50) - The Chronicle of Higher Education published in its January 10 issue an article by Andrea L. Foster on the purge by publishers of discredited articles from articles databases, Elsevier's Vanishing Act. [from SLA-eng list]... | 0 Comments

Monday 9 December

  • FirstGov for Science (15:50) - Fourteen scientific and technical information organizations from 10 major science agencies have announced last week the creation of FirstGov for Science, a gateway to reliable information to federal scientific information. Technical reports, journal citations, databases, Federal web sites, and fact... | 0 Comments

Thursday 21 November

  • More on PubScience (14:08) - The Washington Post published an article yesterday on the issues surrounding the ending of PubScience.... | 0 Comments

Thursday 7 November

  • IoP Archives (14:28) - Starting in January 2003, IoP will give access to the IOP Journal Archive which will contain the full text of journals dating back to 1874. It will be possible to permanently acquire the archive if desired.... | 0 Comments

Tuesday 5 November

  • MIT offers digital library (10:25) - A few weeks ago, I reported about MIT offering some of its curriculum for free on their website. MIT will now give access to a digital library, DSpace. The library will managed by a federation of eight universities. The software... | 0 Comments

Wednesday 16 October

  • New from CAS (10:20) - CAS has announced the lauch of the newest version of SciFinder Scholar, aptly named 2002, as well as the latest STN Express with Discover for Windows version 6.01.... | 0 Comments

Thursday 12 September

  • Test a new search engine (15:40) - In development Want to test an adaptive search engine? Phibot, a research project of the University of Mainz and the German Institute of Artificial Intelligence, covers 70 million pages in its medical science index, and about 200 million general science... | 0 Comments