DATABASES NEWS: 6/02/09

Databases Cancellation:

ProQuest databases were cancelled late in 2008 and the access was discontinued  from February 2009. If you were a regular user of Proquest, now you can make use of the other similar databases: EbscoHost Academic Search Previer; Gale Academic OneFile. Also you can use other academic multidisciplinary databases like:  ScienceDirect, SpringerLink and WileyInterscience (Blackwell journals full-text/ Wiley journals Abstracts only). Education journals full-text are available through Wilson’s Education database.  

Database Upgrade:

SciFinder Scholar will be available ONLINE in 2009. Currently the library is speeding the process of signing the license agreement and the arrangement with the access. More information on how to access and use this database online will follow.

Databases new “look & feel”:

American Chemical Society web page had a new “face” since the end of 2008. You can view all ACS journals in alphabetical order or per subject category. If you want to search for articles, click on the ADVANCED search box. Instructions are available to help you with the search strategy. If you have any queries, just contact me for more information (pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za)

SAFARI books online  (for IT Professionals) interface has been improved. Access is available for 5 simultaneous users. To search for full-text books, type your keyword and select  “My bookshelf” (400+ titles). You can read directly the search results pages, or you can have a look at the book’ Table of Content. For further assistance, please contact me: pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za.

You can access all Sciences Resources from the

Sciences Librarian Portal

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