Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Resolved: Situation with recent Scopus records

Scopus has announced that the situation with recently-loaded Scopus records containing incorrect and incomplete information has been resolved. As part of their archiving initiative of loading pre-1996 articles to enrich Scopus content, a large number of articles of Elsevier journals were loaded erroneously into Scopus. A solution to resolve this issue was immediately installed. Since the end of last week, all incomplete records have been removed. Scopus has resumed the archive project to load all Elsevier journals back to Volume 1, Issue 1, reaching back to 1823. This will be finalised before July 2008.

Friday, February 08, 2008

NEW: Karger e-journals collection

Following a successful 6-month trial last year, and a succesful bid to the discretionary fund, we now have access to the Karger e-journals collection, with coverage from 1998 onwards. This collection gives us access to about 75 additional medical journals, and it extends the coverage of our existing subscriptions with Karger (as normally online access only extends back to the year when the online subscription began, which was typically or 2 or 3 years for us). Karger are launching some new journals this year and we will automatically have access to them too.

All titles appear in the library catalogue and in SFX (find it @ liverpool). See the
Karger site for a full list of titles available.

Monday, February 04, 2008

TRIAL: CSA Illumina research support databases

Research and Business Services have set up a trial of 3 CSA Illumina research support databases until 29th February.

To access these resources just click the appropriate link(s) below. Links are routed via EZproxy for off-campus access:

COS Funding Opportunities
COS Funding Opportunities is a database of opportunities for grants, fellowships, prizes and other type of funding, from the public and private sector, including local, state and national governments, foundations and societies, and corporations. Each COS Funding Opportunities record is researched, verified, edited, and indexed to ensure accuracy, timeliness and quality of data, uniformity of format, and efficiency of searching. Each record includes information on deadlines, amount of award, any eligibility criteria, and contact information for more information from the sponsoring organization.

COS Scholar Universe
COS Scholar Universe provides authoritative information about more than 1 million scholars and organizations around the world, together with verified affiliation and publication information.

PapersInvited consists of detailed information and deadlines about calls for papers for forthcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals. These calls for papers are issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines and from all over the world. Important dates such as Last Day for Submission of Abstracts or Manuscripts are clearly labeled and are provided well in advance of the event or proposed publication date.

After trying any/all of these resources please leave a comment, remebering to specify which product(s) you are referring to.

Friday, February 01, 2008

NEW: Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800

Following a succesful bid to the discretionary fund, we now have online access to Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800. This includes books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans.

This resources will be added to Metalib soon, but it can be accessed straight away at http://infoweb.newsbank.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/?db=EVAN

NEW: America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1876

Following a succesful bid to the discretionary fund, we now have online access to America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1876. This includes hundreds of historic newspapers listed in Clarence Brigham's authoritative bibliography and in additional subsequent bibliographies.

This resources will be added to Metalib soon, but it can be accessed straight away at

NEW: Future Medicine / Future Drugs e-journals

Following a successful 6-month trial last year, it has been agreed to fund this e-journals collection by cancelling some low-use material. We now have access to all 30+ journals published by Future Medicine and Future Drugs. All journals are available back to volume 1. All titles appear in the catalogue and all but one (which is so new that SFX hasn't caught up yet) have been added to our 'find it @ liverpool' link resolver.

The titles available are:

Future Drugs:

Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Expert Review of Dermatology
Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Expert Review of Medical Devices
Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Expert Review of Ophthalmology
Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
Expert Review of Proteomics
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Expert Review of Vaccines

Future Medicine:

Aging Health
Biomarkers in Medicine
Future Cardiology
Future HIV Therapy
Future Lipidology
Future Microbiology
Future Neurology
Future Oncology
Future Rheumatology
Future Virology
Pediatric Health
Personalized Medicine
Regenerative Medicine
Women's Health