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Archive for April 2nd, 2008

New e-resources

Anna Di Iorio2 April 2008

Science Direct (Copyright © 2008 Elsevier B.V.)The backfiles of most Elsevier titles are now available from volume 1, issue 1, including The Lancet from 1823. A number of Elsevier e-books have also been acquired as well as the following major reference works:

• Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition;
• Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine;
• Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics;
• Meyler’s Side Effect of Drugs.

All are available through Science Direct.

UCL has also access to the archive of Perception (vol. 1, 1972-), and to a number of new Blackwell and Taylor & Francis collections. Details and links can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/ejournal/.

BBC Motion Gallery JISC Service

Anna Di Iorio2 April 2008

BBC Motion Gallery JISC Service (Copyright © BBC Motion Gallery)UCL Library Services has a trial for the BBC Motion Gallery JISC Service.

 The trial lasts until 12/04/2008 and access is by username and password. Please email me or ask you library representative if you would like to obtain log-in details.

The BBC Motion Gallery is a remarkable archive of moving images spanning 70 years and covering topics such as Natural History and Medicine.

The JISC Service allows all staff and students of subscribed institutions to use the clips in presentations, lectures, coursework and media projects.

The service should be used on standalone computers, as the streaming is quite slow on WTS and clips cannot be downloaded into UCL accounts.

Essential Science Indicators

Anna Di Iorio2 April 2008

Essential Science Indicators (Copyright © 2008 The Thomson Corporation)Thomson Scientific has recently launched Essential Science Indicators, a database of performance indicators relating to scientific journal articles.

 Available as a ten-year rolling file, Essential Science Indicators is based on Web of Science journal articles. Both total citation counts and cites per paper are employed in order to:

• rank scientists, institutions, countries and journals;
• identify highly-cited articles over both ten-year and two-year periods;
• track current trends in research areas.

Essential Science Indicators is part of the cross-search gateway Web of Knowledge and is available to all UCL users. It can be accessed individually or from the Web of Knowledge homepage, by clicking on the Additional Resources tab.

More details on Essential Science Indicators can be found by logging into the resource and clicking on Information for New Users, or by visiting http://scientific.thomson.com/products/esi/.