Endeca Content Spotlighting
Available on Journals@Ovid, the LWW Journal Legacy Archive contains older volumes of many popular medical journals that previously were only available in print. Online access makes this content much more usable and widely available to the McMaster community, both on and off campus.
Coverage of each journal spans Volume 1, Issue 1 through the final issue of 1999.
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Edited by Claude G. Wasterlain and David M. Treiman
Interest in status epilepticus--the most extreme form of epilepsy, involving continuous seizures--has surged in the last 20 years. The book focuses on the two areas in which progress has been most rapid: basic mechanisms and treatment. After an overview of history, classification, and epidemiology, the contributors consider clinical phenomenology, biological markers, pathophysiology, brain damage, epileptogenesis, therapeutic principles, pharmacology, and therapeutic management.
About the Editors:
Claude G. Wasterlain is Chief of the Department of Neurology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology at UCLA.
David M. Treiman is Director of the Epilepsy Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix.
The McMaster Library is now a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), providing access to over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources rarely held by individual North American libraries. Sample holdings include over 800,000 doctoral dissertations from outside North America (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates), some of the earliest African-American newspapers and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force. CRL has special strength in publications and archives from developing nations, but provides materials for in-depth research in many subjects.
McMaster faculty and students may borrow materials from CRL via extended interlibrary loan. See the Center for Research Libraries for more information on CRL's collections and borrowing procedures.
ISI databases available through the Web of Knowledge / Web of Science now have a new interface. Features include the ability to add additional search boxes and to focus results via a new "refine search" menu which appears to the left of the initial results.
For more details, see http://isiwebofknowledge.com/currentuser_wokhome/cu_new/
Easy-to-use search boxes and search aids make sophisticated searching easy
- Whether searching all databases or an individual collection, users can use the search boxes to perform general searches. With the click of a mouse they can easily add more search boxes to add more search fields.
- They can also click on the search aid button to the right of the pull-down menu to access search aids such as those with specialized terminology and publication names.
Results pages now show more detail
- Searching in all databases or a single database yields results pages that display the bibliographic information for records, as well as full-text links and OpenURL linking.
- Users can choose to display 10, 25, or 50 records per page.
Analyze and refine searches from Results pages
- Without having to go back and repeat a search, a user can narrow down results using a checkbox to the left of the Results page.
- Refine by categories meaningful to the search, including subject area, document type, author, language, and other terms that help pinpoint the data the user needs.
- With a click of the mouse, the user can analyze up to 100,000 results, set display and search options, view the records, and save the analysis to a file.
FULL RECORDS PAGES DISPLAY MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS
- Full records display Web of Science citation information -- Citation results and Related Records searching are clearly highlighted in individual full records, providing these powerful tools to help the user find a wider variety of relevant articles.
- In the right-hand panel, the user sees how many times the record was cited in Web of Science, and the three most recent citations. The user can link to citing articles, Related Records, and the item's cited references. The user can also set a citation alert. (Web of Science subscription required.)
- There are links to other available subscription data, including the journal's impact factor (depending on your institution's subscription).
The former version can still be accessed until January 27 by following the "Access Previous Interface" link after accessing the database.
Ovid Technologies, platform for the databases MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED (and others) has released a major change to its search interface, called OvidSP.
The new user interface features both Basic and Syntax search options. The "Ovid Syntax" mode is closest to the current default search screen in OVID, and includes features like term mapping, focus/explode, and scope notes. The new Basic mode uses natural language searching and relevancy ranking. The results display has also been modified and improved.
The new interface will become the default on February 4th, 2008. You can preview OvidSP now by clicking "Try OvidSP!" at the top of the Ovid database list, or when you are in an Ovid database.
Give it a try, and if you have questions please visit the reference desk, or contact us at ext.22327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This major contribution to the field of cell signalling by one of the world's leading experts, Professor Sir Michael Berridge (Cambridge), provides researchers, teachers and students alike with an essential online resource describing the biology of cell signalling. Emerging information on cell signalling pathways is integrated and presented within the context of specific cell types and processes.
You can access this new resource here: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://www.cellsignallingbiology.org/
On behalf of EBL, I'd like to inform you that we encountered an unexpected error with our Adobe Content Server (ACS) software over the weekend that has disabled all EBL downloading at this time. ACS is the 3rd party software that serves out our ebooks for download. Our staff is presently working to fix this issue. What they will have to do is re-load all of our ebook files into the ACS, which will take a few days. Ebook downloading should be fully restored by Thursday, December 20.