The World's Women 2005: Progress in Statistics, published by the United Nations Statistics, is now available online. The report looks at the current availability of data on women and examines the progress that has been made in the provision of national statistics. Visit the report here.
When using MDConsult and Stat!Ref through Internet Explorer on campus, an error message may pop up that states "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close." This appears to be due to a bug in Internet Explorer on the public computers throughout campus. We are working to fix this problem as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause.
Update: January 17th, 2006 - The Internet Explorer problems have been resolved.
The debut of Google Scholar in 2004 prompted discussion about its place within academic research. In response to this discussion and in order to inform our patrons about the capabilities of this resource, we have taken an in-depth look at Google Scholar as a resource for health sciences research. The results of this inquiry have been compiled in a "Fact Sheet" which covers the pros and cons of Scholar and aims to guide our patrons in making decisions about its appropriateness for health sciences research.
You can keep current in your research field by subscribing to alert services that a number of databases and publishers of journals offer. Check out the following site that allows you to see what alert services are available in your field of interest: http://library.mcmaster.ca/guides/database-alerts-science-engineering
In its ongoing efforts to provide you with high quality access to information, the Health Sciences Library will be upgrading its website for the next several days. Any service interruptions will be minor. If you have any questions or run into any problems, contact the reference desk at 905.525.9140 extension 22327.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has added its 1500th title to its web-based listing of open access journals. In response to user requests, it has also added a Date Added field to the downloadable file to supplement the 30 day rolling window of new titles highlighted at http://www.doaj.org/new.
Records have been added to both MORRIS and the e-Resources Database.