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Access to Kluwer titles restored (Jan 11th)

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We have been informed that online access to journal titles published by Kluwer has temporarily been suspended. It is anticipated that access will be restored tomorrow (Jan 8th), or Sunday (9th) at the latest. We will post an update once this has happened.
Update: access is expected to be restored by January 11th.
Update: Access has been restored (Jan 11th). Please report any access problems to Anne Pottier.


WebSPIRS gets a facelift

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"WebSPIRS

McMaster University Library moves to a new version of WebSPIRS today. You'll see the same suite of databases but with a new look and improved functionality.

Advantages
  • works with GET IT!
  • can select all PsycINFO databases with 1 click (not 10!)
  • some limits are available in the top frame at all times. Much easier to find than before!
  • the output icons (print, save, email) -- much easier to find than before
Databases
  • Art Index
  • Humanities Index
  • MLA Bibliography
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • NASW Clinical Register
  • Philosopher's Index
  • Social Sciences Index
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • SPORT Discus
  • Applied Science & Technology Index
  • General Science Index
  • PsycINFO

Introducing GET IT!

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McMaster University Libraries was one of the first Ontario University libraries to launch GET IT! last fall.

This exciting new service works with the Library's e-Article Databases to provide a seamless link from a citation to the full-text of an article.

Using GET IT!

1. Search your topic in a database

2. Look for - then click on - the GET IT! button:

3. A menu will appear with your citation on the top and your GET IT! options beneath:

4.GET IT! (Find the Article)

full-text available..." click right through to the article

if no full-text link appears, click on MORRIS to:

  • find a call number for a paper subscription
  • or a link to the e-subscription if it's one not yet activated in GET IT!

if it's not available @ Mac, request an ILL via RACER

Further Development

Over the fall library staff worked diligently towards activating our 12,500 e-journal & database subscriptions to make GET IT! fully functional. Currently, all of Health Science Library's e-journal subscriptions are activated, and approximately 75% of Mills, Innis & Thode's subscriptions are completed.

There will be some e-article databases for which it will not be possible to provide a GET IT! button. Check out our FAQ page - some of your questions may be answered there!


MarketResearch.com Academic becomes available in the library.

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MarketResearch.com Academic offers the full text of hundreds of market research reports--reports originally commissioned by corporate clients and authored by marketing research companies. Roughly two-thirds of the content describes the U.S. market while the remainder is derived from non-U.S. market research studies. The publication dates range from 1996 to the present.


Euromonitor's Market Research Monitor now available

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Euromonitor's Market Resarch Monitor is now available through the Library. Market Research Monitor offers over 2,000 top-line market research reports on international consumer, industrial and service markets. Reports offer up-to-date market size data, company shares, brand shares, and forecasts.


Google Scholar Launched November 18

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Google's new search service, Google Scholar, has generated considerable interest among academics including scientists, academic researchers, librarians and students.

Content
Google Scholar, currently in beta, retrieves content from open access journals and open repositories. In addition, Google has made arrangements with several major academic, scientific and technical publishers and scholarly societies to allow access to material ordinarily available only through subscription. Content includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, technical reports, books, preprints and abstracts.

Searching @ McMaster
For best results, McMaster users who log in to LibAccess before searching Google Scholar will have direct access to full text items which are either:

  • freely available on the Web, OR
  • available through a McMaster Library subscription

For full text items NOT covered by subscription, use the citation provided by Google Scholar. First check MORRIS (Library Catalogue). If the item is not at McMaster, submit an Interlibrary Loan request using RACER.

Google Scholar and Subscription Databases
Google Scholar is not a substitute for subject specific databases but is best used in addition to the Library's specialized databases available through e-Resources. These databases offer:

  • focused subject and citation searches
  • deep coverage
  • stable results
  • established ranking systems (e.g. ISI's Web of Science)

Future Developments
Interested in following developments and commentary? We recommend On Google Scholar.


CSA databases move to Illumina platform

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The new Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Illumina interface is now available.

CSA Illumina features a totally re-designed user interface as well as enhanced search capabilities. Other enhancements include:

  • Easier to use "Quick Search"
  • Improved navigation
  • Improved integration of help files
  • Online tutorials
  • New custom default options
  • Multi-language interface options
  • Search Tools including Combined Search
  • Dynamic de-duplication of records with show/hide duplicates option
  • Hyper-linked descriptor terms for quick execution of new search queries
  • QuikBib bibliography creator
  • Improved linking capabilities

More than one hundred bibliographic and full-text databases published by CSA and its publishing partners are available through the service. Notable examples include CSA Ageline, CSA EconLit, CSA ERIC, CAS PAIS International, CSA Sociological Abstracts, the SAGE Full-Text Collections, CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA World Poltical Science Abstracts.


ICPSR Web Site Unavailable (Dec. 27-28)

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The ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) web site and telephones will be unavailable on Dec. 27-28 as the voice and data lines that supply the Perry Building will be moved as part of the Perry Extension construction project.


Scholars Portal maintenance scheduled (December 26th)

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Scholars Portal will be increasing storage capacity on the storage area network the OCUL servers use for data, but will need to schedule downtime to do this work. This process will start at 8:30am on December 26th and will last from 6 to 8 hours. During this time all journals accessed through ScholarsPortal, SFX (Get It!), Web of Knowledge, and the preview site for CSA Illumina will be unavailable.


New Books @ Innis - November / December 2004

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Check out the latest listing of new business books. November / December 2004


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