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(May 8/08) Itd be great if you could provide access to Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (cJASN). As you probably know Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) is the most important Nephrology specialty journal with impact factor of about 7. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology about two years ago was divided into two journals: the traditional one (JASN) and clinical (cJASN). Since this journal has such a great importance to all specialists in kidney research, I feel McMaster health sciences library should help research community getting access to it.

Library response:

Thanks for indicating that this particular journal title is important to you.

I did some checking and I find that the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology does, in fact, appear in our library catalogue because there is a print copy of it in the library at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (Charlton Street location). You could go there to consult it, if you wish, or we can get copies of articles for you from that library if you request them through RACER, our online Interlibrary Loan system.

We do have an online subscription to the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and there is a link on that site to the Clinical Journal, so that you are able to see the table of contents and abstracts of papers that way. Since we do not currently subscribe to the Clinical Journal, however, you cannot access the full text of articles in the Clinical Journal online.

I will pass your suggestion along to our Acting Head of Collections and Technical Services who will add this title to a list of those we consider for purchase when we have money to add titles.

In future, if you simply wish to recommend a title for purchase, you can always do so by using the book ( and journal ( recommendation forms found on our web site.

Thanks, again, for calling this title to our attention!

UPDATE: This title will be purchased by the Health Sciences Library. It will be available in electronic format. (May 22/08)

(May 8/08)
Answered by: Tom Flemming (Head of Public Services, McMaster University Health Sciences Library),Andrea McLellan (Head of Collections and Technical Services, School of Medicine Liaison)

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