Journal Citation Reports – 2008 data

Dear all,

The new Journal Citation Reports 2008 information can now be accessed as desired.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please be advised that the Journal Citation Reports 2008 data is expected to be loaded over the weekend, during 20-22 June 2009. Further information can be found on the Thomson Reuters website at: http://isiwebofknowledge.com/products_tools/analytical/jcr/. No disruption to the service is expected.

If you have any questions, require additional information or support, please contact the Mimas ISI Web of Knowledge helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk

Thank you.

Kind regards Norma

~~~~~ Mimas ISI web of Knowledge Support.

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New Science Direct titles

Free-to-access electronic journals – collection extended

Following a major expansion of the SFX (Find it @ NTU) Knowledge Base earlier this month, a total of 16,734 new free-to-access electronic journals have been activated in SFX in the ‘Free e-journals’ target. There is some overlap of titles between this collection and some of the other free-to-access collections (such as DOAJ, Scielo and others), but the full list of 23,971 titles in the collection can be accessed here. Individual catalogue records for the new additions to the collection will be added to the Library Catalogue during the next electronic journal record update.

Science Direct – Shibboleth authenticated access enabled
Off-campus access to all of LLR’s subscribed materials on the Science Direct platform is now by university username and password (using Shibboleth). Links and prompts in eSearch and SFX have been updated accordingly. A guide to using Shibboleth authentication for Science Direct has been added to the eServices Support wiki. The remote and MetaSearch configuration for Science Direct in eSearch has also recently been updated.

New update service for journals

Keeping up-to-date with the scholarly literature just became much easier, thanks to a new service called ticTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents Service. http://www.tictocs.ac.uk

ticTOCs is a new scholarly journal tables of contents (TOCs) service. It’s free, its easy to use, and it provides access to the most recent tables of contents of over 11,000 scholarly journals from more than 400 publishers. It helps scholars, researchers, academics and anyone else keep up-to-date with what’s being published in the most recent issues of journals on almost any subject. Using ticTOCs, you can find journals of interest by title, subject or publisher, view the latest TOC, link through to the full text of over 250,000 articles (where institutional or personal subscriptions, or Open Access, allow), and save selected journals to MyTOCs so that you can view future TOCs (free registration is required if you want to permanently save your MyTOCs). ticTOCs also makes it easy to export selected TOC RSS feeds to popular feedreaders such as Google Reader and Bloglines, and in addition you can import article citations into RefWorks (where institutional or personal subscriptions allow). You select TOCs by ticking those of interest – thousands of TOCs, within a tick or two (hence the name ticTOCs). ticTOCs has been funded under the JISC Users & Innovations programme , and has been developed by an international consortium consisting of the University of Liverpool Library (lead), Heriot-Watt University, CrossRef, ProQuest, Emerald, RefWorks, MIMAS, Cranfield University, Institute of Physics, SAGE Publishers, Inderscience Publishers, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Open J-Gate, and Intute. For the full press release, please see: http://tictocsnews.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/scholarly-journals-new-free- service-makes-keeping-up-to-date-easy/

LLR’s Digitisation Service

Are your students all competing for the same book in the library?  Why not take advantage of LLR’s Digitisation Service which enables you to make key book chapters and journal articles available via the VLP (subject to copyright restrictions).

Send your requests direct to lib.digitisation@ntu.ac.uk who will check the copyright compliance, or contact Ian and Heather for more information.

In addition to the bibliographic details, we need to know the following information:

  • module name
  • module number
  • number of students enrolled on the module
  • the week, or at least the term, for which the text is required

If you have any students who use screen readers, or require different formats, flag this up and we will provide a suitable format.

Free online access to all SAGE Journals until 30th Nov, 2007

You can now register for free online access to over 460 SAGE journals until November 30, 2007.   Registration takes only a couple of minutes and then you can access all 460+ SAGE journals and their deep backfiles, with over 550,000 articles now online.  Register here.