Fall 2004 Vol. XIX, No. 3

In this issue:

The Director's Report: Computer Education Ctr and Renovation Update

PDA Support

New Proxy Service -
EZ Proxy

Library Classes on Demand

Pubmed Update

Open Access Update and UCONN's BiomedCentral Membership

Web Watcher:
Medical Entomology and Parasitology

New Drug Database: Epocrates Rx Online

Journal Cancellations for 2004

New Books in the Library

Books in Print Online and
Ulrich's Periodical's Directory Online

Update Archives


Editor: Robert M. Joven, MLS Information & Education Services Ext. 8493 E-mail - joven@uchc.edu




Books in Print Online and
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory Online
by Arta Dobbs, M.S.L.S.
Collection Management Librarian

Two online products to help users find information on currently published books and journals have been made available to UCHC personnel in a cooperative effort between the L.M. Stowe Library, at the UCONN Health Center and the Homer Babbidge Library, on UCONN’s main campus in Storrs.

Books in Print Online
Books in Print Online (BIP for short) lists over 5 million book, audio book & video titles , making BooksInPrint.com the largest unbiased bibliographic resource available. 30,000 Full Text Previews lets you read excerpts from titles, 140,000 Tables of Contents gives you snapshots of titles, and 700,000 Reviews help you find the perfect fit.

An advanced search option with over 30 search criteria lets you find exactly what you're looking for, down to the last detail. Sign up for BIP ALERT and receive an e-mail alert whenever titles that match your personalized saved search criteria are released.

Over 200,000 Publishers are represented in BIP online, click in and view publishers catalogs online at the publishers home pages. Here you can locate hard to find specialty publishers and their unique offerings, find author information and link to the publisher’s own website. BookWire is THE comprehensive online portal into the book industry, with articles on the latest industry news, access to literary journals and reviews, and an expansive directory of book sites around the world. Named one of the 101 best websites for writers for the 3rd consecutive year in a row by Writer's Digest!

Looking for non-medical fare? BIP online has award listings where users may search/browse winners and finalists from the book industry's top 400 awards, as far back as 1909. And be sure to check out the Bestseller Lists, where users may search/browse lists as far back as 1895.

Should users find all the regular website pages overwhelming, check out the PATRON VIEW, for complimentary access to this new interface, designed specifically for patrons. New features you’ll love:
• Simple searching with superior results
• Intuitive drill-down browsing
• Bestsellers throughout history
• Award winners throughout history
• Books mentioned in the media
• Fictional characters and settings
Now anyone can find the books, audio books, and videos they're looking for with this user-friendly, easy-to-navigate searching tool.

Ulrich’s Periodical Directory Online
Ulrich’s Periodical Directory Online provides detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on over 250,000 serials published throughout the world. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription.

Two levels of search options are available, with criteria limits that let you find exactly what you are looking for. Referreed, electronic and open access journals are also noted in the detailed journals descriptions. Electronic journals have URL’s linking users directly to the publishers’ sites. Since many of UCONN libraries e-journal subscriptions are direct to the publisher by IP address authentication, UCHC users will be able to click through to the home page of the journals.

Web users of Ulrich’s have access to the latest data on a weekly basis.


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