|Spring 2004||Vol. XIX, No. 2|
Editor: Robert M. Joven, MLS Information & Education Services Ext. 8493 E-mail - email@example.com
Portal sites! Digital Object Identifiers! Journal Aggregators! CrossRef! PDA Channels! What is all this stuff... and what do our patrons make of this new lingo? Scientists and clinicians benefit from registering with the Science-Technology-Medicine (STM) "gateways" shown below in several key ways. Your UCHC e-mail address is the conduit through which all these interactive exchanges take place.* Updates can be posted as frequently (or infrequently) as you choose.
First, register with the gateway using your UCHC workstation (required but free). After registration, your login will be recognized (authenticated) as a UCHC user, allowing you to search the full contents of all that is offered on that particular portal, including subscription E-journals. Another benefit of registering is that you can personalize your account (as in My Highwire) to select highly targeted information delivery (or channels). Here are some examples: you may chose to receive electronic tables of contents from top journals in your specialty each month (via Alerts on ScienceDirect), search current job postings (on NatureJobs), view conference highlights, sign up to receive a new channel on your PDA, post a curriculum vitae (on Community of Science), submit a manuscript electronically... and track it from acceptance to publication (BioMedCentral or Science), scan international biomedical news (on EurekAlert) or current controlled trials registers (BioMedCentral-Current Controlled Trials).
Several sites allow you to simultaneously search their contents and MEDLINE directly. CrossRef linking enables the user to leap from one journal article into related research published in entirely different journals... with just the click of a mouse. You can save or store searches to be re-run at a later time.
Much has changed in information-delivery since the mid-1990's at UCHC. As we progress through the Electronic Age, the sites featured below provide an invaluable means for members of our library community to keep up with trends and newer technological developments. Please take a look at what those always-busy Lyman Maynard Stowe librarians have brought to your desktop in the past year or so.
BioMedNet - Elseviers' Portal to Life Sciences http://www.bmn.com/
* Access to subscription databases or E-journals require a UCHC IP address or proxy connection.
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