Winter 2004 Vol. XIX, No.

In this issue:

The Director's Report: Library Renovation

Highwire: An e-journal platform that keeps getting better

Finding Meeting and Conference Paper Abstracts

Security for your PDA

Pubmed Update

Electronic Journals FAQ

Web Watcher:
Grants or Funding Sources

Depression and Anxiety: The Johns Hopkins White Papers

New Circulating Laptops

New Public Computers
Coming Soon!

e-Medicine: A New Database

Longer Sunday Hours

Create Change: An advocacy brochure for Open Access

Highlights from the Library
Open House, Fall 2003

Update Archives


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




Finding Meeting and Conference Paper Abstracts
by Robert M. Joven, MLS
Information and Education Services Librarian

Important scientific, medical and technical breakthroughs and developments are frequently first announced at meetings and conferences. The papers presented at these meetings very often provide access to experimental data months before it appears in journals. Listed below are some of the electronic resources available that provide aggregations of various meeting and conference papers.

BIOSIS PREVIEWS has recently added more than 50,000 meetings abstracts to its database for select meetings from 2001 forward. Previously, most BIOSIS Previews meeting citations appeared without abstracts with the exception of citations that described the entire meeting. Now, citations for the individual papers presented at the select meetings listed below will also have abstracts for individual papers beginning in 2001:

American Society for Microbiology (General Meeting)
American Society of Hematology (Annual Meeting)
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Professional Research Scientists of Experimental Biology (Annual Meeting)
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (Annual Meeting and Exhibition)
Society for Neuroscience (Annual Meeting)

CANCERLIT is a database produced by the National Cancer Institute that contains abstracts to pre-2000 conference papers including the proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology as well as biomedical journals, books, reports and doctoral theses.

INSPEC, a database produced by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE), contains citations to meetings in all fields of physics, electrical engineering and electronics, and computing and information technology.

POPLINE includes papers presented at conferences that deal with such subjects as family planning programs, family planning technology, population law and policy, population and environment and fertility. The POPLINE database is maintained by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs.

BIOSIS PREVIEWS, CANCERLIT, and POPLINE are available from the library’s homepage at http://library.uchc.edu/ under Databases. INSPEC is available from the UCONN Storrs Library at http://www.lib.uconn.edu/.





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