electronic newsletter of the University Library, University of South Alabama,
published irregularly as a service to the University Community.
Library Materials Funds | Biological Abstracts Backfile | History Indexes Link to JSTOR
More Journals with Personal Login to ScienceDirect | MLA Directory of Periodicals | Computer Access for ALL | Plagiarism Page
Library Materials Funds Increase
am pleased to say that additional funds for library materials beyond regular
departmental allocations for materials have been made available this year
to the University Library for the acquisition of books and other materials.
While all library material funds help meet the needs of students and faculty
of the University of South Alabama, the additional funds will enable the
library to acquire titles that fill gaps in subject collections and meet
special research needs.
All faculty members are urged to submit requests to their designated departmental liaisons by January 7, 2002 so the University Library can expedite the purchase of books and assure timely processing during the Spring semester. Therefore, as much bibliographic information as possible about each requested title should be provided for accuracy (author, title, publisher, date of publication, etc.). Copies of reviews will also be appreciated by library bibliographers. If you have any questions about these book orders call or e-mail the appropriate bibliographer as listed below. Requests can also be e-mailed to the addresses below or faxed to us at 460-7636 (6-7636)
Access to ScienceDirect
Biological Abstracts Backfile
USA now has access to the backfile of Biological Abstracts as well as the current issues. You can search back to 1980 both on-campus and remotely by going to SOUTHcat Plus and choosing Articles and Indexes. Click on SilverPlatter to see a list of 34 semi-annual and annual Biological Abstracts databases. Choose the years you want and click on Open Selected Databases to search. Like the current issues, the backfile includes citations and abstracts from leading life sciences journals worldwide, and links to available full-text articles in ScienceDirect, Springer-Verlag, Highwire and EBSCO Online.
Please note that USA has one simultaneous user for Biological Abstracts. In order to allow others to use it, when you finish please click the Logout button in the top right corner of the screen. The database will timeout after 10 minutes of no search activity, so if you wish to browse a large set of records you should do so offline by e-mailing or downloading the records.
Use the Index (in the right column) for locating correct forms of authors' names and theThesaurus for controlled-vocabulary subject headings.
We hope you will find the increased access to Biological Abstracts a valuable resource. If you have questions or comments call me at 460(6)-7025.
New Features for History Indexes
America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts
now link to full-text articles included in the JSTOR Arts and Sciences
I and II Collections. The word JSTOR will appear in the short and
long entry displays for the articles which will link.
In addition, Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life will link to articles in the following electronic journals: Essays in History, Journal for Multimedia History and Screening the Past. Historical Abstracts will also include access to Mennonite Life and America: History and Life includes access to Journal for the Association for History and Computing and H-Net Reviews. The links for these e-journals go to a web site where you will have to select the volume and year for the article or review you want.
MLA Directory of Periodicals
It's now accessible from within the MLA database on OCLC's FirstSearch. Journal information is linked from every article citation.
Besides basic journal information, it also provides the ratio of submissions to acceptances, the number of reviewers, time needed for decision, any restrictions and if the journal is continuous or separately paginated--a formatting consideration impossible to determine using electronic journals.
Click here to link to a webpage with some tips and some graphics that illustrate how to track down students who use the public Internet or online journals to plagiarize research papers.
Click here to see other pages that might be useful for instruction, as well as examples of course-related pages the librarians have created for instructors who request a course-related instruction session. Want a page just for your class like these? Then schedule a session!
call (334) 460-6045 or e-mail Jan Sauer.
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