|Volume 8 ,
Spring Quarter 2005
|We are Blogging!|
|IEEE Computer Society Digital Library|
|New Chemical Biology Journals|
|Web of Knowledge Update|
- You Are What You Eat: Nutrition and Health Exhibit
- Dr. Michael Roizen Lecture
- Upcoming Training Sessions
WE ARE BLOGGING!
By Andrea Twiss-Brooks
In order to provide you with more timely information regarding new journal and database resources, tools to help you stay current in your research field, available library training and workshops, and special programs and exhibits, the John Crerar Library has launched a weblog (more commonly known as a “blog”). The blog is called Crerar Library News, and can be accessed by anyone using a web browser at crerar.typepad.com.
Short articles (also known as postings) appear at frequent intervals (sometimes daily). The postings are intentionally kept brief, with a contact for more information. The blog also has useful permanent links in an area on the right hand side of the browser window. Other library news links include quick navigation to new books lists and the Electronic Resources Update (this newsletter). Previous blog postings can be browsed by category or by month in the archives.
Like any website, the blog can be bookmarked in your browser. The Crerar Library News is also equipped with an RSS feed. If you are using an RSS aggregator to read other news feeds, simply click on the link labeled “Syndicate this site (XML)” and follow the usual steps to add a feed. If you are not yet using RSS news feeds, you might want to check out one of the following links for an introduction to RSS feeds:
RSS Syndication Feeds and Why Do I Care?
All About RSS
If you are looking for a free, simple RSS aggregator, try Bloglines (this is the one I use) at www.bloglines.com. There are lots of other readers out there as well, many of them free.
For more information about the Crerar Library News blog or RSS,
please contact Andrea Twiss-Brooks at
IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY DIGITAL LIBRARY By Brenda Rice
Full text of IEEE Computer Society periodicals and conference proceedings are now available to the University of Chicago community. This electronic resource includes 22 society periodicals (1988 to date) and 1,500+ conference publications (1995 to date).
You can access this digital library at:
Search: Use the search box at the top of the page to search contents of periodicals and proceedings.
Advanced Search: Click on “Advanced Search” to perform more complex or focused searches. The main advanced search permits keyword searching, which can be limited by field, date, and publications. This page also provides links (tabs at top of page) to other searching options, including author and proceedings.
Search results can be modified without returning to the searching page. They can also be sorted by relevance, date, or publication title and viewed in groups of 10, 20, 50, or 100 results per page. (Note: This Digital Library contains a huge amount of content, so searches should be as specific as possible.)Please Note: a number of the magazines and transactions listed are identified as “not subscribed.” This is an error which we are working to correct. We do in fact have access - and when you search this database you are searching all of the publications despite the “not subscribed” indicator.
If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Rice (firstname.lastname@example.org; 2-8774).
Bob Zuzak and Chris Fleming of Elsevier MDL will be on campus to give a live demonstration of the next generation of chemical information searching using Discoverygate www.discoverygate.com
Thursday, April 14, 3:00-4:15 pm
All are welcome to attend. We would really appreciate it if you have time to attend this session and share your opinion.
For more information please contact at
NEW - CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
Chemical biology, the application of chemistry to the study of molecular events in biological systems, is the focus of several new and forthcoming journals. These journals will publish papers at the interface of chemistry with drug design, the -omic sciences, and understanding complex biological processes at an atomic level. For more information, including editorial boards, instructions to authors, and free articles/sample issues, visit the journal web pages.
Nature Chemical Biology
ACS Chemical Biology
BMC Chemical Biology
WEB OF KNOWLEDGE UPDATE: ANALYZE RESULTS TOOL
Web of Knowledge has introduced a new tool, called Analyze Results, which allows users to refine their searches and “mine” the results for information such as:
- Publishing trends in a specific field
Remember that when you are searching the Web of Knowledge, you are searching only the journals which they index.
To use the Analyze Results tool first perform a search. When your results appear, click on the “Analyze” button. In the below example I searched for “jellyfish.”
Next select a field for your analysis (I used “Institution
Name”). Also select how many records to analysis (note: it
will take longer for “all” to be processed), and select
how many records you want to appear on each page. Click
An analysis of my search results has shown that the majority of papers on “jellyfish” are produced by reseachers at, or affiliated with, the University of Basel.
You could further refine these results, for example, by author. Check mark the box for “Univ Basel” and click “View Records.” Once the search results appear, click “Analyze.” Select “Author” for the field you want to analyze.
Here are some other examples of ways you can analyze search results:
Who has published extensively on a topic?
View the citation trend of a topic
A help guide is available at www.thomsonscientific.com/ media/scpdf/analyze_how_to_use.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Kern at
email@example.com or 702-8717.
The ERU (Electronic Resources Update) is written and produced by the Science Libraries at the University of Chicago. This quarterly publication is distributed in print, on the web and via email.
To receive this newsletter in print or via email contact Barbara Kern at 702-8717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.