Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TRIAL: Index to Legal Periodicals & Books

We currently subscribe to Index to Legal Periodicals & Books in print. We have a trial of the online version until the end of March. To access this trial go to:

http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com/hww/jumpstart.jhtml

For off-campus access during the trial, use the version of Internet Explorer in the Windows Terminal Service. If we subscribe then we will set-up off-campus access via EZproxy as usual.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books is also available for trial in Metalib at:

http://p8334-metalib4.exlibrisgroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/V?func=find-db-4&resource=LIV00462

Note that we are trialling the full-text version of this database (which costs roughtly three times the print subscription but we will evaluate its full-text coverage against existing subscriptions). The index-only online version is about twice the price of the print version.

After trialling this database please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TRIAL: eHRAF Archaeology & World Cultures databases

We have a trial of the eHRAF Archaeology and World Cultures databases until 31st May 2009. The eHRAF databases are produced by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) at Yale University. The mission of HRAF, a non-profit consortium of universities and colleges, is to encourage and facilitate worldwide and other comparative studies of human behavior, society, and culture.

eHRAF Archaeology is a cross-cultural database containing information on prehistory. This unique, annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the full-text documents are subject-indexed to the paragraph level.
Access eHRAF Archaeology (requires EZproxy login off-campus).

eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
Access eHRAF World Cultures (requires EZproxy login off-campus).

After trying these databases please leave your comments below specifying which product(s) you are referring to. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Over 475 additional Springer journals

For 2009 we have expanded our Springer big deal to include an additional 479 titles for virtually no additional cost. The additional collections include Springer's:

- Chinese Library of Science
- Russian Library of Science

- Versita (previously known as Central European Library of Science)
- titles that have transferred to Springer in recent years
- titles from imprints acquired by Springer in recent years (including the Current Medicine Group and Humana Press)

Some of the more notable titles now available include:

American Journal of Criminal Justice
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Financial Markets and Portfolio Management
Human Nature
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, and JETP Letters
JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A & B
Science in China Series A-G
Stem Cell Reviews and Reports

You can browse the available titles in the library catalogue, and they have all been activated in SFX (find it @ liverpool).