Friday, July 14, 2006

JISC Database Evaluation

On behalf of JISC, Nick Andrews Consultancy are carrying out "A Study Evaluating Bibliographic and Citation Databases in use by the UK Higher Education Community". Phase 1 of this project was to draw up a shortlist of key bibliographic and citation services to be included in the study. These 20 databases are:

1 Scopus
2 WoS
3 PsycInfo
4 Lexis Nexis
5 Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
6 PubMed
7 Westlaw
8 British Education Index
9 International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
10 Inspec
11 British Humanities Index
13 MLA International Bibliographies
15 EconLit
16 ABI Inform / ProQuest
17 Sociological Abstracts
19 Lawtel
20 Geobase

Phase 2 will be to produce an online comparison website. Nick Andrews Consultancy has put together a Library panel to advise on this project, including representation from JIBS.

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