Tuesday, August 07, 2007

EMBASE.com licence is now available

EMBASE.com provides users with timely access to pharmacological and biomedical literature to keep them up-to-date with the latest scientific developments. It contains records from over 7,000 journals from over 70 countries, which are fully indexed. Over 18 million bibliographic records are included with over 2,000 new records being added each working day. Subject areas covered by this resource includes drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy, drug side effects and interactions, toxicology, human medicine (clinical and experimental), basic biological sciences, biotechnology, biomedicine, medical devices, engineering and instrumentation, health policy and management, pharmacoeconomics, public and occupational health, environmental health, pollution control, substance dependence and abuse, psychiatry and psychology, forensic science, alternative and complementary medicine nursing. It is also useful for veterinary medicine and dentistry.

Further details can be found here.

Friday, August 03, 2007

JIBS and JISC Collections Workshop - Discovering eprints: finding needles in the haystack?

JIBS and JISC Collections will jointly host this one day conference aimed primarily at library and information practitioners within the higher and further education sectors but anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend.

There is a great deal of effort underway in the UK and internationally to make research outputs more easily accessible via both institutional and subject-based repositories. A question which researchers frequently ask about eprints is, 'How are my papers going to be found?' We are presenting a range of discovery tools: both freely available and commercially produced; well-established and at the project stage. We aim to highlight the issues to be addressed for those creating and using repository discovery tools. This workshop should provide library and information professionals with a greater understanding of the range of tools available and their benefits and shortcomings.

The workshop is FREE to members of institutions that are JIBS members and £50 to non members. This event will take place on Wednesday 12th September at European Research Institute, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.

Further details can be found at http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/eprints_workshop.