Libraries Make Major Biomedical and Engineering Database Changes:
Six Added, Three Switch Interfaces
New funding from the State of New Jersey and successful renegotiations with vendors have allowed the Libraries to make major changes in our suite of electronic resources.
The New Jersey Knowledge Initiative has made it possible for the Libraries to add five indexes and many new full text journals in the biomedical area to our suite of electronic resources and to combine them robustly with an old favorite. Jump to this link for the details: Knowledge Initiative Biomedical Resources.
The Libraries also added the Engineering Village 2 package of databases, which encompasses two previously distinct databases (INSPEC and Ei Compendex Plus) and includes a new resource (National Technical Information Service). Jump to this link for the details: Engineering Village.
Knowledge Initiative Biomedical Resources
Several resources are being added:
Biomedical Reference Collection - Comprehensive
Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive provides access to nearly 900 full text journals, including full text for nearly 850 peer-reviewed publications. For more information about this resource please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/bio_ref.shtml
Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive
The Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive database contains nearly 400 full text journals that are indexed in CINAHL, including nearly 300 peer-reviewed titles covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. For more information about this resource please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/nursing.shtml
A companion database to CINAHL, Pre-CINAHL is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles in the fields of nursing and allied health. For more information about this resource please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/pre-cinahl.shtml
Your Journals@Ovid - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins High Impact Journals
Access is provided through the Journals@Ovid interface to a collection of fifty top ranked journals published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. For more information about this resource please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/ovid_journals.shtml
MEDLINE will now be offered with both the Ovid and EBSCO interfaces. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information about medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. For more information about this resource please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/medline_ki.shtml
One resource is switching its interface:
CINAHL will now be offered with the EBSCO interface. It provides comprehensive coverage of the nursing and allied health journal literature. For more information about this resource please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/cinahl.shtml
The New Jersey Knowledge Initiative is a project of the New Jersey State Library, supported generously by the New Jersey State Government. The Knowledge Initiative enables institutions of higher education to purchase collectively significant science, technology, and business databases for use by researchers and students in New Jersey.
All three resources within Engineering Village 2 can be searched simultaneously or separately:
The INSPEC database provides the leading English-language bibliographic access to the world's scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, and information technology. For more information about this resource, please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/inspec.shtml
Ei Compendex Plus
Ei Compendex Plus is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing over eight million references and abstracts taken from over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. For more information about this resource, please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/engineering_index.shtml
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
The NTIS database from the U.S. Department of Commerce is the premier source for accessing unclassified reports from influential U.S. and international government agencies. For more information about this resource, please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/indexes/search_guides/ntis.shtml
For more information about how most effectively to use any of these new resources, please contact the Ask A Librarian service, accessible from the front page of the Libraries website.
Posted August 30, 2005