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NEW! Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

One of the latest acquisitions at the Rutgers University Libraries will be a boon to all those who love Life (Sciences, that is).

Published by the Nature Science Group, the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences provides access to more than 3000 articles and 6000 illustrations related to the Life Sciences. The authors (more than 6000) are all specialists in their fields and are periodically asked to update the articles. The articles are written for a very broad life science audience; each article will indicate the level of readership: undergraduate, graduate and specialty issue. Additionally, there are more than 30,000 hyperlinked articles within the encyclopedia and cross-linking to some full-text articles owned by Rutgers University Libraries.

Traditional keyword/author and boolean searching as well as an extensive list of search fields can be run against the full text and illustrations of the ELS. There are workgroup and personal page facilities, search history and bookmarking features are also available to every user. Finally, special issue papers (e.g. cloning, global warming) are being added and updated on an ongoing basis and are ideally suited to an undergraduate audience.

Special issue articles are added as available to the publisher, and each article will be updated every three years.

Users can access Encyclopedia of Life Sciences from the frontpage of the Rutgers University Libraries website, either through IRIS or through the Indexes and Databases webpage under: Science, Technology & Math / Biology

Posted May 21, 2002