Libraries' New Electronic Services To Aid Researchers

New electronic services offered through the University Libraries allow researchers to browse the tables of contents of 50 academic journals, and provide access to thousands of articles in a variety of fields.

UnCover Reveal, a free service, provides an index of some 17,000 publications to subscribers, who may select up to 50 titles. When the latest issues are added to the database, the service automatically e-mails the tables of contents from the selected titles to the subscriber. After reviewing the citations, the subscriber may selectively order and pay for full-text articles by reply e-mail.

"It's a fast, efficient way for faculty and graduate students to keep up to date and does not require you to come to the library," said University Librarian Jerome Yavarkovsky.

Faculty and graduate students can subscribe by logging onto the UnCover Reveal page and following the "New Reveal Users" link.

In addition, three new databases have been added to the O'Neill computer system that offer access to thousands of scholarly articles in the fields of anthropology, sports medicine, and the humanities and social sciences.

The Anthropological Literature index includes articles and essays from 1,000 serials since 1983 on anthropology, archaeology, ethnology and American Indian topics.

SPORT Discus is an international database providing information on sports medicine, physical fitness, training techniques and exercise physiology, among other physical education topics. The database includes citations to more than 47,500 books, reports and monographs; indexed articles from more than 2,000 current journals, and an extensive microform collection, with more than 12,000 entries.

FRANCIS Bulletin Signaletique covers hundreds of journals worldwide in the humanities and social sciences, and is particularly strong in the areas of religion, art history and current trends in European and world literature.

- Mark Sullivan

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