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  1. WISER Keeping up-to-date with the literature Ljilja Ristic & Angela Carritt February 2010

  2. Session Overview • Introduce different ways of keeping up to date with latest research • Present a range of e-resources of interest • Show different types of Alerts • Demonstrate how to set up updates and alerts

  3. Oxlip+ Oxlip+ - Oxford University Library Information Platform Thesearch engine provides the following tools: • Find databases by title or subject • Find e-journal by journal title • Crossearch multiple sources • My Resources space

  4. Oxlip+ platform: Bibliographic databases Electronic journals Conference Proceedings General and reference material Information Gateways Internet resources (quality assessed) Standards E- resources at Oxford

  5. Alerts • Database search alerts Alerts, My Profile, Saved searches, E-mail updates, RSS feeds … • Journal contents alerts Current issue alerts, Journal alerts, journal contents page…

  6. Accessing e-resources • Direct access from University network • For remote access use your SSO login

  7. Creating search alerts • Register on the database • Conduct a search • Save your final search strategy • Create an alert • Updates will be e-mailed

  8. Ovid SP platform AMED BIOSIS CAB Abstracts CINAHL EconLit Embase GeoRef Global Health HMIC Medline The Philosophers Index PsycInfo Zoological Record Medical and life sciences database

  9. Cambridge Scientific Abstracts - CSA Illumina CSA – Cambridge Scientific Abstracts databases: ASFA Biological Sciences Biotechnology and Bioengineering Computer Technology Materials Research with METADEX Technology Research Database Science and Technology

  10. Engineering Village Compendex EI – Engineering Index INSPEC – Information System for Physics, Engineering and Computing Science and Technology

  11. SciFinder on the Web CSA databases: Chemical Abstracts Chemical Reactions database Chemical Substances Medline Science and Technology

  12. CSA - Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts ERIC (Education) PAIS International (public affairs/policy, international relations) Social Services Abstracts Sociology Abstracts Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Social Sciences

  13. EBSCO Host: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences Business Source Complete Family & Society Studies Worldwide Social Sciences

  14. Ovid EconLit PsycINFO Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Social Sciences

  15. Proquest ABI/INFORM – Business, Finance and Economics EthnicNewsWatch Social Sciences

  16. Education Australian Education index British Education Index Law Index to Legal Periodicals Lexis Social Sciences: other databases providing alerting services

  17. EBSCO Host America History and Life ATLA Religion database and ATLASerials Historical Abstracts New Testament Abstracts Old Testament Abstracts Philosophers index RILM Abstracts of Music Arts & Humanities

  18. First Search MLA Intl Bibliography (Modern Languages Association) Bibliography of the History of Art FRANCIS (international, multilingual, multidisciplinary humanities and social sciences) Arts & Humanities

  19. CSA: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts British Humanities Index CSA Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Arts & Humanities

  20. English ABES: Annotated Bibliography of English Studies Philosophy International Philosophical Bibliography(allows you to save searches) Theology RAMBI - Index of ARticles on Jewish Studies Arts & Humanities: other databases offering alerting services

  21. Web of Knowledge Web of Science/Science Citation Index Social Sciences Citation Index Arts & Humanities Citation Index Multidisciplinary databases

  22. SCOPUS searches: Geobase Compendex Embase Medline Multidisciplinary databases

  23. ZETOC - Electronic Table of Contents Zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of around 20,000 current journals and around 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. Journal Content Alerts

  24. Database search alerts update on a topic based on saved search bibliographic references and abstracts Journal content alerts latest issue of a journal include pre-selected journal titles table of contents only Database search alerts vs journal content alerts

  25. RSS feeds Really Simple Syndication-RSS feeds can keep you up date with your favourite website, blogs, news events, journal issue releases etc. and can be used as an alternative to email for database alerts. For more information- RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator“ such as Google Reader, Bloglines, MyYahoo, Newsgator, etc.

  26. MyYahoo example

  27. Contacts Ljilja Ristic Physical Sciences Librarian Subject Consultant Radcliffe Science Library Angela Carritt OULS user Education Coordinator