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  1. OPEN ACCESS? Online availability of full-text journals and databases at ITM Dirk Schoonbaert, 3/3/5 ITM Library

  2. Bibliographical databases • Structured description of a well-defined universe (e.g. the local book collection, all articles in 5.000 selected journals) • Available online since over 40 years • No digital full-text, but (seamless?) interlinking (article vs. journal level)

  3. Library databases (12) • ITG Book and Document Holdings • ITG Student Dissertations (1912-present) • ITG Staff Publications (1900/1930-present) • Ebola and Marburg Virus Disease Literature • Health Care in Developing Countries • …

  4. Linking to electronic full-text • Article level: FTXT: Full-text link • Currently limited to major international databases (e.g. Medline, Global Health, Veterinary Science Database, … • Journal level: *LHM: Local holdings message • ‘Check electronic journals list’, where relevant • + indication of printed collection, if available

  5. Citation databases • Bidirectional retrieval • Multidisciplinary contents • Bibliometric assessment tool • Science Citation Index (1970’s) => Web of Science (ISI Web of Knowledge, incl. Journal Citation Reports => Impact factors) • Alternative: Scopus (Elsevier, 2004) • Free alternative: Google Scholar (2004)

  6. Current awareness • Current Contents Connect (ISI, 1960’s): [browse contents vs. search keywords] • TOCAS – Table of Contents Alert Service (ITM) [clickable; incl. new books] • Various: individual journals or publishers, via e-mail, etc. [contents pages vs. keyword searches]

  7. Electronic full-text – what is available ? • ITM journals list [+ intranet] • ITM AtoZ list • PubMed Central + BioMed Central • Free Medical Journals; Scielo, …

  8. Electronic full-text – additional ITM resources • ASM journals • Blackwell Science • Ebsco Biomedical Collection • Cochrane Library • Clinical Evidence • Harrison’s Internal Medicine • Mandell’s Infectious Diseases