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1 Information Search 2: E-Journals Farzaneh Aminpour, PhD. Health Information Management Tehran University of Medical Sciences

2 Workshop Objectives Information Resources E-Journals Journal Impact Factor How to retrieve ISI indexed journals How to retrieve Medline indexed journals ScienceDirect Collection ScienceDirect Alert DOI 2

3 Basic Knowledge e.g. Books & Atlasse Updated Knowledge e.g. Periodicals & Journals Information Resources 3

4 Medical Information Half-life: 6 months Doubling-time: 20 month So you should keep updating!

5 What are E-Journals? Any journal, magazine, newsletter or type of electronic serial publication which is available over the Internet. Publication of E-journals has become the main area of thrust for most of the publishers in the area of Science and Technology. 5

6 Advantages of E-Journals Time saving Simultaneous multi users Ease of access Faster communication No physical storage space 6

7 Electronic Journals: Levels of Access 1.Table of Content (TOC) 2.TOC + Abstract 3.TOC + Abstract + Full text 7

8 Types of Electronic Full Texts PDF Full text (Portable Document Format) HTML Full text (Hypertext Markup Language) 8

9 Electronic Journals: Types of Access Purchased Journals Free Journals Open Access Journals 9

10 Open Access Literature OA literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Free (without cost) for readers and users Not free for producers Not free to produce 10

11 OA Literature Features OA is compatible with copyright, peer review, revenue, profit, print, preservation, prestige, quality, career-advancement, indexing and other features and supportive services associated with conventional scholarly literature. The primary difference is that the bills are not paid by readers. 11

12 Authentication Methods Individual User Name & Password Authentication Institutional IP Based Authentication Authens Institutional-Individual 12

13 Authens Service Institutional Subscription but Username & Password based Gaining access to the resources from anywhere via any internet service 13

14 How to evaluate an scholarly journal 14

15 Journal Impact Factor IF has been the most important criteria for evaluating an scholarly journal. IF is calculated only for journals indexed in ISI Web of Sciences. The database contains the Journal Impact Factors is Journal Citation Report (JCR). 15

16 Journal Impact Factor The average citations to the articles published in a journal in the study year during 2 preceding years of that journal received citations in overall ISI indexed journals. 16

17 Impact Factor Calculation Citations in the current JCR year to articles published in the previous two years divided by the number of articles published in the previous two years. Citations in 2007 to articles published in 2005 + 2006 IF= Total 2005 + 2006 Papers 17

18 How to find Journal Impact Factor Journal Impact Factors are calculated and released annually by one of the most important and usefull ISI databases called Journal Citation Report. 18

19 2010 Impact Factors 19

20 2011 Impact Factors 20

21 How to retrieve ISI indexed Journals Indexed journals ISI Web of Science (ISI WoS) Journal Citation Report (JCR) 21

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36 How to retrieve Medline indexed Journals Indexed journals NLM Catalog: Journals referenced in the NCBI Databases 36


38 Free Medical Journals URL: http://www.freemedicaljournals.com Over 3700 journals Free Access Immediately After 1-6 months After 7-12 months Later 38

39 DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals URL: http://www.doaj.org Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals Covering all subjects and many languages from 56 countries. About 1000 journals on Health Science Open Access without delay 39

40 Access to TUMS Resources TUMS OnCampus access: From any station on TUMS campus TUMS OffCampus access: Using your dialup username & password 40

41 TUMS Electronic Journals ScienceDirect Ovid Wiley InterScience Springer Oxford university Press Proquest Ebsco 41

42 ScienceDirect ScienceDirect is a part of Elsevier. A leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters. Bringing articles from issue 1 volume 1 eg. The Lancet from 1823. 42

43 ScienceDirect Coverage More than 3000 Journals More than 11,000 books About 11,000,000 articles/chapters Growing rate of 0.5 million per year Link out to articles from over 170 other publishers 24 subjects Articles In Press Backfile to Volume 1, Issue 1 43

44 Browse - Title - Subject Search - Quick Search - Advanced Search - Expert Search ScienceDirect Information Seeking 44

45 ScienceDirect Search Techniques 45

46 Truncation An aster allows you to search by a root word. If you type in Behav* the search would include words such as: behave, behavioral, behaviour, etc. 46

47 Wildcard ? A question mark replaces a character anywhere in a word, except the first character. To search for both woman and women simultaneously, you could enter Wom?n 47

48 Plurals & Phrases Plurals  horse and horses  woman and women  case and cases Searching Phrases  double quotes “ ” 48

49 Alternative spellings & Synonyms English and American spellings  behaviour and behavior  flavour and flavor  colour and color  psychoanalyse and psychoanalyze Synonyms  Aspirin will also search acetylsalicylic acid 49

50 Connectors You can use ScienceDirect connectors or operator to search for more than one word in a single search: AND OR AND NOT 50

51 Boolean Operators Shaded areas indicate retrieval Search Statement Types of records retrieved stress AND anxiety Documents that have both stress AND anxiety stress OR anxiety Documents that have either stress OR anxiety stress AND NOT anxiety Documents that have stress but NOT anxiety 51

52 Connectors If you don't include a connector, AND will be automatically inserted between your search terms. If you use more than one connector, ScienceDirect interprets the search according to the order of precedence. 52

53 ScienceDirect Types of Alerts Search Alert Tells you when a stored search retrieves new results. Topic Alert Tells you when new articles pertaining to a specific topic are available on ScienceDirect. Journal alert (New Issue Alert OR TOC Alert) Tells you when new issues of your chosen journals are available. 53

54 DOI Digital Object Identifier (DOI) A digital unique code for each object Resolve this DOI: doi:10.1016/j.beha.2010.05.005 54

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