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1 Zetoc Electronic Table of Contents from the British Library Zetoc Support

2 What is Zetoc? The British Librarys Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) Citations for articles and papers (abstracts available for journals which have an agreement between the BL and journal publisher) Covers over 28,000 journals Over 45 million articles journal articles and conference proceedings

3 Coverage Wide-ranging –Science and Technology, Medicine, Law, Engineering, Business, Finance, Arts, Humanities Journals selected are most requested research journals 1993-present Updated daily

4 Access Free to JISC-sponsored UK further and higher education institutions and research councils NHS organisations in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland subscribe Logging into Zetoc: You will usually have to enter the username and password provided by your institution, but the precise procedure can differ so you may wish to check with your library.

5 Searching Search by keyword(s) Search terms can be entered in one field/any number of fields Phrase searching Truncation by wildcard

6 Search Example Reduction of nitrogen emissions keywords –e.g. nitrogen emissions phrase search –e.g. nitrogen emissions phrase search and a keyword –e.g. nitrogen emissions reduction phrase search and truncation –e.g. nitrogen emissions reduc* –(Searches for reduced, reducing, reduction etc.)





11 Additional Facilities Download Zetoc records and save as text file View search history results of search Links to: –Electronic resources –Inter-library loan page –British Library Direct document ordering

12 Links to Full Text More information… (or customised) link from full Zetoc record OpenURL Resolver – electronic resources Institution must set up own Resolver Access to full text depends on rights Default link to Copac, Scirus and Google Scholar


14 Inter-Library Loan A request page provides details of the item. Two options can be set up by institutions: to the ILL service provided by the users institution 2.fill in a form and print it out to facilitate making an ILL request

15 ILL customised page

16 Ordering Articles from British Library Integrated document ordering facility Order any article online from British Library Direct Pay by credit card, including copyright fee Various options for delivery

17 Z39.50 Protocol that allows searches across a range of databases Search and import records from Zetoc using bibliographic databases, such as EndNote Import a text file of saved Zetoc records Need correct filter for importing and to configure correctly More detailed information can be found at:

18 Endnote/Reference Manager

19 Zetoc Alert alerting service s tables of contents of selected journals s results of pre-defined search criteria on author(s) and keywords alerts sent: –the day information is loaded into Zetoc

20 Creating an Alert Specify an address and can include a list name Can include hypertext links to full records Add journals Add searches Alert lists expire after 12 months but can be renewed at any time





25 Modify / Delete an Alert Change options Renew list Rename list Transfer list to new Athens username Add/remove journals and searches Delete

26 Transfer an Alert Transfer a list to a new username if a username has expired Follow the URL in expiry and log in with your new username You may need to navigate to own login screen

27 RSS Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication Provides syndication or summaries of web content Links to the full versions of the content, and other metadata Supply link to feed reader which checks for updated feeds

28 Click on RSS button of journal of your choice


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