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March 1998 Web News
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Inspire Databases Debut on the Online Catalog

Thanks to a statewide funding initiative, IU Northwest has had access since January to a suite of databases that provide full-text articles to journals. These periodical indexes supplied by EbscoHost replace the IAC databases (Expanded Academic Index, Business Index and National Newspaper Index) that were in use as recently as Fall Semester 1997. Web access requires an IU Northwest network connection; access will be denied users attempting to connect through commercial internet providers like America Online. The Ebsco databases are available to users without an IU Northwest Network connection through telnet via the IU Libraries IO: Information Online Catalog. The databases include:

Academic Search FullText Elite - Access to information in the social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multicultural disciplines; offers abstracts and indexing for over 3,100 scholarly journals; full text for over 1,000 journals; coverage of 700 peer reviewed journals plus the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Christian Science Monitor.

Business Source Elite - Includes popular national business titles as well as regional and international titles from financial, banking, trade and industry publications; searchable full text for over 655 journals including The Economist, Forbes, Business Week and Consumer Reports and more than 40 regional business publications. It also includes indexing and abstracting for over 1100 business journals including the Wall Street Journal.

Newspaper Source - Includes full text of the Christian Science Monitor dating from January 1995 and indexing and abstracting for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Christian Science Monitor to January 1995. Also featured are abstracts from the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review.

Ovid Health and Medical Database System Offers New Full-Text Databases

The Ovid Health and Medical Information system now provides access to 6 collections containing full-text articles to over 80 biomedical, psychiatric and nursing journals online including Science and Nature. In each case, the journal's entire content including thousands of illustrations and editorials are available. Ovid also includes access to indexes such as Medline and CINAHL. To search and retrieve articles from on campus, go directly to the IU Northwest Library Electronic Information Page. If you choose to access Ovid from home you can connect via either the Web or via telnet to IO. These methods require you to log in using your valid I ID Number to login.

Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links Wins Web Award

Librarian Ellen Bosman's web page Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links was selected as Cool Nursing Site of the Week for February 22, 1998. The Cool Nursing Site was "developed to aid nurses and those interested in the profession find quality web sites." Bosman's site was chosen based on merit and qualified as a "well thought out meta list". The CNS award is non commercial and non-sponsored.

In addition to the Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links, Ms. Bosman's Web Page also contains a list of health / nursing journals available at the IU Northwest Library, a Silverplatter databases searching guide and internet links to care plans and case studies.

Carl UnCover/ Reveal Provides Journal Table of Contents Service Via E-Mail

UnCover Reveal is a service which allows users with Profiles to create a list of journal titles which interest them. The table of contents services from these selected titles are then delivered to the user's e-mail address when they are entered into the UnCover database. Keyword search terms or names of authors may also be checked against new CARL entries weekly (both books and journals ) and these search results are also sent via e-mail to the user's desktop. A person may subscribe to this service anytime they login and can register for up to 50 journal titles and / or 25 keyword and author searches matched against new UnCover citations on a weekly basis. This service is paid by the IU Libraries.

To Create a Profile:

Click on "Create a New Profile." You will be sent to a screen that allows you to navigate fields to enter information such as name, address, phone and fax numbers, payment information, etc. Payment information is necessary when ordering complete journal articles only. If you choose to enter a credit card number for your payment method, enter the card number with no spaces between the numbers. Remember to write down the Profile Number the system assigns you and the Profile password you create. Click on "Save Profile" when finished. At this point, it will take UnCover 24 hours to validate your e-mail address and profile.

Encyclopedia Britannica Available on the Web to IU Northwest Students, Faculty and Staff

Encyclopedia Britannica's online service features the entire text of the print version, thousands of graphics and user friendly search capabilities. It also supplies built-in links to thousands of related Web sites selected exclusively by Britannica's editors. The online version also includes Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary, a Week in Review area for background information on current event issues and a tremendous assortment of Britannica's feature sites such as the Olympics, African-American History, Shakespeare and Nobel Prize Winners. Encyclopedia Britannica is available from any IU Northwest computer via the World Wide Web.

, Library News Web Editor