Thursday, March 1, 2007

Research Information Bulletin--March 2007


The TWU Libraries have increased our ScienceDirect subscriptions from 70 journal titles to 1,908 journal titles with the purchase of the Science Direct - Freedom Collection. Since its commercial launch in 1999, ScienceDirect has become one of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical and medical literature.
The Science Direct Freedom package provides full-text access to 1,908 journal titles broken down into the following subject categories. For most titles, access is from 1995-present.

Physical Sciences and Engineering

Life Sciences

Health Sciences

Social Sciences and Humanities

Titles are currently available in Science Direct (access it from the online catalog or from the Database A-Z list on the library’s homepage.) All titles included in the database will be available in our online catalog in approximately two months.

Please note that a green box next to a title indicates that we have title access, and a white box next to a title indicates that we do not. The white boxes, for the most part, indicate journals the publisher would not release for the database (a direct subscription is required) or books. These items can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

We only have access to journals, and not to any of the items in that are included in a Book Series.

To search the Science Direct Database
Go to TWU Library
Click on the Research Tab
Choose Databases A-Z
Select ScienceDirect
Login with your Portal Username and Password
Begin searching

To search for individual journal titles available from Science Direct
Access the Online Catalog
Change Keyword to Journal Title
Type in the name of the journal

Other relevant science, technical, and medical resources, including links to databases, print and electronic books, and selected websites, may be found on the Subject Guide Pages.

If you have any questions, the reference staff will be glad to provide assistance. Please email us using our Ask a Librarian Form.