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August 10, 2005

Science's SAGE-KE and STKE are available for UIUC student, faculty and staff use!

This past June, while I was attending the annual Special Libraries Association Meeting in Toronto, I registered for a "free gift" at the AAAS booth -- and won! So UIUC has, for one year, free access to two special "knowledge environments" created by AAAS, SAGE-KE and STKE:


SAGE-KE: Science of Aging Knowledge Environment
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/orr/get.php?instid=475496
SAGE KE provides one-stop shopping for researchers who study aging. It is interdisciplinary and covers the biology of the aging process from the perspective of a number of fields. It contains opinion pieces and original reviews not available elsewhere, some written by scientists and some by scientific journalists. There are synopses of recent significant advances, and case studies of neurodegenerative diseases, primarily written by clinicians; some of these feature animated tools, such as an examination of an Alzheimer's patient. SAGE KE would be a useful resource for neuroscience students as well as medical students. A major focus is the list of diseases of the aging, Parkinson's, Cancer, Osteoporosis. Aging as related to plants and animals is included, as well.

Read more about SAGE-KE:
http://sageke.sciencemag.org/misc/about.dtl
or give it a spin:
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/orr/get.php?instid=475496


STKE: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/orr/get.php?instid=475495
STKE is a resource for presenting and organizing information in the field of signal transduction. This online resource features news and original reviews and perspectives not found anywhere else on new research in the field of signal transduction. There is a lab manual component to the STKE, with original protocols detailing instructions for new signaling-specific techniques to apply in the lab or classroom and guidance on experimentation methods. The Connections Maps Database of Signaling Pathways is updated continually with new results in signaling pathways. There are animations available throughout the pathways. The STKE library via the Virtual Journal provides full-text access to relevant articles in 49 journals in the collection of HighWire Press, Stanford University. STKE is a weekly electronic journal with unique features like original Reviews, and Protocols, the Virtual Journal (signal transduction articles from the journals 19 publishers), Personalization Tools, the Connections Maps database, a discussion forum, and more.

Read more about STKE:
http://stke.sciencemag.org/misc/about.dtl
or give it a spin:
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/orr/get.php?instid=475495


We will have access to these until July 2006. I'd be interested in hearing your comments about them. Were we to continue them past next July, their price would be in the vicinity of $2,500 each. So use them while we have them!

You will find both of these resources listed in the ORR (Library Online Research Resources), under "journals".

Posted by at August 10, 2005 3:47 PM