September 27, 2005
Trial: New search interface for Biological Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Zoological Record & FSTA
We will likely soon be changing over to the Web of Knowledge (WoK) search interface for Biological Abstracts, and possibly also CAB Abstracts, Zoological Record, and Food Science & Technology. All of these are currently running under the SilverPlatter search interface, which may soon be phased out. WoK is the search interface we are currently using for Web of Science (Science Citation Index) access.
We're actually getting access an expanded version of Biological Abstracts called Biosis Previews, which includes citations for review articles as well as abstracts from meetings. All this for less than we're currently paying for Biological Abstracts from SilverPlatter. We don't yet know what kind of "deal" ISI will give us for the other databases.
Besides monetary benefits, there are other reasons for making the switch:
- the WoK interface will allow you to search multiple databases at the same time (e.g., Biosis Previews and Web of Science)
- cited reference linking, so popular in Web of Science, is extended to the other databases
- you may create auto-alerts on topics of interest, which will send you an email when new articles are added to the databases
- ...and much more!
We have a trial running until October 20th for you to try out searching these databases using the Web of Knowledge search engine:
Access any or all the databases via this link:
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