August 17, 2006
RSS Feeds Available from Web of Science
Keep up to date on the latest research!!
If you're using a blog reader such as Bloglines, you may find it convenient to get your journal alerts via this mode rather than as email alerts. The process is nearly identical whether you wish to generate email alerts or RSS feeds.
- First, you must "register" and be logged in to your Web of Knowledge account:
From the first Web of Science page, click on the link to "sign in or register,” and then click on the "Register” link (beneath the sign-in button). Enter your email address and a password of your choosing. You are now registered and can save searches and set up auto-alerts from Web of Science. Note: you may also sign-in or register at the first Web of Knowledge screen.
- Using the "General Search Mode", type in the search for which you want to have auto-alerts or RSS created.
- Click on "Save History.” You will now see a list of all the searches you have run during this session. If you have typed in several searches, the auto-alert will only be run against your most recently created search (the one on the top of the search history). So you may need to re-type an earlier search to force it to the top.
- Note: To receive the Table of Contents of selected new journal issues as they are entered into the Web of Science database, create a “General Search” that is just composed of the titles of journals (sources) (use the “full source titles list” to help create this list). You may “OR” as many journal titles together in one search as you need.
To make email alerts:
- Give your search a name, a description, and check the box, "Send me e-mail alerts.” Select an email format (HTML is recommended if your email program supports this). Select frequency (choose weekly, since that is how often the database is updated). Click on the "Save” button. Now, each week you will receive an email with new results from your search.
To make RSS feeds:
- Follow the procedure above, but don’t check the box “Send me e-mail alerts”. When you click on “Save”, you’ll see a XML button. Click on it and add the resultant URL to your RSS reader (e.g., Bloglines).
For more information about RSS feeds, see also our earlier news item, More Blogs and RSS feeds from the University Library!
Posted by Katie Newman at 4:49 PM
August 14, 2006
Faculty of 1000 Has Been "Discovered"!
When you search Faculty of 1000, you'll see a new button, "Discover UIUC full text Linking" !
Click on this link, and a new screen will open that will, in most cases, have a link or links to the online version of the article. If we don't have an e-subscription, you'll find a link to the print subscription record in the catalog, or to the Interlibrary Loan request form.
Bottom line: we want you to get the information you need in a timely fashion!
Not familiar with F1000?
Particularly useful for graduate students and young scientists, this biology research tool highlights significant or important papers based on the recommendations of over 1,000 leading scientists.
In F1000, biology is divided into 16 faculties, or subjects:
Genomics & genetics
Leading researchers (the Faculty) pick new papers to review, commenting on the perceived significance of the selected papers. Features include the ability to view all the key papers within a particular topic or subtopic. One of its most popular features is the continuously updated lists of Hidden Jewels --- interesting articles from less widely read journals. Evaluated articles date from 2002 to the present, for the most part.
Faculty of 1000 Evaluators from the U of I: (and their subject specialty)
Andrew Belmont - CELL BIOLOGY > Nuclear structure & function
Evan DeLucia - ECOLOGY > Physiological ecology
Martin Gruebele -STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY > Protein folding
Steven Huber - PLANT BIOLOGY > Plant biochemistry & physiology
Kim Hughes - GENOMICS & GENETICS > Evolutionary/comparative genetics
David Kranz - IMMUNOLOGY > Antigen processing & recognition
Deborah Leckband - CELL BIOLOGY > Cell adhesion
George Ordal - MICROBIOLOGY > Microbial physiology & metabolism
Scott K. Silverman - STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY > Structure: RNA
Jonathan Sweedler - CHEMICAL BIOLOGY > Chemical biology of the cell
Search Faculty of 1000:
Note: many other UIUC resources have been "Discovered" too, including:
Web of Science
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
Posted by Katie Newman at 1:01 PM
August 7, 2006
Announcing: NCBI Course Preference Survey
A survey for UIUC researchers working in fields related to molecular biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, genomics, etc.
The UIUC Library's Biotechnology Information Center and the UIUC Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center have created a short survey to gauge your interest attending NCBI-related training sessions. A message about registering for the courses will be sent at a later time.
The mini-courses are each 2.5 hours in length. The structure course is up to 5 hours in length. All classes have lecture and hands-on components.
There will be no fee to attend the course(s).
Before you login to take the survey, please visit the NCBI website to learn more about the content of the eleven NCBI mini-courses and the NCBI structure course:
(In the survey you will be asked to select up to 4 mini-courses that you'd be interested in attending; we'll arrange for the highest vote-getters to be presented at UIUC)
Log in to take the survey (you will need your netID and password):
The survey will remain open until August 18th.
This note was sent to several academic groups on campus, as well as to those who took the NCBI course last September. Please feel free to tell your colleagues about it, if you didn't get one of the email messages. (And let me know if you'd like to be put on my mailing list!)
Katie Newman... email@example.com
Posted by Katie Newman at 12:29 PM
August 4, 2006
Biotechnology Unzipped: A basic book for students / lay persons.
The National Academy Press has released the 2nd edition of Biotechnology Unzipped: Promises and Realities. Written for the undergrad student or lay person. Science popularizer Eric Grace helps readers understand what biotechnology is and what implications it holds for all of us.
Full text is available online.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 How Biotechnology Came About
Chapter 2 Tools in the Genetic Engineering Workshop
Chapter 3 Biotechnology and the Body
Chapter 4 Biotechnology on the Farm
Chapter 5 Biotechnology and the Environment
Chapter 6 Biotechnology in Seas and Trees
Chapter 7 Ethical Issues
Posted by Katie Newman at 4:20 PM