Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Welcome to UJ Science Librarian Blog

I think it is time for marketing of this blog, to ensure it serve its purposes. I have created it on 25th of October 2007, with the good intention to provide timely and useful information to the UJ Faculty of Science community. What I would like to do is give you a MAP of this blog and what information you can expect to find.
On the right side you will see the so-called "posts". These posts will give you current information on publishers and databases developments, marketing of Library services, science information, highlights of interesting events and many more. Links for comments and suggestions are available. Currently the following information is available:

* This Week in Science - the latest research news from Science Online
* Landolt-Brnstein collection on SpringerLink platform
* What's new @ JSTOR
* New Interactive and intuitive tools on ScienceDirect
- the latest developments
* UJ Archives and Special Collections: New Exhibition in the APK Library
* What's new @ RefWorks
* ISI Web of Knowledge: the new face of research - the latest interface is available
* OvidSP - Now Live! - new interface for SilverPlatter WebSPIRS and Ovid
On the left site you will see links to variety of topics. With one click you can access and find information on:

* About this blog
* Blog archive
- view the information available on this blog per month
* Useful Links - link to UJ Library webpage is available for now, but more will be added
* Journals - links to important interdisciplinary journals, such as Science, Nature, New Scientist, etc.
* Useful Search Engines & Websites - easy access to Google Scholar, Scirus, Live Search Academic are some that will help you with your research. They should be viewed as good addition to the available Library databases
* Open Access Journals - search through a thousands of free peer-reviewed journals
* Reference Works - links to free and subscribed reference works to help you start with a project
* Research News & Useful Links - links to Research websites, how to start research, etc.
* New Books in the Library - some of the latest acquisitions for Sciences
* Information Literacy & Study Skills - learn how to search and use databases, how to acquire a study skills, etc.
* Del.icio.us - links to "sciencelibrarian" favourite's articles or websites on different topics.
* Podcasts - you can listen to the audio recordings from relevant Science websites
* Newsletters - links to web newsletters
* Daily news from Apple, Google and Microsoft

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