Friday, April 18, 2008

ScienceDirect Database News: March/April 2008

Read about the latest on ScienceDirect Database:
* New functionality added to ScienceDirect to meet researchers' needs!
New to ScienceDirect are features that make the platform more user friendly and deliver better, clearer results in fewer clicks.

Preview tabs
Researchers like to quickly evaluate articles before reading them. They will find preview tabs that provide quick access to the important article assessment components: the abstract, figures / tables and references. These tabs are on the results page, the Table of Contents page and the Article page.

Reference information
Before, researchers have to scroll to the foot of articles to view reference information. Now it is possible for researchers to view reference information within the body of a paper when their cursor moves over a reference marker.

Article Toolbox
Once a researcher has evaluated and read an article, they often want to email it. A new article toolbox brings together all of the article-related functionality including "Cited By", "E-mail Article", "Save as Citation Alert", "Citation Feed", "Export Citation", Add to My Quick Links", "Add 2Collab" , etc., into one easy-to-find location. Researchers can now take further action quickly and easily with little extra effort.

New Navigation options
Looking for something specific? A new navigation pane on the left of the screen will make that easier by allowing you to refine results using four filters: “content type”; “source title”, “date” and “topics”. By enabling filtering you will be able to refine your search results without having to return to the search form.

Researchers are interested to know how other experts rate articles they read. Due to be launched in phases over the coming months, the integration of article comments and ratings from Elsevier's social collaboration site, 2collab enables researchers to evaluate papers according to colleague-driven comments and ratings of articles right on the article page.
For more information visit the ScienceDirect Info site.

New Major Reference Works available on ScienceDirect
New and available Reference Works visit the
ScienceDirect Info site.

ScinceDirect database have received a number of new functionality since 2007 and I would like to say that all of them brought an improved look and feel. ScienceDirect has been updated with the latest technological innovation to help researchers find the information quickly and successfully.

Enjoy the latest improved features. Tell us how you feel about them. Make a comment.

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