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November 5, 2008

New database added - ISI Journal Citation Report

The Library is pleased to announce the availability of the 2007 ISI Journal Citation Report. To access it, go to: http://isiknowledge.com/JCR
Or you can access it via Web of Knowledge. Once you are on the Web of Knowledge homepage, click the tab "additional resources" and you will see JCR listed. The JCR tracks 7,600 of the most important journals in the sciences and social sciences. With the data provided, researchers can use the JCR to help determine the most influential journals in their disciplines and which journals they should read.
Early editions are available in CD-ROM format at the reference desk in library.

For off-campus access, please use research port. Or you can login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php


November 20, 2008

Finding scholarly articles with Google Scholar

Did you know that you can use Google Scholar to search for scholarly journal articles? And by properly setting your preferences UMBC students, faculty and staff can even get access to UMBC journal subscriptions.

  • Go to the Google Scholar Preferences page (or click on the Scholar Preferences link on the main Google Scholar page)
  • Scroll down to Library Links and search for UMBC
  • Select University of Maryland, Baltimore County - FindIt @ UMBC
  • Click the Save Preferences button

Now you will see a FindIt @ UMBC link next to articles which are available at the Albin O. Kuhn Library. Articles which are available online will have the FindIt @ UMBC link next to the article title; articles which are available in the library will have the FindIt @ UMBC link beneath the citation.

If you also install the LibX Toolbar, the FindIt button button will appear to guide you to resources available at UMBC.

Questions about using Google Scholar? Contact the AOK Library Reference Department: http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/askus/