Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 journals.
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Recently, a student had problems downloading Write N Cite for the Mac. She had Word 2008 and was using Safari to download the plug-in.
One of the things to remember is that RefWorks does not work very well with Safari. So it is better to use Firefox and then the download will work well.
If the person had downloaded a previous version - make sure to get rid of all instances of the previous download. They should also get rid of the following file: com.refworks.wncm.plist. This file can be found at Library/References
Let me know if you run into any other problems.
NEW: The web version of SciFinder is now available at our university. Access is available after completing the Registration Process.
Individual Registration is required. SciFinder's web-based user registration form allows you to create your own SciFinder username and password. After the form is complete, CAS sends an e-mail with the instructions for completing the registration process. The registration process requires you use an email address ending in @uvic.ca
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The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first centuries (600-1150 A.D.) of the English language, using today's most advanced technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period 1100-1500 A.D.) and the Oxford English Dictionary, the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English. Under the direction of editors Angus Cameron, Ashley Crandell Amos, and now Antonette diPaolo Healey, the Dictionary has published (as of 2008) four major research tools, the Dictionary of Old English Corpus on the World Wide Web, the fascicles for the letters A-G on microfiche, the Dictionary of Old English: A to G online. More than one third of the Dictionary -- eight of the 22 letters of the Old English alphabet--has been published, and more than half of the total entries have been written to date.
NOTE: This replaces the CD Rom version held in Reference.
The Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy reaches still further across the globe to provide detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Unlimited Simultaneous Users
The IMF E-Library contains information on IMF's activities and policies, as well as on its 185 member countries. Statistics, books, periodicals, working papers and country reports.
World Economic Outlook
Global Financial Stability Reports
Regional Economic Outlook
Statistics: International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS), Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS).
Trial expires: June 22, 2009
Chinamaxx houses the worlds largest and most complete database on Chinese publications. It has a collection of 780,000 titles of Chinese literature. The chunk proportion of the holdings are books published since 1949 and a few are from earlier years; About 35,000 new titles are added to the database with 3 uploads every year. Classified using the CLC (Chinese Library Classification) system, it includes 22 main classes and 52 sub-classes covering all academic disciplines. This rich and scholarly content lays emphasis on Social Sciences and Humanities to attend interests on China study, enhance research project and facilitate paper writing.
Trial dates: May 13, 2009 - June 30, 2009
Access via the Datbases Page under New Trials or search for Chinamaxx as a title.
Canadians will have access to the Cochrane Library via the Wiley Interscience platform for the remainder of the 2009 calendar year.
This pilot is a joint intiative of the Canadian Cochrane Network and CHLA/ABSC and was made possible by the building on the leadership of the existing subscribers from provinces, territories and institutions across Canada.
To access the resource: www.thecochranelibrary.com
A link has also been added to the Databases Page.
Medline with Full Text is now available via the EBSCOhost platform.
Access to the full text version is made available as part of the e-HLbc Initiative.
The Electronic Health Library of BC provides the academic and health care community of British Columbia with easy access to online health library resources. The purpose of the e-HLbc is to support and improve practice, education, and research in the health sciences.
Reaxys is a web-based search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions. It is built to support chemists in their daily work with focused and relevant information in chemistry.
Trial dates: May 4 - June 1, 2009
Note: a detailed description of the technical requirements (including supported Java environments) is available. Please check the page About Reaxys first before you start working with Reaxys.
In order to successfully evaluate Reaxys we would like users to participate in the Reaxys orientation webinar, thus ensuring the trial period is of maximum value for everyone involved. This webinar can be delivered on any day, at a time convenient to the user. Please register for the evaluation webinar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also running regular Reaxys training webinars for more details and registration please visit www.info.reaxys.com/event.
For further assistance and information on Reaxys, please consult the Help section within the product this tab is visible no matter which page you are in. Within Help you can then access the Release Notes section - home>customer support>release notes. This area explains which functions are currently available and what will be coming shortly.
CABI today has announced free access to its specialist Global Health database the definitive database for public health information www.cabdirect.org/globalhealth
Simultaneously CABI has developed a Swine flu 'dashboard' that brings together up-to-the-minute information on the virus ( http://www.netvibes.com/cabialerts).The 'dashboard' includes resources from CABI and critical advice from key health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
"Our mission is to help people worldwide through the provision of scientific knowledge," said Dr Trevor Nicholls, CEO of CABI. "Today we are offering our most applicable resource, over the coming weeks, to help health professionals and others working on the front line."
In a fast changing sequence of events that has led to the rapid escalation of concern from WHO, and the reaction of national governments in considering their response to a possible influenza pandemic, release of the database is designed to give urgently needed support to those who need it
most: scientists, medical professionals and health authorities investigating the causes and treatments of the disease and linkages to past outbreaks.
Influenza researchers urgently need to be able to refer back to previous scientific work in this area to understand the behaviour of previous strains of the virus and to research effective mechanisms for handling earlier outbreaks.
The Global Health database brings together global knowledge on every aspect of influenza since 1910. The knowledge it contains could provide a key weapon in health researchers' response in understanding and controlling the virus.
Much of the data in Global Health is derived from publications that have long since vanished. They tell us a great deal about past pandemics, from rates and patterns of transmission, duration, timing of epidemiological peaks, geographical distribution of the disease, government preparedness and quarantine provisions through to effects on different age and social groups, severity in developing versus developed countries, symptoms, causes of mortality (secondary problems, especially pneumonia, were devastating in the Spanish flu) and mortality rates.
By opening the door to a wealth of historical information on past pandemics, the Global Health database has the potential to reveal vital clues in the international fight against swine flu (influenza A H1N1).