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  • AIM= background to what Zetoc is It is a database containing Vast amounts of data The broad range of subject covers everything from Science through to Art, it is not a subject specific resource. The service is made available through MIMAS here at the University of Manchester. 10 year anniversary this year. British Library’s electronic table of contents Covers 28,000 current journals Over 45 million article and conference records Published from 1993 onwards Updated daily Sub-domain Sub-domain Summary Wide range of subjects Links with Copac The Copac ® library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland , including the British Library
  • AIM= to demonstrate the breadth of subject areas that Zetoc covers It is useful for looking for performing a broad based search conference papers and new journal articles as it is not so subject constrained as you can see by the top 20 journal titles requested from 1st January 2012. Its main advantage/service is that it performs current awareness searches and delivers information directly to you in the form of e-mail alerts and RSS feeds Go to Zetoc and demonstrate, can follow along or wait as there will be time to try it for yourself.
  • AIM= talk about alerts and why they are useful To make life easier why not set up a zetoc alert. If you have a few key subject journals that you always refer to. Recent market research into current zetoc users conducted by Mimas finds that some researchers who use the service use it not only for their research but also to support their teaching commitments. Keeps you up to date Conducts searches for you E-mails you lists of new articles found by keyword or author E-mails you the journal tables of contents EXAMPLE Journal of Librarianship
  • AIM= There is debate over what RSS stands for here are a couple of the meanings. There are a couple of ways of subscribing to these Readers These are useful if you use a lot of different computers or already have a login for something like Google or Yahoo. For example in Google once signed in you can use the Reader application. In here you can search for feeds or add the address of a feed and subscribe to it. Bloglines Firefox Live Bookmarks Google Reader My Yahoo Netvibes Pageflakes Wikipedia list of readers Browsers These are useful if you use the same PC all the time and no one else uses it. Internet Explorer 7 has an RSS logo which lights up when you are on a page with live feeds. When you click on the feed logo it takes you to the feed page and then you can subscribe via the browser. It will then be stored like a bookmark. RSS – Really Simple Syndication RSS – Rich Site Summary Provided for every journal title in Zetoc Two ways News/feed readers or aggregators Eg. igoogle, Pageflakes Browser Eg. Firefox Typically contains article reference and a link to the Zetoc citation Firefox works in a similar way to IE and it allows you to subscribe to feeds when you are on a feed page and then it appears as a bookmark. Contains full record display in Zetoc and then you can use the link to the full-text version from the library.

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  • 1. Sam Aston
  • 2. Sam Aston October 2010
  • 3. •   Sam Aston
  • 4. British Medical Journal Academy of Management Journal Lancet opTTTes it do? Harvard Business Review Nature  Academy of Management Review • Performs a general searchBritish Education Research  English Historical Review  • Journal searchJournal • Conference search Social Science and MedicineNew England Journal of Medicine • Alerts British Journal of Sociology British Journal of Learning Difficulties • RSSJournal of Advanced Nursing Journal of Academic LibrarianshipBritish Journal of Psychology British Journal of Health PsychologyScience • http://www.flickr.com/photos/crobj/2497283168/ Cambridge Law JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry  British Journal of Management  Sam Aston
  • 5. Zetoc Alert Image licensed under Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver Sam Aston
  • 6. Zetoc RSS Image licensed under Creative Commonshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/48015375@N02/4558730016/ Sam Aston
  • 7. Help & Assistance• Contact us – Sam.aston@manchester.ac.uk – Jrul.researchers@manchester.ac.uk• Mimas – zetoc@mimas.ac.uk• Guides available – http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/support.html Sam Aston