Comparing and using databases and search
engines: lots of things to think about…
Subject coverage, document type/s
Size, s...
Multidisciplinary article databases
at Uppsala university library
ISI Web of Science
~ 45 million records, starting1900
ci...
These are available on the Web of Knowledge
platform, cross-search if you want
Web of Science
BIOSIS Citation Index, (life...
These are some databases available on
Proquest platform. Cross-search if you want.

Dissertation & Theses, > 2 million rec...
Article databases –
Earth science, environment
Geobase and Georef
2,2 resp. 3,2 million
records
Cross-searching
Thesaurus
...
Article databases - Medicine
Pubmed/Medline
medicine, nursing,
dentistry…
21 million records
MeSH-terms
Pre-post>full reco...
Article/fact databases - Chemistry
Scifinder scholar
(Chemical abstracts)
27 mill. rec./CA
31 mill. structures/Reg
1907Con...
Article/fact databases - Chemistry
Reaxys
Beilstein handbook +
Gmelin handbook
From 177218 million substances
28 million r...
Article databases - Education
ERIC(CSA), ERIC(free)
1,4 million records
1966-

Education Research
Complete
Ca 2.5 million ...
Missing some subjects?

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Searching www
Google scholar.com /.se /.de…

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Conclusion?
• More than one can be useful
• Make use of their differences regarding
search abilities, limitations etc, - c...
Keeping up to date…
•
•
•
•
•
•

Subject coverage, document type/s
Size, starting year, selection of periodicals?
Updated…...
Facts about journals:
Ulrich’s international periodicals

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Impact of journals
Journal Citation Report, 1997-

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  1. 1. Comparing and using databases and search engines: lots of things to think about… Subject coverage, document type/s Size, start year, selection of periodicals? Updated… Keywords, free or thesaurus Easy to search, limitations, refine searches Citation searching or not Search history, export of references, alerts, RSS Linking to fulltext… and so on… 14-01-15
  2. 2. Multidisciplinary article databases at Uppsala university library ISI Web of Science ~ 45 million records, starting1900 citation searching, cross-searching with other databases Scopus ~45 million records, half 1823-1996 citation searching Also webpages and patents 14-01-15
  3. 3. These are available on the Web of Knowledge platform, cross-search if you want Web of Science BIOSIS Citation Index, (life sci., biomedicine).. 18 million records, 1969- , citations, MeSH BIOSIS Previews, (life sci., biomedicine)……… 18 million records, 1969- , CAS-no, MeSH Zoological record, 3,5 million records, our access starting 1978 Inspec, (math, physics, computing) 12 million records, 1891-, Thesaurus FSTA, (food sci.), ~800000 records, 196914-01-15
  4. 4. These are some databases available on Proquest platform. Cross-search if you want. Dissertation & Theses, > 2 million rec., 1743 Environmental sciences and pollution management (includ. Toxline, ASFA, Aquatic…), 3,7 million records, 1967Toxline, 0,7 million records, 1998Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts, 640000 records, 1974-, Thesaurus Entomology, … 14-01-15
  5. 5. Article databases – Earth science, environment Geobase and Georef 2,2 resp. 3,2 million records Cross-searching Thesaurus Geobase, 1973Georef, 1785(USA)-, 1935 (Global)- 14-01-15
  6. 6. Article databases - Medicine Pubmed/Medline medicine, nursing, dentistry… 21 million records MeSH-terms Pre-post>full record, continously updated 14-01-15
  7. 7. Article/fact databases - Chemistry Scifinder scholar (Chemical abstracts) 27 mill. rec./CA 31 mill. structures/Reg 1907Continously updated 14-01-15
  8. 8. Article/fact databases - Chemistry Reaxys Beilstein handbook + Gmelin handbook From 177218 million substances 28 million reactions 4 million records Updated monthly 14-01-15
  9. 9. Article databases - Education ERIC(CSA), ERIC(free) 1,4 million records 1966- Education Research Complete Ca 2.5 million records 188014-01-15
  10. 10. Missing some subjects? 14-01-15
  11. 11. Searching www Google scholar.com /.se /.de… 14-01-15
  12. 12. Conclusion? • More than one can be useful • Make use of their differences regarding search abilities, limitations etc, - choose your tool according to the need of the day 14-01-15
  13. 13. Keeping up to date… • • • • • • Subject coverage, document type/s Size, starting year, selection of periodicals? Updated… Keywords, free or thesaurus Easy to search, limitations, refine searches Citation searching or not • Search history, export of references, alerts, • Linking to fulltext… and so on… 14-01-15 RSS
  14. 14. Facts about journals: Ulrich’s international periodicals 14-01-15
  15. 15. Impact of journals Journal Citation Report, 1997- 14-01-15

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