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Yun Zhang, M.S., M.L.I.S.
                   Science Librarian
             Georgia State University




5/28/2009
Drowning in a Sea of Publications?




            http://www.rkrk.net.au/images/thumb/3/35/Information_overload.jpg/

5/2...
Flow of Scientific Information

 Flow of Scientific Information by Robert Tomaszewski




5/28/2009
Needs for New Publications
  Journal articles in your field


  Journal articles on your research topic


  Science new...
Outline
  Technology basics: E-mail alerts, RSS feeds


  Scientific publishing flow & current awareness tools


  Desi...
Technology Basics
  E-mail alerts


  RSS feeds




5/28/2009
Scientific Publishing Flow & Current Awareness Tools




5/28/2009
Journal articles in your discipline/field
  Services available:
     New journal issue Table of Contents / Advance online...
Nature journal e-mail alerts/RSS feeds




   1.       Go to Nature website (http://www.nature.com/)
   2.       Click on ...
Set up TOCs RSS
            feeds from ticTOCs

            1.Go to
            http://www.tictocs.ac.uk
            2.Sea...
Journal articles on your research topic
   Solution: Database search alerts/RSS feeds
                                    ...
Save search, then
            set up email alert.




5/28/2009
5/28/2009
Science News
  Solution:

        RSS feeds from science news website


        Recent GSU biology publications


     ...
Questions?

            yunzhang [at] gsu [dot] edu




5/28/2009
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Staying Current with Literature

  1. 1. Yun Zhang, M.S., M.L.I.S. Science Librarian Georgia State University 5/28/2009
  2. 2. Drowning in a Sea of Publications? http://www.rkrk.net.au/images/thumb/3/35/Information_overload.jpg/ 5/28/2009
  3. 3. Flow of Scientific Information Flow of Scientific Information by Robert Tomaszewski 5/28/2009
  4. 4. Needs for New Publications  Journal articles in your field  Journal articles on your research topic  Science news 5/28/2009
  5. 5. Outline  Technology basics: E-mail alerts, RSS feeds  Scientific publishing flow & current awareness tools  Design your own information monitoring plan 5/28/2009
  6. 6. Technology Basics  E-mail alerts  RSS feeds 5/28/2009
  7. 7. Scientific Publishing Flow & Current Awareness Tools 5/28/2009
  8. 8. Journal articles in your discipline/field  Services available: New journal issue Table of Contents / Advance online publication articles via e-mail alerts / RSS feeds from publishers/aggregators  Solution 1: Get Journal TOCs / Advance online publication articles via email/RSS feeds from publishers  Solution 2: Set up RSS feeds from http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/ 5/28/2009
  9. 9. Nature journal e-mail alerts/RSS feeds 1. Go to Nature website (http://www.nature.com/) 2. Click on Publications A-Z index 3. Select the journal you want to set up alerts/RSS feeds. 4. Sign up for e-alerts or web feeds 5/28/2009
  10. 10. Set up TOCs RSS feeds from ticTOCs 1.Go to http://www.tictocs.ac.uk 2.Search for the journals you want to receive TOCs, and Add selected to MyTOCs 3.From the MyTOCs column, click Select All. 4.Click Export Selected. 5.Save the OPML file to your computer. 6.Import your OPML file into your RSS feeds reader, Google Reader for example. 5/28/2009
  11. 11. Journal articles on your research topic Solution: Database search alerts/RSS feeds Life Sciences Database Alerts Search Interface NCBI Web of Knowledge Database PubMed (Includes All Databases Biological Abstracts Web of Science MEDLINE MEDLINE) Subject Coverage Biomedical sciences All the databases we Life science Sciences, social Biomedical sciences have: Biological sciences and arts & Abstracts, Web of humanities Science, and MEDLINE Update Daily Vary by database Bimonthly Weekly Weekly Frequency Alerting Service Search alerts/RSS feeds N/A Search history alerts /RSS feeds Citation alerts/RSS feeds Notes Picks up e-first articles Alerting not available Only the last search query in your search history will be created for Web of alerts. Knowledge All Databases search 5/28/2009
  12. 12. Save search, then set up email alert. 5/28/2009
  13. 13. 5/28/2009
  14. 14. Science News  Solution:  RSS feeds from science news website  Recent GSU biology publications  GSU Library Science Blog 5/28/2009
  15. 15. Questions? yunzhang [at] gsu [dot] edu 5/28/2009

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