Thursday, June 26, 2014

NEW LOOK for our Journal List coming in August!

In August, the Journal A to Z list from the library is getting a facelift and new search features!

To preview this system, follow this link:

The system will look different, but you'll still be able to search for journals and newspapers and magazines by title.

1. Type the title of your journal, magazine or newspaper then hit the Search button.

If you type the words out of order, you won't find the journal. Try changing your search from "starts with" to "match all words."

If you misspell a word, you won't find the journal.

2. IF there is more than one choice for online full text, look for the choice that includes the years that you want. Click the journal title link to enter that journal.

If you are off-campus, you will be asked to log in with your iSpartan (UNCG email) user name and password.

Note: the collection link will lead you into all journals that we get from that vendor.

3. You should be taken to the publisher page where you can access all articles within the date range that was summarized in "coverage" for this journal.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Moving from Web of Science to Scopus

 We're moving from Web of Science (subscription expires June 30th) to  Scopus (should have access in a week).

Scopus indexes twice as many titles as Web of Science, and includes over 99% of the titles that are indexed by the Web of Science.

Journal Citation Reports will expire with Web of Science, but many faculty currently use Google Scholar and Eigenfactor for citation analysis.

We plan to create a research guide for assistance with these sources.  We also plan to create a guide to Scopus and will offer training as needed.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your liaison librarian, or Beth Bernhardt ( or Tim Bucknall (