Emory Report

February 23, 1998

 Volume 50, No. 22

Electronic Library Resources

IMAGine this: full-text electronic journals at your desktop

An experimental web site now provides easy access to more than 1,000 full-text journals. Open to all Emory faculty, students and staff, these journals provide the complete text of several years' worth of core titles in the humanities, sciences, business and social sciences. Many titles are available in page-image format, providing users with scanned versions of original journal pages, including illustrations, charts and tables.

This experimental site is located at <http://info.library.emory.edu/ejls> and will be available for use through December. You also can link to this site from the Emory libraries page at <http://www.emory.edu/central/lib-info.html>.

The experimental test site is sponsored by Emory libraries in collaboration with the University's Digital Information Resources Council and represents one of several trials in providing electronic journal access. This site will explore different models of access and delivery of full-text journals, using a testbed of electronic publications representing a wide range of subject areas and log-in protocols.

The site is by no means all-inclusive. Since most of these titles are not individually cataloged in EUCLID, you should consult with Emory library reference staff to learn more about sources for other electronic journals.

  • The new site includes full-text journals covering seven major electronic collections:
  • Academic Press Journals-full-text access to more than 160 journals in the sciences and social sciences from 1995 to the present.
  • JSTOR-an electronic collection of some 40 major journals in the social sciences and sciences, with complete back journal runs.
  • Ovid Core Biomedical Journals-a gateway and customized searching interface to 30 key biomedical journals from 1995 to the present.
  • Project Muse-current issues of more than 40 significant journals in the humanities and social sciences, often well in advance of their print editions. The majority of titles also include recent issues, some as far back as 1994.
  • ProQuest Direct Business Journals-full-text and page-image versions of articles published in more than 300 major business-related publications.
  • ProQuest General Research Journals-full-text and page-image versions of articles in more than 350 general interest publications in literature and humanities, medicine and science, business and social sciences. This collection is available on a trial basis through May 15.
  • Scholars Press Journals-access to four key journals in religion and related fields, from 1996 to the present. One journal, Semeia, offers its complete backfile from 1974.

In the coming weeks, an eighth collection will be added, The Royal Society of Chemistry's RSC Online, providing access to more than a dozen publications reporting on all aspects of chemistry, with additional coverage in chemical physics and materials technology.

Your feedback is important, so tell us what you think about electronic journals. Confidential comments and suggestions concerning any aspect of this site are welcomed. Please feel free to use the e-mail form provided on the site, or send e-mail to us directly at <ejls@elan.library.emory.edu>.


This column was compiled by the Digital Information Resources Council team at the General Libraries.

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