Emory Report

April 5, 1999

 Volume 51, No. 26

Electronic Library Resources:

More than 2,700 online full-text journals available in April

Emory Libraries will be conducting a test of the EBSCO Online Journal Access service through April 30. Faculty, students and staff using the Emory computing network will have free access to EBSCO's complete full-text collection of current and recent issues of more than 2,700 journals, representing a wide range of subject areas and publishers.

During this test it will be possible to search articles by keyword, author, publishers, year or range of years, as well as by specific journal title. You can display or print the full text of any article indexed by this service, where available, or be automatically linked to the publisher's Web site to view abstracts and tables of contents for those articles not yet available in full digital text.

This web-based service has been in development for more than two years and during that time has been followed closely by the Emory libraries. All you'll need to view this collection is a web browser, preferrably Netscape Navigator 3.0 or higher or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. EBSCO also provides downloadable copies of the various viewer plug-ins, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader and RealPage, that some publishers require in order to display their articles.

How do I access EBSCO Online?

If your desktop is connected to the campus network, you can search EBSCO in a number of ways. Links are provided from the General Libraries home page <www.emory.edu/ LIB/glhome.htm>, from the Demonstration Databases listed in the Information Gateway of EUCLID <www.library.emory.edu/IG/ index.html>, and on the electronic journals test Web site <info.library.e mory.edu/ ejls>. Additional links also may be appearing on other Emory sites in April.

Try it early and often!

Remember, this test runs through April 30 only. After that, the Emory libraries will review your comments and suggestions to assess its value as a local information resource. Should Emory libraries join EBSCO, we will have online full-text access to many of the electronic editions of journals we currently receive in paper format, making it easier for you to get access to important current articles at your desktop.

Throughout this test we'd appreciate your comments and suggestions about any aspect of this service--the interface, the ease (or difficulty!) of use, the kinds of journals included in the collection, etc. Please send your comments to Betsey Patterson, Virtual Library Project, at <librbp@emory. edu> or at 404-727-0149.

This column was compiled by the Virtual Library Project team at the General Libraries.

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