OSU Libraries has a current trial of the APA PsycNET database. PsycNET is the American Psychological Association (APA) platform for their electronic resources including:

  • PsycINFO – bibliographic database of scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. PsycINFO covers journals, books, reviews, and dissertations.
  • PsycARTICLES – full-text database of journals published by APA and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality, and more.
  • PsycBOOKS – full-text database of APA books, classic books, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology.
  • PsycEXTRA – a gray literature database. Gray literature is material written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Documents include newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more.
  • and PsycCRITIQUES – full-text database of book and film reviews.

This trial is password-based; please contact your Subject Librarian for the login and password. The trial will end on March 31, 2008. Comments on the trial can be sent through the Database Trial Evaluation Form.

Web of Science is the web version of Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Web of Science accesses a multidisciplinary database of bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. The databases are indexed so you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article’s cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.

Coverage for these databases has now been extended back to 1970 for both the Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index. The library is grateful for funds donated to Friends of the Library that were used to help make this purchase possible.

OSU Libraries has a trial of the INSPEC database on the ISI Web of Knowledge platform. This trial is to evaluate the Web of Knowledge platform as an alternative to our current subscription to INSPEC on the Ebscohost platform.

INSPEC trial on ISI Web of Knowledge
. This trial will end Friday, February 29, 2008

To compare with our current subscription, you can search INSPEC on the Ebscohost platform.

Published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), INSPEC covers physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control engineering and information technology. More than 6,000,000 abstract records and 330,000 new abstracts, 4,000 journals and 2,000 conference proceedings added each year. Each record contains an English-language title and descriptive abstract, together with full bibliographic details which include the journal title, author’s name and affiliation and the language of the original document. Coverage is from 1969-present.

If you look at this resource during the trial, please fill out a Trial Evaluation Form

OSU Libraries now has access to The Charleston Advisor. Access is available from Vol. 1 (1999) to the present.

The Center for Research Libraries and the editors of The Charleston Advisor (TCA) have begun to work together to expand and enhance The Charleston Advisor as a source of trustworthy and authoritative evaluations of electronic scholarly resources and services. By working together CRL and TCA expect to make available to the collection development community more analytical information about electronic resources and in-depth analysis of the archiving provisions that stand behind those resources.

Beginning with the current (January 2008) issue librarians at all CRL member institutions will henceforth have access to TCA. IP ranges for CRL members have been forwarded to TCA, and even CRL institutions that have not previously subscribed now have online access to the TCA through CRL. TCA will phase out its subscription fees for CRL institutions. Those who have already renewed their TCA subscriptions will begin to receive TCA gratis through CRL when their current subscription period ends.

CRL is happy to make this essential collection development tool available to you and hope that it yields significant benefits for your institution.