Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Zetoc adds abstracts

Zetoc gives us access to the British Library's electronic table of contents or TOCs. Coverage starts from 1993 and is updated on a daily basis so is an excellent source of keeping you up to date in your subject area by setting up email alerts.

Up until recently, Zetoc was one of those databases that did not provide abstracts so you had to put in a little extra leg work to find either the abstract or the full-text elsewhere to decide if it was what you were looking for. Now, they are starting to provide abstracts and not only that but Linksource has also been enabled! This means that if you do decide from reading the abstract that your particular article is what you are looking for, you can click on the Linksource button and - if we have a subscription to that eJournal - you will be able to view the full-text in a couple of clicks.

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