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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Jacso reviews 4.0

Péter Jacsó reviewed 4.0 in his column for Thomson Gale, March 2007.  (Thanks to ResourceShelf.)  Excerpt:

The U.S. government has produced many valuable open access full-text and abstracting/indexing databases and developed excellent hosting systems. Beyond the very well known and widely used databases of the National Institutes of Health hosted on the excellent Entrez system, these include many other databases and services: the ERIC database and service (with more than 100,000 full text documents), the useful Energy Citations and even more useful Information Bridge full text databases of the DOE, the excellent Transportation Research Information Services, TRIS Online, the outstanding NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) with ever growing full text coverage and very smart software, the not so outstanding but important NTIS database with subset of its indexing/abstracting records. There are many other open access government databases which include full text scientific documents and/or indexing/abstracting records.... is...a much better tool for searching science and technology-related documents than Google's special U.S. Government search or the Microsoft-powered