Library closing for the 4th of July

Opening hours for the PCC/USF Library:
Saturday July 1st – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday July 2nd – closed as usual
Monday July 3rd – 12:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday July 4th – closed for the holiday

Happy 4th of July to all!

Absent from the campus

Friday, June 30, I will be in Tampa all day for meetings. I will be back on Monday, July 3rd.

Phone system is down

The USF Lakeland phone system is down for the moment. You may not be able to reach me from outside USF. The problem is being worked on.

UPDATE: the system is now operational again.

The differences between PubMed and MEDLINE

I found the following webpage that lists the differences between the PubMed and MEDLINE databases: .

MEDLINE is a component of PubMed and both deal with the life sciences. PubMed is free and while it may be easier to use, MEDLINE will be more specialized and will link to more full-text. Both databases are still very [...]

2005 ISI Journal Citation Reports available

The data from the 2005 Journal Citation Reports is now available in the ISI Web of Knowledge database. This data gives information on how many times a journal was cited, how many it has cited other journals and it’s impact factor, among others.

This kind of information is interesting when you are choosing a journal [...]

Enhancements to ABC-Clio databases

Two of the ABC-Clio databases available at USF, Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life will present enhanced interfaces starting tomorrow June 22.
This new version 4.1 features will include:

Cross-database searching between Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life
Faster, smarter searching, including: suggested terms for searches that return no results; inverted author names; punctuation alternatives and [...]

ACM down for maintenance

The ACM Digital Library, specializing in computer science, will be down for maintenance today starting at 4:00 PM. The service should be restablished within 12 hours.

To be notified when the service will be back up, enter your email address on the ACM website.

Absent from campus

I will be at a conference from Monday, June 12th to Thursday, June 15th. I will be back on Friday, June 16th.

If you need immediate assistance, you can use the Ask-A-Librarian services or, for a short, factual question, use the PCC/USF Library.

ISI Web of Knowledge enhancements

ISI Web of Knowledge (which you may know better as the platform to Web of Science) has announced enhancements:

Easier refinement of results, one category at a time
Greater amount of results that can be analyzed with the Analyze function, up to 100,000 at a time.

I am of course available to guide through Web of Science [...]