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Ethnic NewsWatch

Alternative Titles
Ethnic News Watch and ENW: A History
ENW, ENW+H
Description

A full text database of 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press. Searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes more than 100,000 articles in Spanish and over 400,000 in English.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1960 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9175
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Contemporary Women's Issues

Alternative Titles
RDS Contemporary Women's Issues
CWI
Description
A multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press focusing on issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1992 - (varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8951
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LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (but varies by title) Over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
Mobile Version
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Land Letter: The Natural Resources Weekly Report

Description

Weekly in-depth newsletter focusing on the latest developments in regulation, litigation, legislation, and other action surrounding natural resources issues such as public lands, forests, recreation, endangered species, fisheries, timber, mining, and more.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2003 - present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8593
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HCAB

Alternative Titles
Health Care Advisory Board (HCAB)
Description

Daily health care news and analysis. Current research studies and briefs focused on the business and economics of health care--health system strategies, revenues, cost, governance and operations. (Requires personal registration.)

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8531
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Environment & Energy Daily

Alternative Titles
Environment and Energy Daily, E & E Daily, E&E Daily, EED
E&E News, EEN, E&ENews PM, EENPM, E&E TV, E&ETV, EETV, OnPoint, Land Letter
Description

Provides original coverage of national legislative action on environmental, energy and natural resources issues.

Includes twice daily updates, a morning issue released by 7:30 am, and a late afternoon issue (E&E News PM) released at 4:30 pm daily.  Also includes daily videos (E&ETV) of interviews ("OnPoint" program) and breaking news webcast since 2005, and all content from the former E&E weekly publication Land Letter (published from November 29, 2001 to March 1, 2012).

To access content more than four years old, click on the word SEARCH (in red) next to the search box to connect to the Archive Search screen.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1996 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8423
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Greenwire

Alternative Titles
Green Wire, GW, E & E, E&E News
Description
Coverage of national environmental, energy, and natural resource issues as they are addressed by the White House, federal agencies, courts, states and major media across the country.  Reports emphasize climate change and energy policy, related market trends and technological developments. Updated daily at 1:00 pm, Greenwire provides comprehensive and objective coverage of:
  • climate change issues
  • development of wind, solar and other renewable energy
  • fossil fuel resources and development
  • Clean Air Act regulation and litigation
  • electric utility regulation
  • new energy technologies
  • endangered species
  • public lands management
  • water resources

To access content more than four years old, click on the word SEARCH (in red) next to the search box to connect to the Archive Search screen.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2001 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8333
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Staying Current Podcast Series - Science News

Taubman Health Sciences Library

 

Staying Current with Science News

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Date/Time: May 30, 2007
Title: Staying Current with Science News
Presenter: Patricia Anderson

 


Text of Slides:

  1. Staying Current with Science News -- Searching and Sources Online Patricia F. Anderson <pfa@umich.edu> © 2007 Regents of Taubman Health Sciences Library, UM the University of Michigan. All rights May 30, 2007 reserved.
  2. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies Think of a group of terms that describe your topic, and gather them in a single search statement using the Boolean OR. Test your search for a few days, refine. Then use the RSS feed from the search in your RSS feed reader, or create an e-mail alert. SEE EXAMPLES -->
  3. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies Examples: Search in Google for news: (omics OR genomics OR proteomics OR nanotechnology OR bioinformatics OR transgenic OR \"genetically modified\") (news OR \"press release\") Search in Google: News: (omics OR genomics OR proteomics OR nanotechnology OR bioinformatics OR transgenic OR \"genetically modified\")
  4. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies (dental OR dentistry OR dentist OR dentists OR orthodontics OR endodontics OR periodontics OR maxillofacial OR caries OR cariology OR \"bite-mark”) metastasis OR angiogenesis OR ((tumor OR tumour) (suppression OR inhibition))
  5. News Alerts from Google
  6. News via RSS Feeds RSS session coming next week. In the meantime, look for this symbol in the location box of your browser.
  7. Science News: Searching: Topic Search Engines MedStory
  8. Science News: Searching: Topic Search Engines MedStory: http://www.medstory.com/
  9. Science News from Major News Providers Advantages: Almost always have RSS feed for specific topic Topics will include both Science, Health or Medicine, and Technology (in various combinations) Major names have reputation to protect, so accuracy review is fairly tight. Always have something Disadvantages: Not as precisely focused on your specific topic Usually not reported by scientists, so quality may vary
  10. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: BBC BBC: News: Health: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/default.stm
  11. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: BBC BBC: News: Science / Nature: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/default.stm
  12. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: CNN CNN: Science: http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space
  13. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: New York Times NYT: Health: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/index.html
  14. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: New York Times NYT: Science: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html
  15. Science News from Governments & NGOs Examples European Space Agency (ESA): http://www.esa.int National Science Foundation (NSF): http://www.nsf.gov/ NATO: http://www.nato.int/ Royal Society (RSOC): http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/
  16. Governments & NGOs: Examples: NSF National Science Foundation (NSF): http://www.nsf.gov/
  17. Governments & NGOs: Examples: ESA European Space Agency (ESA): http://www.esa.int
  18. Governments & NGOs: Examples: RSOC Royal Society (RSOC): http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/
  19. News from Popular Science Journals Advantages More focused, still broad More scientific review of article content and quality Also very likely to have RSS feed Disadvantages Written for popular audience Usually written by science writers, but not necessarily trained as scientists Likely to be broader than your own topic interests Reports what is of interest to public, not what is of interest to scientists
  20. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Discover Discover Magazine: http://www.discovermagazine.com/
  21. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Popular Science Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/
  22. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Scientific American Scientific American: http://www.sciam.com/
  23. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Science News Science News: http://www.sciencesnews.org/
  24. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Science News: Article Screenshot of example article from Science News (“Hurt Knees Rx”) Note: graphics from professional artists.
  25. News from General Science Research Journals Advantages More focused, still broad More scientific review of article content and quality Also very likely to have RSS feed Disadvantages Not many Perhaps still broader than your own topic interests
  26. General Science Research Journals: Examples: Nature Nature: http://www.nature.com/
  27. General Science Research Journals: Examples: New Scientist New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/
  28. General Science Research Journals: Examples: Science (AAAS) Science (AAAS): http://www.sciencemag.org/
  29. News from Associations Advantages Topical Targeted Organizations with small groups or narrow focus tend to have few announcements and focus on their own press releases. Best with organizations broad in scope or focused on rapidly changing topics.
  30. News From Associations: Example: AAAS EurekAlert! EurekAlert: http://www.eurekalert.org/
  31. Science News Services Advantages Can provide high-quality brief snapshots of what is going on in science Focused Disadvantages Sometimes low budget Can be out-dated or under-supported
  32. Science News Services: Examples: Bright Surf http://www.brightsurf.com/
  33. Science News Services: Examples: FirstScience http://www.firstscience.com/
  34. Science News Services: Examples: SciCentral http://www.scicentral.com/
  35. Science News Services: Examples: ScienceDaily http://www.sciencedaily.com
  36. Science News Services: Examples: SciTechDaily http://www.scitechdaily.com/
  37. Science News Services: Examples: Others Science.bio.org Science & Spirit: http://www.science-spirit.org
  38. One Stop Specialty Shops Advantages Highly focused on relevant topics Cutting edge Selected by and/or written with experts in the topic area Disadvantages More difficult to find Can be ephemeral Sometimes not as well supported financially, thus may lack some bells and whistles
  39. Specialty News: Examples: Regional - European EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com AlphaGalileo: http://www.alphagalileo.org
  40. Specialty News: Examples: Genome News Network http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/
  41. Specialty News: Examples: Nanotechnology Foresight Nanotech Institute: http://www.foresight.org Nanotechnology: http://www.nanotechnology.com NanotechnologyNow: http://www.nanotechnologynow.com Small Times: http://www.smalltimes.com
  42. Specialty News: Examples: Medicine & Health MedicalNewsToday: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ Reuters Health: http://www.reutershealth.com/ Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs: http://www.ivanhoe.com/ Medscape: http://www.medscape.com
  43. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Medical News Today
  44. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Dental News: http://www. dentalnews. com
  45. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry ADA News Today: http://www. ada.org/prof /resources/p ubs/adanew s/index.asp
  46. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Topix: Dentistry: http://www.topi x.net/med/dentis try Topix: Dentistry: http://www.topi x.net/business/d ental/
  47. Also Rans: Finding Current News Images Google Use the word “pictures” in your topic search Or use: (pictures OR images) Google: Images Blocks many images from commercial news services Flickr Images from people on the scene Groups collecting images of current events Web 2.0 and Citizen Journalism NowPublic, Snaparazzi, OhMyNews, WikiNews
  48. Also Rans: Finding Reports from Conferences Slideshare.net
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Staying Current Podcast Series: Cited Reference Searching

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Date/Time: April 3, 2007
Title: Cited Reference Searching
Presenter: Preet Rana

 


Text of Slides:

  1. Cited Reference Searching Gurpreet K. Rana Taubman Health Sciences Library © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. What is Cited Reference Searching? • Allows you to search for articles that have cited a specific published work • Allows you to search the cited references (bibliography) of an article of interest • Snowballing?!
  3. Significance of cited reference searching • Finding current research based on earlier research • Finding how many times and where a publication is cited • Identifying who is referencing a paper • How is a research topic being used to support other research • Impact of literature on other research in the field • Keeping track of your own research • Used for tenure
  4. Significance of cited reference searching • Allows you to navigate forward and backward in time, discovering relationships between published works – Find new, unknown information based on older, known information – Find relevant articles in areas where there is not a large amount of literature • Find “hidden connections” between research papers • Trace the historical path of a research idea or discovery Source: ISI Thomson. Cited Reference Searching in the Web of Science, Slide 2. Accessed on March 31, 2007. http://www.brainshark.com/brainshark/vu/view.asp?pi=144957
  5. Traditional Searching: Looking back... 1996 paper 1982 1957 paper paper Source: ISI Thomson. Cited Reference Searching in the Web of Science, Slide 3. Accessed on March 31, 2007. http://www.brainshark.com/brainshark/vu/view.asp?pi=144957
  6. Cited Reference Searching: Looking back.... 1996 paper 1982 paper 1957 paper Source: ISI Thomson. Cited Reference Searching in the Web of Science, Slide 3. Accessed on March 31, 2007. http://www.brainshark.com/brainshark/vu/view.asp?pi=144957
  7. Cited Reference Searching: Looking back and forward.... 2003 2004 paper paper 1996 paper 1982 paper 1957 paper Source: ISI Thomson. Cited Reference Searching in the Web of Science, Slide 3. Accessed on March 31, 2007. http://www.brainshark.com/brainshark/vu/view.asp?pi=144957
  8. Cited Reference Searching: Looking back and forward.... 2003 2004 paper paper 1993 paper 1987 paper 1996 paper 1982 paper 1957 paper Source: ISI Thomson. Cited Reference Searching in the Web of Science, Slide 3. Accessed on March 31, 2007. http://www.brainshark.com/brainshark/vu/view.asp?pi=144957
  9. Cited Reference searching: Science Citation Index (1900 to present) Social Science Citation Index (1956 to present) Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present) (SocioFile)
  10. Cited Reference Look-up Table
  11. Cited references in BLUE link to other records. Citations not indexed in Web of Science and CITED REFERENCE VARIANTS are in BLACK
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  16. Citation Tracker....
  17. Comments…. • Growing trend towards cited reference searching • More databases are adding a cited reference search features • Web of Science is still considered the major resource for cited reference searching
  18. • Contact us! medical.library@umich.edu
  19. Reference ISI Thomson. Online Tutorial: Cited Reference Searching in the Web of Science. Accessed on March 31, 2007. <http://www.brainshark.com/brainshark/vu/view.asp?pi=144957>

 

 

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