Monday, May 11, 2015

SilverChair platform experincing platform issues - access will be spotty during the day for lots of heavily used journals

SilverChair platform is  experiencing unexpected platform issues - access will be spotty  during the day for lots of heavily used journals from the following journal publishers. 
Please issue a problem report or make a  ticket in Sharepoint when you get a call or email from users.   Please ask users to check back a little later

American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Board of Surgery
    American College of Cardiology
    Association for Computing Machinery
    American College of Chest Physicians
    American College of Physicians
    American Medical Association
    American Occupational Therapy Association
    American Osteopathic Association
    American Pharmacists Association
    The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    American Society of Anesthesiologists
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    ECRI Institute
    Massachusetts Medical Society
    McGraw-Hill Education
    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    University of California, San Francisco
    U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Wolters Kluwer Health

I will report back to all when Silverchair thinks they have reolved the problems. 

Many Thanks,


Thursday, August 07, 2014

SCOPUS : An eye on global research.

SCOPUS :  An eye on global research.
53 million records | 21,915 titles | 5,000 publishers
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.  As research becomes increasingly global, interdisciplinary and collaborative, you can make sure that critical research from around the world is not missed when you choose Scopus.

Search | Analyze | Visualize

Research is a complex pursuit. More than ever, finding the right result is as important as uncovering trends, discovering sources and collaborators, and analyzing results to yield further insights. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.


·         Search by document, author or affiliation, or use Advanced Search
·         Refine results by source type, year, language, author, affiliation and more
·         Link to full-text articles and other library resources
·         Use the QUOSA Information Manager to bulk retrieve results in .pdf format
·         Export data to Reference Managers such as Mendeley, RefWorks and EndNote
·         Stay up-to-date with Email Alerts, RSS and HTML feeds


·         Find related documents by shared references, authors and/or keywords
·         Identify and match an organization with its research output using Affiliation Identifier
·         Identify collaborators or subject experts with Author Identifier
·         Clarify your identity through integration with ORCID
·         Benefit from indexing with Universal Discovery Services.
·         Take advantage of interoperability with ScienceDirect.


·         Track citations over time for a set of authors or documents, with Citation Overview/Tracker
·         View h-index for specific authors
·         Assess trends in search results with Analyze Results
·         Analyze an author's publishing output with Author Evaluator

·         Gain insight into journal performance with Journal Analyzer and alternative journal impact metrics SNIP and SJR

Friday, June 27, 2014

Anywhere Article Arrives Wiley is proud to announce the launch of the new Enhanced HTML Article using RWD : responsive web design

Anywhere Article Arrives
Wiley is proud to announce the launch of our new Enhanced HTML Article

What is Anywhere Article?
For years, readers have relied on PDFs as the primary means of reading journal research articles, despite the fact that HTML offers so much more interaction and discoverability

Why? One contributor to the social network Quora explained:

'There is one primary reason that I prefer PDF versions of scientific documents. PDFs have less clutter... What can publishers do?'

It turned out to be simple.

We acted.

Why did we create the Anywhere Article?

What are the features of an Anywhere Article?
We focused on making the Anywhere Article reading experience a better, more productive experience for readers in the following ways:
  • Readability - superfluous information and clutter has been removed so that readers can focus on the article.
  • Functionality - the new layout and sidebar trays allows readers easy access to important information, such as references, at any point in the reading experience, without losing their place on the page.
  • Figure browser - as well as viewing a figure in context, readers can browse through all other figures in the article at the same time, and quickly navigate to each figure's context in the article
  • Mobility - the responsive HTML article will adapt to any device - desktop, tablet, or mobile - to give the optimal reading experience

See the Anywhere Article in action.

When Can I Start Using Anywhere Article?
Look out for the new links you'll see at the bottom of each article, which read 'Enhanced Article (HTML)'.

Where ever you see this link:

You can bring up the new 'Anywhere Article' version of that content, allowing you to view it easily on the device of your choice, at your convenience.

Access your content anywhere - on any device.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Paramount to the UConn Libraries work at providing access to needed information is analyzing our current resources and understanding how library resources are used. This is an essential part of our stewardship of UConn Libraries’ collections.

As part of this work, I seek your feedback about your use of  Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar.

·         Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar have the following features:
o   Search functionality to retrieve article citations
o   Analysis features to analyze article, author, and journal impact

Thinking of your most frequent use of Web of Science, Scopus or Google Scholar  please describe:

1.       Do you regularly make use of either  Web of Science, Scopus  or Google Scholar?

If so…

2.        Which resource do you use most often?
3.       In the resource most frequently used, how do you use the search functionality compared to the analysis features? (Please consider frequency of use, importance to you, etc.)
4.       If you use more than one of these tools, why do you use more than one? What features do not overlap?

If you have additional comments or questions about Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, or if you wish to share more details about how (or if) you use these tools in your research and teaching, please respond at your earliest convenience.  However, responses  by May 23, 2014 would be most appreciated. 

Google Scholar :

Thank you and best regards,

Arta Dobbs

Joint UCONN Libraries and UCONN Health Library Resources Analysis Project

Arta Dobbs
Collection Management Librarian
University of Connecticut Health Center
L.M. Stowe Library
263 Farmington Ave  MC-4003
Farmington, CT  06034-4003
Tel: 860-679-2432
Fax: 860-679-2278
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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Federal Resources Affected by Government Shutdown

Federal Resources Affected by Government Shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, a number of frequently used online resources are being affected and may not be up to date. The following information has been collected from important sites such as PubMed and We will continue to add updates to this post as more information becomes available. 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
“Due to the temporary shutdown of federal government services, this web site will not be updated or maintained until government operations are authorized to resume.” []

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” []

Note: it is not yet clear which are “excepted functions.”
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [ ]
“The Department of Health and Human Services anticipates that the system will remain in an operational status, but with reduced federal support staff presence, should a lapse in appropriations occur. In addition, we anticipate that the Contact Center will remain available, and provide assistance to callers. HHS, as Managing Partner, in collaboration with OMB and the Program Management Office, will keep the federal grantor community updated as to the status of the system as plans evolve in the event of a government shutdown.” []

NCBI – including databases such as Gene, SNP, and BLAST
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” []
“PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period.” []

Note: We are unsure at this time about the parameters of “as up to date as possible.” It’s possible that new or certain sets of citations will not be added to PubMed or indexed; we are attempting to learn more.

PubMed Central

“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” []

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
“Due to the temporary shutdown of federal government services, this web site will not be updated or maintained until government operations are authorized to resume.” []

Friday, April 12, 2013

Cochrane Library - Maintenance Notice - Weekend of 13/14 April 2013

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

UCONN Health faculty and researchers : new published research

New research published by UCONN Health faculty and researchers as identified in PubMed and indexed for Medline.

Results: 23

  • Filters activated: Publication date from 2012/12/01 to 2012/12/26 Clear all
Paul D, Cowan AE, Ge S, Pachter JS.
Microvasc Res. 2012 Dec 19. doi:pii: S0026-2862(12)00205-1. 10.1016/j.mvr.2012.12.001. [Epub ahead of print]
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Jellison ER, Turner MJ, Blair DA, Lingenheld EG, Zu L, Puddington L, Lefrançois L.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Albores J, Marolda C, Haggerty M, Gerstenhaber B, Zuwallack R.
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2012 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Coman EN, Weeks MR, Yanovitzky I, Iordache E, Barbour R, Coman MA, Huedo-Medina TB.
AIDS Behav. 2012 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Chamberlain SJ.
Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA. 2012 Dec 3. doi: 10.1002/wrna.1150. [Epub ahead of print]
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Wang ZB, Zhang X, Li XJ.
Cell Res. 2012 Dec 4. doi: 10.1038/cr.2012.166. [Epub ahead of print]
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Matic I, Matthews BG, Kizivat T, Igwe JC, Marijanovic I, Ruohonen ST, Savontaus E, Adams DJ, Kalajzic I.
J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2012 Dec;12(4):209-18.
[PubMed - in process]
Free Article
Paveglio S, Puddington L, Rafti E, Matson AP.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2012 Dec;42(12):1791-800. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2012.04043.x.
[PubMed - in process]
Souayah N, Yacoub HA, Khan HM, Farhad K, Mehyar LS, Maybodi L, Menkes DL, Qureshi AI.
J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2012 Dec;14(2):66-71. doi: 10.1097/CND.0b013e31824db14e.
[PubMed - in process]
Yan P, Acker CD, Zhou WL, Lee P, Bollensdorff C, Negrean A, Lotti J, Sacconi L, Antic SD, Kohl P, Mansvelder HD, Pavone FS, Loew LM.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 11;109(50):20443-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1214850109. Epub 2012 Nov 20.
[PubMed - in process]
Chatterjee M, Li K, Chen L, Maisano X, Guo Q, Gan L, Li JY.
Development. 2012 Dec;139(24):4633-43. doi: 10.1242/dev.086991. Epub 2012 Nov 7.
[PubMed - in process]
Fragala MS, Clark MH, Walsh SJ, Kleppinger A, Judge JO, Kuchel GA, Kenny AM.
Gend Med. 2012 Dec;9(6):445-56. doi: 10.1016/j.genm.2012.10.004. Epub 2012 Nov 2.
[PubMed - in process]
Nguyen TN, Nguyen BN, Lee JH, Panigrahi AK, Günzl A.
Eukaryot Cell. 2012 Dec;11(12):1573-81. doi: 10.1128/EC.00250-12. Epub 2012 Oct 26.
[PubMed - in process]
Liu F, McCullough LD.
Neurochem Int. 2012 Dec;61(8):1255-65. doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2012.10.003. Epub 2012 Oct 13.
[PubMed - in process]
Persky RW, Liu F, Xu Y, Weston G, Levy S, Roselli CE, McCullough LD.
Neuroendocrinology. 2012 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Free Article
Xie Z, Thompson A, Sobue T, Kashleva H, Xu H, Vasilakos J, Dongari-Bagtzoglou A.
J Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;206(12):1936-45. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis607. Epub 2012 Oct 2.
[PubMed - in process]
Mazzone CM, Larese TP, Kiraly DD, Eipper BA, Mains RE.
Mol Pharmacol. 2012 Dec;82(6):1241-9. doi: 10.1124/mol.112.080838. Epub 2012 Sep 18.
[PubMed - in process]
Albertsen PC.
BJU Int. 2012 Dec;110(11):1653. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11522.x. Epub 2012 Sep 18. No abstract available.
[PubMed - in process]
Strober BE, Sobell JM, Duffin KC, Bao Y, Guérin A, Yang H, Goldblum O, Okun MM, Mulani PM.
Br J Dermatol. 2012 Dec;167(6):1374-81. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12000. Epub 2012 Nov 2.
[PubMed - in process]
Albertsen P.
Cancer. 2012 Dec 1;118(23):5724-7. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27718. Epub 2012 Jun 26. No abstract available.
[PubMed - in process]
Reinchisi G, Ijichi K, Glidden N, Jakovcevski I, Zecevic N.
Cereb Cortex. 2012 Dec;22(12):2820-30. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr359. Epub 2011 Dec 15.
[PubMed - in process]
Wagner JA, Tennen H, Finan PH, White WB, Burg MM, Ghuman N.
Int J Behav Med. 2012 Dec;19(4):503-11. doi: 10.1007/s12529-011-9190-5.
[PubMed - in process]