Thursday, September 25, 2008

Journals: Table of Contents and email alerts

Most of us know the important journals likely to publish valuable research. Virtually all these journals will provide table of contents as direct email alerts to you.

Create your own account or register at the journal website to activate these personalised options. Alerts are added to your personal profile and are usually described as Alert me about new Journal Issues or Set e-mail alert

For large journal collections such as ScienceDirect and Nature and databases such as MEDLINE, you can create multiple alerts and search profiles and these services will push updates to you by email.

More on Moodle Information Seeking and Library Skills : Journals


Friday, September 12, 2008


A major database new to RCSI : 18 million records in life and biomedical sciences, clinical medicine and pharmacology. Embase complements MEDLINE with significant coverage of drug related sources. Offers combined Embase and MEDLINE single search.

Drug Research, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy, Drug Side Effects and Interactions, Toxicology, Human Medicine (Clinical and Experimental), Basic Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Biomedical, Medical Devices, Engineering and Instrumentation, Health Policy and Management, Pharmacoeconomics, Public and Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Pollution Control, Substance Dependence and Abuse, Psychiatry, Forensic Science.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

RCSI Library catalogue update

It is now possible to search the RCSI Library catalogue separately by each of our recent or historical collections. The default search in the catalogue (RCSI Library Main Catalogue) will search for items available on our general shelves, including textbooks, reference material, journals etc.
If you are interested in searching for historical books and other items that we have here at RCSI, click on "Other RCSI Library Catalogues" in the top menu of the catalogue and choose "RCSI Library historical collections catalogue". Our historical material is kept in a separate store. Please enquire at the Mercer Library Service Desk (email: if you would like to study any of this material.
You can still search both collections together by choosing "RCSI Library complete catalogue (main + historical collections)".