Friday, June 28, 2013

Applied Science and Technology Source

IRel, the Irish Research electronic Library, have arranged open access to the index and fulltext collection Applied Science & Technology Source  until December 2013.

This resource offers extensive coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and has full text for almost 1,200 journals with citations to millions of articles. The content derives from numerous sources, including leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings. 

 Communication & Information Technology
 Computer Databases & Software
 Energy Resources & Research
 Engineering & Biomedical Materials
 Engineering Disciplines
 Food & Food Industry
 Neural Networks
 New Technologies
 Optical & Neural Computing


Organizations, Management and Leadership: the grey literature

Research publications on leadership, management and organizations in healthcare are only partially indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed because MEDLINE only indexes journal articles proper.

The significant body of grey research literature, working papers and reports etc,  originating from premier business centres like INSEAD, Harvard and MIT are indexed in the Social Science Research Network database SSRN.   SSRN is an open access index and repository with a wide range of healthcare service related documents.    

Where do you file your digital content?

Demystifying Born Digital Reports
Researchers, clinicians and academics have by now all accumulated sometimes vast quanities of born digital information in a variety of formats and perhaps in a range of media. You can no longer put this data on a shelf or shove it into a filing cabinet. So how do you preserve, store and make this data accessible?

OCLC Research is an international information management provider and they are producing a series of reports on the management, archiving and preservation of born digital content.
  • You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media
  • Swatting the Long Tail of Digital Media: A Call for Collaboration
  • Walk This Way: Detailed Steps for Transferring Born-Digital Content from Media You Can Read In-house

Friday, June 7, 2013

Systematic reviews

Systematic Reviews  is an open access journal established in 2012. It is available on PubMedCentral and is now fully indexed in PubMed.

Systematic Reviews encompasses all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews. The journal aims to publish high quality systematic review products including systematic review protocols, systematic reviews related to a very broad definition of health, rapid reviews, updates of already completed systematic reviews, and methods research related to the science of systematic reviews, such as decision modeling. The journal also aims to ensure that the results of all well-conducted systematic reviews are published, regardless of their outcome.

It is a long-term goal of the journal to ensure all systematic reviews are prospectively registered in an appropriate database, such as PROSPERO, as these resources for registration become available and are endorsed by the scientific community.