Heidelberg University Library Continues to Stock Up its Electronic Equipment
19 April 2007
New e-journals and databases
During the past few months the University's library has been expanding its e-journal and database supply. Here is an overview of the new acquisitions:
Academic Search Premier ASP (EBSCO): This encompasses more than 4,000 e-journals from Anglo-American publishers, among them numerous university presses like Duke University Press, MIT Press and University of North Carolina Press. The package covers all the sciences, with 1,700 titles for medicine alone. Some titles are available up to the latest issue, while others have an embargo on the most recent editions, typically those from the last six to twelve months.
Elsevier Science Direct: All Elsevier magazines available as print media subscriptions on Heidelberg's campus starting from the 2002 edition are now online. Accordingly, some 300 titles are now available. Formerly some of them had only been available in the most recent edition or not at all.
Westlaw International: This full-text database for law students provides convenient access to full law texts, decisions and verdicts, legislative material and business information, with an emphasis on Anglo-American jurisdiction. The online portal currently contains around 2,700 online products and is constantly being amplified.
The Wiley editorial package offers access to approximately 400 electronic journals, mainly scientific and medical, but also including law and economics publications.
The Oxford University Press complete package offers unlimited access to all its online editions, thus increasing the available number of this publisher's journals from 70 to 180. They cover a wide interdisciplinary spectrum in the humanities and in social studies.
Project MUSE is a joint project by renowned American academic publishing houses and libraries assisted by the Mellon Foundation. The electronic full-text archive gives access to close to 300 e-journals from more than 60 important Anglo-American academic publishers like MIT Press, Johns Hopkins University Press or Princeton University Press. The emphasis lies here on the humanities and social studies.
This way, Heidelberg users now have access to almost 24,000 e-journals of which — for the first time — more than 10,000 titles are licensed. The new e-journals are available as single titles all over campus via the University's electronic journal library. Furthermore, Project MUSE is accessible as a complete full-text archive with research functions via the database pages of the University Library. Since many of the older magazine archive volumes have already been licensed at the University Library via national German Research Foundation licences or JSTOR, numerous titles are now available from end to end.
Alongside SCOPUS, the database Science Citation Index (Web of Science) is one of the world's largest and most important article databases for the natural sciences and medicine and is now back online (see press release "Heidelberg University Library: 'Our most expensive service by far'"). Another newly available service in addition to the SCI is the Essential Science Indicator database, providing innovative citation analysis and searchable by country, institution or author. It represents a further major supplement to the electronic information supply.
These databases are all accessible via the electronic journal library or via the database pages of the University Library from every computer on the Heidelberg campus and also from home for those with a HEIDI password.
Please address any inquiries to:
Dr. Michael Schwarz
Press Officer of the University of Heidelberg
phone: 06221/542310, fax: 54317