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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Scholarly Communication Speaker Series: "Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Players and Payers"

Scholarly Communication Speaker Series: "Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Players and Payers"

Dr. Thomas Krichel from Long Island University will speak on “Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Players and Payers” on Thursday, March 3, 2005 from 3-5p.m. in Hagerty Library, Stern Conference Room, 3 rd Floor.

For any questions, contact Peggy Dominy at

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Engineering Village 2 RSS feed

In an earlier post on RSS Feeds including HubMed (pubmed rewired) some useful RSS sites were provided. You will need to download a feedreader to be able to read updates provided by various RSS sites. There are number of RSS readers available from which you can select a reader.

RSS Compendium is a list with links to a variety of RSS readers categorised by different platforms

Engineering Village 2 provides RSS feeds of your search queries. Once you have executed a search, you can post the latest updated records that match your query to your RSS aggregator and share the results with others within your institution.

Engineering Village 2 RSS feed includes titles of the records and links back to Engineering Village 2 for the detailed record. You need to be in an IP authenticated environment that has access to Engineering Village 2 to view the detailed record. This feature will allow you to get automatic weekly updates of your search queries' results within your RSS readers. To use the RSS feeds from Engineering Village 2, execute and refine your search until you have the search strategy that you wish to use as your feed. If your organization has enabled the RSS feed, an RSS feed link with will appear following your search statement.

Click on the RSS link. Copy and paste the link to your RSS reader. Each week when the database is updated any new results matching your query will be displayed in your RSS reader. Up to 400 titles will be delivered with each update.

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Monday, February 28, 2005

RefWorks Introduction and Training

Attend a demonstration of RefWorks - Drexel's new citation management tool.

Two sessions this week:

Monday February 28th, 5-6pm (instructor: Tim Siftar)

Thursday March 3rd, 5-6pm (instructor: Andy Wheeler)

Classroom L-19
Lower Level
W.W. Hagerty Library

Sessions are free.

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP would be appreciated. RSVP to [ ].

RefWorks is FREE to the Drexel community.

Learn how to capture citations from online databases and automatically create bibliographies using this service now available to the Drexel community at no charge.

Brief online introduction:
This may be helpful for distance learners who cannot attend the training events. Flash plug-in is required to view this link.
RefWorks Introduction [FLASH]

More RefWorks info:
Visit our RefWorks webpage for more details.
Drexel University Libraries: RefWorks Help Page

Sunday, February 27, 2005

RSS Feeds including HubMed (pubmed rewired)

An example of a an RSS reader

Feedreader is a lightweight open-source aggregator that supports RSS and ATOM formats.
Download it and add different feeds you like.

Below are some useful RSS sites that you may add them to you feed reader.

Knovel K-News for Knovel's tips on using scientific and engineering related handbooks and other resources

HubMed: pubmed rewired: An Alternative Interface to the PubMed Medical
Literature Databas
RSS feeds of literature queries - updated daily.
Drag the XML button from a page of search results into your newsreader:
NewzCrawler (Windows), NetNewsWire (OS X) or Amphetadesk (cross-platform).

Bioinformatics Feeds

EEVL Feeds - Engineering Resources


PSIgate Physical Science gateway

ResourceShelf Gateway