Free service collects tables of content


RI Newsline – Issue 24 – December 2008

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17 December 2008

"A new free service makes it easier to keep up-to-date with scholarly journals.ticTOCs  – Journal Tables of Contents Service provides access to the most recent tables of contents of over 11,000 scholarly journals from more than 400 publishers.  It helps scholars, researchers, academics and anyone else keep up-to-date with what’s being published in the most recent issues of journals on almost any subject. "

This is funded and developed by a coalition of academic institutions,organizations, and publishers.

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NTIS offers RSS feeds by subject categories

Currently the National Technical Information Service Bibliographic Database includes records on over 2.8 million scientific and technical reports arranged by major subject categories. The NTIS  has now made available RSS Feeds by Subject Category: Follow the RSS Feeds link at to get started. Energy is one of the categories, for example.

“NTIS values its recognition by the technical information community, libraries, and participating Federal Government agencies as the leader in providing must-have U.S. Government technical content. To this end, NTIS will always strive to acquire, index, abstract, and archive the largest collection of Government-sponsored technical reports in existence.”

The October 2008 issue of the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter is now available online from  To subscribe to the free Newsletter, just send an email with your name and email address to

Source, the October NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter

Science & technology online collaboration opportunities

Here is a summary of some of the latest opportunities for scientists to share work online:

Source: Tenopir, Carol, et al., "Information with a Twist: Vendors keep the party going with Web 2.0",  Library Journal, May 15, 2008.
1.  2collab — ” to support scientific collaboration and information filtering”
2. “Scirus Topic Pages — ” to facilitate scholarly discussion on specialized topics”
American Chemical Society:
1. “ACS Nanotation” is an online space in the new ACS journal Nano
2. Offers alerting services via Email or RSS feeds.
Taylor & Francis added “,” a free community portal for nanoscience researchers that enhances the NANOnetBASE database.”
Thomson Scientific:
1. “Journal Citation Forum” is an online discussion place for citation research methods.
2. Thomson Scientific will use the “Knowledge Dashboard” from Collexis to build a data mining  tool for Web of Knowledge.
IEEE is providing free access to high energy physics articles…otherwise they are keeping the same subscription model.
JSTOR added links to cited references for those journals that are in the JSTOR collection and is adding links to references cited in journals that are outside the JSTOR collection.”