Political analysis

11 April 2010 - Zam Zam: First election day in Sudan. In the picture, a voter checks his name in the registration lists in a polling station in Zam Zam IDP Camp, El Fasher (North Darfur). Picture: UNAMID - Albert Gonzalez Farran

11 April 2010 – Zam Zam: First election day in Sudan. In the picture, a voter checks his name in the registration lists in a polling station in Zam Zam IDP Camp, El Fasher (North Darfur). Picture: UNAMID – Albert Gonzalez Farran

New to ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Political Analysis

Political Analysis is ranked #5 out of 157 journals in Political Science by 5-year impact factor, according to the 2012 ISI Journal Citation Reports.

‘More than any other journal, Political Analysis publishes the most powerful new ideas for the empirical analysis of politics. No serious researcher in the field, and no serious research library, will want to be without a subscription.’ – Prof. Christopher Achen, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan

Political Analysis is the leading journal for innovative new quantitative work in political methodology, and the journal shows great promise for becoming an important voice in the ongoing effort to bridge quantitative and qualitative methodology.’ – Prof. David Collier, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Access Political Analysis from the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or via this link.

Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory

New to ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory

Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory is a newly founded, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality original corpus-based research focusing on theoretically relevant issues in all core areas of linguistic research (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), or other recognized topic areas.

Access Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or from this link.

New eresources

The closing date for new eresource recommendations is 25 October 2013.

Cambridge librarians may add comments to recommendations in the database using the link provided here.

To add a recommendation for a new eresource please use the form here.

Decisions on new eresources will be taken on 7 November and recommenders contacted soon thereafter.

Any queries please complete and send this form.

Social theory and practice

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New to ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Social theory and practice.

Social theory and practice is an academic journal intended to provide a forum for the discussion of theoretical and applied questions in social, political, legal, economic, educational, and moral philosophy, including critical studies of classical and contemporary social philosophers. It features original philosophical work by authors from all relevant disciplines, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. The journal is published by the Florida State University Department of Philosophy, in cooperation with the Philosophy Documentation Center.

Access Social theory and practice via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Jazz perspectives


New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Jazz Perspectives, a journal representing a broad forum for promoting cross-disciplinary scholarly dialogue across the academic jazz community.

The journal’s mission is to stimulate the international study and appreciation of the rich legacy of jazz and its many musical and cultural tangents, both past and present. The journal aims to bridge the jazz-as-music and jazz-as-culture divide of contemporary jazz studies, as well as to promote broader international perspectives on the jazz tradition and its legacy. The journal furthermore includes reviews and essays on significant recent literature and new recordings and media.

Access Jazz perspectives via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Scopus event 18 October 2013

There will be a training session on Scopus on 18th October 2013 from 11:00 am to 13:00 pm in the Milstein Seminar Room at the University Library. No booking is required.

Scopus is the world’s “largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature” (http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/scopus) with smart tools that track, analyze and visualize research. Easy to use and comprehensive, Scopus is designed to find quickly the information researchers need.

The session will cover the following aspects:

Scopus content
How to register
Citation overview
Analyze results
Journal analyzer
Affiliation searching
Author searching
Author profiles
How to adjust your author profile

Including a 15-20 min session explaining the Scopus bibliometrics SNIP, SJR & how they differ from the Impact Factor.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Book Citation Index

Cambridge users now have access to the new Book Citation Index from 2008 via the Web of Knowledge platform.

As an author, unless your book publications happened to be covered by one of the book series indexed for citations in Web of Science, you had to rely on your book publication being cited in a journal covered by the Web of Science for it to be included in the citation index. Citations to an author’s work in books, however renowned the publisher or University press, were exempt.

As everyone knows, books are much more important in the humanities and social sciences than in most natural sciences. With the vast amount of information available today, researchers rely on citation indices to identify the best resources for their research. Bringing together scholarly book, journal and conference proceedings literature within Web of Knowledge, optimizes the powerful features of citation navigation.

Researchers will have access to the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research, allowing them to measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators.

The selection criteria for inclusion in the Book Citation Index is here.

The Book Citation Index includes:

Comprehensive cited reference search
Reciprocal links to/from book records and book chapters
Accurate citation counts from journals, conference proceedings, and other books
Times Cited counts for books and book chapters
Full bibliographies from books and book chapters
Links from book and book chapter records to full text
Capture of all fundamental bibliographic information as well as author cited references.

Access the Book Citation Index from this link. (Click on “Select a Database” tab.)

Zoological record

New on the Web of Knowledge platform: The Zoological record from 2008 to the present.

The Zoological record is the world’s leading taxonomic reference and oldest continuing database of animal biology.

With the Zoological record, you can determine the first appearance of an animal name or new species; track changes in the classification and relationships of organisms; check for new species descriptions; identify potential collaborators with significant citation records; and keep up with all aspects of animal biology and biodiversity issues.

The Zoological record covers over 5,000 serials, plus many other sources of information, including books, reports and meetings. It is fully integrated with all the other data services and tools on the Web of Knowledge platform. Insightful analysis options allow to find hidden trends and patterns, gain insight into emerging fields of research and identify leading researchers, institutions, and journals with the Analyze Tool.

The Zoological record can be accessed from the “Select a Database” tab on the Web of Knowldge platfrom using this link.

ejournals@cambridge asks Yvonne Nobis (Librarian, Central Science Library and Moore Library) what the Data Citation Index will mean to Cambridge

ejournals@cambridge: Why would you support the Data Citation Index as a new subscription in Cambridge?

YN: I believe that the Data Citation Index will be a vitally important tool for researchers and those working in research support across all disciplines, but most particularly in the sciences.

ejournals@cambridge: What is different about the DCI and why is it important?

YN: The Data Citation Index provides seamless access to research data that has been harvested from repositories world wide. This enables researchers to locate information that may be directly pertinent to their research but was previously hidden, as there is no effective way of knowing what may be in an institutional or subject specific repository. It should be noted that often those from outside a domain may be interested in data produced elsewhere, and which is available in a subject based repository, but lack the necessary domain expertise to retrieve it. The DCI has a completely novel approach to harvesting research data material such as research datasets themselves, and currently over 2 million datasets and databases are fully searchable via the Data Citation Index.

ejournals@cambridge: How do you foresee the DCI being used in Cambridge?

YN: Alongside enabling researchers to locate primary source material which they may otherwise be unaware of and aiding interdisciplinary research by making such material discoverable, the Data Citation Index assists researchers who wish to track the impact of their research. This latter factor is becoming increasingly important with the growth of new models for attributing credit for scientific research (for example, altmetrics) where models of judging (in particular scientific) impact are attempting to ‘crowdsource’ peer review. In this environment the sharing (and discoverability) of “raw science ” such as datasets is increasingly crucial. Material which is located by a search in the DCI is linked to related peer-reviewed literature indexed in the main Web of Science database.

ejournals@cambridge: So you are pleased to be offering the DCI to Cambridge researchers?

YN: I would argue that by subscribing to the Data Citation Index we are providing a critical service for our users in the research community – both by helping them locate material and making their raw data (and hence the credit attributable for it) available to the world.