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TechJournalContents now included in TechXtra cross-search

Posted in News by Roddy MacLeod on November 25, 2009

TechJournalContents, the current awareness service that searches across the most recent issues of nearly 4,000 technology journals to bring you details of the latest scholarly journals in technology subjects, can now be searched, along with over 30 other top sources, from the main TechXtra website:

TechXtra is a free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, thesis & dissertations, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.

Roddy MacLeod

New TechJournalContents current awareness service is popular

Posted in News by Roddy MacLeod on November 24, 2009

The newly released and freely available TechJournalContents service, which searches across the most recent issues of nearly 4,000 technology journals for up-to-date content, is proving popular.  We’ve noticed a lot of hits in the few days since it was made available, and its been mentioned by various bloggers and in some newsletters.  Knowledgespeak featured the service, as did ResourceShelf and also the UCL Library Services blog, one of the Open University Library blogs, Reference Notes, Engineering Update, Electronic Resources News and Peter Scott’s Library Blog

We’ve put a link to TechJournalContents on the TechXtra home page, where it joins several other services designed to help you find many types of information in engineering, mathematics and computing.

And you can now get an A-Z list of journals included in the service by clicking on the number of journals to the right of TechJournalContents

Roddy MacLeod

New! TechJournalContents – search current issues of 4,500+ technology journals

Posted in News by Roddy MacLeod on November 18, 2009
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TechJournalContents is a brand new free service which lets you to search across the current issues of more than 4,500 scholarly technology journals from multiple publishers, in order to find the latest research articles.

A number (about 400) of the journals searched by TechJournalContents are freely available on Open Access, and for others, access to the full text of search results will depend on institutional or personal subscriptions. 

Publishers whose technology-related journals are indexed by TechJournalContents include Springer, Emerald, Inderscience, Wiley Interscience, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, IEEE, Sage, AIP, IMechE, and many more.

You can also save the results of searches made in TechJournalContents as RSS feeds, and then keep up-to-date with new content via a feedreader of your choice such as Google Reader or Bloglines.

The core behind the service is the journalTOCs API, produced by the journalTOCs Project, based at the ICBL, Heriot-Watt University, and is being managed by Santy Chumbe. A project blog is available.

TechJournalContents is a useful new current awareness tool.  It is freely available from TechXtra, the service which helps you find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, thesis & dissertations, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.

Roddy MacLeod

OneStep Industry News now includes items from CORDIS

Posted in News by Roddy MacLeod on November 16, 2009
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Items from the CORDIS ICT Results service – providing news and features articles on the latest innovations from the European Commission’s Information Society Technologies (IST) research initiative – have been added to TechXtra’s OneStep Industry News.

OneStep Industry News includes details of many thousands of news items in technology from top sources in one place.

Roddy MacLeod
TechXtra Manager