Library's abstracting and indexing
skills: A critical edge in knowledge age.
Abstracting and indexing (A&I) databases are now well established resources for library patrons that exist alongside the various types of catalogs; increasingly, the extended functionality of local integrated library systems and the availability of Z39.50 is making it possible to offer access to catalogs and abstracting and indexing databases through common user interfaces.
CROSS-DATABASE LINKAGES AND ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING DATABASES
Article citation (abstracting and indexing or A&I) databases and other secondary information resources (such as reviews) are now commonplace services offered to library patrons alongside access to catalogs; they are available from a wide range of sources scattered across the network, from local mounts and from CD-ROM based systems.
The database contains comprehensive abstracting and indexing
for 160 periodicals, including those covered in the Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, as well as the full text of 61 of those periodicals.
If traditional abstracting and indexing is going to survive, it needs to be repackaged.
There is no reason that abstracting and indexing could not pursue a similar course.
It provides cover-to-cover abstracting and indexing
of more than 415 key English-language periodicals.
Cover-to-cover abstracting and indexing
of 260 top sources -- leading English -- language titles as well as many published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish -- can now be scoured for answers by controlled vocabulary or keyword, using Wilson Art Abstracts.
Readers' Guide Abstracts Select Edition provides selective abstracting and indexing of the 240 periodicals covered in RGA and complete coverage of The New York Times.
Wilson Applied Science & Technology Abstracts provides information in the fields of engineering, technology, and science with comprehensive abstracting and indexing of approximately 400 core scientific and technical publications.
BIOSIS, the abstracting and indexing
service for the life sciences, announced an innovative compact disc curriculum, presented free of charge to library schools offering accredited graduate-level programs.