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WVU Libraries adds electronic resources

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
March 23rd, 2006

The Daily Athenaeum, March 23, 2006

By Colleen Wright
Senior Staff Writer

West Virginia University Libraries recently added two new electronic resources to their resume. Web of Science and Elsevier's Science Direct give faculty and students access to thousands of new journals.

Web of Science contains 22,000 journals, 23 million patents, 12,000 conference proceedings, 5,500 websites, 5,000 books and other scholarly contents.

Science Direct includes electronic versions of a wide variety of frequently used journals. These journals contain information helpful to people in almost every field, especially the sciences.

"Web of Science was the most requested database by faculty. They have been asking for it for the last seven to eight years, and we didn't have the money until now," said Mary Strife, director of the WVU Evansdale Library.

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New Library Resources Connect Users to Wealth of Research

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
March 15th, 2006

Two new West Virginia University Libraries' offerings are providing a boost to faculty and student researchers. Web of Science and Elsevier's Science Direct, among the top academic digital resources, can now be reached with just a few clicks on the WVU Libraries' web site.

Web of Science is an index to 22,000 journals, 23 million patents, 12,000 conference proceedings, 5,500 web sites, 5,000 books and other scholarly Web content. Science Direct includes electronic versions of frequently used journals from 1995 to the present.

“We heard from our faculty and graduate students about their research needs and, through the support of the Research Corporation, we've been able to provide them with updated services,” Provost Gerald Lang said. “Like everything else, the educational environment and our learning environments are changing, and I think that the ability to provide access to the scientific literature in a much more contemporary way – at one's desktop – will improve the quality of our faculty members' research and student learning.”

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