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Re: PubScience Coverage

I must point out some details, that I reallly should have included in my
original message.

A non-Medline article not in SD or Ideal or the other specific categories
covered will not be included in Scirus. Thus, Scirus will not include all
the possible psychology or geology articles, but only those in SD or
Ideal. As a bio specialist, I was not thinking about all these other
subjects. If PubSci still existed, and Scirus included PubSci, this would
not be a limitation.

Scirus includes all the biomed ones to the extent that Medline does. In
fact, you will do a little better by searching Pubmed directly, because it
is more up-to-date for the pre-publication indexing than Medline on
BioMedNet, which is what Scirus uses.

As a detail, my technique for eliminating SD articles only works in
Medline--if you select All journal sources, it does not work because of
the structure of the links in Scirus. There is probably a technique that
does work, but I haven't found it yet.

The order of display of the items requires further investigation. In at
least some circumstances, Scirus displays large result sets so the SD and
Ideal articles appear earlier than the others. (This does not seem to
happen with smaller result sets.) As one of their advisers, I hereby
advise them that this is not a good thing to do.

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 16:08:52 -0500 (EST)
> From: David Goodman <dgoodman@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>
> To: Ann Okerson <ann.okerson@yale.edu>
> Subject: Re: Scirus
> According to my experimentation and their help pages, Scirus certainly
> does search non-ScienceDirect content. It seems to work as follows:
> 1. There are two choices, search the web, or search journals (or search
> both together)
> 2. If you choose to search journals, the
> default is to search all of the following:
>   Beilstein on ChemWeb
>   BioMedCentral
>   Ideal
>   ScienceDirect
>   Medline on BioMedNet


> Dr. David Goodman
> Princeton University Library
> and
> Palmer School of Library and Information Science
> dgoodman@princeton.edu