Thursday, November 27, 2008

Academic/Scholarly Journal Search Sites



Sub-titled 'Your Life Science Magazine Rack', this site delivers the most recent life science literature as it is published direct from RSS feeds. You can browse for over 100 journals within life science by subject, see the most recently updated TOCs, search the content of TOCs (it's a bit slow), see the most 'popular' articles, and if you register, you can do a lot more. There are links to the full text of articles.

ticTOCs - Tables of Contents Service
Also based on scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs), ticTOCs is a user friendly service that covers all subjects - over 11,000 journal TOCs are included from more than 300 publishers. You can Search for Tables of Contents, view the latest TOC for each journal, link to the full text of around 250,000 articles (where institutional or personal subscription allows), export TOC feeds to popular feedreaders, and select and save (by ticking them) journal titles in order to view future TOCs ( Register to ensure your MyTOCs are permanently saved). And more! ticTOCs is where researchers can now keep-up-to-date. Heriot-Watt University is one of the partners involved in developing this service, which was funded by JISC.

CiteULike Current Issues
CiteULike currently has over 11,000 journals online. You can browse all the recent articles in these journals.

From the University of Helsinki, FeedNavigator downloads medical RSS feeds published by websites and aggregates their content into a single feed, latest news first. This gives access to over 4,000 medical sources, including numerous journal Tables of Contents, which are updated continuously.
The latest issues of popular science journals on one page. You can select from various subject areas.

Zetoc RSS
Find journal TOC RSS feeds by name, keyword or subject. Zetoc produces its own feeds but has more than the other services mentioned above. Requires some knowledge of how RSS works.