Online Subject Guides Arrive at UTA

We are pleased to announce that beginning January 14, 2008, UT Arlington Library began providing online subject guides. These are easy-to-use guides that put all our resources in your subject area at your fingertips.

Science and engineering guides can be found:

Visit other UT Arlington Library subject guides.

RefWorks and a Workshop

The tool up for discussion today is RefWorks and how it can make writing your next paper easier.

Writing a paper is hard work. Bringing together complex ideas, finding the right words, and just sounding brilliant are nothing if you fail to properly cite the works you used in constructing your paper. However, tracking all of the articles that you cite and gathering all of the appropriate information so that you can document these works in your references section can be a pain. That’s where RefWorks comes in.

RefWorks is essentially a database created to manage the information about the works that you reference and generate an appropriately formated bibliography for your use. While RefWorks can’t write your paper for you, it can make the process that little bit easier.

Sold? Great! Now, how do you get started? We have a great librarian that knows all the secrets of RefWorks and is holding a workshop on February 12th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and a second workshop on February 16th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., both in Ransom Hall, room 211A. If you can’t make it to one of these sessions, RefWorks also has a very good set of demos to show you how to get started and make the most of the tool. Need more help than the demos? Stop by the library, call me, or drop me an email.

Written by Mariann Medina.

Seven Nature Review Titles Now Available Online

We now have full-text access to seven Nature Review titles (Volume I – to current issue for all titles):

Nature Reviews Cancer

Nature Reviews Genetics

Nature Reviews Microbiology

Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

Nature Reviews Immunology

Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

New Interface for ISI Web of Knowledge

ISI is transitioning to a new interface with enhanced features.

From ISI:


Currently, you have dual access to the new and previous versions of ISI Web of Knowledge. As you become more familiar with the new features and functionality, feel free to make the new ISI Web of Knowledge your primary portal by simply bookmarking , or any homepage in the new interface.

For important information on proxy server access and other technical issues in the new version of ISI Web of Knowledge, go to:

New Features

  • An easy-to-use tabular format – Choose to search across all databases, an individual database, or additional resources such as relevant websites and analytical and administrative tools.
  • All-database search – The new ISI Web of Knowledge takes a unique approach to the multi-database search. It uses one common vocabulary that recognizes the varying terms used by different databases and maps them to a unified subject classification. Which means that a search with ISI Web of Knowledge will find all relevant items that may have originally been categorized differently. Newer terms recognize older terms. And specialized terms from one database recognize specialized terms from another.
  • Refine your search – You can narrow down your results using categories meaningful to your search, including subject area, document type, author, language, and other terms that help you pinpoint the data you need.
  • Citation results and related records are clearly highlighted in individual full records, helping you use these powerful tools to find a wider variety of relevant articles.

You also have free access to EndNote Web, which is fully integrated into ISI Web of Knowledge. Organize, store and share your references online, speeding the research, writing and publishing process. EndNote Web helps users easily access and organize references online, search ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed® and hundreds of library OPACs directly, share EndNote Web folders with colleagues, and easily transfer files to EndNote on the desktop for further management.