|EBSCO Publishing has announced the addition of the MedicLatina Spanish-language
medical database, the General Science Collection, and the Vocational and
Career Collection to its EBSCOhost service. The company also announced
upgrades to its NoveList product.
The MedicLatina database comprises medical research and investigative
journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers. It includes the complete
Spanish full text (with Adobe PDF files) for more than 50 peer-reviewed
The publications cover topics such as neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology,
biomedicine, clinical research, and pediatrics. Titles include
Cubana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular,
de la Facultad de Medicina de la Unam, Revista Médica del
Imss, Revista Mexicana de Patología Clinica, and
along with the English-language Archives of Medical Research.An
optional Spanish interface and translation software are available free
of charge to all EBSCOhost customers.
General Science Collection
The General Science Collection provides information on all aspects
of scientific study, with full-text coverage of more than 60 of the most
popular science magazines. Its publications include Archaeology,
Astronomy, National Geographic, Popular Science, and Scientific
American. Subject areas cover the observation, description, identification,
and experimental investigation of phenomena; the application of science;
and industrial and commercial objectives.
Vocational and Career Collection
The Vocational and Career Collection offers industry-specific information
to career seekers in vocational and technical school libraries, public
libraries, and high schools. Fields covered include advertising, nursing,
hotel management, and restaurants. The database also features industry
data and articles on interviewing, resumes, compensation, and other subjects.
The collection provides full-text coverage for nearly 340 trade-and-industry-related
periodicals, including Advertising Age, Pediatric Nursing,
Hotel and Hotel Management, Restaurant Business, Drug
Store News, Video Business, and American Machinist.
NoveList is working with Joyce Saricks, an expert on readers' advisory
and author of Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, who is creating
author read-alike lists. These lists feature a brief discussion of why
people enjoy an author, other authors who write books that match these
characteristics, and an explanation of the ways in which they match.
NoveList is also introducing a book guide feature that libraries can
use to enhance the reading experience not only of individual readers, but
also of an entire community, according to the announcement. Several communities
have started city- and countywide book discussion programs.
NoveList will soon begin to add book discussion guides for young adult
titles. Overall, NoveList adds four to five book discussion guides, seven
to 10 book talks, and five to seven feature articles each month to its
database, while continuously increasing the total number of searchable
NoveList has also introduced a new ILS and Z39.50 linking capability
with which users can link directly to the library's online catalog from
a title found in a NoveList search. With ILS linking enabled, a click on
a link opens a window and searches the catalog for the title being viewed.
From this window, the user can do additional searches and even reserve
If the library's catalog does not support ILS linking, Z39.50 linking
may offer an alternative. Clicking on a Z39.50 link from within NoveList
allows the application to connect to the customer's Z39.50 server, perform
a search, and display the results. In this instance the user is not actually
in the library catalog, so he or she cannot do additional searches or reserve
NoveList customers should contact EBSCO Publishing technical support
if they are interested in enabling this new linking feature.
Source: EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich, MA, 800/653-2726; http://www.epnet.com.