Users can now get information about all formats for all journals just by checking the new Journals List. In the past, determining if a journal was on-line or in the library required a user to check two places. You would check the library’s on-line catalog, to see print/microform holdings and the E-journals portal for access to all electronic holdings. Journals List now allows users to find both full-text on-line journals as well as information about what the library owns physically in print or microforms. For example, if you search the Journals List for Skeptical Inquirer, it shows that this journal is available electronically in a number of databases. It also shows a link to Hope College Journal Holdings. This clickable link goes directly to the matching journal record in HopeCat. In this example, the library owns both current and bound issues of Skeptical Inquirer.
The library has acquired Web of Science, a unique citation search database covering all disciplines. The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. For example, the 1,307 entries for Hope College authors have been cited 10,344 times. Web of Science consists of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index with back-files to 1977. Users can set up citation alerts to receive email when particular authors are cited or table of contents alerts when new issues of a journal are published.