Nature Clinical Practice Journals Acquired

Nature Publishing has enhanced, redesigned and rebranded the “Nature Clinical Practice Journals” into “Nature Reviews”, extending the quality and impact of the Nature Reviews brand into eight clinical specialties. Dalhousie Libraries now subscribes to these clinical specialty journals, listed below:

Nature Reviews Cardiology
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology
Nature Reviews Endocrinology
Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Nature Reviews Nephrology
Nature Reviews Neurology
Nature Reviews Rheumatology
Nature Reviews Urology

Access these journals through our online catalogue or through the e-journals search page on our website.

Kellogg Journal Stacks Unavailable

Due to renovations at the Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Tupper Building, the journals stacks on the second floor will be unavailable for the month of June. During this time bound journal runs from 1970 to 1984 will be boxed and placed in storage, joining earlier journal runs.

Circulation staff will be happy to retrieve any items needed from the stacks during this time.

Please forward any questions and concerns to:

Patrick Ellis, Health Sciences Librarian
Phone: 494-1669

American Heart Association Journals

In 2008 the American Heart Association (AHA) launched its first new journals in nearly three decades. Extensions of Circulation, the new Circulation portfolio of journals will deliver tightly focused information on areas at the cutting edge of cardiology, as well as clinical information designed to help practitioners in their daily practice. These six new journals are now available via Novanet or the Electronic journals search page. Titles:

Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Circulation: Heart Failure

New SpringerLink eBooks and eJournals

Dalhouse University Libraries, as a member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), has acquired for the Dalhousie community substantial holdings in SpringerLink, Springer’s online content. Springer is one of the world’s leading publishers of books and journals in science, technology and medicine.

Dalhousie’s holdings in SpringerLink include the complete archive of and ongoing subscriptions to more than 1300 journals (i.e. the journal content goes back to vol. 1). We have also just acquired the complete catalogue of Springer ebooks (over 13,000 titles) from 2005 on. This catalogue includes imprints other than Springer, as well as many “books in series” and reference works.

To view or search this collection, visit the SpringerLink website at Materials accessible by Dalhousie users are marked with a small green box.

You may also access individual Springer ejournals through our ejournals webpage at as well as through the Novanet catalogue.

Springer books may also be accessed directly through MyiLibrary.

Please note that most Springer ebooks are not yet available in Novanet. Records for these books will be added over time.

To find out more about SpringerLink, see their brochure.

Project MUSE Adds Back Issues

Project MUSE recently added the full range of back issues of two of its long-held journals, “Journal of the History of Philosophy” and “Journal of Democracy.”

The addition of the back issues of these two journals is part of a pilot program to determine the feasibility of expanding coverage to include back issues. The pilot program is in the early stages and MUSE developers anticipate adding additional back issues for selected journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

For the “Journal of the History of Philosophy,” the back issues added are Volume 1, 1963, through Volume 37, 1999. For the “Journal of Democracy,” the back issues added are Volume 1, 1990, through Volume 5, 1994.

Clinics of North America

The Kellogg Library has broadened its subscription to the full set of the “Clinics of North America”. We have added the remaining 24 titles to the original 31 title subscription. All titles are available electronically via Novanet and our website.

The Clinics series are practitioner-focused review journals. Each issue presents the latest information on a specific topic with that takes an in-depth look at a specific topic. New titles include:

  • Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
  • Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics
  • Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America

View the complete list of Clinics (New titles highlighted in green)

Journal Citation Reports (Impact Factors) Online

The Dalhousie Libraries recently acquired Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Online. JCR, an ISI Web of Knowledge publication, is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 8,400 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. JCR can show you:

  • the most frequently cited journals in a field
  • the highest impact journals in a field
  • the largest journals in a field

Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.

JCR Online is available via the database search on the Libraries website and also in Novanet, our online catalogue.

Pre-1970 Journals to Storage

In order to free up much needed space, the Kellogg Library is in the process of moving its pre-1970 journals into storage. To obtain a copy of an article from our pre-1970 journals, simply go to our document request form on our website and place your request there. Please count on 3 business days for these requests to be filled. This service is free for Dalhousie users.

If you require assistance please drop into the Library or call our reference desk at 494-2482.