Help overview

This system is designed to provide electronic access through your organization's intranet to full text for many of the scientific, technical, and medical journals to which your institution subscribes. You can browse journal titles, search for specific information, or research subject areas in detail.  This online data complements traditional paper-based journals by providing an easy-to-use web interface to the electronic collections at your site.  The data you have access to depends on your site's subscriptions.  

Through your desktop access to this system, you can:

  • Browse the list of available titles.  Click on Browse in the navigation bar above.  You can browse titles alphabetically or by categories.   Browsing lets you look through tables of contents navigating through different titles, issues and articles using hypertext links.  While browsing, you can collect articles of interest by selecting and saving them for later review.  Get more information about browsing here.
  • Search for scientific information.  Click on Search in the navigation bar above. You can search specially indexed fields or search the full text of articles.  You can select articles of interest from your search results and collect them for later review.  Get more information about searching here
  • Bookmark pages for later reference.  This site is set up so that you can easily bookmark  pages in your browser to use for later reference.   For example, you can bookmark the Journal Table of Contents page to view issues for that journal, and you can bookmark specific articles by using either the bibliographic page or the full text article display.
  • Print high quality color or black and white versions of articles to any printer connected to your local workstation using Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).  This format requires you to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader®, which you may download free of charge from Adobe's Web site.  Get more information about printing here.

If you login to this system with a unique user name and password, you can also:

  • Save searches that you use frequently and rerun searches with a single mouse click
  • Schedule the saved searches to run when new data is added to the system, and automatically receive the results through email.   These are called alerts, and you can review your list of previously saved alerts by clicking on Alerts in the navigation bar above.  Get more information about Alerts here.

If you just want to know how to get started, click on Quick Start.  Otherwise, use the subject areas in the buttons located at the top (or the links at the bottom) of this page to look through the help file.


The titles available and the size of this collection depends upon your organization's electronic journal holdings.  Consult the main journal index page to see a list of the journals in your electronic subscription. Content is  updated regularly and electronic versions of journal issues are distributed as your organization receives them.

what's available?

You can browse the latest journal content by clicking on the link to Recently loaded journals located on the main index page. This link displays a list of the most recently loaded journals by issue at your institution. You can browse the journal issues or click on the link to Choose a different date. Choosing a different date allows you to generate a list of issues received on or after the date you selected. Please note that this feature may not be configured at your institution.

Browser and Network Requirements

We recommend that you use Internet Explorer version 6.0 or above or Netscape version 6 or above to take advantage of all of the system features. The system works best with screen resolution set to 1024x768.  You should always use the most current available version of your browser to take advantage of system features.

Viewing and printing of articles is facilitated through the use of the Adobe Acrobatâ reader. This  application is available for a variety of operating systems at no cost from Adobe's web site at  Since articles are presented as page images and as Adobe PDF files, typical modem speeds are slow for regular usage. This system is best used from a campus LAN or corporate intranet.

Multimedia files are included with some full text articles. These audio and video files provide access to features not available in the print version of the article. You'll need to have the appropriate plugin application installed on your computer for your browser to handle these files correctly.


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