Browse and Read Journals
This electronic journal system works through your web browser. If you know how to use the world wide web and are familiar with navigating through documents using hypertext links, and with entering information on forms, you can use ScienceServer. If you've never used a web browser, you should read the tutorial that comes with your browser so that you know how to navigate in and among documents using links. Click on Help from the menu at the top of your browser to get more information.
The main page, shown below, consists of hypertext links to the table of contents listing of the journals available through your institution. This main page is called the Journal Index page. You can access the journals in one of two ways.
Use these links to browse through the journal collection using the directions below. If you want to search the collection, use the search box located at the top of the page or click on Search in the navigation bar to go to a search form. Go to the Search section for more information on searching.
Click on a letter (only those that have journals associated with them display as links) for a list of available Journal Titles that start with that letter. Choose a journal by selecting the name. You can easily browse the collection of journals, issues, volumes, and articles by selecting the links. The table of contents contains links from journals to issues, and then to the articles. By following these links, you can easily navigate to articles of interest.
Your institution may use icons to indicate the subscription status of a journal title. When icons are displayed at your site:
that your institution subscribes to this journal
For unsubscribed titles, sites typically disable only the full text for those articles, meaning that you are able to browse and abstracts for all titles. Search results are based on subscribed titles only.
If you want to searchan individual title or all of the electronic journals, use the search box located at the top of the page or click on the Search Button located in the navigation bars at the top and bottom of each page.
Select a journal title to show a page that lists the volumes and issues for that title. The number of issues available depends upon the age and status of your organization's electronic subscription.
Cover images for journals may be displayed on the Volume/Issue pages and/or on the articles listing for issues. Both the image itself and the link under the image serve as a path to the journal publisher's page for the journal. If you want more information about the title, use the link to the Publisher's home page.
If your organization has an OpenURL implementation, a link defined by your institution displays directly under the link to the publisher's home page. This link displays as text (defaults to OpenURL) or as a gif image selected by your organization. Click on this link to go to a page that is configured by your institution to provide full text and/or other services for the item.
If a journal title has been changed, merged with another title, or discontinued, you'll see the information displayed under the title on this issues page. If the titles referenced are available on your site, the references are constructed as links so that you can browse directly to the other titles.
If you login to this system using a unique user name, you can also request an email alert when new issues of a title are delivered. Click on the link, New Issue Alerts: Add this Journal, located directly under the navigation bar to include the journal with your alerts.
Select any issue to display the titles for the articles, the authors' names, and the page numbers on which the article appears in the printed journal. Each article displays hypertext links that lead to the article Bibliographic Page, the Full Text HTML (when available), and to the article Full Text PDF for the titles to which your institution subscribes.
Depending upon your institution's configuration, you may also see an OpenURL link for any of the articles listed.
Click on this OpenURL link to go to a page that is configured by your institution to provide full text and/or other services for the item.
At both the top and bottom of each bibliographic page, the standard hypertext links are available to read the full text of the article (where available) and to get the citationexport for use in bibliographic software.
If your organization has an OpenURL implementation, you may also see a link directing you to a page configured by your institution to provide full text and/or other services for the item.
Select the format you want by clicking on the link.
You may also see links to External Full Text. Please note that you may need a separate subscription to retrieve the full text of a document from external web sites.
1) Full text for a reference is located on the local server. These links connect directly to the bibliographic page and/or the full text on the local site. Local links are indicated by direct links to the bibliographic page and the full text, Bibliographic Page Full Text.
2) Full text for a reference is located via CrossRef (through the Elsevier Science Outward Linking Hub). These links are identified as CrossRef, and link directly to the publisher site.
More about CrossRef: CrossRef is a collaborative linking service that stores the address of articles, allowing users to link to the location for the full text of articles for participating publishers. CrossRef does not host the full text or abstracts of any journals, but enables linking to and from the journals contributed by participating publishers.
Please note that access to full text documents at the journal publishers' web site may require a separate subscription agreement with the publisher.
3) You may also see links to Preprint articles. These links indicate articles that are available from preprint servers. It is possible that articles referenced may be available on both a preprint server (format prior to print) and through CrossRef (in published format) at a publisher site.
4) If your organization has an OpenURL implementation, a link defined by your institution may display with all or specified citations. This link displays as text (defaults to OpenURL) or as a gif image selected by your organization. Click on this link to go to a page that is configured by your institution to provide full text and/or other services for the item.
Go directly to different sections of an article by using the links provided in the article's outline.
Click on any of the thumbnail images for figures or tables to view the full sized images.
Use your browser's Back button to return to the article from an image, a table, or a reference link.
Full Text HTML pages also display references, linked to local or external full text where available.
Please note that full text HTML is available only when the publisher delivers the data in the required format. This format is not typically available for electronic data distributed prior to September, 2001 and for selected titles after that date.
Article Full-text PDF
If you have the Reader installed as a plug-in, the article comes up within your browser window and you can use standard browser actions to move around in the document.
To get more details on viewing options in the Reader, click on Help from the Acrobat menu bar.
Get citation export
External Full Text
Your institution may also have links set to other subscription services.Please note that access to full text documents at the journal publishers' web site may require a separate subscription agreement with the publisher.
As you browse journals, you can collect articles into a subset for later review. Select an article by clicking in the box next to the title. After making selections, click on the Save Selected link above the articles listing to save the articles. A dialog box lets you know that the articles have been saved.
Clear selections by clicking on the Clear All link above the articles listing.
You can view the articles you've collected at any time by selecting My Articles from the navigation bar.
Remove articles from your selected list by clicking in the box next to the title and clicking on the Remove Selected link above the list of titles. You can remove all of the titles from this list by clicking on the link to Remove All. If you log into this system with a user name and password, My Articles saves your selections permanently so that you can use the list from session to session.
If you do not log into this system with a user name and password, all of the features of My Articles are available for your use, but the list is not permanently saved. You should consider that all articles that remain on the list when you finish your session are viewable to the next person to use the system. For this reason, you should always clear your list when finished. Clear the list by selecting the Remove All link while in My Articles.
It's always best to print from the Article PDF view. After opening an article by using the Article Full Text PDF link, use the Adobe Acrobat reader menu bar or tool bar to print. You can print to any printer connected to your local system, including network printers.
Here's how to print from the Acrobat Reader:
Use Help from the Acrobat Reader menu bar to get more detailed information about printing.
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