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International databases subscribed to by ITM


Global Health (CABI; 1973-present)

Contents: a subject-specific subfile of the CAB Abstracts database of the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux (UK).

  • Subjects: tropical medicine and health care, infectious and parasitic diseases, microbiology, medical entomology, human nutrition.
  • Volume: ca. 1,400,000 bibliographic records.
  • Document types: the database is produced by (selectively) scanning ca. 10,000 sources. Not only journal articles, but also some books, chapters and reports are included.
  • Language distribution: Global Health has a strong Anglosaxon bias. This not only implies that included bibliographic references are predominantly in English (ca. 80%); also all titles and keywords are in English only. Major other languages: Russian, German, Japanese, French (ca 4%), Spanish and Dutch (0.4%).
  • Availability: obviously, the ITG library does not subscribe to all journals and books selected by CAB. A local holdings message may be displayed under the journal name, but this feature is not applied consistently, so when no such message appears, the availability of the source item still needs to be checked manually.
  • Update frequency: monthly.

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Veterinary Science (CABI; 1973-present)

Contents: a subject-specific part of the CAB Abstracts database of the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux (UK).

  • Subject: veterinary medicine
  • Volume: over 1,200,000 bibliographic records.
  • Document types: the database is produced by (selectively) scanning ca. 10,000 sources. Not only journal articles, but also some books, chapters and reports are included.
  • Language distribution: Veterinary Science Database has a strong Anglosaxon bias. This not only implies that included bibliographic records are predominantly in English (ca. 65%); also all titles and keywords are in English only. Major other languages: Russian, German, Japanese, French (ca. 5%), Spanish and Dutch (0.5%).
  • Availability: obviously, the ITG library does not subscribe to all journals and books selected by CAB. A local holdings message may be displayed under the journal name, but this feature is not applied consistently, so when no such message appears, the availability of the source item still needs to be checked manually.
  • Update: monthly.

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Medline/PubMed (1950-present)

Contents: the major international biomedical database, produced by the National Library of Medicine (USA).

  • Subject: medicine and allied sciences or specialties.
  • Volume: over 800,000 records per year.
    Total 1950-present: over 22,000,000 references.
  • Document types: Medline/PubMed contains exclusively journal articles; books and reports are not included. The database is produced by scanning approximately 5,000 biomedical journals. From the quantitative point of view this is only a fraction of the total number of biomedical journals, but the quality of this selection guarantees that virtually all important publications of the world literature are included (however, Medline/PubMed has a strong Anglosaxon bias). A list of journals indexed is available at the computer stations.
  • Language distribution: Medline/PubMed has a markedly Anglosaxon bias. This not only implies that the bibliographic records included are predominantly in English (> 80%); also remember that all titles and keywords are in English only. Major other languages: Russian, German, Japanese, French (ca. 10,000/year or < 3%), Spanish and Dutch (ca. 1,250/year or < 0.4%).
  • Availability: evidently, the ITG library does not subscribe to all 4,000 journals selected by Medline/PubMed. The items which are available in the library are not recognized as such by the system
  • Update frequency: weekly.

SilverPlatter Medline has been replaced by PubMed as of January 2007
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