New Database: Scopus

The University of Toledo students, faculty, and staff now have access to a new database for scholarly literature (especially in the sciences).  Scopus is a databases of peer-reviewed journal articles  and conference papers from approximately 18,000 international publications, as well as additional content from patent records and scientific websites.

Additionally, Scopus has the capability of performing cited reference searching so that you can see which articles cite a particular article or author in their bibliographies.  Cited reference searching is a great way to expand your search and find new articles that did not come up from searching by keywords.  Scopus can therefore be a complementary database to Web of Science, which has the same capability.

Additional information about Scopus is available in the Scopus User Guide.

Researcher authors can use Scopus to track the impact of their own research in publications since 1996.  Authors can see who else is using their published articles in their research using Scopus’ citation analysis and visualization tools.  See our Citation Analysis LibGuide for more about this type of searching.

Scopus is provided to UT as part of OhioLINK for the next three years, and the database purchase will be re-evaluated in 2013.

JSTOR Update

Update to the Update:  After getting feedback from librarians, JSTOR has promised to make the results show only what we have access to, but this change may not be in effect until September 6th.

JSTOR, a database of scholarly journal back issues, has recently updated its interface.  One major difference is that the search results now show all JSTOR content, whether the University of Toledo Libraries subscribe or not.  In order to see only the items available in our subscription, you must choose ‘Only content I can access’ from the Advanced Search or Search Results screen.  This will limit your results to only full text articles that we have access to.  (Click here for a screenshot)

The University of Toledo Libraries subscribes to over 1,100 journals in seven JSTOR collections.  See the JSTOR website for a full list of highlights from the recent JSTOR interface update.

Looking for a Job? New Library tool can help!

Job & Career AcceleratorJob & Career Accelerator

For new graduates and other job seekers, help has arrived! Job & Career Accelerator, a comprehensive online job search system, is now available to help graduates from the University of Toledo launch a new career. This innovative online resource provides UT job seekers everything needed to find career enhancing jobs, all in one easy-to-use application. The online program is a new feature in LearningExpress Library and is available to all Ohioans at no charge. Job & Career Accelerator™ can be accessed for three months after graduation from any Internet-enabled computer by going to and searching our library catalog for

The Job and Career Accelerator provides an opportunity for job seekers to:

  • Explore over 1,000 occupations and match those that fit job interests
  • Search available jobs from over 5 million job postings
  • Create professional resumes and cover letters
  • Get tips and advice on how to improve your search each step of the way
  • Organize and track your job search progress

The Job & Career Accelerator™ is paid for through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

Three New Health-related Databases!

We now have access to three new databases in the health sciences!

DynaMed logoDynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference tool designed for use at “point of care.” It has summaries derived from peer-reviewed journals and systematic evidence review databases for 3,000+ topics on diseases, disorders, and symptoms. Summaries include information on etiology, associated conditions, history and research findings, differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing, prognosis, treatment and prevention, as well as links to patient information.

Nursing Reference CenterThe Nursing Reference Center is a clinical point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. Full text content from leading publishers includes information on diseases, disorders, diagnostic tests, and drugs; patient education resources; and best practice guidelines. Also includes continuing education modules, legal cases, and the latest medical news and drug updates. Full-text reference books include:

  • Davis’s comprehensive handbook of laboratory and diagnostic tests,
  • Davis’s drug guide for nurses,
  • Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary, and
  • Diseases and disorders: a nursing therapeutics manual.

Health & Psychosocial InstrumentsAnd finally, HAPI (Health And Psychosocial Instruments) provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.  This database is limited to 5 users at a time.

New Business Database: Passport GMID

The University Libraries recently bought a subscription to a business & economics database from Euromonitor, Passport Global Market Information Database (GMID).   Passport GMID contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts.   In all, the database has:


  • 4 million demographic, economic and marketing statistics
  • 4 million consumer lifestyle statistics
  • 200,000 market size statistics


  • 1,500 market reports
  • 8,500 sector briefings
  • 45 strategy briefings
  • 70 global reports examining consumer markets, services and sectors
  • 6,700 local company profiles
  • 500 global company profiles
  • 79 future demographic reports
  • 213 regional and country profiles
  • 176 country briefings
  • 74 consumer lifestyles reports


  • Timely insight into the factors influencing industries, countries and consumers
  • New product launches, marketing strategies and industry trends
  • Acquisitions, disposals and strategic partnerships
  • Regulatory issues and seasonal trends
  • Social, economic and political issues
  • Emerging consumer trends and attitudes
  • New consumer segments
  • World events in context

Do to the subject content, this database is available to Main Campus library users only.

Link from Library Catalog to More Resources

When you do a search in the library catalog, you can often link out to more resources on the same topic.  Just do a search like you normally would, and then click on the ‘More Resources’ button to the right of the title.

This will bring up a menu of additional options based on the item you’re looking at, such as:

  • Searching for the same subject or title in our Research Databases to find articles.  (While the catalog can tell you what books, videos, and other items we have, it cannot find individual articles on a subject.)
  • Looking in online reference resources including encyclopedias
  • Finding e-books on the topic
  • Connecting to a Library Guide developed by our own librarians for more research ideas.

Use the ‘More Resources’ button to expand your research today!

Testing out a new database for News: Access World News Research Collection

The Libraries are participating in a beta test of the Access World News: Research Collection through the end of Spring Semester.  This is a total news product including news from over 5,000 sources in all media types, including  116 sources from Ohio.

Access World News: Research Collection: Research current and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses, and more. Easy online access to local, in-state, national and international news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires, news blogs, web-only and video content.

For comparison, we currently have access to a limited number of newspapers from the same NewBank company that is developing this database.  You may also want to compare this product with EBSCOhost’s Newspaper Source or LexisNexis Academic.