These new resources are examples of the continuing success in cross campus collaboration on shared collections development.

BAS

This digital version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains more than 410,000 records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.  Since 1992, newly published individual monographs are no longer being added to the database, and users seeking monographs are urged to consult other general resources and databases (such as RLIN, OCLC, etc.).

The online BAS contains the full data of all printed editions of the BAS issued from 1971 up to the 1991 edition (published 1997), as well as thousands of entries compiled since.  To quickly bridge the gap in coverage from 1991 to the present, the BAS staff have identified the most important 100+ periodicals in Asian Studies, and have given these high priority for indexing to make their coverage as up-to-date as possible.  For any particular journal, full information on years of coverage is provided through the Journal Title Browse function.  Various special projects have contributed substantial quantities of additional records to the database, thereby increasing the BAS coverage to include new and previously excluded journals as well as gaps in indexing of covered periodicals.

In addition to using the powerful search function in online BAS, users can also browse by country/region, by subject, or by journal title.  A separate screen allows users to set their preferences for displaying and downloading data in different formats.  The BAS is updated quarterly, with batch posting of thousands of new entries each quarter.  More background information is available at the BAS web site.

Science Online

Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with assistance of Stanford University’s HighWire Press, Science Online and Science Now are two digital resources now available.

Science Online, which is updated weekly, offers abstracts and full text of every scientific paper and summaries and full text of every news article from the following day’s issue.  In addition, there are archives of abstracts and summaries back to May 1995 and full text is now being archived as well.  Users can search by issue, by keyword, and by author name.  Special features include searching back issues and ordering full text.  Links from CDL-hosted abstracting and indexing databases to Science Online are in place.

Science NOW, which is updated daily, posts several 2-3 paragraph reports on breaking news of a research or science policy nature.  These news items cover events occurring anywhere in the world and in all scientific disciplines, and are written by staff, freelance editors, and writers working for Science in Washington, Cambridge, England, and elsewhere worldwide.

CDL’s licensing agreement with AAAS does not include access to Science’s Next Wave, a career guidance resource for scientists.