a. JSTOR Biological Sciences Collection

By John Bloomberg-Rissman (UC Riverside ), CDL Resource Liaison

UC now has access to JSTOR’s Biological Sciences Collection.  This collection is growing, and will include at least 100 titles when it is completed in 2007.  This collection brings together the 29 journals available in JSTOR’s existing Ecology & Botany Collection with more than 70 titles new to JSTOR.  Coverage in this collection offers greater depth in fields such as biodiversity, conservation, paleontology, and plant science, in addition to introducing new areas such as cell biology and zoology.

The Ecology & Botany Collection that this new collection subsumes was founded with the assistance of the Ecological Society of America; it includes this society’s premier research journals alongside a range of titles broadly focused on ecosystems.  Topics covered by the ecology journals are wide-ranging, from biodiversity and climate change to conservation and experimental biology.  The botany titles – including the oldest botanical journal in the Americas – encompass a range of subjects such as plant biology, systematic botany, and taxonomy.  Six of the Ecology & Botany titles are also available in the Arts & Sciences I Collection.

For a detailed list of titles in the Biological Sciences Collection, please see: http://www.jstor.org/about/biosci_content.html.

b. Canadian Journal of Chemistry Backfile

By Christy Caldwell (UC Santa Cruz), CDL Resource Liaison

CDL is pleased to announce UC’s acquisition of the online backfile to the Canadian Journal of Chemistry. With this backfile, we now have full text access to the entire run of this journal under its current title (1951 to present).  This represents an addition of 46 years worth of content.

The publisher, NRC Research Press, expressed thanks to the joint efforts from the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs, and the University of Western Ontario for making the backfile possible.

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry publishes international articles primarily in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical-theoretical chemistry.