By Anneliese Taylor (UCSF)

The backfile for the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is now available online via Blackwell Synergy at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/nyas.

The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is one of the oldest scientific journals in the United States and among the most cited of multidisciplinary scientific serials. Each year the Annals publishes 28 conference proceedings in established and emerging scientific fields sponsored by the NYAS as well as those of other scientific organizations.

The backfile goes back to volume 1, December 1879, and both SFX and SCP records have been updated with the additional years. Blackwell is in the process of re-scanning some older content due to image quality, so there are some gaps in the holdings. UCSF purchased this backfile for the UC system.