Current Awareness Services

The Library receives Current Contents published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). It is a premiere current awareness database that provides most current information in the fields of Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences. Published weekly, it displays the tables of contents from the world's most influential scholarly journals and provides complete bibliographic data for journal articles, reviews, editorials, corrections, and conference proceedings.

It has the English-language author abstracts, searchable author keywords and additional search terms taken from an article's bibliography. The author address, which is part of the record, can be used to contact author to receive reprints.

Search profiles are saved search strategies that can be run against weekly issues of Current Contents. They enable researchers to quickly retrieve and evaluate new articles which may relate to their areas of research.

The database together with an application enables us to create search profiles. The Library, on receipt of keywords and other necessary inputs from users, creates search profiles, stores, and runs to generate most recent articles. The users receive softcopy of the outputs as email attachment. Those who wish to receive this service can approach the staff at Reference Desk.

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