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ISI Enhances BIOSIS Previews, ISI Web of Science

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ISI Enhances BIOSIS Previews, ISI Web of Science

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ISI has announced that BIOSIS Previews, produced by BIOSIS and available through ISI Web of Knowledge, will include new searching and linking capabilities. ISI has also announced the release of ISI Web of Science version 5.0.

BIOSIS Previews

According to the announcement, the new search features provided by ISI Web of Knowledge enable users to search BIOSIS Previews more efficiently and comprehensively. Biosystematic code and name searching offer the option of searching for groups of organisms by a term or a combination of terms. Users will also be able to identify articles in which authors have announced a new species. Concept code searching allows users to enter the five-digit code corresponding to a broad subject area in the life sciences. They can also select a specific time period for searching and limit retrieval by language and/or document type and organism.

BIOSIS Previews version 2.0 lets users link directly to cited references, times cited, and related records in ISI Web of Science. They can also link directly to the full text of articles as well as to ISI Proceedings and ISI Current Contents Connect.

"With the new search capabilities, file depth, and links to other valuable ISI materials, BIOSIS Previews on ISI Web of Knowledge has become the most comprehensive biological sciences information resource available," said Jim Pringle, ISI's vice president of product development. "Users will be able to cross-search BIOSIS Previews with other valuable content sources, including ISI Web of Science, Derwent Innovations Index, CAB Abstracts, and INSPEC. …

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