LAUNCH OF A NEW LIBRARY-HOSTED SCHOLARLY JOURNAL in Athletic Training

In contributing to the development and delivery of scholarly communications programs and resources that impact the changing scholarly publishing landscape the ISU Library has played an important part in the launch of a new double-blind peer reviewed, open access journal called, Clinical Practice in Athletic Training: A Journal of Practice-based, Outcomes, and Action Research (Clin AT). Funded by a grant from the More to Blue Strategic Plan at ISU, and administered through the ISU Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation, the vision of Clin AT is to provide an outlet for practicing athletic trainers to share their stories, successes, failures, and research in terms of patient services and practice advancement. Currently the journal will be indexed in Sycamore Scholars and Google Scholar, but plans are underway to apply for inclusion in proprietary journal indices, such as those found in EBSCO and ProQuest, after the journal has published additional issues.

The launch of Clin AT marks an exciting new chapter in scholarly publishing at ISU. Through ISU Author Services the Library is providing administrative support for the journal’s platform, PKP Version3, which is a multi-university initiative of open source software used to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing. Since the spring semester the Library Systems Department has been working closely with the Doctorate in Athletic Training program in setting up the configuration requirements and online workflows for submission management to Clin AT. Library Systems will continue to assist in updating and troubleshooting the software, and in training new editors in PKP online workflows. 

Clin AT is the result of a strong and highly collegial partnership between the ISU Library and the ­College of Health and Human Services, and demonstrates ISU’s commitment in designing, maintaining, and promoting new forms of scholarly publishing and open access to information. To see the inaugural issue, please click on the link below:

Clinical Practice in Athletic Training: A Journal of Practice-Based Outcomes and Action Research (Clin Athl Train Pract)

ISSN: 2577-8188 ~ DOI: 10.31622 ~ http://clinat.indstate.edu

SycaMORE Research now available at library

SycaMORE Research is a new customized searching experience that allows you to search most of the library’s electronic resources, including its catalog, simultaneously. SycaMORE Research provides full text access to many of these resources, ranks your search results by relevancy, and includes availability information for items in the library catalog.

SycaMORE Research can simplify your research and provide easier access to the resources you need most. To try it out, go to http://library.indstate.edu/ and click on the “SycaMORE Research” tab. For more information about SycaMORE Research contact the Cunningham Memorial Library at 237-2580

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Librarian Receives New Editorial Appointment

Reference/Instruction (Public Services) librarian Cheryl Blevens has accepted an appointment to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, a Taylor & Francis Imprint of Routledge Publishing. JLISDL is a refereed journal that addresses the issues and concerns of librarians and information specialists in the rapidly growing field of Distance Education. Her position will begin with the issues for volume 8 (2014).

Science Direct service interruption: July 20

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 PM EDT (12:00 MIDNIGHT BST) until Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM EDT (12:30 AM BST**). It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.
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EndNote version 7 now available

ISU students, faculty and staff can now download the newest version of EndNote via our download page.

EndNote is a bibliographic management software app that the ISU Library has subsidized for the campus for many years. If you still use the older, less sophisticated Citation software system, you should switch to the much more powerful EndNote.

From the EndNote webpages:

EndNote® gives you the tools you need for searching, organizing and sharing your research. It allows you to easily create bibliographies while writing your next paper with features like Cite While You Write®. Maximize your time with features like finding full text for your references and automatically updating records. Whether you’re on your desktop, online, or iPad, EndNote’s syncing capabilities let you access all of your references, attachments, and groups from anywhere.

  • Search hundreds of online resources for references and PDFs.
  • Find full text in one click.
  • Import records from PubMed with the new direct export format.
  • Share groups and references.
  • Hand-off Word files with full reference files.
  • Never have to type a bibliography from scratch!
  • Format references for any project with Cite While You Write®.
  • Search and annotate PDFs.
  • Create uniform citations and footnotes with new formatting tools.
  • Sync your research across your desktop, online, and your iPad.
  • While search in ISU Library databases, you can export citations directly into EndNote files and then from those files attach a link back to each PDF article you have downloaded.
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  • TRAINING, including ‘what’s new in EndNote 7’

EndNote is a Thomson Reuters product.