Reminder: SCOPUS EVENT is this Thursday

  • Thursday, September 15, 2011
    10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Walsh Library , 1 Floor , Room Beck C
  • SciVerse Scopus offers an easy-to-use platform with sophisticated tools to help track, analyze and visualize research and evaluate the research output of our institute.   Please join us for a demonstration and training session. Lunch is included.
  • Open to all SHU faculty, administrators and graduate students.
  • Contact: Lisa Rose-Wiles,

Linking to journal articles from Google Scholar

Did you know that we participate in Google Scholar’s Library Links program?  A link will automatically be provided on the search results page if the library can provide you with access to the article.

To enable the linking from your computer:

  1. Go to Google Scholar (NOT regular Google!) and click on Scholar Preferences (you may need to click first on the ‘hub’ icon on the top right of the page)
  2. Type “Seton Hall University” in the search box and click on “FIND LIBRARY’
  3. Under “Library Links”, make sure that the 2 boxes below are selected:
  • Open WorldCat – Library Search
  • Seton Hall University Libraries – Ful-text via Linksource

4.  Click “save preferences’ (top right of page)

When you complete a search on Google Scholar and an article is available through the library, follow the hyperlink Full-Text via LinkSource.  If you are working off campus, you will be prompted for your PirateNet ID and password.

TIP:  when searching on Google Scholar, take advantage of the “advanced search” features such as exact phrase, terms appear only in the article title, and date restrictions.  Just remember, not all Google scholar articles are “scholarly” , and there are many excellent databases that Google Scholar does not search.


Seton Hall University library has recently begun a trial of SciVerse Scopus. The trial will run until September 30th. During this time we invite you to try Scopus. We welcome your feedback as this will help us in our decision-making process.

SciVerse Scopus offers an easy-to-use platform with sophisticated tools to help track, analyze and evaluate research publications. Scopus covers more than 18,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers across the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts & humanities.  Use Scopus to:

  • See how many articles you or our institute have published for a given time period, how many citations each has received and which ones are the most highly cited;
  • Provide publication and citation statistics for promotion and tenure;
  • Evaluate the performance of journals  for the publication of research.

For a more complete overview please visit the SciVerse Scopus Info Site which contains detailed information about content coverage as well as additional support resources.  Please let us know what you think before the trial ends.   []

There will be a Scopus demonstration and training session  on September 15th at 10.30 – 12.30 (lunch included)

EBSCOhost Mobile and New iPhone App

EBSCO’s new app is free, and offers the convenience and rich functionality that enables users to:

  • Choose which Ebsco databases to search
  • Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
  • Sort by relevance or date
  • Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
  • Save results for offline access at a later date
  • Email results to self or others
  • View cover flow display of results

To access this and other databases, visit the mobile library website

New Environmental Database

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.  GREENR combines news, unique commentary, audio, video, primary source documents, case study statistics and more into a Web-like experience designed to attract attention and foster participation.  PDF guide with more information

For more resources, see:




Yes we still have ScienceDirect!

We have received a few calls recently asking if we still have ScienceDirect, as some of you have had trouble accessing it. Yes, the library still subscribes to ScienceDirect!

If you are having a problem with off-campus access to ScienceDirect or any library database or resource, it may be because you are trying to link to it from Blackboard.

To resolve the problem: if you are working off campus, always access library databases and journals through the library homepage, or from your particular subject research guide.

For help with off-campus access, see our off-campus access guide or ask a librarian.