Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Introduction to the Internet: Free Journal Indexes on the Web, MagPortal, Ingenta is an archive of free fulltext articles from over 300 journals and magazines. Coverage dates back to 1998. A partnership between LookSmart and the Gale Group. No graphics are included.

  • Search by keyword or magazine title
  • Search default is Boolean “or”
  • Use + for “and” logic; - for “not” logic e.g. +library –school
  • Use quotes to find a specific phrase, e.g. “west nile virus”

FindArticles: Search tips

ndex of recent free magazine articles available online.
MagPortal: How Does the Search Engine Work?

*Notess, Greg R. “Free Full Text: Find Articles and MagPortal”
Required reading

O’Leary, Mick. “Third-Age Aggregation from” Information Today, April 2002, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p.14, 3p (available on EBSCOHOST Academic Search Premier)

Ingenta is a free database of article citations in all subject areas, some with summaries, taken from over 28,000 multidisciplinary scholarly and professional journals. Ingenta offers keyword searching of title/keyword/abstract or of title only, searching by author; publication title; year, volume, issue is also offered. There is a “Subject Area Resource List” with links to free research content on the web in 15 general categories. Access to full-text articles is available to subscribers or on a pay-per-view basis.

The service known as UnCover merged with Ingenta in 2001. Coverage varies by title from 1988. As of 2003, there was not one complete list of titles available on Title lists are divided into publications available electronically and publications available for fax/Ariel delivery. Each must be searched separately. The default search is online articles.

Ingenta: Searching tips

Tenopir, Carol. “Ingenta Grows in the U.S. Market.” Library Journal 4/1/2002, Vol. 127 Issue 6, p34, 2p. (Available on EBSCOHost Academic Search Premier)

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