October 2017 - News Archive
Unpaywall is a browser add-on for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that searches for full text open access versions of articles. Unpaywall does this by utilizing oaDOI api which searches over 90 million indexed open access full text versions, and also ensures that the articles found abide by copyright compliance.
Using Unpaywall is easy, all a user has to do is download the Unpaywall add-on for their browser (available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox). Unpaywall does not change how users would normally conduct research (through the library catalog, web of science, Google Scholar, etc.). The only change occurs once a user gets to the article summary page, where a little lock icon will appear on the right side of the summary screen. This lock icon is color-coded and tells the researcher if the article is:
The lock icon acts as a link to the article and when clicked, directs users to the full text article. You can find more information on Unpaywall here.
Research impact metrics can help researchers:
But where do you start, and how? Elsevier has created an infographic to help researchers understand what different impact metrics measure and how they can be used. This can be a helpful starting place for researchers who want to find ways that they can incorporate research impact metrics into their research portfolio and more. Additionally, if you are looking for more ways to track these metrics, the librarians at the Boulder Labs Library can help you find ways to get the research impact metrics that you are looking for.
CClarivate Analytics new Web of Science Google Chrome extension allows users to directly search the topic, article, or citation that they are looking for directly from their browser. This new extension will simplify the process of searching Web of Science by integrating it into your daily browser activity.
If you have any questions about the add-on, or if you have any comments. Please contact the Boulder Labs Library staff and we can connect you with a librarian who can help you out.
LexisNexis has released some useful updates to the search experience for its users:
LexisNexis has a new feature where users can now easily search negative news sources for both personal and business news through their easily accessible new post-search filters. Prior to this improvement, users would have to go through a multi-step process to filter news searches to find information on negative news. For more information on how this new feature, please visit their user guide on how to use the negative news post-search filter .
Additionally, LexisNexis has recently added the capability for individuals to receive information on combined news sources such as U.S.news, major world and U.S. news, magazines and journals, and much more. Through the combined news source feature, individuals can search multiple sources creating a more streamlined search experience for all users. For more information about the combined news source search functionality, please visit their user guide on how to search combined news sources .
Boulder Labs Library is excited to introduce our newest Technology Services librarian, Aurelia.
Aurelia (she/her/hers) grew up in Colorado. She received a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Seattle Pacific University and received her MLIS with a focus in Information Technology from the University of Denver in June of 2017. While in graduate school, Aurelia researched information seeking behaviors of different user groups. Before coming to the Boulder Labs Library, Aurelia worked as an Intercultural Librarian at Arapahoe Library District.
Aurelia enjoys researching usability, technology, computer informatics and HCI, and the digital divide. Outside of the library, you can find Aurelia drinking coffee, hiking, bouldering, or researching information seeking behaviors.
Feel free to stop by and say "hi" to Aurelia. She will be taking care of our library website redesign, and would enjoy having participants for upcoming usability tests. Additionally, if you have any website questions or comments, please make sure to direct all inquries her direction.