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Review of the status of scientific information market in 2010. Presentation of the most relevant multidisciplinary products and services. All major platforms, journal aggregators, bibliographic databases, open access repositories and academic search engines are reviewed.

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The structure and characteristics of the main products for accessing scientific information are described. The different types of content, the technology used (assignment and harvesting of metadata, full text indexing, or federated search) and their results are analysed. The products [...]

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The basic characteristics of use and consumption of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information are described, and three newly created information resources are presented: DeepDyve; Science Research from Deep Web Technologies; and WorldCat, from OCLC. Also mentioned are the [...]

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The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (Fecyt) is a governmental tool for the integration of ministerial activity. With its cross-sectional nature, Fecyt tries to ensure that universities, research centres and companies get the most out of innovation. It also pays great [...]

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The new ISI Web of Knowledge interface includes several changes in the way information is searched for and retrieved, which we examine. The new version enhances information resource integration, provides easier discovery and navigation paths, stresses information retrieval capacity, [...]

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Aproximately twenty years ago the electronic journals appeared. Since then, scientific publication system has been undergoing a slow transition, though it seems that its destiny is not exactly what was predicted. Now that social sciences are changing the way they disseminate knowledge, [...]

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Access to quality content is key to research and one of the core values that scholars assign to the library. Bibliographic data play a fundamental role in university libraries, which devote abundant resources to obtaining and hosting them for access. This study investigates where [...]