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Search features Search results Journals included within Zetoc Setting up a Zetoc alert list Setting up an RSS feed
Zetoc is a database produced by the British Library and Mimas. It covers more than 28,000 journals and contains records to over 45 million journal articles and conference papers. Records date back to 1993 and the database is updated daily. Zetoc covers a wide range of subjects from the pure sciences, technology, medicine and engineering through to law, business and the arts and humanities.
Within Zetoc it is possible to carry out searches and to set up alerts and RSS feeds. Although Zetoc is not a full text database the 'Full Text Finder' links connect users to any full text that is available elsewhere in Brookes' collections.
From the Zetoc homepage select Zetoc Search. You will be offered 3 types of search:
If you have specific titles to search for then you can use Conference or Journal Search, but if you want to find everything that is available on a particular subject or topic then you should select General Search which will enable you to search in both areas. You will be offered a form to complete and you will be guided with examples.
Using the ‘All fields:’ box will give the broadest search. Search refinements available include:
The results of any search will be displayed as Brief Records. The Full Record of an individual result can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate number to the left. The Full Record shows complete bibliographic details and sometimes an abstract (summary) along with a ‘Link Source’ link (Check Full Text Finder for more information). Full Text Finder checks the electronic journal holdings for the whole of Brookes and connects you if available. If Brookes holds no copy of the article then the article can be obtained through the Inter-Library Loans service.
It is possible to Email Records or Download them as a .txt file, if there are a large numbers of records you may wish to tag the ones of most interest first by ticking in the boxes to the left.
The History button reveals a search history with details of all the searches carried out in the current session with the most recent searches shown first. For each search there will be View, Email Records, Download and Edit options.
From here it is possible to search for a journal alphabetically by name or to search for words and phrases in the journal names. Scroll down, and you can see subject headings under which are listed relevant titles.
It is possible to set up Table of Contents (TOC) and subject alerts.
Set up this type of alert in the same way as for a Table of Contents alert, until the point where you construct the alert. At this point, you will need to choose Add Searches. Using the same split screen format it is possible to search for words within the titles of articles and/or authors names. Note that this subject alert search will be carried out against any new articles added to the Zetoc database. Alerts will operate for twelve months at a time but can be renewed at any time for a twelve month period by clicking the Renew/Modify Alert List details button at the bottom of the left-hand half of the screen.
You can set up RSS feeds for individual journals in Zetoc. You will need to choose a news/feed reader or aggregator to check your feeds and display updated content. Further information on RSS feeds can be found at web feeds