A new blog, eResources etc., was launched recently by the Electronic Service Division of the University Library. We advise that you follow it to keep up with eresource developments. It is an area which we cover when we can, but we may reduce our coverage in future.
The new blog recently introduced the SciVerse service from ScienceDirect (a large online journal provider owned by publishers Elsevier). SciVerse is a ‘hub’ for accessing ScienceDirect’s three eresource portals; ScienceDirect (online versions of journals), Scirus (an academic web search engine), and Scopus (one of the largest online bibliographic databases). With SciVerse it is possible to search all three resources at once “integrating the world’s most trusted scientific content from ScienceDirect and Scopus into a single platform with productivity-driving enhancements”.
Perhaps it’s just me, but I found the new hub search interface rather clumsy (what, no advanced search?). How to search for a specific author was not immediately intuitive, for instance.