President's Report Masthead
March 31, 2015

Libraries expand faculty resources

Under the terms of a new five-year licensing agreement recently negotiated between SUNY and the academic publishing company Elsevier, the Binghamton University Libraries now provide significantly expanded access to a list of top-flight journals in the sciences, nursing and bioanthropology fields. This new agreement offers faculty and staff access to all Cell Press biomedical titles.

Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, is also included in this new licensing agreement, and is expected to be online in the near future. Scopus allows access to scientific journals, books and conference proceedings and encompasses 55 million records from over 21,000 titles and 5,000 publishers.

“As a neuroscientist, having access to a broad range of high-quality journals is key to several facets of our work,” said Associate Professor Christopher Bishop, “The recent agreement with Elsevier will undoubtedly hasten and improve not only our ability to define our research questions, but diversify the range of journals in which we communicate our findings.”

Wayne Jones, professor and chair of chemistry, said the expansion will “provide access to world-wide, state-of-the-art scholarly communication that will keep Binghamton at the forefront of research and the creation of new knowledge and advanced technologies.” 

Departmental library liaisons are available to help with training for those interested in making the best use of these expanded resources.