UNLV Libraries is considering purchasing access to RefAware, a web based current awareness service designed to provide researchers and other members of the academic community with immediate access to new research and publications in their field.
Creating an Account:
1. Go to: http://www.refaware.com
(Note: In order to sign-up for an Account, a first-time user must do so with an UNLV email address.)
2. Click on Create a New Account.
3. Enter user information and create password.
4. Click on the Create Account button to finalize.
5. An email will be sent confirming registration.
The user is now ready to create their search strategies.
Creating Search Strategies:
Â· Click on Create Search Strategies, and then type in the Strategy Name.
Â· Select the first criterion (Term, Author or Journal) that you want to include in your strategy by clicking on the Search Criteria drop-down box. Enter the information in the text box.
Â· Click on Add Search Criteria. Your criteria will be displayed in the Criteria List. Add additional criteria by making a new! selection in the Search Criteria drop-down box. Each line is separated by a logical "OR"; in other words, the results of your Strategy will include all articles that meet ANY of the criteria on individual lines of your strategy.
Â· Once you have completed your strategy, click the Save or Save & View Results button.
Further assistance on establishing search strategies can be found via online Help.
Please visit our trials page
to give it a try, and don't forget to fill out the comment form
to let us know if you find RefAware valuable. Trial access will expire on 9/20/2008.