The following is a list of databases, search engines, organizations, websites, and book distributors that

index every article published in SHERM or sell printed copies of each issue:

*From the Crossref Website*

"Academic and professional research travels further if it’s linked to the millions of other published papers. Crossref members register content with us to let the world know it exists, instead of creating thousands of bilateral agreements.

"They send information called metadata to us. Metadata includes fields like dates, titles, authors, affiliations, funders, and online location. It also includes digital object identifiers (DOIs) that stay with the work even if it moves websites.

"Through Crossref, members are distributing their metadata downstream, making it available to numerous systems and organizations that together help credit and cite the work, report impact of funding, track outcomes and activity, and more.

"Members maintain and update metadata long-term, telling us if content moves to a new website, and they include more information as time goes on. This means that there is a growing chance that content is found, cited, linked to, included in assessment, and used by other researchers."

Reference Linking

"Persistent links enhance scholarly communications. Reference linking offers important benefits:

"Reciprocity: Publishers’ content is linked together and more discoverable because all members link their references.

"Crossref acts as a clearinghouse, negotiating reciprocal agreements among all its members so that individual members can avoid the inconvenience of signing bilateral agreements to link to persistent content on other platforms. The result is a scholarly communications infrastructure that enables the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

"Discoverability: Research travels further when everyone links their references. Because persistent identifier links don’t break if implemented correctly, they will always lead readers to the content they’re looking for, including yours. When the PIDs are displayed, anyone can copy and share them.

"This will enable better tracking of where and when people are talking about and sharing scholarly content, including in social media."



 

*From the ATLA Webpage*

~UNDER REVIEW~

"The mission of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious studies libraries and librarianship. Established in 1946, ATLA is governed by an elected board of directors and has over 800 individual, institutional, and affiliate members.

ATLA’s member libraries and librarians provide tens of millions of resources for scholarly research to tens of thousands of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The association supports the membership with a wide range of services and products, including an annual conference, members-only publications and discounts, and professional development opportunities."



 

*From the Google Scholar Webpage*

"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites."

Features of Google Scholar Include:

  • Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
  • Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
  • Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
  • Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
  • Check who's citing your publications, create a public author profile


 

*From the Google Books Webpage*

 

Features of Google Books Include:

  • Search books and other publications
  • If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given us permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.


 

*From the Microsoft Academic (MA) Webpage*

"MA is not limited to just searching for papers. It provides related information about the most relevant authors, institutions, publication outlets, and research areas. MA's semantic search capabilities ensure the related information is highly relevant to the initial search. Because the technology behind MA is so different and powerful, MA enables you to quickly find answers that would take weeks to compile using keyword-based search engines. For example, how would you find the prominent machine learning researchers from Microsoft in the last decade and their notable papers? Most people would need to ask an expert in the field. However, if you type "papers about machine learning from Microsoft after 2007," MA delivers the answer in mere seconds.

"MA is a semantic search engine, not a keyword-based one.
Traditional search engines rely mostly on keyword matching. Usually, they match the keywords you type in the search field with words found in the indexed content. The accuracy of the search results depends on the quality of the keywords you type, which puts the responsibility of a successful search on the user.

"MA employs intelligent reading.
MA is different because it employs natural language processing to understand and remember the knowledge conveyed in each document. MA then applies a technique known as semantic inference to recognize the user's intent and to proactively deliver results relevant to the user's intention. As a result, MA can process complex queries and can provide rich and knowledgeable answers."

 



 

*From the Dimensions Webpage*

"Dimensions is a dynamic, easy to use, linked-research data platform that re-imagines the way research can be discovered, accessed and analyzed. Within Dimensions, users can explore the connections between grants, publications, clinical trials, patents and policy documents."

Features of Dimensions Include:

  • Free academic search engine that deep-indexes academic publications
  • Free citation and Altmetric data on articles
  • Search full-text indexes of millions of articles and books
  • View over 20 million researcher pages to see individual research activity
  • View publication records, citation information, and researcher profiles
  • Discover linked information pertaining to publication grants, patents, clinical trials and more
  • Identify research and publication trends
  • Instant Access to millions of open access articles


*From the ProQuest Central Website*

~UNDER REVIEW~

"ProQuest Central is the largest, multidisciplinary, full-text database available in the market today. This resource provides access to almost 40 of ProQuest's complete databases, with a variety of content types across over 175 subjects, making this the broadest single research resource in the world. Unlike other resources, ProQuest Central is made up of separate, fully searchable databases which may be used together or separately.

"While ProQuest Central provides access to millions of much-coveted full text articles from thousands of scholarly journals, it also provides access to information not available in other aggregated resources such as:

  • Over 100,000 full text dissertations in the areas of business, psychology, physical sciences, health, education and more
  • Over 455,000 working papers from organizations such as NBER and OECD
  • Millions of up-to-date company reports, market and industry reports, and country profiles
  • The most comprehensive collection of market, industry, and economic reports available on the market today

"Social Sciences
ProQuest Central features scholarly journals, and professional journals in all the fields within social and political sciences with complete resources such as Criminal Justice Database, Education Database, Library Science Database, Linguistics Database, Political Science Database, Social Science Database, and Sociology Database.

"Arts and Humanities
Comprehensive coverage of the humanities, arts, and culture with over 1,000 titles in the main subject areas including literature, history, religion, philosophy, and fine and performing arts. Arts & Humanities Database, Religion Database, and full-text titles from Research Library provide journals, magazines, and professional publications."



 

*From the EBSCO Website*

~UNDER REVIEW~

"EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds."

EBSCO is the industry leader in providing libraries and research institutions with "the essential academic research database for peer-reviewed, full-text journals."



 

*From the WorldCat Website*

 

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.



 

*From the Mendeley Website*

 

Every article will likewise be indexed in Mendeley, an Elsevier program for sharing research papers, discovering research data, and collaborating online within the academic community.



 

*From the Academia.edu Website*

 

"Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research.

Academics use Academia.edu to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow. Over 64 million academics have signed up to Academia.edu, adding 21 million papers. Academia.edu attracts over 25 million unique visitors a month."



 

*From the ORCiD Website*

 

"ORCID is part of the wider digital infrastructure needed for researchers to share information on a global scale. We enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations by providing an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities."



 

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