Coverage by four information services of the core journals of rehabilitation and related topics
Medical Information Service, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK.
In this study, three serials databases were used to identify core journals in rehabilitation and related areas. Simple strategies were used to search SERLINE (Serials Online, National Library of Medicine), Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory and SACHET (British Library serials database). Coverage of the journals identified by four secondary information services was then studied. These were Medline, Excerpta Medica, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) and CATS (Current Awareness Topics Services, British Library). The results confirmed and extended the findings of earlier work: the number of core journals in rehabilitation is very large and their coverage by information services is very selective. Of the services studied here, CATS seemed to be most comprehensive for the journals identified.
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