June 13, 2006

Two new collections added to the TechXtra database cross-search service

From Roddy MacLeod, the following press release:

Two new collections added to the TechXtra database cross-search service


Two new collections have been added to TechXtra's database cross-search:

  • Caltech Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory Technical Reports (Approximately 1180 earthquake engineering technical reports).
  • DSpace at MIT (Research from MIT in digital form, including preprints, technical reports, working papers, theses, conference papers, images, etc. - approximately 15,500 records)

Techxtra's database cross-search now searches over 4 million items from 31 different sources. Use it to find articles, key websites, theses and dissertations, books, industry news, new job announcements, technical reports, eprints, learning & teaching resources and the latest research in engineering, mathematics and computing.

TechXtra is a suite of ten freely available services which simplify access to a multitude of different types of technology information from a host of different sources.

TechXtra facilitates immediate access to the freely available full-text content of hundreds of thousands of eprints, technical reports, theses, articles, conference papers, news items, job announcements and more. In cases where the full-text is not freely available, TechXtra provides links to vendors for pay-per-view options. TechXtra searches a combination of digital repositories, journal databases, technical reports servers, web information, news sources and more, all with a focus on technology information.

Finding technology information just became easier!

TechXtra is an initiative of the ICBL and the Library, at Heriot-Watt University.

For more information about TechXtra, contact:
Roddy MacLeod
Senior Subject Librarian
Heriot-Watt University Library
0131 451 3576

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