The following terms are defined for this online electronic
journal system and supporting documentation.
A B C
D E F
G H I J
K L M N O P
Q R S
T U V
W X Y Z
A document that consists of a section of an article and that summarizes or gives a brief
overview of the entire article.
Adobe® Acrobat Reader
The Adobe Acrobat Reader is the software used to enable users to view and print Portable
Document Format (PDF) documents exactly as they appear in the hard-copy journals.
Advanced search form
A search form that includes capabilities to join terms, select categories, date
restrictions and sort results.
Institutions with which the author of a document is associated.
A feature that allows users to select journal titles (New Issue Alerts) or preschedule a
search request (Search Alert) and send results to the user via e-mail. This feature
is available only on user/password authenticated systems.
A document type that contains the entire record, including abstract, outline, full text
with hypertext links, images, tables, and bibliographic references.
The person or persons responsible for writing a document.
The page that lists relevant information about the article, including the
title, author names, abstract, and references. Use this page if you want a summary
of the article information.
The method used by a browser for saving a specific location so that you can easily return
to the page in the future simply by clicking on the direct link.
A method of formatting a search by combining terms with operators, such as
"AND", "OR, "NOT" in order to set the requirements for how query
terms are returned in results. Always capitalize Boolean operators when using them
to search with ScienceServer.
To follow links in a page to scan through the list of journals, journal issues,
Subject classifications established to organize journal titles according to the
subject coverage of each journal. This enables the sorting of the journals list by subject
as well as the capability to restrict a search to a specific subject. The Categories
list is customizable on a site wide basis.
CrossRef is a collaborative reference linking
service through which a researcher can click on a reference citation in a journal and
immediately access the cited article. CrossRef does not host the full text or
abstracts of any journals, but enables linking to and from the journals contributed by
participating publishers. CrossRef lookups in ScienceServer are performed through
the Elsevier Science Outward Linking Hub (OLH).
A specific collection of information. Most sites typically have a single database
for their full text collections, with separate databases for abstract databases.
The action of saving information to your disk, whether permanent or temporary, for
personal reference or use.
Expert Search Form
A search form that allows users to search by using free text entry and
Boolean Operators. The expert form also provides the capability to set date
restrictions and to specify how results sort.
The entire record for an article, including abstract, outline, full text, images, tables,
and bibliographic references. For this system, full text can be available through
PDF or Full Text HTML.
After an article is published, later publications may refer back to the
original article. These are exclusive to electronic data and are referred to as
forward references. ScienceServer dynamically lists and links the later references
to the original article, collecting the data as new articles are loaded into the system.
HyperText Markup Language. Based on SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language),
HTML is a
text-only markup language used to define the content structure (not the appearance) of a
document on the World Wide Web.
The highlighted or underlined text found in an online document that link to another
document or a
specific point in the same document.
Access authentication based on an organization's location on the Internet as defined by
their IP (Internet Protocol) addresses.
International Standard Serial Number. Identification number assigned individually to all
A collection of articles published together in a single bound copy of a journal.
The list of all electronic journals available from your site.
Searchable subject matter terms designated by the author and/or the publisher's index
Highlighted or underlined text found in an online document that send the user to another
document or a specific point within the same document.
A user name and password entered for authentication in this system.
The action of moving around within the system by clicking the buttons or links present on
String of buttons which appears at the top of most ScienceServer pages. Click a button on
the navigation bar to directly access a specific feature/function area of the application.
Journals to which an institution does not hold a subscription for unlimited use.
Limited access or transactional purchases may be required for non-subscribed journals.
ScienceServer software incorporates support for the OpenURL protocol.
If your organization uses OpenURL, you will see OpenURL links for issues, articles,
and citations. Click on the links to use your organization's OpenURL resolver to
find the full text article and/or related information.
Outward Linking Hub (OLH)
A server provide by Elsevier Science (UK) that basically mirrors the information
stored on the CrossRef server, thus allowing institutions to perform batch lookups to
match locally loaded data/citation references with the location of the article full text
on the internet.
Portable Document Format (PDF)
A document type in ScienceServer that allows the user to view and print the full
text of an article exactly as the document appears in the print journal issue.
Preprint services have evolved as part of efforts towards enhancing
scholarly information communications. Research articles are placed on a server for
sharing among scientific communities prior to print in a professional journals (preprint
articles). ScienceServer software creates links from citations to servers that share
electronic scientific preprint literature collections, when links are defined through
publisher data. The physics archive is among the most well known, see http://arxiv.org/ for more information.
Boolean connectors used in a search request to establish the location of one search term
in relation to another search term
Publisher Item Identifier (PII)
The PII is an identification code set up for the purpose of uniquely
identifying publication items.
This term refers to the syntax of a specific search request. The search terms
entered by the user represent a query.
The report that describes how your search terms are interpreted by the
search engine, and reports the number of documents retrieved with matching terms.
The search capability provided on each of the browse pages, providing
users with access to searching without use of the search forms.
List of works that are referred or consulted by the author(s) in the creation of the
document, and listed as part of the document. ScienceServer dynamically lists and
links references to the local full text of the article or to the CrossRef defined
Information about the article in a format that is used by bibliographic
software packages. Get the information by selecting Get citation export (Reference
Format). EndNote and Procite use the data in this format.
The process of displaying a search results list in an order based on an algorithm that
considers the number of occurrences of the search term(s) in the documents and the density
of the term(s) along with additional defined factors in order to display the most relevant
documents first on the results pages.
To request the electronic retrieval of documents based on the presence of
specific terms and within other restrictions established (e.g., subject, date, journal,
Search results list
The list of documents retrieved as a result of a search request submitted.
The record of the personal details related to an individual user, containing
information such as, name, address, e-mail, and display preferences (if available), etc.
Settings are used to set up a personal profile for the user, and are available only
on systems that have user/password authentication.
The basic search type for the novice user which consists of a text box for terms and a
drop-down list to select the field.
Common words or characters that are ignored by the search engine, as they
tend to slow down searches without improving the quality of the results. Stop words are
reported as part of the query report.
Automatic expansion of terms to include variants of the term based on different
plural endings for words.
The journal titles within the institution to which all users are entitled to browse and
search at no additional cost.
Also known as a wild card search. Term completion allows a broader
retrieval of terms by use of a special character (*). For example, compu* returns
compute, computer, compulsory, compound.
Small image box that holds the place of a graphic or image within the document.
Click on the graphic or image for a full size display.
The login name of a personal login. Your institution may assign a user name or you may
need to register for user name.
A series of journal issues established by the publisher.
The list of the issues available for a specific journal.
Symbolic characters used in Boolean searching to allow a broader retrieval of terms (e.g.,
multiple verb tenses, including prefixes or suffixes, variations in spelling, etc.).
For this system, an asterisk (*) serves as the wild card character.
World Wide Web
Set of protocols which allow the retrieval and navigation of hypertext document
computers connected to the Internet.