Saturday, April 04, 2009

ticTocs (A Wondeful Free Service)

Publisher: University of Liverpool and the ticTOCs Consortium
Cost: free
Tested: March 18-23, 2009

ticTOCS is a splendid, state of the art version of the traditional current awareness services from RSS feeds of the Table of Contents pages of more than 14,400 scholarly journals. It takes the pain out of learning about the content of the most recent and even upcoming issues of journals. It has some lacuna in journal coverage in spite of its wide scope, and a few software shortcomings. Even in its infancy, this service helps greatly in centralizing, personalizing and filtering the flood of information. It saves a lot of time, and offers a lot of gratification to researchers free.

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