IOP Journal Archive 1874 -

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    Online access to over 110,000 articles and 1.5 million pages of research from 40 journals published by the Institute of Physics between 1874 and 1998.

    Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

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    Metadata Standards

    Metadata may be harvested using OAI-PMH - contact for access to the OAI repository.

    Harvestable OAI data is provided in Dublin Core - see RSS feeds are provided for all journals in several formats - see for more details. On request, customers may also obtain automatic email deliveries of article metadata that conforms to the NLM DTD.

    Search Options

    Searches may be performed on article metadata and abstracts, or on the full text of the article. Searches may be performed on the entire journals database, or restricted to specific journals, collections or subject areas. Results may be clustered using Vivisimo technology.

    Post Search Options

    Results may be exported in a variety of formats compatible with the major reference management tools. Results can be emailed, downloaded or delivered to the browser. Users may create a personal account and store saved searches.

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