"The Research Blogging site is live now; you can find it at http://researchblogging.org/. Research Blogging helps you locate and share academic blog posts about peer-reviewed research. Bloggers use the Research Blogging icon to identify their thoughtful posts about serious research, and those posts are collected for easy reference.
"The site aggregates blog posts that discuss and cite peer-reviewed research. There are some basic subject headings, so you can find recent psychology related posts, for example. It is interesting to see what research is attracting attention and who is doing the commenting. Since the posts all have correctly formatted links to the research under discussion, the site is a good example of the value of things like citations.
"If you are interested and want to join in, you can find out more at http://bpr3.org/?p=74.
"I have been following the development of this site to make sure it would fit in with the way we handle electronic journals at DMU. The citations include a DOI number as a link to the full text of the article under discussion."
A DOI is ‘a digital identifier for any object of intellectual property’ . It is a unique number for an article in an electronic journal, for example. ‘10.1377/hlthaff.27.2.w84’ is a DOI, but it is often part of a link to the DOI website, such as http://dx.doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.27.2.w84. If you click on a link like this you will be passed on to the publisher’s web site where you may or may not have access to that article.
The Library has its ’Find it @ DMU’ service which can locate the copies to which we do have access and offers services, like an inter-library loan form, where we do not have access. You can set a cookie on your browser that will bring the resolver into play. Visit http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/Resources/EJournals/index.php?page=351 and try the above links again. You should be taken to the ‘Find it @ DMU’ menu for these articles.