Displaying a list of fulltext journals
Limiting Results to Journals With a Journal Score Greater Than Some Number
As well as sorting results by journal score it's also possible to limit search results or TOC displays to just journals with a score greater then the number entered. For an explanation of the scoring method see http://lawlib.wlu.edu/LJ/method.asp#combinedscore (the score being a combination of impact-factor and total cites). Journals have a normalized score between 0 and 100 (Harvard Law Review is 100). Journal scoring is very U.S.-centric - as a consequence entering a journal score number will eliminate some journals, but if you have a U.S. viewpoint and wish to remove lesser cited journals from view then this feature may be useful.
Links to Full-Text Sources via an openURL Server
Authored article entries contain, by default, a link to an openURL server at W&L Law School, and a link to the OCLC resolver registry. Users may remove both, or substitute other openURL compliant links. Users who are pointing to their own institution's openURL server may change the label that is displayed after each authored entry and at the top each TOC page - this would be done in the user profile area, or on the URL line by appending "&jf1label=XXXX" or "&jf2label=XXXX". The links offer possibilities for finding journal volumes/issues/articles but there is no guarantee that any of the suggested sources actually have the needed article. User discrimination is needed in judging probabilities as to which source might be useful, e.g. the openURL resolver may show possible sources for a recent article as HeinOnline, Lexis, and Westlaw, but a very recent article is unlikely to be available on HeinOnline (a predominantly archive database), and more likely available on Lexis or Westlaw. Note that the W&L Law School resolver does not compare the issue date of a needed item with any knowledge in the database as to coverage dates by sources - so even though the resolver may say "HeinOnline (1946-2003)" it will nevertheless display that source link even for a recent article.
Another method for enabling outbound links to your own institution's openURL server is to use Firefox as your browser (if you don't have Firefox, download it from http://www.mozilla.com) and then install an extension as described below. COinS ("ContextObject in SPAN") code has been added to CLJC as hidden data embedded in the HTML code allowing users, who have appropriately configured their own browser, to display them as links to their own institution's openURL server. There are a couple of useful Firefox extensions that, when you display a Table of Contents record in CLJC will display a link from each authored article entry to your own institution's openURL server:
LibX: The LibX homepage is http://libx.org/. To see a sample of how this works you can install the LibX version for Washington & Lee by (using Firefox) going to http://law.wlu.edu/library/libx/libx.asp and following the directions. Until the authors of LibX have a web registration system operational, anyone wanting to create a LibX version for their own institution should contact LibX at their web site.
OpenURL Referrer: Using Firefox, go to http://www.openly.com/openurlref/ and download an extension to Firefox by following that page's Installation
Instructions. The first time you restart your browser after installing
the extension a configuration window will appear allowing you to record
the web address of your own institution's openURL server.
A user profile will save an individual's preferences as to which journals are included, together with menu choices such as sort order and which links are visible. The profile is useful in setting up a weekly alert, setting up an RSS feed, or viewing the website. A profile will also optionally store any word searches a user wants run against database additions each week. Profile creation gives a user an ID (such as "999") and a privateID (such as "NUTOKOHUGU"). The privateID which, as its name suggests, should not be disseminated to others, allows modification of the user profile and cancellation of the subscription. The ID can be used by anyone who knows it to connect to a user profile. For example, a librarian could establish a profile listing only journals of local interest and could then send a weekly link to others in the organization (such as, http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/index.aspx?date1=2007-07-08&date2=2007-07-14&id=999) which would limit the output to the selected journals. For those choosing an e-mail alert a notice will will be sent each Sunday containing a link to the previous week's additions.
Establishing a User Profile
You may establish a user profile as part of the subscription process, or if you choose not to leave an e-mail address, then a profile can be established independently of any subscription. A profile allows users to establish various user-profile choices. The entire list of journals will be shown with checkboxes beside each journal allowing journals to be excluded for the user. The journal list can be sorted alphabetically, by country, or by journal score. Other profile choices are:
- sort by: "journal-name" "date-added" "jnl-score" (journal score is a combination of impact factor and total cites as listed in W&L's Law Journal Submissions & Rankings list - note that not all journals will have such a ranking)
- add link to: "journal-homepage" (this is the web homepage of the journal, if it has one)
- exclude: "abstracts" (only a few journals supply abstracts) "header journal list" (the header journal list is an alphabetical list of journals that appears at the top of a table of contents display of multiple journals)
- format: "full" or "brief" ("brief" will compact result lists, and will not display the menu)
- openURL: you may add your own institution's openURL server if you wish, otherwise by default the openURL resolver will be a resolver at Washington and Lee Law School. Note that most sources linked via such resolvers are commercial, and require a personal or institutional subscription - also, openURL resolvers are often more useful for somewhat older journal issues that have had enough time since publication to be added to online sources.
- delay transmitting: select a number of days to delay transmission of the weekly alerts - this determines the start date of the seven day coverage in the weekly alert (only use this if it's important to you to increase the chance that issues are available on library shelves or in databases such as Lexis/Westlaw)
- e-mail address: you should supply an e-mail address, The profile can be saved without recording an e-mail address (the profile may be used in an RSS feed), but an e-mail address is useful in the record should you need to have your privateid sent to you.
- weekly e-mail alert: check this box if you wish to receive weekly alerts. It's not necessary to check this box if you wish to subscribe instead via an RSS feed.
Displaying CLJC as a Column in a Webpage
The code to include in a web page would be similar to either,
frameborder="1" height="300" width="380" scrolling="yes"></iframe>
border="1" type="text/html" height="300" width="380"></object>
- The border can be set to '0', and the height and width adjusted to suit.
- "&id=185" would only be included (and you would have a different
number) if you wish to select your own limited journal list. To obtain your
own number, and establish your user preferences, subscribe at:
- "top=20" is the most recently added 20 issues (which can be changed to
a number of your preference). If you prefer, you could substitute
"age=0", which would include issues added on the most recent day in
which any additions were made. If you've established a personal journal
list then "top=XX" is a better choice as "top" relates to your own
journal list whereas "age" is strictly date related. I.e. if you mix
"age" and "id" you could end up with no entries if none of your journals
had issues added in the date period.
- The "format=brief" compresses the output down to just the journal name
and the titles of authored articles (i.e. entries in the journal's
content page that explicitly have an author's name).
- The column does not automatically refresh, it will refresh when the page it's included in is refreshed by the user.
Creating a Link to a Specific Journal's TOC
A web-link can be created to the TOC of a specific journal in Current Law Journal Content, by using either, or both, of ISSN or journal-title within the URL.
The way it works is to start the URL with:
then add either, or both, of &issn=0044-0094 or &title=yale law journal
(substituting, of course, whatever ISSN or journal title is appropriate)
will retrieve a current TOC listing for the Yale Law Journal.
Should you have your own openURL server and desire links onwards from the
TOC entries to that server then add:
(substituting your own label, and your own server address)
Regardless of whether or not you have your own openURL server, if you want
to turn off links to the Washington & Lee Law Library's openURL server,
As each optional part in the URL must start with an "&", thus an "&"
is not permitted inside those fields - so if you had a title
"Behavioral Sciences & the Law" you would need to use "Behavioral
Sciences and the Law" (or you could use the hex-code, "Behavioral Sciences
%26 the Law"). Strictly speaking spaces should be replaced by "+" or "%20"
but web browsers usually take care of that.
Approximately 85% of the entries in the database have ISSNs, so ISSNs are
usually the shortest, simplest choice (they can be entered with or
without the hyphen), but if an ISSN doesn't work then use the journal
Viewing Tables of Contents via a Feedreader
You can sign-up for an online account, e.g. with http://www.google.com/reader or http://www.newsgator.com and read RSS feeds via the web. Or, you can download and install software on your computer, e.g http://www.feedexplorer.net
Then enter a URL such as http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/xml.aspx (see further examples below). A feedreader will periodically connect to the journal listings and automatically retrieve recent content.
A link to copy into your feedreader would look like one of the following:
http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/xml.aspx (defaults to age=4 days and all countries)
Or to retrieve specific journals:
http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/xml.aspx?mainid=25&top=1 (CLJC's jnl-code, most recent only)(also an RSS link is shown next to each journal in the alphabetical list)
Or to retrieve a search result:
(after running a search at index.aspx you will see an RSS link preceding the search result)
http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/xml.aspx?search=(crime or criminal) and evidence
http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/xml.aspx?search=au(john smith)+jo("nova law review")&outformat=refworks
For anyone wanting to input a complete list of individual journal feeds there is an OPML file (a format that many feed readers will import from) at http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/feeds/lawjournalsOPML.xml.
- "age= " is the number of days ago to look for issues. So, "age=6" is a week ago (whatever is selected, no more than 40 TOC issues will be returned by the server)
- "id=xx" (optional) - an id number is assigned to users that establish a
profile allowing a personalized set of journals. To create your own profile go to http://lawlib.wlu.edu/CLJC/profile.aspx?create=yes.
- "mainid=xxx" can be found by examining the URLs of journal titles: 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
- "outformat=refworks" is for anyone wanting to import into RefWorks via a feed (this is only set to work with search results i.e. with "search=xxxx")