6.5. Tables of Contents
The ADS abstract service (Section 6.1) offers to browse specific volumes of journals via the TOC QUERY button on URL adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html. For those journals not accessible by the TOC QUERY you can use the BIBCODE QUERY, e.g. to browse the Bull. Astron. Soc. India, search for bibcode 1997BASI...25.
UnCover at the ``Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries'' (CARL) is a database of tables of contents of over 17,000 multidisciplinary journals. It can be accessed at URL uncweb.carl.org, or via telnet to pac.carl.org or database.carl.org. It contains article titles and authors only, and offers keyword searches for both. Data ingest started in September 1988. In late 1997 it included more than 7,000,000 articles, and 4,000 articles were added daily. About sixty astronomy-related journals are present, including ApJ, A&A, AJ, ApJS, MNRAS, PASP, Nature, Science, and many others which are less widely distributed. One of the most useful features is that the contents pages of individual journals can be viewed by volume and issue. This provides an important independent resource to monitor the current astronomical literature, especially if one's library cannot afford to subscribe to more than the major journals. Copies of all retrieved articles can be ordered (by FAX only) for a charge indicated by the database. UnCover also provides links to access other library databases and to browse the library catalogues of several North American libraries.
For some of the journals not covered by bibliographic services the Publishers' web pages may offer tables of contents, like e.g. for the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) at www.blackwell-science.com/~cgilib/jnlpage.bin?Journal=MNRAS&File=MNRAS&Page=contents. To browse Chinese Astronomy & Astrophysics click on ``Contents Services'' at www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/5/8/5/. For Astrophysics & Space Science see www.wkap.nl/jrnltoc.htm/0004-640X. The National Academy of Sciences of the USA offers the contents pages and full texts of its Proceedings and colloquia at www.pnas.org. The American Physical Society has its Reviews of Modern Physics at rmp.aps.org. The Icarus journal offers its tables of contents and lists of submitted papers at the URL astrosun.tn.cornell.edu/Icarus/. Tabular and other data from papers in Icarus are published on the AAS CD-ROMs.