NIOSH Asks AIHA Members to Test Mobile Platform for Bibliographic Database

Posted April 8, 2015

NIOSH is asking AIHA members to beta-test a new mobile delivery system for NIOSHTIC-2, a searchable bibliographic database of information and resources created by the agency. The database contains occupational safety and health publications, grant reports, and other communication products supported in whole or in part by NIOSH. The database can be used to access full electronic texts of NIOSH-published products and journal articles, and all occupational safety and health research reports and communication products created by NIOSH.

NIOSHTIC-2 is updated continuously, and, according to NIOSH, it is now often more current than major bibliographic databases such as PubMed and Scopus. At a minimum, each citation contains the authors, title, and sufficient source information to facilitate retrieval, including the publication name, publication date, publication number(s), and pagination (page numbers or other content identifiers). Abstracts, key terms, and links to full-text are also provided.

More than 92 percent of the documents cited in NIOSHTIC-2 and published in the past 10 years have links to the electronic full text, either on the NIOSH website or on the publisher's website (a subscription may be required). In addition, all available earlier NIOSH-numbered publications and reports are linked. Users can view or download these full-text documents by clicking on the hyperlink in the NIOSHTIC-2 full citation format.

This beta test of NIOSHTIC-2 is available in a new responsive design template that adapts presentation of the content based on the type of mobile device from which users access it.

Please e-mail feedback and comments about the new mobile delivery to Chris Storms.

For additional information about NIOSHTIC-2, contact Bill Bennett.