We want to learn more about you and your use of PLACEHOLDER so that we can work to improve this service. Would you be willing to take part in a very brief survey? This will only take a few minutes.

Thanks for agreeing to complete the survey. We would like to ask you a few questions after you have used PLACEHOLDER.

1. Where do you study/work?
  • Based in the UK or affiliated with a UK Organisation
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Other:
2. In which sector do you work?
  • Higher Education
  • Further Education
  • Other Education (e.g. Sixth Form College)
  • Government
  • Health
  • Public library
  • Museum / Art gallery
  • Bookselling
  • Publishing
  • Independent research / Personal interest
  • Other:
3. In which role are you using PLACEHOLDER?
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Postgraduate student
  • Lecturer / Professor
  • Academic researcher
  • Library staff / Information workerprofessional
  • Bookseller
  • Publishing (eg. editor)
  • Independent researcher / Personal interest
  • Other:
4. Please indicate your subject area: (select all that apply)
  • Agriculture, Food, and Forestry
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Education and Research Methods
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Geography and Environment
  • History
  • Law
  • Library and Archive Studies
  • Mathematics and computer science
  • Medicine including Dentistry
  • Modern languages and area studies
  • Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Studies
  • Psychology and Sociology
  • Social sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Predominantly interdisciplinary
  • Other:
5. On average, how often do you use PLACEHOLDER?
  • Several times a week
  • Once a week
  • Once or twice a month
  • Less often
  • This is my first use of PLACEHOLDER
6. Based on your experience over the past year, how likely would you be to recommend the PLACEHOLDER service to a colleague?

Definitely would not Definitely would

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7. My work would take longer if PLACEHOLDER were not available.
  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Neither agree or disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
8. How would you rate your overall experience of the PLACEHOLDER service over the last 12 months?
  • Very good
  • Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Very poor
9. What do you most value about PLACEHOLDER?

10. What changes could we make that would most improve PLACEHOLDER?

We are very grateful that you have taken the time to answer our survey. It enables us to work to create a better service for all of our users. In the future we may be looking for volunteers to take part in survey or interview sessions relating to PLACEHOLDER and/or other Mimas services. This will help us improve our services. If you are willing to participate, please enter your email address below.*

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Zetoc: The monitoring and search service for global research publications

Welcome to Zetoc. We are one of the world’s most comprehensive research databases, giving you access to over 29,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents.

Keeping pace with your peers, staying up to date with new research, and expanding your field of knowledge has never been so simple. We make it easy for you to set-up personalised email Zetoc Alerts or RSS feeds to track the latest articles or journal titles related to your interests. In most cases, you can access abstracts or the full text of articles, depending on your institution’s subscription arrangements.

Our service is free for members of Jisc-sponsored UK higher and further education institutions, research councils. Among our subscribers are NHS organisations in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and a number of other institutions are also eligible to subscribe.

Zetoc Alert – Access

Set up, modify and delete email alerts

Search for citations of journal articles and conference proceedings

Zetoc RSS – Access

Set up RSS feeds for journals

If you use Zetoc or Zetoc Alerts you are agreeing to be bound by the Conditions of Use.

Zetoc: Always improving

In line with our quest for continual improvement and user satisfaction, if you have any comments about the Zetoc service we would welcome your feedback.

You can also join the Zetoc mailing list where all future Zetoc news and information/updates regarding the service will be posted:


“Gives me up-to-date articles, particularly relevant to my fields of interest, without me having to find the time or motivation to go looking for them. It reminds me to read. It reminds me that other lecturers are facing the same challenges as I am, when I read their solutions, and that gives me great comfort. It reminds me that there are always new ways to solve problems, and that gives me hope. Would you like more? I could go on ;-)”

Zetoc Survey 2013 feedback

“I get the opportunity to see contents of current journals through desktop alerts and to link to items of interest that otherwise I probably wouldn't have seen.”

Zetoc Survey 2013 feedback

Service Information
– The service is running as normal.

Need Help?

If you experience any problems with the service please contact the Zetoc helpdesk at

Additionally we would welcome any feedback on how the Zetoc service can be improved.

Future enhancements will be announced on the Zetoc mailing list