Entries for April 2005

April 29, 2005

New search engines for free scientific e-journals

EEVL has announced the release of 4 new search engines that index freely available e-journals in engineering, mathematics, and computing. The EEVL search engines search over 250 free titles.

[Source: About EEVL]
EEVL is the Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing. EEVL's mission is to provide access to quality networked engineering, mathematics and computing resources, and be the national focal point for online access to information in these subjects. It is an award-winning free service, created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK.

April 28, 2005

Collection of Math Internet Resources

The EM Collection is a collection of links to Internet resources related to mathematics and teaching in mathematics. The purpose of Collection is to facilitate searching the Internet for math-related sites.

Science.gov ALERTS

Science.gov now offers an email alerting service.

A user that completes a simple registration process can have a weekly notice of new resources sent directly to their email. The registration process will allow the user to pick a specific topic area (such as astronomy & space) or seach the whole site.


About Science.gov (Source: http://www.science.gov/about.html)

Science.gov provides public access and a unified search of the government’s vast stores of scientific and technical information. Science.gov is an interagency initiative of 17 U.S. government science organizations within 12 Federal agencies.

Two major types of information are included — selected authoritative science Web sites and often hard-to-access scientific databases (specific content varies by database). This gateway to government science information allows searches across 30 databases and more than 1,700 science Web sites. Science.gov currently accesses over 47 million pages of government science information.Science.gov now offers an email alerting service.

A user that completes a simple registration process can have a weekly notice of new resources sent directly to their email. The registration process will allow the user to pick a specific topic area (such as astronomy & space) or seach the whole site.


About Science.gov (Source: http://www.science.gov/about.html)

Science.gov provides public access and a unified search of the government’s vast stores of scientific and technical information. Science.gov is an interagency initiative of 17 U.S. government science organizations within 12 Federal agencies.

Two major types of information are included — selected authoritative science Web sites and often hard-to-access scientific databases (specific content varies by database). This gateway to government science information allows searches across 30 databases and more than 1,700 science Web sites. Science.gov currently accesses over 47 million pages of government science information.

April 27, 2005

Welcome & Introduction

Welcome to my little corner of the information universe.

I will be using this blog to promote resources that support learning and research in the subject area of science & technology, especially engineering, mathematics, and statistics. In addition to promoting science resources provided to the faculty and students at Case Western Reserve University (Case), I will highlight various e-resources available to anyone.

I started at Case on February 28, 2005, as the new Librarian for engineering, mathematics, and statistics. I was hired to support Kelvin Smith Library's new initiative to develop college-based librarians that spend regular hours within the academic departments. I have a B.S. in chemical engineering, and previously had been supporting the needs of science library patrons for 10 years at the University of Akron.

I will post later on my regular office hours in Nord Hall and what that means for faculty and students. The official opening of the Engineering Reading Room and my office hours is planned by the beginning of the Fall 2005 semester. More details to follow.

Brian C. Gray, MLIS
Librarian - Engineering, Mathematics, & Statistics
Case Western Reserve Univerity
Kelvin Smith Library
Email: brian.c.gray@case.edu
Phone: (216) 368-8685
Office: Kelvin Smith Library 201-H or Nord Hall 509/510