Entries in "Current Awareness" ( for this category only)

The Mathematics Genealogy Project

As reported in the PAM Bulletin (Vol. 34, No. 3) and on PAMNET, the Mathematics Genealogy Project now integrates papers in MathSciNet to individual mathematicians with the potential to include links from MathSciNet to the Mathematics Genealogy Project. Check it out at http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/.

Sign Up for IEEE Standards Alerts via Email or RSS

IEEE Xplore now features opt-in standards alerts to keep you up-to-date on standards revisions available through email or RSS. This free service has recently been expanded to enable any IEEE Xplore user to be notified whenever a new standard or draft is published or a standard is revised. Users have the option to sign up for standards alerts based on industry or version number. To sign up, visit: ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocalerts_signup.jsp

[VIA: What's New @ IEEE for Libraries, March 2007, Volume 8, Number 3]

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AZoM.com (The A to Z of Materials)

AZoM.com (the A to Z of Materials) provides various information sources for engineers that use advanced materials. First, they provide free access to AZojomo - The "AZo Journal of Materials Online". From the front page, users have access to a search engine, material property search, and recent news stories (including RSS feeds). Many other links to books, events, and other resources also exist.

[About Us]

AZoM.com (the A to Z of Materials) was formed with the primary aim of increasing the use of Advanced Materials by the engineering and design community worldwide. Over 21 million engineers now use the Internet as part of their daily lives, yet the vast majority of them are still unaware what can be achieved by the use of advanced ceramics, novel metallic alloys or state of the art composites.

The aim of AZoM is to become the primary materials information source for the engineering and design community worldwide. It also aims to be the primary publicist of news, views and developments within the materials science community. However, unlike many other materials related organizations AZoM is totally focused on the needs of the end users of materials. To achieve this aim, all of the educational, informative and news content on AZoM is easy to access and search and is provided on a free of charge, no subscription, no charge per article, totally free basis.

[VIA: Journal of Jay, LISNews, August 15, 2006]

Chemistry World News by RSS Feed

Chemistry World's daily news service is now available as a RSS feed, joining the existing feeds for RSC Journals.

Chemistry World is packed with articles on all aspects of the chemical sciences, regular company and individual profiles, job vacancies, commercial technology reports and many fascinating features.

(VIA: SD Librarian, July 28, 2006)

Top 10 Sources

Top 10 Sources is a directory of sites developed to highlight the most relevant content on the Web as distributed by RSS feeds. The editors of Top 10 Sources search blogs, podcasts, wikis, news sites, and every kind of syndicated sources online for the best material. The lists are updated frequently and organized my subject categories. Several categories exist in science and technology, such as science news, controversial science, and thinkers of the web.

(Via: Librarian In Black, April 9, 2006)

BioMed Central Journals Have RSS Feeds

BioMed Central offers RSS feeds for each of their journals.

[What is BioMed Central?]

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Read more here...

American Chemical Society Journals - RSS Feeds

Each of the American Chemical Society journals offer RSS feeds that include their Articles ASAP and complete Table of Contents.

Track Biomedical Papers Being Discussed by Bloggers

Postgenomic collates posts from life science blogs and then does useful and interesting things with that data. For example, you can see which papers are currently being discussed by neurologists, or which web pages are being linked to by bioinformaticians. It's sort of like a hot papers meeting with the entire biomed blogging community.

A RSS feed is available to track the "Posts of the day", "Current hot stories", or "Current hot papers".

[About Postgenomic]

Postgenomic aggregates posts from life science blogs and then does useful and interesting things with that data.

For example, it allows you to get an instant picture of which web sites are being heavily linked to by researchers in the medical sciences, or which papers are being cited or reviewed most often by bioinformaticians, or which buzzwords are being used the most frequently by evolutionary biologists.

It's sort of like a hot papers meeting with the entire biomed blogging community.

Sort of.

Postgenomic's primary purpose is to act as a central repository for reviews of scientific papers and for conference reports. You can help with this by adding some very simple semantic markup to your blog posts when you write a review of a paper. In this context a "review" isn't necessarily a particularly long or critical assessment of the paper (though it could be): it's simply any information that other researchers might find useful.

(Originally shared on the Science Library Pad, March 3, 2006)

American Physical Society Offers RSS Feeds

The American Physical Society offers RSS feeds highlighting new articles in its many journals. The APS journals include Physical Review (A-E), Physical Review Letters, and Review of Modern Physics.

New Biological Science Awareness Tool - Faculty of 1000

BioMed Central now publishes a new web site called Faculty of 1000. Faculty of 1000 is the next generation literature awareness tool. It is a revolutionary new online research service that will comprehensively and systematically highlight and review the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of well over 1000 selected leading researchers.

Articles are categorized in subject areas, including biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell biology, chemical biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genomics & genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular medicine, neuroscience, physiology, plant biology, and structural biology. In addition, users can browse the "Top 10", "All Time Top 10", "Most Viewed", or the "Hidden Jewels."

[About Faculty of 1000]
Faculty of 1000 will be run by scientists for scientists, and will provide a rapidly updated consensus map of the important papers and trends across biology.

Faculty of 1000:

  • Provides scientists with a continuously updated insider's guide to the most important papers within any given field of research
  • Highlights papers on the basis of their scientific merit rather than the journal in which they appear
  • Offers the researcher a consensus of recommendations from well over 1000 leading scientists
  • Systematically organizes and evaluates the mass of information within scientific literature
  • Offers an immediate rating of individual papers by the authors' peers, and an important complement to the indirect assessment provided by the journal impact factor.

ACS LiveWire 6.7 (July 2005)

ACS LiveWire 6.7 (July 2005) was just published.

Highlights include:

PubMed offers RSS

Library Stuff by Steven M. Cohen shared some great screen shots and instructions for converting a PubMed search into a RSS feed.

PubMed was designed to provide access to citations from biomedical literature.

New Listserv for Chemicals Policy Issues

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals have created a new email list for chemicals policy issues. Posted items may include job postings, conference announcements, chemicals policy news, and information on new publications/resources.

To learn more or subscribe, proceed to the Chemicals-L web site.

Institute of Physics offers RSS feeds

The Institute of Physics (IOP) offers several RSS feeds, including event postings, job postings, several regular features, recent news, and product information. In addition, a large selection of journal titles and recent article publications may be monitored by RSS feed.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the leading international professional body promoting physics research. [About the Institute of Physics]

Physics/Astronomy Alerting Service

From Press Release (April 18, 2005):

The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), headquartered at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, Mass., is a virtual library that offers "one-stop shopping" for physicists and astronomers seeking the latest research. ADS provides free access to a huge database of abstracts and full-text papers in those scientific fields. Many of those papers reside within the arXiv.org e-print server, which is owned and operated by Cornell University.

Sifting through these huge research archives presents an ongoing challenge. In April 2005, ADS and arXiv will join forces to improve the services they offer scientists by implementing three separate customizable Web and e-mail alerts. Now, scientists around the world will be automatically notified when preprints or journal papers relevant to their research field are published.

Read the full story for more information.

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.