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November 30, 2006

Occupational Outlook Handbook

If you are doing any type of career exploration, start with the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It is created by the U.S. Department of Labor and available online. It covers

  • Training and education needed
  • Earnings
  • Expected job prospects
  • What workers do on the job
  • Working conditions

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November 27, 2006

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Website Downtime

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) website ( will be unavailable on Saturday 2 December 2006 from 09.00 to 17.00 GMT for essential maintenance.

The RSC apologises for any inconvenience that this downtime may cause.

Customer Services
Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK

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November 20, 2006

Topology - Entire Editorial Board Resigns

Several sources, such as the ACRLog, have announced that all the members of the editorial board of the mathematics journal Topology have resigned due to the pricing policy of its publisher Elsevier.

We have heard other reports like this over the last few years, and may see more actions like this in the future as journal prices climb quicker than the money available for their purchase.

Case has access to Topology through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center.

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November 16, 2006

Complete Works of Charles Darwin Now Online

This site houses the largest collection of Darwin's writings ever published including the stolen notebook he carried with him on Galapagos Island. Most of the material is appearing online for the first time. Currently there are more than 50,000 pages of searchable text and 40,000 images of both publications and transcribed manuscripts. Most of the materials are available both as fully formatted electronic text and colour images of the originals. Darwin's works are also available as free machine-read audio mp3 files. New content is continually being added.
This project was designed and directed by Dr John van Wyhe of Christ's College, Cambridge, and is hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. The launch marks the end of the first year of the three-year's funding awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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November 10, 2006

New Purchase - Encyclopedia of Biostatistics Online

The Encyclopedia of Biostatistics (2nd Ed.) offers the definitive reference to support the development and use of statistical methods for addressing the problems and critical issues that confront scientists, practitioners and policy makers engaged in the life and medical sciences. With the growing importance and application of biostatistics, reflected in the increasing number of statisticians employed in the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare sector and medical schools, this new edition will find widespread application in basic medical science; the planning, financing and distribution of health care; and the measurement of health care status and progress in the population.

The Encyclopedia now includes many contributions that focus on the rapid growth of bioinformatics and its pivotal role in studying the human genome.

  • Expanded and enhanced coverage of key topics including bioinformatics, clinical trials, computation, genetics, and Bayesian methods and applications
  • Containing over 1300 articles, 182 entirely new to this edition, with more than 300 revised and updated to reflect current research and developments
  • All encompassed in 8 extensively cross-referenced volumes

The Case community has access to the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics through the Research Database list. Eventually it will also appear in the library catalog.

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November 08, 2006

For Sale - Thomson Learning

Library Journal (October 27, 2006) has reported that Thomson Learning is for sale. Thomson Learning includes Thomson Gale, Prometric, Wadsworth, and Delmar Learning.

We will have to wait and see how this plays out in the library world.

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November 05, 2006

New Librarian at KSL

Mark Eddy has joined the university community as a social services librarian at Kelvin Smith Library, specializing in history and political science. Eddy has a master's in library and information science from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma.

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