Knovel Launches a Contest for Engineering & Science Students
Case Western Reserve University subscribes to Knovel and this fall, we're participating in a contest for all science and engineering students.
Many of the world's most innovative corporations and research centers use Knovel and we want to give you a head start on the tools being used in the workplace! Knovel is an online resource that provides faster access to technical information you can trust, exactly when you need it.
American Physical Society Announces Physics, A New, Free, Online Publication
Physics highlights exceptional papers from the Physical Review journals through expert commentaries written by active researchers.
Stay informed about the most important developments in your field and others by visiting APS's new, free website. Commentaries are written for broad accessibility and updated weekly.
Physics features three kinds of articles: Viewpoints are essays of approximately 1000–1500 words that focus on a single Physical Review paper or PRL letter and put this work into broader context. Trends are concise review articles (3000–4000 words in length) that survey a particular area and look for interesting developments in that field. Synopses (200 words) are staff-written distillations of interesting and important papers each week. In addition, we intend to publish selected Letters to the Editor to allow readers a chance to comment on the commentaries and summaries.
For the Case community,
I’m writing to make you aware that you currently have access to all journals published by the Royal Society, through Case Western Reserve University. The collection includes seven world-class journals, containing landmark articles from some of the biggest names in science.
The Royal Society collection was recently named by Information World Review as an invaluable resource to researchers: "With an archive stretching back to the origins of science and featuring its greatest names, this is a resource that few in scientific research or history will be able to do without.”
To access our archive, please search the eJournal Portal for your favorite title.
Below we list some highlights of recently published and forthcoming articles that might interest you.
Highly cited articles – you can view the most downloaded articles and most cited articles from our journals’ home pages. This month you can view one of our most popular downloads, Focused Tsunami Waves, a new paper by Proceedings A editor, M.V. Berry.
Chemical & Engineering News is a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society. C&EN editors and reporters based in Europe, the U.S., and Asia cover science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education, and employment aspects of the chemistry field.
C&EN Online offers Latest News, supplementary material to C&EN print articles, back issues of the magazine since 1998, and special features such as Reel Science, NanoFocus, RSS feeds, and blogs.
ICIS is working on a new student portal, or "knowledge zone". Right now it links to some resources available to students. In the future, they "hope it will turn into a space in which students and academics worldwide can communicate and discuss issues with each other, and showcase their best work to the wider world, not least potential employers."
ICIS with the annoucement of this new student portal has helped to fill a need for chemical prices. ICIS now provides "you with historical chemical prices. Note that these prices are a guide only, and must not be used to guide real-time business." the prices are taken from This broad list of chemical prices is taken from the August 28, 2006 issue of Chemical Market Reporter (now rebranded as ICIS Chemical Business Americas).
This site is the central source of information on biometrics-related activities of the Federal government. Two sister sites provide a repository of biometrics-related public information (www.biometricscatalog.org) and opportunities for discussion (www.biometrics.org). These websites, working together, were developed to encourage greater collaboration and sharing of information on biometric activities among government departments and agencies; commercial entities; state, regional, and international organizations; and the general public.
Biometrics.gov provides basic information and links to specific biometric activities in the Federal government. The information is organized into 3 main areas
* Biometrics Reference. Provides general information about biometric technologies, government programs and privacy planning
* NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics. Provides information on the National Science & Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Biometrics. The NSTC, a Cabinet-level Council, is the principal means within the executive branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the Federal research and development enterprise.
* Media. Provides information useful for members of the press, such as press releases, graphics and fast facts.
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.
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
DLESE is the Digital Library for Earth System Education, a geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. It is funded by the National Science Foundation and is being built by a community of educators, students, and scientists to support Earth system education at all levels and in both formal and informal settings. The site offers resources for all ages and academic levels, such as activities, visual aids, audio resources, various publications, and datasets. Users can browse by grade level, resource type, collection, or standards. See the DLESE FAQ for more information.
Stanford University researchers are using X-ray to reveal the 10th century mathematic writings of Archimedes that were erased and hidden by a Christian monk's prayers. See the full story for details how.
As a result of this upgrade, users may experience up to 8 hours of downtime beginning at approximately 8:00 EDT.
IEEE Xplore 2.1.4 will be OpenURL compatible, which provides a standardized syntax for organizing bibliographic metadata and identifiers in a URL and transferring data between information services. Links are enabled between unsubscribed content in IEEE Xplore to a library resolver, leading users to appropriate resources within their institution. With this enhancement, librarians can work with commercially available link resolver software to fully enable their publication catalog. OpenURL will be provided in these areas:
IEEE Book abstracts
Other features of the IEEE Xplore 2.1.4 upgrade include:
RefWorks and Bibtex format downloadable citations from IEEE AbstractPlus records, search results, and tables of contents
Monthly lists of each periodical's most-downloaded articles
Watermarked PDF documents, illustrating the value of your library subscription
This release continues our successful launch of IEEE Xplore 2.0, and incorporates many of the requests we have heard from our customers.
An additional update is planned for release before the end of 2006.
If you have any questions regarding this upgrade, please let us know.