April 30th, 2009 by Cory Craig
A free Chemistry Dictionary for word processors is available at: http://www.chemistry-blog.com/dictionary
Installation instructions come with the downloadable file. The dictionary was developed by UNC-CH graduate student Adam Azman, with assistance from ChemSpider.com. The dictionary contains over 100,000 chemical names and chemical terms.
*From: Open Access Chemical Dictionary Available – C&EN Digital Briefs, 2/2/2009
April 30th, 2009 by
The UC Davis Libraries recently acquired Journal Citation Reports (JCR) online.
JCR is used for finding out the impact factor of a journal and for comparing journals to one another within a field using citation data. Impact factor is based on the number of times papers in a journal are cited by other papers. Using JCR can help you find the:
- Most frequently cited journals in a field
- Highest impact journals in a field
- Largest journals in a field
JCR comes in a social science and science edition, and can be browsed by subject within these broad categories. The latest year available online is 2007.
Connect to JCR here, or through the PSE Library database list. (Note: you must be on campus or logged in through the VPN for this to work).
For more help using JCR, or information about impact factors, contact a PSE librarian.
April 27th, 2009 by Robert Heyer-Gray
Synthesis Update for March 2009
The following new titles were published in March:
- Engineering the Knee Meniscus by K.A. Athanasiou and Johannah Sanchez-Adams, Rice University (Tissue Engineering Series)
- Introduction to Biomedical Engineering: Biomechanics and Bioelectricity, Part I by Douglas Christensen, University of Utah (Biomedical Engineering Series)
- Landmarking and Segmentation of 3D CT Images by Shantanu Banik and Raj Rangayyan, University of Calgary and Graham S. Boag, Alberta Children’s Hospital (Biomedical Engineering Series)
- Practical Global Illumination with Irradiance Caching by Jaroslav Krivanek, Cornell University and Charles University, Prague and Pascal Gautron, Thomson Corporate Research (Computer Graphics & Animation Series)
- Semiotic Engineering Methods for Scientific Research in HCI by Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza and Carla Faria Leitão, PUC Rio (Human-Centered Informatics Series)
- Studies of Work and the Workplace in HCI by Graham Button, Sheffield Hallam University and Wes Sharrock, University of Manchester (Human-Centered Informatics Series)
April 20th, 2009 by
As part of the Inspec interface switch, the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library is offering a class with experienced Inspec trainer Karen Berryman:
- Friday, April 24, 11:00a-12:00p
- Kemper Hall 1065
Everyone is welcome! Come to Kemper Hall to learn how to use this great database for physics, electrical engineering, computer science, and applied science topics. Berryman will point out some of the tricks for getting the most out of the database and the new features that are coming with the new interface.
Refreshments will be served!
April 8th, 2009 by Karen Andrews
INSPEC (Information in the Sciences, Physics, Electrical/Electronics and Computers), is moving to the Web of Science platform on April 20. INSPEC is the most comprehensive article index for these disciplines. It covers conference proceedings, workshops, seminars and books in addition to standard journal articles.
Special features are the ability to get review articles, limit topic by experimental or theoretical approach, applications, and do numerical range searching for properties of materials. One can search for articles on astronomical objects or chemical compounds. The INSPEC database will also be searchable via the current Ovid interface through June 30, 2009.
Access INSPEC here, or through the PSE Library database list. (Note: you must be on campus or logged in through the VPN for this to work. From this link, you will be able to choose whether you want to search through Ovid or Web of Science).
April 8th, 2009 by Robert Heyer-Gray
Now Available from Morgan & Claypool Publishers:
Synthesis Lectures on Tissue Engineering
We are pleased to announce our new series in Tissue Engineering, edited by K.A. Athanasiou of Rice University. The first title in the series, Engineering the Knee Meniscus, is now available.
Forthcoming titles include:
- Tissue Engineering of Temporomandibular Joint Cartilage
- Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering
April 7th, 2009 by Robert Heyer-Gray
Synthesis Update for January/February 2009
The following new titles were published in the Synthesis Digital Library during January and February:
- Advanced Radar Detection Schemes under Mismatched Signal Models by Francesco Bandiera, Danilo Orlando, and Giuseppe Ricci, University of Salento, Italy (Signal Processing Series)
- Asynchonrous Sequential Machine Design and Analysis by Richard F. Tinder, Emeritus, Washington State University (Digital Circuits & Systems Series)
- Basic Feedback Controls in Biomedicine by Charles Lessard, Texas A&M University (Biomedical Engineering Series)
- Biomedical Image Analysis: Segmentation by Scott Acton, University of Virginia and Nilanjan Ray, University of Alberta (Image, Video, and Multimedia Processing Series)
- Exploratory Search: Beyond the Query-Response Paradigm by Ryen White and Resa Roth (Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services Series)
- Mismatch and Noise in Modern IC Processes by Andrew Marshall, Texas Instruments (Digital Circuits & Systems Series)
- Multi-Pitch Estimation by Mads Christensen, Aalborg University, Denmark and Andreas Jakobsson, Lund University, Sweden (Speech & Audio Processing Series)
- New Concepts in Digital Reference by R. David Lankes, Syracuse University (Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services Series)
- Wang Tiles in Computer Graphics by Ares Lagae, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Computer Graphics & Animation Series)
April 6th, 2009 by
Welcome to the new PSE Library Blog! In this blog, we’ll be documenting new resources at the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library, as well as library news. Please give us your feedback! For more information, you can visit our homepage or contact a librarian.