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Journal Price Increase - Input Needed

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2009 Cost - Free | 2010 Cost - $2137.13

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The International Energy Agency Provides Easy-to-Find Energy-Use Information

The International Energy Agency <> is an organization comprising 28 member countries devoted to the following:

Navigation menu from International Energy Agency site

"Quickmenu," at the left-hand side of the page, offers links to resources otherwise buried in the top navigation bar. Each page has its own "Quickmenu," so finding statistics and other information is easy

The IEA website allows for searching for information on worldwide energy output and usage by topic, country (member and non-member), or by publication (including an online bookshop). Additionally, the website includes information about upcoming events, press realeases, and mulitmedia interviews and presentations. When searching by country, dynamic maps are available showing international oil flow and energy indicators by country (Adobe Flash player required).

Down the left-hand side of the home page are quick links to such topics as "Statistics," "Environment," and other important topics. For example, clicking "Statistics" links you to the option to search for energy output/use statistics by coungry/region or energy product (coal/wind, etc.). On the left-hand side of the page is a menu with links to even more features, including monthly oil data, interactive maps, data services subscriptions, and publications.

Overall, the IEA site provides a bevy of resources on energy policy from an easily accessible, searchable website.

Added 3/10/10


Zotero Offers Open-Source Bibliographic Management

Developed by the George Mason University Center for History and New Media and sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Zotero <> is an open source bibliographic management application that operates as a downloadable Firefox extension. Subsequent to registering, a Zotero user can:

Compare Zotero to the Bibliographic Management Software You Currently Use.

Using Zotero is self-guided. From the homepage, select one of the tabs:

Zoltero website tabs

"Home" explains the purpose of the page. "Groups" allows a researcher to create a workgroup by which scholars in the same discipline from across the world can join. "People" allows a Zotero users to find other researchers within their field of research. "Support" gives step-by-step instructions on how to install Zotero (remember: you must be using Firefox), how to import and share citations, how to apply citation styles, and other useful tips. "Get Involved" covers contributing source code, communicating about Zotero through forums, and otherwise how to support and propagate the program.

Get the most out of Zotero

Word processor plug-in

Quick start guide

Converting data from EndNote to Zotero

Added 3/16/10

LexisNexis Available DoC Wide

The Boulder Labs Research Community now has access to the Lexis/Nexis Database via a Department of Commerce (DoC) wide site-license. LexisNexis is a database of 5 billion searchable documents from more than 32,000 sources.

Subject areas include:

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Access Requires Username & Password:

To sign up for a Username & Password, contact one of the Library's reference staff and provide them with your:

Added 3/26/10

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