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March 2013 - News Archive

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In Face of Sequester, AAAS Invites You to “Speak Up For Science”

AAAS/Science magazine logoAAAS/Science magazine is inviting the scientific community to sign its petition to protect research funding. You may also submit a message explaining the ways in which federal funding is important to your work, and share your thoughts on Twitter via Science magazine’s SciQuester page. $54 billion in cuts are estimated between now and 2017.   

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Scientific American Now Available Online

Scientific American LogoThe Boulder Labs Library now subscribes to Scientific American online.  Issues from 2009 to present can be accessed from our e-journals page. The Library also holds print from 1954 - 2011 at the Main library. To have articles from these back issues delivered in PDF format, place a document request via ILLiad.

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Citizen Science – Contribute to Scientific Knowledge!

Citizen Science is a new term for an old concept, that of non-professionals being involved in the research process, thereby contributing to scientific knowledge in a particular field. Several websites now have the ability to bring professional researchers and citizen science practitioners in closer collaboration via crowdsourcing, making it easier for the public to make significant data contributions in a chosen field. Such websites include:Zooniverse logo

All that is required for participating on these sites is for users to create a login.  Visit https://www.zooniverse.org/ for more information on specific projects.

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Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ logoThe Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) aims to ease discovery of scientific OA journals. So far, it contains access to 8790 journals, 4502 journals searchable by article, over 1 million articles, and covers 121 countries. It now features new functionality including:

DOAJ was originally featured in the Boulder Labs Library 2003 News Highlights.

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