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New & Noteworthy Web Resources

The following resources were added to the Library web site over the past year - they are located in the Subject Guides and Internet Resources

Reference
  • FoneFinder: key in a phone number, and it will give you the city, state, country, a flag, map, and links to the area
  • The Free Dictionary: English, Medical, Legal, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, and a Literature Reference Library
  • MInd- The Meetings Index: locate future conferences, congresses, meetings and symposia
  • Probert Dictionaries
  • Geniusfind: categorizes thousands of topic-specific search engines and databases
Astronomy & Space Science
Atmospherice & Oceanic Sciences
Chemistry
Computing & Telecommunications
Earth Science
  • GEO Data Portal: Data used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Holds more than 450 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets,
  • Marine Geoscience Data Link: Locate data in marine, continental, and polar environments across numerous data types and disciplines. Find metadata summaries that include the investigators, dates of records, locations, and data types available.
  • USGS Suspended-Sediment Database: Includes station metadata, drainage basin area, geographic parameters, data anomalies, streamflow discharge, suspended-sediment discharge, and more.
  • World Guide - GEsource: Contains thousands of geographic images, resources and data for 272 world countries and regions.
Engineering, Materials & Physics
Mathematics & Statistics
Patents
  • FreePatentsOnline.com: Full text of U.S. patents from number 4,000,000 to 6,865,747
  • FreshPatents.com: Latest published U.S. patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to grant/deny
Publishing, Copyright and Citations
Added 4/6/05
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Painting the Weather

Painting the Weather: over 100 paintings from 50 UK galleries from the BBC - bbc.co.uk is a collection of the best weather paintings by 80 artists, including Monet, Van Gogh and El Greco, from around the U.K. They were chosen by the National Gallery and BBC Four. These pictures are also available for viewing in public galleries around the UK.

Visitors can examine the paintings in detail with a high quality zoom, send e-cards, view artist biographies, learn more about paintings and galleries, or listen to meteorologist Bill Giles' remarks on selected works. There is also an Audio Tour presented by the British Museum director.

NOAA Photo Gallery: Iridescent clouds looking north from Cape Evans. In: Scott's Last Expedition, 1913. Dodd, Mead, and Company, New York. No copyright restrictions.

Browse the collection by:

A booklet/catalog is also available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/beyond/paintweather.shtml

Added 4/14/05
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Vote On Journals

Should The Following Journals Be Added To The Library Collection?

Contact Carolyn Herder if you would use any of these journals on a regular basis or suggest another journal for acquisition.

Samples of Chinese Journal of Chemistry and High Frequency Electronics may be viewed at the Main Library. Computers, Materials , & Continua (CMC), Geophysical Prospecting, and Mechanics & Chemistry of Biosystems (MCB) are available for viewing at the Branch Library.

Added 4/28/05
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