The U.K. Royal Society (Science in Society programme), Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust funded a study to examine the factors affecting science communication: Factors affecting science communication: a survey of scientists and engineers.
Aims of the Study:
The study involved a web survey of 1,485 research scientists in higher education institutions and 41 more detailed interviews with a cross section of respondents and other key players within science policy and science communication, including social scientists, senior managers, funders and science communicators.Added 7/5/06
Free spectroscopy portal that fulfils the information needs of ALL spectroscopists
"spectroscopyNOW.com, a Community of Interest website, has become the definitive spectroscopy resource on the internet, offering a wealth of valuable information, resources and services."
What techniques does it cover?
We all search using Google, so here's a few operators you may not know about and will help you find what you need. The following was adapted from: www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html
|spectrum frequency||the words spectrum AND frequency|
|typhoon OR hurricane||either the word typhoon OR the word hurricane|
|typhoon | hurricane||either the word typhoon OR the word hurricane|
|"Bose-Einstein condensation"||the PHRASE Bose-Einstein condensation|
|virus –computer||the word virus but NOT the word computer|
|Star Wars Episode + I||movie title, including the ROMAN NUMERAL I|
|~measurement||measurement and its SYNONYMS: units, conversion, etc.|
|define:computer||DEFINITIONS of the word computer from around the Internet.|
|thin * film||the words thin and film SEPARATED BY ONE OR MORE WORDS|
|physics site:www.mit.edu||Limit to a specific WEB SITE (site:)
(Search the MIT site for physics info)
|radio spectrum 30…174 MHz||NUMBER RANGE (...)
(Search for radio spectrum between 30 and 174 MHz)
|inurl: library||PAGE URL (inurl:)
(Find sites that have library in the URL)
|filetype: pdf||Limit to a specific FILE TYPE (filetype:)
(Find pdf files)
ILLiad will migrate to a new server / URL during the first weekend in August (5-6).
During this time, you may experience difficulty logging in or requesting documents. The new ILLiad URL / web location will be available Monday morning (8/7) from our home page at: library.bldrdoc.gov (please update your bookmarks).
Email BoulderLabs.ILL@noaa.gov with questions.Added 7/26/06