EEVL Xtra is a free service which can help you find the following in engineering, mathematics and computing:
"EEVL Xtra searches parts of the Web that Google doesn't, and EEVL Xtra helps you find subject-based information, which Google doesn't do very well. Many of the things you'll find through EEVL Xtra come from the 'Hidden Web', and are not indexed by Google."
There are several free 'Xtra Extras':
The University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder Libraries recently began charging $75.00 for a public library card. Department of Commerce employees may obtain an affiliate card free of charge. To apply visit Norlin Library and show your current NOAA / NIST / NTIA employee ID badge. The card needs to be renewed every year and allows you to check out books for 90 days.
Note that CU's Gemmill Engineering Library provides access to standards, including ASTM, ANSI, IEE/IEEE, ISO/IEC, ITU, SAE, Military and NASA. Most standards are not listed in the Chinook catalog, but library staff will be happy to help you locate them.
Place a book hold through the library catalog, even if the book is sitting on the shelf and not checked out. You may also request items via email or phone. We will call you when the book is available and schedule a delivery time.
"Researchers may now receive notification of the online posting of new IEEE journals in the format of their choice: email or RSS ( What is RSS?). Users select which IEEE journal(s) they want to know about, then receive notification whenever a new issue is posted online, along with a link to the issue's table of contents in the IEEE Xplore digital library."
Each email contains a direct link to the latest issue's table of contents. Sign up at any journal's home page in IEEE Xplore, or at: ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocalerts_signup.jsp
See also: Stay on top of industry trends with a monthly What's New @ IEEE newsletterAdded 11/30/05