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New AccessScience 2.0

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McGraw-Hill recently launched AccessScience on a new platform (2.0), which includes searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition. The update has improved topic organization (e.g., Astronomy & Space Science, Chemistry, Computing & Information Technology, Earth Science, Engineering & Materials, Math, Physics) and features so you can find what you are looking for and put it to use quickly.


"The AccessScience team interviewed both users and librarians and incorporated the enhancements to site design and functionality most often requested. The new site features and enhancements include Flash animations, image galleries (including images that can be saved to your personal space on the website), videos, federated searching, RSS feeds, and our brand new, fast, sophisticated search capability"

Keep up to date with AccessScience, including new articles, with RSS. RSS

The Library has many additional subscribed E-Books.

Added 1/8/08

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Now Available!

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The Library is pleased to announce an annual subscription to the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for 2008. JCR is a comprehensive resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences.

Use JCR To Find:

Citation and article counts are indicators of researcher usage of specific journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.

Did you know? Sudden changes in a journal's size can affect the impact factor. Keep in mind that JCR should not be the sole source for evaluating journals. See: Using Journal Citation Reports Wisely for 3 other major factors and considerations.

Thomson Scientific offers free, web-based training classes to help you get the best results from our subscriptions, such as: Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Endnote Web. Training is provided using the online conferencing tool WebEx. To attend a class all you need is a computer with Internet access and a phone. If you don't have time to attend a class, you can watch recorded training modules.

See also: JCR Help - Table of Contents, including JCR edition and year

Added 1/16/08

Two Top Sites: Satellite & Space Imagery

Banks Peninsula; Source: ESA
Banks Peninsula
Source: ESA/Envisat
  1. European Space Agency (ESA) Multimedia Gallery
    Houses nearly 6,000 images, videos, and animations, as well as screensaver and wallpaper images.

    Search by:

    You may use these items under these terms and conditions.

    ESA also provides: Satellite Images of the Earth, Image of the Week, Other European National Image Galleries

  2. Mauritania/Pan Dust Storm; Source: NASA
    Mauritania/Pan Dust
    Source: NASA
  3. NASA Image eXchange (NIX)
    Discover photographs and images, video, movies, and audio for multiple NASA sites.

    Search by:

    • Advanced Search for specific databases
    • Topics (e.g., Aeronautics, Devices, Projects, Solar System and beyond, and more)

    Photo Use Guidelines

    NASA also provides: GRIN - Great Images in NASA library, Multimedia Gallery, New Images

More imagery resources can be found in these subject guides: Astronomy & Space Science, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, and Earth & Environmental Sciences.

Added 1/23/08

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