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International Polar Year 2007-2008

Credit: National Science Foundation

Plans have already begun for science agencies around the globe to observe International Polar Year 2007-2008 ( The polar "year" is actually two calendar years (March 1, 2007, through March 1, 2009) to allow observations in the Arctic and Antarctic where severe cold and long term darkness delays or impedes field study.

IPY 2007-2008 plans to:

Where Do I Report Publications?

  1. If the publication is primarily about the Antarctic or non-living things, report to:

    Cold Regions Bibliography Project
    American Geophysical Institute
    4220 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22303-1502
  2. If the publication is primarily about the living things or the IPY in general, report to:

    Librarian: Scott Polar Research Institute
    Lensfield Road
    Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 1ER



Source: NSF's Media Advisory




Added 2/10/06

Scopus (Trial Subscription)

PLEASE READ: Scopus is available as a trial subscription until December 1, 2006. Scopus provides similar features to the Web of Science, including Cited Reference (WOS) / Citation Tracker (Scopus) searching. The Library needs comments and Web of Science comparisons from our researchers. Please tell us your opinion.

Note: On-site training will be coming soon. If you would like to be notified of this event, please contact Heather McCullough



Web of Science


Over 15,000:
Chem/Phys/Math/Eng (4500)
Life/Health (5900)
Social Sciences (2700)
Bio/Ag/Environ (2500)
General Science (50)1

Journal List

Over 9,300:
Hard Sciences (6100)
Social Sciences (2900)2

Journal List


Back to 1966

Back to 1965 *

Find out which articles have cited another article

Citation Tracker
Back to 1996

Cited Reference Search
Back to 1965 *

Analyze Citations


Yes (Analyze Tool)

Citation Alerts



Direct Importing To Citation/Bib Management Software


DOC site licenses avail:
Reference Manager

Sources: 1 Scopus Coverage, 2 Introduction to WOS

Scopus Citation Tracker provides an overview of citation data for a set of articles over a user-specified date range. Use it to:

Using Scopus

Search Scopus

Search Web of Science

* NIST back to 1975

Added 2/16/06

Science Friday

Science Friday, provided in part by the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation "is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 pm Eastern time as part of NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' programming. Each week, we focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science - and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program."

Added 2/22/06

Journal Use Study

The Library will be conducting a journal use study at both the Main and Branch Libraries, beginning March 6th and ending June 30th, 2006. The study will cover both current subscriptions and bound volumes. During the study, we ask users not to reshelve any journals used in the library. The information from the study may result in the cancellation of some journals with low usage. Potential cancellations will be advertised widely for your comments before any decisions are made. If you have any questions, please contact Heather McCullough.

Added 2/27/06

Best of the Best: Science in 2005

NOAA: Hurricane Katrina Added 2/28/06

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