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New Journals

The Library recently added print subscriptions and/or online access to the following journals:

See also: E-Journals · Search for Online & Print Journals

Added 5/2/06

New Search Tool - TechXtra

Engineering, Mathematics & Computing Information

TechXtra "searches parts of the Web that Google doesn't, and TechXtra helps you find subject-based information, which Google doesn't do very well. Many of the things you'll find through TechXtra come from the 'Hidden Web', and are not indexed by Google."

Find Engineering, Mathematics & Computing:

TechXtra uses 25 collections, including content from over 50 publishers and providers.

RSS Feed - available as an RSS Feed (What's This?)

Added 5/10/06

Scientific Newspaper Archives

Tornado Newspaper article

Three web sites from, "the largest Newspaper Archive Online." include news as well as full text and full image articles from more than 50,000 historical newspaper pages:

  1. Global Warming Newspaper Archive - "Newspaper articles about global warming tell the story of the Earth's climate and the diverse opinions and scientific discoveries surrounding the theory of global warming. From the Industrial Revolution to the Kyoto treaty..."

  2. Hurricane Newspaper Archive - "From the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in US history, to Hurricane Katrina, the costliest hurricane in US history..."

  3. Tornado Newspaper Archive - "From the first recorded American tornado at Rehobeth, Massachusetts, in 1671 to the killer storms that tore through the central United States on April 2, 2006..."

See also: World Newspaper Sites

Added 5/17/06

LiveScience: Science and Technology web site

LiveScience ( is "an original content site focusing on the innovative and intriguing in Science and Technology. The website covers news, views and scientific inquiry with an original, provocative point of view. With articles by respected science journalists and contributors, LiveScience looks at new discoveries, intellectual adventures and the idiosyncrasies of the world that surrounds us."

In April 2005, PC Magazine (Library Record) ranked as a Top 100 website, citing its successful combination of humor and important content.


Subscribe to their E-Newsletter or RSS Feeds What's This?

Added 5/24/06

Find Conference Abstracts, Papers & Proceedings

How to find conference proceedings
in the library catalog

Finding conferences can be difficult because of the erratic way they are published and cited. Here are some tips:

  1. Conference sponsors are searched as authors, as are the editors of the proceedings. If you know either of these, try an author search.

  2. If you are certain of the published title of the proceedings, try that as a title browse search.

  3. If the title includes a unique word, such as Compcon, try that as a title word search.

  4. If you know where or when the conference was held, try that as a title word search. For example:

    • "paris 1998" will find conferences held in Paris in 1998
    • "ieee fuzzy 2nd" will find IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (2nd : 1993 : San Francisco, Calif.)

Contact the Library if you need assistance - conferences are tricky!

Request abstracts and full text conference papers (when available) from ILLiad

Databases By Organization / Society

Added 5/31/06

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