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Two New Journals - Print & Electronic

Two journals have just been added to the library collection:

Print Available at Branch Library Journal of Hydrology Added 5/2/07
Online: Last 12 months
Print: V. 332 (2007) - Present

"The Journal of Hydrology publishes original research papers and comprehensive reviews in all the subfields of the hydrological sciences. These comprise, but are not limited to the physical, chemical, biogeochemical, stochastic and systems aspects of surface and groundwater hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydrogeology. Relevant topics in related disciplines such as climatology, water resource systems, hydraulics, agrohydrology, geomorphology, soil science, instrumentation and remote sensing, civil and environmental engineering are also included. Papers have empirical, theoretical and applied orientations."

Print Available at Branch Library Quaternary Science Reviews Added 5/2/07
Online: Last 12 months
Print: V. 26 (2007) - Present

"Quaternary Science Reviews caters for all aspects of Quaternary science, and includes, for example, geology, geomorphology, geography, archaeology, soil science, palaeobotany, palaeontology, palaeoclimatology and the full range of applicable dating methods. The dividing line between what constitutes the review paper and one which contains new original data is not easy to establish, so QSR also publishes papers with new data especially if these perform a review function, or can be so adapted for a wider perspective, for example, as in methods of dating. All the Quaternary sciences are changing rapidly and subject to re-evaluation as the pace of discovery quickens; thus the eclectic and comprehensive role of Quaternary Science Reviews keeps readers abreast of the wider issues relating to new developments in the field. Quaternary Science Reviews includes occasional issues devoted to Quaternary Geochronology, with the aim of providing Quaternary geologists, geomorphologists and archaeologists with a reference source discussing progress and problems of dating techniques applicable to the Quaternary. These issues will focus on review papers, systematic studies, intercomparisons and progress reports and occasional conference proceedings."

Both journals are available online or in print at the Branch Library.

Added 5/2/07

John Welsh's Retirement Open House, May 23

John Welsh can still be checked-out at the Library, but for a limited time only. After 30 years (and two weeks!) of exemplary and dedicated service at the Boulder Labs Library, John will trade in his book bag for a golf bag.

A reception will be held in Bldg. 1, Rm. 1107 on Wednesday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. to celebrate the end of his distinguished career. Join us for refreshments, and to wish John well as he embarks on new adventures.

If you would like to sign a card and/or contribute to a gift, please drop by the Main Library or the Branch Library, or see Joan Tomek (DSRC Rm. GB106) or Sara Martin (Bldg.1 Rm. 5555). Be sure to check John out soon, as he will no longer be part of our collection after June 1st.

Added 5/8/07

ChemSpider - Chemistry Database / Search Engine

ChemSpider ( (beta) is a database of over 10 million chemical structures and predicted properties. It was created to aggregate and index chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository and making it available for free.

It has become a community for chemists to share data and knowledge associated with chemical structures and reactions and providing an open forum for discussion and sharing.

Data from the NIST Webbook has been linked to the ChemSpider database. Structure identifiers such as SMILES (Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry System), InChI (IUPAC International Chemical Identifier), IUPAC and Index Names as well as physicochemical properties have also been added. More About ChemSpider

Search ChemSpider by Systematic Name, Synonym, Trade Name, Registry Number, SMILES or InChI

See also: Chemistry Subject Guide

Added 5/16/07

Journals Ranked by Impact: Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences

The following table compares the citation impact of journals as measured over three different time spans. The first column ranks journals based on their 2005 "impact factor: calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period—in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published." The numbers in the next two columns show impact over longer time periods. Citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, resulting in a citations-per-paper impact score over 5-years (2nd column) and 25-years (3rd column).

Source: Full Report from Thomson Scientific

Rank 2005
Impact Factor
1 Atmospheric Chem. Phys.
Journal of Climate
J. Clim./Appl. Meteorol.
2 Climate Dynamics
Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc.
J. Atmospheric Sciences
3 Journal of Climate
Annales Geophysicae
Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc.
4 Global Biogeochem. Cycl.
Climate Dynamics
Journal of Climate
5 Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc.
Global Biogeochem. Cycl.
Atmos. Environ. A
6 Atmospheric Environment
J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos.
Global Biogeochem. Cycl.
7 Tellus B-Chem. Phys.
Tellus B-Chem. Phys.
J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos.
8 Ocean Modelling
Agr./Forest Meteorol.
Monthly Weather Review
9 Climatic Change
J. Atmospheric Sciences
J. Atmospheric Chem.
10 J. Aerosol Science
Atmospheric Environment
Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc.

See also: E-Journals provided by the Library

Added 5/22/07

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