Library News

Digital Display PDF

April 9 & 11th Open House Handouts

3D Printing Bibliometrics Geofacets Doc Delivery & ILLiad Search Box Seating Scanner Website

From the Stacks

Inspired by the NOAA Heritage Exhibits in the DSRC, the Boulder Labs Library has a new exhibit in its Branch Library (DSRC-2C407) called From the Stacks. This exhibit celebrates the research history of NOAA-Boulder and its predecessor agencies by displaying reports and books from the Library collection and changes monthly.

Each From the Stacks display revolves around a new theme. The theme for April is “The Name Makes the Project: Cool Acronyms.” The items on display are all on projects whose names become cool or unique acronyms. We won’t tell you what they are here; you should come to the Branch Library to find out for yourself!

Added 04/04


Search 10.4 Million Datasets on Mendeley

Access links to images, tabular data, geospatial data, software, and videos on the Mendeley Data website at Mendeley Data. The domain-specific and cross-domain repositories contain an impressive 10.4 million datasets. Become a part of the community of researchers that uploads and shares research data. Plus, sharing data is a great way for you to get exposure for your research.

Added 04/03


Calling all AGU Members – Exciting Research News!

As part of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) centennial, AGU members have access to a new research database – Elsevier’s Geofacets, AGU Millenium Edition. This database allows you to search publications by geographic location and geologic time period, focusing on the maps and figures that accompany AGU journal publications.

Added 03/15


Easily Search All of Web of Science

You are now able to search the entire Web of Science Core Collection, using the ‘All Fields’ search option. You are able to combine key terms, author names, funder details and more in a single search box. This allows you to focus more on the results list, instead of the search query. Watch the tutorial.

Added 03/14


New Seating Spaces!


Come check out the new quiet study spaces at the Boulder Labs Library, Branch location in DSRC Room 2C407 and in Building 1, Room 1200! The locations are now furnished with comfortable chairs and ottomans that allow you to spread out your work or put up your feet. You can also work on your laptop or mobile device with individual power outlets and tables in some select seating areas. The seating areas are also great for small, quiet, informal meetings. .

Added 03/13


Open House April 9 & 11

Open House

Celebrate National Library Week at the Boulder Labs Library Open House. Refreshments will be provided, prize drawings will be awarded, and demonstrations will be presented! Your Boulder Labs Librarians will be presenting and answering questions regarding the many services and resources that they provide, including: bibliometrics, website resources and search box, new meeting and study spaces, 3D printing, book/file scanning, document delivery and interlibrary loan, and Geofacets for AGU members.

Dates: April 9 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Building 1, Room 1200 (April 23 10:30am to 12:30pm snowdate) and April 11 from 12pm to 2pm at DSRC, Room 2C407 (April 24 12pm to 2pm snowdate).

Added 03/12


Mobile Access to Journals & Databases!


If you would like to access select journals and databases that Boulder Labs Library offers on your iPhone or Android, visit the Boulder Labs Library homepage, and then select “Services” and “Mobile Applications”. From our homepage, click on any of the hyperlinked resource pages and follow the instructions on the webpage. Please note that some of these must be accessed from a NOAA-enabled device.

Added 02/14



Interlibrary Loan Renewal

Due to the government shutdown, many of our interlibrary loan customers received overdue notices for items they have checked out or for items that arrived while they were on furlough but are due for return. Boulder Labs Library is working with lending libraries on ensuring that loan periods are extended so customers have enough time to use an item. Please let us know if you need a renewal by requesting one via ILLiad . If a renewal is not available via ILLiad (if lender already gave an extension, or lender’s policy does not allow one), request one by emailing . Many libraries will make an exception and grant one. If not, we will request a loan of the same item from another library.

Boulder Labs Library Renewal

How to renew library books from the Boulder Labs Library:

1. Go to our library home page.
2. Click on “My Account” in the upper right of your screen.
3. Click on “Library Account Login.”
4. Log in using your username and password. If you don’t remember your login, ask a librarian.
5. Click on your name in the upper right of your screen.
6. Click on “My Account.”
7. You should see a list of the items you have checked out. Click on “Renew” for the items you would like to renew.
8. If your books will not renew, please contact us. Possible reasons for this include:
-Your account has expired. We just need to update your account with the current expiration date on your CAC.
-You have renewed the books too many times. You are allowed to renew books up to 11 times, and then they must be returned. You can check them out again later.
-You have too many overdue books. A librarian will need to override default system limits and renew the books for you.

Added 02/13


Ever Need to Quickly Research Topics in Web of Science in Your Browser?

With the Web of Science (WoS) Quick Search Google Chrome extension, you can search topics from over one billion cited references within the Web of Science database.

To add the extension, go to your Google Chrome settings in your browser and select extensions. At the top of the screen, enter “Web of Science - Quick Search” in the search box and then select “Add”. You should now see the Clarivate Analytics’ (producer of Web of Science) logo at the top right of your Chrome browser.

Added 12/19


Stay Up-To-Date on the Latest in the Library

There’s many ways to keep up-to-date on the resources and services you use from the library. We have weekly announcements in the Boulder Labs Weekly Bulletin and a special monthly newsletter. And now we have a NEW digital display outside the Branch Library (DSRC 2C407) that will be going live in December with even more library info. If you want to review any of our past announcements from these sources, you can find them on this Library News page and if you need help with any of our library news, contact the Boulder Labs Library.

Added 11/19


Library Resources are Available 24/7

Did you know that you can still access library resources even when the library staff are away for the holiday or if you’re visiting someone in another state? As long as you’re connected to the Boulder Labs computer network, you can continue to access and use our library databases and eJournals and eBooks. That’s not all--if you need access to the physical libraries after-hours or on weekends while you’re on campus, you can! Simply stop by a library and talk to one of the reference librarians to find out how.

Added 11/19


This is Why You Need a Lexis-Nexis Advance Account

The Lexis-Nexis Advance database contains full text of more than 32,000 sources, including business, news (local through international) and legal sources, including federal legislation and regulations. Sources include newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and scholarly journals. The Lexis-Nexis Advance database can help you:

  • Find economic and market data
  • Enumerate impact and mentions in news and trade publications
  • Receive congressional, legislative, and regulatory alerts
  • Stay up-to-date on procurement and contracting news

You must have an individual account to access Lexis-Nexis Advance and all users must be employed by DoC. To request an account, e-mail the Boulder Labs Library with your: name, mail code, and e-mail address.

Added 10/31


New! Log into EBSCOhost with your Google Account

EBSCOhost provides access to nearly 6,000 full-text journals. When you sign into a personal account on EBSCOhost, you can personalize your search screens, save articles for later, and more. And now, EBSCOhost allow you to log on using your NOAA or personal Google account--that means one less password you have to remember!

To log in using your Google account, begin by clicking “Sign In” from any EBSCOhost screen (see picture below).

EBSCOhost sign in location

On the sign in screen, click the blue “Sign in with Google” button, then select or enter in the Google account you’d like to use. It’s that simple! Note: if you have an existing EBSCOhost account, you can’t transfer it to one that uses the Google login, you’ll be creating a new account.

EBSCOhost Google login button


If you have any questions about using the Google login feature or accessing or using EBSCOhost, contact Stacy Bruss, Collection Services Coordinator Librarian.

Added 10/30


What’s New in Web of Science?

Web of Science has enhanced their citation report and analyze results features, with better graphics and more options for exploring results. Citation report provides citation statistics for a set of search results, including h-index, total times cited (with and without self-cites), cites per year, and more. A citation report can be created for an individual researcher, a single publication, or a research group.

Web of Science Citation Analysis graph
This is the new citation report for NIST-Boulder articles in the last five years. “Citing articles” will show all of the papers citing this results set.

Analyze results helps you answer questions such as:

  • What researchers in China have cited my work?
  • In which journals are my publications cited the most?
  • Which organizations are funding my area of research?

Web of Science Analyze Results visualization
This example of the visualization options available under analyze results shows the country affiliations of authors citing NOAA-Boulder papers.

If you have any questions about these new features or about using Web of Science, contact Sue Visser, Public Services Librarian.

Added 10/23


How to Request Supplementary Data via ILLiad

Did you know you can request supplemental data as well as articles and books through ILLiad, the library's interlibrary loan service? Go to the Library’s homepage and click on the Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery icon. Log into your ILLiad account. From the Make a Request menu, select Other (Free Text). In the box labeled Citation or Description of Item, enter the phrase “Request for copy of supplementary data that accompanies this article: [enter the citation of the article here].” Also enter any information about the supplementary data, its description, title or its DOI. Following these procedures will help ensure that your request is fulfilled with the supplementary data instead of the article copy.

Added 10/17


JoVE, the Video Journal, Has Even More Content

JoVE, a cutting-edge video methods journal, has exciting news—it now releases an average of 150 video journal articles each month! It is able to release so much content because it reduced time to publication by 25%, to 6 months.

The library provides subscription access to three of the JoVE collections: chemistry, engineering, and environment. If you’d like to learn more about JoVE, stop by the library or contact your library liaison.

Added 10/09


Have You Seen These Books?

Have you seen any of these library books or journal volume? We miss them and don’t know where they may be hanging out. If you’ve seen one, please bring it by either library location—if you’re still using the book, we’ll be happy to check it out to you.

  • Radio spectrum conservation; a program of conservation based on present uses and future needs, HE8667 .J65
  • The Turing omnibus : 61 excursions in computer science, QA76 .D45 1989
  • Noise and fluctuations: an introduction, QC175 .M2
  • Physics of the atmosphere, QC861.3 .C33 2014
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 250 (1993)

Added 10/09