Big changes for McGraw-Hill Digital Engineering Library...

Mar 6, 2009 by

McGraw-Hill announced a major revision of its Digital Engineering Library. The new site will be called AccessEngineering and the URL (http://accessengineeringlibrary.com) will be activated March 9th 2009. The new site will offer new features and enhancements, including: New graphical user interface: state-of-the art functionality streamlines access to content and reader New taxonomy book view: the website is now book-centric with faster title-by-title access to our premiere engineering collection Improved Advanced Search: faster search and access to more accurate content that saves time and delivers exact results McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering embedded on all search pages: search and generate results from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering, which contains more than 18,000 entries containing synonyms, acronyms, abbreviations, and a pronunciation guide are included for each term. Unfortunately, no FAQ or advance views are available before...

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Going underground for scholarly content...

Mar 5, 2009 by

Brian Scott Mathews over at The Ubiquitous Librarian made some very interesting looking into the underground market for academic materials via illegal file sharing sites like bit torrent. Apparently, his fictional research brought up big time reference titles like the CRC handbooks, the entire Referex engineering e-book collection, Harvard Business Cases, textbooks and tutti quanti. Hey, does it matter where the students get it if they do use scholarly, quality sources? At least, they not Googling everything? Well, there’s the thorny, ginormous issue of copyright. I cannot condone students downloading illegaly but now, I cannot ignore it...

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AuthorMapper by Springer

Feb 14, 2009 by

Springer Science+Business Media launched a new website called AuthorMapper.com. This free website is an “analytical online tool for discerning trends, patterns and subject experts within scientific research.” Currently, AuthorMapper.com searches over three million journal articles to deliver a variety of useful information. The current searchable content is from all Springer journals, and metadata from other STM publishers will be included in the near future. The tool can provide a variety of analyses, such as keyword tag clouds and “Top 5” bar charts for various important metrics, and includes an interactive world map of the results. AuthorMapper.com’s advanced search function also allows complex queries using keyword, discipline, institution, journal and author. The results can identify new and historic scientific trends through timeline graphs and bar charts of top statistics, allowing for identification of trends in...

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SIAM journals on Scitation

Aug 15, 2006 by

It is today that the SIAM journals are supposed to migrate to the Scitation platform. New features that will now be possible are: BiBTeX citation downloads, expanded reference linking to include Inspec and MEDLINE, forward citation linking, and new search engine. The links to the journal pages will not change (but the links to the articles will – contact Mary Rose Muccie of SIAM if you haven’t done so already if you don’t use the articles’ DOIs in your link resolver). Institutional IP addresses have been migrated as...

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AIP news

Jul 3, 2006 by

The American Institute of Physics has announced several news concerning pricing and content. I will simply copy here the content of the lenghty but news-worthy email. ******************************************************************** Dear Colleagues: The American Institute of Physics is pleased to announce that our 2007 institutional subscription rates are now available. Please visit http://www.aip.org/journal_catalog/AIPJrnls2007NonmemberRateFixed.pdf or http://librarians.aip.org to view 2007 prices for the following publications: AIP Conference Proceedings Applied Physics Letters Chaos Computing in Science & Engineering (co-published with IEEE Computer Society) Journal of Applied Physics The Journal of Chemical Physics Journal of Physical & Chemical Reference Data (co-published with NIST) Journal of Mathematical Physics Low Temperature Physics Physics of Fluids Physics of Plasmas Physics Today Review of Scientific Instruments Prices are also now available for the following package subscription options: AIP Archival AIP Archival Plus Physics of Fluids/Physics...

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H.W. Wilson news

Jun 23, 2006 by

Wilson has announced a new full-text database, Science Full Text Select, that contains all the full text content from Wilson’s acclaimed Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, and General Science Full Text, plus additional related full text science titles indexed by other Wilson databases including Readers’ Guide Full Text and Wilson OmniFile Full Text. Wilson has also released an archives package for Applied Science & Technology Index, the Applied Science & Technology Index...

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