The library is happy to report that we are now able to subscribe to a significant number of new journal titles. There were several factors that went into the decision for some new subscriptions. We looked at recommendations from faculty, Interlibrary Loan statistics, Science Citation Index figures, core journals lists, along with several other factors. (Note, some of these are still on order – we may not have yet received the first issues of the year.) They are:
Penrose Newsletter to NSME Faculty
* If a call number is given, we have started receiving new issues in the Current Periodicals room.
Archaeoastronomy E59.A8 A68 Biotropica Will receive issues soon - http://www.jstor.org (for older volumes) Computational Geometry : theory and applications. QA448.D38 C6 - http://www.sciencedirect.com/ Ecosystems Will receive issues soon. Endocrine Reviews QP187.A1 E515 Functional Ecology Will receive issues soon. GPS Solutions G109.5 .G68 Journal of Composites Technology & Research Will receive issues soon. Journal of the AMS QA1 .J9763 - http://www.ams.org/jams/ & http://www.jstor.org Journal of Tropical Ecology Will receive issues soon. Nature Reviews - Genetics QH431.A1 N38 Nature Reviews - Molecular Cell Biology QH573 .N37 Nature Reviews - Neuroscience QP351 .N38 Nature Structural Biology QH506 .N4 New Astronomy Will receive issues soon. Plant, Cell and Environment Will receive issues soon. Water, Air and Soil Pollution TD172 .W36
Chemistry Subscription ChangesThe Chemistry & Biochemistry Department also decided to make a significant change in their access to the chemical literature. Penrose will no longer get Chemical Abstracts in Print in order to add greatly to the journal holdings, and to provide 24 hour access to over 30 years of Chemical Abstracts through software called SciFinder Scholar (http://silas.penlib.du.edu/sfs/). The software is loaded on four terminals in the Penrose Library.
Here is the list of new chemistry titles that we will be receiving in print:
Chemsitry and Biology Current opinion in chemical biology Trends in biochemical science Journal of inorganic biochemistry Proteins : structure and function Journal of biomolecular NMR Structure : with folding and design JBIC : journal of biological inorganic chemistry
The University now has much greater electronic access to most of the American Chemical Society journal titles (Many of them are listed at: http://pubs.acs.org/about.html). These are the new ACS journal titles for the library:
Bioconjugate Chemistry http://pubs.acs.org/journals/bcches Biomacromolecules http://pubs.acs.org/journals/bomaf6 Biotechnology Progress http://pubs.acs.org/journals/bipret Chemical Innovation/CHEMTECH http://pubs.acs.org/journals/chtedd Chemical Research in Toxicology http://pubs.acs.org/journals/crtoec Crystal Growth & Design http://pubs.acs.org/journals/cgdefu Energy & Fuels http://pubs.acs.org/journals/enfuem Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research http://pubs.acs.org/journals/iecred Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jafcau Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jceaax Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jcisd8 Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry http://pubs.acs.org/journals/jcchff Organic Letters http://pubs.acs.org/journals/orlef7 Organic Process Research & Development http://pubs.acs.org/journals/oprdfk Organometallics http://pubs.acs.org/journals/orgnd7
New Reference MaterialsWe started getting the Compendex database through the Engineering Village. (http://www.ei.org/engineeringvillage2/) The Compendex database is from 1970-Present. It is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature, containing references to over 5000 engineering journals and conferences.
Forthcoming: Penrose will be getting the INSPEC database (Information about the database is available at: http://www.iee.org/publish/inspec/ 1989-Present). This is the comprehensive index to the literature of physics, electrical & electronic engineering, computing, control engineering and information technology. It also has significant coverage in areas such as atmospheric science, materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics. Over 3500 scientific and technical journals and some 1500 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports and dissertations are indexed. We will be loading the CD-ROM's onto Workstation #10. Because of cost constraints, we could not afford site-wide access.
In order to afford some of these purchases, we cancelled a small number of serial titles.
Serials that we no longer get Note Journal of Cellular Physiology Vendor typo – we did not want to subscribe last year. Solar Physics Too expensive for its use. Science Abstracts. Series A, Physics Abstracts (a print section of INSPEC) Money used to get INSPEC. Science Abstracts. Series C, Computer and Control Abstracts (a print section of INSPEC) Money used to get INSPEC. Journal of Communications Technology and Electronics Money used to get INSPEC. International Journal of Engineering Science To get Compendex/ Engineering Village. Engineering Index in Print To get Compendex/ Engineering Village.
Other Things to NoteThe Regis University and Denver Public Library catalogs have recently been added to the Prospector - Colorado Unified Catalog database (http://prospector.coalliance.org). This included the catalogs of CU-Boulder, CU-health Sciences Center, CSU, and many more. Through Prospector you have access to over 13 million books and other materials held in 16 academic and public libraries. With a single search you can identify and borrow materials from the collections and have them delivered to Penrose. Periodicals are not yet available for loan.
The Electric Library and Northern Light Special Collection titles will be going away. One can still use Northern Light as a general web search engine (http://www.northernlight.com), but the library will not be paying the $2.65/article average in their "special collection" section, since most of the periodical titles are available in other library databases.
Other databases that might be of interest:
The Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) - http://prola.aps.org/ - This included the full text of all of the American Physical Society journal titles from 1980-Present.
- Physical Review Letters
- Phys. Rev. A
- Phys. Rev. B
- Phys. Rev. C
- Phys. Rev. D
- Phys. Rev. E
- Reviews of Modern Physics
- Physical Review Special Topics - Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams
The Emerald Database - Full-text articles from MCB Press on a wide range of topics including business, education, engineering, library science, quality management and operations. http://www.emerald-library.com/cgi-bin/EMRtoc.cgi?level=0. For example, here is a list of their engineering journal titles.
- Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology
- Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials
- Assembly Automation
- Circuit World
- COMPEL: International Journal of Computations & Mathematics in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- Engineering Computations
- Industrial Lubrication & Tribology
- Industrial Robot: An International Journal
- International Journal of Clothing Science & Technology
- International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow
- Microelectronics International
- Pigment & Resin Technology
- Rapid Prototyping Journal
- Sensor Review
- Soldering & Surface Mount Technology
Environmental Knowledgebase - http://www.oxmill.com/ekol - This is the online version of the Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, produced and published by the International Academy at Santa Barbara. Over 630,000 records, 1974-Present.
Spin Web from the AIP - http://ojps.aip.org/spinweb/ - Direct links to abstracts for over 80 major physics and astronomy journals. One can also access the full text of many of these journals since DU has many of their print counterparts.
Penrose New books List - http://www.penlib.du.edu/newbooks/ - Coverage: This list includes books cataloged within a particular month which were purchased through the library's budget. It does not include gift materials or retrospective cataloging. The complete catalog (Peak) should be searched to check on the status of particular items. These are large files, so it might take a little while to load.
The webpage for this Newsletter is at: http://silas.penlib.du.edu/NSME/Feb01Newsletter.html
Let me know if you have any questions concerning these or other services that the library provides.
Joe------------------------------------- Joseph R. Kraus Science Librarian U. of Denver 2150 E. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80208 v. 303-871-4586 fax 303-871-2290 firstname.lastname@example.org www.du.edu/~jokraus