Penrose Newsletter to NSME Faculty
November 2002

The Penrose Library has quite a number of things that we would like to announce to the Science and Engineering faculty here at DU.

Nature and Science are Now Available Site-wide

We recently started site-wide electronic subscriptions to these two major journals.

Penrose Library Website - New and Improved - January 2003

The entire Penrose Library Website will be changing in January. For example, we will be redesigning our E-Resources. The section will be called "Database & Article Search," and it will be easier for people to find databases in their subject areas.

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 3,430 general and scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Updated daily.

Here are some titles:

(Note - Some publishers have "embargos" of three months to a year for the availability of full text articles.)

SciFinder Scholar 2002

The Chemical Abstracts Service has released a new version of the SciFinderScholar software. I have placed the updated software on my website so that faculty and students can download. Use this webpage - - to get the updated software.

Here are some of the new features:

Some New Reference Books

The following is a smattering of recent reference works that we have received. Items in bold are major reference works.

Reference Call Number
Title & Publisher
G156.5.E26 E53 2001 The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism / edited by David B. Weaver, Oxon, UK ; New York, NY : CABI Pub., 2001.
Q121 .V3 2002 V.1-2 Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia / Glenn D. Considine, editor ; Peter H. Kulik, associate editor, New York : Wiley-Interscience, 2002, 9th ed.
QA76.758 .E53 2002 V.1-2 Encyclopedia of Software Engineering / John J. Marciniak, editor-in-chief, New York : John Wiley, 2002, 2nd ed.
QB14 .D53 2001 Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy / edited by Richard A. Matzner, Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2001
QC457 .P87 1997 V.1-3 Aldrich Library of FT-IR Spectra / Charles J. Pouchert, Milwaukee, Wis. : Aldrich, 1997, 2nd ed.
QD96.N8 P68 1983 V.1-2 Aldrich Library of NMR Spectra / Charles J. Pouchert, Milwaukee, Wis. : Aldrich Chemical Co., 1983, 2nd ed.
QD96.V53 H36 2001 V.1-5 Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy / edited by John M. Chalmers and Peter R. Griffiths, New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2001
QD451 .E539 2001 V.1-3 Encyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry / edited by John H. Moore and Nicholas D. Spencer, Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., 2001
QD908 .I56
QD908 .I562
QD908 .I563
QD908 .I566
International Tables for Crystallography, A, B, C & F / Dordrecht : Boston : Published for the International Union of Crystallography by Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999-
QH360.2 .O83 2002 V.1-2 Encyclopedia of Evolution / Mark Pagel, editor in chief, Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
QH427 .E532 2002 V.1-4 Encyclopedia of Genetics / editors-in-chief Sydney Brenner, Jeffrey H. Miller, San Diego : London : Academic Press, 2002
QP376 .E586 2002 V.1-4 Encyclopedia of the Human Brain / editor-in-chief, V.S. Ramachandran, San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, 2002
T58.5 .E535 2003 V.1-4 Encyclopedia of Information Systems / editor-in-chief, Hossein Bidgoli, Amsterdam ; New York : Academic Press, 2003
TK5102 .S48 2001 McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Networking & Telecommunications / Tom Sheldon, Berkeley, Calif. : Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2001
TP248.17 .P595 2001 Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac, Houston, Tex. : Plunkett Research, 2001
TS156.A1 I86 ISO 9000 Quality Management, Genève, Switzerland : International Organization for Standardization, 2001, 9th ed.

JSTOR Journals

We now subscribe to the Arts & Sciences Collection II ( of the JSTOR Project.

Here are some of the 75 journal titles from that package:

Database Trials

We have trials to the following databases -

Current Journal Usage Study

Library staff are keeping track of current print journal usage. So, when you are done reading your journal issues, just leave them on a table so that they can be counted as a use when they are reshelved.

Bibliography of Recent Interesting Articles

Cothey, V. (2002). "A Longitudinal Study of World Wide Web Users' Information-Searching Behavior." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53(2): 67-78.

Ewing, J. (2002). "Twenty Centuries of Mathematics: Digitizing and Disseminating the Past Mathematical Literature." Notices of the American Mathematical Society 49(7). (

Gray, E. and A. Langley (2002). "Public Services and Electronic Resources: Perspectives from the Science and Engineering Libraries at Duke University." Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (Issue 35). (

Quigley, J., D. R. Peck, et al. (2002). "Making choices: factors in the selection of information resources among science faculty at the University of Michigan results of a survey conducted July-September, 2000." Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (Issue 34). (

Weston, W. (2002). "Access to scientific literature: The web can complement libraries, but not replace them," Nature, 420(6911):19 (

Wolpert, A. J. (2002). "The future of electronic data : Will the universities' own electronic repositories affect traditional publishing?" Nature, 420(6911):17 (

Miscellaneous Items

National Technical Information Service

One can search the largest central resource for United States government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information. 1990-Present.

Seizing the Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights in the Digital Age

This new report is the result of a AAAS project that examined intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing in science.

The Internet Goes to College: How Students are Living in the Future with Today's Technology

A 22 page Pew Internet Project Report states that "College students are heavy users of the Internet compared to the general population. Use of the Internet is a part of college students’ daily routine, in part because they have grown up with computers. It is integrated into their daily communication habits and has become a technology as ordinary as the telephone or television."

The webpage for this Newsletter is at:

Let me know if you have any questions concerning these or other services that the library provides.


Joseph R. Kraus   Science Librarian
U. of Denver      2150 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO        80208
v. 303-871-4586   fax 303-871-2290