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

http://0-search.epnet.com.bianca.penlib.du.edu/login.asp?profile=web&defaultdb=aph

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 - http://www.du.edu/~jokraus/sfs/ - 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 (http://www.jstor.org/about/asII.list.html) of the JSTOR Project.

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

Database Trials

We have trials to the following databases - http://www.penlib.du.edu/dbasnew.html.

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). (http://www.ams.org/notices/200207/fea-ewing.pdf)

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). (http://www.istl.org/02-summer/article2.html)

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). (http://www.istl.org/02-spring/refereed.html)

Weston, W. (2002). "Access to scientific literature: The web can complement libraries, but not replace them," Nature, 420(6911):19 (http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v420/n6911/full/420019a_fs.html)

Wolpert, A. J. (2002). "The future of electronic data : Will the universities' own electronic repositories affect traditional publishing?" Nature, 420(6911):17 (http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v420/n6911/full/420017a_fs.html)

Miscellaneous Items

National Technical Information Service
http://www.ntis.gov/search/advanced.asp

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
http://www.aaas.org/spp/sfrl/projects/epub/epub.htm

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
http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=71

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: http://www.du.edu/~jokraus/NSME/November02Newsletter.html

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

Joe

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Joseph R. Kraus   Science Librarian
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