The Journal of Physics: Conference Series is a new, open access journal from the Instiute of Physics (IoP). It publishes high quality, international conferences in a timely manner. The Journal of Physics: Conference Series also provides a cost-effective means for conference organizers to quickly publish their proceedings and make them accessible to a wide audience
The new edition of CASSI is now available in the Science Library. It can be found in the Index and Abstract area at QD 1 A514X 1907/2004. CASSI (Chemical Abstracts Serivice Source Index) is the best source for deciphering journal and serial abbreviations used in chemistry resources like SciFinder Scholar, Chemical Abstracts, Chemische Zentralblatt, and Beilstein as well as in journal articles and books. The new edition covers the literature through 2004 for chemistry sources and the related sciences of biology, physics, and engineering.
Developed by Bedford/St. Martin's publishers, this online guide covers the elements of citing Internet sources for several styles include CBE (Council of Biological Editors). It covers: WWW site, subscription service, email message, discussion forum posting, listserv message, newsgroup message, real-time communication, and telnet, FTP, and gopher sites. The print version, Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, is avialable in the Science Library at REF T 11 S386 1994.
Computer Sciences has been selected as the Electronic Book of the Month for April. Published by Macmillan Reference USA, it is edited by Roger R. Flynn, and available from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Computer Sciences is organized into four topic areas: foundations (ideas and people), software and hardware, social applications, and the electronic universe. There are 286 signed articles, many with illustrations, sidebars, definitions, cross-references, bibliographies, Internet resources, and timelines. The Electronic Book of the Month Archive has been updated.
Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Methods in Organic Synthesis is an alerting service covering the most important current developments in organic synthesis. It is available in print (Science PER QD 262 M47x) or online. The print version contains over 200 reaction schemes in each monthly issue, and there are 5 indexes: author, reagent, reaction, reactant, and product. The online version is actually a searchable database that goes back to 2000. It can be searched via the above indexes or several other keys. Individual issues may also be browsed. A monthly email alerting service is also available.
Microsoft launches Windows Live Academic as a competitor to Google Scholar. Currently in beta format, Windows Live Academic focuses on computer science, physics, electrical engineering, and related subjects. It includes articles from the IEEE, the Association for Computing Machinery, Elsevier, and Wiley, as well as other publishers. For more information, see the article at Vunet.com.
Trial access to the ISI Web of Knowledge begins immediately and will run through Wednesday, May 31, 2006.
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CEDRAM (Center for Diffusion of Academic Mathematical Journals) was recently launched in France. It is a joint project of Cellule MathDoc, Le Ministère de la Recherche, Université Joseph Fourier, and CNRS. It is being developed as portal to French mathematics journals. Presently, there are 3 journals, but more will be added over time. The journals are: