I was about to recommend the purchase of a new book on scientfic and technical writing when I checked the Minerva catalog and discovered that we already have several excellent books on this subject. A few titles that struck me are:
To find more like these, search the Minverva catalog using the subject heading: Technical Writing.
The Internet: A Historical Encyclopedia is a three-volume set that "traces the roots of the Internet to hundred-year-old technology and thinking." Volume 1 contains biographies of Internet pioneers from Cap'n Crunch to Tim Berners-Lee. Volume 2 provides comprehensive essays on topics like data mining, digital libraries, and open source. A detailed chronology from 1843 through 2004 is in Volume 3. This encyclopedia is in the Science Library reference section at TK 5105.875 I57 I5372 2005.
"Chem Helper" contains several pages to help undergraduate organic chemistry students, including tutorials and "quick 'n dirty" help guides, explanations of some the most important organic chemistry mechanisms, practice tests, and laboratory help.
From Monomer Laboratories, this Web page lists some of most important name reactions in organic chemistry. Each reaction links to an illustration of the reaction process.
The American Chemical Society offers ACS AuthorChoice open access option. Under this option, an author (or institutional funding authority) pays a fee to sponsor the free access of an article on the Web after it is published. The basic fee is $3,000, but it is discounted for ACS members and/or those affiliated with an ACS subscribing institution. For more information on ACS AuthorChoice please see http://pubs.acs.org/pressrelease/author_choice/.
The Editorial Board of the Elsevier journal Topology to start a new journal that will be published by the London Mathematical Society. The new journal will be the Journal of Topology, and its first issue will appear in January 2008. The members of the Editorial Board are Michael Atiyah, Martin Bridson, Ralph Cohen, Simon Donaldson, Nigel Hitchin, Frances Kirwan, Marc Lackenby, Jean Lannes, Wolfgang Lück, John Roe, Graeme Segal, and Ulrike Tillmann. For additional information, please see the following LMS Web site http://www.lms.ac.uk/publications/jtop.html.
The journals published by the Indian Academy of Sciences are open access, and all issues are available from their Web site. The journals are Current Science, Journal of Chemical Sciences, Proceedings - Mathematical Sciences, Journal of Earth System Science, Sadhana (proceedings in engineering sciences), Pramana - Journal of Physics, Journal of Biosciences, Bulletin of Materials Science, Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, Journal of Genetics, and Resonance - Journal of Science Education.
Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation has been selected as the Electronic Book of the Month for January. Published by The National Academies Press, this title is one of many NAP has made available online. The Electronic Book of the Month Archive has been updated.