Chemical Abstracts Service recently released SciFinder Scholar 2007. SciFinder Scholar is a set of databases covering chemistry and related subjects. It requires special client software and an Internet connection. SciFinder Scholar is available on workstations in Science Library Information Commons, near the old Reference/Consulting Office. The client software is also available to University at Albany faculty, students, and staff. Please contact Michael Knee for downloading instructions.
SciFinder Scholar 2007 offers the following new features:
Categorize references—this tool enables you to sort and evaluate information in your answer sets by creating a histogram for easy analysis. Categorize separates related references on the basis of their associated CA index terms. With categorize, you can reassemble the different subsets in unique ways creating opportunities for new insights.
Save answers—now you can save answer lists of references, substances, or reactions and re-use them later in other SciFinder Scholar sessions.
Combine answer sets—the combine tool makes it possible to focus on a particular research topic in new ways by combining the substances, reactions, and references in an active answer set with those in a previously saved one. By employing various options of Combine, Intersect, or Remove, you can manipulate and customize the information contained in these combined answer sets.
Export commercial chemicals records from CHEMCATS® into Excel—create reports listing your favorite commercial sources, including contact information and pricing, for substances of interest. Catalog information is exported into Excel spreadsheets for sorting, manipulation, and reference.
Explore from substance displays—become more productive by using a substance record display to launch a new search or refine a previous one.
Print structures in grid format—gain a unique comparative view of multiple chemical structures by printing them side by side in this handy grid arrangement.
Compatible with Windows Vista and Mac OS X.
On Wednesday, June 27, 2007 the new borrowing interface for ILLiad will be available. The interface will be more intuitive for users, and the interaction between Interlibrary Services and UA Delivery Services will be more seamless. There will be new forms to request formats like videos, CDs, and dissertations.
WorldWideScience is a search engine and gateway to global science and technology resources. It accesses national portals such as Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI), DEFF Research Database (Denmar), J-STAGE (Japan), Science.gov, and Scientific Electronic Library Online (Brazil). WorldWideScience features both basic and advanced search options as well as direct access to the portals. Since it searches online catalogs, the full text of some of the resources may not be accessible.
Cornell University Library has partnered with BookSurge (a subsidiary of Amazon.com) to offer its Historical Mathematics Monographs Collection in paperback format. Other digitized texts are also being made available. Those who order a Cornell title from Amazon.com will receive a high-resolution facsimile copy of the original contents, at a resonable price. To see what's available use this Cornell University Mathematics Library Digital Books link, and click on the Amazon.com icon.
Launching with over 1,000 entries, SciTalks is a repository of science lectures and talks from all over the world. The lectures (talks) range in length from brief to lengthy, and from basic or humorous to complex and serious. SciTalks can be browsed by scientific fields, or the entire collection can be searched.
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary contains definitions of more than 59,000 medical terms. The dictionary may be searched or browsed, and links to additional information on other health and medical Web sites are also provided.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library will be unavailable 3 - 4 pm EDT on June 21, 2007. Although we do no subscribe to the complete IEEE Xplore Digital Library, we do provide online access to a few journals in this collection.
Python & XML by Christopher A. Jones and Fred L. Drake, Jr. has been selected as the Electronic Book of the Month for June. This book is part of the Safari Tech Books Online collection that is available to the UAlbany community. This collection contains about 150 online books on a variety of computing, programming, and information technology subjects. The Electronic Book of the Month Archive has been updated.
Ebooks on ScienceDirect is available via trial access. At the moment, there appears to be 524 books in this collection. Using the “browse box��? on the left, it is possible to sort the collection by subject. There are some non-science books in the collection. The trial runs through July 31, 2007, and is available to the UAlbany community only.
JSTOR has added the following new content:
Epidemiology and Infection (Health & General Sciences Collection)
Previous Title: The Journal of Hygiene (0022-1724)
Release Content: Vols. 3 – 127, 1903-2001
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
NOTE: Volumes 1-2 (1901-1902) of The Journal of Hygiene are not available for release at this time. The content will be publicly released at a later date.
Isis (Arts & Sciences II Collection)
Release Content: Vols. 93 – 97 (Issue 2), 2002-2006
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the History of Science Society.
Philosophy of Science (Arts & Sciences II Collection)
Release Content: Vols. 69 – 72 (Issue 3), 2002-2005
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Philosophy of Science Association.
The Quarterly Review of Biology (Biological Sciences and Ecology & Botany Collections)
Release Content: Vols. 77 – 81 (Issue 3), 2002-2006
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press.
OdinJobs collects IT job postings from job boards, corporate Web sites, and numerous other Web sources every day. The database is searchable by skill keyword and geograhic location.
Thanks to corporate sponsorhip, each month the IEEE Communications Society provides a set of free tutorials. The tutorials are recorded at IEEE Communications Society-sponsored conferences, and are 2.5 to 5 hours in length, containing the original visuals and voice-over by the presenter.