arXiv.org is a fully automated electronic archive and distribution service for research papers covering physics and the related disciplines of mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, and quantitative biology. Theoretical physicist David Bacon recently developed an iPhone application for arXive.org called arXiview. It has several nifty features and functionalities including browsing and searching arXive.org, and reading PDFs. Screenshots and more information about arXiview are available here.
Hosted by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) of the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the E-print Network, Scientific Societies is a collection of worldwide scientific and technical associations and societies. Specialized lists of societies can be generated by checking off one or more subject discipline and one or more language. Once the list is displayed, links are provided to the societies' Websites.
The publisher Walter de Gruyter is offering a new hybrid open access model called de Gruyter Open Library. It is available for its journals and book series. Open access articles will be available in their own OA repository. Additional information is available here.
Looking for advice on finding a job? The Science Library has several books in the reference collection that may help you, including these new books:
Great Jobs for Biology Majors by Blythe Camenson. Science REF HF 5381 C35 2004. (There is also a copy of this book in the University Library.)
These 3 books are temporarily located behind the Science Library reference desk.
Informaworld will have scheduled downtime on:
Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 18.
Informaworld is the online home of publications from Taylor & Francis and Routledge.
Chemistry Conferences lists future conferences for several chemistry disciplines including materials science and nanotechnology. The conferences are browsable by topic and date (via calendar). Updates are available with RSS feeds.
SHERPA RoMEO was developed by a consortium of United Kingdom research libraries. Its purpose is to provide publisher's policies on preprint and postprint archiving in repositories, which is a part of a copyright transfer agreement. SHERPA RoMEO can be searched by journal title or publisher name, and browsed by publisher name.
Beginning at 6:00 PM EDT on Saturday, April 4, 2009 and lasting about 9 hours, Scopus and ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.