Wednesday, October 26, 2005

[Biochemistry] Cytotechnology online

The library now offers access to the current year of Cytotechnology online. Paper copies are also available at the Science Library.

Posted by era to Biochemistry at 10/26/2005 08:12:00 AM

[Chemistry] Acta Crystallographica A-F online

The following Acta Crystallographica content is now available online through the UMass Amherst libraries:

Acta crystallographica A: 2000-
Acta crystallographica B: 2000-
Acta crystallographica C: 2000-
Acta crystallographica D: 2000-
Acta crystallographica E: 2001-
Acta crystallographica F: 2005-

Posted by era to Chemistry at 10/26/2005 08:04:00 AM

[Biochemistry] Annual Review of Biochemistry online

The entire run of the Annual Review of Biochemistry, all the way back to 1932, is now available online to UMass Amherst library users.

Posted by era to Biochemistry at 10/26/2005 07:58:00 AM

[Physics] New e-journal content @ UMass Libraries

The journal Advances in theoretical and mathematical physics (2003-) is now available online through the UMass Amherst libraries. Enjoy!

Posted by era to Physics at 10/26/2005 07:53:00 AM

[Mathematics] New e-journal content @ UMass Libraries

The following new e-journal content is now available through the UMass Libraries. Titles can be accessed through the catalog or through our e-journal locator.

Asian journal of mathematics: 2004-
Communications in mathematical sciences: 2003-
Homology, homotropy, and applications: 2003 (only). More to come.
Internet mathematics: 2003-
Journal of symplectic geometry: 2001-
Methods and applications of analysis: 2002-
Real analysis exchange: 2004/2005-
Review of modern logic: 1998-

Posted by era to Mathematics at 10/26/2005 07:39:00 AM

Friday, October 14, 2005

[Veterinary & Animal Science] Congratulations to John Clark

Congratulations to John M. Clark, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, on his grant from the MA Dept of Agricultural Resources to study Pesticide Analytical Services. [from UMass Amherst Research ACCESS Newsletter]

View titles on pesticide analysis at the UMass Libraries. Think we should own a title not listed here? Let us know.

Posted by era to Veterinary & Animal Science at 10/14/2005 12:13:00 PM

Chronicle of Higher Ed. on ISI impact factors

A free article in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the uses and mis-uses of the ISI Journal Impact Factor.

From the article:
Impact ranking may now be a tool that controls scientists, rather than the other way around. Pressure to publish in the highest-impact science journals — Nature, Science, and Cell — has led researchers to compete more and more for the limited number of slots in those broader journals, thus diminishing the specialty titles that have traditionally served as the main publications of each discipline. Academe used to be a "publish or perish" world, but now the halls of science have turned into a "publish in a high-impact journal or perish" environment, says [University of] Massachusetts [Worcester]'s Mr. [Yu-Li] Wang.
Incidentally, the UMass Libraries can help you locate the impact factor for a given journal. The most recent data we have is for 2004. Contact us for more info.

[Physics] ICTP Open Access Archive for e-Prints

Physicists working in developing countries have a new outlet for sharing their research. The ICTP Open Access Archive has just been launched by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

From the KnowledgeSpeak Newsletter:
Very often, scientists in developing countries are not aware of the nature and extent of scientific experiments being pursued in their regions owing to working in isolation. Moreover the scientists find it difficult to publicize their work quickly.
In order to assist in such matters, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has organized an Open Access Archive. Here, scientists from various countries can post their scientific work without incurring any charge. Pre-prints, reprints, seminar papers, pre-publication book chapters and Curriculum Vitae of the authors can also be uploaded. The copyright agreement of the previously published work must be reviewed with the publishers before archiving.

Posted by era to Physics at 10/14/2005 10:38:00 AM

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

[Physics] Nature Physics: free access to first issue

Nature Publishing Group has launched a new physics journal, Nature Physics. From the About the journal page:
Nature Physics publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of physics, pure and applied. The journal content reflects core physics disciplines, but is also open to a broad range of topics whose central theme falls within the bounds of physics. Theoretical physics, particularly where it is pertinent to experiment, also features.
Nature is offering free access to the inaugural issue of this new title: Nature Physics, Volume 1, Issue 1. Included is an editorial that describes the rationale for and purpose of the new journal.
Posted by era to Physics at 10/11/2005 02:33:59 PM

Friday, October 07, 2005

[Microbiology] Lovley awarded $21.8m grant for microbial study

Congratulations to Derek Lovley, Distinguished University Professor (Microbiology), on being awarded a grant to study Geobacteraceae:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $21.8 million over five years to microbiologist Derek Lovley for investigations of the Geobacteraceae, the microbial family with energy-harvesting powers that scientists hope to harness.
(from In the Loop; read more)

Check out the Geobacter Project homepage for much more information.

Posted by era to Microbiology at 10/07/2005 07:48:00 AM

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

[Physics] 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics has details of the 2005 award for Physics, presented to Roy J. Glauber "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence" and John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hänsch "for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique."

Posted by era to Physics at 10/05/2005 06:45:00 AM

[Chemistry] 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has details on the 2005 Chemistry award, presented to Yves Chauvin, Robert H. Grubbs, and Richard R. Schrock "for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis."

Posted by era to Chemistry at 10/05/2005 06:38:00 AM

Monday, October 03, 2005

[Physics] Encyclopedia of Condensed Matter Physics

The impressive new six-volume Encyclopedia of Condensed Matter Physics (catalog record; book description) has just arrived at ISEL and is now shelved in our reference collection (Science Ref QC 173.454 .E53 2005).

Posted by era to Physics at 10/03/2005 10:21:00 AM

[Microbiology] Nature Reviews Microbiology now available online

The UMass Amherst Libraries have begun an online subscription to Nature Reviews--Microbiology. The full text of all issues, from volume 1 issue 1 (October 2003) to the present, is available. Enjoy!

Posted by era to Microbiology at 10/03/2005 10:14:00 AM

[Mathematics] International Statistical Review (1972-1999) now available online

UMass users can now access the electronic full text of issues of the International Statistical Review from 1972-1999 via JSTOR.

The Integrated Sciences & Engineering Library also receives this title in paper--check the catalog for our holdings.

Posted by era to Mathematics at 10/03/2005 08:55:00 AM

A new way to search BioOne journals

BioOne is a collection of 65 high-impact, full-text bioscience research journals that the UMass libraries subscribe to. Up until now, the only way to search this collection has been through BioOne's own interface, which is somewhat rough and doesn't offer the full variety of search options (thesaurus, limiters, etc.) that make librarians (and advanced researchers) swoon.

All that has changed with the arrival of BioOne Abstracts & Indexes, now featured in the UMass libraries' Database Locator. A new way to locate and access the same great BioOne content, BioOne Abstracts & Indexes uses the CSA search platform, which allows you to perform more advanced, complex, and effective searches than the native BioOne interface. Features include:
  • Thesaurus searching
  • Separate quick and advanced search options
  • Easy-to-set search limits
  • Links to full text, document delivery, and Interlibrary Loan
  • Saved search histories
  • Search alerts
  • Multi-lingual interfaces
If you use BioOne Abstracts & Indexes to search BioOne, just use the familiar UMLinks button to connect to the full text in BioOne.