Exciting New Database: GREENR

The University Libraries are pleased to announce a new database.   Global Reference on the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources (GREENR) is now available.

GREENR focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development. One of the things that makes GREENR so user-friendly, is it does not look like the typical database product. This e-source also offers interactive maps and contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news, refereed case studies.

 

American Chemical Society Legacy Archives

University Libraries would like to thank the Provost’s Office for their generosity in acquiring the American Chemical Society (ACS) Legacy Archives.

The archive provides full-text searching and instant access to ACS journal content from their first volumes in 1879 to 1995.  Adding the archive to our ongoing ACS Web Editions package, we now have continuous coverage from 1879 to the present.

Check here for details of the collection.

 

 

Annoucing the arrival of SCOPUS

The university libraries are delighted to announce that we now have a subscription to SCOPUS.   You can find it  from the library home page  Database A-Z & By Subject Lists

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Training and support videos for SCOPUS can be found here

 

New Science Journals Package

We are delighted to announce that we have just acquired IOPScience, a package of over 70 current journals from the Institute of Physics and its publishing partners.  These are primarily Physics journals, but some should be of interest to chemists, mathematicians and environmental scientists.

Take a look at IOPScience and see what you think.

Pharmaceutical Substances Database Trial

We have a trial in place for a new produce, Pharmaceutical Substances (provided by Thieme). Here is an overview and Here is a flyer describing it and providing guidance on searching the database.

Pharmaceutical Substances can be accessed from the library database trials page, or this direct link.

Although this is chemistry-oriented, any of you who work in the area of pharmaceuticals may find it useful.

Please do take a look and let me know if you would be interested in having the library purchase a subscription.

Interested in computer science?

Check out the The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library.
ACM publishes, distributes, and archives original research and firsthand perspectives from the world’s leading thinkers in computing and information technologies. ACM offers over two dozen publications that help computing professionals negotiate the strategic challenges and operating problems of the day.

Unlimited access to SciFinder for SHU

SHU Libraries are delighted to announce that CAS has granted us unlimited access to SciFinder, a major research tool for chemistry and related sciences. No more not being able to log on because the available “seats” are occupied!  In addition, SciFinder now integrates well with ChemBioDraw, to which SHU Libraries also provides access.

If you are a chemist or taking chemistry courses, sign up for a web-based SciFinder account.  You can find the instructions for accessing SciFinder and ChembioDraw on the chemistry research guide.

Mobile access to Nature Journals

You can now connect to Nature Journals through your mobile device; see Nature Publishing Group’s announcement.

You can also access Nature Journals through the library database page or directly at Nature Publishing Group (you will be prompted to log in withe your Pirate Net credentials if you are off campus). This is your gateway to the content and services produced by the Nature Publishing Group, including the journal Nature and its companion journals in specialized subject areas, blogs, conference reports, podcasts, job postings and other supplemental content.

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