The Engineering Library is offering 15 minutes classes (unless noted) every Thursday at 10 am and repeating at 2:30pm. They will take place in the Library Computer Classroom (2001C SC) and are open to everyone.
Please pass this information on to your students and others you think might be interested.
The schedule is:
January 31st: Library Overview
February 7th: Refworks (30 Minutes)
February 14th: Standards
February 21st: Library Website
February 28th: Web of Science (30 Minutes)
March 7th: Finding Company Information
March 14th: PubMed
March 28th: Scifinder (30 Minutes)
April 4th: Compendex
April 11th: Genome Database
April 18th: Patents
On October 31, IEEE Xplore and other IEEE Web sites experienced a brief service disruption. It is now hosting from a backup site, outside the area affected by the storm, to ensure continued access. IEEE Xplore is stable and no additional disruptions are anticipated.
Due to the devastation in central New Jersey (where IEEE is locationed) from Hurricane Sandy, access is currently through their back up servers but it maybe sporadic as they are restoring operations.
This includes IEEEXplore, the IEEE Ebooks, IEEE Standards, Journals, and Conference Proceedings.
Do you use Web of Knowledge or Web of Science? Some new enhancements were added to the abstract and citation database this week, including improvements to the Author Search (previously known as Author Finder), editing results sets, ReseacherID, Citation Alerts and the new Data Citation Index.
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. OA is entirely compatible with peer review, and all the major OA initiatives for scientific and scholarly literature insist on its importance. Just as authors of journal articles donate their labor, so do most journal editors and referees participating in peer review. OA literature is not free to produce, even if it is less expensive to produce than conventionally published literature. The question is not whether scholarly literature can be made costless, but whether there are better ways to pay the bills than by charging readers and creating access barriers.
Faculty across the University of Iowa are publishing in Open Access journals.
This is just the beginning; there is more you can do to become part of the solution.
Learn more at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/openaccess/
Don’t know where to start your research project?
Try our new subject guides!
These guides feature databases, e-journals, RSS feed to the latest books are relevant to a specific subject.
The Guides Available are:
What to know what is the latest books to arrive in the Lichtenberger Engineering Library?
Following this RSS Feed:
New Print Books in the Library: http://infohawk.uiowa.edu/rss/engn.xml
What to know what is the latest print AND electronic books for specific areas?