Archive for July, 2007

July 18, 2007

New Environment section created by Intute

by Katharine Thompson

Intute is a portal aimed at bringing students ‘the best of the web’. Each resource is selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists – it’s like Google without the rubbish.

Intute have just launched a new service for environment which contains sections for Agriculture and the Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation, Climate and Environment, Energy and Resources, Environmental Economics, Environmental Law and Legislation, Environmental Management, Environmental Policy, Landscapes and Landscape Architecture, Pollution Science, and Waste Management.

Each resource comes complete with a full description, so you don’t waste your time looking in the wrong place. Resources include lecture notes, journals, government publications, non-profit organisation sites, and other websites.

Intute welcomes recommendations, so if you’re favourite site isn’t included let them know!

We’ve added Intute: Environment to our del.icio.us site – which now includes just over 200 links relating to environmental technology.

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July 17, 2007

No journals fetching service this week

by Katharine Thompson

From this afternoon the twice daily fetching service for printed journals on level 4 will be suspended.

This is to allow our contractors to move stock around in order to make space on the shelves for the business and computing journals relocated from level 5.

The fetching service should resume next week and in the meantime you can make inter library loan requests via the library catalogue.

July 11, 2007

New environmental technology e-journals available from the library – July 2007

by Debbie

The library has recently subscribed to the following journal titles relating to environmental technology. All are accessible via the library catalogue.

IET renewable power generation
Available from: Vol. 1 (2007) onwards
Access: IP controlled
Published by: The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Blurb about this title:

IET Renewable Power Generation is a new journal from the IET bringing together the topics of renewable energy technology, power generation and systems integration. Other technologies having a direct role in sustainable power generation such as fuel cells and energy storage will also be covered, as will system control approaches such as demand side management, that facilitate the integration of renewable sources into power systems, both large and small. Specific technology areas covered by the journal include: wind power technology and systems; photovoltaics; solar thermal power generation; geothermal energy; fuel cells; wave power; marine current energy; biomass conversion

The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology
Available from: Vol. 1 (2007) onwards
Access: IP controlled. Also available via Athens
Published by: Nature Publishing on behalf of the International Society for Microbial Ecology

Blurb about this title:

The The ISME Journal seeks to promote diverse and integrated areas of microbial ecology spanning the breadth of microbial life, including bacteria, archaea, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses. Contributions of broad biological interest and impact are especially encouraged.

Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Available from: Vol. 33 (1997) onwards
Access: IP controlled. Also available via Athens
Published by: Blackwell Publishing

Blurb about this title:

The Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) is dedicated to publishing original papers characterized by their broad approach to water resources issues. JAWRA seeks to be the preeminent scholarly publication on multidisciplinary water resources issues. Effectively managing water resources requires a broad understanding of many concepts and their applications, as plans based on a single outlook – only engineering, only biology, only economics, or only law – tend to have unhappy outcomes. Success requires work of high quality coming from a variety of perspectives. JAWRA articles present ideas derived from multiple disciplines woven together to give insight into a critical water issue. Other types of articles are those based primarily upon a single discipline with important applications to other disciplines. Papers often cover the topics of recent AWRA conferences such as riparian ecology, geographic information systems (GIS), adaptive management, and water policy.

Please also note that ENDS Environmental Daily has changed its name and is now ENDS Europe Daily

July 10, 2007

Journal impact factors – 2006 data now available

by Katharine Thompson

We are pleased to announce that the year 2006 data for Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for the ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education is now available.

They can be accessed via the Web of Knowledge service, which can be found via the Library website by selecting ‘Digital Library’ then ‘Databases and E-book’s‘ then ‘Services‘ then ‘Web of Knowledge’.

Please note: It may be necessary to clear the cache/history in your browser to access the 2006 year data if it is not visible.

If you need any guidance on using them, please do not hesitate to contact Katharine or Debbie.

July 10, 2007

Restricted access to journals in the Central Library

by Katharine Thompson

There is currently no access to printed journals on level 4 of the Central Library due to the reorganisation of the collection.

Our Stock Management team will run a fetching service twice a day at 11:00 and 16:00. Requests for journals can be made at the temporary issue/helpdesk on level 2.

On certain days the fetching service may be suspended to allow large amounts of stock to be moved. At these times you may make an Inter Library Loan request.

We apologise if the collection moves cause you any inconvenience. Please contact Katharine or Debbie if we can be of any assistance at this time.

July 10, 2007

Centenary Day closure

by Katharine Thompson

Due to a College Centenary event on Wednesday 11 July the Central Library, department libraries and most campus libraries will be closed in the afternoon. Please check our opening hours pages for full information.

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