Archive for January, 2008

January 21, 2008

Learning and Research Support Programme

by Debbie

Come and learn how to find information for your projects at the library’s introductory database sessions on the following subjects:

Business and related subjects using EBSCO Business Source Complete
Ebsco provides access to a wealth of business information including company and country reports and full-text journal articles. This session is for business and non-business students who need to find business information for their projects.

All subjects using CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) covers major areas of research, including environmental sciences, materials science, biological sciences, engineering and computer science.

All subjects using Web of Science
This multidisciplinary database covers a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, humanities, medicine and social sciences. It also includes cited references for all articles.

Medicine and related subjects using PubMed
This is the most comprehensive source for biomedical articles. This session is for students who need to find information in medicine and related subjects.

Engineering using Compendex
This is the most comprehensive database for engineering information and is a key resource for all engineering students.

Intelligent use of the Internet – learn which sources on the Internet to trust
We all use the internet but we don’t always know how reliable it is. This session will show you how to decide whether the information you find on the internet is valuable research or just plain rubbish!

Cross-search multiple databases using Metalib, the library’s portal
This information portal provides access to databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the Library. Many of the resources can be cross-searched, where a single search is carried out on more than one database.

RefWorks – learn how to store your references and create a reference list

Reading & Note Taking – learn techniques for improving your reading and note taking skills

The sessions will take place on the following dates.

Tuesday 22 January: 12:00 – 13:00
Friday 15 February: 13:00 – 14:00

Friday 25 January: 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 25 February: 13:00 – 14:00

Monday 28 January: 12:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 12 February: 13:00 – 14:00

EBSCO Business Source Complete
Thursday 31 January: 12:00 – 13:00
Friday 7 March: 13:00 – 14:00

Reading & Note Taking
Friday 1 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 18 February: 13:00 – 14:00

Web of Science
Monday 4 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 4 March: 13:00 – 14:00

Tuesday 5 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Thursday 21 February: 13:00 – 14:00

Intelligent use of the Internet
Friday 8 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Monday 3 March: 13:00 – 14:00

Monday 11 February: 12:00 – 13:00
Friday 29 February: 13:00 – 14:00

All sessions are in the training room on Level 5 of the Central Library.
Please complete the booking form to register for any of these sessions.

January 15, 2008

New Books are here!

by Debbie

The Library has recently added some more books to the Environmental Technology collection. Please see the attached pdf for a list.

If there is something that you would like the Library to add to the collection, please feel free to use the book suggestion form here

New Environmental Technology books January 2008

January 7, 2008

New environmental technology e-journals available from the library – January 2008

by Debbie

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

Green futures
Available from: Vol. 20 (2000) onwards
Access: Free access for all.
Published by: Forum for the Future.

Blurb about this title:

Green Futures was founded in 1996 by Forum for the Future director Jonathon Porritt, who continues to chair our Advisory Board.
We aim to lead the debate on how to achieve a sustainable future – one that’s both practical and attractive: a future we’ll want to live in.
We do so by pulling together all the latest news, opinion and debate, brought alive with compelling stories and cutting edge examples.
We passionately believe that you can write about sustainable development in a way which is entertaining and engaging – as opposed to boring, preachy or specialist! We choose our writers with care to make sure they do just that…
We’re targeted at an informed, intelligent, but non-specialist audience, with a particular emphasis on decision-makers and opinion-formers in business, government, education and the campaigning world.
Our readership includes MPs, government ministers, business leaders, campaigners, broadcasters, editors, journalists, academics, teachers, students and researchers, as well as people who have no professional involvement with the issues, but simply find the search for a more sustainable way of life a fascinating subject.

Journal of Hydro-environment Research
Available from: Vol. 1 (2007) onwards
Access: IP controlled. Access also available via Athens.
Published by: Elsevier

Blurb about this title:

The journal aims to provide an international platform for the dissemination of research and engineering applications related to water and hydraulic problems in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal provides a wide distribution at affordable subscription rate, as well as a rapid reviewing and publication time. The journal particularly encourages papers from young researchers.

The journal welcomes papers in all topics of hydraulics, in particular articles on sustainable water management, water-health issues, environmental hydraulics, eco-hydraulics, coastal engineering and integration of hydraulics with hydrology. Inter-disciplinary problems and linkage of theory to field application are particularly encouraged. Solutions of water problems in the form of prediction models, flow simulations, engineering systems, monitoring, management strategies covering basic scientific investigations and/or experimental studies of flow behaviour, hydrodynamics, fate and transport of aquatic constituents, and related biological and chemical processes are all within the scope of the Journal.

The unique features of the Asia-Pacific region in terms of population density, economic growth, landscape, tradition and history require special treatment of water problems in the region. Each research article in the journal will contain a section describing actual or potential applications to the Asia-Pacific region. This will provide an effective forum for technical exchanges, joint projects, and technology transfer.

Journal of the American Planning Association
Available from: Vol. 56 (1990) onwards
Access: IP controlled. Access also available via Athens.
Published by: American Planning Association

Blurb about this title:

For more than 70 years, the quarterly Journal of the American Planning Association has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policy makers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas.

JAPA publishes only peer-reviewed, original research and analysis. It aspires to bring insight to planning the future, to air a variety of perspectives, to publish the highest quality work, and to engage readers.

Polar science
Available from: Vol. 1 (2007) onwards
Access: IP controlled. Access also available via Athens.
Published by: Elsevier

Blurb about this title:

Polar Science is an international, peer-reviewed and quarterly journal. It is dedicated to provide original research articles for sciences related to the polar regions of the Earth and other planets. Polar Science has basically 12 disciplines listed below; they cover most aspects of space, earth, and life sciences. Those articles should attract interests of broad polar science communities, not limiting to interests of those who work under specific research subjects.

– space and upper atmosphere physics
– atmospheric science/climatology
– glaciology
– oceanography/sea ice studies
– geology/petrology
– solid earth geophysics/seismology
– marine earth science
– geomorphology/Cenozoic-Quaternary geology
– meteoritics
– terrestrial biology
– marine biology
– animal ecology

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