Archive for October, 2008

October 31, 2008

Conference Proceedings Citation Index replaces ISI Proceedings

by Debbie

ISI Proceedings, part of Web of Knowledge, has now been replaced by the Conference Proceedings Citation Index. This consists of two parts; Science, and Social Science & Humanities.

The changes will mean that cited references from proceedings will be more integrated with the cited references from journals, making citation searching more comprehensive.

There is more information on the WoK news page, and a powerpoint presentation on the changes here.

October 24, 2008

Library podcast now available

by Debbie

The library has produced a new podcast in its ‘Top tips for smart searchers’ series. Visit the library podcast page, where you can download this episode, ‘Books’ which includes information on tracking down that elusive textbook, as well as the subject of the next episode and a link to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Mp3 player
October 23, 2008

Library Training Workshops in the Central Library

by Debbie

The Central Library offers free lunchtime training sessions. You can see the dates of sessions and details of what’s covered on the library website. If you would like to book a place, please use the booking form.

For a quick guide, this term’s sessions will cover the following topics; click on the link to go to the database

* Engineering Village
* IEEE Xplore
* Intelligent use of the internet (general session)
* MetaLib
* PubMed
* Reading and note taking (general session)
* RefWorks
* SciFinder Scholar
* Web of Science

October 21, 2008

New books in the Library

by Debbie

We have recently added a few new titles to the Environmental Technology collection. The pdf of the list is below. Click on the title of each book to go to the library catalogue and check its availability.

New Env Tech books Oct 2008

Also, see the list of new additions to the Haldane collection – this includes the Library’s fiction and dvd collections.

New Haldane material Oct 2008

October 20, 2008

New environmental technology e-journal available from the library – October 2008

by Debbie

The library has recently subscribed to the following journal title relating to environmental technology. It is accessible via the library catalogue.

Energy and environmental science
Available from: Vol. 1 (2008) onwards
Access: IP controlled. Off-site access requires a College username and password.
Published by: RSC Publishing

Blurb about this title:

A new journal linking all aspects of the chemical sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science.

October 16, 2008

Reference Management training

by Debbie

The Library regularly runs training sessions for Reference Manager and EndNote. Details of the training sessions for the next term, and information on how to book, can be found here on the library website.

October 14, 2008

Resource of the Month: GreenFILE

by Debbie

GreenFILE is an online resource from Ebsco. It aims to cover all areas of human impact on the environment; there’s content from areas like agriculture, education, law, health and technology. The database contains over 350,000 records, with approximately 4,700 of those being full text. You can search in a variety of ways, including using Boolean search terms, or with a more interactive visual search. There is also a help section here.

In common with most databases, you can save searches to be alerted when new articles matching it are added – these can be received via email or on an RSS feed. Another useful feature is that you can share folders of results with other users. All these features do require you to be registered with the site, but registration is quick and painless.

If you’ve used this resource and have a useful tip, why not write a comment so others can share it?

October 9, 2008

BioMed Central Supporter Membership

by Debbie

The Library has funded a Supporter Membership with BioMed Central which will enable Imperial researchers to receive a 15% discount on BMC article processing charges. This membership applies to all new submissions from 8 October 2008 and is for one year.

There is more information on the library website.

October 8, 2008

New issue of Impact available

by Debbie

The latest issue of Impact, the library newsletter, is now available and packed with articles to help you get the most out of the library. If you visited the Library stall at Fresher’s Fayre on Tuesday then you’ll already have a copy in your Library goodie bag. If not, you can pick up a copy from the Library, or read it online here.

This month, we have articles on the new Level 1, Passwords, Printing & Copying in the Library, and much more!

October 3, 2008

Welcome new readers!

by Debbie

Hello, and welcome to the Imperial College Library blog for Environmental Technology. This blog should help you keep informed about library news, new resources, and other interesting information. You can either subscribe to the RSS feed, or if you prefer to get information by email, you can subscribe here.

Please feel free to have a look at the pages (see the top bar) which will help you find information you need. If you have a question, please contact us (see the Get in touch! page), or leave us a comment here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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