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    Scientists Save Even More Time Keeping Up-To-Date with the New MaterialsViews.com

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    From the Announcement:

    MaterialsViews.com, the news service covering the latest developments in materials science, chemistry, and physics, has been updated with new features that help materials scientists keep up with the latest research.

    MaterialsViews.com’s professional scientific editors scan the materials science, chemistry, and physics literature, looking for the most interesting, exciting, and relevant breakthroughs in all of materials science as soon as they are published. They then distill the best papers into concise summaries that can be quickly scanned so busy scientists can identify the papers they want to spend more time reading.

    Finding articles is faster on the new MaterialsViews.com, with improved navigation and layout. New individual channels for hot subject areas–including nanotechnology, polymers, energy, electronics, photonics, surfaces, and more–let scientists focus on the stories most relevant to their research.


    It’s also easier to find upcoming events and conferences, and the new MaterialsViews.com jobs page can help locate the perfect career opportunity anywhere in the world.

    MaterialsViews.com is a free resource.

    Source: Wiley (via KnowledgeSpeak.com)


    ‘Colors of Chemistry’ calendar

    Some news for those interested in any/all aspects of colour:

    Each year in the Colors of Chemistry calendar, CAS attempts to answer intriguing scientific questions with information from the CAS databases. This year, we answered questions on topics ranging from environmentally friendly fireworks to glowing fuel rods in nuclear reactors; from promising anti-cancer agents in redwood trees to distinct forms of iron oxide on the surface of Mars.

    Reflecting our ongoing efforts to be more environmentally responsible, the 2010 Colors of Chemistry calendar is now available in new digital formats. Download the entire 2010 calendar as a high-resolution PDF or access the new interactive web calendar. Images from the 2010 Colors of Chemistry calendar are also available as wallpaper for your desktop and in a screen saver application.

    To learn more about all of the new digital formats and to register for access to the new web calendar, visit http://cascolors.compexinc.com/.

    Tony Machosky

    Is Impact here to stay?

    “‘Impact’ has been the word of the year in higher education research policy – Impact Plans, Impact Assessment, Impact Pilots. As funding cuts loom, the Treasury is looking to justify the investment of tax-payers’ money in research.”

    For those interested in the assessement of ‘impact’ in the REF, the following commentary might prove of interest:


    As ever, please feel free to use this page to discuss the issues involved.

    H1N1 Virus: EBSCO information excerpt

    “Early in September, as public concern about Pandemic H1N1 and the upcoming flu season began to grow, the medical and nursing editors from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) responded by offering the latest evidence-based, flu-related information for free.

    As the pandemic expands, we continue to offer free flu information resources, located at http://www.ebscohost.com/flu. We are pleased to provide public support via continuously updated, evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed and Nursing Reference Center, EBSCO’s clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center. Please visit this site often, post links to the site on your home page, and feel free to share, post, and email this link to your colleagues, patrons, family and friends.”

    Searchable database of documents pertaining to the H1N1 influenza pandemic

    Dear Customers, Partners, and Friends:

    ebrary is pleased to announce that we have created a publicly available research center featuring a highly interactive, searchable database of documents pertaining to the H1N1 influenza pandemic.

    Available today at http://h1n1.ebrary.com, the new site contains a growing selection of reports, papers, newsletters, posters, and other important materials from government agencies and other trusted sources. For more information, read our press release at http://www.ebrary.com/corp/newspdf/ebrary_H1N1.pdf.

    We encourage everyone to link to this free resource and welcome your input and suggestions. If you are using ebrary’s Unity or Plug-in Readers — which are NOT required to use ebrary — you may customize your InfoTools menu to link to this site by emailing site-update@ebrary.com. Note that we plan to offer customization of the QuickView InfoTools menu shortly.



    The ebrary Team

    ebrary, 318 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

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    Journal Citation Reports – 2008 data

    Dear all,

    The new Journal Citation Reports 2008 information can now be accessed as desired.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please be advised that the Journal Citation Reports 2008 data is expected to be loaded over the weekend, during 20-22 June 2009. Further information can be found on the Thomson Reuters website at: http://isiwebofknowledge.com/products_tools/analytical/jcr/. No disruption to the service is expected.

    If you have any questions, require additional information or support, please contact the Mimas ISI Web of Knowledge helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk

    Thank you.

    Kind regards Norma

    ~~~~~ Mimas ISI web of Knowledge Support.

    Genetics and Evolution – a new Internet Resources Booklet from Intute: Health

    Dear all,

    Intute: Health and Life Sciences has just produced a booklet of Internet resources on Genetics and Evolution, which can be viewed at http://www.intute.ac.uk/supportdocs/geneticsbooklet.pdf  This is the latest in a series of guides which offer a sample of the kind and range of resources held in our online database.

    Whilst you are welcome to download or print the online version, we have also produced printed copies which are available to UK higher education institutions.

    If you would like to order copies please do so by responding to this email or by using the Intute Help Desk using the “Leaflets and publicity” option in the dropdown menu.  We are happy to send a small number of print copies (up to 50) free of charge as long as stocks last – please be aware that it may take up to 28 days for us to process your order.  For larger orders please contact us to discuss your requirements.

    We hope that this new booklet will prove useful to you and would be very interested in any feedback.

    Thank you,

    Carol Collins.

    Intute: Health and Life Sciences,