Formerly known as Environmental Knowledgebase Environment Complete(tm), this database offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles) as well as more than 120 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals, including many of the most used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. Additionally, Environment Complete provides full text for 120 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, etc.
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE):
covering all areas of renewable and sustainable energy-related fields that apply to the physical science and engineering communities:
* Bioenergy - bioreactions and bioengineering
* Geothermal energy - geysers, heat pumps, and novel devices
* Marine and hydroelectric energy - waves, tides, and dams
* Nuclear energy - fission and fusion
* Solar energy - photovoltaics and solar thermal converters
* Wind energy - turbines and electrical systems and controls
* Energy conversion - solid oxide and proton exchange membrane fuel cells and novel devices
* Energy efficient buildings - photovoltaics, solar thermal converters, and passive solar approaches
* Energy storage - hydrogen and batteries
* Power distribution - conventional and superconducting transmission, fluctuating loads, and controls
* Renewable energy resource assessment
Transportation - hydrogen, batteries, fuel cells, bioenergy, and vehicles
New Research Guides:
Ottawa, August 2, 2007 â€“ Ever searched endlessly on the Web trying to find the full-text article you need? The new Pay Per Article service offered by NRC-CISTI, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, can help. Pay Per Article allows any researcher to search a database of more than 11 million articles and pay by credit card to view and print those selected. No pre-registration, user name or password required.
"This new service is a breakthrough in NRC-CISTI's document delivery efforts, integrating free search capability with simplified registration, ordering and payment processes in a single, easy-to-use interface," says Michael Ireland, Director, Information Access and Delivery, NRC-CISTI. "Once clients find the articles they need, they add them to a shopping cart, proceed to the checkout, pay for their purchases, and view their articles in short order. It's as easy as 1,2,3,4,5."
The new service provides speedy access to an extensive selection of scientific, technical and medical articles held locally in NRC-CISTI's electronic and print journal collections. Articles that are not available through the Pay Per Article service remain accessible through CISTI's catalogue.
"The Pay Per Article option gives researchers in science, technology and medicine a simple way to find and use the information they need," says Simon Boisseau, Marketing Manager of Future Science Group. "It also increases the exposure of our journals, which means that more clients see our titles and cite them in their research papers."
Each article costs CAN$12, plus publisher fees and applicable taxes. Users see the full and exact cost of items added to their shopping carts and pay by credit card using Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Once NRC-CISTI verifies payment, users receive confirmation of their purchases and an e-mail with a link to the items purchased. Articles from NRC-CISTI's electronic collection (indicated with a green mouse symbol), are available for viewing immediately. Articles in the print collection (indicated with a red flying envelope symbol) must first be scanned, and users receive a link by e-mail when the article is ready to be viewed and printed.
Access to all articles is for one view, one print. Access begins when the link is opened and ends when the link is closed. Users may not save the document to their desktop.
Librarians and others wishing to access this new service should visit the CISTI Web site at cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.
About the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
As a key facility of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) is one of the world's leading sources for information in all areas of science, technology, medicine and engineering. It is also Canada's foremost publisher of scientific journals and books, through the NRC Research Press, its publishing arm. With the ever-growing knowledge-based economy, NRC-CISTI is also increasingly considered a key strategic component of Canada's science and technology information infrastructure.
For more information about NRC, visit www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.
For more information about NRC-CISTI, visit cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.
We now have access to a trial of Reference Universe. Please check it out at http://refuniv.odyssi.com/cgi-bin/phtml?newsearch.htm.
We had a trial of this product a few years ago and decided not to subscribe because it did not default to MSU holdings and led students to materials that we did not own. They have fixed this problem.
What does Reference Universe do? It's an index to reference works. Unlike the catalog, Reference Universe searches the titles of articles and indexes within the reference works, making the contents accessible. The database is based on reference works reviewed by ARBA, Choice and Booklist since 1985. Reference Universe will also review titles for inclusion by request.
It searches both print and electronic titles. Note that for the purposes of this trial, titles in Main Library Reference and selected electronic titles were added, so our holdings are incomplete (no Gale Virtual Reference Library titles). This will be remedied if we subscribe. There should be enough titles in there for you to comment on whether you like it.
Once you have completed a search, click on "sort" and then you will be able to list electronic titles first. If you find an electronic title, you should be able to link to it easily. There do seem to be some problems right now--Titles where we have e-access to the table of contents only seem to be listed as electronic books.
Works that we don't own will easily visible because they will not have hotlinks to our catalog records.
Let me know what you think.
KBS CONTRIBUTION LIST STATISTICS
The Walter F. Morofsky Library maintains a list of journal articles submitted for publication from KBS faculty, students and staff. The KBS Contribution List is available for online viewing. The following information and statistics are calculated from this list.
Contribution List Facts
Our first KBS contribution was: Hyland, K.E. Jr. and D.T. Clark. 1959. (Acarina: Rhinonyssidae). Journal of Parasitology 45: 223-226.
Contribution 1000 went to: Carla E. Caceres and Alan Tessier. Limnology and Oceanography
Statistics taken in September 2005
* Total KBS Contributions - 1084 (the list begins with number 101)
* The contribution list spans 46 years of KBS research.
* KBS research has been published in over 195 journals
The following statistics do not include books or book chapters:
* KBS journal articles have been cited by other researchers over 38,718 times
* Citations increased by 6,336 from the previous year check
* 99 KBS contributions have been cited over 100 times - of those, 15 have been cited over 300 times
* The journal KBS research has been published in the most is Ecology (over 104 imes)
* 50% all KBS journal articles have been cited 10 or more times
* 74% percent of the contribution list is searchable in Web Of Science.
Top ten journals which KBS contribution research has been published
- 104 articles
- 48 articles
- 42 articles
- 38 articles
- 31 articles
- 28 articles
- 26 articles
- 23 articles
- 21 articles
- 21 articles
The top twelve most cited KBS Contribution articles (all cited over 300 times)
1. 969 citations - Werner, E. E., and J. F. Gilliam. 1984. . Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 15: 393-425 1984. KBS # 535
2. 743 citations - Werner, E. E., J. F. Gilliam , D. J. Hall, and G. G. Mittelbach. 1983. Ecology 64: 1540-1548. KBS # 489
3. 588 citations - Werner, E. E., and D. J. Hall. 1974. Ecology 55 (5): 1042-1052 1974. KBS # 250
4. 543 citations - Cummins, K. W. 1974. BioScience 24 (11): 631-641 1974. KBS # 256
5. 497 citations - Crowder, L. B., and W. E. Cooper. 1982. Ecology 63 (6): 1802-1813 1982. KBS # 496
6. 486 citations - Petersen, R. C., and K. W. Cummins. 1974. Freshwater Biology 4 (4): 343-368 1974. KBS # 247
7. 473 citations - Cummins, K. 1973. Annual Review of Entomology 18: 183-203. KBS # 220
8. 462 citations - Hall, D. J., W. E. Cooper, and E. E. Werner. 1970. Limnology and Oceanography 15 (6):839-928. KBS # 205
9. 450 citations - Cummins, K. W., and M. J. Klug. 1979. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 10: 147-172. KBS # 377
10. 445 citations - Mittelbach, G. G. 1981. Ecology 62: 1370-1386. KBS # 419
11. 366 citations - Haney, J. F., and D. J. Hall. 1973. Limnology and Oceanography 18 (2): 331-333 1973. KBS # 243
12. 347 citations - Hall, D. J., and S. T. Threlkeld. 1976. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 7: 177-208 1976. KBS # 296
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