Engineering

18
May11

New Resource: Annual Reviews Online Back Volume Collection (1932-2006)

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey

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Need a summary of research in Biomedical, Life, Physical, or Social Sciences?

To supplement our ongoing access to the Annual Reviews, Snell Library is pleased to offer the Electronic Back Volume Collection, which has over 70 years of research online — timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists and social scientists from 1932-2006. It offers seamless access to a comprehensive collection of all available Annual Reviews Sciences Collection back volumes, with content dating back to the very first volume of the Annual Review of Biochemistry in 1932.

Features and Benefits

  • A comprehensive online collection of available Annual Reviews Sciences Collection with content spanning Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences, including Economics
  • Immediate access to 1,100+ volumes, comprising over 25,000 critical and authoritative review articles from 1932-2006
  • Color and grayscale figures, charts, tables, and cited literature available via full-text searchable PDFs

You may also wish to look at Annual Reviews‘ audio and video series featuring interviews with foremost scientific scholars.

To find Annual Reviews, click here to link directly, or go to the Library home page and click on All Databases and Trials for an A-Z list.

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31
Mar10

Why Should I Go Looking in IRis?

Posted by: thomas urell

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"Tires to Fit," by Flickr user Bob Aubuchon

If I was applying to go to college, and was hearing over and over about how important research is at major universities, I might wonder what exactly that means. Research can be something of an abstraction to a high school student—most of the social and lab science taught in classes is done straight out of textbooks, two or three times removed from the original research that they’re based on. Northeastern has great opportunities for grad and undergrad students to be involved in research, with faculty and independently.

IRis contains research done here at NU, and can show a prospective student both what she or he could be working on, and the kinds of research that are being done on campus that make NU unique. For example, I’ve gone through just now and seen a capstone project in mechanical engineering about turning tires into fuel. This seems like a really interesting project: the method is laid out for breaking down old tires, pulverising them into particles, and the economic model for generating fuel this way.

IRis is free and open to the public, and is therefore a great way for the university to show off to prospective students. It can also be appealing to new students to see how their work could be published and permanently archived.

Posted in: Archives and Special Collections, Engineering, Information and Society, Library News and Events, Research Online

12
Feb10

Finally here! The redesigned IEEE Xplore

Posted by: Amy Lewontin

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A newly redesigned interface for IEEE Xplore is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, February 13. Major new features for the new Xplore are a brand new interface, a more robust search engine, improved search and more personalization.  E-mail alerts, RSS Feeds, the ability to set your preferences, save searches and much more.  Check out the new type ahead features and the search suggestions as well.

There is further information about the new interface here including searching tip sheets.
Also, check out the video!

launch ieee xplore demo

Also, start following IEEE Xplore on Twitter

Feel free to send your feedback to Joan Omoruyi at j.omoruyi@neu.edu or call her at 617-373-2806.

Posted in: Engineering, Information and Society, Library News and Events, Research Online, Serendipity