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NEW TRIAL - ProQuest SciTech Collection

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Now available for a free trial. 


Key  Features:

  • Full-text journals 
  • Deep indexed tables & figures
  • Traditional bibliographic abstracts

Subject coverage: 

  • Advanced Technologies & Aerospace
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biological Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering
  • Materials Science
To access the free trial, you must be connected to the Ames network (either via desktop or VPN laptop) when using the ProQuest SciTech Collection.

Click on the URL: http://tinyurl.com/k99ffee Trial ends July 14, 2013 - TRIAL HAS ENDED. Send feedback.

NEW TRIAL - McGraw-Hill's AccessEngineering®

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Now available for a free trial. 

Key  Features:

  • Renowned engineering handbooks 
  • Powerful search tools
  • Global professional engineering news
  • Over 750 interactive graphs & downloadable tables
  • Over 150 instructive videos delivered by top engineering faculty 

Handbooks include: 

  • McGraw Hill’s Engineering Handbooks
  • Perry's Handbook for Chemical Engineers
  • Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
  • Newer resources such as Mechatronics in Medicine
To access the free trial, you must be connected to the Ames network (either via desktop or VPN laptop) when using AccessEngineering.

Click on the URL: http://accessengineeringlibrary.com/

Trial ends May 21, 2013
- TRIAL HAS ENDED. Send feedback.

NEW TRIAL - EBSCOhost Academic SearchTM R&D

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EBSCOhost Academic Search R&D is now available for a free trial. 


Key Database Features:

  • Contains nearly 3,700 full-text titles, including over 3,200 peer-reviewed journals
  • Features more than 9 million records, with subject headings from an extensive thesaurus
  • Offers content from more than 6,800 publications, including industry-leading journals, reports, books & monographs, conference proceedings

Multidisciplinary Industry Coverage: 

  • Physical & natural sciences
  • Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Technology
  • Energy
Trial ends Nov. 30, 2012. - TRIAL HAS ENDED. Send feedback.

WILEY ARTICLE SELECT TOKENS

NASA Ames Library has purchased Article Select Tokens for use by research staff to access the full text of unsubscribed publications from the Wiley Online Library including

  • Journal articles and Backfiles
  • Chapters in Online Books
  • Entries in Online Reference Works
  • Current Protocols
Please contact the Ames Research Library to request an article, effective Jan 1, 2014.
 
To get started click the “Wiley Online Library” link from the alpha-listing on the E-Collections web page.

For a list of  products on Wiley Online Library not available for Article Select Tokens use, click here.


NEW JOURNALS ONLINE - AEROSPACE & ENGINEERING

The following new e-journal subscriptions are now available at Ames
The following new e-journal archives are also available
  • AIAA Predecessor Society (IAS/ARS) Journals Archive (1930-1962)  including the following
  1. Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences, Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, 1934–1957
  2. Journal of the Aerospace Sciences, Institute of the Aerospace Sciences, 1958–1962
  3. Bulletin of the American Interplanetary Society, American Interplanetary Society, 1930–1932
  4. Astronautics, American Interplanetary Society, 1932–1944
  5. Journal of the American Rocket Society, American Rocket Society, 1945–1953
  6. Jet Propulsion, American Rocket Society, 1954–1958
  7. ARS Journal, American Rocket Society, 1959–1962

AWIN PREMIUM - NEW NASA-WIDE SUBSCRIPTION 

Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) - NASA provides access to the Premium edition. This premiere source of global aerospace and defense market intelligence provides deep data, analytics, insight and news for the top global space and air programs

  • Complete program profiles include developments in funding and technology
  • Listings of program suppliers
  • Complete specifications for spacecraft, aircraft, engines and electrical systems
  • Email market sector briefings: “Aerospace Daily & Defense Report” and “Aviation Daily”
  • Online version of “Aviation Week & Space Technology”
  • Customized news alerts sent directly to your NASA email address
To get started click the “Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN)” link on the E-Collections web page.

Contact the Ames library for a 2-page brochure describing AWIN.

AEROSPACE DATABASE - NEW LOOK & FEEL

Aerospace Database has a new, improved search interface. This database covers all aspects of applied research in aerospace and space sciences, and includes more than 3.6 million records from periodicals, conference papers, trade journals, magazines, books, patents and technical reports, with indexing back to the early 1960s. It provides indexing and abstracts (not full text) from more than 4,000 publications, including content from AIAA and NASA. Click the “Aerospace Database” link on the Databases web page to get a first-hand look.


NEW TRIAL - Knovel

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Knovel is a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools. It includes validated engineering content from leading reference works, handbooks and databases from over 90 leading technical publishers and professional societies including AIAA, ASHRAE, ASME and NACE.

Go to the NASA Ames Knovel Trial Page to learn how Knovel can help you. Please register as a trial participant. After registering you will receive an email to activate your new profile. 

**Any information downloaded from Knovel needs to be removed from your computer at the end of the trial.**

Trial ends May 5, 2012 - TRIAL HAS ENDED. Send feedback.


NEW E-BOOK TRIAL - SCI-TECHnetBASE

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SCI-TECHnetBase provides access to the entire line of science and technical ebooks in PDF format from CRCnetBASE (publisher: Taylor & Francis).

Numbers of books available on some key topics

  • Aerospace Engineering (55)
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics (50)
  • Biomedical Science (677)
  • Chemistry (923) 
  • Clean Tech (219)
  • Computer Science & Engineering (463)
  • Environmental Science (696)
  • Ergonomics & Human Factors (179)
  • Geophysics (14)
  • Geoscience (45)
  • Information Technology (560)
  • Life Science (810)
  • Material Science (434)
  • Math (620)
  • Medicine (463)
  • Nanoscience & Technology (219)
  • Occupational Health & Safety (148) 
  • Physics (558) 
  • Polymer Science (115)
  • Statistics (385) 
  • Water Science & Engineering (284)
Trial ends Apr. 30, 2012 - TRIAL HAS ENDED. Send feedback.

Free National Academies Press e-Books

All PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) will be downloadable free of charge to anyone. This includes the current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports published by NAP--publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.


AIAA eBooks TRIAL AIAA logo

Access to all 278 titles, from 1960-2011, on fundamental and applied research in aeronautics and astronautics.  Includes hard-to-find and out-of-print books, from classics in aerospace to current groundbreaking research. 

Books are not downloadable - online view only.

Trial ends Apr. 30, 2011 - TRIAL HAS ENDED. Send feedback.


NEW E-BOOK TRIAL from Morgan & Claypool 

Includes access to 

Each digital library consists of a collection of “lectures,” short electronic books that synthesize important research or development topics, authored by prominent contributors to their field.  

Trial extended - ends Apr. 30, 2011 - TRIAL HAS ENDED. Send feedback.



AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) JOURNALS

The library now has enhanced online access from 1996 to present


SPRINGER MATERIALS TRIAL

Includes access to the world’s largest resource for physical and chemical data, previously called the Landolt-Bornstein Database.

Springer Materials logoCheck out this new resource before trial ends Nov. 30, 2010 - TRIAL HAS ENDED.


HUMAN FACTORS & ERGONOMIC SOCIETY

The library now has enhanced access to:


ANOTHER CHANCE TO SAMPLE eBOOKS 

eBook imageA new 90-day trial offer for Springer English language eBooks includes all books from 2005-2010, except certain book series. This is 12,000 scientific titles!

Green means GO; Trial access is indicated by  “green square icon” next to citations and  chapter headings.  

Check out these new books. TRIAL HAS ENDED.

PLEASE fill out survey form for this resource: Survey Form

Advanced Batteries : Materials Science Aspects. 2009.

Fuel Cell Technology : Reaching Towards Commercialization. 2006.


Seal of the Office of the PresidentThe Obama Administration is seeking public input on policies concerning access to
publicly-funded research results, such as those that appear in academic and scholarly journal articles. Currently, the National Institutes of Health require that research funded by its grants be made available to the public online at no charge within 12 months of publication. The Administration is seeking views as to whether this policy should be extended to other science agencies and, if so, how it should be implemented.  More Information


SPRINGER MATERIALS TRIAL

Includes access to the world’s largest resource for physical and chemical data, previously called the Landolt-Bornstein Database.

Springer Materials logoCheck out this new resource before trial ends Jan. 29, 2010. TRIAL HAS ENDED.



MISSED NA&SD TRAINING AT AMES?

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It's easy!  Sign up for online training.

From your desktop, you have instant, free access to scientific and technical information to assist in NASA's mission. The NA&SD contains over 4 million records, including technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, and aerospace-related information.  Many documents are available in full-text, searchable PDF.


BOOKS 24x7 CHANGES

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Access to  Books 24x7 will now be through your SATERN account.  Just add Books 24x7 to your learning plan.  

Advantages of change:

  • Everyone can access Books 24x7 rather than just 50 people.
  • More topics to choose from, in addition to the IT topics: 
    • Business topics -- International business; Management & leadership; Team skills,and more; 
    • Industry -- Aerospace & Defense; Electronics; Energy & Utilities; Government, and more


NEW RESOURCES

Journal of Applied Materials & Interfaces

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.  A new journal from the  American Chemical Society focusing on how newly-discovered materials and interfacial processes can be developed and used for specific applications..






TOP POLYMER SCIENCE ARTICLES

Stay current with the field of polymer science by reading the top 25 articles from Wiley-Blackwell.

Journal of Polymer Science Macromolecular BioScience Polymer Composites

BOOKS 24x7 CHANGES

Books24x7 logo

Access to  Books 24x7 will now be through your SATERN account.  Just add Books 24x7 to your learning plan.  

Advantages of change:

  • Everyone can access Books 24x7 rather than just 50 people.
  • More topics to choose from, in addition to the IT topics: 
    • Business topics -- International business; Management & leadership; Team skills,and more; 
    • Industry -- Aerospace & Defense; Electronics; Energy & Utilities; Government, and more

NEW RESOURCES

Journal of Applied Materials & Interfaces

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.  A new journal from the  American Chemical Society focusing on how newly-discovered materials and interfacial processes can be developed and used for specific applications..











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ENGnetBASE: CRC Engineering Handbooks Online. (Not renewed because of funding problems.)   More info



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Royal Society Journal Archive FREE until February 1st.  TRIAL HAS ENDED.

The Royal Society online collection now contains every paper ever published in the Royal Society's journals. Covering almost 350 years of scientific research across the disciplines it is a priceless academic resource. The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive, dating back to 1665 and containing approximately 52,000 articles, is available online and is FREE for a three month period.

Seminal research papers include accounts of Michael Faraday's groundbreaking series of electrical experiments, Isaac Newton's invention of the reflecting telescope and the first research paper published by Stephen Hawking. The Archive provides a record of some key scientific discoveries including: Halley's description of 'his comet' in 1705; details of the double Helix of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1954; and Edmond Stone's breakthrough in 1763 that willow bark cured fevers, leading to the discovery of salicylic acid and later the development of aspirin.

Find out more about the Archive at http://publishing.royalsociety.org/archive or access the Archive directly at http://journals.royalsociety.org.



AIAA logoAIAA papers now available online back to 1963.


From the Psychonomic Society:

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HighWire is now the online provider of the Psychonomic Society Journals. Check out the new site by visiting http://www.psychonomic-journals.org/.  You can browse and search issues of Society Journals dated 2001 - present and link to older issues dated 1976 - 2000. You can also subscribe to free email alerts and/or RSS feeds.

Online journal access to all 6 journals is FREE through the end of the year. Please spread the word to your colleagues. We expect that HighWire will offer much improved online access for both individual and institutional subscribers. 

 

 


Did you miss Dr. Pete Worden's talk on "Protecting Earth From Asteroids"? Do you want to see it again, or show it to your group? 


Pete WordenDVD recordings of more than 40 Director’s Colloquia are now available for checkout from the Ames Main and Life Sciences Libraries. 

Complimentary copies of Cell

Cell Magazine

Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is offering a free print subscription to Cell.  As a benefit of the site license to Cell Online managed by the Library, any researcher, student, or faculty member in North America affiliated with our institution is entitled to receive a print subscription - normally a $179 value - absolutely free.  To sign up for the offer, go to www.Cell.com/freesub

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