Filed on Dec 22nd 2008 in Featured Resources
You may be familiar with the Web of Science database and its flagship service, the Science Citation Index. Commencing in 1960 as a series of print volumes, the Science Citation Index is a unique reference tool that has been invaluable to users, especially those in the academic community, allowing them to see which articles have cited an earlier article or an author. ...
Filed on Dec 19th 2008 in alert
Congratulations on surviving another semester. Hopefully you can kick back and relax now, but if you have some last minute gift shopping to do, here are a few unique (albeit geeky) ideas:
Caffeine Molecule T-Shirt
Dot Matrix Wallet
Chemistry Gift Guide
Circuit Board Key Chains
Real Thumb Drives
DNA Wooden Puzzle
Filed on Dec 18th 2008 in Technology, Culture & Society
JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials. The entire database is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.
Journals are always...
Filed on Dec 12th 2008 in Tips & Tools
Staring at the computer screen or your textbook for hours on end can lead to headaches, fatigue, and overall grumpiness. In this state, how can you expect to study effectively? What you need is a study break! There is nothing wrong with healthy procrastination to restore your sanity. When you schedule your study time, plan to take 10-30 minute study breaks periodically, and do something...
Filed on Dec 12th 2008 in Technology, Culture & Society
Footnote.com archives historical documents on the web. Some items require a subscription to view, but many are free. Last week the collection was expanded with a large infusion of World War II material. The bulk of the collection comes from army enlistment records, but family and friends can contribute information. The collection also includes photographs, official reports...