January 2010 Archives

New Civil Engineering Books (December)

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Here's a list of new titles that arrived in the Physical Science and Engineering Library in December that may be of interest to Civil Engineers.

If there's a title that you'd like to see the library purchase please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.

New Books From December:

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Communicating Science: Professional, Popular, Literary
By Nicholas Russell
Q223 .R87 2010
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Training Manual on Transport and Fluids
By John C. Neu
QC718.5.T7 N48 2010
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Waves and Mean Flows
By Oliver Bühler
QC880.4.A8 B84 2009
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Climate Change: From Science to Sustainability
By Stephen Peake and Joe Smith
QC903 .P395 2009
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Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
By Al Gore
QC981.8.G56 G6735 2009
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Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century Theory and Practice
Edited by Rachel Spilka
T10.5 .D55 2010


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The Essentials of Technical Communication
By Elizabeth Tebeaux and Sam Dragga
T11 .T295 2010
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Exploring Engineering: An Introduction to Engineering and Design
By Philip Kosky, Robert T. Balmer, William D. Keat, and George Wise
TA147 .E97 2010
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Engineering: A Beginner's Guide
By Natasha McCarthy
TA148 .M33 2009
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Fundamentals of Engineering FE/EIT Exam Prep
By David Arterburn, E Vernon Ballou, Gary Crossman, Fidelis Eke, and Brian Flinn
TA159 .F862 2008
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Applied Shape Optimization for Fluids
By Bijan Mohammadi and Olivier Pironneau
TA357 .M626 2010
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Building Control with Passive Dampers: Optimal Performance-based Design for Earthquakes
By Izuru Takewaki
TA654.9 .T35 2009
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Design of Concrete Structures
By Arthur Nilson, David Darwin, and Charles Dolan
TA683.2 .N55 2010
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Infrared Thermography: Errors and Uncertainties
By Waldemar Minkina and Sebastian Dudzik
TA1570 .M62 2009
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Conference, Development of Hydro Power Projects, A Prospective Challenge : 20-22 April 2005, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), India : Proceedings
TC503 .C67 2005
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Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering--2009
TC1505 .I585 2009
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Causes and Effects of Heavy Metal Pollution
By Mikel L. Sanchez
TD196.M4 C38 2008
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Carbon Capture and Storage
By Steve Rackley
TD885.5.C3 R335 2010
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Pavement management, 2009. Volume 3
Transportation Review Board
TE7 .H5 no.2095
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Guidance for the Design and Application of Shoulder and Centerline Rumble Strips
Transportation Review Board
TE7 .N25 641
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Handbook of Road Technology
By M. G. Lay
Reference, Non-Circulating TE145 .L38 2009


Characterization, Modeling, and Performance of Geomaterials: Selected Papers from the 2009 GeoHunan International Conference, August 3-6, 2009, Changsha, Hunan, China
TE200 .C45 2009
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February Workshops at Walter Library

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Our February workshops will actually begin next week! If you're interested in signing up visit our website.

If you can't make it to a live workshop check out our online tutorial page.

If you have an idea for a workshop...leave a comment or send me an email

Headlines: Springer Books, Mobile Library, Monday Hours

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Here's a round up of recent library news stories that might be of interest to you.

Springer E-Books Print-on-Demand Deal

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Currently the library's have a subscription with Springer e-books that gives us access to every book published by Springer from 2005-present in an electronic format. You can search for available titles in our online catalog or SpringerLink.

Springer is now offering a deal to our library users where if you find an electronic book that you find really useful and want to order a print copy...they'll print you a copy and bind it for $24.95 including shipping. A much reduced rate than purchasing a full price book!

Since the book is for your personal collection you have to pay...but it might be a money saver for you. When you're in SpringerLink just look for this link
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The Library on Your Mobile Device
Library programmer, John Barneson, has developed a more mobile friendly web site for your smart phone or iPod Touch.

You can check it out by visiting the mobile site at http://www.lib.umn.edu/mobile/ or typing http://www.lib.umn.edu/ into your mobile device.

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Let us know what you think!

Library Hours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18)

The library will have reduced hours on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The library will be open from 12-6 and there will be no reference service.

Starting on Tuesday we'll resume regular semester hours.

To get a refresher on library hours visit our website

Enjoy your last few days of break!

New Books For Civil Engineering (November 2009)

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Here's a list of books purchased by the Physical Science and Engineering Library in November 2009 that may of interest to Civil Engineering students, faculty and staff.

New Books from November 2009:

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Experimentation, Validation, and Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers
By Hugh W. Coleman and W. Glenn Steele
TA153 .C66 2009
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Introduction to Engineering Ethics
By Mike Martin and Roland Schinzinger
TA157 .S382 2010
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Numerical Methods in Engineering with MATLAB ®
By Jaan Kiusalaas
TA345 .K58 2010
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Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details
By Akbar Tamboli
TA472 .H26 2010
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Pipeline Geomatics: Practice & Innovation
Edited by Steve Adam and Kelsey Davis
TA545 .P56 2009
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Non-linear Modeling and Analysis of Solids and Structures
By Steen Krenk
TA645 .K75 2009
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Spectral Element Method in Structural Dynamics
By Usik Lee
TA654.15 .L44 2009
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Seismic Engineering
By Jacques Betbeder-Matibet
TA654.6 .B4813 2008
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Earthquake Resistant Design and Risk Reduction
By David J. Dowrick
TA654.6 .D69 2009
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Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures
By Edward Allen and Waclaw Zalewski
TA658 .F67 2010
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Helical Piles: A Practical Guide to Design and Installation
By Howard A. Perko
TA786 .P47 2009
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Transport in Laser Microfabrication: Fundamentals and Applications
By Costas P. Grigoropoulos
TA1677 .G76 2009
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Water Resources of the Indian Subcontinent
Edited by Asit K Biswas, R Rangachari, and Cecelia Tortajada
TD303.A1 W359 2009
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Handbook of Water Purity and Quality
Edited by Satinder Ahuja
TD420 .H36 2009
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Groundwater Monitoring
Edited by Philippe P. Quevauviller, Anne Marie Fouillac, Johannes Grath, and Rob Ward
TD426 .G715 2009
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Nanotechnologies for Water Environment Applications
By Tian C. Zhang, Rao Y. Surampalli, Keith C. K. Lai, Zhiqiang Hu, R. D. Tyagi, and Irene M. C. Lo
TD477 .N36 2009
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Air Quality in Urban Environments
Edited by Ronald E. Hester and Roy M. Harrison
TD883.1 .A37 2009
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The Road to Yucca Mountain: The Development of Radioactive Waste Policy in the United States
By J. Samuel Walker
TD898.118 .W35 2009
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Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, and Advanced Computing 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2105
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Aviation 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2106
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Safety Maintenance and Surface Weather
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2107
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Research and Education 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2109
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Developing Countries, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2114
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Acoustic Beamforming: Mapping Sources of Truck Noise
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .N25 635
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Contact Lines for Electric Railways: Planning, Design, Implementation, Maintenance
By Friedrich Kiessling, Rainer Puschmann, Axel Schmieder, and Egid Schneider
TF857 .K54 2009
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Patent Searching: A Tutorial

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We've recently created a new tutorial to assist you with your patent searching.


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So if you're looking for patents and are stuck on getting started...give this a look.

I'm also happy to assist and answer any questions you may have.

Check out our other tutorials (including our Patents and Patentability Tutorial)

Are there any tutorials that you think would be especially helpful in conducting library research. Leave a comment or send me an email.

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