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March 14, 2008

Library closings at the Environmental Protection Agency affect YOU

“Because there are fewer libraries and professional library staff, scientists and the public now have limited access to valuable, unique information,? Rettig said. “In an age of heightened public awareness about the environment, it seems ironic that the Administration would choose this time to limit access to years of research about the environment.?

Speaking to the House Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Mr. Rettig intends to address several of the developments of the past two years, specifically the loss of access to vitally import scientific and environmental government information, and also the necessity of the information specialist - the staff librarian - to ensure the most effective access to this information.

--Press Release from American Library Association(ALA).

The full article and more information can be found on ALA's website.

March 4, 2008

Finding Gene Information

Annotated gene information tools provide links to gene and chromosome maps, nucleotide and protein sequences, exons and introns, genetic disorder information, supporting research literature citations, and more. This class will introduce several online tools - available from the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information and other organizations - for finding annotated gene information.

Instructor:Peter Kirlew
Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:00 AM -- 11:00 AM
Location: AHC Learning Commons, 535/545 Diehl Hall

Register online

New E-resources at the University Libraries

Selected list of new resources at the University Libraries:

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography


Chicago Manual of Style Online


Inderscience e-journals


Oxford Language Dictionaries


PsychiatryOnline (core textbooks and journals)


Weather Almanac (Gale)


Wiley e-journal backfiles
* Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
* Polymer

Wiley reference sources
* Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology
* Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry


Sage complete journal package

Who Owns The Rights To Your Scholarship?

If you'd like to learn more about Author's RIghts, the University Libraries has prepared this online presentation .

Much more information can be found on the Libraries' Transforming Scholarly Communication website.