On Friday, 9 March from 2:00-5:00pm EST the IEEE Xplore Digital Library is scheduled for an upgrade. During this deployment the system will be unavailable for up to three hours beginning at 2:00pm EST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

AnthroSource: For the next 60 days the library is offering a trial to The American Anthropological Association's premier online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online to scholars and the public. AnthroSource is a fully integrated information resource. Its powerful search engine makes precision research quick and easy. Citations in article PDF files are dynamically linked through CrossRef to other publications, both within and beyond AnthroSource. This trial will last through the end of March 2007. Please send all comments about AnthroSource to collman@mtu.edu.

 

World News Digest (Facts on File): Library now has online access to World News Digest (Facts on File), which is a concise, comprehensive record of world events since 1940. It is a great source for looking at a series of related events as they have developed over time. It is also a comprehensive information source when starting research for news related topics. If you have questions about World News Digest or if you want to know more about how to use this new resource please contact Library Reference.

REVISED ELECTRONIC RESOURCE WEB PAGE: Now databases and electronic journals can be searched and accessed separately. The web page includes a search tool that helps you locate potential sources for journal articles, if you know at least some of the article citation data. Also it offers one stop access to Google Scholar and Windows Live Search Academic. If you have any questions please contact Library Reference.

EXPANDED JSTOR COLLECTION: The library has expanded its JSTOR collection by adding JSTOR Arts and Sciences II. Arts and Sciences II adds 125 additional titles that supplement the current disciplines of economics, history, political science, and sociology, humanities and social science. It also adds several new disciplines including archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies to the library's collection.

On Monday July 31, 2006, NetLibrary will proudly introduce the all-new NetLibrary 4.0, a major site upgrade that will provide improved search performance, a fresh new look and feel, and powerful new navigation tools. Key Features and Benefits include:

  • New Site Architecture. A sleek new look and feel combined with simple intuitive navigation makes it easier to search across multiple formats.
  • Automatic Summarization. Enables users to find the materials they are looking for quickly by providing a brief summary of eContent.
  • Spell Checking. Automatically checks the spelling of a query term, recognizes commonly misspelled words and offers alternative spellings. 
  • Search within Search. Users can narrow search results by entering an additional search term or terms to drill down to relevant content.
  • Concept Recommendations. Recognizes ambiguous search terms and provides recommendations for refining queries. 
  • Improved Query Performance. Query response will match performance indicators of leading Web search engines, typically offering response times of two seconds or less. 
  • And much more.
Click here for the demo

Starting this summer the library has access to ASM Materials Information Online. Our access includes 21 volumes of ASM Handbook, which includes the ASM Desk Editions, Engineered Materials Handbook and Metals Handbook. Along with the ASM Handbooks, we also have access to the Alloy Center. The Alloy Center provides access and cross searching of ASM Data Sheets & Diagrams, Alloy Finder, Material Property Data, Coatings Data and Corrosion Data. You can find ASM Materials Information Online by searching for ASM in the E-Resource page. If you have any questions please contact the Reference Desk.

Beginning in April, the library will systematically activate library databases which use the new HuskyFetch link resolver . HuskyFetch allows you to find full text versions of journal articles from a variety of library resources including those resources not usually available in the database you are searching in. Here?s a list of databases configured for HuskyFetch. More will be added.

For the month of April the library has available for trial ASM's Materials Information System. This trial includes online access to ASM's Alloy Center and the 22 volume Handbooks. Please see the E-Trials tab on this E-Resource page for additional information. The library would like to hear your comments concerning this trial, send comments to collman@mtu.edu.

Beginning in April, the library will systematically activate library databases which use the new HuskyFetch link resolver . HuskyFetch allows you to find full text versions of journal articles from a variety of library resources including those resources not usually available in the database you are searching in. The first databases activated are from FirstSearch, Cambridge Scientific Abstract.  ABI/Inform, Compendex, Infotrac and Web of Science (WoS) soon will also be activated. Please watch this space for announcements as additional resources are activated.

Currently the library is testing a Link Resolver. A Link Resolver takes advantage of the openURL standard, (please see OpenURL for more information). This test will only affect FirstSearch and Cambridge Scientific Abstract (CSA) resources. If you have any questions please contact the Reference Desk.

 Off campus access to library e-resources is temporarily unavailable. We are working to correct this problem. Thank you for your patience.

From March 6 throught March 10 the library will be testing its Link Resolver. A Link Resolver takes advantage of the openURL standard, (please see OpenURL for more information). This test will only affect FirstSearch and Cambridge Scientific Abstract (CSA) resources. If you have any questions please contact the Reference Desk.

IEEE has introduced two new journals, "IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine" and "IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security". "Transactions on Information Forensics and Security" covers related fields such as digital rights management, content identification, transaction tracking, surveillance, networking, law enforcement, and legal and ethical issues. The first issue includes papers on human identification based on facial animation and signature verification, among others. "Computational intelligence" focuses on the need for a multi-faceted discipline dedicated to the shared knowledge of design, theory, development, and application of biologically and linguistically motivated computational models. The first issue of "IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine" includes features on Evolutionary Computation and Evolvable Hardware. You can find these titles and other new resources by clicking New E-Resources Link.

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