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eBooks at GPO

March 31, 2014

eBooks at GPO
http://fdlp.gov/377-projects-active/1886-ebooks-gpo

To help meet the needs of the Federal Depository Library (FDL) community, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made eBooks available in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). These titles are joining the growing number of online resources that have been a vital part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) for over 20 years. Users can download GPO-provided files of eBooks free of charge, for use on various eBook reading devices. GPO’s goal is to expand and provide greater access to U.S. Federal Government content. eBook titles can be accessed via catalog records available in the CGP. Catalog records include descriptive information, as well as Persistent Uniform Resource Locators (PURLs) that link to the eBook titles. PURLs provide web links that can be reliably cited in other publications. Each CGP record displays the available formats for a title—.mobi, .epub, as well as other digital formats. Every month, newly-acquired eBook titles are added to the CGP for public access. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Wellcome Images – One of the World’s Richest and Unique Image Collections

March 25, 2014

Wellcome Images – One of the World’s Richest and Unique Image Collections
http://wellcomeimages.org/

Wellcome Images is one of the world’s richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. All their images are available on demand in digital form. Search online or use the expertise of their professional scientific and historical researchers. Whether it’s medicine or magic, the sacred or the profane, science or satire – you’ll find more than you expect. This unrivalled collection contains historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books and much more. The Biomedical Collection holds over 40,000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences. Selected from the UK’s leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, it covers disease, surgery, general healthcare, sciences from genetics to neuroscience including the full range of imaging techniques. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource

February 05, 2014

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource
http://www.iep.utm.edu/home/

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) (ISSN 2161-0002) was founded in 1995 as a non-profit organization to provide open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, volunteers, and technical advisers. At present the IEP is visited by over 500,000 persons per month. The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide. The staff of 30 editors and approximately 300 authors hold doctorate degrees and are professors at colleges and universities around the world, most notably from English-speaking countries. The purpose of the IEP is to provide detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia’s articles are written with the intention that most of the article can be understood by advanced undergraduates majoring in philosophy and by other scholars who are not working in the field covered by that article. The IEP articles are written by experts but not for experts in analogy to the way the Scientific American magazine is written by scientific experts but not primarily for scientific experts. This will be added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Google Cultural Institute

January 31, 2014

Google Cultural Institute
http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/

Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online. With a team of dedicated Googlers, they are building tools that allow the cultural sector to display more of its diverse heritage online, making it accessible to all. Here you can find artworks, landmarks and world heritage sites, as well as digital exhibitions that tell the stories behind the archives of cultural institutions across the globe. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer Information Blog.

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Web Index – Measuring the Web’s Global Impact

December 23, 2013

Web Index – Measuring the Web’s Global Impact
http://thewebindex.org/

Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web’s growth, utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 developed and developing countries, incorporating indicators that assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as indicators of Web connectivity and infrastructure.This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Research Guides at Harvard Library

December 10, 2013

Research Guides at Harvard Library
http://guides.library.harvard.edu/hcl

The Harvard University Library has worked closely with a vast array of information technology specialists and others to craft this fine collection of research guides. From African Studies to Zoology, each guide contains information culled from both print resources at Harvard’s libraries to a plethora of digital resources from around the Internet. There are a number of particularly rich guides here, including those for Data and Biological Sciences. Visitors can learn about each resource in detail, including when they were last updated and other salient details. One can imagine that given the breadth of these guides, they might be used in a variety of educational settings from high school to post-graduate studies. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/

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Digital Commons Network™ – Open Access Powered By Scholars Published by Universities

November 02, 2013

 

Digital Commons Network™ – Open Access Powered By Scholars Published by Universities
http://network.bepress.com/

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources White Paper.

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Best Free Reference Web Sites Combined Index, 1999-2013 RUSA Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS)

October 16, 2013

 

Best Free Reference Web Sites Combined Index, 1999-2013 RUSA Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS)
http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/mars/marspubs/marsbestindex

This is an index of the web sites included in the 1999-2013 annual lists issued by the MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Newzmare – Read News Your Way

October 07, 2013

 

Newzmare – Read News Your Way
http://www.newzmate.com/

The most personally tailored news stream. Features include: a) Subscribe Easily – Search by link or keyword and subscribe just in one click; b) Everything Covered – Follow favorite topics and websites in one place with Newzmate; c) Engage Quicker – Watch a picture for every story; d) Stay Up to Date – Don’t miss a thing: be the first to know; e) Spread In One Link – Simply share favorite articles on social networks or email; f) Be Notified About Important Events – Newzmate is the most simple way to follow important events just in one click and get notified to be the first to know about updates; g) News Discovery Can Be Fun – For any story, click on related #tags to discover fresh new stuff on connected topics; and h) You Choose What To Read – Select categories, favorite websites and enter arbitrary keywords! Moreover, combine them flexibly to get amazingly relevant streams! This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Media History Digital Library

September 20, 2013

 

 
Media History Digital Library
http://mediahistoryproject.org/

They are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. They have currently scanned over 800,000 pages, and that number is growing. Their Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines. You’ll find more material and options at their Collections page. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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