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Heriot-Watt University Library
Issue 102 - March 2003
Roddy MacLeod (R.A.MacLeod@hw.ac.uk),
Catherine Ure and Catherine Ferguson.
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ScienceDirect Librarian Services
It seems some time ago now, but at the Online 2002 exhibition in December of last year I visited the large Elsevier stand to ask some questions about the ScienceDirect service. The ScienceDirect people were extremely helpful, and I not only came away with some useful promotional items, but they also later sent me a supply of their leaflets and some pens, for distribution to staff and students. At the stand, it was Wendy Gaurié who showed me a section of the ScienceDirect site I hadn't noticed before, called Librarian Services http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/librarian_help/index.shtml (note: you will not be able to link to this site unless your institution or organisation subscribes to ScienceDirect, as does Heriot Watt University).
ScienceDirect is very heavily used at Heriot Watt University, and the Librarian Services section contains quite a bit of useful information for those who provide support for the service.
This includes: "10 ways to get the best out of ScienceDirect" which gives details of how to add the Scirus search box to a site, links to printable user guides (9 different ones are available), information on SD Connect (bi-monthly librarian newsletter), and such like.
There is a link to ScienceDirect Usage Reports information and login. There is information about how to link directly to the issue page of a particular journal within ScienceDirect, plus information on how to use shortcut URLs which enable you to quickly "jump" to a specific area in ScienceDirect, such as the Database page, the Reference Works page and the My Alerts page.Also to be found is information on journal cover images and using ScienceDirect logos, and also a ScienceDirect FAQ..
Here are this month's news items of interest
UK higher education on course for rise in student numbers
13th European Business Information Conference in Paris
Jupiter Research Releases Reports on Web Site Search and Enterprise Portals
EU Copyright Directive: Update from the Patent Office
Survey Shows Companies House is Most Popular Financial Data Source
Microsoft going after Hotmail spammers
A text only version of the Internet Resources Newsletter is now available at: http://www.hw.ac.uk/cgi-bin/parser.pl/0304/www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/irn.html
""10 Ways to Access the Invisible Web" provides tactics for searching the Invisible Web as well as a URL Catalog of key Web sites and resources that will enable you to gain access to critical business information not normally accessible through search engine spiders."
Madeira Island, Portugal, 26 - 30 July, 2003.
3-4 September 2003 Homerton College, Cambridge, UK.
The ADLG is a subgroup of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)'s Industrial and Commercial Libraries Group (ICLG). It brings together librarians working in a wide range of aerospace and defence institutions, such as government, industrial and academic organisations, learned societies and research associations.
"All Engineering Jobs UK is here to help you with your engineering career. Whatever you are looking for, whether it is a process engineering, manufacturing engineering or design engineering job, All Engineering Jobs UK is the only tool you need to find a job in engineering."
Sheffield, UK, 8-10 September. Call for Papers.
ALT-C 2003 is aimed at practitioners and researchers at all stages in their careers. It will cater for those interested in the application of learning technology in further and higher education and other comparable settings.
The American Engineering Campaign aims to help people understand just what engineers do, the role engineers have in the many facets of everyday life, and the fun engineers have in their careers.
AmphetaDesk is a free, cross platform, open-sourced, syndicated news aggregator - it obediently sits on your desktop, downloads the latest news that interests you, and displays them in a quick and easy to use (and customizable!) webpage.
Jakarta Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.
Jakarta Lucene is an open source project available for free download from Apache Jakarta.
A collection of favorite quotations and axioms about life, with resources for inspiration, personal improvement, psychology, recovery, and wellness.
April 9 - 11, The Lowry, Salford, UK.
"The 2003 conference of the CIB Working Commission W89, concerned with Building Education and Research, will be a landmark gathering of international academics, industrialists, professionals and policy makers concerned with advances in the technology of construction and property education, research into educational pedagogy, and examples of leading edge collaboration between academe and partners from industry, the professions and government."
Budapest Open Access Initiative: BOAI Forum Archive.
"...the global community of graduate-level students, teachers and professionals. By offering 24/7 access to expert knowledge, we are helping students from around the world understand academic concepts across 42 fields of study."
The Society, established in 1962, is the leading learned body for all persons interested in nuclear energy. The Society is one of fifteen specialist organisations, associated at The Institution of Civil Engineers and is administered by the Engineering Division of the Institution.
"Through this portal, you will find information you need to start and file a business entity in the State of California. In addition, you can access information relating to business entity and other statutorily required filings, trademarks, service marks, UCC financing statements and Notary Public Commissions."
UK firm of contract magazine and general publishers.
"The Construction Industry Institute is a research organization with a singular mission: improving the competitiveness of the construction industry. CII is a unique consortium of leading owners and contractors who have joined together to find better ways of planning and executing capital construction programs."
CIRIA has a new website. CIRIA is a UK-based research association concerned with improving the performance of all involved in construction and the environment.
"Our aim is not only to increase the sum of raw source material online, but also to make access to that material cheaper and easier."
Crossbounds introduces self-service to the control of web site content.
Provides access to published and un-published information resources in the field of Tunnel Construction.
Written by: Russ Rowlett.
University of Gloucestershire 31 August - 3 September 2003.
"The DRH conferences have established themselves firmly in the UK and international calendar as the major forum bringing together scholars, librarians, archivists, curators, information scientists and computing professionals in a unique and positive way, to share ideas and information about the creation, exploitation, management and preservation of digital resources in the arts and humanities."
An Internet Community and Center for Disability Resources.
The first international e-journal of disinformation on the net.
A directory of weblogs.
"eBizSearch is an experimental niche search engine that searches the web and catalogs academic articles as well as commercially produced articles and reports that address various business and technology aspects of e-Business. The search engine crawls websites of universities, commercial organizations, research institutes and government departments to retrieve academic articles, working papers, white papers, consulting reports, magazine articles, and published statistics and facts."
A knowledge service on eGovernment and public sector information.
Also available is the eGov monitor Weekly.
The eGov Monitor Weekly newsletter is an e-zine being provided on a complimentary basis to relevant groups of ICT and other professionals within the public sector, the business and voluntary communities and wider civil society.
8th annual conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN) addressing effects of individual differences in cognitive style and learning style in the study of human performance. June 30th - July 2nd, 2003, Centre for Management and Organizational Learning, Hull University Business School, UK.
The Energy Saving Trust was set up by the UK Government after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and is one of the UK's leading organisations addressing the damaging effects of climate change.
13 - 15 May Stoneleigh-Park, Exhibition and Conference Centre, Coventry.
The EPMF is an Inter-Institutional committee, established for over eleven years, which promotes effective project management techniques, mainly by organising events around the United Kingdom.
"Engineering jobs are the focus at EngineeringDegreeHunter, the job search service that enables engineering recruiters to post engineering jobs to our engineering job search engine and helps engineers and advanced degree engineers find engineering employment with a new career opportunity including engineer jobs, electrical engineering jobs, mechanical engineering jobs, chemical engineering jobs, civil engineering jobs, biomedical engineering jobs, marine engineering jobs, petroleum engineering jobs, agricultural engineering jobs, aerospace engineering jobs, nuclear engineering jobs, materials engineering jobs, industrial engineering jobs, structural engineering jobs, computer engineering jobs, and environmental engineering jobs."
"ERIL: Electronic Resources in Libraries is a community of librarians concerned with the practical aspects of managing electronic resources in libraries. We are from acquisitions, administration, archives, collection development, cataloging, reference, serials, systems, and beyond."
This Portal provides information and services to assist Europe's citizens and enterprises carry out cross-border activities. For example, citizens who wish to move to, or enterprises that would like to establish a subsidiary in, another European country.
New address from the one mentioned in issue 17 of this newsletter.
"The complete knowledge resource for those striving to build a world class European construction industry."
March 30 to April 2: Aix-En-Provence (France). This conference deals with thermal and thermo-mechanical simulations and experiments in microelectronics and microsystems.
Feedreader is a freeware Windows application that reads and displays Internet newsfeeds aka RSS feeds based on XML.
HP Labs, Bristol May 6-8 2003.
This web page provides links to readings about the likely impact on libraries of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which is modified, renegotiated, and entered into by national governments at meetings of the WTO.
A directory of fee-based Researchers, Information Brokers & Competitive Intelligence (CI) Professionals from around the world.
The directory aims to become:
1. a recognised and reliable starting point for those seeking to outsource their research, information or intelligence needs and seek a fee-based Researcher, Information Broker or Competitive Intelligence (CI) Professional
2. a point of reference and resource for those working within, or seeking to join, any of these fee-based research, information or intelligence professions.
"The site provides engineering students from all disciplines with a place to meet, exchange information and work collaboratively: helping you to complete your degree, consider further education options, and explore the range of opportunities open to you as an engineering graduate." Supported by ICE, Thomas Telford , Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and ECITB.
"We have brought many of the UK's leading Graduate Employers together under one virtual roof."
A one-stop resource to find funds for training in the biomedical sciences and undergraduate science education.
The Handle System is a comprehensive system for assigning, managing, and resolving persistent identifiers, known as "handles," for digital objects and other resources on the Internet. Handles can be used as Uniform Resource Names (URNs).
A free virtual library of hundreds of on-line databases of information, downloadable software, and lots of other interesting resources for healthcare professionals and the general public.
Abstracts of Transactions Papers of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Abstracts.
Impact is the journal of the Career Development Group of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information, and is sent free to all its members. Impact keeps members up to date and in touch with important issues in the library and information sector.
Indian Exporters, Importers, Service Providers, Manufacturers Directory And Yellow Pages India.
Info@UK is a guide to major UK Information Society developments and news.
The aim of a Service Registry is to improve resource discovery for users of electronic services.
"The INFORMS project will be part of the gradual iterative process of disseminating and scaling up the INHALE model for delivery in a wider range of institutions and will therefore enable the:-
Replication, testing and refining of all the models, methodologies, tools and materials already developed by the INHALE Project in the area of the delivery of Information Skills within VLEs."
US based telecommunications industry analysis firm that produces off-the-shelf market research reports and engages in custom consulting for telecom carriers, vendors, and service providers.
The 7th Institutional Web Management Workshop will take place at the University of Kent on 11-13th June 2003.
CIPACs = Card-Image Public Access Catalogues (scanned / digitized card catalogues). Mostly library catalogues.
16-18 September 2003 Nottingham, UK. Call for abstracts.
"The HST train is bound to become a major instrument for travelling throughout Europe this century. TGV, Eurostar, Thalys and ICE bring nations and cities together, within a few hours travelling. Borders are broken, new network societies will be built. This should result in new forms of co-operation with respect to future developments. The High Speed Train Network is founded to promote that goal."
A weblog. Articles and news about Internet use. Will cover search tools, communication tools, and general use.
"Many journalists have discovered that INB's archives are a valuable information source when researching a story. We provide a search engine to help you find what you're looking for, and access is free of charge."
4 April. This one day conference, at the Royal Society of Arts, London, will examine the findings of a report: 'Resolving the Human Issues in Library and Information Services (LIS) Projects' commissioned by JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and the RSLP (Research Support Libraries Programme). Relevant report is Resolving the Human Issues in LIS Projects
"Digging for the few kernels of truth buried in IT news. Provided by JohnTelford.com LLC."
"Kable is Europe's leading independent authority on e-government and public service IT and telecoms markets."
A Project of the IFLA Management of Library Associations Section, coordinated by the American Library Association, International Relations Office.
"The Library Events website will keep you up to date with all the important events you need to know about to enhance your professional career and to build up your professional skills and contacts.
The service consists of a current awareness database, which is fully searchable, and a monthly newsletter."
"LEAP [Life Events Access Project] is a £2million project of which £1.2m is government money from the Invest to Save programme. It is a partnership project between a group of Councils. LEAP aims to utilise knowledge management in order to improve service provision to customers. The LEAP consortium will use new information and communication technologies to develop services to best meet the needs of customers and clients."
Information and campaigning about better public transport through trams, tramways, streetcars and light rail transit systems
The European Aerospace industry is one of the Community's leading industrial strengths, competing successfully in world markets and ensuring the employment of some hundred thousand personnel across Member States. MMFSC project seeks to enable a step change in the process of design and manufacture of aero-engine structures, leading to significant reductions in lead time, material use and cost.
An article by Daniel Bazac. Daniel Bazac is a Search Engine Marketer, for Web Design in New York
"Nexcerpt is a sophisticated briefing service. It monitors selected web-based sources -- yours or ours -- to discover tens of thousands of newly published articles and papers each day. From that vast resource, Nexcerpt isolates the specific passages that best match your personal interests. The service intelligently extracts those most relevant excerpts, capturing their written context, along with links to the original web sources."
This site gives users a 'one-stop shop' for information and support on downloading and using the high quality e-learning materials that are now available free to FE colleges through the NLN partnership programme.
Nuclear Technologies is a leading supplier of professional engineering and scientific consultancy services to the nuclear industry.
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. Lists 18,000 titles at present.
17th June, 2003, The British Museum. 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.
A one day conference jointly hosted by the Historic Environment Information Resources Network (HEIRNET) and the British Museum.
CAPP/City one-day conference and debate, London, Monday 28 April 2003.
An article in the popular Free Pint newsletter by Stephen Adams.
Peerkat is a personal syndicated data aggregator living on your computer desktop.
Process plant equipment, control systems and industry news.
Test and measurement equipment, and quality control systems.
Istanbul, Turkey on June 20-25, 2004.
International Congress & Exhibition on Rail Technology, 1, 2 & 3 April 2003
Research Information is a quarterly printed full-colour magazine produced by Cambridge Publishers Ltd, a UK-based company.
The four UK higher education funding bodies, in collaboration with the British Library and the national libraries of Wales and Scotland, have established a new strategic advisory group on research support libraries, chaired by Sir Brian Follett. The final report of the Research Support Libraries Group is now available.
Report of the NSF Jan 2003.
ROBOTIKER is a private, non-profit Foundation whose aims are to contribute actively to the Sustainable Development of Society using Technological Innovation and Improvement in its search for balance between technological potential, efficient business management and usefulness.
"The Searchers' Swiki Knowledgebase is intended for experimental and demonstration purposes, and as a research notes repository. The intent is to provide a place for Searcher author David Mattison and other information professionals to collaborate on the searching experience and the use of wikis as database, organizational, and collaborative tools."
SEO SnapShot presents a hourly updated, one page snapshot of the latest search engine optimization news, discussions, articles and commentaries offered around the Internet.
The Smart Googler's News, Views and Tools about online search.
An article in College and Research Libraies News by Lisa Klopfer
"SpamButcher is an advanced client-side anti-spam filter. It will solve your spam problem."
Prepared by Raym Crow, SPARC Senior Consultant, The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition.
News from subcontract manufacturing companies.
Sweden.se offers a representative collection of the extensive range of information that is available on Sweden on the Internet. Sweden.se principally comprises three gateways. One provides direct access to the information about Sweden produced by the organizations that are directly responsible for providing information about Sweden to the outside world. Their fact sheets, publications, films, slide presentations etc. are listed jointly on the site to enable visitors to find the answers to their questions about Sweden quickly and easily. The second gateway is a link collection for access to these organizations and to over 2000 Swedish government agencies and NGOs on the Internet. The idea is for visitors to be able to find and access without delay the organization that has the information they are seeking. The third gateway is aimed at helping visitors keep updated on current issues and events.
TEGoVA (originally named TEGOVOFA) was established on 4 May 1977 by a steering group of professional bodies representing valuers from Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and the UK.
"The European Library (TEL), a 30-month co-operative project will provide the groundwork on which to build a pan-European service. The project uniting ten European partners as a consortium will make recommendations on how to improve 'interoperability' across national boundaries."
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is delighted to announce the launch of its new web site. The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is an independent advisory body that supports further and higher education by providing strategic guidance, advice and opportunities to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to support teaching, learning, research and administration.
A publication of Resource.
Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources.
Movable Type's TrackBack system allows peer-to-peer communication and conversations between blogs.
7-9 April 2003 University of Lancaster. The conference is open to anyone involved in any aspect of administration and/or librarianship in continuing education/lifelong learning.
A list, with links, divided by subject.
VELI connects 15 leading laser institutes from Finland to Portugal to a unique European network, bundling the competence and knowlege on laser technology across Europe.
These free services enable you to access your bookmarks with any web browser.
The Bloggies(tm) are publicly-chosen awards given to weblog writers and those related to weblogs in 30 categories.
In the course of finding sites of interest for this Newsletter, we sometimes come across Web sites which we feel deserve slightly more than a passing mention. Each month we will pick out one or more such sites, and give them a short review. The sites will normally be UK based, may be small or large, and be of interest or potential interest to academics. After lengthy discussions we have decided, with incredible creativity :-), to call these: Nice Web Sites. Details of previous Nice Web Sites are available in the Nice Web Site Archive.
A site with some excellent content (though a bit slow to load), produced by the British Council to help international students interested in studying for a UK course or qualification.
**** Full text searching FREE with IOP ****
On behalf of the Institute of Physics (IOP), I'm pleased to announce that full text searching is now available in our Electronic Journals service. The facility is free to use and enables you to search our entire archive back to 1874!
Access to the full text of articles identified in your search results is subject to subscription status. However if your institution doesn't subscribe to the source journal, you will be able to access the abstracts at the very least.
In addition to our article abstracts, the full text is also free for:
*Every paper published in our journals in the last 30 days
**Search the full text of every IOP article since 1874** You can run free full text searches at http://www.iop.org/EJ/search by entering your search terms in the 'Search full text of articles' field. Any articles containing your search terms will then be listed on the search results page.
Where you have full text access to the articles in your search results, you will be able to identify where your search terms appear in each PDF by using the Acrobat 'Find' tool to locate them. To do this, simply open the PDF, click on the button displaying the binoculars icon and enter your search terms again.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Electronic Products Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The free journal services mentioned above, IOP Select and This Month's Papers, can be found online at http://www.iop.org/EJ/ejs_extra.
**** Eighth International Summer School on the Digital Library ****
In the summer of 2003, the International Summer School on the Digital Library will be held for the eighth year in a row. This year, the Summer School will consist of three courses that will be held at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, right after the IFLA Conference in Berlin. Every year, the Summer School is updated to respond to the most recent developments.
Course 1: Leaders' Visions on the Library of the Future
Course 2: Change: Making it Happen in your Library
Course 3: Libraries, Electronic Resources, and Electronic Publishing
Many international experts will present lectures and case studies.
Group discussions and workshops will enable participants to apply the new information to their own situation. A detailed programme is available via Ticer's website: http://www.ticer.nl/summer03.
The Summer School will be organised by Ticer B.V. (Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources) in co-operation with Tilburg University, the European University Institute in Italy and the University of Leeds in the UK.
**** JISCmail redesign ****
We are pleased to announce the release of the new JISCMail web: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/
The design offers a completely fresh approach, with emphasis on ease of use. The content of the documentation, in particular, has been overhauled for clarity, providing a logical and concise breakdown of key areas of the JISCmail service from both a general user (Using JISCmail) and list owner (List Owners) point of view.
One or two additional features are due in the next few days, including a web search facility.
**** New Resource Guides ****
Technical advances and the continued growth of the range of available resources mean that, more than ever, institutions and users need to be able to access information, advice and support in the use of these resources. The Resource Guide initiative provides an important means of making a sometimes confusing information landscape manageable and comprehensible for our users.
Developed for the UK higher education community, the Resource Guides take a subject based approach to raising awareness of relevant electronic resources through providing both online and printed guides to key resources. These guides give an overview of the JISC collection of electronic resources relevant to each subject area and, where appropriate, complementary resources and initiatives, which fit within the Resource Guide Scope Policy, are included.
Each guide has an associated Resource Guide Adviser (RGA) who collaborates with JISC services, partner organisations, publishers, and other bodies to produce the Resource Guides and to promote the key resources to their subject communities. The RGAs will offer a variety of awareness raising and training activities - providing a co-ordinating role that brings staff and students in higher education a variety of free activities tailored to suit their needs.
Arts and Humanities: Emma Beer
The Resource Guides have already proved popular with staff and students in the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities, and have gained a reputation for providing a user-friendly approach to navigating the labyrinth of resources on offer by providing a manageable and digestible overview of available resources. Now available in 5 further subject areas, not only will staff and students now have a single point of reference for resources within their subject areas, but expert advisers too - helping make sense of the environment for them, and pointing them in the right direction.
Visit the Website at www.jisc.ac.uk/resourceguides/
**** JISC and NSF to collaborate on major digital initiative ****
The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) have agreed to fund a programme which will provide exciting new content and a range of benefits to education sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. The five-year programme, called 'Digital Libraries in the Classroom' will cost around #6m ($9.5m) and will draw on best practice in the creation and delivery of content from both the UK and the US, resulting in a range of resources in four key subject areas.
The focus of the programme is to investigate and exploit the potential of online resources in learning and teaching across a range of pre-selected subject disciplines. But a key focus for each of the projects across the programme will be to combine the application of sound pedagogic principles in the creation, delivery and use of online materials, with new research to develop the underlying information technology . The result will be resources that will provide exemplars for the provision of digital resources in disciplines beyond the ones chosen for development.
Malcolm Read, JISC Executive Secretary, welcomed the new programme, saying: "The JISC and the NSF have a long history of collaboration, but this is a particularly exciting programme which will bring a number of important benefits on both sides of the Atlantic."
The programme consists of four projects, each of which will pool the resources and expertise of British and US Universities with long and distinguished track records in the use of information and communication technologies. The projects are:
*The Spoken Word*
*Teaching and Learning Anthropology*
*Digital Libraries in Support of Innovative Approaches to Teaching and
Learning in Geography*
*Accelerating Globally Distributed Team Innovation*
For further information, please contact:
Rachel Bruce - JISC
Stephen M. Griffin - National Science Foundation
Chemical Data Service (CDS)
Implementing Digital Reference Services: Setting
standards and making it real
Implementing Digital Reference Services is a collection of papers from the Third Annual Virtual Regerence Desk (VRD) Digital Reference Conference held 12-13 November 2001 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
"What a difference a year makes. Just last year the term digital reference had little meaning for many librarians. Few would disagree that the profession has been transformed by technology that has in some ways made us compete with our own users, many of whom think they no longer need the services and expertise of librarians "
So begins this book, which goes on to study in depth just what these changes mean for libraries and librarians. It is split into six parts. Part one provides two in depth case studies (one from a museum library, one from government) on identifying the need for digital reference services. Part Two covers the management of digital reference; Part Three: real-time digital reference services; Part Four: collaborative reference initiatives; Part Five: research in digital reference; and Part Six evaluating digital reference.
The papers are written in a way which makes them easy to understand. There is techical information, but this is heavily backed up by concrete examples and case studies with clear explanations of pros and cons; what works and doesnt work and why; and the issues surrounding change within libraries. So even with chapters which I found initially off-putting as a non-techie type, I found myself becoming interested in them on reading.
This book will be of great interest to anyone working in libraries at the moment, and dealing with the fast paced changes in the way users are wishing to accessing reference materials and services.
The Mantex Information Design web site has reviews of some of the books mentioned in previous issues of the Internet Resources Newsletter.
A complete list of new books added to Heriot-Watt University Library is available from the Library News page.
Flavour of Scotland
Ben Lawers Historic Landscape
CRC handbook collections, Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, and OSIRIS are all now available online to members of Heriot Watt University.
The Library has arranged online access to the CRC handbook collections for members of Heriot Watt University. More than 350 titles arranged in six subject services. These are:
CHEMnetBASE - a wealth of chemical information from Chapman & Hall/CRC
ENVIROnetBASE - Environmental resources online
Access to the above is available from on-campus.
The online Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, http://www.els.net/ which claims to be 'the largest and most comprehensive reference work ever published in the biological sciences' is now available to members of Heriot Watt University.
OSIRIS is now available to members of Heriot Watt University: http://www.hw.ac.uk/library/osiris.html The nformation in OSIRIS is similar to that of Extel: comprehensive reports on 25,000 publicly quoted companies worldwide In addition to the income statement, balance sheet, cash flow and ratios it contains news, ownership, ratings, earnings estimates and stock data to make it the most complete global listed company database available. An Athens username and password is required to access OSIRIS.
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