• Natural Sciences,  New Books

    Botanical Reads for Spring

    The last traces of winter are finally behind us, and SPS is in full bloom! This month, you can grow your garden of knowledge through these plant-centered reads.   A comprehensive and visually appealing botanical compendium:   Plant: Exploring the Botanical World Phaidon Press Editors Phaidon Press 2016 704.9 C55P (shelved with the dictionaries on the main floor)   “Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected…

  • Databases,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Language,  Literature,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences

    How fast does JSTOR grow?

       JSTOR is one of the library’s most popular digital collections. Thousands of searches are conducted in JSTOR over a typical year, sometimes thousands of searches are run in a single month.   From a recent email, JSTOR, in 2015, added: Archives of 226 journals Comprising 856,000 articles If shelved, the print version would consume 1,348 linear feet of shelving   What does this mean for JSTOR‘s collection contents, when taken all together? Archives of 2,300 journals 10.7 million articles in print, this would be 68.9 million pages of text     Information from: JSTOR. “988,000 articles added to JSTOR Archive Collections.” Message to Lura Sanborn. 1 Feb. 2016. E-mail.

  • Natural Sciences,  Research

    Dear Molecular Biology,

    So good to see you! Thanks for the great discussion defining scholarly journals & for being willing to try the new Poll Everywhere software.  I loved seeing your thoughts and answers up on the big screen!   Here’s the link to the research guide we looked at, which includes sources for finding a topic and those scholarly journals.          

  • Databases,  Natural Sciences,  Research

    Dear Physics V,

    Looking for scientific articles about contemporary alternative energy sources?   The Physics V: Clean Energy research guide contains just that!  New this year is the Science in Context database & updated interface from the journal Science.