Energy Research Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Power resources

Page: N.A

View: 5342

Includes all works deriving from DOE, other related government-sponsored information and foreign nonnuclear information.

Using the Engineering Literature

Author: Bonnie A. Osif

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203966163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

View: 2439

The field of engineering is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, and there is an ever-growing need for engineers to investigate engineering and scientific resources outside their own area of expertise. However, studies have shown that quality information-finding skills often tend to be lacking in the engineering profession. Using the Engineering Literature is a guide to the wide range of resources in all fields of engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. While print is still important, resources are increasingly being made available in electronic formats, and the Web is now a major resource. Engineers have an effect, whether direct or not, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. The book takes an engineering sub-discipline approach, detailing those resources that are most important for the practicing engineer and the librarians who work in engineering. Each chapter provides a short history and description of the discipline, then lists the most important resources by format: handbooks, dictionaries, texts, journals, websites, etc. Most references include a short annotation. The authors of each chapter are well-known, experienced librarians or faculty in the appropriate engineering discipline, sharing their expertise and experiences with engineering information. This is a guide to resources that are often unknown to the practicing engineer. It also serves as a textbook for the library school student or new engineering librarian, as well as a time-saving handbook for current librarians. The arrangement of materials provides easy and logical access to evaluated resources in engineering and supporting disciplines, providing a tool that is useful in reference services and collection development.

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Author: J. Richard Blanchard,Lois Farrell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520032262

Category: Reference

Page: 735

View: 4268

A guide to information sources including abstracts and indexes, library catalogs, government publications, review literature, book reviews, congresses and conferences, dissertations, research in progress, translations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, abbreviations, directories, lists of periodicals, handbooks and yearbooks, works on experimental procedures, and classification systems.

Abstracts and Indexes in Science and Technology

A Descriptive Guide

Author: Dolores B. Owen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810817128

Category: Reference

Page: 235

View: 5496

"Owen has pulled together into one source the major indexing and abstracting sources in science and technology." --MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BULLETIN

Information Sources in Energy Technology

Butterworths Guides to Information Sources

Author: L. J. Anthony

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483192334

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 2896

Information Sources in Energy Technology presents the major sources in the field of energy technology. The book is comprised of 16 chapters that are organized into three parts. The first part covers energy in general and discusses both local and international agencies that deal with energy technology along with its primary and secondary sources. The next part deals with fuel technology; this part details combustion, steam and boiler plant, electrical energy, and energy conservation. The last part talks about specific energy sources, including nuclear, solar, and geothermal. The text will be of great use to individuals involved in energy industry. Scientists and engineers involved in energy projects will also benefit from the book.

Information Sources in Science and Technology

A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use

Author: C. C. Parker,R. V. Turley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483163024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 1732

Information Sources in Science and Technology: A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use presents a selection of traditional and online methods of using information sources in science and technology, including people, organizations, literature, hosts, and databases. This text serves as a reference book that helps the reader choose sources of information and their guides, includes a routine for finding and using information, and offers tips on searching and obtaining literature in a usable form. This book is comprised of nine chapters and begins by explaining how to choose type(s) of information source that is likely to be most helpful. The chapters that follow present guides on people, organizations, and literature as sources of information. A chapter on information services focuses on those organizations that supply information or references to information that could be helpful. These services range from answering telephone queries to supplying collections of relevant documents, and from broadcast television information to direct connection with computer databases. The next chapters discuss ways of searching the literature and computer databases, obtaining literature in a usable form, and organizing and presenting information. This book concludes by considering current awareness or keeping up-to-date with information about recent developments. This monograph is intended for librarians and information officers, especially for those working in scientific or industrial environments, practicing scientists and engineers, and students associated with these professions.

Global Atmospheric Change and Public Health

Author: James C. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400904436

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 6977

The world is just beginning to face up to the problems which will be brought about by global climate change. Most people equate climate change with rising temperatures, disturbed weather patterns, agricultural crises, and sea level rises; yet potential health effects may be the most significant factors in the whole developing picture. Man's effect on climate accelerates as population increases. Population increases strain infrastructures and strained infrastructures lead to stresses on society. We already are experiencing higher ultraviolet B radiation through our depleted ozone layer and can expect more cancers, more cataracts, and diminishing immunity. Expected changing weather and storm patterns may result in disturbed and diminished agricultural production with malnutrition and famine on a grandiose scale; diseases would migrate and the number of displaced persons would increase greatly. This book consists of papers presented at a meeting on Global Atmospheric Change and Public Health, held in Washington, D.C., in December 1989. It was sponsored by the Air Resources Information Clearinghouse (ARIC), a project of the Center for En vironmental Information, Inc. (CEI), a nonprofit organization in Rochester, New York, and co-sponsored by thirty-two U.S., Canadian and international organizations and agencies. The conference was the first to bring together in a public forum the health, scien tific, policy and information communities to address the issues. The book examines potential public health and health-related impacts on society, communicable diseases, cancer and cataract, immunity, heat effects, respiratory problems and human nutrition.

Research Abstracts of the Scientific Program

Author: James R. Druzik

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892362448

Category: Science

Page: 275

View: 5165

Presents a detaild overview of the activites and publications of the GCI Scientific Program covering the period 1984-1994.

Wind Power

Impacts on Wildlife and Government Responsibilities for Regulating Development and Protecting Wildlife

Author: Robin M. Nazzaro (au)

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422303542

Category:

Page: 59

View: 2467

Wind power has recently experienced dramatic growth in the U.S., with further growth expected. However, several wind power-generating facilities have killed migratory birds & bats, prompting concern from wildlife biologists & others about the species affected, & the cumulative effects on species populations. This report assessed: (1) what available studies & experts have reported about the impacts of wind power facilities on wildlife in the U.S. & what can be done to mitigate or prevent such impacts; (2) the roles & responsibilities of gov't. agencies in regulating wind power facilities; & (3) the roles & responsibilities of gov't. agencies in protecting wildlife. Reviewed a sample of 6 states with wind power development for this report. Illustrations.

The Integrated Medical Library

Author: Ms. Helis Miido

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849301827

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 7921

Library automation has advanced at such a rapid pace within the last few years that librarians who have been limited by either budget or hardware constraints are today able to automate at least some library functions. Even though presentations at meetings describing individual efforts have been published in the literature, there has not been a comprehensive text discussing the status of integration at all levels of library management as it exists today. The Integrated Medical Library addresses this need by presenting the results of a survey of automated systems currently used in medical libraries as a basis on which to discuss various methods for integrating these systems. This includes serials, cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, internal database management systems, external database search procedures, and management and financial control. The book emphasizes current practices and procedures and proposes methods for libraries to improve their performance and services. Part I defines an integrated online library system and describes the study design and analysis of results. Part II describes commercially available integrated online library systems currently used by medical libraries. Part III discusses the specialized integrated online library systems of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the Swedish Planning and Rationalization Institute for the Health and Social Services. Part IV describes ad hoc integrated functions currently used by medical libraries, while Part V discusses the various means of integration.

Airborne Wind Energy

Advances in Technology Development and Research

Author: Roland Schmehl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811019479

Category: Science

Page: 752

View: 7616

This book provides in-depth coverage of the latest research and development activities concerning innovative wind energy technologies intended to replace fossil fuels on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various conversion concepts discussed is the use of tethered flying devices to substantially reduce the material consumption per installed unit and to access wind energy at higher altitudes, where the wind is more consistent. The introductory chapter describes the emergence and economic dimension of airborne wind energy. Focusing on “Fundamentals, Modeling & Simulation”, Part I includes six contributions that describe quasi-steady as well as dynamic models and simulations of airborne wind energy systems or individual components. Shifting the spotlight to “Control, Optimization & Flight State Measurement”, Part II combines one chapter on measurement techniques with five chapters on control of kite and ground stations, and two chapters on optimization. Part III on “Concept Design & Analysis” includes three chapters that present and analyze novel harvesting concepts as well as two chapters on system component design. Part IV, which centers on “Implemented Concepts”, presents five chapters on established system concepts and one chapter about a subsystem for automatic launching and landing of kites. In closing, Part V focuses with four chapters on “Technology Deployment” related to market and financing strategies, as well as on regulation and the environment. The book builds on the success of the first volume “Airborne Wind Energy” (Springer, 2013), and offers a self-contained reference guide for researchers, scientists, professionals and students. The respective chapters were contributed by a broad variety of authors: academics, practicing engineers and inventors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.

Energy planning and policy

Author: Maxime Kleinpeter

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 533

View: 3197

Examines the major challenges of energy supply and demand, describing the need for diverse methods of energy planning depending on whether plans are short, medium, or long term. Case studies demonstrate the pros and cons of particular planning techniques. Also considers future energy technologies.

Energy Psychology

Theory, Research and Treatment

Author: Dawson Church,Energy Psychology Press

Publisher: Elite Books

ISBN: 160415103X

Category: Psychology

Page: 83

View: 5916

Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment is a peer-reviewed professional journal dedicated to reporting developments in the field of energy psychology (EP) that are of interest to heathcare professionals and researchers. It contains original empirical research into the efficacy of EP methods; theoretical, experimental and basic science papers illuminating the mechanisms of action of EP; clinical insights on the application of EP to various populations, and interfaces with other interventions; book reviews, and abstracts published in other journals that are of relevance to the EP field. Its goal is to further the development of EP as an evidence-based method in the healing sciences.

Urban Energy Systems

Author: B. Sudhakara Reddy

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170226819

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 246

View: 1860

With reference to a study conducted at Bangalore, India.

Advances in Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Methods and Applications

Author: Luisa F. Cabeza

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1782420967

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 612

View: 5820

Thermal energy storage (TES) technologies store thermal energy (both heat and cold) for later use as required, rather than at the time of production. They are therefore important counterparts to various intermittent renewable energy generation methods and also provide a way of valorising waste process heat and reducing the energy demand of buildings. This book provides an authoritative overview of this key area. Part one reviews sensible heat storage technologies. Part two covers latent and thermochemical heat storage respectively. The final section addresses applications in heating and energy systems. Reviews sensible heat storage technologies, including the use of water, molten salts, concrete and boreholes Describes latent heat storage systems and thermochemical heat storage Includes information on the monitoring and control of thermal energy storage systems, and considers their applications in residential buildings, power plants and industry