Using the Engineering Literature

Author: Bonnie A. Osif

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203966163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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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.

Energy abstracts for policy analysis

Author: United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information,United States. Dept. of Energy. Technical Information Center,United States. Energy Research and Development Administration. Technical Information Center,Holifield National Laboratory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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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: 5328

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.

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: 1891

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.

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: 3712

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: 7307

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: 5932

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: 5892

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: 6902

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.

Small Business Innovation Research

Abstracts of Phase I Awards (1995)

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788126598

Category:

Page: 124

View: 3163

Includes abstracts of the Phase I awards made in FY 1995 under the DOE SBIR program. Covers: novel materials for sustainable energy development, high temperature superconductivity for energy applications, technology and instrumentation for high energy accelerators, natural gas supply, advanced coal-based power systems, hybrid electric vehicle technology, and much more. The work described is novel, high-risk research, but the benefits will also be potentially high if the objectives are met. Brief comments on the potential applications are provided.

Energy Conservation

Technical Information Guide

Author: Solar Energy Research Institute,United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Buildings and Community Systems,United States. Western Area Power Administration

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Buildings

Page: N.A

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CMOSET 2012: Abstracts

Author: CMOS Emerging Technologies Research

Publisher: CMOS Emerging Technologies

ISBN: 098786761X

Category:

Page: N.A

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