Current Earth Sciences Library News, No. 496 – the Gold Medal Edition

Anna (Bebington) Watkins news!

SHE WON! She won, she won, she won. Relive it all here  – but from home of course, I wouldn’t encourage you to stream video.

Printing news

As if the news couldn’t get more exciting than a gold medal, I can now tell you that the new copier/printer(colour)/scanner has been delivered to the south wing and is outside Alison’s office. It has been networked for printing but not scanning yet. The instructions to add this new machine to your printing choices can be found here  – NOTE: I believe this will only work if you have administrator rights on your computer.

Searching news: LibrarySearch + , It’s like the old LibrarySearch but with added plus

The latest search offering from the UL builds on Librarysearch platform offering even greater flexibility in searching for all sorts of material Here’s the Blurb from the eResources blog.

“LibrarySearch+ allows readers to search across:

The fulltext and citations for the majority of Cambridges’ extensive online subscriptions. This includes:

  • Online articles from scholarly journals, covering the vast majority of Cambridges’ subscriptions (JSTOR, Science Direct, OUP, CUP etc)
  • Newspaper content(Factivia, Time Higher)
  • Major academic databases (Web of Knowledge)
  • Many of the growing ebook collections and the full text of the Hathi Trust
  • It also contains data currently in LibrarySearch:
  • Over six million catalogue records from Newton
  • Digital collections in the DSpace repository”

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and my first impression is that it does indeed increase the range and depth available within LibrarySearch. It’s got a few cool features like giving you a preview of the abstract of a paper, filtering and limiting searches. The image below illustrates some of these new features. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and am quite impressed. Try it and give us some feedback please.

Far, far away news

The latest NASA Mars rover, Curiousity, is scheduled to land at weekend or early Monday morning depending on your time zone. The target is Gale Crater with exploration of Mount Sharp as a key goal.

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Publications Brand New to eprint

Bates, Karl T. and Benson, Roger B. J. and Falkingham, Peter L. (2012) A computational analysis of locomotor anatomy and body mass evolution in Allosauroidea (Dinosauria: Theropoda). Paleobiology, 38 (3). pp. 486-507. ISSN 0094-8373

Collins, S. J. and Maclennan, J. and Pyle, D.M. and Barnes, S.J. and Upton, B.G.J. (2012) Two phases of sulphide saturation in Réunion magmas: Evidence from cumulates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 337–338 . pp. 104-113. ISSN 0012-821X

Dubacq, Benoît and Bickle, Mike J. and Wigley, Max and Kampman, Niko and Ballentine, Chris J. and Sherwood Lollar, Barbara (2012) Noble gas and carbon isotopic evidence for CO2-driven silicate dissolution in a recent natural CO2 field. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 341–344 . pp. 10-19. ISSN 0012-821X

Page, A. A. and Meinhold, Guido and Le Heron, D. P. and Elgardy, Mohamed (2012) Alex Page, Guido Meinhold, Daniel P. Le Heron, Mohamed Elgadry. (in press). A new species of graptolite from the western margin of the Kufra Basin, Libya. Geological Magazine . (In Press)

Rickards, R. B. (2012) Rare and problematical bohemograptid graptoloids from the leintwardinensis Zone (basal Ludfordian, Silurian) of the northern Howgill Fells, Cumbria. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 59 (1). pp. 21-24. ISSN 0044-0604, 2041-4811

Sookias, Roland B. and Benson, Roger B. J. and Butler, Richard J. (2012) Biology, not environment, drives major patterns in maximum tetrapod body size through time. Biology Letters, 8 (4). pp. 674-677. ISSN 1744-9561, 1744-957X

Now Published 

Myhill, Robert and Warren, Linda (2012) Fault plane orientations of deep earthquakes in the Izu-Bonin-Marianas subduction zone. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117 . B06307.


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