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Announcing two new subscriptions at the library: Engineering Case Studies Online, which
 offers hundreds of hours of video and thousands of pages of text resources on engineering failures and successes and Environmental Studies in Video, which covers topics in alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, and climate change. 

Momentum Press eBooks Trial

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Data Citation Index Trial

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Princeton University has trial access to the Data Citation Index on the Web of Knowledge platform! Go to Select a Database tab and choose Data Citation Index to start exploring.

If you have questions about the trial, please contact: Patty Gaspari-Bridges, pattygb@Princeton.EDU or Tim Otto,

The index coverage is continously expanding, adding 500,000 new records each year.



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IOS Press Journals

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the library has free access until the end of 2012 to IOS Press Engineering Journals. Feedback about the journals and recommendations for subscriptions can be sent to Adriana Popescu, Engineering Librarian.

Materials Project, new toolkit from MIT and LBNL

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MIT and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) have announced a new online toolkit for materials science research. The Materials Project, formerly called the Materials Genome project, currently contains information on 18,933 compounds and performs real time materials properties computations using LBNL's supercomputing clusters.

Users can freely perform a quick materials search or create a log in to use the toolkit's advanced features. Advanced features include:

  • Materials Explorer - For advanced searching by chemistry, composition, or property.
  • Phase Diagram App - To compute phase diagrams for systems with 2-4 components.
  • Lithium Ion Battery Explorer - Explore Li-ion battery materials by various criteria.
  • Reactions Calculator - Calculate the enthalpy of various reactions. Experimental results shown where available.
  • Structure Predictor - Generates potential new compounds using experimental and mined data.
To learn more read the MIT News article at or visit the Materials Project at

Collection Highlights: Alternative Energy eTrack

The Alternative Energy eTrack database from GlobalData combines the latest research and business news, company and industry analysis, forecasts and market intelligence data for alternative energy technologies, including wind, hydro, solar, ocean, geothermal, biofuels, fuel cells. It's coverage is global, with current data and information for more than 100 countries, giving value, volume and competitor share statistics at an industry, market and segment level for each analyzed industry. The database is licensed for the use of  Princeton University community only.  

Image Search now available at

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Image Searching is now available at, allowing easy searching of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Library of Images from the Environment (LIFE), the NASA Image eXchange (NIX), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Photo Library. Scientific images and graphs including plants, animals, space, the Earth, and weather can be quickly searched from one search box. says that more image libraries will be added in the coming months, so check back periodically.

As with all images on the internet, check the website or with the responsible agency for copyright restrictions before using an image from and be sure to always acknowledge the source of the image.

U. S. Government Oil Spill information sources

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Many of my colleagues have been emailing various new or pertanent U. S. Government Oil Spill information sources to each other. For your convenience, I am compiling them together here.

Department of Energy Actions on BP Oil Spill - This site includes links to oil spill data from the Deepwater Horizon

NOAA Resources on Oil Spills, Response and Restoration: a Selected Bibliography

NOAA Trajectory Forecasts

EPA Response to BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico -

NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter - June edition includes selected documents from the NTIS database on petroleum polition and oil spills.  You can search for more related technical reports at

MaterialsNetBase and ChemLibNetBase

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Princeton University Libraries now have access to two more collections in the CRCnetBASE e-books collection.

MaterialsNetBase - From ceramics and textiles to bioscience and pharmacology, this dynamic library of handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and treatises explains the theory, data, and processes shaping diverse materials applications

ChemLibNetBase - This collection combines historical works and sub-specialty primers with the research from the world’s leading chemical authorities. Coverage ranges from nanoscience and natural product chemistry to separation methods and surfactant science.

A little about using CRCnetBase
Searching: Perform a basic keyword search or advanced keyword, title, and/or author search. A keyword search searches the full text of an ebook. To search only the titles in Princeton's collection, be sure to check the "Full Access Content Only" box under the search box. You can also select which collection to search in using the Advanced Search.

Downloading: Downloading and saving of PDFs is allowed, but can only be done one chapter or section at a time.

Printing: Printing is also on a one chapter at a time basis.

Additional Functionality: Sign up for a personal account to create a bookshelf and save searches.

There are three new online resources for the engineering and sciences available at Princeton.

PhysicsNetBase - From astrophysics to quantum physics, materials science to optoelectronics, this unified e-library offers fundamental theories and contemporary investigations of time, matter, and space. It includes many volumes from the world-renowned Institute of Physics.

Numerical Recipes - Unlimited on-line access to both Numerical Recipes Electronic (the Numerical Recipes book in electronic format) and Numerical Recipes Code (the machine readable code). You will need to install a plug-in to access this item. Instructions for installing the plug in are found in the "How to get started..." link on the main menu.

Green Energy Portal - From the Department of Energy, this database contains both current and historical research, including bibliographic citations, technical reports and patent information on different types of renewable energy resources and energy conservation. Subject areas include but are not limited to solar, wind, bioenergy, hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave power, and energy storage.

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