|Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry|
|William H. Reusch, emeritus professor at Michigan State University, published his Introduction to Organic Chemistry in 1977. Readers may purchase it for a list price of $137.74; or they may access the Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry, which contains nearly the same information online, for free, on this surprisingly comprehensive website. Here readers will find a fully operational organic chemistry textbook, divided into the two overarching topics of General Principles and Functional Group Reactions. Within General Principles, readers will learn the basics of Structure & Bonding, Intermolecular Forces, Chemical Reactivity, Aromaticity, and other subjects. Functional Group Reactions covers Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Alcohols, and many other subjects. For readers looking for a comprehensive, freely available organic chemistry textbook, this site will be a true boon. [CNH]”
Source: The Scout Report, Univ. of Wisconsin, Jan. 22, 2016
Arctic Matters day, according to the National Research Council of the National Academies is January 14th. Go to http://nas-sites.org/arctic/ to read about it. Link to their Interactive web tool, or download a PDF of their 32-page, well-illustrated booklet or download a poster. What happens in the Arctic, affects the whole globe.
This article collects the notable data changes made to MEDLINE during annual National Library of Medicine (NLM) maintenance known as Year-End Processing (YEP) for 2016:
MEDLINE Data Changes — 2016
Tybaert S. NLM Tech Bull. 2015 Nov-Dec;(407):e8.
- MeSH Vocabulary Updated for 2016
- Updated MeSH in MEDLINE Citations
- New MeSH Headings
- Changes to MeSH Headings
- Brand New Concepts
- Changes of particular interest
- MeSH Publication Types
- MeSH Qualifier (Subheading) Deletion
- MeSH Tree Changes
- MeSH Annotation Projects
- Other Changes: One Concept Split into Two
- Entry Combination Revisions
- Structured Abstracts
- OLDMEDLINE MeSH Mapping
- MEDLINE Journal Title Updates
- MEDLINE Country of Publication
- PubMed Notes
Brand new concepts include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Human Embryonic Stem Cells, Olive Oil, Origin of Life, Open Access Publishing, War-Related Injuries, RNAi Therapeutics, and many more terms. Medline thesaurus terms are remapped when changes occur, so as to include articles under former headings.
- Mesmerizing video: 6 million years of human evolution in one minute
- Yale University published a book in November, 2013, entitled Shaping Humanity, by John Gurche. In the Daily Kos of Nov. 16, 2015, this wonderful video has resurfaced… which was produced to advertise the book at the time.
- Here is the Yale U P link too:
NLM [National Library of Medicine] New files for Nov 10, 2015
*NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2015, 2016 Medical Subject Headings Available for Download http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd15/nd15_2016_mesh_avail.html
NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2015, 2016 MeSH Headings Available in the MeSH Browser [Editor’s note added November 10, 2015] http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so15/so15_2016_mesh_browser.html
“Best of the Web” column in “Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News” <email@example.com>
Oct 15, 2015 (Vol. 35, No. 18)
Poisonous Plants Database
The people in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University want to make sure that you don’t accidentally poison your livestock or pets with toxic plants. Their Poisonous Plants database includes a sizable number of entries such as oak trees (the acorns and young leaves are poisonous to horses and cattle), Daphne (toxic to cats, dogs, and humans), and rhubarb (the leaves are toxic to goats, swine, horses, and even people—who knew?). Each entry is accompanied by images of the plants, as well as answers to questions that the authors have either encountered in the past or anticipate that readers may have. The database is simple to browse—either by scientific name or common name—or users can search the database by scientific name, common name, primary poisons, or species most often affected.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 12:41 PM PDT
“Geochemists have found probable evidence for life on Earth at least 4.1 billion years ago — 300 million years earlier than previously documented, pushing the origin of life close to when the planet formed, 4.54 billion years ago.
University of California – Los Angeles. “Life on Earth likely started 4.1 billion years ago, much earlier than scientists thought: Evidence that early Earth was not dry and desolate.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 October 2015.
Go to <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151019154153.htm>. to read more about this, or see the journal reference.
- Elizabeth A. Bell, Patrick Boehnke, T. Mark Harrison, and Wendy L. Mao. Potentially biogenic carbon preserved in a 4.1 billion-year-old zircon. PNAS, October 19, 2015 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1517557112
This website is hosted by North Dakota State University, the Molecular & Cellular Biology Learning Center:
There are 6 videos on molecular processes, 9 on cellular processes and 9 on cellular energy conversions. There is also an overview video. Sponsors include the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Source: Choice, Sept. 2015, p. 34, listing of “Outstanding Academic Websites of 2014”
This directory of OA journals is hosted by Lund University Libraries in Sweden. From their homepage: http://www.doaj.org:
“DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.” One can search by keywords or browse through broader and narrower subject headings.
These stats are from their website, accessed Sept. 28, 2015:
Seen in “Outstanding Websites of 2014”, Choice, Sept. 2015, p. 33
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“ProQuest is enabling the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving discovery and research outcomes. Our goal is that by the third quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access full text via ProQuest.”
Tuesday, 18th August 2015
ProQuest Scholarly Content Now Discoverable in Google Scholar
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Source via: ResourceShelf Newsletter – 8th September 2015
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