“Gale and TheGreenInterview.com partner to enhance content of GREENR – 17 May 2011
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, US, and TheGreenInterview.com, a Canadian subscription website offering information on environmental subjects, have announced an agreement to enhance the content of GREENR. GREENR is Gale’s electronic resource offering authoritative reference content in the area of sustainable development, the environment, energy and natural resources.
TheGreenInterview.com will be providing Gale with video interviews covering a range of issues connected to our planet, humans on Earth, damage to our ecosystem, alternative development ideas, sustainability and more. Transcripts and audio (MP3) files of the video content and biographies of the interviewees in each video segment will also be available. Additional Green Interview content will be added to GREENR in the future, as it is produced. The agreement also licenses to Gale two blogs from TheGreenInterview.com that discusses current and past environmental topics and developments.
TheGreenInterview.com, hosted by noted author, speaker and educator Silver Donald Cameron, provides an e-newsletter and video series that captures, in interview form, the ideas of the world’s most prominent advocates of sustainability and environmental protection. The shows are produced and directed by Chris Beckett, and released in association with Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Launched in April 2010, the goal of TheGreenInterview.com is to amass an unparalleled library of extended video and audio interviews with the world’s environmental leaders. The complete list can be found online at http://www.thegreeninterview.com/interviews. TheGreenInterview.com content will be added to GREENR at no additional cost to current customers.”
“Statistical reports on alternative power sources including wind, hydro, solar, geothermal, bio, ocean, transportation biofuels, fuel cells along with energy storage, efficiency, and infrastructure; and carbon. Also includes electricity power prices.”
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new database called ToxRefDB, which allows scientists and the public to search and download thousands of toxicity testing results on hundreds of chemicals. ToxRefDB captures 30 years and $2 billion of testing results. It provides detailed chemical toxicity data in an accessible format. It is a part of ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource), an online data warehouse that collects data from about 500 public sources on tens of thousands of environmentally relevant chemicals http://actor.epa.gov/toxrefdb/faces/Home.jsp.”
The ebrary staff has created an in-depth searchable cluster of information about the H1N1 virus, sometimes known as the "swine flu". It consists of reports, papers, newsletters, and posters from government agencies and "other trusted souces". This database is highly interactive with options for searching, navigating and browsing, notes and highlights. Ebrary software, "InfoTools", renders each word a portal to further web searching. Text can be copied, pasted, transfered to folders, sent to others, and bibliographic citations and URLs are provided.
ERFF adds research database to WorldWideScience Alliance science gateway
"The British Library has announced that the UK has made its first major independent contribution of data to the WorldWideScience Alliance project (www.worldwidescience.org) with the upload of the Environment Research Funders’ Forum (ERFF) Research Database. The database holds information on some 20,000 publicly funded environmental research projects and programmes that have been funded by ERFF’s member organisations since 2005. Although data is being continually added to the ERFF’s collections, anyone using WorldWideScience.org will be able to access information through the federated search function."
[The] "project currently makes available over 357 million pages of scientific information covering energy, medicine, agriculture and the environment. It continues to seek new partners to expand the resource and help stimulate revolutionary advances in science."
The new database, GreenFILE, produced by EBSCO, concentrates on human interactions with the environment. It is a small database, which indexes many different types of documents, from scholarly journal articles to recipes from popular journals. About 6% of the articles have links to full text. The searching is transparent and flexible, including limiting by scholarly titles.
For research in depth, you mustn’t neglect the larger, more comprehensive databases in environmental sciences/studies and the subject database(s) most related to your topic.
For more information from the announcement in Knowledgespeak Newsletter of April 2, 2008, read on…
More details are reported here, in the NLM Technical Bulletin, No. 360, dated January/February 2008. This information was also disseminated via NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L…with an invitation to subscribe.
Among the entries under Articles and Databases from the Library’s homepage you will find TOXLINE which is specific, bibliographic database in the TOXNET group of databases. ToxSeekis also listed which is a “meta” & clustering search engine for many governmental resources on environmental health and toxicology .
The Science Reference Center is a new database among several that Princeton is now offering, thanks to the State of New Jersey.
It is perhaps in a league with AccessScience, the online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, but it offers reviews and articles from key, authoritative journals, and there are sections aimed at a much younger audience.
From EBSCO’s description:
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.