Environmental Justice — “yearling” journal

Environmental Justice is offering free full text access until May 15th, of their special issue in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Environmental Justice

MaryAnn Liebert is the publisher. This is Vol. 2, issue 4:

What Did Environmental Justice Look Like in 1970?
Author: M. Egan

Remembering April 22, 1970
Author: L. Mighetto

Reflections on Earth Day
Author: D.N. Pellow

Reflections on Earth Day 1970 and Beyond
Author: P.C. Rosier

The Environment versus the Poor: Personal Reflections on Earth Day 1970
Author: K. Shrader-Frechette

Earth Day at 40
Author: P. Wapner

A Reflection on Earth Day Celebrations: What Exactly Are We Celebrating?
Author: L.W. Da

Birth of a Sustainable Nation, The Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Movements in the United States
Author: S. Hood Washington

Springer offers free environmental sciences articles

“The Environmental Sciences Reading Room is a FREE service that will provide you with unlimited access to our Environmental journals, 6 times a year. No charge, no catch!

Access is free, quick and easy. Just follow this link and enter the Reading Room today! “

Selection for January – February 2010

The following Environmental journals have been selected and will be available to you until the end of February 2010:

  • Environmental Health
    • Aerobiologia
    • Microbial Ecology
  • Global Change – Climate Change
    • Oecologia
    • Energy Efficiency
  • Pollution & Remediation
    • Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
    • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
  • Environmental Management
    • Environmental Management
    • The Environmentalist
  • Sustainability
    • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
  • Aquatic Sciences
    • Estuaries and Coasts
    • Aquaculture International

Make sure to add this page to your favorites and to forward this link your colleagues! www.springer.com/environmentalreadingroom

Please note that you will continue to have unlimited access if your library or institution has an online subscription.

Princeton University now has subscriptions to all the Springer journals.

H1N1 (influenza) free Searchable Information Center (ebrary)

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.

BioOne has a new platform

BioOne is home to 113 not-for-profit society and institutional publishers from around the world.”

“Bringing together a wide range of work on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences from scientific societies, libraries, academe, and the private sector, the new platform had to be capable of supporting multiple product types. The BioOne site hosts full-text HTML journal and book content fully integrated on the one site. This benefits the user by providing a consistent user experience and single sign on irrespective of the content they are seeking. BioOne benefits by being able to deliver book and journal content together, or separately, from a single platform, and being able to manage the site using a single administration tool from the desktop.”
Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

Princeton University has supported BioOne from its inception. You can see what journals are availble though this consortium from the e-journals page, under “Collections” or here: http://libweb5.princeton.edu/ejournals/browsezd.asp?index=Project&key=BioOne

Statistical Abstract of the United States — 2008 online

The US Census Bureau has been compiling and publishing this valuable resource since 1878.

It is an excellent starting place when looking for statistical data. Search the database, or browse through categories of data such as: Energy & Utilities, Geography & Environment, Natural Resources, Science & Technology. References for these data are always cited, and via the Excel spreadsheets are directly linked to the more complete resources on the web.
The PDFs give the URLs for “cutting and pasting”.

Experiment: read EPA docs and describe (tag) them

Play Tag With Government Documents

“Free Government Information is doing an experiment for tagging government documents, and they need you to help.

The group has taken 32 documents from the EPA Web site and posted them to the Internet Archive, at http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=epapilotproject . They want you to read the documents, and then describe them and tag them in del.icio.us. You can see what’s been tagged so far at http://del.icio.us/tag/epapilotproject?setcount=100 . The project will run for three months and then the data generated by users will be analyzed, with the group determining how many participated, average number of tags per document, how the documents were described, etc.”

Source: ResearchBuzz #420 — February 28, 2008

Science Reference Center — new database

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.