The New York Times recently published an interesting article about how the traditional peer review process is being looked at in the context of the democracy of the web. It described an experiment by the journal Shakespeare Quarterly which posted four articles not yet accepted for publication and invited people to submit comments on the … Continue reading Peer Review and the web
Google books has begun adding full text magazines. They have digitized almost 100 magazines, from cover to cover, showing us the ads, pictures, articles. Each magazine seems to vary how far back in time they go. They wrote about adding magazines to google books on their blog a year ago. They are really interesting and … Continue reading Magazines in Google Books
Hi all, Try the online version of an old standby: Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities. You can access it here: http://www.usfca.edu/library/databases/cabells.html This resource is great for deciding where to send manuscripts for possible publication. The directories available are in the following subject areas : marketing, accounting, economics & finance, management, educational curriculum & methods, educational … Continue reading Try Cabells Online! Great resource for those who publish or want to
Update: Penny Scott has alerted us that SFPL’s eCard program has been suspended due to electronic vendor licensing agreements. See Penny’s comment #5 below. — Debbie B. The San Francisco Public Library has introduced a new kind of library card. They call it their eCard and any California resident can register on their website for … Continue reading The eCard from the San Francisco Public Library – updated
2009 marks the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei, as well as the beginning of The International Year of Astronomy: a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture. The library joins in the celebration with a display in the lobby of astronomy-related books and magazines. Check … Continue reading Astronomy at the Library
The 2008 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics have been announced, the former for the discovery and development of Green Fluorescent Protein from the mellifluously named jellyfish Aequorea victoria, later used as a tag to watch the interactions of various proteins; the latter for discoveries in broken symmetries in subatomic physics. Gleeson Library | Geschke … Continue reading Glowing Jellyfish and Broken Symmetry
Finding the fulltext of government funded research and news just got a lot easier! That’s because Gleeson Library|Geschke Center just added 438 U.S. government periodicals to Journal Finder. Just go to Journal Finder on the library’s homepage, type in the name of the government periodical (e.g., “Peace Watch”), and you’ll get a link to the … Continue reading Government Periodicals – Online!
I confess to being a lazy reader. When I’m reading for fun I don’t like to work hard. I like a nice linear plot and a good story. Aside from professional literature I read a lot of mysteries. I have bouts with science fiction too. I just finished Jasper Fforde’s latest literary-fantasy-mystery romp, First Among … Continue reading What are you reading?
Faculty can now submit an online request for Gleeson Library to add a new journal subscription. Requests must be accompanied by a written statement justifying the need for the journal and should fit the criteria outlined in the policy Considerations for acquisition of new Periodicals. Links to the policy and online form can be found … Continue reading Faculty Journal Subscription Requests