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Take advantage of Science.gov

We recently added Science.gov to our Libguide of free resources Science.gov not only serves as a gateway to more than 42 scientific databases and more than 2000 scientific websites from organizations with 14 federal science agencies, it also finds science images.  Images include animal and plant, weather and space, and earth and sun images and more.  No registration is required.  To search for images, merely select the Image Search link under Special Collections (bottom right).

Photographer: C. Clark Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

Merriam-Webster medical dictionary added to MedlinePlus Mobile

MedlinePlus Mobile has a new feature.  The National Library of Medicine recently added the Merriam-Webster medical dictionary to their mobile-optimized site.  The mobile dictionary has the same entries and definitions as the full MedlinePlus site.  To use it, simply point the web browser on your mobile device to the MedlinePlus Mobile home page at http://m.medlineplus.gov/ and click on the Dictionary link to look up a word.  Many of the entries also feature audio pronunciation.

Looking for more resources accessible on your mobile phone?  Check out our library guide on Mobile Access (http://libguides.llu.edu/content.php?pid=82943&sid=615396)  or, from the Library Homepage (library.llu.edu), navigate to the Library Guides on the lefthand navigation bar.

Friday-lite links: interesting chatter from across the web

  • Trying to stay current with the oil spill conditions, or merely curious about the exact extent? Check out the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) GATOR map. It provides real time alerts, information, and updates on oil on Florida’s coastline. This GeoWeb application is an amazing example of the power of spatial technologies.

Happy Friday, and happy reading!

Free Online Resources

Looking for free online resources?  The library has compiled a list of free resources in the LibGuide, Free Online Journals, Books, & Databases.  Resources are separated into journals, books, and broadly by subjects; Pharmacy/Toxicology, Basic Sciences, Earth and Biological Sciences, and Science & Technology.

An example of a recent addition is the Environmental Science Digital Collection from the University of North Texas.  This resource contains several open access resources which strive for an accurate and balanced scientific view on environmental issues and their potential consequences.  It focuses on policy and includes information on climate change, emissions, land use, sustainable development, water issues and biodiversity from a wide range of countries.

Do you have a resource we don’t know about?  Add it in the comment area here, or in the LibGuide.

Never stumbled across our Libguides?  Look for a link to them from the left-hand side navigation bar from our homepage.