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Library newsletter for the Chemistry department.
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Library News Bites

Library Instruction Sessions

Just a reminder that I will be here summer semester.  If you need library instruction for any of your classes, please contact me to schedule a session.

For this newsletter, I thought I would highlight some of the library's databases.  You can access the following by going to the library's website (, clicking on Article Databases, selecting the first letter of the database of interest, and clicking on the database title.

Birds of North America-Contains information on birds in the United States and Canada.

FAITS: Faulkner Advisory on Info Tech StudiesFull-text online technology-related report database which covers a wide variety of topics including security, IT infrastructure, telecommunications, and the World Wide Web. 

JSTOR Plant Science-Plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials.

USGS National Geologic Map Database-U.S. Geological Survey database which includes a lexicon of geologic names of the U.S., a geologic map image database, and related resources.


Selected New Books



Call Number

Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 2013

Johnson, Mark et al (eds)


Flatland The Movie


QA699 .A13 2007

Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius

Capra, Fritjof

Q143.L5 C368 2013

Science Sifting: Tools for Innovation in Science and Technology

Dietert, Rodney R.

Q147 .D54 2013

The Language of Science Education: An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts in Science Teaching and Learning

McComas, William F. (ed)

Q181 .L36 2014

The Venomous Snakes and their Mimics of Panama and Costa Rica

Ray, Julie M.

QL654.5 .R39 2013

Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource

Sedlak, David

GB659.6 .S44 2014


Web Sites of Interest

National Science Foundation: Chemistry & Materials Classroom Resources

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a number of thematic areas dedicated to providing resources for educators interested in the physical and biological sciences. This particular collection brings together items related to chemistry, many of which come from the National Science Digital Library. The items here are introduced in a way that's familiar and friendly and topics include Chemistry Now and ChemTutor. Visitors can learn about the intended audience for each resource and also the types of educational material they can find within these digital pages, including videos and lesson plans. Visitors may sign up to receive updates when new materials are added to the site. [KMG]

Live Cams: Discovery Channel

With cameras operating in Alaska, Hudson Bay and other far-flung locales, the Discovery Channel's Live Cams page is a great resource for those who love nature in all of its manifestations. First-time visitors should check out the Alaska: The Last Frontier cams as they offer a rich look at this most fascinating state. The Shark Cam is a delight as well and features sharks in the National Aquarium, including black-tip sharks, zebra sharks, and more. The Penguin Cam is also quite fun and visitors can watch the behavior of rockhopper and African penguins at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. [KMG]


Mobento is a free online video platform that cuts through the dross that can be ubiquitous across the web. On the site, visitors can search through hundreds of videos dealing with technology, energy independence, anthropology, and much more. The videos are culled from high quality sources, such as NASA, Stanford University, and TED. This helpful application is compatible with all operating systems. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

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