Thursday, January 28, 2010

New tool: Search inside reference books

Search the indexes and article titles from nearly 20,000 online and print reference books (encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etc.) with Reference Universe!

If the UW-Madison libraries have online access to the e-book, you'll get a direct link. Or, if we have the book in print, you'll get a link to the MadCat library catalog record. For books we don't own, put in a request through Library Express Article & Book Delivery for a scanned PDF copy of the pages you need.

Some of the books you can now search inside:
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

  • Armitage's Garden Perennials: A Color Encyclopedia
  • Bulbs for the Rock Garden
  • Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science

  • Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology

  • The Cultural History of Plants

  • Destructive and Useful Insects: Their Habits and Control

  • Dictionary of Agriculture
  • A Dictionary of Plant Pathology

  • A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

  • Encyclopaedia of Seed Production of World Crops

  • Encyclopedia of Agriculture, Food, and Biological Engineering
  • Encyclopedia of Entomology

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
  • Encyclopedia of Microbiology

  • Encyclopedia of Pest Management

  • Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science

  • Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology

  • Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment
  • Encyclopedia of Virology

  • Entomology: A Guide to Information Resources

  • Field Crop Diseases Handbook

  • Foliage Plant Diseases: Diagnosis and Control
  • Fungi on Plants and Plant Products in the United States

  • The Garden Plants of China

  • The Glory of Gardens: 2,000 Years of Writings on Garden Design

  • Glossary of Crop Science Terms
  • Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology
  • Handbook of Vegetable Pests

  • Insect Sounds and Communication: Physiology, Behaviour, Ecology, and Evolution

  • Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity

  • Latin American Insects and Entomology

  • The Literature of Crop Science

  • Magill's Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life

  • Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

  • Maples for Gardens: A Color Encyclopedia

  • Minor Oil Crops

  • North American Horticulture: A Reference Guide

  • Our Earth's Changing Land: an Encyclopedia of Land-use and Land-cover Change

  • Oxford Companion to Gardens

  • Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940
  • Slash-and-burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives

  • Weeds and Words: The Etymology of the Scientific Names of Weeds and Crops

  • Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook
  • Women in Agriculture: A Guide to Research
Related tools:
  • Google Books - Search inside 1000s of books, including many from the UW-Madison. Also, read or download the full text of those that are out-of-copyright or otherwise in the public domain. Click "Find in a library" on the left to search WorldCat for a copy to check out from the UW or to borrow through Library Express Article & Book Delivery.

  • - Available for some books: Look Inside, Search Inside, First Sentence, Capitalized Phrases, Statistically Improbable Phrases, Citations / Cited By, Concordance (word frequency clouds), Readability, Complexity, Number of Characters / Words / Sentences, and Words per Dollar / Ounce.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Refworks interface coming!

  • New user interface for RefWorks to be launched first quarter 2010
  • Current version will still be available for at least 6 months after launch

Refworks is an online research citation management tool that…

  • Gathers references from article databases while you search
  • Formats manuscripts and citations in a variety of styles (APA, etc.)
  • Organizes a personal database of references, images, links, notes, tags, and PDFs
  • Allows you to share references with colleagues around the world

The UW-Madison libraries subscribe to Refworks for all students, staff and faculty. Alumni can maintain perpetual access to their accounts after graduation.

Other research management tools include Endnote, Zotero, and Papers.

Proquest maintenance: 1/30-1/31

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on January 30, 2010 for twelve (12) hours.

The window will take place from Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 9:00pm Central Time to Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 9:00am Central Time.

The following library subscriptions will be unavailable during these windows:

  • ProQuest platform databases, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, and American Periodicals Series

  • Genealogy and local history databases including African American Heritage, Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, ProQuest Obituaries, and Digital Sanborn Maps

  • Community of Science (COS) websites

  • UMI products including ProQuest Digital Microfilm and online dissertation sites

Monday, January 25, 2010

More renewals on interlibrary loan books

When you request an interlibrary loan item from another University of Wisconsin System library ("universal borrowing"), you will now be allowed up to two renewals. The previous limit was one renewal.

Search the UW System Search online library catalog to find books and other items at these campuses:
  • UW Colleges
  • UW-Eau Claire
  • UW-Green Bay
  • UW-LaCrosse
  • UW-Madison (including Wisconsin Historical Society Library)
  • UW-Milwaukee
  • UW-Oshkosh
  • UW-Platteville
  • UW-River Falls
  • UW-Stevens Point
  • UW-Stout
  • UW-Superior
  • UW-Whitewater
  • Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
Click "Place Requests" to request an item to be sent to your chosen library at the UW-Madison.

This policy does not apply to interlibrary loan items requested via WorldCat or Library Express from institutions other than those listed above.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New online books!

UW-Madison Libraries have just inked a deal to offer hundreds more e-books on Elsevier's ScienceDirect, including:

A Practical Approach to Water Conservation for Commercial and Industrial Facilities

Advances in Experimental Biology
Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Advances in Potato Chemistry and Technology

Agroecological Economics
Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health
Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes (Fifth Edition)
Bioconjugate Techniques (Second Edition)

Biological Inorganic Chemistry
British Mycological Society Symposia Series

Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biology of 1-3 Beta Glucans and Related Polysaccharides
Citrus Fruit
Climate Change
Comprehensive Biochemistry

Computer Vision Technology for Food Quality Evaluation
Crop Physiology

Database Archiving
Desert Olive Oil Cultivation
Developments in Environmental Science
Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment
Developments in Soil Science
Ecological Understanding (Second Edition)

Electrochemical Sensors, Biosensors and their Biomedical Applications
Embedded Systems

Encyclopedia of Insects (Second Edition)
Environmental Geochemistry

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology (Second Edition)
Eukaryotic Transcription Factors (Fifth edition)
Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis
Forest Ecosystems (Third Edition)

Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology (Second Edition)
Future Energy
Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages

Handbook of Agricultural Economics
Handbook of Glycomics

Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications

Hierarchical Modeling and Inference in Ecology
Information Modeling and Relational Databases (Second Edition)
Infrared Spectroscopy for Food Quality Analysis and Control
Insect Immunology

Insect Resistance Management
Instrumentation Reference Book (Fourth Edition)

Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Major Accidents to the Environment
Methods in Enzymology
Microbial Glycobiology
Microscope Image Processing

Modern Biopolymer Science
Mycorrhizal Symbiosis (Third Edition)
Mycotoxins in Fruits and Vegetables

Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety
Nitrogen in the Environment (Second Edition)
Optical Biosensors (Second Edition)
Origin and Evolution of Viruses (Second Edition)
Paleobotany (Second Edition)
Perspectives for Agroecosystem Management
Pesticide Risk Assessment in Rice Paddies
Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology (Fourth Edition)
Physiological Systems in Insects (Second Edition)

Physiology of Woody Plants (Third Edition)
Postharvest Handling (Second Edition)
Principles of Biomedical Informatics
Quantitative Ecology (Second Edition)
Radioactivity in the Environment
Renewable Energy Conversion, Transmission and Storage
Science and the Media
Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist
Soilless Culture
Spectroscopy and Modeling of Biomolecular Building Blocks
Starch (Third Edition)
Statistical Aspects of the Microbiological Examination of Foods (Second Edition)
Terrestrial Ecology
The Manual of Scientific Style
The Produce Contamination Problem
The Triazine Herbicides
Theoretical Ecology Series
Urban Energy Transition
Waste Management for the Food Industries
What Can Nanotechnology Learn From Biotechnology?
Wine Science (Third Edition)
Wine Tasting (Second Edition)