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Energy Citations Database

Energy Citations Database

http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/

The Energy Citations Database (ECD) provides free access to over 2.6 million science research citations with continued growth through regular updates.  There are over 221,000 electronic documents, primarily from 1943 forward, available via the database.  Citations and documents are made publicly available by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 

ECD includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, and computer science.  It includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

Reprinted from:

INTERNET RESOURCES NEWSLETTER
The free, monthly, newsletter for academics, students, engineers, scientists and social scientists.
Heriot-Watt University Library
ISSN: 1361-9381

Latest issue: http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/irn176/irn176.html

STS Colloquium Series

Department of Science, Technology and Society
Fall 2009 Colloquium Series

Speaker:   Arne Kaijser, Professor of Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
Title:   Technology and the Making of Contemporary Europe: Learning from the Tensions of Europe Project 
Date:   Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Time:   3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location:   Rodman Room (A207), Thornton Hall

Abstract:
Arne Kaijser will describe the Tensions of Europe project, a collaborative undertaking that explores ways to study transnational European history with a focus on the role of technology as a force of change.  Kaisjer will also tell us about his current research on the development of a European gas grid and the export of Soviet gas to Western Europe during the Cold War.

Brief Bio:
Arne Kaijser is a professor of History of Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and the current president of the Society for the History of Technology.  Kaijser has written extensively about the history of large technological systems, with specific projects on energy and information technology.   He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Technology and Centaurus.

Database of the Week: Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

This multidisciplinary database provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences, including energy resources, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, water resource issues and waste management.  Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications from 1967 to the present.

Deep Indexing

ProQuest Deep Indexing: Environmental Sciences supplements the Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database and related files with access to deep indexing for tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature for selected records.  Records from the database appear with searches of the Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database and related databases to provide an additional path for discovery.

For additional information, please see the ProQuest Deep Indexing: Environmental Sciences factsheet.  You can learn more about this database from its Factsheet or begin searching the database at CSA Illumina.

The Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Database is one of many information resources brought to you by the Brown Science and Engineering Library!  Ask for a demonstration of this database or about other resources that can help you work faster, smarter and better!

(Use of this database from this address restricted to University of Virginia users only.  Please contact a librarian for assistance, if you are having trouble connecting.)

Database of the Week: ACS Publications

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most cited peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences.  In addition to 34 research journals, the society also publishes the premier weekly newsmagazine of the chemical enterprise, Chemical & Engineering News.  With the ACS Journal Archives, ACS Publications provides searchable access to over 130 years of original research in chemistry, including more than 750,000 articles dating back to the inaugural volume of the Journal of the American Chemical Society in 1879.

The peer-reviewed journals of ACS publish cutting-edge articles across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines—agricultural science, biotechnology, analytical chemistry, applied chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, chemical biology, chemical engineering, computer science, crystallography, energy and fuels, food science, environmental science, inorganic and nuclear chemistry, material science, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmacology, physical chemistry, plant sciences, polymer science, and toxicology.

You can learn more about this database from its About Us page or begin searching the database at ACS Publications.

The ACS Publications Database is one of many information resources brought to you by the Brown Science and Engineering Library!  Ask for a demonstration of this database or about other resources that can help you work faster, smarter and better!

(Use of this database from this address restricted to University of Virginia users only.  Please contact a librarian for assistance, if you are having trouble connecting.)

Sustainable Energy Future Speaker Series

A Strategic Perspective on the “Biology” of Smart Grid by Clement Chen

Smart grid is commonly viewed as the “internetization” of the electric power system that promises to help enable a sustainable energy future.  The question that is not often asked is what happens when millions of new entities join the grid as “micro” utilities and start interacting with an infrastructure that is becoming highly networked with ever-increasing automation.  This trend points to an environment that may become increasingly “biological” and lend itself to unintended consequences.

This talk will occur on Friday October 9, 2009 at 3 PM in room 205 of the Mechanical Engineering Building.  The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

Sustainable Energy Future – Speaker Series

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the first lecture in the SAIC- Sustainable Energy Future – Speaker Series, Friday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering building, rm. 205: 

Visions for a Sustainable Energy Future – Mark Gabriel, SAIC senior VP and principal

These are exciting—and challenging—times for society and the energy industry as demand grows, expectation of reduced carbon increases and critical infrastructure is revamped to serve the digital 21st century.  Based on Visions for a Sustainable Energy Future (Fairmont Press) the winner of the 2009 Indie Excellence Award for Environmental Publishing, author Mark Gabriel explains the five megatrends, or “destinies,” and their impact on society, industry and planning.

 Subsequent energy lectures on Oct 9, Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 will also be held at 3 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering building, rm. 205.  The final lecture will be held Dec. 4 in Rm. 50 at the Darden School of Business.  For more information contact: 924-3310

This event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Lighter than Air

The Knovel Library contains hundreds of full-text online resources in a wide variety of science and engineering disciplines, as well as innovative research and analysis tools for using them. Here is one of the latest items to appear in the Knovel Library:

Alternative Fuels – The Future of Hydrogen (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Fairmont Press, Inc
Subject Area: Sustainable Energy and Development

Description: The Second Edition of this pioneering work addresses emerging factors affecting energy production and use, including the availability and desirability of various fuels.  The text provides extensive discussion on hydrogen sources, both solar and nuclear, and fuel cell technology, as well as on other alternative fuels such as biomass, and wind power.   The book delves into cost analysis, regulatory issues, barriers to implementation, conversion and storage systems, thermodynamic efficiency, fuel chain efficiency, air emission issues, and safety.  The book also covers natural gas, hydrogen gas, methanol, ethanol, and steam reforming.


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