September 26, 2017

Medical Journals: JAMA Unveils Network Linking 10 AMA Journals

From American Medical News: The Journal of the American Medical Association and its specialty Archives journals are launching a new Web platform that makes it easier and faster for readers to navigate content from all 10 publications at once. Instead of each existing within its own virtual silo, The JAMA Network integrates the journals online. […]

Science Reference: New ‘Map of Life’ Project Aims to Show Distribution of all Plants, Animals on Planet

First Demonstration Release Now Online From the University of Colorado/Yale University: A research team involving Yale University and the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a first public demonstration version of its “Map of Life,” an ambitious Web-based endeavor designed to show the distribution of all living plants and animals on the planet. The demonstration […]

Reference: Encyclopedia of Life Reaches Historic “One Million Species Pages” Milestone

From the EOL: The Encyclopedia of Life has surged past one million pages of content with the addition of hundreds of thousands of new images and specimen data from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Launched in 2007 with the support of leading scientific organizations around the world, the Encyclopedia of Life […]

Reference Apps: UCSD Creates iPad App for Birders Named Visipedia

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: UC San Diego has developed a visual encyclopedia called Visipedia that’s initially meant to help birders to identify upwards of 500 species of North American birds. But it’s unclear whether this future iPad app is likely to become a hit. In an odd move, the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering […]

A New Collection of Digitized Historical Films from the National Library of Medicine

From the NLM News Release: The National Library of Medicine has produced a new digital collection, Tropical Disease Motion Pictures. The collection comprises 46 titles from the Library’s collections that illustrate the battle against tropical disease. The materials range from research documentaries, interviews with noted scientists, and public health education campaigns, to films shot on […]

Reference Guide: New Science Tracer Bullet Looks at Science and Technology in South Korea

“Science and Technology in South Korea” is the latest Tracer Bullet (12-2) from Science Reference Services at The Library of Congress. From the Scope Note: This bibliographic guide provides English language sources available in the Library of Congress on scientific and technological developments in South Korea from antiquity to the present. Officially known as the […]

New Science Reference Guide from LC: “Bioterrorism & Bio-Weapons: Curator’s Choice”

This recently published Science Reference Guide from the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress. It was compiled by Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D The guide provides citations and links to resources in three categories: Books Technical Reports Internet Resources See Also: Links to All Science Reference Guides

Science: Missouri Botanical Garden to Help Build Online Global Plant Database

From a St. Louis Public Radio Report: The Missouri Botanical Garden has announced plans to help build an online database of the world’s plants. Working with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and the New York Botanical Garden, the Missouri Botanical Garden will compile information on as many as 400,000 land […]

Unique Seashell Reference Collection Digitized by U. of Hawaii Museum Consortium, Images Available Online

From the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa: The University of Hawaiʻi Museum Consortium has completed the digitization of a unique natural science specimen collection from UH Mānoa’s Anthropology Department’s Archaeology laboratory. “The collection is fairly comprehensive for much of the archeological shell midden material commonly found in the Hawaiian landscape,” said Dr. Michael Thomas of the UH Museum Consortium. Beachcombers and […]

Science: The Royal Society Introduces Online Picture Library (Free)

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From an Introductory Blog Post: We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new online picture library containing digital images of paintings, photographs, drawings and prints held in our collections. Browse our special themed galleries or dive straight into the advanced search and explore by subject, date and more! [Clip] Pictures have been […]