EBSCO recently announced the launch of GreenFILE, a new database covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database includes full-text articles from selected journals and magazines.
This database is also available in a free version, but with limited full-text articles from open access journals only.
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) provides access to some of its research data online through the DOE Data Explorer. This web portal makes scientific data, including: "computer simulations, numeric data files, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, and scientific images" available to interested researchers.
From the DDE site: "The DOE Data Explorer includes a database of citations prepared by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) based on the information found at data-hosting Web sites. It is intended to be particularly useful to students, the public, and to researchers who are new to a field or looking for experimental or observational data outside their normal field of expertise."
The site features a data search tool and the ability to browse by title, content type, DOE Data Center, DOE User Facility, sponsor, or subject category. Many of the datasets include search and analysis tools developed by the data owners.
Web of Science has introduced a new feature that allows users to visualize the forward and backward citations of an article. According to the press release, "The citation mapping tool tracks an article?s cited and citing references through two generations, allowing researchers to visually discover an article?s wider relationships."
This feature joins other Web of Science tools such as Citation Alerts, Citation Reports, and Related Records based on shared references.
UC Berkeley has switched its access to the Applied Science & Technology Full Text database to WilsonWeb.
This new platform offers many benefits:
Applied Science & Technology Full Text indexes over 400 journals, magazines, and trade publications in the applied sciences. It includes full-text articles from selected journals since 1997.
Our access to this database via the old WebSPIRS platform expires on July 15.