Tag Archives: science

Patents for Fun and Research

Included in this post are search engines and portals where you have free access to patent documents from all over the world. They are best used for locating a patent document or full citation for an item you already know about. The tools listed in this post are not intended to research patentability or prior-art [...] Continue reading

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8 Math Talks to Blow Your Mind

We may all be going on holiday break, but I you are like me, learning does not stop. This new list of TED math talks are both educational and fun to watch. You needn’t be a mathematician to enjoy them, really :-) Supplemented here are a handful of books from our library collection or other [...] Continue reading

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Write Your CV in LaTeX!

Today I’m going to convince you to write your CV or resume in . If you are not familiar with LaTeX, this is a great way to dig into learning it! Open up your favorite TeX editor. I use TeXnicCenter (Windows), TeXworks (Mac/Windows/Linux), and Kile (Linux), but there’s lots of them out there. What I [...] Continue reading

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – December 2012

Unaccountable:  What Hospitals Won’t Tell You & How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care Matthews-Fuller Library – Consumer Health  R727.4 .M35 2012   Studying A Study & Testing A Test: Reading Evidence-Based Health Research Matthews-Fuller Library R118.6 .R54 2013   Smart Surgeons Sharp Decisions: Cognitive Skills To Avoid Errors & Achieve Results Matthews-Fuller Library RD31.5 .S57 [...] Continue reading

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December 3rd Debriefing from Kresge Library

There are lots of interesting events and science-related news in the media lately. Here’s just a small snapshot: Events Gear Up! is taking place in MacLean (12/3) and the Life Sciences Center (12/5) this week: more info AGU Fall Meeting (12/3-12/6) is live streaming some of their key sessions: more info Tree Lighting on the [...] Continue reading

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10 Influential Popular Science Books

For your reading pleasure during the upcoming Intersession, this post features influential popular science books as selected by the New Scientist reader community. On the origin of species (print), (ebook), (1876) (Darwin Manuscripts Project) A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes, by Stephen Hawking (1988) The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins (1989) The [...] Continue reading

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Bibliometrics and Author Disambiguation Tools

This past weekend I attended an unconference of science, technology, and engineering librarians, called STELLA. The idea behind an unconference is that the participants set the agenda on the day(s) of the meeting(s). I attended 4 very lively sessions over two days. Here are a few highlights from the Bibliometrics and Author Disambiguation session. The [...] Continue reading

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