Science and Technology Resources: A Guide for Information Professionals and Researchers

Overview

Providing cutting-edge practices and tools in library and information science as well as a historical perspective on science and technology resources, Science and Technology Resources: A Guide for Information Professionals and Researchers begins with an overview of the nature of sci-tech literature, the information-seeking behavior of scientists and engineers, and an examination of the research cycle. Each of the 12 chapters focuses on a specific format, showcasing specific ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $40.47   
  • New (5) from $55.18   
  • Used (2) from $40.47   
Sending request ...

Overview

Providing cutting-edge practices and tools in library and information science as well as a historical perspective on science and technology resources, Science and Technology Resources: A Guide for Information Professionals and Researchers begins with an overview of the nature of sci-tech literature, the information-seeking behavior of scientists and engineers, and an examination of the research cycle. Each of the 12 chapters focuses on a specific format, showcasing specific examples and representative resources in current practice.

This practical guide will be invaluable to librarians, information specialists, engineering and science professionals, and students interested in acquiring a practical knowledge of science and technology resources. The comprehensive subject bibliographies provide a sci-tech library administrator with the resources to develop and maintain an effective science, technology, and engineering collection.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Two experienced librarians and authors have written a guide to the literature of science and technology. . . . A timely resource to add to reference collections and to the library science curriculum."

-

Booklist Online

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591588016
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 145
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Introduction to the Literature of Science and Technology 1

2 Scientific and Technical Communication 5

Professional Associations and Societies 5

Historical Review 6

The Research Information Cycle 8

Information-Seeking Behaviors of Engineers and Scientists 10

3 Journals 15

Types of Journals 16

Reviews 18

Journal Publishers 19

Proliferation of the Journal 20

Budgeting for Journals 25

Pricing Factors 25

Review Sources 26

Journal Bundling, Also Known as Aggregator Database 30

JSTOR: A Hybrid Example of Journal Service 31

Electronic Access vs. Traditional Access 31

The Open Access Movement 32

Institutional Repositories (IR) 34

Why an IR? 34

4 Specialized Databases 41

The Database Selection Process 44

General Sci-Tech Databases 49

5 Current Awareness and Web 2.0 Tools 53

Web 2.0 Tools 55

RSS Feeds 56

Blogging 57

Wikis and Google Docs 58

Publishers' Gateways (Nature Publishing) 59

6 Conferences and Society Meetings and Directories 63

Conferences and Society Meetings 63

Directories 69

7 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 73

Dictionaries 73

Encyclopedias 81

8 Handbooks, Tables, and Manuals 91

Handbooks 91

Tables 92

Manuals 92

9 Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright 97

Patents 97

Why Search Patents? 99

What Is a Patent? 102

Types of Patents: Utility Patents, Design Patents, and Plant Patents 103

Parts of a Patent 106

The Seven Steps to Searching the Patent Literature 107

10 Standards and Specifications 125

More about Stakeholders 129

Types of Standards and Their Elements 129

Standards Collections 132

Standards Education 133

11 Grey Literature and Technical Reports 137

Grey Literature 137

Technical Reports 139

Government-Sponsored Reports 142

Privately Funded Reports 142

Academia-Generated Research Reports 143

12 Biographical Resources 147

Biographies in Collected Works 148

Biographical Information in Dictionaries 154

Biographies in Encyclopedias 154

Biographical Information in Festschriften 154

Biographical Information in Journals and Newspapers 154

Information in Membership Directories 155

Individual and Collective Biographies of Scientists in Books 155

Bibliographies of Biographical Information 156

Appendix: Subject Bibliographies 161

Anatomy and Physiology 163

Astronomy 166

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology 170

Bioengineering 173

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 176

Botany 179

Chemical Engineering 182

Chemistry 186

Civil Engineering 192

Computer Science and Information Technology 196

Electrical Engineering 199

Environmental Engineering 202

Environmental Science 206

General Biology and Natural History 211

General Engineering 215

General Science 219

Genetics, Developmental Biology, and Evolutionary Biology 223

General Technology and Inventions 227

Geology 231

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 235

Industrial Engineering 239

Mathematics 242

Materials Science Engineering 248

Mechanical Engineering 252

Meteorology 255

Microbiology 258

Nutrition and Food Science 261

Physics 266

Zoology 270

Index 273

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)