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Innovation and Venture Capitals

September 22nd, 2016

Related to the LEAP Seminar on “Why Tech Venture Capitalists Are Flocking to Space” at the Hub on September 22, here are a few electronic books related to this topic:

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

ProQuest Natural Sciences Collection: for Earth, Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences

September 21st, 2016

ProQuest Natural Science Collection is a suite of databases containing full text of articles from peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, book chapters to trade magazines. Selected government reports and websites are also included.  A special feature is that tables and figures inside the articles have been indexed separately, so that they can be searched independent of their parent articles.  This is useful when searching specifically for maps, charts, or photos.

Click here to access the entire Natural Sciences Collection.   This collection covers a broad range of subjects, the default is to search the entire collection. However, it is also possible to search selected subsets that are specifically relevant to the Lab’s current interest. Click on any of the following links for the subset.

Subject scopes at a glance

Atmospheric science: 1974 to present

  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Climatology
  • General meteorology
  • Glaciology
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean-atmospherics
  • Upper atmosphere

Earth sciences: 1693 to present, including the GeoRef database

  • Geology: areal, economic, engineering, environmental, extraterrestrial, hydro, marine, structural, surficial
  • Geochemistry
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Seismology

Environmental sciences: 1960 to present

  • Energy
  • Geophysical & climate change
  • Global warming
  • Pollutions
  • Population studies
  • Sustainable development
  • Waste management

Other major subjects covered by the Natural Science collection include aquatic sciences, agriculture, biology and biotechnology, medical sciences, and toxicology.

Supplementary Journal Coverage

This collection includes full text from almost a thousand journals in the above subject areas.  JPL Library is not able to subscribe them individually, but we are happy to offer them through this database suite . The full text availability differs from journal to journal, and some of them are under a one-year embargo period, which means the full text of the article is available one year after the publication issue. Check the JPL Library A-Z list for specific coverage.

Customized presentations

Library staff are available to give customized demonstrations about this Natural Science Collection to your group or section. Please contact the Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov or ext 4-4200 to schedule a session.

 

RESOLVED - BEACON Express Authentication

September 20th, 2016

Earlier today (9/20/16) BEACON experienced authentication issues that prevented users from logging into BEACON Express. These issues have been resolved and BEACON Express is working as intended. If you continue to experience issues logging into BEACON Express, contact Marlon Hernandez at x4-9258. Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Technology and Ethics, Societal Impacts

September 9th, 2016

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.