A new page has been added to the BEACON web site: “Recent JPL Publications.” This page list papers published by JPL staff members during the most four weeks, links to full text articles are provided whenever possible.
The references are gathered from the Web of Science database. In addition to this page, JPL Library also maintains a “JPL Authors Database”, where journal and meeting papers from JPL authors from 2000 on can be found.
If you have questions or comments about the Recent JPL Publications page, the JPL Authors Database, or Web of Science, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at ext 4-4200, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. Title 14, Aeronautics and Space, covers NASA. A direct link can be found on the BEACON Search Page, under Specialized Database.
Compendex, the database for references in engineering and technology journal and meeting papers, has expanded its coverage for more conference proceedings. According to the publisher’s news release, it has added more than 1,000 conference titles, 6,000 conference events, and more than 400,000 conference papers from 2005 to the present!
For the past four to five years, conference papers account for about half of all references added to the Compendex database. This conference-based content focused on disciplines such as engineering, computer science and some aspects of physics, where authors tend to present their findings at major conferences and move on, without submitting papers to academic journals. More conferences took place outside the United States, especially those in Europe and Australia, have been added, broadening the international coverage of Compendex.
For more information about Compendex or any other JPL Library resource, please contact the Library at ext 4-4200, email email@example.com, or leave a comment below.
Do you know who was Augusta Ada Byron? Valentina Tereshkova? Ruby Payne-Scott? Do you want to encourage more women in science and technology fields? March is Women’s History Month. Here is a list of electronic books on women in science, technology and leadership. They can be downloaded and moved to your mobile devices for personal reading. If you want to recommend some of these books to your colleagues, please ask them to download the books themselves.
- Ada: A Life and A Legacy, 1987
- Girls Coming to Tech!: A History of American Engineering Education for Women, 2013
- Iris Runge: a life at the crossroads of mathematics, science, and industry, 2012
- Recoding gender : women’s changing participation in computing, 2012
- Digital dead end: fighting for social justice in the information age, 2011
- Gender codes:why women are leaving computing, 2010
- Under the Radar: The First Woman in Radio Astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott, 2010
- Women and information technology : research on underrepresentation, 2008
- Women in Early British and Irish Astronomy: Stars and Satellites, 2009
- Women in Space: following Valentina, 2005
- Woman’s guide to navigating the Ph.D in engineering and science, 2001
There are additional printed books on women in the various scientific and technology fields, and leadership and management skills for women in the workplace. Come to the Hub (111-104) to see a current display and check out the books.