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100 Most Discussed Articles in 2016

December 16th, 2016

Altmetric is a company that tracks the number of times an academic journal article has been mentioned or discussed by mainstream news channels, social media, blogs, and the like. It provides a way to measure the immediate reach of journal articles t various audiences. Compared to citations by other journal articles, which would take a least another six months to a year, it is an alternative metrics, thus for its name.  Altmetric has been around since 2011, and every year it lists the 100 most discussed articles (top scored) of the previous 12 months.  Here is the 2016 list:

Here are a few that would be of interest to JPLers:

Ebooks on Exoplanets

November 30th, 2016

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  Our licenses with publishers prohibits redistribution, so if you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download their own copies. For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.

Ebooks on Space Flights: Past and Future

November 30th, 2016

Looking into future:

Past to Present:

Apollo Program

Russia and China

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  Our licenses with publishers prohibits redistribution, so if you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download their own copies. For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.

Communications Skills for Engineers and Scientists

November 17th, 2016

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  Our licenses with publishers prohibits redistribution, so if you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download their own copies. For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.