Attention makers and DIYers: AccessScience has a new Maker Space with do-it-yourself science projects for all skill levels! From their announcement:
These hands-on projects come from McGraw-Hill Education’s TAB imprint–leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists. Each project includes a materials list, skill level, step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams and photographs. Projects include:
Pick a project and start making!
Credo Reference has added or updated the following 10 titles:
- World History Encyclopedia
- A Concise History of the Middle East
- Key Concepts in Water Resource Management
- Encyclopedia of Special Education
- 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture
- The Penguin Dictionary of Science
- The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography
- Routledge Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Foundations of Wildlife Diseases
- 100 Ideas that Changed Photography
Our Credo Reference collection now includes 751 reference ebooks and more than 3.5 million full text entries. Take a look!
If you’re looking for great nature photography, head over to Science Reference Center. In addition to hundreds of full-text science periodicals, ebooks, encyclopedias, essays, and videos, you’ll find an impressive collection of images. Here’s what EBSCO has to say about the recent expansion:
We are pleased to announce that Science Reference Center™ now features an additional 250,000 high-quality images, including stunning pictures of landscapes, plants, animals, rock formations, fungi and more from Nature Picture Library. Based in the U.K., Nature Picture Library provides photographs from more than 300 of the world’s best nature and wildlife photographers.
These images have been selected for inclusion in Science Image Collection, a database that accompanies Science Reference Center. The addition of Nature Picture Library brings the total number of images in Science Image Collection to more than 280,000. The collection also includes images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty and NASA as well as hundreds of proprietary illustrations, charts and graphs.
Take a look at some of the colorful new images now included in Science Reference Center:
Attention crossword puzzle, Words With Friends, and Scrabble players! Credo Reference has a Crossword Solver tool you’re going to love. It’s easy to use – just substitute question marks for the letters you’re missing and you’ll get a list of words that fit. Or enter all of your letters and you’ll get a set of anagrams, helpful for Words With Friends and Scrabble. Enjoy!
June 15-21 is National Men’s Health Week and June is Men’s Health Month. According to the CDC, only 46% of men met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity in 2010. Learn how men can reduce their risk of illness and stay healthy with books and ebooks from our collection.
Check out these sites for more information:
AccessScience has added lots of new content this month. There are new videos and animations on the following topics:
New briefings include:
- De-extinction of species
- Dissolved organic carbon in the deep ocean biodegrades after all
- Evaluations of homeopathy
- Induced earthquakes
- Mammoth cloning and de-extinction
- Trophic cascade
There are new articles:
- Citrus greening disease
- Computer virus
- Coral diseases
- Hippo pathway (developmental biology)
- Open-source software
And research reviews:
- Hepatitis C virus
- Microengineered hydrogels
- Polymers at surfaces
- Precast prestressed concrete pavement (PPCP)
- Synthesizing nanoparticles by mimicking nature
- Use of UAV drones to protect elephants
And finally, there’s a new curriculum map on Microbiology for instructors.