at Parks Library?
Compiled by Andrea L. Dinkelman, Subject Librarian for EEOB and GDCB
152 Parks Library, 294-6943, email@example.com
1. Happy New Year from Your Librarian!
2. New Books at Parks Library
3. New Journals - ACS Chemical Biology, Journal of Proteome Research, Vectors & Parasites
4. Online Renewal Now Available!
5. Save these Dates! - NCBI Mini-courses return!
6. Websites of Interest
1. Happy New Year from Your Librarian!
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great semester break. In addition to serving as the EEOB and GDCB subject librarian, I will also be serving as the subject librarian for the Department of Animal Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine. I'll be maintaining two offices, and I tenatively plan to be at Parks Library all day on Tuesday and Thursday and most likely, part of Friday.
If you are planning on including any research assignments in your courses this semester, please contact me if you are interested in having me provide instruction to your class. If you are a graduate student and would like to know more about the resources at Parks Library, please contact me via emai and we can schedule an appointment.
Have a great semester!
Assistant Professor/Science & Technology Librarian
2. New Books at Parks Library
Science - General
Q125 H263 2007 The
story of science : Einstein adds a new dimension /
Q125 .T574 2007 Science talk : changing notions of science in American popular culture /
Women and Science
Q130 N55x 2003 New formulas for America's workforce : girls in science and engineering.
Q130 .T73 2007 Transforming science and engineering : advancing academic women /
Q130 .W385 2007 Women in science : a social and cultural history /
Q130 W652 2007 Women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics : upping the numbers /
Q173 F59 2007 Present at the future : from evolution to nanotechnology, candid and controversial conversations on science and nature /
Q173 O64x 2007 The Open laboratory : best science writing on blogs 2006 /
Q180.55 M3 H37 2007 Collaborative research and development projects : a practical guide /
Q180.55 M4 T76 2007 Research methods knowledge base /
Q183.3 A1 S3515 2007 Science and the university /
QH26 G53 2007 "Good observers of nature" : American women and the scientific study of the natural world, 1820-1885 /
Genetics - Bioinformatics - Evolution
QH31 V385 A3 2007 A life decoded : my genome, my life /
QH75 B498 2007 Wetland drainage, restoration, and repair /
QH75 O94 2007 Introduction to modeling in wildlife and resource conservation /
QH76.5 T2 J64 2007 Rivers under siege : the troubled saga of West Tennessee's wetlands /
QH83 A93 2007 Automated taxon identification in systematics : theory, approaches and applications /
QH102 T47 2007 Unnatural landscapes : tracking invasive species /
QH104.5 S58 D79 2007 Dry borders : great natural reserves of the Sonoran desert /
QH105 O3 H93x 1997 Hydrologic disturbance and response of aquatic biota in Big Darby Creek Basin, Ohio /
QH313.5.F67 N66 2008 Nonhuman DNA typing : theory and casework applications /
QH323.5 C67 2007 The statistical analysis of recurrent events /
QH323.5 I5646 2006 BIOMAT 2006 : International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology, Manaus, Brazil, 27-30 November 2006 /
QH323.5 K7 2007 Modelling, analysis and optimization of biosystems /
QH323.5 .M623 2007 Modeling biology : structures, behavior, evolution /
QH324.2 .Y42 2008 Bioinformatics : a practical approach /
QH324.2 Z84 2008 Understanding bioinformatics /
QH324.8 S56x 2007 Single-cell-based models in biology and medicine /
QH361 .B76 2007 Evolution : a historical perspective /
QH361 .Y695 2007 The discovery of evolution /
QH366.2 .A95 2007 On evolution /
QH366.2 I52 2007 Integrating evolution and development : from theory to practice /
QH367.5 H27 2008 Phylogenetic trees made easy : a how-to manual /
QH371.3 M37 R43 2007 Reconstructing evolution : new mathematical and computational advances /
QH431 .E615 2007 A guinea pig's history of biology /
QH438.4 S73 W8 2007 Statistical genetics of quantitative traits : linkage, maps, and QTL /
QH438.7 G52 2007 Anthropology and the new genetics /
QH442 H375x 2007 Enhancing evolution : the ethical case for making better people /
QH442 T54 2007 Tinkering : the microevolution of development /
QH442.2 .H69 2007 Gene cloning and manipulation /
QH442.6 S36x 2007 Understanding genes and GMOs /
QH447 A63 2007 Aquaculture genome technologies /
QH447 C656x 2007 Computational genomics : current methods /
QH447 M35 2007 Methods for computational gene prediction /
QH450.2 C35 2006 Integrated genomics : a discovery-based laboratory course /
QH452.8 N83x 2007 Nucleic acids hybridization : modern applications /
QH453 P745x 2007 Principles of developmental genetics /
QH505 S449 2007 Methods in molecular biophysics : structure, dynamics, function /
QH506 S828 2007 Structural approaches to sequence evolution : molecules, networks, populations /
QH508 B558 2007 Biology and control theory : current challenges /
QH541 E3197 2007 Ecosystem
engineers : plants to protists /
QH541 F697 2007 Ecology /
QH541.15 B56 S43x 2007 Scaling biodiversity /
QH541.15 E19 W65x 2007 Estuarine ecohydrology /
QH541.15 M3 K636x 2007 Modelling for field biologists and other interesting people /
QH541.15 M64 N377 2005 Air, water and soil quality modelling for risk and impact assessment /
QH541.15 S68 S74 2007 Stable isotopes as indicators of ecological change /
QH541.2 P696 2006 The human experiment : two years and twenty minutes inside Biosphere 2 /
QH541.5.P63 C35 2008 Science and conservation of vernal pools in Northeastern North America /
QH541.5.P7 C35 2007 California grasslands : ecology and management /
QH541.5 S7 S96 2006 Landscape influences on stream habitats and biological assemblages : proceedings of the Symposium on Influences of Landscape on Stream Habitat and Biological Communities held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 25-26 August 2004 /
QH541.5 W3 B63x 2007 Body size : the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems /
QH545.W3 N45 2008 Environmental degradation and transformation of organic chemicals /
QK46.5 H85 C58 2007 Aboriginal people and their plants /
QK86 U6 C43 2007 Field
guide to the rare plants of Georgia /
QK95 P548 2008 Plant systematics : a phylogenetic approach /
QK149 .H38 2007 Trees of the California landscape : a photographic manual of native and ornamental trees /
QK149 .T44 2007 Terrestrial vegetation of California /
QK169 T56 2007 Wildflowers of Mississippi /
QK183 .R56 2007 The plants of Pennsylvania : an illustrated manual /
QK194 C635x 2006 Prairie plants of the University of Wisconsin--Madison Arboretum /
QK477.2 I4 W55 2007 Identifying trees : an all-season guide to Eastern North America /
QK494.5 P66 L35 2007 The bristlecone book : a natural history of the world's oldest trees /
QK495.B25 M67 2007 Impatiens : the vibrant world of Busy Lizzies, Balsams, and Touch-me-nots /
QK495 C199 D57 2007 Viburnums : flowering shrubs for every season /
QK495.C74 K39 2008 Biology and chemistry of Jeruslaem artichoke : helianthus tuberosus L. /
QK495.L52 A567 2007 Beans : a history /
QK495 L72 G47 2007 Calochortus : Mariposa lilies & their relatives /
QK495 M8 C45 2007 Eremophila and allied genera : a monograph of the plant family Myoporaceae /
QK495 O64 B7389 2007 Wild orchids of the Northeast : New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey /
QK495 O64 O55 2007 Orchid biotechnology /
QK569 D54 N68x 2007 Bacillariophyceae from karstic wetlands in Mexico /
QK601 .S49 2007 Sex in fungi : molecular determination and evolutionary implications /
QK603 F66 2007 Food mycology : a multifaceted approach to fungi and food /
QK657 N43 2007 Nectaries and nectar /
QK711.2 N58 2007 Nitric oxide in plant growth, development and stress physiology /
QK725 C374 2007 The cell cycle control and plant development /
QK731 .G32 2007 Plant patterning : structural and molecular genetic aspects /
QK761 R49 2007 Rhythms in plants : phenomenology, mechanisms, and adaptive significance /
QK867 M56x 2007 Mineral nutrition and plant disease /
QK882 A66 2007 The apoplast of higher plants: compartment of storage, transport and reactions : the significance of the apoplast for the mineral nutrition of higher plants /
QK898.A43 C45 2007 Cell diagnostics : images, biophysical and biochemical processes in allelopathy /
QK898 S8 S85 2007 Sulfur in plants : an ecological perspective /
QK901 K34 2007 Plants and vegetation : origins, processes, consequences /
QK938 F6 T695 2007 Trees at their upper limit : treelife limitation at the Alpine timberline /
QK981 G48513 2007 Functional plant genomics /
QK981.4 R428x 2007 Regulation of gene expression in plants : the role of transcript structure and processing /
QL31.P45 C37 2007 Roger Tory Peterson : a biography /
QL84.22.N47 M35 2007 Golden wings and hairy toes : encounters with New England's most imperiled wildlife /
QL85 K66 2007 Knowing animals /
QL86 M39 2007 Invasive terrestrial animals /
QL122.2 M376 2007 Invasive aquatic and wetland animals /
QL157.M52 R37 2007 Wildlife of the Mid-Atlantic : a complete reference manual /
QL169 W58 2007 Florida's living beaches : a guide for the curious beachcomber /
QL364 I59 2007 Invertebrate neurobiology /
QL435 .E96 2007 Evolutionary ecology of social and sexual systems : crustaceans as model organisms /
QL552 A36x 2006 Butterflies of British Columbia /
QL639.1 F58x 2007 Fish respiration and environment /
QL731 A1 S88 2006 Field guide to the larger mammals of Africa /
QL737 C22 C363 2004 Canids : foxes, wolves, jackals, and dogs : status survey and conservation action plan /
QL737 C22 W6477 2003 Wolves : behavior, ecology, and conservation /
QL737.C432 W48 2007 In defense of dolphins : the new moral frontier /
QL739.23 J64 2007 Essential reproduction /
QL754 .W55 2008 No way home : the decline of the world's great animal migrations /
QL756.5 .F665 2007 Foraging : behavior and ecology /
QL761 B37 2007 Courtship : an ethological study /
QL785 R39x 2007 Animal intelligence : from individual to social cognition /
Amphibians - Reptiles - Lizards - Snakes
QL641 .W35 2007 The ecology & behavior of amphibians /
QL651 B378 2006 Guide and reference to the amphibians of eastern and central North America (north of Mexico) /
QL653 N7 A47 2007 The amphibians and reptiles of New York State : identification, natural history, and conservation /
QL666 C539 P75 2006 The alligator snapping turtle : biology and conservation /
QL666 L2 L569 2007 Lizard ecology : the evolutionary consequences of foraging mode /
QL666 O6 M338x 2007 The new encyclopedia of snakes /
QL676.57 N7 W45 2007 Birder's conservation handbook : 100 North American birds at risk /
QL682 .W45 2007 Of a feather : a brief history of American birding /
QL684 T4 E93 2006 Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas coast /
QL687 C8 G37x 2007 The birds of Costa Rica : a field guide /
QL690 G7 M36x 2007 Manx bird atlas : an atlas of breeding and wintering birds on the Isle of Man : April 1998 to March 2003 /
QL690.G8 A76 2007 Birds in the ancient world from A to Z /
QL693.5 R63x 2007 Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand, 1999-2004 /
QL696 C52 S46x 2005 The great blues /
QL696 C53 M65 2006 Return of the condor : the race to save our largest bird from extinction /
Anatomy - Physiology - Neuroscience
QM28 M66x 2007 Body
of work : meditations on mortality from the human anatomy lab /
QP81 U77 2006 What sustains life? : consilient mechanisms for protein-based machines and materials /
QP81.5 S53 2007 Sex, size, and gender roles : evolutionary studies of sexual size dimorphism /
QP82 K34 2007 Physiological ecology : how animals process energy, nutrients, and toxins /
QP85 F466 2007 The biology of human longevity : inflammation, nutrition, and aging in the evolution of lifespans /
QP105 W346 2007 Applied biofluid mechanics /
QP356.25 B728 2007 Brain aging : models, methods, and mechanisms /
QP360.5 B52 2007 Best of the brain from Scientific American /
QP383.15 M55 2006 The visual brain in action /
QP624.5 D726 D637x 2007 DNA microarrays : current applications /
QP624.5 D726 M5143 2007 Microarray technology through applications /
QP625 N89 A534 2007 Ancestral sequence reconstruction /
Microbiology - Immunology - Virology
QR41.2 B88 2007 Burton's
microbiology for the health sciences /
QR46 M35 2007 Medical microbiology : a guide to microbial infections : pathogenesis, immunity, laboratory diagnosis and control /
QR46 M585 2007 The microbiology bench companion /
QR57 .S24 2007 Good germs, bad germs : health and survival in a bacterial world /
QR175 M39x 2007 Invasive microbes /
QR175 .V57 2006 Virulence mechanisms of bacterial pathogens /
QR180.72 H55 O33 2007 Vaccinated : one man's quest to defeat the world's deadliest diseases /
QR185.95 U48 2007 Defending life : the nature of host-parasite relations /
QR186 D44x 2007 Immunity : the immune response in infectious and inflammatory disease /
QR351 V527 2007 Viral transport in plants /
QR360 C36 2007 Virology : principles and applications /
3. New Journals
The Library has gained electronic access to some additional American Chemical Society journals. ACS Chemical Biology and the Journal of Proteome Research are accessible from the e-journals & e-books link within the Library's website.
New Open Access Journal
BioMed Central has launched Parasites & Vectors. "Parasites & Vectors is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal dealing with the biology of parasites, parasitic diseases, intermediate hosts and vectors. Parasites & Vectors expands upon the scope of two former BioMed Central publications, Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease and Filaria Journal, both of which ceased publication in December 2007. "
4. Online Renewal Now Available!!
Effective January 1, 2008, you can renew many of your ISU Library loans online. The online renewal option is available to all users (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and extramural borrowers) via the "My Account" feature of the Library Catalog. Online renewal is available for any item that circulates for 1-day or more, except for items in the Leisure Media collection (i.e., popular DVD and VHS titles). Online renewal is not available for items that circulate on an hourly basis. Online renewal will be blocked (and a corresponding message will display) if an item is overdue, or if another user has placed a recall or a hold on the item. Also, you will be limited to three consecutive online renewals for any given item; after that, you'll need to present the item physically for renewal at one of our library service desks.
Over the past few years, online renewal has been the single-most frequently requested improvement to circulation-related services at Iowa State. The ISU Library is pleased to be able to offer this convenience.
Further information about changes to the Library Lending Policy are available here.
5. SAVE THESE DATES!
NCBI Mini-courses Return!
On Tuesday, March 25, 2008 and Wednesday, March 26, 2008, two presenters from the NCBI will return to ISU to offer four mini-courses. Based on the success of last spring's mini-courses, I decided to schedule additional mini-courses for 2008. The complete listing of mini-courses is available here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/minicourses/
Four mini-courses will be offered. Based on interest from last spring, most likely, "Microbial Genomes QuickStart" will be one of the courses. I am in the process of selecting the other courses. If you have an interest in some of the other mini-courses listed under the link above, please let me know.
Registration information will be available in February. Stay tuned!!
6. Websites of Interest
Evolution and Medicine Network
"This website is for scientists, scholars and clinicians working at the interface of evolution and medicine. While evolutionary biology has long provided a foundation for studies of antibiotic resistance and population genetics, its contributions to many other areas of medicine are just now being developed."
You Say You Want an Evolution? A Role for Scientists in Science Education
You Say You Want an Evolution? A Role for Scientists in Science Education (PDF, 12 pages)
of American Societies for Experimental Biology
From Introduction: "Although evolution is firmly established as one of the most important, integrative, and robust concepts in science, the teaching of evolutionary science and related subjects has been challenged in school districts across the United States. Recognizing the harm these challenges pose to science education and, ultimately, to the foundation on which scientific advancement is based, 17 scientific societies, representing the physical, chemical, biological, and social sciences and science teachers communities, established an unprecedented coalition to explore opportunities for collective understanding and action.
As part of this effort, this Coalition of Scientific Societies conducted a national survey to examine attitudes toward science and scientists, views on evolutionary science in the context of education, and means through which the scientific community can effectively bolster support for teaching evolution and related subjects."
Historical Common Names of Great Plains Plants
"This website lists vernacular names of native and naturalized plants of the prairie and other ecosystems of the Great Plains with their current and prior scientific synonyms with approximate dates when the names were in use. It is meant to be an aid for restorationists in interpreting historical documents."
This database was created by Elaine Nowick, subject librarian for Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
National Library of Medicine
Cholera Online: A Modern Pandemic in Texts and Images
About the Project: "The National Library of Medicine has completed scanning 221 English language monographs dating from 1817 to 1900 dealing with the cholera pandemics of that period. The selection of cholera was in part inspired by the 315-page "Bibliography of Cholera" compiled by John Shaw Billings in 1875 for the report by John M. Woodworth's Cholera Epidemic of 1873 in the United States. This extensive bibliography by Billings meant to include all published monographs and journal articles "which relate mainly or entirely to cholera." In reading through the bibliography, it appears to be a precursor, perhaps a "pilot project," to the great Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, which began coming out in 1880."
Profiles in Science
There have been several recent editions to Profiles in Science since June 2007. The following individuals are now represented:
JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
"Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a video journal for biological research." The journal began in December 2006. The Editor-in-Chief is Moshe Pritsker, Ph.D. "Dr. Pritsker has developed the JoVE idea based on his deep familiarity with current problems of biological research, acquired through more than 10 years of work in this area. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Results of his research on stem cells, genomics, bioinformatics and HIV were published in leading scientific journals (PNAS, JBC, Genome Research and Biochemistry) and patent applications. Prior to co-founding JoVE, Dr. Pritsker held a position of post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital."