Image from C. H. Hitchcock, “Geology of Oahu,” Geological Society of America Bulletin, January 1900, v. 11, p. 15-60, doi:10.1130/GSAB-11-15
The Geological Society of America has completed digitizing the earliest years of the Geological Society of America Bulletin, extending access online back to 1890. These historical issues are included in the Library’s subscription to th GSA Bulletin on the GeoScienceWorld publishing platform.
University of Chicago students, faculty and staff can see a list of all the available full text PDF issues of the GSA Bulletin by visiting the GeoScienceWorld site.
The AMS now offers mobile pairing, a way for users to “pair” their various web browsing devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops) with the University of Chicago network. Once you have paired your device you can access AMS electronic products the Library subscribes to easily whether or not you are connected to our network.
Pair your device at ams.org/pairing/pair_my_device.html when you are on campus.
Your pairing will last for 90 days and you can renew it as many times as you like. More information is available here: http://ams.org/publications/mobilepairing.
PubMed recently rolled out a new relevancy sort feature, available from the “Display Settings” drop-list. Sort order is calculated based on an algorithm in which the frequency of search terms in citations and fields in which they appear are weighted, as well as the citation’s recency. Read more at the NLM.
How to access relevance sort.
For up to date scientific information on the earthquake that occurred in Pakistan this morning, as well as historical information and background on seismicity in this region of the world, check out the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program site.
Summary of the September 24, 2013 earthquake (M7.7 – 66km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan, 2013-09-24 11:29:48 UTC)
More information on Pakistan seismicity
News media outlets around the world have been reporting on the massive (7.7 on the Richter scale) earthquake that struck Pakistan earlier today. Included in the news are reports that a new island has been formed as a result of the quake. At the time of this post, no scientific agency has either confirmed or denied this report.
University of Chicago readers who want to consult additional in depth resources in earthquake science can use these online e-books from the Library collection:
Earthquake Early Warning Systems
Editors: Prof. Paolo Gasparini, Prof. Gaetano Manfredi, Prof. Dr. Jochen Zschau
ISBN: 978-3-540-72240-3 (Print) 978-3-540-72241-0 (Online)
Instrumentation in Earthquake Seismology
Editors: Jens Havskov, Gerardo Alguacil
ISBN: 978-1-4020-2968-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-2969-1 (Online)
Synchronization and Triggering: from Fracture to Earthquake Processes: Laboratory, Field Analysis and Theories
Editors: Valerio de Rubeis, Zbigniew Czechowski, Roman Teisseyre
ISBN: 978-3-642-12299-6 (Print) 978-3-642-12300-9 (Online)
Do you own an iPad? Do you read scholarly journals? Then BrowZine might be a great tool for you!
The Library has arranged for a subscription to the Browzine app for all University of Chicago users. BrowZine assists users by presenting open access and Library-subscribed journals on a common newsstand. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines or to have a convenient list of favorite journals titles at your fingertips. BrowZine works with the campus proxy server, giving you access to your favorite journals on your iPad.
Articles accessed through BrowZine may be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.
If you have any questions about BrowZine or would like a guided a tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Download BrowZine from the App Store on iTunes (requires a UChicago network connection): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/browzine/id463787411?mt=8
If you need a little help getting started, BrowZine has this two-minute video tutorial to help: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/
(If you are already a BrowZine user, to access the full set of UChicago journals available in the trial, tap the Settings button, log out, then log back in selecting “University of Chicago” from the list of libraries. You will be prompted for your CNetID and password to authenticate through the campus proxy server.)
This service will continue to expand and add new titles and features as time goes on. Third Iron welcomes you to follow their progress on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/thirdiron) or Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/third_iron) and reminds you to watch for notifications on your iPad that an update to BrowZine is available.
Researchers campus wide can now access the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History online via the D’Angelo Law Library. Here’s a description of the print version (xxK50.O94 2009):
The Encyclopedia is a six-volume illustrated (B&W photos) interdisciplinary reference work with about 1000 articles on these and many other history of law topics. The Encyclopedia specifically covers eight areas of scholarly research interest: ancient Greek law; ancient Roman law; Chinese law; English common law; Islamic law; medieval and post-medieval Roman law; South Asian, African, and Latin American law; and United States law. And, within each area, these major categories of law–contracts, torts, civil procedure, criminal law, administrative law, and constitutional law. Contributors included internationally-renowned legal historians such as Law School Professor Richard H. Helmholz who authored the articles on: Compurgation; Ecclesiastical Law in English Common Law; and Marriage: English Common Law.
Each Encyclopedia article includes cross-references to related articles and a bibliography of additional readings. The Encyclopedia has a Topical Outline of Contents (arranged by the eight areas listed above), a Directory of Contributors, an Index of Legal Cases, and an extensive 260-page subject index.