Archive for Search Engines

2010 Calendars from CAS & Patex

I came across these excellent 2010 calendars mentioned by Kevin Lindstrom on the SciEng@UBC Blog.

1. Every year the Chemical Abstracts Service of the American Chemical Society publishes a wonderful calendar – the Colors of Chemistry. Starting in 2010 this calendar is now available either as a free download or as an online interactive calendar.

Go to 2010 Colors of Chemistry Calendar and choose your option.

2. Ron Simmer Patent and IP Expert has issued this Patex Bizarre Patents Calendar. Ron’s site of patent and intellectual property links available at the Patex website.


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Best Science Visualization Videos of 2009

From Wired magazine

Videos on: Climate Science, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology

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OpenCourseWares & Applications for mobile phones

CourseSmart, a new mobile application, offers over 7000 e-textbooks; each is fully searchable and available via mobile or online.

OpenCourseWare Finder helps students find free online courses, known as OpenCourseWares, or OCWs.

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Yale Image Finder

Yale Image Finder

Search the actual image content of over 34,000 Open Access articles from PubMed Central.

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Top Web 2.0 Services in Medicine 2008

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Science’s NetWatch & Podcasts

Every week for 9 years, Science’s NetWatch scoured the Internet for interesting scientific Web sites. You can look up reviews of the more than 1000 sites that have been highlighted between April 1998 and November 2007. The last regular NetWatch review was published on 2 November 2007, but occasional reviews continue to appear in the Random Samples section.

Science Podcasts: Science’s weekly podcast takes you on a tour of some interesting stories in the journal and on its sister sites. You can listen to these audiocasts on your own computer simply by clicking on the “Listen to MP3” links on the podcast announcements. If you use a podcast aggregator like iTunes or Juice, you can subscribe to podcast feeds to automatically download the files for syncing to portable audio devices.

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The OpenCourseWare initiative is an effort to format course materials created by faculty and make them available on the internet to anyone who wants to use them – self-learners or educators.

Other Open Courses compiled on the Steacie Library home page.

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