Information Sources in Science and Technology

A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use

Author: C. C. Parker,R. V. Turley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483163024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Information Sources in Science and Technology: A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use presents a selection of traditional and online methods of using information sources in science and technology, including people, organizations, literature, hosts, and databases. This text serves as a reference book that helps the reader choose sources of information and their guides, includes a routine for finding and using information, and offers tips on searching and obtaining literature in a usable form. This book is comprised of nine chapters and begins by explaining how to choose type(s) of information source that is likely to be most helpful. The chapters that follow present guides on people, organizations, and literature as sources of information. A chapter on information services focuses on those organizations that supply information or references to information that could be helpful. These services range from answering telephone queries to supplying collections of relevant documents, and from broadcast television information to direct connection with computer databases. The next chapters discuss ways of searching the literature and computer databases, obtaining literature in a usable form, and organizing and presenting information. This book concludes by considering current awareness or keeping up-to-date with information about recent developments. This monograph is intended for librarians and information officers, especially for those working in scientific or industrial environments, practicing scientists and engineers, and students associated with these professions.

Mechanisms of Chemical Carcinogenesis

Author: D. E. Hathway

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483192466

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Mechanisms of Chemical Carcinogenesis provides information pertinent to the fundamental mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis. This book surveys the interactions of chemical carcinogens with native DNA, the activation of normal cellular sequences, and the transforming role of the activated genes. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the relationship between the incidence of lung cancer and the frequency and duration of cigarette smoking. This text then examines the concept that carcinogens may require metabolic activation before they initiate carcinogenesis. Other chapters consider the structure of the nucleoside adducts resulting from the hydrolysis of salmon-sperm DNA and rat-liver ribosomal RNA. This book discusses as well the persistence of nucleoside analogues in target-tissue nucleic acid. The final chapter deals with mutational theory. This book is a valuable resource for workers involved with cancer research, toxicology, and molecular biology. Specialists in drug development, industrial hygiene and occupational medicine will also find this book useful.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 30 - Taiwan: Library Services and Development in the Republic of China to Toronto: University of Toronto Faculty of Library Science

Author: Allen Kent,Harold Lancour,Jay E. Daily

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 502

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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Circular

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

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NASA DoD aerospace knowledge diffusion research project. Report number 38, The technical communication practices of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists results of the phase 1 Mail survey-flight test engineers perspective

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428981551

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Geoscience Information

A state-of-the art review

Author: A.P. Harvey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940117444X

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 1391

The International Conference on Geological Information represents the first major attempt to bring together geoscience information specialists from allover the world. The purpose of the conference was to assess the current state-of the-art in geoscience information from both the regional and functional point of view. It was hoped that the conference could take steps to bring about increased international cooperation and collaboration in the field of geological information. The papers ranged over the whole spec trum of documentation from primary publishing back to the user, including data. Perhaps a keyword for the conference might be "cooperation". The idea of, and need for, cooperation was stressed in almost every talk. The final panel session was devoted to a discussion on the formation of a proposed International Association for Geological Information. Despite the growing pressure on information managers, stimulated by increasing international activities in geology, the global perspective of plate tectonics and worldwide concern for the availability of non-renewable resources, there does not exist an international organisation specifi cally concerned with geological information. Delegates agreed that there was no need for a new professional society of individuals but that a federation or similar organisation might be desirable. In the final session it became apparent that if the geological information community is to make the best use of all the systems and developments available there is very clearly a need to know what exists in all these areas at present. An urgent task is to identify these systems.

US Federal Official Publications

The International Dimension

Author: James A. Downey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483188205

Category: Reference

Page: 366

View: 350

US Federal Official Publications: The International Dimension is a bibliographic account of U.S. publications. The title aims to present ways for foreigners to procure federal publications that is relevant to them. The text first covers with the acquisition of materials from Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications. Next, the selection presents items not listed in the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications, particularly government contract reports. The book will be of great use to economists, political scientists, and individuals who have an interest in U.S. government publications.

NASA DoD aerospace knowledge diffusion research project. Report number 41, The technical communication practices of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists results of the phase 1 mail survey--propulsion and aircraft engine perspective

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 142898156X

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NASA DoD aerospace knowledge diffusion research project. Report number 40, The technical communication practices of U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists results of the phase 1 mail survey--human factors and crew integration perspective

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428981578

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