Friday, 30 November 2007

MRI e-book

This is an illustrated textbook includes coverage of the mathematics of MRI, spin physics, NMR spectroscopy, imaging hardware and basic imaging techniques. The text is aimed at students of physics or medical related disciplines.

Produced by the Rochester Institute of Technology and available at the following link:

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Faculty of 1000 Medicine & Biology

New! DIT Library is currently offering access on a trial basis to Faculty of 1000 Medicine and the Faculty of 1000 Biology. These are unique online services that highlight and evaluate the most important articles published in medicine and biology based on the recommendations of a faculty of over 2400 leading clinicians and researchers.

Faculty of 1000 Medicine and Faculty of 1000 Biology help you stay on top of the important research in your field quickly and easily. Features include 'MyF1000' a personalised service tailored to your area of expertise and 'Top 10s' which are the best articles evaluated in the last month or the most viewed articles.

The trial runs until 31st December 2007 and access is from:

BioMedCentral e-journal resource

BioMedCentral publishes over 184 peer reviewed biomedical research journals with immediate free access for all titles.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Chemical Constants data

The Fundamental Physical & Chemical Constants database gives values of the basic constants and conversion factors of physics & chemistry as published by CODATA (Committee on Data for Science & Technology) and the NIST in 2002. Updates for 2006 are also available.

The site also includes conversion factors for energy equivalents recommended by CODATA for international use. For more information and to start searching look @

A day in the life of a histopathologist

Prof Eoin Gaffney is a consultant histopathologist at St James's Hospital in Dublin. He's a director of Biobank Ireland and is a strong advocate of research.

Friday, 23 November 2007

New edition of Adams & Moss Food MIcrobiology

Two copies of the 3rd edition of Food Microbiology are now in the Short Loan Collection and three copies are available for lending at the 664.001579 shelfmark.

Food Microbiology
Martin R. Adams, Maurice O. Moss.
Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry,
2008 , 3rd edition.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Lessons from a Career in Science - James D Watson

James D Watson will be remembered forever in the annals of science for his part in the discovery of the structure of DNA early in his career.

Subsequent to that discovery he has had a long distinguished scientific career and at the age of 69 he has just published his autobiography, Avoid Boring People and Other Lessons from a Career in Science (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Find the full article by William Reville with more info about James D Watson and his discovery of DNA structure @

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Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Chemistry WebBook

New for chemistry and physics students.

The NIST Chemistry WebBook provides access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species.

Varieties of searches can be done such as formulae, chemical names, CAS registry numbers, electron affinity, molecular weight, and ionization energy.

Search at

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Careers for scientists

Have a look at for information about postgrad
opportunities, postdoctoral life, careers and jobs in science.

Monday, 19 November 2007

New e-tutorial for pharmacy students

A brand new Internet Pharmacist web tutorial is now available at

Developed by Robert Abbott, an information scientist based at Intute: Health and Life Sciences, University of Nottingham this tutorial builds on the original by Fawz Farhan, Editorial Director, Mediapharm, consultant to HEA Health Sciences and Practice.

New for health science students

New resources for Health and Life Sciences

Friday, 16 November 2007

WebElements Scholar - periodic table resource

WebElements by Dr Mark Winter aims to be a high quality source of info relating to the periodic table for uni and college students. The site contains lots of graphics showing elements' structures and periodic properties.

From genes to genomes

A new edition of 'From Genes to Genomes' is now available in the library.
Four copies are shelved at shelf number 572.8.

From genes to genomes : concepts and applications of DNA technology
Jeremy W. Dale and Malcolm von Schantz.
2nd edition
Wiley 2007.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Links for Chemists

Links for Chemists is an index of chemistry resources on the web. This site is developed and hosted by The University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry and includes sections on industry, publications, topics, companies and lab info.

Find L4C at

Monday, 12 November 2007


PapersInvited is designed to assist researchers at all levels - scientists, professors, post-docs and students who are seeking publishing opportunities for their research papers. It presents a list of Calls for Papers issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines.

Try the ' Specialization' area to view calls for papers in specific disciplines/areas of specialization under that classification.
Access this resource via the DIT Library databases list at

Friday, 9 November 2007

Blog search engines

If you interested in finding blogs in your subject area, then the following blog search engines will prove useful in helping you to locate some:

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......and a blog or two to whet your appetite!

Happy Hunting:-)

Aids Research

Two interesting articles on the subject of Aids research, published in the latest edition of the Science Today supplement of The Irish Times can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Showcasing Irish Scientists

A new TV series entitled The Investigators, which aims to showcase the work of Irish scientists, started on RTE 1 last night. The seven programmes in the series " will look at areas where Irish scientists are having a real impact on problems important in a global context". Subjects covered include climate change, cancer and studies of the brain.

"Unsung heroes under the microscope by Dick Ahlstrom, The Irish Times, Science Today supplement, 8/11/2007."

Intute Blog

Click on the link below to access the new Intute blog.

Thursday, 1 November 2007


CogPrints is an electronic archive containing pre-refereed preprints and published papers in computer science. Areas include artificial intelligence, complexity theory, HCI, machine learning and robotics.