Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Football Fever

Physics of Football

A new collection of papers, called the Physics of Football, includes an article by our very own Matt CarrĂ© from Mechanical Engineering. The collection is freely available throughout the duration of the World Cup season and features a range of football-related articles from lift coefficients of spin parameters to an introduction of drag through the mechanics of Beckham's curve balls.

All papers are available to download as PDFs by selecting the PDF icon.

Friday, 4 June 2010

JSTOR Plant Science

JSTOR have recently launched a new online environment that brings together global plants content, tools, and people interested in plant science. JSTOR Plant Science is available via the University Library and provides access to:

  • More than 800,000 type specimens;.

  • Over 175,000 scientific research articles and other content dating back hundreds of years from leading academic journals including Kew Bulletin, Mycologia, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Science, PNAS, and others;

  • Foundational reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa, Flowering Plants of South Africa, and illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine;

  • A significant set of correspondence, including Kew’s Directors' Correspondence which included hand-written letters and memorandum from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928;

  • More than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.

It is especially useful for anyone interested in botany, biology, ecology, environmental and conservation studies.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Lending Service Survey

Many thanks to everyone who took part in our lending service survey.  We received over 1100 responses in total from the online and paper survey!  We're looking at the feedback now and will get back to you after we've analysed your comments.