Thursday, December 29, 2005


EurekAlert! is an online news service produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). News can be browsed by particular subject categories including Agriculture and Biology.

Access EurekAlert by name via the E-Resource Gateway or visit the Web link at:

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Winter Holidays and Interim Hours

(December 27-30; December 31 - January 2; January 3-16)

Steenbock Library will be open:
Tuesday - Friday, December 27 - 30 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Saturday - Monday, December 30 - January 2 (Closed)

Tuesday - Friday, January 3 - 6 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saturday - Sunday, January 7 - 8 (Closed)

Monday - Friday, January 9 - 13 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saturday - Sunday, January 14 - 15 (Closed)
Monday, January 16 (Closed, MLK Day)

Tuesday, January 17 (Classes begin. 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM)

Reference assistance is available at the library: Monday - Friday, (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM).
Requests for assistance can also be sent by email, or by phone, 608-262-9635.

Hours for Other Campus Libraries.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Faculty of 1000

Looking for some fresh journal club reading? If so, then consider Faculty of 1000, a literature awareness tool featuring important articles in the biological sciences as reviewed and ranked by peer researchers.

The database can be browsed by discipline or by article "top 10", "most-viewed", or "hidden jewels"--those exceptional or must-read articles appearing in what the product has determined to be less-widely read journals beyond a particular audience.

Records to articles can be selected and conveniently exported to personal database products such as EndNote, RefWorks and Reference Manager. The database can also be customized by the individual user to store search strategies and to email article alerts from these strategies or from the user's preferred disciplines.

Faculty of 1000 can be selected, by name, from the Libraries' E-Resource Gateway.