Nature Journal unveils redesign, expanded content

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Nature, the international science publication, revealed a new look, clearer structure and navigation, and expanded content in the September 23 issue. Nature has been redesigned and enhanced in print and online to ensure its preeminence among scientists.

Nature’s new modern package includes opinionated editorial content, vivid page layouts, improved navigation and mobile apps that position you at the center of the scientific discussion. Online, more analytical and reflective content presenting developments in the world of science in greater depth, are presented as a unified News and Comment section for easy access to these features as well as to the journal’s specials.

The Research section lists the latest research articles, News and Views, review articles, and primary research content available now online within Nature, conveniently broken down by subject disciplines.

The new design also emphasizes the use of charts and graphics that offer a quick summary of the key data underlying an opinion piece or news story. Also, the online Audio & Video section offers a wide selection of freely accessible streaming videos featuring interviews from Nature editors with scientists who produce Nature’s research and analysis. The videos are also available on YouTube.  The selection of Podcasts contain archived copies of Nature’s weekly free audio show. Every show features highlighted content from the week’s edition of Nature including interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering science around the world.

To find out more, visit www.nature.com/rediscover. Listen to Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature, and Tim Appenzeller, Chief Magazine Editor, Nature, talk about the vision and changes to Nature. Additionally, view a video walk-through of the changes online and in print.

MIT CogNet adds 40 new eBook titles

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MIT CogNet has announced the addition of 40 new book titles to the CogNet Library, all published in 2007 and 2008. This now brings the total eBook count to over 525 titles.

In addition, CogNet contains 10 major reference works plus full text from six MIT Press Journals along with abstracts from 25 journals from other publishers.

Developed by The MIT Press, MIT CogNet is an online location for the brain and cognitive science community’s scientific research and interchange. Since breaking ground in 2000, MIT CogNet has become an essential resource for those interested in cutting-edge primary research across the range of fields concerned with understanding the nature of the human mind.

CRC Dictionary of Drugs releases its latest version

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The latest web version of the Chapman & Hall/CRC Dictionary of Drugs (DOD) is now available.

The DOD is a subset of  the Chapman & Hall/CRC Combinded Chemical Dictionary  availabe in the CHEMnetBASE .

In addition to updated data on the latest drugs and pharmacological tools, the new version of the DOD  also has an upgraded structure searching applet from ChemAxon. MarvinSketch is powerful and intuitive and also provides full compatibility with Mac OSX, giving our Mac customers structure search capabilities for the first time.

 The new features of DOD are highlighted in this tour.

The Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD) Web Version is a chemical database containing over 500,000 substances which are formerly available from the following products:

  • Dictionary of Carbohydrates
  • Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
  • Dictionary of Natural Products
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds
  • Dictionary of Drugs (formerly PharmaSource)

The information contained on the chemical database includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables.