Springer Reference Trial through June 30, 2012

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Springer Media is providing UMass Lowell with trial access to their Springer Reference web site through the month of June, 2012.

SpringerReference.com consists of over 146 peer-reviewed large Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Dictionaries, Bibliographies and Data collections that focus primarily on the sciences but also covers many other subject areas:
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry and Material Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Human Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Physics and Astronomy>Business and Economics

This material amounts to over 186,000 entries with over 30,00 new articles and over 10,000 updates added annually. Numerous images are also available to be viewed in the Image Gallery.

A History link for every article allows readers to consult past versions of the article for references and updates. Researchers can also post comments on the article in a community forum where other readers can respond and contribute.

Articles published on SpringerReference.com have to be cited as with any printed article. The citation contains the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the page together with a timestamp. Click on “cite” in the toolbar to obtain the citation text. Contributing authors to SpringerReference are accredited scientists hand-picked by the Editors-in-Chiefs and Editorial Boards. An Editorial Board monitors the development of articles and ensures the suitability and uniformity of the articles.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.

Springer Images app for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

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Springer Media has released a new Images App that provides three levels of access to the SpringerImages database:

  • Basic: Free Access to scientific images from peer-reviewed, Open Access articles.
  • Medical and Life Sciences: Paid mobile access to over 1.6 million medical and life sciences images. Available via SpringerImages.com
  • Full: Paid mobile access to the complete collection of over 2.8 million images. Available via SpringerImages.com

The SpringerImages app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

SpringerImages is a continually updated and expanding collection of over 2.8 million images spanning the scientific, technical and medical fields. The SpringerImages database is composed of photos, graphs, diagrams, figures and tables from Springer’s ebook collection, journal portfolio and images.MD.

  • View images and related text.
  • Search image captions, keywords and references to refine search results.
  • Bookmark images for later research.
  • Email images to your friends and colleagues.

More information about SpringerImages can be found on the SpringerImages Help pages.

SpringerImages is provided by Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com), a leading global scientific publisher.

Springer eProducts Trials

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Springer has provided UMass Lowell with free trials for its four new eProducts databases: eBooks, SpringerMaterials, SpringerProtocols, and SpringerImages. The trials run through 31 October 2010.

Springer eBooks offers access to over 20,000 titles divided between twelve subject collections ranging from Behavioral Science to Professional and Applied Computing. The trial includes access to all English/International language content from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as well as book series dating back to 1997. This constitutes close to 20,000 titles. These are the eBook Packages that are currently being marketed in the Americas.

SpringerMaterials includes 165,000 substances and material systems, 3,000 properties, and 1,000,000 literature citations, based on the high-quality source Landolt-Börnstein, and presented in a user-friendly one-stop web platform.

SpringerProtocols includes more than 22,000 protocols based on tried and tested resources grouped in 15 fully indexed and searchable subject specific Online Libraries. The Springer Protocols content originates from Methods in Molecular Biology and several other highly acclaimed book series and monographs, including: Neuromethods, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Methods in Biotechnology, and the Springer Protocols Handbook.

SpringerImages is a rapidly growing collection of over 2.5 million scientific images, graphs, histograms, tables and more.