Information Sources in Science and Technology

A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use

Author: C. C. Parker,R. V. Turley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483163024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Information Sources in Science and Technology: A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use presents a selection of traditional and online methods of using information sources in science and technology, including people, organizations, literature, hosts, and databases. This text serves as a reference book that helps the reader choose sources of information and their guides, includes a routine for finding and using information, and offers tips on searching and obtaining literature in a usable form. This book is comprised of nine chapters and begins by explaining how to choose type(s) of information source that is likely to be most helpful. The chapters that follow present guides on people, organizations, and literature as sources of information. A chapter on information services focuses on those organizations that supply information or references to information that could be helpful. These services range from answering telephone queries to supplying collections of relevant documents, and from broadcast television information to direct connection with computer databases. The next chapters discuss ways of searching the literature and computer databases, obtaining literature in a usable form, and organizing and presenting information. This book concludes by considering current awareness or keeping up-to-date with information about recent developments. This monograph is intended for librarians and information officers, especially for those working in scientific or industrial environments, practicing scientists and engineers, and students associated with these professions.
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Using The Biological Literature

A Practical Guide, Revised And Expanded

Author: Diane Schmidt,Elisabeth B. Davis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824741716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 751

"Provides an in-depth review of current print and electronic tools for research in numerous disciplines of biology, including dictionaries and encyclopedias, method guides, handbooks, on-line directories, and periodicals. Directs readers to an associated Web page that maintains the URLs and annotations of all major Inernet resources discussed in this edition."
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Handbooks and Tables in Science and Technology

Author: Russell H. Powell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897745345

Category: Science

Page: 359

View: 7914

Provides a bibliography of more than three thousand handbooks in various aspects of science and technology, from abrasives and band structures to yield strength and zero defects
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Science, Technology, and Society

An Encyclopedia

Author: Sal P. Restivo

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195141938

Category: Social Science

Page: 701

View: 9141

'Science, Technology, and Society' offers approximately 150 articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions worldwide. The theme is the functions and effects of science and technology in society and culture.
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Bakery Products

Science and Technology

Author: Y. H. Hui

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470276320

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 586

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Dictionary of Information Science and Technology

Author: Mehdi Khosrowpour

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466626747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1010

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"The 2nd edition of the Dictionary of Information Science and Technology is an updated compilation of the latest terms and definitions, along with reference citations, as they pertain to all aspects of the information and technology field"--Provided by publisher.
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Literature and Technology

Author: Mark L. Greenberg

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9780934223201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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This collection of essays uses recent work on literature and science to establish new ways of relating literature and language theory to writings about technology (as distinguished from science). The interdisciplinary character of these essays is further enriched by drawing upon contemporary studies of the philosophy and history of technology, which provide the context for the first essay (Mitcham and Casey). Subsequent essays examine technology from many points of view - how technology shapes texts and contexts, as well as how writers shape perspectives on technology. The essays examine texts as diverse as seventeenth-century science and twentieth-century children's literature and spy fiction. Major authors investigated include Chaucer, Blake, Romains, Pynchon, and Prigogine. Individual essays consider: Chaucer's use of mapmaking as a coercive technology (Tomasch), the Renaissance fascination with mechanical contrivances and their depiction (Knoespel), the contexts within which Boyle and his successors described the air pump (Markley), Blake's manifold interests in the technology of printing (Greenberg), Romains's development of a philosophy of poetry appropriate to early twentieth-century technology in Paris (Williams), gender issues in children's literature about machines (Lee), technology in the modern spy novel (Slade), Thomas Pynchon's mixed feelings about technology and its value (Schachterle), and the relations between postmodern fiction and the technology of thermodynamics, as developed by Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine (Porush). The editors of Literature and Technology have been active in the formation and direction of the Society for Literature and Science. In their introduction to this collection, they consider what characterizes literature and technology as a new and fertile field for interdisciplinary study. This volume concludes with selected bibliographies of basic references in the philosophy of technology and of works devoted to the examination of the relationships between literature and technology.
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Global Issues in Food Science and Technology

Author: Gustavo V. Barbosa-Canovas,Alan Mortimer,David Lineback,Walter Spiess,Ken Buckle,Paul Colonna

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080920818

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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A selected compilation of writings by IUFoST organization supporters, Global Themes in Food Science and Technology were those identified as representing the most important and relevant subjects facing food scientists and technologists today. Chosen by an international editorial board, these subjects offer insights into current research and developments and were selected to stimulate additional interest and work in these key areas. The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is a country-membership organization is the sole global food science and technology organization. It is a voluntary, non-profit association of national food science organizations linking the world's best food scientists and technologists. The goals of their work include the international exchange of scientific and technical information, support of international food science and technology progress, the stimulation of appropriate education and training in these areas, and the fostering of professionalism and professional organization within the food science and technology community. *The latest insights into the topics of greatest concern to today's food science and technology professionals *Written by an international group of academic and professional peers, based on select presentations at IUFoST meeting
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Science at the Bar

Law, Science, and Technology in America

Author: Sheila JASANOFF,Sheila Jasanoff

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674039122

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Science in Print

Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print

Author: Rima D. Apple,Gregory J. Downey,Stephen L. Vaughn

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299286134

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Ever since the threads of seventeenth-century natural philosophy began to coalesce into an understanding of the natural world, printed artifacts such as laboratory notebooks, research journals, college textbooks, and popular paperbacks have been instrumental to the development of what we think of today as “science.” But just as the history of science involves more than recording discoveries, so too does the study of print culture extend beyond the mere cataloguing of books. In both disciplines, researchers attempt to comprehend how social structures of power, reputation, and meaning permeate both the written record and the intellectual scaffolding through which scientific debate takes place. Science in Print brings together scholars from the fields of print culture, environmental history, science and technology studies, medical history, and library and information studies. This ambitious volume paints a rich picture of those tools and techniques of printing, publishing, and reading that shaped the ideas and practices that grew into modern science, from the days of the Royal Society of London in the late 1600s to the beginning of the modern U.S. environmental movement in the early 1960s.
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Careers in Science and Technology

An International Perspective

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

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Every industrialized country is concerned with maintaining an adequate supply of individuals interested in careers in science and technology, yet little is known about these efforts outside national borders. This book represents the proceedings of an international conference on Trends in Science and Technology Careers, held in Brussels in 1993. Organized at the behest of OSEP and the OIA Committee on International Organizations and Programs, in cooperation with the European Commission (DG XII) and in response to a resolution of the International Council of Scientific Unions, the conference identified international data on career trends, assessed the research base engaged in studying science and technology careers, and identified ways in which international organizations could promote greater interest in science and technology human resource development. The conference laid the groundwork for continuing international discussions about the best ways to study and promote careers in science and technology and national dialogues about the ways to integrate this knowledge into human resources policies.
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Managing Global Communication in Science and Technology

Author: Peter J. Hager,H. J. Scheiber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471249221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

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In compiling articles from eighteen professionals in the field of science and technical communication, this unique collection updates readers on the evolving theory, teaching, and practice within the field. A framework is provided on the direction practitioners and academicians can focus their research or application on. Extensive discussions are provided on the management of the dynamic growth in international and intercultural communication in technical and scientific disciplines. Emphasis is also placed on understanding the issues and training for effectiveness.
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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

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Author: Allen Kent,Harold Lancour,Jay E. Daily

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720445

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."
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Science and Technology in Colonial America

Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331602

Category: History

Page: 182

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Covers how science and technology impacted the everyday life of colonial Americans.
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Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Author: Christopher G. Morris,Academic Press

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780122004001

Category: Computers

Page: 2432

View: 4177

Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology
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Punctuation Matters

Advice on Punctuation for Scientific and Technical Writing

Author: John Kirkman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113414802X

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Punctuation Matters gives straight answers to the queries raised most frequently by practitioners in computing, engineering, medicine and science as they grapple with day-to-day tasks in writing and editing. The advice it offers is based on John Kirkman’s long experience of providing courses on writing and editing in academic centres, large companies, research organisations and government departments in the UK, Europe and in USA. Sample material discussed in the book comes from real documents from computing, engineering and scientific contexts, giving the guidelines an immediately recognisable, ‘true to life’ relevance. The advice is down-to-earth and up-to-date. It is clearly set out in three parts: part one states a policy for clear and reliable punctuation part two gives a series of alphabetically arranged guidelines, to be ‘dipped into’ for guidance on how to use the main punctuation marks in English part three contains appendices on paragraphing, word-division and how conventions of punctuation differ in the UK and the USA. Punctuation Matters is the essential guide for everyone who has to write in scientific, technical and medical contexts, with clear explanations on punctuation, what it does and how to use it.
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Good Style

Writing for Science and Technology

Author: John Kirkman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134283962

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 4647

Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of advice is based on evidence of the styles prefered by technical readers and supported by many examples of writing from a variety of technical contexts. John Kirkman draws from his many years of experience lecturing on communication studies in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong, both in academic programmes and in courses for large companies, research centres and government departments. Good Style has become a standard reference book on the shelf of students of science, technology and computing and is an essential aid to all professionals whose work involves writing of reports, papers, guides, manuals or on-screen texts. This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.
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