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Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, April 9, 2003--


1. Collections
A. Online Scientific Handbooks Added

2. Databases
A. LexisNexis Academic
B. Wall Street Journal Full-Text Online

Fogler Library has added four online chemical and physical handbooks to the
collection. To access these items, search for them by title in the [ ]URSUS catalog and use the "electronic access" link.
Much of the data is presented in PDF format, although 2 of the titles
include interactive tables (java plug-in required).

International Critical Tables of Numeric Data, Physics, Chemistry and
Technology (1926-1930) includes data on physical, thermodynamic, mechanical,
and other key properties. It includes a number of interactive tables (and
more are planned for the future). This handbook is also available in print
at the Library, as Sci Ref Q 199 .N32 (7 volume set). Smithsonian Physical
Tables (9th rev. ed., 1954) includes 901 tables covering a broad range of
physical and chemical data.

The Thermochemistry of the Chemical Substances (1936), a supplement to the
thermochemical section of the International Critical Tables of Numeric Data,
Physics, Chemistry and Technology, includes 5,840 values of heats of
formation and 350 values of heats of transition, fusion, vaporization, and
reaction. This handbook is also available in print at the Library, as Sci
Ref QD 511 .B56. Knovel Critical Tables (2003) expands on the thermochemical
data presented in the International Critical Tables, covering about twice as
many compounds. Most of the data is presented in interactive tables.

For more information about these handbooks, contact one of the Science &
Engineering Librarians: Jim Bird 581-1697 (; Nancy
Curtis 581-1679 (; or Lois Nase 581-1678

Deborah Rollins, Head of Collection Services, is pleased to announce that
the LexisNexis Academic database is now available to University of Maine
faculty, staff, and students. Please link from

LexisNexis Academic’s content is primarily full-text, focusing on news, law,
and business. It includes hundreds of full-text U.S. and world newspapers
and newswires (e.g. New York Times, Al Jazeera), TV and radio news
transcripts, and foreign language news, as well as federal and state case
law, Shepard's citations, law arranged by topic, federal codes and
regulations, state codes, EU and Canadian law, patents, law school
directories, and secondary literature from law periodicals. Business and
industry resources included are news from journals and wire services;
accounting journals; company financials, comparisons, SEC filings and
reports; and trade show directories. Other features are selected medical
news, biography lookup, and Roper public opinion polls.

For assistance in searching LexisNexis Academic, please contact Nancy Lewis
( or Reference (581-1673). A workshop for faculty
will be offered Wednesday, May 21 in the Fogler Library classroom; for
details contact Nancy Lewis.

We are pleased to announce that the Fogler Library now has access to the
Wall Street Journal in full-text online via [ ]A
BI/Inform Global from 1984 to the present. ABI/Inform Global is an online
database which includes an index to thousands of business journals (many in
full-text), as well as company profiles.

ABI/Inform Global is available via the Indexes & Databases list
( ) on the library home
page. Detailed instructions for browsing individual issues or searching the
Wall Street Journal content are available on the following web page: If you have any
questions about this new online resource, please contact: Darylyne Provost,
Business Reference Librarian
PH: 581-3610,

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