Thursday, January 28, 2010

News in Materials Science

As an expert researcher and information specialist, keeping up with the many facets of materials science is a most interesting challenge.

One of my favorite activities is to check the ASM International web site for the ASM Newswire at least once a week, if not every day, at

From carbon nanotube paint to prevent ice buildup on aircraft, to bacterial cellulose for artificial blood vessels, ASM's Newswire is one of my secrets to keep up with "what's new?"

The news titles link to the story for additional information, a time-saving feature.

I recently joined ASM International and look forward to networking with members!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Coupon Web Sites

The February 2010 issue of Website Magazine ( includes popular coupon web sites (per such as,,,,

Since I often do not have time to clip or print grocery coupons, but spend many hours on the web, I love the new feature of loading digital coupons to my supermarket loyalty card or possibly to my mobile phone.

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Social Media Resources

If you are interested in social media resources you might wish to check the free February 2010 issue of Website Magazine (

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Free Sample Search

Free sample search to selected companies interested in information specialist research services.

To win a search, email your topic to by January 15, 2010. Include your email address, phone number, company name, and preferred time of day you wish to be called.

The search product may link to full text but will not include full text materials.

All communications regarding topics are confidential.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Energy Databases

Have you checked out ETDE, Energy Technology Data Exchange? As of today, January 4, 2010, the database includes over 4,277,000 records of which 281,000 include full text from over 90 countries.

ETDE was created in 1987 under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA). ETDE's founding members include Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.