January Featured Resource: JoVE Science Education

JoVE Science Education: General Laboratory Techniques demonstrates how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video is paired with additional video resources for you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.

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Titles in collection:

  • An Introduction to the Centrifuge
  • Regulating Temperature in the Lab: Preserving Samples Using Cold
  • Introduction to Light Microscopy
  • Introduction to Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Histological Sample Preparation for Light Microscopy
  • Introduction to the Spectrophotometer
  • Measuring Mass in the Laboratory
  • An Introduction to Working in the Hood
  • Introduction to the Bunsen Burner
  • Introduction to Serological Pipettes and Pipettors
  • An Introduction to the Micropipettor
  • Making Solutions in the Laboratory
  • Understanding Concentration and Measuring Volumes
  • Introduction to the Microplate Reader
  • Regulating Temperature in the Lab: Applying Heat

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September Featured Resource: New Georgia Encyclopedia

bruce(historicga)Recently Bruce traveled to Savannah and when he got home, he wanted to know more about Yamacraw Bluff the most historic site in Georgia and the early years of the colony. The librarian recommended he try  the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Recently the New Georgia Encyclopedia launched a newly redesigned site. This collection includes over 2,000 articles and 6,000 images related to the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia. Users can search the collection directly or browse the following categories of interest: arts & culture, business & economy, counties, cities & neighborhoods, education, geography & environment, history & archaeology, science & medicine, sports & outdoor recreation and people. The destination feature includes art across Georgia, 10 major Civil War sites, 7 natural wonders of Georgia and north GA in the fall.

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August Featured Resource: JSTOR

JSTOR is an excellent multidisciplinary database that contains the archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It provides full text access from the first journal issues to the most recent 3–7 years depending on the specific journal.

Users can browse by subject: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Finance, Health Sciences, History, Law, Literature, Marketing & Advertising, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Statistics, Technology and Women’s Studies.

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January Featured Resource: BioOne

BioOne focuses on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. It features timely content from journals and bulletins on a wide-array of today’s topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation. Articles are available in both HTML and PDF formats.

BioOne is now mobile. Users can easily pair their device with the Clayton State subscription. Download the pair your device guide for detailed instructions. If you access BioOne on campus, your device will automatically pair when you begin your search. To access the mobile site, use the orange View Mobile Site button found top center of every page on the full site.

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World Water Day 2012

Each year on March 22 the world celebrates International World Water Day. The theme for 2012 is Water and Food Security. How much water is needed to produce your food? Follow UNW_WWD on Twitter and join the conversation.

Are you interested in topics related to agriculture, environment, water, farming, or natural resources? You might consider these GALILEO resources for your next project:

Trial: JoVe, the first scientific video journal

For March 1-15, we have trial access for JoVe. We invite you to use this resource during the trial period and provide us with feedback by leaving a comment or send Elizabeth Bradshaw, Natural & Health Sciences liaison, an email elizabethbradshaw@clayton.edu with your comments. The trial access is limited to on campus use only.

JoVe, Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. It takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research.

You will need the current version of Adobe Flash Player to view the videos.