Recent publications from the Clark Science Center

February 19, 2007

Just a couple weeks ago, I overhauled the ‘Recent Publications from the Clark Science Center’ display in the foyer of the Young Science Library. This display will continue to change frequently and evolve as new research is published. If you find yourself with a couple of minutes before class, come and see the amazing literature being produced by Smith College faculty, staff and students.

In an upcoming post, I will show you how to set up a database ‘Alert.’ Many databases will allow you to perform a particular search on a schedule, and then have the results sent to you via email . . . that is, alerting you to new literature. This is very convenient since you no longer need to remember to rerun the same search over and over.

One way I use alerts is to search specifically for Smith College authors. This allows me to find out about the newest literature by Smith students, faculty and staff without having to visit multiple databases each week or month. While this may not provide me with ALL the literature published by Smith researchers, it certainly helps me find a significant portion of new publications.

Here are a few of the new papers on display (Smith authors in bold). To view more Smith research, click on “New Smith Research” over on the right-hand side of the screen.

Albertson MO and Mohar B. 2006. Coloring vertices and faces of locally planar graphs. GRAPHS AND COMBINATORICS 22 (3): 289-295.

Rhodes AL, Guswa AJ, and Newell SE. 2006. Seasonal variation in the stable isotopic composition of precipitation in the tropical montane forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH 42 (11): Art. No. W11402.

Wincze JP, Steketee G, and Frost RO. 2007. Categorization in compulsive hoarding. BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY 45 (1): 63-72.

Zufall RA, McGrath CL, Muse SV, and Katz LA. 2006. Genome architecture drives protein evolution in ciliates. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 23 (9): 1681-1687.