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The University has a trial of the COS Research Support Suite ~ a major initiative to bring together researchers and opportunities for research support, promotion and funding awards.

COS Funding Opportunities is a compiled database of available opportunities for grants, fellowships, prizes and other type of funding. It is an extensive database with opportunities for recipients anywhere in the world, working in any discipline. Opportunity sponsors come from the public and private sector, including local, state and national governments, foundations and societies, and corporations.

COS Scholar Universe provides authoritative information about more than 1 million scholars and organizations around the world, together with verified affiliation and publication information. The database comprises international faculty at 4-year universities and their departments. Community of Scholars is a unique tool for finding researchers by specific area of study, providing keyword access to the community behind the content.

PapersInvited consists of detailed information and deadlines about calls for papers for forthcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals. These calls for papers are issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines and from all over the world. Thus, the database serves as an alerting service for researchers, scholars and students that are seeking opportunities to present and publish their research.The trial is available via the CSA Illumina site on-campus or from off-campus via Athens and will run until 6th March 2008.

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We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn with your comments.

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ASTM‘s Digital Library, providing you instant access to the digital edition of nearly every ASTM International book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years. The trial also includes access to ASTM’s 12,000+ standards, covering metals, petroleum, construction, the environment, and more.

A limited number of downloads are available, once this limit has been reached the trial will remain active but no full-text will be available.To access the trial please go to this url follow the red ‘Login’ and then ‘Login here’ links and use the following username and password. The trial is active until 17 August 2007.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn with your comments.

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The Library has arranged a trial of EOLSS until 6 December 2007. Access is restricted to campus only.The first Earth Summit of 1992, held in Rio de Janeiro, issued a document that is now famous as Agenda 21. This document refers to the Earth’s life support systems, considering the whole of our planet as a grand intensive care unit which supports all forms of life (both natural and human engineered systems). The EOLSS is based on this concept and the above definition of ‘life support systems’.Unlike most encyclopedias, the contents of which are alphabetically arranged, EOLSS has a thematic organization. It can almost be regarded as an ‘encyclopedia of encyclopedias’, presenting a wide range of major core subjects in a process of gradual development, from broad overview to great detail.EOLSS, a compendium of sixteen encyclopedias, is being developed under the auspice of UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee. Subjects covered include: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Biological, Physiological and Health sciences; Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Water Sciences and Engineering; Energy Sciences and Engineering; Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Engineering; Food and Agricultural Sciences; Human Resources Policy and Management; Natural Resources Policy; Development and Economic Sciences; Regional Sustainable Development; Social Sciences and Humanities; Institutional and Infrastructural Resources.To access EOLSS please go to this url and then click on ‘Access for Institutions’ on the left of the screen.Please feed back your comments either via this blog, or direct to Steve Corn.

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