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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Free Patents Online provides fast, easy-to-use access to millions of patents. It allows you to retrieve a PDF for any patent, FREE! To access, From the full-text page of any patent, click "View Patent Images".

CSA Illumina Interface

The final transition to the new CSA Illumina platform from the CSA Internet Database Service (IDS) will occur on Thursday, 10 February. At that time, everyone logging in to search databases delivered through CSA will automatically access the new CSA Illumina platform and interface.

In the meantime, we have introduced a revised home page ( and an updated Administrative Profile Module.

Login links and links to full-text, holdings, and ILL should interface with CSA Illumina the way that they currently interface with IDS. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact our technical support department at

The CSA Illumina platform was designed specifically integrating feedback from users. We look forward to your reactions to CSA Illumina and hope you will share them with us at

Linda Goldberg
Vice President, Web Development

Note from Drexel University - some of the engineering-related areas we access via CSA include Material Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Biological Sciences.

Thanks to Georgia State University Library for their summary.

Monday, February 21, 2005

ASCE Conference Proceedings Online

ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) conference Proceedings Online can be accessed from

The ASCE Online Research Library currently includes complete ASCE conference papers published from 2003 to the present, with select papers published from 1998.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Nanotech news and current happenings

"Reporting on disruptive technologies such as MEMS, NEMS, Nanoscale Materials, Molecular Manufacturing, Quantum Computing, Nanomedicine, Nanoelectronics, Nanotubes, Self Assembly, and Molecular Biology".
The daily updated Newsweekly for the Nanotechnology Industry from the Nano Science and Technology Institute.