science

Report on Meteorology to the Secretary of the Navy, by James P. Espy (1850)

Weather forecasts are something that we take for granted in the 21st century. Most of us don’t give much thought to the science behind our weather apps, websites, or 24-hour television channels. But in fact the science of meteorology is a fairly recent one. Two hundred years ago there was very little understanding of the... more

Systema Cosmicum, by Galileo Galilei (1635)

Banned Books Week  is observed each September by librarians, publishers, authors, educators, and readers to show “support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” By calling attention to various attempts to restrict access to books and other materials, Banned Books Week reminds readers that freedom of... more

New Scientific Tools: Pubget and the Neuroscience Information Framework

Two new tools for accessing scientific information are now available to patrons. Last spring, Carol, Derrik and I attended a demo of Pubget, which is a free third-party search engine for accessing PDFs of journal articles in the life sciences including PubMed/MEDLINE. WFU has been activated on Pubget, and the unique feature of Pubget is... more