Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Try this: Easer access to full text of journal articles.

IfA researchers returning from other venues have remarked that getting from the ADS citation to the full text of an article is easier elsewhere.  At the Astrocoffee session I gave last month, complaints about this situation were voiced.  Well, perhaps relief is at hand.

UHM Hamilton Library has developed a page of instructions to facilitate access to the full text  from various combinations of operating systems and web browsers. See:
Accessing Resources from Outside the Library

I've reset the Firefox preferences on my Mac.  When I launch an ADS search, I'm immediately prompted to sign on with my name & password (not, @gmail, etc.).  In the ADS search results, I can click on the E or F links to reach the full text.  I don't have to follow the L link through the UHM Library web site to get the item!  I haven't tested it enough to find gaps. 

Try these options! 
Let me know if you experience access improvement, or find gaps and glitches.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Grads Register for eJournal Access

For electronic access to journal articles, you must register with Hamilton Library. Once registered, you can access electronic journals from your office and remote locations by logging in using your UH campus email account username [] and password. 

You will need your UH number.  Your UH number can be obtained from Deb Hew-Harano, IfA Personnel.)

Register online by completing the online registration form.

Most requests will be processed in 2-4 business days, including verification of enrollment and/or University affiliation.
    • Select Manoa as your campus, regardless of which island you are on.

    • Put your UH number in BOTH boxes: 1) the "UH Number (required)" box, AND; 2) the "ID Barcode (required)" box.

    • For “Status (required)”: from drop down menu select ‘Graduate’
 If you experience any difficulties with this process, please contact Kathleen Robertson,
IfA Librarian [956-8907;]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

See the videos: Sprites, Asteroids & ISON

Last night PBS Hawaii screened three great astronomy programs

If you missed any of them, the videos are available at:

The search for SPRITES, large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds.

Will future asteroids trigger massive extinctions—or be mined for precious minerals?  Features Ed Lu and an update on B612’s Sentinel Mission.

Comet of the Century.
About the sun-grazing comet ISON.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Noble 2013 Physics - for theory of the Higgs boson

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory of how particles acquire mass.

More information at the Noble Prize site.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Noble Physics announcement soon

The 2013 Noble prize in physics will be announced tomorrow.

While you are waiting with bated breath, here are some

fun facts about past Noble Physics prizes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


  ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) 
is a registry of unique researcher identifiers

It provides the disambiguation of personal names long needed in research tracking. It supports more accurate publication metrics. And will be welcomed by selection and promotion & tenure committees trying to access candidates' records.

The over 23 developer/partners organizations include
California Institute of Technology and MIT.  It's international: CERN and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) are partners.  

Both the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the American Physical Society (APS) are in the developers group.  Among publishers Elsevier, Nature (NPG), Springer and Wiley are members.

Take your identity into your control and register with ORCID today!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nuovo cimento

The question seemed simple: what’s wrong with the link to Nuovo Cimento? 

 I maintain a list of links  -->to the journals consulted by our researchers.  It makes it easier for me to follow up on access questions in this complex & frequently changing arena.  I include it on the IfA Library webpage so our researchers can most easily discover what is directly available via our licenses vs what requires document delivery services.  I'm always happy to be alerted to broken links! 

I investigated this title and was surprised by the complexity of its history.  I’m posting this so I’ll have my notes of the exploration. I’ve combined the publication histories of the different titles with information on what UHM Hamilton Library has in paper.  (Several parts of Nuovo Cimento have ceased.  The archival journals are available from SpringerLink, however, UHM has only a partial full-text license for 1997- on.  So the paper journals are the only available copies.)

 Nuovo Cimento is a series of peer reviewed scientific journals of physics. The series was first established in 1855, when Carlo Matteucci and Raffaele Piria started publishing Il Nuovo Cimento as the continuation of Il Cimento, which they established in 1844. In 1897, Nuovo Cimento became the official journal of the Italian Physical Society.”

The Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF)/ Italian Physical Society continues to publish several journals.  They have a useful page on their ceased publications

Nuovo cimento
published: 1855-1965: v. 1-28, 1855-68; 2nd ser., v. 1-16, 1869-76; 3rd ser., v. 1-36, 1877-94; 4th ser., v. 1-12, 1895-1900; 5th ser., v. 1-20, 1901-10; 6th ser., v. 1-24, 1911-22; 7th ser., v. 25-26, 1923; n.s. [8th ser.] v. 1-19, 1924-42; 9th ser., v. 1-12, 1943-54; 10th ser., v. 1-39, 1955-65.]
• UH Manoa Hamilton has [Call Number:  QC1 .N9]: 9th ser., v. 11-12 pt.2, 1943-54; 10th ser., v. 1-39, 1955-65 [miss: v.14].
• Split 1965 into:         Nuovo cimento. A 1965-
                                    Nuovo cimento. B 1965-

Il nuovo cimento. A, Nuclei, particles and fields 
was published between 1965 and 1996 in two series: (1965-1970) and (1971-1996). 
As of January 1st, 2000 merged into The European Physical Journal A and The European Physical Journal C.
• UH Manoa [Call Number: QC1 .N9 Pt.A  and QC1 .N9 Pt.A ser.11] has: ser.10:v.40(1965:Nov.)-ser.10:v.59(1969:Feb.),

Variant titles:
  • Relativity, classical and statistical physics  
  • General physics, relativity, astronomy and plasmas  
  • General physics, relativity, astronomy and mathematical physics and methods,  
Il Nuovo Cimento B was published between 1965 and 2010.  As of January 1st, 2011 continues as European Physical Journal Plus.
 UHM Hamilton holdings: • Call Number: QC1 .N9 Pt.B; ser.10:v.40(1965:Nov.)-v.70: no.2(1970:Nov.), ser.11:v.1(1971:Jan.)-v.3(1971:June) 
• Call Number: QC1 .N9 Pt.B ser.11: v.4B:no.1(1971) -v.62B:no.2(1981), v.63B:no.2 (1981)-v.110:no.12 (1995:Dec.)  

Bologna : Società italiana di fisica
• UHM Hamilton [Call Number: QC1 .N9 Pt.C]: v.1C(1978)-v.18C(1995)

Il nuovo cimento : della Società italiana di fisica. Sezione D, Condensed matter, atomic, molecular and chemical physics, biophysics 
Società italiana di fisica. Bologna : Compositori.
published 1982- 1998.  As of January 1st, 1999, this journal merged into The EuropeanPhysical Journal B and The European Physical Journal D.
• UH Manoa Hamilton: • Call Number:  QC1 .N9 Pt.D: v.1D (1982)-v.17D (1995) (CANCELLED AFTER 1995)  
SpringerLink: Il Nuovo Cimento D; Volume 1 / 1982 - Volume 20 / 1998 [UHM 1997-1998 only]

Nuovo cimento. supplemento.  [1949-62; serie 1, v.1-6, 1963-68]
• Superseded by:  Rivista del nuova cimento.  Bologna, Societá italiana di fisica.
UHM SINCLAIR LIBRARY, 2ND FLOOR: Call Number: QC1 .N93: 1954-1962, ser.prima:v.1 (1963)-ser.prima:v.6 (1968)

La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento the one of the journals currently published by the
Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF)/ Italian Physical Society.  No UHM paper holdings.
SpringerLink: Vol 1/1971- 22/1999 from [UHM 1997-1998 only]