Friday, November 13, 2015

New Books at IfA Manoa and Theses - New Catalog Links: for October 2015

Black Holes : An Introduction.
Raine, Derek J. and Thomas, E. G.
QB 843 B55 R35 2005

Graduate Programs. Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields.
American Institute of Physics.
Reference QC 30 .A522a 2015

Highlights of Astronomy.
International Astronomical Union.; IAU.
Dordrecht, D. Reidel
QB 1 I59  Vol 16 

Observer's Handbook 2016.
Kelly, Patrick [editor]
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Seeing Clearly : The Impact of Atmospheric Turbulence
on the Propagation of Extraterrestrial Radiation.
Businger, S. and Cherubini, T. [editors].
QC 484 B221 2011

The Thirteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments
in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics, and
Relativistic Field Theories : proceedings of the MG13 Meeting on General
Relativity, Stockholm University, Sweden, 1-7 July 2012. : Marcel
Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity.
Rosquist, Kjell, Jantzen, Robert T., and Ruffini, Remo [editor/s].
QC 173.6 M37 2012 Part A
QC 173.6 M37 2012 Part B
QC 173.6 M37 2012 Part C 

Theses - New Links in the Library Catalog (LIBCAT)

Submillimeter Constraints on the Evolution of Circumstellar Disks.

Andrews, Sean M.
August 2007
Online PDF : Dissertations & Theses @ University of Hawaii. 

Structure and Energy Transport of the Solar Convection Zone.
Armstrong, James D.
December 2004
Online PDF : Dissertations & Theses @ University of Hawaii.

The Assembly of Massive Galaxy Clusters : A Joint X-ray - Optical Study.
Barrett, Elizabeth.
August 2006
Online PDF : Dissertations & Theses @ University of Hawaii.

Pre-biotic Molecules in the Hot Corinos of Solar-type Protostars.
Bottinelli, Sandrine.
December 2006
Online PDF : Dissertations & Theses @ University of Hawaii. 

The Evolution of the Multiplicity of Young Stellar Objects.
Connelley, Michael S.
August 2007
Online PDF : Dissertations & Theses @ University of Hawaii.

The Evolution of Young Clusters.
Dahm, Scott E.
August 2005
Online PDF : Dissertations & Theses @ University of Hawaii. 

Friday, November 06, 2015

Full text access via
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library

[from 1992]     Full text available via
EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete

[from 2001]     Full text available via
EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete

[from 1956 until (and including) 1989] 
Full text available via     Free E-Journals
[from 2002]     Full text available via
EBSCOhost Academic Search Complet


[from 1994]     Full text available via 
EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete

Friday, October 23, 2015

How to Connect to a Full Text UHM eJournal Article from an ADS Citation

Set Up an ADS Account

Select “University of Hawaii”
as the Library Link Server
  1. SIGN IN — upper right-hand corner of any ADS screen
  3. Account Preferences
  6. Select “University of Hawaii” from the drop-down menu
  7. Save settings
  8. The Library Links appear in citations only when you are signed in to your ADS account, i.e., when your email address is displayed in the upper right-hand corner of any ADS screen
  9. Have your UH Login Username/password [] ready to login to the UHM Electronic Resources page 

  >>   From the ADS Citation

Click on the L-Link [Library Link]:
A   E   F   L   X   D   R   C   S   O
Open the citation and click on the Find it icon

>>   To the UHM Article 

  The Library Link takes you to:
  1. A list of formats and resources available
  2. Select “Full text available via (publisher's name)“
  3. Login on the Electronic Resources page

MNRAS example:
Full text available via  Oxford University Press Journals

This particular link takes you to the MNRAS publisher's website and to the specific article you selected in ADS with formats to choose that should look like these:

Full Text [HTML] Free 
Full Text [PDF] Free


eJournal Links List, IfA Library Webpage

Find e-Journals search page, UHM Library 

Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, problems, or comments.

Monday, February 09, 2015

New Books at IFA Manoa: January 2015

Foundations of Astrophysics.
Ryden, Barbara S, and Peterson, Bradley M.
QB 461 R887 2010

Observing Photons in Space.
Edited by Huber, M, et al.
(International Space Science Institute).
ISSI scientific report, SR-009.
QC 793.5 P42 O27 2010

Physics and Chemistry of Circumstellar Dust Shells.
Gail, Hans-Peter and Sedlmayr, Erwin.
Cambridge Astrophysics Series : 52.
QB 792 G35 2014

A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy.
Martinez, Patrick and Klotz, Alain.
Practical Astronomy Handbooks : 8.
QB 127.4 M37 1998

Protostars and Planets VI.
Beuther, H, Klessen, R S, Dullemond, C P, and Henning, T, Editors.  Proceedings of a conference held in Heidelberg, Germany, July 15-20, 2013.
QB 806 P78 2014

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.