Read About the Latest Scientific Developments
by Accessing The Next Wave
Since October, the IU system began subscribing to Science's Next
Wave, a web-based database that provides resources for
the next generation of scientists. A service of the American
Association the Advancement of Science, Next Wave provides
job market news and career advice along with lead stories on
science's hot topics such as nanotechnology. Most importantly, Next
Wave offers access to Science Magazine Online. Due
to the terms of IU's subscription agreement, users can only
retrieve current or past issue table of contents, not abstracts
or full-text articles. IU's annual subscription for this service
is generously paid for by the Graduate School.
To access The Next Wave, go to www.nextwave.org.
The online service's main menu features free access to GrantsNet,
a funding database, JobsNet, a listing of jobs currently
available in the sciences as well as a salary survey. Users can
also search the entire web site by entering keywords in the box
provided or search by country to read about scientific developments
and discoveries worldwide. The database also provides a limited
access to the online version of Science. When searching
for information from Science Online, the user can browse
this week's table of contents, perform a keyword search for a
specific topic or browse subject collections or back issues.
Note: The Next Wave database can only
be accessed from IU Northwest campus computers. If you have any further
questions about using this database,
, Library News Web Editor.