Sunday, November 22, 2009


TechJournalContents [] is a new free service that enables a user to “search across the current issues of more than 4,500 scholarly technology journals from multiple publishers” … to find the most research articles in a wide range of scientific, technical, and social science disciplines.

Approximately 400 of the journals searched by TechJournalContents are freely available on Open Access ; access to the full text of search results from other journals will depend on the status of a current institutional or personal subscription. Users can save TechJournalContents searches as an RSS feed that provides notifications of matching results using a feedreader (e.g., Google Reader or Bloglines).

Springer, Emerald, Inderscience, Wiley Interscience, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, IEEE, Sage, AIP, and IMechE, are among the publishers whose technology-related journals are indexed by TechJournalContents

The core behind the service is the journalTOCs API [] , produced by the journalTOCs Project [], based at the ICBL, Heriot-Watt University, and is being managed by Santy Chumbe ; a project blog, journalTOCsAPI, is available []

TechJournalContents is a component of TechXtra [] a service which helps one “find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, thesis & dissertations, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.”


Roddy MacLeod, Senior Engineering Faculty Librarian, Heriot-Watt University Library, Edinburgh, Scotland, and co-editor, Internet Resources Newsletter [], a "free monthly electronic for academics, students, engineers, scientists and social scientists”published since October 1994.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Engineering Pathway > Engineering Education Wing Of The NSDL

The Engineering Pathway [] is a portal to high-quality teaching and learning resources in engineering, applied science and math, computer science / information technology, and engineering technology and is designed for use by K-12 and university educators and students. The K-12 engineering curriculum uses engineering as a vehicle for the integration of hands-on science and mathematics through real-world designs and applications that inspire the creativity of youth.

Users may search over K-12 engineering lessons and activities, as well as other K-12 resources, by many criteria - including content focus area, grade level and educational standards. K-12 community resources include professional development opportunities and research findings. Higher education resources may be discovered by multiple criteria including discipline, audience, resource type, title, author/creator, special topics, or by selected collection. Higher education community resources include support for ABET accreditation, research and scholarship, curricula development and extracurricular activities for students.

Additional features include outreach information and materials, diversity resources, professional society and career planning information, personalized workspace, the ability to contribute and comment on resources, and hosted search services.

The Engineering Pathway's goal is to provide resources that help teachers, parents, faculty, and practicing engineers to inspire more of today's students to follow an engineering path as their way to understand and improve the world.

Our Goals

Beginning with our November 2005 launch, our goals are to:

  • Merge NEEDS and TeachEngineering into a unified K-gray engineering educational digital library

  • Significantly and sustainably grow high-quality resources

  • Align the unified curricular materials with appropriate undergraduate and K-12 educational standards

  • Grow the participation of content providers and users

  • Enhance quality control and review protocols for content

  • Expand gender equity and ethnic diversity components by cataloging and reviewing curricular resources created by female-centric and minority-serving organizations

Also Links To

Help for First Time Users / Contacts / Collaborators / Evaluation / Publications / EP Flyer (PDF)



Engineering Pathway Is The Engineering Education Wing Of The National Science Digital Library [].

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

As a national network of learning environments, resources, and partnerships, NSDL seeks to serve a vital role as STEM educational cyberlearning for the nation, meeting the informational and technological needs of educators and learners at all levels.