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  1. Current Contents Connect available

    Updated daily, Current Contents Connect is a multidisciplinary current awareness web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information of the world's leading scholarly journals.   It provides complete tables of contents and bibliographic information, including abstracts, from about 8,000 journals, 2,000 books, and 7,000 scholarly web sites.  It includes pre-published electronic journal articles and links to the full text.   Database coverage: 1998 to the present. Current Contents Connect is published in seven editions and two collections. • Life Sciences (1398 journals)• Clinical Medicine (1358 journals)• Social and Behavioral Sciences (1850 journals)• Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (1160 journals)• Engineering, Computing & Technology (1232 journals)• Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (1262 journals)• Arts and Humanities (1148 journals)• Business Collection (235 journals)• Electronics & Telecommunications Collection (195 journals) For more information, please see Fact sheet, Quick Reference Card, and recorded training. 

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  2. Databases of the week: the business of engineering

    Engineers don’t just design things, they also need to build and sell them!  This week, Linnea Shieh from the Terman Engineering Library gives us a tour of databases that focus on markets and finance for entrepreneurial engineers and their companies.   NewSpace Global provides indices, quantitative assessments, and deep dives on companies in the burgeoning commercial space industry, from Accion Systems to SpaceX to Zero2Infinity.  Other content includes real-time news coverage and a library of 25,000 articles dating to the beginnings of “new space.” Inframation is a database of intelligence on development projects in North America, focusing on funding and deals.  Customize a daily digest email to get the latest headlines and reports, sourced from a variety of news outlets and press releases.  Industry sectors covered include energy, renewables, transport, construction, and more.  IDC (International Data Corporation) contains market analysis and research reports for the information technology, consumer technology, and telecommunications industries.  Subscribe to news feeds on the blockchain and 3D printing markets, or learn about development of 5G networks around the world. Faulkner’s Advisory for IT Studies is designed for the academic community, and has comprehensive intelligence reports on technological advances in the IT and communications market segments.  Topics include healthcare information management, streaming media, and wireless.  It also includes product profiles, vendor directories, and a glossary. GlobalData’s Medical Device intelligence service (aka Medical eTrack) covers the medical equipment industry, supplying insights for strategic planning by suppliers and manufacturers.  Epidemiology data is used to build quantitative and qualitative market models, and a device database tracks 46,000 devices from 100 countries.    For comprehensive finance and business databases such as Bloomberg, Lux Research and Thomson ONE, check out the Business School’s A-to-Z databases list.  And as always, see the engineering topic guides for more great engineering resources!  

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  3. When Netizens Meet Party Leaders: Escalating Control of Internet and Social Media in China Since 1987

    Free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here.About the talk: China’s control of the internet and social media has drawn global attention. A total of 170 internet regulations promulgated between 1991 and 2018 focus on these aspects of control: (1) How does the Chinese government control the internet and social media? (2) Who and what are being controlled? (3) Why is there a need to control the use, content, and access to the internet and social media? The talk will show political and social cases on how the Chinese leaders and netizens use the internet to meet their different purposes. In today’s explosive digital media age, the Chinese leaders know the power of the internet in reaching the people, e.g., General Secretary Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao held online chats with the people in June 2008 and February 2009, respectively. On the other hand, they are very concerned the use of internet and social media will become out of control, specifically in terms of freedom of expression. For example, the Jasmine Revolution in China (known as the Chinese Pro-Democracy Movement) in February 2011 has raised a red flag. The netizens want to access more information and express themselves more freely. So, what will happen in this balancing act between the leaders and the netizens? What is China’s internet control model? This will be explored and discussed in this talk.About the speaker: Dr. Tuen-yu Lau is the Kiriyama Professor of Asia Pacific Studies in the Center for Asia Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco. He was founding director of the Master of Communication in Digital Media Program at the University of Washington. He has previously taught at Purdue University, UCLA, University of Hong Kong, Fudan University and Beijing Central University of Finance and Economic. He was a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution and the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford as well as at the University of Southern California's U.S.-China Institute. Professor Lau served as a principal advisor for then brand-new TV network Indosiar Visual Mandiri in Indonesia. He worked with 50 foreign advisors to train 1,000 factory workers to become TV professionals. He also functioned as an advisor to an Internet radio company in Silicon Valley to help turn it from a revenue-loss to cash flow positive. Professor Lau holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a master's in communication from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in mass media (integrating the study of journalism, telecommunication, and advertising) from Michigan State University.

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  1. Massachusetts Telecommunications Businesses, 1995

    Harvard Map Collection, US Census Bureau, Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Office of Geographic and Environmental Information (MassGIS)

    This datalayer displays a point coverage representing telecommunications businesses throughout Massachusetts. Business types contained here include...

  2. Telecommunication Lines, Israel, 1987

    East View Cartographic, Inc. and Soviet Union. Sovetskai?a? Armii?a?. General?nyi? shtab

    Telecommunication line features for Israel. Feature vector data was extracted by East View Cartographic from 1:500,000 series Soviet military topog...

  3. Sicily

    United States Office of Strategic Services. Research and Analysis Branch

    compiled and drawn in the Branch of Research and Analysis, O.S.S. "Nov. 20, 1942." "Map no. 1403."

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