Green energy-related research and development (R&D) results are now more easily accessible through a new online portal, DOE Green Energy.

The free public portal was launched on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) within the Office of Science. The site is designed to ease access to green energy R&D information for use by researchers, scientists, educators, students and the general public. Researchers can use the DOE Green Energy portal to speed scientific discovery and innovation; business and industry can use the R&D to stimulate economic growth related to renewable energy. Educators, students, and the public can discover applications of renewable energy science and energy efficiency best practices. The portal provides technical documents from thousands of R&D projects conducted at DOE National Laboratories and by DOE-funded awards at universities.

ACS Publications is experiencing a severe system disruption resulting in complete or partial loss of access across the ACS Web Editions products including journals, e-books and archives for many of our customers worldwide. They apologize for the inconvenience and are working diligently to both restore access as well as trace the root cause of the issue.

UPDATE: as of 2:00 pm EST, the ACS Publications platform has been restored to full operational capacity.

OSU Libraries has a trial of the Anthropology & Ethnographic Video Online collection, published by Alexander Street Press. Anthropology & Ethnographic Video Online is a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video. The collection currently has almost 300 videos (mostly documentaries, plus some field recordings and interviews). Trial ends June 15, 2010

Please submit your comments regarding this electronic resource trial through the Database Trial Evaluation Form.

The Getty Research institute is now making the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) available free of charge.

BHA has been used informally to refer to a group of databases: RAA, RILA, BHA, and IBA. The data available on the Getty Web site as of April 1, 2010, comprises two databases: BHA and IBA. BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art/Bibliographie d’histoire de l’art) covers the years 1990-2007; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in French or English and all subject terms in French and English. IBA (International Bibliography of the History of Art) covers 2008 and part of 2009; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in English and all subject terms in French and English. A third database will be added to the Getty Web site during the coming months: RILA (Répertoire de la litterature de l’art), which covers 1975–1989. At present, the Getty has no plans to add RAA (Répertoire d’art et d’archéologie), which covers 1973–1989.