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Citation website tracks a half century of NCAR scholarship

 In honor of UCAR/NCAR's 50th anniversary this year, the NCAR Library and UCP's Digital Learning Sciences have together launched a Citation Showcase that contains a nearly complete collection of citations (more than 14,500) of peer-reviewed articles by UCAR authors since the organization's birth. The searchable database, which provides a central location for preserving UCAR and NCAR's scholarly legacy, boasts some creative features, including historic facts and photos. It also contains a compilation of more than 80 books in the Library's holdings written by current and former UCAR/NCAR staff.

"The citation database reflects a half a century of scholarship, impressive for both its breadth and depth," says Library director Mary Marlino.

To compile the database, the Library used citation data from the NESL Publications Database, the Web of Science, and the NCAR Annual Reports (called NCAR Annual Scientific Reports prior to 2005). Any missing works should be reported to the Library.

In addition, the NCAR Archives unveiled a new home page in January. The easy-to-navigate site has useful information about the Archives, including a complete list of collections, oral histories, and frequently asked questions about visiting and archives, donating, publishing archival materials, and more.