February new books and journals lists now available

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of February 2015 are now available. This month’s book list includes book cover images for many items, and links to Amazon to allow you to browse the books electronically. Please note that we provide no guarantee that Amazon has contracted with the publisher to allow viewers to browse specific books.

Library Workshop: Patents: Thursday, March 5, 2:00pm

Patents

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, from the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships, will present a review of the patenting process, including changes introduced by the America Invents Act of 2013. This will be followed by a Caltech Librarian presenting a brief overview of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques.

Thursday, March 5

2:00-3:30pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Crystallographic Resources: Thursday, February 26, 2:00pm

Crystallographic Resources

This session will introduce several crystallographic resources and databases available at Caltech. Larry Henling, MPS (Staff Crystallographer) will provide an introduction to using the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), and along with Dr. Michael Takase (X-Ray Facility Director) will answer any questions about the CSD and using the facility. Examples of finding crystallographic data in both specialty databases (such as the ICSD) and general chemistry databases (such as SciFinder) will be also covered.

Thursday, February 26

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

NASA issues Open Access guidelines for data and publications

NASA has released guidelines for the Open Access release and distribution of data and scholarly publications.

Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Wednesday, February 18, 2:00pm

EndNote For Beginners

Are you writing a research paper or ready to start your thesis? Want an easy way to store, manage and search for bibliographic references? EndNote for Beginners may be just the quick start session you need. Learn what EndNote is and the basics of how it can work for you to organize the articles you’re reading and create bibliographies within a word processing document.  We’ll cover how to get your references into EndNote and what to do with them once they’re there.

Wednesday, February 18

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

GeoScienceWorld ebook Trial

The library currently has access to over 1000 ebooks on the GeoScienceWorld platform. The trial lasts until March 20, 2015.

Browse the titles available from this site. Access is restricted to the Caltech community.

SFL open 24 hours this weekend 2/6 – 2/8

SFL will be open 24 hours Friday and Saturday night this weekend for midterms.

Full library hours are available on our hours page.

Library Workshop: You and Your Thesis: Tuesday, February 10, 2:00pm

You and Your Thesis

Are you working on your thesis?
Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted?
Are you aware of the formatting requirements for theses?
This class will give a brief overview of techniques useful in the production and publication of Caltech electronic theses, including tips on formatting and submitting, and will touch on intellectual property considerations and access.

Tuesday, February 10

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

January new books and journals lists now available

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of January 2015 are now available. This month’s book list includes book cover images for many items, and links to Amazon to allow you to browse the books electronically. Please note that we provide no guarantee that Amazon has contracted with the publisher to allow viewers to browse specific books.

Beckman Museum will be open February 6, 1 to 4pm

The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. On February 6, first Friday of the month, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM.

The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives AT caltech.edu for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at http://archives.caltech.edu/about/beckman-room.html

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