Library Workshop: CODA: If You Publish, You Need CaltechAUTHORS : Wednesday, October 29, 3:00pm

Do you know what rights you retain to use and distribute your own publications?
Would you like to increase the visibility of your publications?
CaltechAUTHORS ( is part of CODA, Caltech’s Institutional Repository, and provides free access to articles written by, with, or in close association with Caltech professorial faculty. This class will cover how author postprints (author-formatted, post-peer reviewed and copy edited) can be quickly and easily uploaded and made available to a global audience.

Wednesday, October 29


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


Beckman Museum to Open on the Day of the Presidential Inauguration

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 October 24, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 5 to 7:15 PM.
The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives [at] for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays.

8/24 All libraries closed 1:30 – 5pm for Rosenbaum Inauguration

On Friday afternoon, October 24th, from 1:30 – 5pm, all libraries will be closed to all for the Inauguration of President Thomas F. Rosenbaum.

Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Thursday, October 23, 3:00pm

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.

Thursday, October 23


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


Library Workshop: You and Your Thesis: Tuesday, October 14, 3:00pm

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, October 14


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


Issues with proxy server /off campus access to electronic resources resolved

Off campus access to electronic resources (databases, journals, etc.) is now resolved. If any problems persist, please email


EZID planned outages Oct. 12th and 18th

From the EZID team at the California Digital Library:

A brief outage is scheduled for Sunday morning, October 12, from 6:30-6:45 am Pacific.

An additional service interruption is also planned for Saturday evening, October 18, at 20:00 Pacific for a period of up to four hours.  During this second outage, all EZID and N2T services will be down, except for DOI resolution, which will be unaffected.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

September new books and journals lists now available

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of September 2014 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.

Recent Events Honoring Dana Roth

The recent American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Francisco, California, saw Caltech’s own Dana Roth honored by both the RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) and the ACS.

Dana was awarded the title of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) at a dinner with representatives from the RSC, Caltech, and Dana’s co-author on Chemical Information for Chemists (published by the RSC), Judith Currano:


Chemical Information for Chemists recently received a four-star “essential” review from CHOICE magazine, a library resource review publication from the American Library Association.

On Wednesday, August 13, a symposium entitled “It Takes Two To Tango: Chemistry Librarians Partnering with Publishers and Researchers To Advance the Chemical Sciences” was held to honor Dana’s contributions to the field of chemical information. It was organized by Judith Currano, Head of the Chemistry Library at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ted Baldwin, Director of the Science and Engineering Library at University of Cincinnati.

A summary of the symposium can be found in the Winter 2014 edition of the Chemical Information Bulletin, and links to slides from the presentation can be found therein.

Congratulations Dana on these well-deserved honors, and thank you for your past and continuing service to the field of chemical librarianship!

Library Workshop: Overview of Library Resources: Wednesday, October 8, 2:00pm

Overview of Library Resources

This class will give a quick overview of Library services, collections, and databases. We’ll talk about Docuserve, CODA, finding print and ejournals, our locations and Open Access. Whether you’re new to campus or have been here for years this class will help you make use of all that the Library has to offer.

Wednesday, October 8


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


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