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This was fixed on 9/27/16
According to Elsevier, ScienceDirect is experiencing unexpected errors that make the site inaccessible. They are working on fixing the problem and have apologized for the inconvenience.
Update – ScienceDirect is accessible again.
The Caltech Library places all required course texts on course reserves for students to have an equal opportunity for access.
We recommend you search for your course here to locate the texts on reserve for your course. Reserves are located at the Sherman Fairchild Library (SFL) or Geology Library. The loan period for SFL course reserves is shorter than normal checkouts. Most check out for 3 hours with some being available for up to 24 hours. The shorter loan period is to make sure all students in the course have access to the material. Geology reserves are for use only in the Geology Reading Room and are not to be checked out or removed from that library.
In some cases, multiple copies are made available in course reserves so please check the course reserve list.
If a course text is not on course reserve, please notify the Library.
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.
Wednesday, October 5
Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328
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, September 14
Millikan Library, 9th Floor
“Authorea – Advanced Editing and Collaboration”
This “Beyond-the-Basics” program covers more advanced features of the Authorea online authoring platform, including:
- Integration with GitHub;
- Editing text blocks using Unix tools like vi;
- Integrating interactive figures and plots into a manuscript
- Applying journal templates for submission and publication
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Authorea to create, edit, share documents with text, figures, and citations in Markdown, LaTeX, or HTML. Familiarity with GitHub for collaborative editing and open dissemination of research documents.
Wednesday, September 7
Millikan Library, 9th Floor
After a complete modernization of the elevator, it is now back in service and available for use.
On Friday afternoon, September 3rd, registration services will close at 3pm. The libraries will be open normal hours Saturday and Sunday.
On Monday, September 6th, for Labor Day, the Sherman Fairchild Library and Millikan Library will be open their normal hours, but a Caltech ID, JPL badge or Guest Reader card will be required all day. Cahill, Dabney and Geology libraries will be closed.
Sherman Fairchild Library will have partial floor closures from August 26th to September 2nd for maintenance.
The Library will remain open during this time. The group study rooms on the 2nd floor and the central computer workstations on 1st floor will continue to be available during this period.
Schedule of floor closures:
Monday, August 29 – Basement & 3rd floor; partial closures on 1st and 2nd floors
Tuesday, August 30 – Basement & 3rd floor; partial closures on 1st and 2nd floors
Wednesday, August 31 – Basement; partial closure on 2nd floor
Thursday, September 1 – Basement; partial closure on 2nd floor
Friday, September 2 – Basement; partial closure on 2nd floor
If you have any questions or would like us to retrieve a book for you, please contact the Sherman Fairchild Library circulation desk.
The temporary problem logging into DocuServe has been resolved. As always, please let us know if you have any problems.