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Library Workshop: Crystallographic Databases: Wednesday, February 26, 2:00pm

Crystallographic Databases

Illustrative examples of searching for online crystal structure data are presented, including Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD), Mineralogy Database, ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center, Reaxys (Beilstein/Gremlin), SciFinder, and more.

Wednesday, February 26


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


CaltechCampusPubs is now available

CaltechCampusPubs digital repository availability has been restored.

CaltechCampusPubs is temporarily unavailable

The CaltechCampusPubs digital repository is temporarily unavailable

2/17 Presidents’ Day hours

For Presidents’ Day on 2/17/2014 libraries will be open only to those with Caltech or Reader’s ID.

Sherman Fairchild Library: 24 hours
Millikan: 9am – 11pm
Dabney: 9am – 11pm
Cahill: Closed
Geology: Closed

Cambridge Structural Database System (CCDC) has been updated

The Cambridge Structural Database System from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) has been updated on the library’s server. The 2014 edition (v.5.35) is now available and the November 2013 data update has been applied. The February 2014 data update is expected shortly. See for more information about the CSD applications and database.

January 2014 New Books and Journals Lists

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

Library Workshop: CaltechTHESIS for Staff: Wednesday, February 5, 2:00pm

Introduction to CaltechTHESIS for Staff

Do you work with graduate students who are working on their thesis?  Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted to CaltechTHESIS as part of the PhD graduation requirement?  How often do you get questions about formatting, printing, or binding theses?  Do you maintain web pages that include information about theses?  This class is geared toward option coordinators or other Caltech staff who work with graduate students or their theses, but is open to anyone interested on campus.   We will give you an overview of the CaltechTHESIS database (, brief you on the steps the students need to take to deposit their thesis, and touch on intellectual property considerations and access.  We will also give you tips on using the information in the database to populate your web page more effectively.

Wednesday, February 5


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


Elsevier ScienceDirect working normally again

Elsevier ScienceDirect content is now accessible. Thank you for your patience.

Elsevier ScienceDirect service outage – currently unavailable

We have been informed by Elsevier that there is a current service outage that is affecting all of their content hosted on the ScienceDirect platform. They are currently working to restore functionality to the site.

We will update when this problem has been resolved and content is accessible again.

Thank you for your patience!

Library Workshop: Chemical Information Resources: Wednesday, January 29, 2:00pm

Chemical Information Resources

This class will provide a brief introduction to the resources available here at Caltech for chemical sciences research. General library services, specialized databases (including SciFinder and Reaxys) and reference materials will be covered.
Please feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with the demonstrations.

Wednesday, January 29


Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326


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