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SFX is currently down this morning. During this time links (Caltech Connect buttons) in Web of Science, Google Scholar ++ will not be available. We will do our best to complete the necessary maintenance in SFX as quickly as possible. If you have questions, please call x3404 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently experiencing problems accessing JSTOR content. Library staff are in touch with the publisher and we hope that our access problems are resolved soon. Science is one of the many affected titles, as pre-1997 content is licensed via JSTOR.
The Cambridge Structural Database System from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) has been updated on the library’s server. The 2013 edition (v.5.34) is now available and the November 2012 update has been applied. The February 2013 update has not yet been applied but will be shortly. We are aware of a problem running the Mercury application, which we are working to fix. See ccdc.caltech.edu for more information about the CSD applications and database.
Caltech faculty, staff, and students are reminded that the CSDS is also available for download and installation on individual Windows, MacOS, or Linux workstations from software.caltech.edu. The 2013 edition is now available from that site.
SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service) is a premier database for science and engineering.
In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, SciFinder coverage extends to the chemical aspects of biology, environmental engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, and physics.
SciFinder content and format coverage (journal articles, patents, theses, etc.) will be reviewed and search techniques for topics, chemical substances and reactions will be displayed.
We will also briefly compare and contrast SFS with other important databases: Combined Chemical Dictionary, Reaxys (Beilstein/Gmelin), Web of Science, and PubMed.
An extensive description of the SciFinder (web) database is available: http://library.caltech.edu/learning/classhandouts/scifinderwebhandout.pdf
Thursday, March 21
Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328
The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of February 2013 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.
One City, One Story 2013
Friends of the Caltech Libraries and Pasadena Public Library’s One City, One Story present a conversation on The Slowing: Earth’s Atmospheric Circulation and The Age of Miracles, Friday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. in Baxter Lecture Hall.
Age of Miracles’ author Karen Thompson Walker will join Caltech Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Simona Bordoni, and Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Director of the Caltech Counseling Center, Lee Coleman, in a discussion relating to themes in The Age of Miracles including atmospheric circulation patterns, the slowing of Earth’s rotation, and the psychological effects of catastrophic change on various characters and age groups in the novel.
Friday, March 15
Baxter Lecture Hall,
Caltech Campus, Located within Bldg. 77, 2nd Floor
On Monday, the library will require ID at all hours. For Caltech students, faculty and staff SFL will continue to be open 24 hours; Millikan and Dabney will be open 9am – 1am.
The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of January 2013 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.
We have access to most of our subscribed Wiley journals again. There are two exceptions: Political Science Quarterly and Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. We hope to have access to those journals restored soon.