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Library Workshop: CODA: If You Publish, You Need CaltechAUTHORS : Wednesday, March 18, 2:00pm

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, March 18


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


Don L. Anderson (1933–2014)

Don L. Anderson, former president of the American Geophysical Union and a true renaissance man in the field of Earth and planetary science, passed away 2 December 2014. He was 81.

More information on Don L. Anderson:

Beckman Museum will be open March 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 March 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 for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at

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


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


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


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


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


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


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


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.

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