Archive for November, 2008

New catalog interface goes live today

The library catalog is getting a new face today, Wednesday, Nov. 25th.  The redesigned interface will make it easier for you to navigate the catalog.  Please contact a librarian if you have any questions.

New catalog interface

The library catalog interface will be changed soon. Please check out the new design. All comments are welcome.

Caltech Olive Harvest


Caltech Olive Story Year Two

Caltech goes green with Olive Harvest Festival

What is Olive Oil? {check an encyclopedia for the broad view}

Why is it important in human civilization? {it takes a whole book to answer!}


CHEMISTRY: Boskou, Dimitrios. Olive oil; chemistry and technology. 2nd ed. 2006.HISTORY: Mazzoti, Massimo. Enlightened Mills: Mechanizing olive oil production in Mediterranean Europe.A sociohistorical understanding of eighteenth-century oil manufacture is therefore crucial to assessing southern European industrialization and its relation to the economies of northern Europe.

ENGINEERING: Ketack, Kim. Carbon coatings with olive oil…on nano-LiFePO4. 2007.

COOKING: Home Cured Olives. AN OBSESSION WITH FOOD AND WINE: Thursday, Jan. 18,2007

MYTHOLOGY: Encyclopedia Mythica. Athena. “Athena’s gift was an olive tree, which was better because it gave the people food, oil and wood.”

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: International agreement on olive oil and table olives, 2005(.pdf).

MEDICINE: Carluccio, MA. Vasculoprotective potential of olive oil components. 2007. “The available data support the need to preserve certain dietary traditions, such as olive oil consumption, to counteract the burden of cardiovascular disease.”

LITERATURE: Keyword Search in Poetry: Olive =4292 hits! Literature Online.

Olive Harvest Tee

Go browse their selection of olive-related books including The Passionate Olive: 101 Things to Do with Olive Oil and Healing Powers of Olive Oil: A Complete Guide to Nature’s Liquid Gold.

October New Library Resources

The lists of new resources added to the libraries’ collection during the month of October are now available at: New to the Caltech Libraries