Archive for November, 2010

Libraries closed Thursday, ID required on Friday

The libraries will be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday starting at 9am the libraries will be open but a Caltech ID will be required to enter.

Library Workshop: Reaxys/DiscoveryGate/SciFinder Web: Thursday, December 2

Reaxys/DiscoveryGate/SciFinder Web

Reaxys:

The new web interface to Beilstein, Gmelin and Elsevier’s Patent Chemistry database.
It runs on both MACs and PCs and will replace both the Crossfire client software and DiscoveryGate access at the end of 2010.
Caltech will continue to have access to Beilstein and Gmelin thru all three interfaces until then.

DiscoveryGate:

A search/display interface to a multi-database collection that includes both Beilstein and Gmelin thru 2010.
It also includes numerous specialty databases (such as MDDR, Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry, NCI database) that can be searched individually or as a group.

SciFinder Web:

The new web interface to SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service).
In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, SciFinder’s coverage extends to the chemical aspects of biology, environmental engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, and physics.
It runs on both MACs and PCs and will replace the SciFinder Scholar client in June 2011.

Thursday, December 2

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: You and Your Thesis: Thursday, November 18

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? You are encouraged to attend a brief overview of techniques useful in the production and publication of Caltech electronic theses. The session will include tips on formatting and submitting, and will touch on intellectual property considerations and access.

Thursday, November 18

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Life Sciences Information Resources: Thursday, November 11

Life Sciences Information Resources

Covers various bibliographic databases to consider for interdisciplinary information retrieval related to life sciences, as well as options for automatically updating yourself on new literature on your topic, use of subheadings in PubMed/Medline, and other database functions and features.

Thursday, November 11

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register:  http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: IEEE Xplore: Tuesday, November 9

IEEE Xplore

Covers the IEEE Xplore interface and will include insider tips on search strategy and how to take advantage of the latest value-added features.  Faculty, students, librarians, and other technical researchers who have an interest in IEEE Xplore will want to attend.  This is approximately a one hour session and will cover:

- How to save searches, set-up alerts and other personalization features
- New, easy-to-navigate design
- New search engine and how it works including advanced search options
- Improved search tools–refine and drill down into searches by multiple criteria
- How to search by author affiliation, including academic, government or corporate
- Improved browse options — browse by subject, most popular or what’s new
- Enhanced online support tools

Tuesday, November 9

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register:  http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Copyright and Your Publications: Thursday, November 4

Copyright and Your Publications

Confused by all the copyright forms you have to fill out for the publishers?
Do you wish you could retain control over your own work?  Anyone who is planning to write and/or publish articles, books or theses will find something useful in this workshop.

Thursday, November 4

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register:  http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

October 2010 New Books and Journals lists

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of October 2010 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.