Archive for January, 2011

Library Workshop: SciFinder Scholar: Wednesday, February 2

SciFinder Scholar:

SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts Service) is a premier database for science and engineering.

In addition to chemistry and chemical engineering, it’s coverage extends to the chemical aspects of astronomy, biology, education, engineering, economics, geology, history, mathematics, medicine, and physics.

SciFinder’s 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.

Wednesday, February 2


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


IOPscience service down

On Saturday, January 22nd, the IOPscience service will be unavailable for approximately 8.5 hours, between 12:30am and 9:00pm PST. This is due to essential maintenance work.

Cambridge Structural Data System Updated

The Cambridge Structural Database System and associated software have been updated to the most recent versions.  The most recent data update is now November 2010.

For more information visit the Caltech CCDC home page.

December 2010 New Books and Journals lists

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