Archive for March, 2011

Article Recommendations trial

Caltech Library is running a trial of an article recommendation service called bX.

Whenever you use the Caltech Connect button to get to a specific article, the results page may now display citations to additional papers you might find useful, based on link-resolver usage logs from libraries around the world. The results are similar to Amazon’s recommendations.

We’re testing to see how appropriate you find the recommendations, so we really want your comments on this service.

Please send feedback, either to library AT caltech.edu, or using any of the ‘send feedback’ or ‘contact us’ links throughout the Library’s web pages.

EndNote Web unavailable Sunday March 27th

EndNote Web will be unavailable on Sunday March 27th starting at 6am for scheduled maintenance.

Library Workshop: SciFinder Web: Thursday, March 24

SciFinder Web

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  runs on both MACs and PCs and will replace the SciFinder Scholar client software in June 2011.

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 24

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: Web of Science: Wednesday, March 23

Web of Science

This session will provide a wide variety of strategies for searching Web of Science including topic, & author searching, retrieving citing articles, linking to full-text, exporting records directly into EndNote or the new Web EndNote, and creating search and citation alerts.

Wednesday, March 23

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: Wednesday, March 16

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.

Wednesday, March 16

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Cambridge Crystallographic Data System Update

The February 2011 CSD data update has been added to the Cambridge Structural Database. For more information about this database, please visit the Caltech CCDC home page.

Library Workshop: Reaxys: Wednesday, March 9

Reaxys

The new combined web interface to Beilstein, Gmelin and Elseviers Patent Chemistry database.
It runs on both MACs and PCs and replaced both the Crossfire client software and DiscoveryGate access at the end of 2010.

Beilstein is based on Beilsteins Handbuch der Organischen Chemie (1771-1980) and selected organic chemistry journal articles beginning in 1981.
Gmelin is based on Gmelins Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie (1771-1994) and selected inorganic/organometallic chemistry journal articles since 1995.
The Patent Chemistry Database is limited to English-language US(1976+), WO(1978+) & EP(1978+) patents, with “organic chemistry” IPC codes:

Reaxys  content and format coverage (journal articles & patents) will be reviewed and search techniques for topics, chemical substances and reactions will be displayed.
We will also briefly compare and contrast Reaxys with other important databases: Combined Chemical Dictionary, SciFinder, Web of Science, and PubMed.

An extensive description of the Reaxys database is available: http://library.caltech.edu/learning/classhandouts/Reaxys2010.pdf

Wednesday, March 9

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

February 2011 New Books and Journals lists

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of February 2011 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.