Archive for December, 2011

Holiday Hours

The library will be open for limited hours over the holidays. Caltech ID will be required all open hours all days until we return to our normal schedule on January 3rd.

Date Holiday Hours
12/24/2011 Christmas Eve 9am – noon
12/25/2011 Christmas Day CLOSED
12/26/2011 9am – noon
12/27/2011 9am – noon
12/28/2011 9am – noon
12/29/2011 9am – noon
12/30/2011 9am – noon
12/31/2011 9am – noon
1/1/2012 New Year’s Day CLOSED
1/2/2012 9am – 6pm

Web of Science and Caltech Connect buttons

The Caltech Connect buttons in Web of Science are currently not working. Library staff have been in touch with Thomsons Reuters who are working on resolving the problem. Please use the “Find E-Journals” link on the library homepage to access e-journal content until Thomson Reuters fixes the problem. If you have questions, please e-mail or call the Sherman Fairchild Library reference desk at x3404.

12/20/11 – UPDATE – Thomson Reuters has resolved the linking problem and the Caltech Connect buttons are working now.

SFX Down Briefly This Morning

SFX will be down and links unavailable for approximately one hour this morning. During this time links (Caltech Connect buttons) in Web of Science, Google Scholar ++ will not be available. We will do our best to complete the necessary maintenance in SFX as quickly as possible. If you have questions, please call x3404 or e-mail

UPDATE – SFX is functioning correctly now. Thank you for your patience.

Find E-Journals

The Find E-Journals page normally accessed here, is not working today. Library staff are working to resolve this problem. Journals continue to be accessible through databases and publisher websites. If you have any questions please call x3404 or e-mail

November 2011 New Books and Journals lists

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