Archive for March, 2013

Cambridge Structural Database System Updated

The Cambridge Structural Database System from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) has been updated on the library’s server. The 2013 edition (v.5.34) is now available and the November 2012 update has been applied. The February 2013 update has not yet been applied but will be shortly. We are aware of a problem running the Mercury application, which we are working to fix. See ccdc.caltech.edu for more information about the CSD applications and database.

Caltech faculty, staff, and students are reminded that the CSDS is also available for download and installation on individual Windows, MacOS, or Linux workstations from software.caltech.edu.  The 2013 edition is now available from that site.

Library Workshop: SciFinder: Thursday, March 21, 2:00pm

SciFinder

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 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 21

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

 

Library Workshop: Reaxys: Wednesday, March 20, 2:00pm

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 20

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

 

February 2013 News Books and Journals Lists

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of February 2013 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.

LexisNexis Academic planned service outage Saturday, March 16th, 9pm-5am