Archive for January, 2014

Library Workshop: CaltechTHESIS for Staff: Wednesday, February 5, 2:00pm

Introduction to CaltechTHESIS for Staff

Do you work with graduate students who are working on their thesis?  Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted to CaltechTHESIS as part of the PhD graduation requirement?  How often do you get questions about formatting, printing, or binding theses?  Do you maintain web pages that include information about theses?  This class is geared toward option coordinators or other Caltech staff who work with graduate students or their theses, but is open to anyone interested on campus.   We will give you an overview of the CaltechTHESIS database (, brief you on the steps the students need to take to deposit their thesis, and touch on intellectual property considerations and access.  We will also give you tips on using the information in the database to populate your web page more effectively.

Wednesday, February 5


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


Elsevier ScienceDirect working normally again

Elsevier ScienceDirect content is now accessible. Thank you for your patience.

Elsevier ScienceDirect service outage – currently unavailable

We have been informed by Elsevier that there is a current service outage that is affecting all of their content hosted on the ScienceDirect platform. They are currently working to restore functionality to the site.

We will update when this problem has been resolved and content is accessible again.

Thank you for your patience!

1/20 Martin Luther King Day hours

For Martin Luther King Day on 1/20/2014 libraries will be open only to those with Caltech or Reader’s ID.

Sherman Fairchild Library: 24 hours
Millikan: 9am – 11pm
Dabney: 9am – 11pm
Cahill: Closed
Geology: Closed

ACS electronic journal content back up

Access to ACS electronic content is available again. Thank you for your patience.

Access to ACS journals currently unavailable

We are currently experiencing problems accessing ACS journals. The issue is with the servers at ACS and they are working to remedy the situation. This post will be updated when access is restored.

December 2013 New Books and Journals Lists

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

Web of Science may be unavailable Sunday January 14th

Web of Science will release a new look and feel on Sunday January 12, 2014 between 6am and 6pm PST and may not unavailable intermittently during that period.