Archive for July, 2014

Library Workshop: Patents: Tuesday, July 29, 3:00pm

Patents

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone (Office of Technology Transfer) will present a review of the patenting process. This will be followed by a quick review of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques by Donna Wrublewski and ample time for questions. For the first time in its history, the U.S. will have a ‘first to file’ patent system, replacing the ‘first to invent’ system, when the America Invents Act came into full force on March 16, 2013. What does this mean for you and for Caltech?

Tuesday, July 29

3:00-4:30pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: You and Your Thesis: Tuesday, July 22, 3:00pm

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.

Tuesday, July 22

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Thursday, July 17, 3:00pm

EndNote For Beginners

Are you writing a research paper or ready to start your thesis? Want an easy way to store, manage and search for bibliographic references? EndNote for Beginners may be just the quick start session you need. Learn what EndNote is and the basics of how it can work for you to organize the articles you’re reading and create bibliographies within a word processing document.  We’ll cover how to get your references into EndNote and what to do with them once they’re there.

Thursday, July 17

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Library Workshop: Life Sciences Information Resources: Wednesday, July 9, 3:00pm

Life Sciences Information Resources

This class will cover the basics of finding biology, biochemical, and other life science-related resources. PubMed and the NCBI interface, Web of Science, and other bio-related databases (including SciFinder and Reaxys) will be introduced, including general search strategies for finding articles and automatic notifications of new publications.

Wednesday, July 9

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326

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

CaltechCampusPubs is up

The maintenance work on the CODA CaltechCampusPubs database is complete and CampusPubs is available.

Holiday weekend hours

Thursday 7/3
All non-Caltech student, faculty & staff registration services end at 3pm. SFL closes at midnight.
Friday 7/4
Libraries will only be open to those with Caltech or Reader’s ID. SFL open 9am – midnight. Millikan and Dabney open 9am – 5pm. Cahill and Geology closed all day.
Saturday 7/5
SFL resumes regular hours at 9am. Mililkan and Dabney open regular Saturday hours.
Sunday 7/6
All libraries have normal Sunday hours.

Please visit our Hours Page for a full schedule.

June new books and journals lists now available

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of June 2014 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.

CaltechCampusPubs may be unavailable on Friday 7/4

The CODA CampusPubs database will be undergoing maintenance on Friday 7/4 and may be unavailable for parts of the day. Other CODA databases including CaltechAUTHORS and CaltechTHESIS will be unaffected by this outage.

Library Workshop: Chemical Information Resources: Tuesday, July 1, 3:00pm

Chemical Information Resources

This class will provide a brief introduction to the resources available here at Caltech for chemical sciences research. General library services, specialized databases (including SciFinder and Reaxys) and reference materials will be covered.
Please feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with the demonstrations.

Tuesday, July 1

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326

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