Library Workshop: Crystallographic Resources: Tuesday, December 9, 3:00pm

Crystallographic Resources

This session will introduce several crystallographic resources and databases available at Caltech. Larry Henling, MPS (Staff Crystallographer) will provide an introduction to using the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), and along with Dr. Michael Takase (X-Ray Facility Director) will answer any questions about the CSD and using the facility. Examples of finding crystallographic data in both specialty databases (such as the ICSD) and general chemistry databases (such as SciFinder) will be also covered.

Tuesday, December 9

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Snacks for finals

On 12/9 and 12/11, the Caltech Library will provide snacks on the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library at midnight.

November new books and journals lists now available

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

Beckman Museum will be open December 5, 1 to 4pm

The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. On December 5, first Friday of the month, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM.

The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives@caltech.edu for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at http://archives.caltech.edu/about/beckman-room.html

Thanksgiving weekend hours

Wednesday 11/26
Registration services will end at 1:45pm. SFL will close at midnight.

Thursday 11/27
All libraries will be closed to all users.

Friday 11/28
SFL will be open 9am – midnight with a Caltech or Reader’s ID required all day. Millikan, Dabney, Cahill and Geology will be closed.

Saturday 11/29
SFL will resume regular hours at 9am. Millikan and Dabney will be open regular Saturday hours.

Sunday 11/30
All libraries will be open normal Sunday hours.

Please visit our Hours page for a full schedule.

Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Wednesday, November 19, 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.

Wednesday, November 19

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Beckman Museum to Open First Friday Afternoons

The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. On November 7, first Friday of the month, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM.
The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives AT caltech.edu for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at http://archives.caltech.edu/about/beckman-room.html

October new books and journals lists now available

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

Library Workshop: CODA: If You Publish, You Need CaltechAUTHORS : Wednesday, October 29, 3:00pm

Do you know what rights you retain to use and distribute your own publications?
Would you like to increase the visibility of your publications?
CaltechAUTHORS (http://authors.library.caltech.edu/) is part of CODA, Caltech’s Institutional Repository, and provides free access to articles written by, with, or in close association with Caltech professorial faculty. This class will cover how author postprints (author-formatted, post-peer reviewed and copy edited) can be quickly and easily uploaded and made available to a global audience.

Wednesday, October 29

3:00-4:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

Beckman Museum to Open on the Day of the Presidential Inauguration

The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. On October 24, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 5 to 7:15 PM.
The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives [at] caltech.edu for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays.

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