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!

Library Workshop: Chemical Information Resources: Wednesday, January 29, 2:00pm

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.

Wednesday, January 29


Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326

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

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

Library Workshop: EndNote For Beginners: Wednesday, January 22, 2:00pm

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, January 22


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

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

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.

Holiday Hours

The library will be open for limited hours over the holidays. Caltech ID will be required all open hours of all days listed below until we return to our normal schedule on January 2nd.

Date Holiday Hours
12/24/2013 Christmas Eve All libraries close at 5pm. Reference and registration services close at noon.
12/25/2013 Christmas Day All libraries closed all day.
12/26/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/27/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/28/2013 Winter Holiday SFL: closed; Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/29/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/30/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
12/31/2013 Winter Holiday SFL, Millikan and Dabney: noon – 3pm
1/1/2014 New Year’s Day All libraries closed all day.

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