Memorial Day Hours 5/26

For Memorial Day on 5/26/2014 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

Change your Web of Science/ EndNote Web password

Thomson Reuters has issued a suggestion that all Web of Science/EndNote Web passwords be changed due to the Heartbleed vulnerability. According to their press release they don’t believe any customer information has been compromised, but passwords should be reset as a precautionary measure.

Library Workshop: Overview of Library Resources: Wednesday, May 21, 3:00pm

Overview of Library Resources

This class will give a quick overview of Library services, collections, and databases.  We’ll talk about Docuserve, CODA, finding print and ejournals, our locations and Open Access. Whether you’re new to campus or have been here for years this class will help you make use of all that the Library has to offer.

Wednesday, May 21


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


April 2014 New Books and Journals Lists

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

2014 Library Friends’ Senior Thesis Prize — deadline May 13

The deadline for this year’s Library Friends’ Senior Thesis Prize, with a $1200 honorarium, is only 2 weeks away. All materials are due by midnight, Tuesday, May 13.

Remote access to library resources has been restored

Off-campus access to licensed journals and databases is once again available.

Remote access to library resources temporarily unavailable

Acesss to licensed journals and databases from off campus via the clsproxy service is temporarily unavailable. We are working to correct the problem as quickly as possible.

Library Workshop: Introduction to CaltechTHESIS for Staff: Tuesday, April 15, 3:00pm

Introduction to CaltechTHESES 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.

Tuesday, April 15


Sherman Fairchild Library, Room 218


Elsevier Science Direct article pdf access back up

The technical issues preventing access to article pdfs on the Elsevier Science Direct platform have now been resolved. Licensed journal content on this platform is now accessible.

Thank you for your patience!

Elsevier ScienceDirect access currently experiencing problems

Caltech is currently unable to download article pdfs from the ScienceDirect platform. HTML versions of articles are accessible where available. Not all licensed journal content has an HTML version. The Caltech Library is currently in contact with Elsevier in order to have this issue resolved as quickly as possible.

We will update as soon as there is progress. Thank you for your patience while this problem is addressed.

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