Library Workshop: Crystallographic Resources: Thursday, February 26, 2:00pm

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.

Thursday, February 26


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328


NASA issues Open Access guidelines for data and publications

NASA has released guidelines for the Open Access release and distribution of data and scholarly publications.

GeoScienceWorld ebook Trial

The library currently has access to over 1000 ebooks on the GeoScienceWorld platform. The trial lasts until March 20, 2015.

Browse the titles available from this site. Access is restricted to the Caltech community.

SFL open 24 hours this weekend 2/6 – 2/8

SFL will be open 24 hours Friday and Saturday night this weekend for midterms.

Full library hours are available on our hours page.

January new books and journals lists now available

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of January 2015 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 February 6, 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 February 6, 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 for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at

Free books available on Millikan 9

The Library has put out several shelves of books that are available for free. Visit the 9th floor, enjoy the views and pick up a book today!

SFL weekend hours extended

Starting this weekend the Sherman Fairchild Library will be open until 3am Friday night/Saturday morning and 2am Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Full library hours are available on our hours page.

ScienceDirect linking from Web of Science

We are currently experiencing issues with linking directly to articles in ScienceDirect from Web of Science. Currently the links take you to the main ScienceDirect website instead of the article. Please go directly to journal pages in ScienceDirect instead of relying on the links in Web of Science. Library staff are working to resolve this issue.

1/28/15 – UPDATE – This issue has been resolved.

Library Workshop: Chemical Information Resources: Tuesday, January 27, 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.

Tuesday, January 27


Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326


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