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Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (CCE): Newsletter

Library information and resources for the CCE Division at Caltech. Resources for this guide were originally compiled and maintained by Dana Roth.

Newsletter - January 16, 2023

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering — Week of January 16, 2023

What's Inside - Collections Update Edition

Division News
- NIH Webinar
- TechHub Open House
- LaTeX Class
- CAS Future Leaders

- IOPscienceExtra
- Nature titles

- RSC Ebooks
- Springer Intelligent Technologies & Robotics
- American Astronomical Society

- SciFinder Discovery Platform
- Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry & Retrosynthesis
- Drug Hunter

Division News
REMINDER - TODAY! NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Office Hours
Wednesday January 18, 12-1pm

The new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy goes into effect on January 25, which requires that all grants generating data write a data management and sharing plan (DMSP) and maximize sharing of data. To aid compliance, the Caltech Library developed a handout of guidance for writing a DMSP, created an example DMSP, and has a webpage with more information on the new policy. We are happy to answer any questions that researchers have about the policy on Wednesday, January 18 from 12:00–1:00pm.
Thursday January 19, 1-4pm

The Caltech Library TechHub invites the campus community to an open house on the first floor of Caltech Hall. Wander through our TechHub demonstration stations and receive expert guidance on some equipment and services like our large format printer and scanner, Cricut cutting multi-tool, 3D scanner, VR workstation, tools for DIY electronics and device repair, mediated dual nozzle and resin printing, button making, and video streaming. Visit our Vroman's @ Caltech Library exhibit to learn about our curated booklist and campus delivery, and enjoy Tea at the TechHub with boba and other snacks while they last! We look forward to seeing you!

REMINDER - TOMORROW! Introduction to LaTeX Using Overleaf
Thursday January 19, 1:30-3pm

This class is designed for beginning LaTeX users. Using the online collaborative LaTeX editor Overleaf, It will go over the basics of creating a document, formatting, inserting equations, images, and citations, and exporting as a PDF. This class is only for the Caltech community and will be held on Zoom.
Join a group of elite Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from around the world to take the next steps in your leadership journey. Learn how to apply and submit your application for the 2023 CAS Future Leaders program by Sunday, January 29, 2023!


IOPscience Extra
Great news! The Library has subscribed to the Institute of Physics comprehensive journal package, IOPscience Extra. We now subscribe to more than 85 journals included in this new subscription. The new content has been turned on in our link resolver and you should have no trouble downloading articles from any IOP title, published in any year.

New Nature Titles

The Library subscribes to three new Nature titles that are launching in 2023: Nature Mental Health, Nature Water, and Nature Reviews Bioengineering. Both Mental Health and Water are launching as Nature Transformative or hybrid journals that will transition to full Open Access in the future. Nature Reviews Bioengineering is the first engineering title under Nature’s Reviews umbrella. Each year, our campus downloads more than 200k articles from the Nature suite of journals. We expect that these new titles will be heavily used by our campus as well.


Royal Society of Chemistry Ebooks (through 2022)
The Library has purchased access to all RSC ebooks published through imprint year 2022. We are working on access to 2023 titles. These books can be found by searching directly in LibSearch or through your favorite search engine or database.

Intelligent Technologies and Robotics

This year, the Library has new access to the Springer ebook package, Intelligent Technologies and Robotics. The package includes hundreds of titles published 2019-2000 in robotics, smart technologies, computational intelligence, control and automation. The ebooks are DRM-free and there are no download limitations. 

American Astronomical Society Ebooks
The Caltech Library has purchased the 2022 American Astronomical Society (AAS) ebooks that are hosted by IOP. Each year the AAS publishes approximately 15 ebooks and these titles are heavily used by our campus. So far our Library has purchased all of the ebooks published by the AAS and you can browse the complete offerings on their website.


SciFinder Discovery Platform
The Caltech Library has negotiated access to the new SciFinder Discovery Platform from CAS. This includes access to the new SciFinder-n, as well as ChemZent, Analytical Methods, and Formulas. Existing users will be able to access these with their existing logins. New users can register at this link.

Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry & Retrosynthesis 
The Caltech Library has negotiated access to the Medicinal Chemistry and Retrosynthesis modules of Reaxys. These additional databases are available from the main Reaxys search page.

Drug Hunter
Drug Hunter is a curated database of research and news related to the synthetic chemistry of compounds of interest related to the pharmaceutical industry. The Caltech Library has paid for a Premium subscription for current Caltech faculty, students and staff. Please register for an account by filling out this Google form. You must log into Google Drive with your access.caltech credentials to access the form.

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Donna T. Wrublewski, Ph.D., MRSC (she/her)
Head of Research Services
Librarian for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering