Chemistry Library Renovation
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The southwest section of journal shelving will soon be removed.
During the summer, we will be constructing two meeting rooms in the southwest corner of the library, next to the windows. In addition, we will be updating the table seating area near the windows as well as refreshing our computer workstation area with a new layout and furniture.
To make this construction possible we moved around 200 journal titles to the Collections Deposit Library (CDL), one of the storage facilities on campus. To minimize impact on patrons we selected only titles to which we have stable access via electronic subscription or purchase. All materials in storage are available for retrieval requests placed in the Library Catalog, should the need arise to consult one of the transferred volumes.
Reaxys has launched an enhanced, streamlined user interface, offering some new features such as results analysis histograms, an autoplanner, and a report creator. The new interface can be accessed through a link on the current interface home page until June 1, when the old interface will be removed.
The March 27 issue of Nature has a number of articles on where scientific publishing may be headed, and the challenges it faces in the 21st Century. Includes articles on the growing "dark side" of "predatory" open access publishing that ensnares many an unwitting scholar. This latter concern has also been recently featured in the New York Times.
ACS ChemWorx is a free research management and storage system for chemists that combines reference discovery and management, professional networking, group and task management, and manuscript preparation in a single, secure location, accessible from anywhere. ChemWorx enables researchers to create online profiles with comprehensive messaging and social communication features, to organize secure workgroups and projects, share document libraries, manage calendars and group task lists, and maintain private discussion areas. Integrated Web, desktop, and mobile applications provide capabilities for content discovery, reference and document management, coordinated storage and retrieval of data, and collaborative manuscript preparation and editing, as well as personal publication tracking with ACS Publications. Log in with your ACS ID to get started.
Coinciding with the launch of ACS ChemWorx, ACS Publications is also introducing feature enhancements to the digital editions of its entire portfolio of peer-reviewed research journals, including:
- ACS ActiveView PDF : An interactive full text format that enables you to attach highlights and notes to ACS journal articles, explore referenced abstracts via the SciFinder-powered Reference QuickView, make and save annotations in your ACS ChemWorx library, share links with colleagues and lab group members, and sync your libraries across smartphone, tablet, and desktop environments.
- "Add to ACS ChemWorx" : With a single click, you can export citations from any ACS article to your ACS ChemWorx reference library - via links found on search results, and on table of contents, abstract, and full text page types.
CSD 2013 Software Available
The 2013 version of the Cambridge Structural Database software suite is available for checkout and on-campus installation. Just ask for the box at the service desk.
The American Chemical Society has made its popular ACS Style Guide (3rd ed., 2006) available as an e-book.
The Libraries have upgraded our subscription to RSC journals to their "GOLD" package, which includes all journals they publish. We now have access to newer in-demand titles including:
- Biomaterials science
- Catalysis science and technology
- Food and function
- Integrative biology
- Polymer chemistry
- Toxicology research
- Merck index. 15th ed.
- Handbook Table
- Phosphorus : chemistry, biochemistry and technology. 6th ed.
- QD 181 P1 C674 2013 Stacks
- Purchased with funds from the Boggs Endowment.
- Organic chem lab survival manual. 9th ed.
- QD 261 Z83 2014 Reserves
- Microwaves in organic synthesis. 2 vols. 3rd ed.
- QD 262 M53 2012 Stacks
- Purchased with funds from the Skinner Endowment.
- Handbook of chemical engineering calculations. 4th ed.
- TP 155.2 M36 H36 2012 Reference
- Industrial organic chemicals. 3rd ed.
- TP 247 W59 2012 Stacks
- The Chemistry of heterocycles. 3rd ed.
- QD 400 E3713 2012 Stacks
- Introduction to polymer chemistry. 3rd ed.
- QD 381 C37 2013 Stacks
- Purification of laboratory chemicals. 7th ed.
- QD 61 A76 2013 Reference
- Szycher's handbook of polyurethanes. 2nd ed.
- TP 1180 P8 S98 2013 Stacks
- Comprehensive sampling and sample preparation. 4 vols.
- QD 75.4 S25 C66 2012 Reference
- Bioprocess engineering : kinetics, biosystems, sustainability, and reactor design.
- TP 248.3 L58 2013 Stacks
- Membrane technology and applications. 3rd ed.
- TP 159 M4 B35 2012 Stacks
- Caffeine : chemistry, analysis, function and effects.
- QP 801 C24 C337 2012 Stacks
- The chemical history of color.
- QD 495 O76 2013 Stacks
- Physical chemistry for engineering and applied sciences.
- QD 453.3 F68 2013 Stacks
- Electrochemical dictionary. 2nd ed.
- QD 552.5 E44 2012 Reference
- Purchased with funds from the Boggs Endowment.
- Heterocyclic chemistry at a glance. 2nd ed.
- QD 400 J594 2012 Stacks
- Dynamics and linear control of integrated process systems.
- TP 155.75 B35 2012 Stacks
- The Periodic table and a missed Nobel Prize.
- QD 467 L34 2012 Stacks
- Reference -- in our Reference Collection (on walls)
- Reference Stacks -- in Ranges R8-R9 near Chemical Abstracts
- Handbook Table -- in the Reference area.
- Stacks -- in our Book Stacks (after initial period on New Book Shelf)
- Reserves -- ask at the Circulation Desk
- Spectra -- in our Spectra Collection (northeast corner)
see Floor Plan
Information about Library Endowment Funds