Carpenter Adds 50 More Seats, 11 More Tables

There are now 200 seats on the first floor of Carpenter Library, not including the 84 seats in the four computer labs. More electricity is coming to the tables soon…

What did we lose? Empty bookcases. Thank you to the Vet Library for donating the furniture.

Staff available to help at:
Computer Consultants Desk
Librarians in 103A, 103B Carpenter

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Science Magazine Classic Available


Science Magazine Classic, 1880-1996, is now available directly from the publisher, AAAS. We have access via JSTOR as well but it was not linked from PubMed or easily findable via an article search in Google. Science 1997 through present is from the publisher as well.

Trouble downloading full-text? Try clearing your browser’s cache. Next, click on the Science AAAS image to download articles, see below.



Email us any questions or concerns, Jill Powell,


Engineering Library Research Videos


Engineering Library Research Videos
Eight new videos this semester were created for various engineering courses – see them on

They average 2-5 min in length and cover “how do I find high impact articles, properties of materials using Knovel, primary research literature, phase diagrams, and more.” They were created in Panopto and can be easily integrated into Blackboard. For more information, contact Jill Powell and Jeremy Cusker at

Overleaf Webinar Dec 7

Join us for a Webinar in Mann Library room 160 on December 7, at 10:30 am. Overleaf company representative Shelly Miller and John Hammersley, co-founder of WriteLaTeX/Overleaf will be leading the Webinar.

“Overleaf is a free service that lets you create, edit and share your scientific ideas easily online using LaTeX, a comprehensive and powerful tool for scientific writing.” It uses a system of templates and allows for easier coauthoring of papers. Overleaf is supported by the company Digital Science. Details on joining the meeting are below:

Overleaf / Cornell Presentation/Demo

Join the meeting:

On a computer, use any browser with Flash. Nothing to download.
On a phone or tablet, launch the app and enter meeting code: overleafdemo2

By phone:
United States – New York, NY +1.646.307.1990
United Kingdom – London +44.33.0088.2634
Finland – Helsinki +358.9.4259.9698
Access Code 262-870-699#

By computer via internet:
Join the meeting, click the phone icon and select ‘Call via internet’. A small download might be required.

Questions? Email Jill Powell at or Shelly Miller at

Attend the first ever SPARK Talks!

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural SPARK Talks.




Thursday October 22, 2015


Olin Library Room 107.

Get inspired by five-minute lightning talks by your fellow graduate and postdoctoral students on the theme of Intersection[s] across disciplines.

Paul Berry – Three Dissertation Papers on Food Security & Public Program Usage in 5-Minutes

Lucia Borlle – When normal and abnormal pathways intersect and cancer arises

Vikram Gadagkar – How does practice make you perfect? Clues from a songbird

Josh Katz – The Creativity Curse

Xiaolu Li – Are plants experiencing earlier spring due to climate change?

Jack Madden – Cornell’s Search for Life

Leanna Pancoast – Folding Into a New Dimension

Rahul Sharma – A New State of Matter

Listen, learn and network with presenters and attendees.


See you there!

Cornell University Library’s SPARK Talks Team

Patev demos 3D printing in Engineering Library space

Yesterday, Sean Patev (plant pathology) set up shop in the Engineering Library study space in Carpenter Hall.  He brought along a 3D printer and printed two objects right before our eyes – a small vase and soap dish!  There were other 3D printed items on hand as well.  Sean talked about how the printer works, implications of 3D printing and was there to answer questions from our attendees.

Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page here:

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SPARK talks – Deadline to submit 9/25

The deadline to submit your proposal for a SPARK talk is coming up soon!  What is SPARK talks?  Read on..



Cornell University Library is proud to host SPARK Talks – a series of five-minute lightning talks from Cornell graduate students and postdocs.

It’s more important than ever for scholars to be able to clearly communicate their research whether to undergraduates in the classroom, prospective employers, funding agencies, or the general public. SPARK Talks are an opportunity to present research to a wider audience, to get feedback, and network. Scientists present to humanists, economists present to engineers – and everyone in between.

SPARK Talks are held once a semester and will rotate through different libraries. Each SPARK Talks has an interdisciplinary theme.

The inaugural SPARK Talks will be Oct. 22, 2015, 4 to 6pm at Olin Library Room 107 followed by a reception and a chance to network.

The Fall 2015 theme is Intersection[s].

More information and how to apply can be found here: