March 7, 2014 — Uncategorized
Are you a scientist wondering what careers exist outside of academia? Are you interested in learning more about employers in your field, but don’t know where to start? If so, you will want to join us for this presentation!
Tuesday, March 25th
Noon-1:30pm (brown bag)
Tom Ottaviano, Business and Economics Librarian, along with Anne Poduska, Graduate and International Student Career Advisor and Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies will present on:
- What does the term “industry” mean?
- What resources can you use to learn about industries and employers?
- How can you relate your graduate field, discipline and skills to actual jobs?
Hope to see you there!
Sponsored by Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Libraries, the Graduate School’s Office of Inclusion and Professional Development, and Cornell Career Services
February 25, 2014 — Uncategorized
Last June, the EMPS Libraries hosted a mini-conference on public speaking skills, just for scientists. As scientists, we are masters in the lab but sometimes we need a little help when it comes to networking and verbalizing our science.
If you missed or could not make our Public Speaking Conference last year, we have a LibGuide that covers the presentation topics of that day. Topics include warming up with yoga, using improvisation and comedy as presentation skills, business meal etiquette, and elevator speeches.
Did we say elevator speeches? This article in ASEE Prism discusses how engineers can benefit from elevator speeches. It surely applies to all in the engineering, physical sciences and mathematics disciplines.
For designing powerful presentations, this LibGuide put together by our visual resources librarians covers the essentials – and more.
Finally, the grad school itself has some wonderful resources as well when it comes to navigating careers, public speaking and other academic advice.
If this all sounds good, stay tuned for our next workshop event – where business and science collide (more details forthcoming!)
February 5, 2014 — Chemistry
The Physical Sciences Library is pleased to announce the release of a new title – one where our very own Chemistry Librarian, Leah McEwen, has contributed to!
Chemical Information for Chemists
Editor(s): Judith Currano, Dana Roth (C. 2014)
This title is designed to support anyone using chemical information. Certain chapters focus entirely on structure searching and reactions, chemical patents and other types of specialized chemical information.
January 31, 2014 — Engineering, Engineering Library
The Engineering Library as acquired the following resource!
Includes over 250 hours of streaming video and text covering 50 well-known case studies of engineering failures and successes. From nuclear disasters to oil spills, air and space disasters, structural collapses, and explosions, Engineering Case Studies Online includes documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world.
January 27, 2014 — Mathematics Library
The Mathematics Library is pleased to announced the acquisition of a new eBooks package. The Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society is a collection of books from 1950 of the Memoirs series. It is devoted to the publication of research in all areas of pure and applied mathematics.
To find books in this package, search in the Catalog as keyword ” AmerMathSocMemoirsebk” . Our eBooks listing on the website also has links to these eBooks as well.
Any questions? Email email@example.com
January 13, 2014 — Engineering, Engineering Library
Over 470 titles from MIT Press are now available via the IEEE xplore platform and separately here – http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/mitpress
These full-text ebooks are available in fields such as computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, computer programming, information technology and electrical engineering with an earliest publication date of 1943 to the present. Individual titles will eventually be loaded into the library catalog; in the meantime use the above URL to find titles.
Send any questions to Jill Powell, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 8, 2014 — Uncategorized
Cornell faculty and staff are invited to attend an informational session offered by the Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG). Staff from the RDMSG will discuss the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) policy requiring a data management plan with all grant proposals, review the requirements and describe how researchers can obtain assistance to create data management plans. We will also discuss the wide range of other data management services available through the RDMSG and answer questions.
Two sessions will be offered:
Thursday, January 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 160 Mann Library
Wednesday, February 5, 12:00-1:00 pm, 701 Clark
Advanced registration is not required.
Sponsored by Senior Vice Provost for Research Robert Buhrman and University Librarian Anne R. Kenney, the RDMSG is a virtual organization that provides a coordinated, single point of access for information for Cornell researchers on services related to data management. It is supported by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC), IT@Cornell, the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER), and the Cornell University Library (CUL).
Please feel free to contact email@example.com if you need any assistance with creating a data management plan.
December 11, 2013 — workshop
Managing data to facilitate your research
In an era that confronts us with an overwhelming capacity to collect data, knowing how to manage data is essential. Funders and publishers are increasingly concerned with data management and sharing, and data management is just as important for the individual researcher or lab group trying to document and organize files, track scientific output, and perform quality control. Many of these skills are learned by trial and error, or passed on by peers. In this working session, co-led by Research Data Management Service Group consultant Sarah Wright and Jill Wilson, we will speed up that process, focusing on some basic, practical strategies for data management, saving you time and enabling you to focus your efforts on your research.
Topics we’ll discuss include:
- what is data?
- file naming and organization
- documenting your data
- storage and backup
- where to get help with data-related questions
- additional data management topics as needed – bring your questions for open discussion
Interested? Register here!
December 3, 2013 — Chemistry
1/6/14 EDIT: Our catalog record has been updated with the correct name and you may find that record here.
Great news for those working with chemical structure drawings: The Physical Sciences Library now has the most recent version of ChemBioDraw Ultra in the catalog. This means access for you to this resource!
It is available for both Windows and Mac platforms. The downloadable program includes MNova Std/Lite, Chem3D Pro 12.0 (W), ChemBioFinder Std 12.0 (W), ChemBioViz Pro 12.0 (W), E-Notebook Pro 12.0 (W), ChemBioFinder/Office 12.0 (W), the ChemDraw and Chem3D (W) ActiveX Pro Controls & Plugins, and the ChemINDEX (Index, RXN, NCI & AIDS) Databases (W).
If you have questions about downloading or using this resource, please ask our Chemistry Librarian, Leah McEwen or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 20, 2013 — Events
The Physical Sciences Library presents
Coffee Hour Book Talk
Paul McEuen, John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science at Cornell
Monday, December 9th at 4pm
294B Clark Hall Learning Suite (former library space)
Take a study break to hear Dr. McEuen read and discuss his thriller novel, Spiral.
Light refreshments will be served.
Enter to win a copy of the novel at the door!