October 22, 2014 — Uncategorized
Please join us in congratulating Leah McEwen, Chemistry Librarian at Cornell. Leah has been appointed to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Committee on Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards by being elected one of only 10 Titular Members of the Division Committee chosen by the Titular Members, Associate Members, and National Representatives. This prestigious honor comes with paid travel expenses to committee meetings mostly held in Europe and rarely given to librarians. She was sponsored for this position by several CINF colleagues and a Cornell faculty member active in IUPAC. The assignment fits directly into her research on the future of chemical information and the role of chemistry librarians contributing to the long-term stewardship of chemical information (and her own personal long-time goal to actively participate in IUPAC).
October 20, 2014 — Uncategorized
The Math Library is having its semi-annual book sale starting one week from today on Monday, 10/27/14 at 9:00am.
All books are $5 and we accept cash or check only. You can find the sale just inside the math library (Malott Hall) by the print periodicals and current exhibit.
October 16, 2014 — Uncategorized
We at Cornell University Library are excited to announce that circulating umbrellas are available for checkout at ALL library circulation desks! Here are the details about the umbrellas:
- 3 –Day loan period
- Billed for replacement three days after due date – $35
- No overdue fines or renewals
- Can be returned to any library on campus.
NOTE: Umbrellas are not available at the Clark Hall Study Space or Carpenter Hall Study Space as there are no circulation desks in these spaces.
Questions? Just ask!
October 1, 2014 — Uncategorized
LATEX Crash Course
Two sessions: Wednesday, October 22nd
and Wednesday October 29th @ 5:30PM
Physical Sciences Building 401
Brought to you by the Engineering, Math, and Physical Science Libraries.
Pizza and refreshments will be served!
Do you . . .
- need to put mathematical formulas into your document?
- need to do more than your word processing software will allow?
- have to submit an assignment in TEX and have no idea where to start?
If any of this sounds familiar, then this workshop series is for you.
LATEX is a document preparation system that uses the TEX typesetting program.
With it, you can create professional and beautiful articles, presentations, posters
and even poetry.
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Session I: Drop-in Installation and Configuration Help
Wednesday, October 22nd
Do you need to install TEX and don’t know where to start? Have you installed it already but
need help configuring it on your machine? Drop in at any time during this session to get help.
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Session II: Creating Documents with LATEX
Wednesday, October 29th
In this session, you will learn how to make a professional-looking document. Do you need to
write an article? Or create your CV? Bring an example to work with right on the spot.
Extra: BibTEX 101. If you’re still eager to learn more, stick around at the end of Session II to
learn how to create a basic bibliography using BibTEX.
September 29, 2014 — Uncategorized
September 17, 2014 — Uncategorized
Cornell University Libraries have specific online guides to help you get started with your research. There are several that are subject tailored for the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences fields as well. Take a look at a few below:
Master guide for Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences – includes links to all three unit websites and also links to other subject specific guides. Great starting place if you’re new to LibGuides.
Mathematics and Statistics
7 Ways to be a more efficient chemist
For guides to go with specific courses, or even specific databases, you can browse all the guides the libraries offer on the main LibGuides page.
Have a suggestion for a guide? A question? Feel free to drop us a line!
September 12, 2014 — Data Management
It’s back by popular demand… our Data Management Workshop!
Tuesday, September 30th, 10-11:30am
Registration required here: http://bit.ly/1qLUG0g – when registering, please indicate in the notes field what department/college you are from.
If you’re struggling to stay organized with your files, are frustrated from losing important documents or just don’t know where to start with data management, then this workshop is for you. Wendy Kozlowski, Data Curation Specialist at Cornell University Library will teach you basic and effective file naming conventions, how to successfully backup your files and get started with managing your valuable research content. Open to all at the graduate level and up in the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences.
Any questions regarding this workshop? Please contact Jill Wilson (jew248)
August 26, 2014 — Engineering Library
Derwent Innovations Index, Essential Research Indicators, Data Citation Index, ASCE Ebooks and Standards
These research databases are the new to the Cornell community. Derwent is a patent database with enhanced titles and citation counts. Essential Research Indicators is part of Web of Science and allows for analyzing research productivity across peer-group organizations. Data Citation Index, also part of Web of Science, links to research data in context with scholarly articles. Access them and many others at the Database A-Z List here –
Questions? –ask Jill Powell at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
August 14, 2014 — General News, Libraries, library services
This Friday, August 15th, Cornell patrons who order books from Borrow Direct can now pick them up at their choice of 13 locations. Previously, only 5 locations were available for this service. You should be able to see these new locations when you request directly from the catalog.
Items ordered from Borrow Direct usually take on average 4 days from campus to campus. This service allows rapid delivery of books from other participating institutions, including MIT, Harvard, Dartmouth and many others.
More about this exciting news can be found at the Cornell Chronicle.
August 11, 2014 — Chemistry, e-books
We congratulate our Chemistry Librarian, Leah McEwen on the publishing of The Future of the History of Chemical Information, which she co-edited along with Robert Buntrock. From the Preface:
Inspired by the opportunities and challenges presented by rapid advances in the fields of retrieval of chemical and other scientific information, several speakers presented at a symposium, The History of the Future of Chemical Information, on Aug. 20, 2012, at the 244th Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, PA. Storage and retrieval is of undeniable value to the conduct of chemical research. The participants believe that past practices in this field have not only contributed to the increasingly rapid evolution of the field but continue to do so, hence the somewhat unusual title. Even with archival access to several of the presentations, we presenters felt that broader access to this information is of value so that an ACS Symposium book would be valuable to chemists of all disciplines.
You can access this preface and the entire book online at ACS Pubs here.