Join us at our Open Access Conference this spring!

Open Access Conference

March 30, 2015, 9am-3pm

ILR Conference Center 423 (registration required)

Please join us for a conference on Open Access right here at Cornell! You will hear from faculty on open access initiatives going on at Cornell as well as from university counsel and librarians on copyright issues pertaining to open access. Faculty from Biomedical Engineering and Veterinary Medicine will share their experiences with open access, and discuss the pros and cons. This conference will be of special interest to those in veterinary, biomedical and engineering sciences. Registration is free and limited to 35 people. Breakfast and Lunch included.

Please register here.

Topics and presentations will include:

What is OA?
Author’s Rights
Predatory Publishing
COAP Funds
Been There, Done That: My Experience with OA (panel)


Sponsored by the Veterinary and Engineering Libraries at Cornell.  Please contact Jill Wilson (jew248) for more information.

Added Access to Online Encyclopedias

The Cornell library has added access to the following encyclopedias, most of these have quarterly online updates:

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Wiley. Online resource covering 15 volumes. Includes the complete text of the third print edition, plus the classic second edition called the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, edited by John G. Webster. 14,000 articles spanning 24 volumes; 64 categories.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, ed. By James J Cochran

Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources – ed. Jürgen Garche, Elsevier, online resource covering 5 volumes

 Let us know of any questions or concerns.


Coffee Hour Book Talk at the Math Library – Save the Date

The Mathematics Library presents:

Mircea Pitici

Interpreting Mathematics, Counterfactuals, and the Paradox of Reward

Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 4pm
Malott 5th Floor Lounge


Mircea Pitici (Cornell) will describe how he uses the vast literature on mathematics in his Writing in Mathematics seminar, how it relates to the Best Writing on Mathematics series, and how it matters to his teaching of mathematics and worldview.

One copy of the recently published The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 will be awarded in a raffle.

 Coffee and Refreshments will be served.

Congratulations to Leah McEwen!

thumbnail_LRMphoto2014Please 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).

Well deserved!



BOOK SALE – starts Monday, 10/27/14 at Math Library

saleUPDATE:  Starting Wednesday, 11/19/14, all books are only $1! 


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.



Forget an umbrella? We’ve got you covered.

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!

LATEX Crash Course

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.

Simply Speaking: Communicating Your Science

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LibGuides help get you started

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!

Data Management Workshop – now open for registration

It’s back by popular demand… our Data Management Workshop!





Tuesday, September 30th, 10-11:30am
Mann 160
Registration required here:
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)