In addition to ice cream being served up by some of your Cornell librarians, here are some of the virtual tools the engineering, math and physical sciences libraries presented:
Passkey is a bookmarklet that allows you to access Cornell library held databases and journals without going to the library web site. This is great for students studying off campus, abroad or doing internships and co-ops. When you find yourself on a web page that has access restrictions, click on the bookmarklet icon and you will be redirected to the Cornell Web log-in screen to check for your valid Cornell affiliation. Here is a demo that shows how to install and use Passkey. This is a favorite among students and researchers!
Do you have a smart phone? Ipod touch? The main Cornell library page is mobile compatible and even has it’s own app to search the catalog right from your mobile device. You can also access your library account and ask a librarian with these tools.
Cornell’s Two Virtual Libraries: Engineering and Physical Sciences
With 24/7 access to our growing collection of e-resources, as well as the study spaces at Clark Hall and Carpenter Hall, your Engineering and Physical Sciences libraries are there whenever and wherever you need them. Subject librarians are still on site in each study space to provide research consultation in person, as well as through email, phone, text and chat. High use print items are located in Mann, Math and Uris libraries, and the remaining collections in the Annex off campus storage facility. Be sure to check the catalog for the exact location for the print item you need and don’t be shy about requesting books from the Annex!