SciFinder Now Online

June 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Posted in databases | Comments Off on SciFinder Now Online

SciFinder Scholar, an essential resource for chemical, biological, biomedical, and related scientific information, will be available exclusively online starting July 1, 2011. Anyone using the old desktop version of SciFinder Scholar will need to re-register for the online version. Follow these directions to begin the registration process.

If you haven’t used SciFinder Scholar before, you should definitely check it out. It contains:

  • Patent and journal references. Over 36 million references to more than 9,000 scientific and technical journals from 1907 to the present.
  • Substance information. More than 23 million organic and inorganic substances and more than 43 million sequences.
  • Regulated chemicals. Provides information on more than 200,000 inventoried or regulated chemicals.
  • Chemical reactions. Information about more than 8 million single- and multi-step reactions from 1840 to the present.
  • Chemical supplier information. Provides information about more than 7 million commercially available chemicals and their worldwide suppliers.

Questions? Ask us via email, IM, phone, or come to the Reference Desk.

Download 4,000 National Academies Press Books For Free

June 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Posted in e-books, new resources | Comments Off on Download 4,000 National Academies Press Books For Free

Over 4,000 books from National Academies Press are now available to freely download as PDFs. The National Academies include:

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Institute of Medicine
  • National Research Council

From the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus blog:

Barbara Kline Pope, executive director for the press, said it had previously offered 65 percent of its titles—ones that were narrow in scope—for free. “The 35 percent that we are adding today will reach a wider audience, and we are doing it because it’s central to our mission to get this information to everyone,” she said.

The library’s e-books page has a link to the NAP website, or you could go to the NAP website directly. When you have found a book you want to download, simply click on “download free PDF” and follow the instructions:

NAS Download

Instructions for downloading the free books can be found on their FAQ page here. Questions? Ask a Librarian!

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