New! Device Charging Stations

We’re getting ready for a new academic year and have recently installed mobile device charging stations in the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings.  Conveniently recharge your phone and other devices while you take a study break or are getting work done in The Library!Phone Charge Stations

 

 

Free Summer Workshops at The Library

This summer we’re offering an assortment of workshops taught by UC San Diego librarians. These workshops focus on research databases and tools that will help you find and organize information more effectively and efficiently.  ETS05.1

Workshops are free and open to UCSD students, staff, and faculty. The PubMed workshops are open to all. San Diego area health professionals may also attend the workshops space permitting.

View the full schedule of workshops, sign-up, and research smarter:

http://libraries.ucsd.edu/locations/bml/learn/workshops-at-bml.html

ChemBioOffice 14 and SciFinder

The campus-wide site license for ChemBioOffice/ChemDraw is funded by ACMS and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and administered by ACMS. Questions about the license or registration codes should be directed to software@ucsd.edu. For questions about SciFinder, contact Teri Vogel.

UCSD faculty, staff and students can now download the new ChemBioOffice 14. Among the enhancements, you can send your ChemDraw structure and reaction queries directly to SciFinder without having to copy/paste or import into the SciFinder structure editor. Instructions and technical information after the jump.

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Look up Course Reserves on Your Mobile Device

Quick Tip: Look up course reserves on your mobile device without having to wait in line for a look-up station in the Library!  CourseReserves Mobile Lookup

Research Smarter: Spring Quarter Workshops @ The Library

We offer a variety of free workshops designed to help you research more efficiently and effectively.   ETS05

Spring quarter learn how to manage citations using RefWorks or Endnote, search for and find patents, maximize the power of Excel, and find research literature using the PubMed database.   Browse the full schedule and register for workshops online.

Try a workshop and research smarter with us!

Downloading PDFs from HathiTrust

The HathiTrust Digital Library contains over 4.7 million titles, many of which are full text viewable and downloadable volumes. For UC-affiliated users who login, 3.6 million fully viewable books and journal volumes published pre-1923, as well as later public domain books, are available. Some volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library are only available to search, but are not available as full text or for download.

To download PDFs from HathiTrust:

  1. Go to www.hathitrust.org.
  2. Click Login in the upper right. Select University of California, San Diego and click Continue.
  3. Choose Active Directory, then enter your username and password. You will be redirected to HathiTrust.
  4. Search the collection, with the Full text only box checked.
  5. Select the full view link next to the item in the search results.
  6. From the record view, select Download whole book (PDF) from the left column.
    1. If you did not login earlier, you will be prompted to do so at this point.
  7. Once your PDF is built, you can download it.
    1. At this time, you can only download the entire book or journal volume, rather than a single chapter or article. However, you can use Adobe Acrobat Pro or another PDF editor to delete the pages you don’t want.

ChemDraw @ UCSD (+ ChemDraw for iPad)

Just a reminder that UC San Diego faculty, staff and students have access to ChemBioDraw (aka ChemDraw). This is a campus-wide license, funded by a joint contribution from ACMS and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Windows version includes ChemBioDraw as part of the larger ChemBioOffice Ultra suite (complete list of programs here). ChemBioDraw is available for Mac users. PerkinElmer offers a rich collection of training webinars, shorter video clips, and support resources.

To get ChemBioOffice/ChemBioDraw:

  • Register with PerkinElmer (formerly CambridgeSoft), using your ucsd.edu email address.
  • Once ACMS confirms your status, they will email you the instructions to download and activate the software. Please contact ACMS (software@ucsd.edu) if you have any questions. Note: the Library does not manage the registrations or downloads.

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What Equipment Do You Want in the Geisel Media Lab?

Do you want to win $20 in Triton Cash? Enter our drawing by completing a short survey on multimedia  to drawing to be included in the drawing!

 

Do you use multimedia for your research or coursework? We’re in the process of creating a multimedia lab in the Geisel Library building.  We want this lab to have everything you will need to create digital videos, music, graphic designs, and more! Help us provide what you need by telling us what multimedia equipment, software and services you’d like us to include.

 

UCSD Students:  Take the survey now! 

 

Instructors:  Take the survey now!

Coming Soon: Geisel Media Lab

Students do you want $20 Triton Cash? Complete a short survey on multimedia to enter a drawing!

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Do you use multimedia for your research or coursework? We’re in the process of creating a multimedia lab in the Geisel Library building.  We want this lab to have everything you will need to create digital videos, music, graphic designs, and more! Help us provide what you need by telling us what multimedia equipment, software and services you’d like us to include.

 UCSD Students:  Take the survey now! 

 Instructors:  Take the survey now!

SciFinder and Structure Editor Problems Java 7u51

Users may experience problems with the Java editor loading in SciFinder with the release of Java 7 Update 51 (1.7.0_51). Chemical Abstracts Service recommends that you add https://scifinder.cas.org to the Exception Site List, which you can find at the Java Control Panel.  This is a new feature in Update 51 and isn’t available in the earlier updates.

More about the structure editor technical requirements (and non-Java alternatives).

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  • TODAY: 5:30pm Fahrenheit 451 film screening. A sci-fi world where books are outlawed. Free. Refreshments. Geisel. http://t.co/eDk3gTfuzq
  • A big thanks to everyone who attended our 1st ever Banned Books Week live read out event! Readings to be added to our YouTube channel soon:)
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