New American Chemical Society Resources

New acquisitions from the ACS Publications for 2013

1.   ACS Symposium Series  and Advances in Chemistry (1950-2013) – 1150+ peer-reviewed books developed from ACS symposia. Searchable, chapter PDFs, and fully indexed in SciFinder


2.   Chemical & Engineering News Archives (1923-2011) – Full archive of C&EN News, the professional magazine of the ACS. Every article, including brief career announcements available as PDF with HTML preview. 2012 will be added to the archive this quarter.


3.   ACS Style Guide – The complete style guide now online (not just the section on citing references). Chapters on ethics writing style, peer review, copyright, grammar and punctuation, names and numbers for chemical compounds, citing references, tables and figures, chemical structures, and more.

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How to get to Springer ebooks and journals

The new platform for Springer e-books, e-journals and reference works is experiencing problems as far as permitting University of California to read all the materials we have purchased/licensed. Here’s what to do to read a book chapter or journal article that asks you to pay instead of opening the pdf:

The workaround is to use the old Springer site.

  1. Click through to the online content on the new platform (from the journal or book record in the UCSD catalog or from UCelinks including article links); the URLs for the new platform all begin with
  2. Click the Access old SpringerLink link in the gray banner on the right side of the screen.
  3. Once at the old platform (the URLs for the old platform all begin with you’ll need to browse or search for the journal title or for the book title.  Use quotes around the title to be more precise.
  4. Once on the journal’s homepage, you should be able to access the online content.

Update- January 2013:
Some of the e-book links in the catalog that ought to go directly to the e-book end up being diverted to the main new Springer site.  For those, just re-enter the book title in the Springer search box.  If the new site doesn’t allow you to open the pdf’s, follow the instructions above to find the e-book on the old SpringerLink site.

Two New Reference Works Now Available: Polymers, Renewable Energy

Two more online reference works from Science Direct (Elsevier) are now available to the UCSD community. Each work is fully searchable, and the articles are available as PDFs and can be downloaded to e-readers. Each article has an extensive bibliography, and you’ll also get a list of related articles from the Science Direct journals.

POLYMER SCIENCE: A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE covers everything from the fundamental concepts to new findings and applications of polymer science.

    The volumes (and sample chapters):

  • Basic Concepts and Polymer Properties (Polymer Synthesis, Rubberlike Elasticity, Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Polymer Science)
  • Polymer Characterization (Solid-State NMR of Polymers, X-Ray Scattering, Scanning Probe Microscopy of Polymers, Calorimetry)
  • Chain Polymerization of Vinyl Monomers (Controlled and Living Radical Polymerization, Cationic Polymerization of Polar Monomers, Alkyne Polymerization)
  • Ring-Opening Polymerization and Special Polymerization Processes (Thermodynamic and Kinetic Polymerizability, Organocatalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerizations, Photopolymerization)
  • Polycondensation (Nonlinear Polycondensates, Biodegradable Polyesters, High-Performance Heterocyclic Polymers, Metal-Containing Macromolecules)
  • Macromolecular Architectures and Soft Nano-Objects (Polymer Nanogels and Microgels, Dynamic Supramolecular Polymers, Conformation-Dependent Design of Synthetic Functional Copolymers, Molecular Brushes)
  • Nanostructured Polymer Materials and Thin Films (Block Copolymer Thin Films, Polymer Nanomechanics, Assemblies of Polymer-Based Nanoscopic Objects)
  • Polymers for Advanced Functional Materials (Polymer-Based Sensors, Nanocomposites and Hybrid Materials, Polymer-Based LEDs and Solar Cells, Adhesives and Sealants)
  • Polymers in Biology and Medicine (Collagen, Artificial Proteins, Biological Adhesion, Polymeric Implants, Nucleic Acid Delivery via Polymer Vehicles, Biodegradation of Polymers)
  • Polymers for a Sustainable Environment and Green Energy (Processing Soy Protein Concentrate as Plastic in Polymer Blends, Biocomposites: Long Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biopolymers, Aqueous Emulsion Polymers, Sustainable Management of Material and Energy Resources, Polymers in Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Polymers for Thin Film Capacitors: Energy Storage – Li Conducting Polymers)

COMPREHENSIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY is the first major reference work to focus on renewable energy and development. Each section covers the history, science and technology, and the potential (and in many cases economics and policies) of each type of renewable energy.

    The volumes (and sample chapters):

  • Photovoltaic Solar Energy (History of Photovoltaics, Vision for Photovoltaics in the Future, Principles of Solar Energy Conversion. Artificial Leaves: Towards Bio-Inspired Solar Energy Converters. Design and Components of Photovoltaic Systems, Solar Power Satellites)
  • Wind Energy (Wind Energy Potential, Energy Yield of Contemporary Wind Turbines, Wind Energy Economics, Environmental-Social Benefits/Impacts of Wind Power, Aerodynamic Analysis of Wind Turbines)
  • Solar Thermal Systems: Components and Applications (History of Solar Energy, Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Collectors, Modeling and Simulation of Passive and Active Solar Thermal Systems, Solar Space Heating and Cooling Systems, Passive Solar Architecture)
  • Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (Current Perspective on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Economics and Policy, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Theory and Materials, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Transport, Future Perspective on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells)
  • Biomass and Biofuel Production (Biomass Power Generation, Ethics of Biofuel Production, Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis, Renewable Fuels: An Automotive Perspective, Biomass to Chemicals, Biofuels from Waste Materials, Bioenergy Policy Development)
  • Hydro Power (Hydro Power – Introduction, Management of Hydropower Impacts through Construction and Operation, Large Hydropower Plants of Brazil, Hydropower Development in Japan, Durability Design of Concrete Hydropower Structures)
  • Geothermal Energy (The Physics of Geothermal Energy, Geochemical Aspects of Geothermal Utilization, Geothermal Power Plants. Sustainable Energy Development: The Role of Geothermal Power)
  • Ocean Energy (Resource Assessment for Wave Energy, Air Turbines, Economics of Ocean Energy)


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Books from AGU now Online

With our recent UC-wide purchase, UCSD students and researchers may now read titles in the American Geophysical Union’s e-book collection.  There are more than 400 books from 1968-2012, including books from 17 series such as the Antarctic Research Series , Field Trip Guidebooks,  and Geophysical Monograph Series.

AGU publishes books covering a wide range of subject including coastal studies, climate change, water issues and geodynamics.  Some more recent titles include:

Navigating Graduate School and Beyond: A Career Guide for Graduate Students and a Must Read for Every Advisor

The Stratosphere: Dynamics, Transport, and Chemistry

 Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise

Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts

The books have been individually cataloged, so you may use the UCSD catalog to search for titles of interest along with our other print and e-books.

Some older titles of interest are:

Foundations for Ecological Research West of the Antarctic Peninsula   and   The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

If you see other e-books the UCSD Libraries should purchase, let us know by filling out this purchase request form or email/phone Dave, Deborah or Teri, your S&E engineering and physical science librarian specialists, and Peter Brueggeman for SIO related materials.

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New Science Direct Reference Works: Nanoscience, Biomaterials, Natural Products

Several online reference works from Science Direct (Elsevier) are now available to the UCSD community. Each work is fully searchable, and the articles are available as PDFs and can be downloaded to e-readers. Each article has an extensive bibliography, and you’ll also get a list of related articles from the Science Direct journals.

COMPREHENSIVE NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY covers the full breath of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

    The volumes (and sample chapters):

  • Nanomaterials (Quantum Dots: Synthesis & Characterization; Inorganic Nanowires; Solar Cells & Photocatalysts; Optical Properties of Nanostructured Silicon)
  • Biological Nanoscience (DNA-Conjugated Nanomaterials for Bioanalysis; Tissue Engineering; Protein Nanomechanics; Biological Imaging Using Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy)
  • Nanostructured Surfaces (Directed Assembly of Nanostructures; Surface Nanophotonics Theory; Tribology of Nanostructured Surfaces; Nanostructures and Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy)
  • Nanofabrication and Devices (Nanofluidics; Molecular Machines & Motors; Nanoscale Transistors; Spin-Based Data Storage)
  • Self-Assembly and Nanochemistry (Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks; Assembly of Nanoparticles; Mesogens and Mesophases; Functionalized Fullerenes: Synthesis and Functions; Nanotechnology, Society, and Environment)

COMPREHENSIVE BIOMATERIALS reviews the current status of biomaterials, from basic science to clinical applications, the formulations and chemistry of biomaterials and how they’re used in devices and implants, from conventional and accepted materials to emerging prototypes and future directions.

    The volumes (and sample chapters):

  • Metallic, Ceramic and Polymeric Biomaterials (Metals for Use in Medicine; Bioactive Ceramics: Physical Chemistry; Shape-Memory Polymers; Electroactive Polymeric Biomaterials)
  • Biologically Inspired and Biomolecular Materials (Self-Assembling Biomaterials; Protein-Engineered Biomaterials: Synthesis and Characterization; Bone as a Material; Collagen: Materials Analysis and Implant Uses)
  • Methods of Analysis (Atomic Force Microscopy; Biomedical Thin Films: Mechanical Properties; Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Biological Imaging; Microarrays in Biomaterials Research; Biosensors Based on Sol–Gel-Derived Materials; Intracellular Probes)
  • Biocompatibility, Surface Engineering, and Delivery of Drugs, Genes and Other Molecules (Bacterial Adhesion and Biomaterial Surfaces; Rational and Combinatorial Methods to Create Designer Protein Interfaces; Electrospun Fibers for Drug Delivery; Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks as New Drug Carriers; Hybrid Magnetic Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery)
  • Tissue and Organ Engineering (Effects of Mechanical Stress on Cells; Biomaterials in Cartilage Tissue Engineering; Biomaterials for Cardiac Cell Transplantation; Biomaterials for Central Nervous System Regeneration; Skin Tissue Engineering; Organ Printing)
  • Biomaterials and Clinical Use (Bone Cement; Trends in Materials for Spine Surgery; Bone Tissue Grafting and Tissue Engineering Concepts; Biomaterials and Their Application in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery; Cardiac Valves: Biologic and Synthetic; Biomaterials for Spinal Cord Repair; Retina Reconstruction; Bioartificial Kidney)

COMPREHENSIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS II: CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY covers the current status of and future trends in natural products at the intersection of chemistry and biology concerned with isolation, identification, structure elucidation, and chemical characteristics of naturally occurring compounds: pheromones, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, enzymes and more.

    The volumes (and sample chapters):

  • Natural Products Structural Diversity-I Secondary Metabolites Organization and Biosynthesis (Carotenoids; Microbial Type III Polyketide Synthases; Plant Phenolics: Phenylpropanoids)
  • Natural Products Structural Diversity-II Secondary Metabolites: Sources, Structures and Chemical Biology (Marine Macroalgal Natural Products; The Chemistry of Symbiotic Interactions; Natural Products of Therapeutic Importance)
  • Development & Modification of Bioactivity (Nature as Source of Medicines: Novel Drugs from Nature: Screening for Antitumor Activity; Natural Products as Sweeteners and Sweetness Modifiers; Chemistry of Coffee; Ethnopharmacology and Drug Discovery; Biotransformation of Monoterpenoids)
  • Chemical Ecology (Plant Hormones; Pheromones in Vertebrates; Cell-to-Cell Communications among Microorganisms; Marine Natural Products as Antifeedants)
  • Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (Nonprotein l-Amino Acids; Posttranslational Modification of Proteins; Therapeutic Value of Peptides from Animal Venoms)
  • Carbohydrates, Nucleosides & Nucleic Acids (Enzymatic Synthesis of Complex Carbohydrates; Celluloses; RNA Modifying Enzymes; Chemical Glycobiology)
  • Cofactors (Flavin-Dependent Enzymes; Coenzyme A Biosynthesis and Enzymology; Cofactor Catabolism; Genomics and Enzymology of NAD Biosynthesis)
  • Enzymes & Enzyme Mechanisms (Evolution and the Enzyme; Fatty Acid Biosynthesis and Oxidation; Copper Metalloenzymes; Detection of Novel Enzyme Intermediates)
  • Modern Methods in Natural Products Chemistry (Introduction to Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography; Mass Spectrometry: Structure Determination of Proteins and Peptides; Natural Products Research and Metabolomics; NMR – Small Molecules and Analysis of Complex Mixtures),,
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology (WECB) is now available to the UC San Diego community.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology (WECB) is the only major reference resource devoted to the cross-disciplinary field of chemical biology. The articles in WECB, contributed by world-class authors, are designed to

  • illuminate the crucial role of chemistry and chemical techniques in the life sciences
  • support the information needs of researchers in the field of chemical biology
  • provide relevant and readily accessible information to upper-level students and to scientists in adjacent disciplines

WECB combines the most useful features of traditional reference works and review journals in a compelling format designed to exploit the full potential of the online medium. Extensive linking to the primary literature and to other online resources further enhances the value of the encyclopedia as a gateway to the broader scientific literature.

In WECB, you’ll find articles on topics in biomaterials, biotechnology, chemical biology of disease, pharmacology/drug discovery, lipids, natural products, nucleic acids, proteins, chemical biology of cellular compartments, chemical views of biology, chemistry of biological processes and systems, synthetic molecules, and technologies and techniques in chemical biology.

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Royal Society of Chemistry E-Books

The UCSD community now has access to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s e-book collection: more than 1,000 books from 1968-2012, including the Specialist Periodical Reports series and Tutorial Chemistry Texts. RSC publishes books in chemistry and biochemistry, as well as materials and polymer science, nanotechnology, medicine and pharmacology, environmental science, food science, and toxicology & drug discovery. Some recent titles:

Also included are some of the “Science of…” and “Chemistry of…” titles: Chemistry of Fireworks, Chemistry and Biology of Winemaking, Science of Chocolate.

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New Bio, CS, Eng & Math e-books from Morgan & Claypool

New titles from the Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Lectures Collection (engineering) and from the Colloqium Collection (biomedical sciences), each one a 50- to 100-page ebook that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field. Each title is followed by the author and series.

New Synthesis Lectures include:

New Colloquium lectures covering aspects of biology and medicine include:


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Springer app for iPhone and iPod touch

Springer’s SpringerLink science platform is now available in a free mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. The app contains articles from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and chapters from 49,000 books, totaling over 5.4 million documents that span multiple areas of science, technology, and medicine.
Free content in the form of article abstracts, over 127,000 open access research articles, plus book and journal covers and other document details are included in the app. The SpringerLink app includes features like personalized notifications; “save” and “share” capabilities, including enabled sharing via email, Facebook, and Twitter; advanced search options; document details, including abstracts; and full-text views, which are available to UC and UCSD users if you are using the secure campus wireless network or VPN.

Update: to access full-text, you may need to enable VPN (see end of page for iPhone installation instructions). Without VPN, I haven’t been able to get to any articles even on the protected campus wifi.  –Teri

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SDSC’s Gupta Co-Authors E-Book: Managing Event Data

A new book, Managing Event Information: Modeling, Retrieval, and Applications, written by SDSC researcher Amarnath Gupta; and Ramesh Jain, a Donald Bren Professor in Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine, was recently published by Morgan and Claypool and is available as an e-book through the UC San Diego Libraries. It is part of the publisher’s Synthesis Lectures on Data Management series, all available as e-books through the UC San Diego Libraries.
The book addresses the exponential increase in data generation, thanks to the proliferation of citizen reporting, smart mobile devices, and social media. A significant portion of this data, called “event information” by the authors, is comprised of multimedia data, through which users share their experiences with a wider audience.
“In this book we explore a systematic information modeling and management framework that is necessary to capture this widely heterogeneous, and potentially very large, outlay of information produced by many different people,” said Gupta, who is currently studying emerging information systems, notably the impact of high-performance computing platforms such as the systems at SDSC to assist in solving information systems problems.”

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