February 28, 2012, 5:19 PM
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:
January 27, 2012, 1:53 PM
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
September 16, 2011, 12:04 PM
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.”
August 12, 2011, 2:30 PM
The S&E Library recently purchased these online handbooks and encyclopedias from Wiley Online Library.
- Characterization of Materials
Comprehensive coverage of materials characterization. It covers techniques including computational and theoretical methods, as well as crystallography, mechanical testing, thermal analysis, optical imaging and spectroscopy, and more. Among the methods covered: X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, high strain rate testing, and deep level transient spectroscopy.
- Handbook of Combustion
First complete, in-depth reference work on energy-efficient combustion. The contents range from an up-to-date presentation of gas, liquid and solid combustion, via pollutant formation and new technologies to combustion diagnostics and safety. Same topics: modelling of combustion processes, CO2 formation and capture, biomass and waste as fuels, and catalytic combustion.
- Handbook of Fuel Cells
The fundamentals, principles and the current state-of-the-art in fuel cells. Themes include Fundamentals and Survey of Systems, Fuel Cell Electrocatalysis, Fuel Cell Technology and Applications, and Advances in Electrocatalysis, Materials, Diagnostics and Durability.
- Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents
Covers 700 organic name reactions and reagents. Including description, reaction scheme and mechanisms, modifications since the reaction was first published, experimental procedures, applications, related reactions, and references to the journal literature.
August 11, 2011, 3:35 PM
This summer, we are reducing S&E’s on-campus book and journal collection by moving selected materials offsite if they are: lesser-used, available online, or if enough copies are already held in the UC system. This project will also free up needed space as the Libraries reorganize and consolidate the collections in the Geisel building, including the ones being relocated here because of branch closures.
As these items are moved, it will take a while for the information in the library catalogs (Roger and Melvyl) to be updated.
If you need S&E Annex books with a Roger or Melvyl status of unavailable, or S&E books with a Roger or Melvyl status of withdrawn:
- Request a copy from another library, using either Circuit (from another San Diego universities) or Melvyl (from another UC library). You’ll see links for both to the right on the page for that book’s catalog record.
If you need an article from a journal that should be on the shelf, but most or all of the volumes are gone:
And if you have trouble finding the books or journals you need, please come to the S&E Service Desk or call  534-3258 for assistance.
Comments and suggestions? Contact Mary Linn Bergstrom, Head, Science & Engineering Library:  534-1214 or email@example.com.
August 4, 2011, 11:13 PM
UCSD now has access to the SIAM e-books, which includes perpetual access to all SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) titles for 2011 plus the complete backlist of nearly 400 titles. These e-books cover a broad range of topics including:
- applied mathematics education
- computational mathematics
- control and systems theory
- discrete mathematics and graph theory
- linear algebra and matrix theory
- numerical analysis
- optimization theory and mathematical programming
- differential equations
Approximately 180 titles are currently available online, the remaining backlist titles should be available within the next few months, and 2011 titles will be added as they are published. Access the e-books by visiting http://epubs.siam.org/ebooks/, and you’ll also come across them while searching in our library catalog. Each book is available in chapter PDFs for easy saving and printing.
July 11, 2011, 1:50 PM
New titles from the Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Lectures Collection, 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.
June 21, 2011, 2:50 PM
On June 24, 2011, the current Melvyl catalog will be retired as the University of California Libraries move to the Next-Generation Melvyl (NGM) search tool, powered by OCLC’s WorldCat Local database: http://ucsd.worldcat.org/.
NGM, released as a pilot in April 2008 and available for use since then, will become the primary tool for one-stop searching of the UC Libraries’ holdings, including selected full-text articles, ebooks, digital content, and archival information, as well as items from research institutions throughout the world.
NGM also provides easy-to-use links to ebooks and the Request feature, which allows users to retrieve some titles immediately or order them via interlibrary loan. Also featured in the new Melvyl are embedded tools for citing and exporting citations and creating and sharing lists. Users can also ask reference questions via the “Chat with a Librarian” feature.
More information about NGM, which features many new search, retrieval, and content management options, can be found at: http://ucsd.worldcat.org/.
After June 24, Next-Gen Melvyl (NGM) will be referred to as Melvyl.
June 8, 2011, 4:13 PM
The National Academies Press (NAP), publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, announced this week that it would offer its entire PDF catalog of books for free, as files that can be downloaded by anyone. The press is the publishing arm of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, and publishes books and reports that scientists, educators, and policy makers rely on. The press’s mission is to disseminate its content as widely as possible while maintaining financial stability.
April 21, 2011, 4:39 PM
New books in the Science & Engineering Library’s Popular Science Collection. And this time we also have a UCSD author: Curious Folks Ask and Curious Folks Ask 2 were written by Sherry Seethaler, Director of Educational Initiatives in the Division of Physical Sciences.
Click on a book jacket or title to check on availability.