Wiley Online Reference Works (materials, combustion, fuel cells, organic chemistry)

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.
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Having trouble finding books, journals in S&E?

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If you need S&E Annex books with a Roger or Melvyl status of unavailable, or S&E books with a Roger or Melvyl status of withdrawn: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 [858] 534-3258 for assistance.

Comments and suggestions? Contact Mary Linn Bergstrom, Head, Science & Engineering Library: [858] 534-1214 or mlbergstrom@ucsd.edu.

New SIAM EBooks

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.

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Math, CSE, ECE, MAE, Bioeng Ebooks from Morgan & Claypool

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.

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New Melvyl Catalog Goes Live June 24

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.

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National Academies Press Puts Books Online for Free

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.

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Popular Science Reading – New Titles

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.

Space and the American imagination How old is the universe? Curious folks ask 2 : 188 real answers on our fellow creatures, our planet, and beyond Dr. Joe's brain sparks : 178 inspiring and enlightening inquiries into the science of everyday life
From eternity to here : the quest for the ultimate theory of time The 4 percent universe : dark matter, dark energy, and the race to discover the rest of reality Bottled and sold : the story behind our obsession with bottled water Where good ideas come from : the natural history of innovation

More books:

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New Science & Engineering E-Books (Wiley)

What you can do with Wiley e-books:

  • Access on-campus or off-campus 24/7 (UCSD faculty, staff and students should use protected wifi on-campus, or proxy/VPN off-campus)
  • Search full-text or browse chapters
  • Save and/or print chapters as PDFs
  • Not worry about blocked access because someone else is currently using the book. No one-user-at-a-time limits with these.

Here’s a list of some recent Wiley e-books acquired for the physical sciences and engineering. If there is a Wiley title (John Wiley, Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH, etc.) you’re interested in, please contact your subject librarian (Deborah Kegel, Dave Schmitt or Teri Vogel).

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More New Popular Science Books

(More) new books in the Science & Engineering Library’s Popular Science Collection. Click a book cover for call number and availability.

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New Popular Science Books

New books in the Science & Engineering Library’s Popular Science Collection. Click a book cover for call number and availability.

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