Just a reminder. The SpecInfo trial ends at the end of the month.
We have arranged for a trial of Wiley InterScience’s SpecInfo, which offers online access to over two dozen MS, NMR and IR collections. Trial access will be available through the end of May. If the above link doesn’t work, use this one and select “SpecInfo on the Internet – NMR, IR, MS.”
Please try out SpecInfo and let us know what you think. Consider usability, functionality and content. Send all your comments to Teri Vogel.
Netscape and IE are the recommended browsers for SpecInfo. It utilizes Java-based tools that are already part of your browsers, so there should be nothing to download. However, you may need to change the settings to allow popups from this site.
You can customize PubMed to include the button in your search results.
1. In PubMed, set up a My NCBI account (username, password, and e-mail address), and then sign in. The My NCBI box is in the upper-right corner of the page. You need to create this account if you want to set up e-mail search alerts.
2. In the left column, under My NCBI Resources, select “Outside Tool.”
3. Select “University of California (Faculty, Students, Staff)”
Earthquake Spectra, the professional journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, is now available online for UCSD researchers and students from volume 1, 1984 to present.
UCSD now has access to e-EROS, the online version of the core reference work Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. e-EROS has detailed articles for 3800 of the most frequently consulted reagents, each with a bibliography of key literature references.
You can browse by reagent or search across the database by text, structure/substructure (a structure-drawing tool is included with e-EROS), reaction name and details, and reagent name.
Science.gov, the Web portal for federal science information, has launched a free alert service that delivers information about current science developments weekly. Individuals can set up an account on the Science.gov homepage allowing them to define search terms and topic areas for their alert. Up to 25 relevant results from selected information sources will be sent to the subscribers e-mail account each Monday. More than 1,700 government information resources and 30 databases on a wide variety of scientific topics are available through the service.
News From the Field
C&RL News, April 2005
Vol. 66, No. 4
by Stephanie Orphan
The American Institute of Physics has digitized all years of their journals including Journal of Applied Physics, Review of Scientific Instruments, Applied Physics Letters, Physics of Fluids, Physics of Plasmas, Journal of Chemical Physics, and Journal of Mathematical Physics.
UCSD users can access the AIP journal archive and save a trip to the library!
The Merck Index is now available to UCSD users. The print index has long been a core resource for basic chemical, property and use information (with literature references) on significant chemicals, drugs and biological substances. Now online, you have remote access to Merck, plus numerous ways to search the database, including name, registry number, and structure/substructure.
You will need the ChemDraw plugin to use the structure editor, which is available for download on the Merck site. For now, users will need to register to get that download.
Methods in Enzymology is now available to UCSD users via Science Direct. You can browse the invidividual volumes going back to 1955, or search across the collection title, author, abstract and keyword.
UCSD affiliates now have full-text access to 15 materials science journals through CSA Illumina, the same interface used for METADEX and Engineered Materials Abstracts. You can search across the entire collection, or use the ‘Specific Databases’ option to browse the titles and issues of the Materials Science collection.
As of this year, European Journal of Biochemistry is now FEBS Journal [online link to the journal]. This decision was made by the Federation of Biochemical Societies and EJB editorial board to “reflect the new broader aims and scope of the journal, not least in the areas of bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics, molecular cell biology and the molecular biology of disease, systems biology and nanoscience.”
This title should not be confused with FEBS’ other journal, FEBS Letters.