New Engineering, Computer Science Lectures from Morgan & Claypool

New titles in Morgan & Claypool’s Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science  (and forthcoming titles).

The Synthesis Lectures are 50 to 100-page ebooks that synthesize topics of interest to students and researchers in computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, general engineering, mathematics, communications, human-centered informatics, human languages, and information science.

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ACS Symposium Series (1950-2013) Now Available

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The UC Libraries recently purchased the ACS Symposium Series through 2013 (900+ books) and the older Advances in Chemistry series (250 books) from the American Chemical Society. The ACS Symposium Series volumes are peer-reviewed books developed from the ACS technical divisions’ symposia, now online integrated into the ACS Publications website. You can search the full text within a series or expand the search to include the ACS journals as well.  Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs, with an HTML version for books published since 2010. Both the ACS Symposium Series and Advances in Chemistry series are fully indexed in SciFinder.

The ACS Symposium Series covers topics in all chemical disciplines, including nanoscience, polymers, chemical education, renewable materials, agricultural and food chemistry, and environmental science. These selected 2012 volumes help represent the breadth of topics covered:

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Chemical and Engineering News Archives (1923 to date) Now Available

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The UC Libraries have recently purchased the Chemical & Engineering News Archives, access to every issue from 1923 to 2011 (2012 will be added shortly).

  • Every C&EN article, down to the brief career announcements. Each article is a PDF, with a 150-word HTML abstract preview.
  • Browse by issue, or search full-text by keyword, author, title, abstract.
  • Search the C&EN Archive on its own, or with any or all of the other American Chemical Society journals.

Because the archive will only be updated annually, Chemical & Engineering News is still your go-to place for keeping up with the current C&EN stories, news and job announcements.

Some UCSD highlights from the C&EN Archives:

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Publish Open Access in RSC Journals At No Charge

What’s RSC’s Gold for Gold?

  • The UC Libraries are partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry to support authors who want to make their article open access (OA), but don’t have the funding to pay the normal article publication fee (between $1600-$4000).
  • RSC’s Gold for Gold program offers voucher codes that enable UCSD researchers to publish their paper in an RSC journal as a Gold OA article, at no charge. The article will then be available to any reader even if they don’t have a subscription or access through a library.

Why Open Access?

  • Open Access publishing makes electronic versions of papers accessible to readers for free – with no barriers to access.
  • Removing paywall barriers may increase the visibility of research findings since works are easier to disseminate, easier to find, and easier to read.

Who Is Eligible?

  • You must be UCSD affiliate (Student, Staff, Faculty).
  • You must have an article that has been accepted for publication in an RSC journal and has received final approval for publication (not previously published).
  • You have not previously received a Gold for Gold voucher from UCSD Library.

How It Works?

  • Once your article has been accepted, please complete this form ( to request your voucher. Further instructions will be provided when you receive your voucher code.
  • We have a limited number of voucher codes, and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Rules:

  • Voucher codes are provided only after your article has been accepted for publication.
  • Voucher codes must be used before December 31, 2013.


The Hunt for the Higgs Boson, a lecture by Professor Vivek Sharma

In a tunnel 100 meters below the Franco-Swiss countryside, the world’s most powerful
particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, roared into action in 2010. Since then, this
collider has provided more than a thousand trillion proton-on-proton collisions facilitating
the most precise probes of the subatomic universe.

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The Science & Engineering Library is pleased to announce the second in a series of lectures by faculty from the Physics Department, featuring Professor Vivek Sharma.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Science & Engineering Library, Events Room

The lecture is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.  Light refreshments will be served.
Please register here.

Dr. Vivek Sharma, director (2010-11) of an international team for the CMS experiment, will
present a brief description of the Large Hadron Collider and the CMS and ATLAS detectors at
CERN, and then talk about the hunt for the elusive Higgs Boson, the quantum particle associated
with an all-pervading Higgs field hypothesized to explain the origin of mass in our universe.

Dr. Vivek Sharma’s research in experimental particle physics involves some of the world’s highest energy and intensity particle colliders. With the ALEPH detector he discovered two new subatomic particles,  the BS meson and the Lambda-b baryon.  His group at UCSD, working on the BaBar experiment, spearheaded the discovery of an asymmetry between matter and anti-matter in the decay of particles made of the bottom quark.  His current research involves searching for new subatomic phenomena (including the Higgs boson) using the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland.  Professor Sharma is a fellow of the American Physical Society.  He is the recipient of the Cottrell award, the Sloan fellowship and the UCSD Academic Senate award for distinguished teaching.

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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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AGU journals now on Wiley

The American Geophysical Union Digital Library Journals have moved to the Wiley site effective January 2013. There were some difficulties viewing pdfs in JGR, GRL etc. over the past few days, but those issues have been resolved.

Please contact us via UCSD Ask A Librarian if you have additional questions or problems.

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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.

“Going to the Ends of the Earth to Glimpse the Beginnings of Time” a lecture by Prof. Brian Keating

What would it have been like to witness the Big Bang?

The Science & Engineering Library is pleased to announce the first in a series of lectures by faculty from the Physics Department, featuring Dr. Brian Keating speaking on “Going to the Ends of the Earth to Glimpse the Beginnings of Time: Studying the Big Bang from the World’s Extremes.”

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Science & Engineering Library, Events Room

The lecture is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.  Light refreshments will be served.
Please register here.

What was the Big Bang really like? Over the past decade sensitive astronomical telescopes have revealed the properties of the universe to unprecedented precision. Yet many mysteries remain. Foremost among them concerns the actual Big Bang itself. What would it have been like to be a witness to the Big Bang? How can we understand the mysterious nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy which pervade our universe? UC San Diego Professor of Physics Dr. Brian Keating, and his team of undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs, have developed extremely powerful, cutting-edge telescopes that promise to reveal the origin and composition of the universe with exquisite precision. UC San Diego’s telescopes are currently observing from the South Pole, Antarctica (9000 foot altitude) and at 17,000 feet in the Chilean Atacama desert. Professor Keating will discuss these exciting experiments and the challenges of doing extreme astronomy in the Earth’s most remote locations.

Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with  UCSD’s Department of Physics and the Center for Astrophysics and Space  Sciences. He and his team of 15 undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs develop sensitive instrumentation to study the early universe in the radio-, microwave- and infrared-wavelength regimes of the  electromagnetic spectrum. He is the author of nearly 100 scientific  publications and holds a U.S. Patent for a microwave polarization  modulator. Brian Keating received his B.S. from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 2000. Later, he did his postdoctoral research at Stanford University and was an NSF Postdoctoral  Fellow at Caltech before coming to UCSD in 2004. In 2007 he received the  Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House from President George W. Bush for his work on a telescope he designed and fielded at the US Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Station.  Presently, Professor Keating is one of the leaders of a collaboration operating a telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile called “POLARBEAR”. He is also a private pilot with single and multi-engine instrument ratings  and enjoys his frequent flights above California’s beautiful landscapes.



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Recent UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry Publications

Recent publications from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty, retrieved from Web of Science.

Cirera, J.; Paesani, F., Theoretical Prediction of Spin-Crossover Temperatures in Ligand-Driven Light-Induced Spin Change Systems. Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 51 (15), 8194-8201.

Garner, A. L.; Struss, A. K.; Fullagar, J. L.; Agrawal, A.; Moreno, A. Y.; Cohen, S. M.; Janda, K. D., 3-Hydroxy-1-alkyl-2-methylpyridine-4(1H)-thiones: Inhibition of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Factor LasB. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2012, 3 (8), 668-672.

Moree, W. J.; Phelan, V. V.; Wu, C. H.; Bandeira, N.; Cornett, D. S.; Duggan, B. M.; Dorrestein, P. C., Interkingdom metabolic transformations captured by microbial imaging mass spectrometry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012, 109 (34), 13811-13816.

Ortiz-Sanchez, J. M.; Bucher, D.; Pierce, L. C. T.; Markwick, P. R. L.; McCammon, J. A., Exploring the Photophysical Properties of Molecular Systems Using Excited State Accelerated ab Initio Molecular Dynamics. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2012, 8 (8), 2752-2761.

Rios, A. C.; Tor, Y., Refining the Genetic Alphabet: A Late-Period Selection Pressure? Astrobiology 2012, 12 (9), 884-891.

Schlamadinger, D. E.; Wang, Y.; McCammon, J. A.; Kim, J. E., Spectroscopic and Computational Study of Melittin, Cecropin A, and the Hybrid Peptide CM15. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2012, 116 (35), 10600-10608.

Stout, E. P.; Yu, L. C.; Molinski, T. F., Antifungal Diterpene Alkaloids from the Caribbean Sponge Agelas citrina: Unified Configurational Assignments of Agelasidines and Agelasines. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2012, (27), 5131-5135.

Taylor, S. S.; Keshwani, M. M.; Steichen, J. M.; Kornev, A. P., Evolution of the eukaryotic protein kinases as dynamic molecular switches. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 2012, 367 (1602), 2517-2528. [OPEN ACCESS]

VanWart, A. T.; Eargle, J.; Luthey-Schulten, Z.; Amaro, R. E., Exploring Residue Component Contributions to Dynamical Network Models of Allostery. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2012, 8 (8), 2949-2961.

Wang, C.; Berg, C. J.; Hsu, C. C.; Merrill, B. A.; Tauber, M. J., Characterization of Carotenoid Aggregates by Steady-State Optical Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2012, 116 (35), 10617-10630.

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