February 5, 2010

NIST Data Gateway: A Treasure Trove in the Digital Stacks

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NIST Data Gateway

The NIST Data Gateway provides easy access to NIST scientific and technical data. These data cover a broad range of substances and properties from many different scientific disciplines. The Gateway includes links to selected free online NIST databases as well as to information on NIST databases available for purchase.

  • Search by specific keywords, properties, and substances across a collection of NIST scientific and technical databases. You will get a list of databases most likely to contain the information you need.
  • Another feature of the Gateway is a search for articles published in the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data (JPCRD). Links are provided to free, online versions of many articles.

Enviro-Health Links — Nanotechnology: Resources on Nanotechnology and the Environment

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Enviro-Health Links — Nanotechnology provides links to materials on nanotechnology uses and environmental concerns. Also included are links to databases, maps, regulations and policy, and TOXNET and PubMed searches. Provided by: The National Library of Medicine Division of Specialized Information Services.

Handbook of Metalloproteins Now Available Online

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The Handbook of Metalloproteins covers a number of metals, including iron, nickel, manganese, cobalt, copper and vanadium, and provides detailed information on proteins found in the redox-inactive ions of zinc and calcium. It includes comprehensive coverage for each metalloprotein.

Handbook of Metalloproteins


Organic Reactions Online Trial Access

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Trial access to Organic Reactions has been made available for Volumes 25–74, 1977–2009.

Publisher’s Description about Organic Reactions:

Organic Reactions is a comprehensive collection of important synthetic reactions, together with a critical discussion of the reaction and tables that organize all published examples of the topic reactions. Chapters that focus on reactions of current interest are solicited by the board of editors from leading chemists worldwide. The publication process entails a comprehensive peer-review process, ensuring the high quality and attention to detail for which this series is noted. Organic Reactions currently consists of over 140,000 reactions, and will continue to grow annually.

Access to e-EROS Restored

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Thanks to fast action by our Acquisitions folks as well as Wiley, access to the electronic version of the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis has been restored.

February 1, 2010

2010 Horizon Report

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2010 Horizon Report

The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). Each year, the report identifies and describes six areas of emerging technology likely to have a significant impact on teaching, learning, or creative expression in higher education within three adoption horizons: a year or less, two to three years, and four to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2010 are:

Lane Library Workshop on Proteome Database (Feb. 5)

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BIOBASE Corporation will host software training for the PROTEOME databases available to
Stanford University researchers. Learn how to use the PROTEOME databases for systems
biology, biomarker, drug target discovery, and high-throughput data analysis, or simply to gain valuable, literature derived information on your favorite gene or protein. This training is suitable for beginner PROTEOME users, or for more experienced users who wish to have a refresher.

See the Lane Library announcement for more information.

Also see Lane’s Schedule of Workshops and Webcasts
Includes Using EndNote to Manage Information, Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations, Finding Funding, Using PubMed, Power searching in Web of Science, plus more.

Engineering Library Workshops on Using RefWorks, EndNote Web, and Zotero

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Did you know Stanford Libraries provide free access to RefWorks and EndNote Web? Please bring your lunch and join us to learn how citation management tools can help you track your research and simplify creating your papers.

See the Engineering Library blog entry for more information.

e-EROS Temporarily Unavailable

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The electronic version of the Encyclopedia or Reagents for Organic Synthesis is temporarily unavailable as the subscription lapsed. Hopefully, access will be restored soon. In the meantime, the older edition is available in print: Swain Reference QD 77 .H37 1999

January 22, 2010

ScienceDirect Unavailable January 23

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Due to scheduled maintenance, ScienceDirect will be unavailable for approximately 12 hours on Saturday, January 23rd, 5:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PST. They apologize for the inconvenience.