More SciFinder Training

November 9, 2006

CAS is hosting new Scifinder training sessions in December:

Exploring What Is New in SciFinder 2007:
Wednesday, December 6th from 12-1 MST
Tuesday, December 12th from 7-8 PM MST
Tuesday, December 19th from 7-8 AM MST

Multifile Structure Searching for Patent Information:
Thursday, December 14th from 7-8 AM MST

To register or for more information:


Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is a database of step-by-step research methods for biologists. Subject coverage includes the following areas: cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging. For more information, check out this FAQ.

Quicklink to the database:

Peter Suber has a useful assessment of how the election results will impact Open Access…

Full Post at Open Access News 

A new open access Encyclopedia of the Earth is now available in the A-Z database list.  This is a free, fully-searchable encyclopedia written by scholars and experts in fields related to Earth and its natural environments.  The EOE uses wiki technology, but unlike Wikipedia, access is restricted to an approved group of authors whose work goes through an editorial process.  Check it out:

ProQuest Maintenance Window

November 6, 2006

ProQuest will be taking a maintenance window to install infrastructure upgrades ensuring continued reliable performance. The 1-hour maintenance window will take place Friday November 10, 2006 at 22:00 EDT (8:00 PM MST).  This will impact all ProQuest platform products including ProQuest Newspapers and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

The Library will be running a trial of the ARTstor database from November 6-20th.  ARTstor is an database including over 500,000 images.  ARTstor was founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a mission to “use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts and associated fields.”  While many people consider art historians the primary users of the database, it is truly an interdisciplinary tool.  Please take a minute to explore the database and submit feedback via the comment section below.

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This month’s book of the month from NetLibrary is From Vietnam to 9/11 and is available free with unlimited access during November. A brief description provided from the publisher:

In 1974, John P. “Jack” Murtha became the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress. In the nearly three decades since then, Congressman Murtha has been intimately involved with governmental decisions about America’s national security and foreign policy, adding his unique perspective to international affairs while faithfully representing Pennsylvania’s twelfth district. From Vietnam to 9/11 combines personal memoir with thoughtful analysis to provide a behind-the-scenes account of the formation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy in the last quarter-century. At the same time, it tells the story of a man committed to service and community.