Chemistry Department Library
New information :
25.7.13 For a trial period, IOS press journals are available
20.6.13 Cambridge Open Access Project Board minutes linked from university open access website.
17.4.13 UK legal deposit legislation extends to electronic material from April 6, 2013.
Find background information, frequently asked questions and access arrangements on the legal deposit web pages of the University Library.
10.4.13 Redesigned Cambridge open access website now live.
15.3.13 Advance notice: Research Data Management course 29 April 2013.
More information here.
6.3.13 Revised RCUK open access policy statement and guidance document here.
5.3.13 Recent report (26.2.13) on research support needs of chemists: Supporting the changing research needs of chemists.
Reminder: Open Access meeting, Unilever Lecture Theatre, Tuesday 5th March 2:15 pm.
Members of Cambridge University's open access project team, Professor Andy Parker (Deputy Head Dept of Physics and academic representative) and John Norman (Director of Digital Services at the University Library) will be attending. The session will include questions and discussion. If you are wondering if or how the move to open access publishing affects you this meeting is for you.
19.2.13 Open access discussion forum available. Cambridge access only.
18.2.13 New grants module on Symplectic for RCUK/ROS reporting. More information and link to the Symplectic virtual room here.
7.2.13 Cambridge open access policy framework here.
29.1.13 First paper freely available under RSC gold-for-gold initiative is:
Facile assembly of an efficient CoOx water oxidation electrocatalyst from Co-containing polyoxotitanate nanocages Yi-Hsuan Lai , Chia-Yu Lin , Yaokang Lv , Timothy C. King , Alexander Steiner , Nicoleta M. Muresan , Lihua Gan , Dominic S. Wright and Erwin Reisner Chem. Commun., 2013, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34934E
11.1.13 New chemistry electronic book.
Patrick (2003) Organic Chemistry, 2nd ed. (BIOS instant notes) Available on MyiLibrary platform for 3 simultaneous users. Also find via online catalogue with LibrarySearch.
7.1.13 Royal Society of Chemistry gold-for-gold vouchers available.
Further information and voucher application form here.
4.1.13 Daresbury Chemical Database Service update
The Daresbury Chemical Database Service has now ceased providing general database access however access to general information on the CDS website is still possible at http://cds.dl.ac.uk/ Latest CDS news and announcements here.
The Royal Society of Chemistry will provide the EPSRC-funded national service from 2013-2017: http://cds.rsc.org/ To access most of the Cambridge Structural Database System, you will need to login via XWindows. RSC will email the login details after user registration and acceptance of the terms and conditions.
Cambridge Structural Database software is also available on the Chemistry Library computers. RSC does not intend to continue CrystalWeb, CrystalWorks, CrystMet, PeakQuest, SpecInfo, and Daresbury compiled databases.
12.11.12 New electronic books available for Chemistry undergraduate courses
- Greenwood and Earnshaw: Chemistry of the elements, 2nd ed. (Pts 1A, 1B, 2)
- Woodruff: Modern techniques of surface science, 2nd ed. (Pt 3)
- Zangwill: Physics at surfaces (Pt 3)
Find using LibrarySearch function on online catalogue or link from here.
30.10.12 Reminder - Bibliograhical skills for chemists - repeat sessions 6th and 7th November. Book online here.
25.10.12 Chemistry Library tablets
The Library has an iPad2 and Toshiba AT 300 for use in the library. If you would like to read electronic journals and e-books on our mobile devices please come and see us in the library office. This is a pilot service and feedback is invited.
22.8.12 New e-book available: Lewis (2001) Handbook of Raman Spectroscopy: From the Research Laboratory to the Process Line.
14.8.12 Changes to Reaxys authentication system August 2012
If you access Reaxys solely through your IP as an anonymous user, the change will be seamless and no action is required.
However, if you have used the personalisation features and registered with a username you will have to re-register. (Registered users will also already have been contacted directly by email.)
If you have any saved Hitsets (History) and Alerts on the Reaxys platform these will need to be restored. There is a guide on how to do this at: https://www.reaxys.com/info/files/Reaxys_alerting_history.pdf