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Material ConneXion online…

We have it!!
Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion is a database of images & information on the newest sustainable, innovative and advanced materials. New Materials are added monthly.  Use the advanced search feature for details on sustainability, usage, and physical processes.

TRY IT ~ search for your favorite sustainable polymer..
Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion online…

We have it!!
Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion is a database of images & information on the newest sustainable, innovative and advanced materials. New Materials are added monthly.  Use the advanced search feature for details on sustainability, usage, and physical processes.

TRY IT ~ search for your favorite sustainable polymer..
Material ConneXion

New online encyclopedias

Six new online encyclopedias are now available. You can read them online, search within them, and download or print sections of interest.

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology Encyclopedia of Food Safety Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences Pathobiology of Human Disease

  • Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems covers more than 200 topics within the themes of food systems and people, global agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems.
  • Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology (Second Edition) covers genomics, food safety, DNA sequencing, E. coli, history of food microbiology, preservatives, irradiation of food, biophysical techniques, biosensors, genetic engineering, and more.
  • Encyclopedia of Food Safety provides international expert information on food safety, nutrition, food science and technology, foodborne diseases, and hazards.
  • Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics (Second Edition) provides an overview of the genetics of organisms (bacteria, phages, fungi, plants, animals, humans) and includes relevant topics in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, evolution, and disease.
  • Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (Second Edition) offers an overview of neurological sciences, with entries covering the anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, genetics, toxicology, immunology, pathology, and development of the brain.
  • Pathobiology of Human Disease covers structure and function of human tissues, molecular pathology, cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology, and includes text, images, movies, and animations.

New online encyclopedias

Six new online encyclopedias are now available. You can read them online, search within them, and download or print sections of interest.

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology Encyclopedia of Food Safety Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences Pathobiology of Human Disease

  • Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems covers more than 200 topics within the themes of food systems and people, global agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems.
  • Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology (Second Edition) covers genomics, food safety, DNA sequencing, E. coli, history of food microbiology, preservatives, irradiation of food, biophysical techniques, biosensors, genetic engineering, and more.
  • Encyclopedia of Food Safety provides international expert information on food safety, nutrition, food science and technology, foodborne diseases, and hazards.
  • Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics (Second Edition) provides an overview of the genetics of organisms (bacteria, phages, fungi, plants, animals, humans) and includes relevant topics in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, evolution, and disease.
  • Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (Second Edition) offers an overview of neurological sciences, with entries covering the anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, genetics, toxicology, immunology, pathology, and development of the brain.
  • Pathobiology of Human Disease covers structure and function of human tissues, molecular pathology, cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology, and includes text, images, movies, and animations.

Spring workshops

Spring workshops

The science and engineering libraries are holding a series of workshops during Spring Semester that can help you get the most out of freely available as well as Berkeley subscribed resources. Workshops include:

  • Citation management and productivity tools: EndNote, Evernote, Mendeley, and more
  • Intro to GIS tools and resources: an introduction to Geographic Information Systems and mapping tools
  • Data management: the best ways to create a data management plan, create, store, backup, and share your data
  • Easy thematic mapping: This workshop will introduce 3 different web platforms for mapping thematic and demographic data – SimplyMap, Social Explorer, and Policy Map
  • Publish for impact: This session gives tips on publishing your research for maximum impact and will cover open access, alternative publishing options, and promotion of your work
  • LaTeX/BibTeX: … coming soon!

Check out the schedule on our Events Calendar. All workshops are drop-in – no registration required.

Engineering Case Studies Online

engineering case studies online

Engineering Case Studies Online is an innovative new resource that focuses on the analysis of engineering failures. It covers more than 50 of the most frequently taught case studies including:

  • Air France Flight 4590
  • The Big Dig
  • Deepwater Horizon oil rig
  • Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
  • … and more

Each case includes a collection of materials that provide in-depth analysis of the disasters including feature-length video documentaries, relevant books explaining key engineering concepts and issues, simulations, primary footage of accidents, engineering ethics, and other materials not normally found in the scholarly literature.

Materials come from a variety of reliable content partners including the BBC, the Digital Rights Group, Princeton University Press, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Find out more about Engineering Case Studies Online with Alexander Street Press. UC Berkeley users can access the product at Engineering Case Studies Online.

Library website downtime January 30-31

The Library website (www.lib.berkeley.edu and other related URLs) will be down from 11 p.m. on Friday, January 30 until about 4 a.m. on Saturday, January 31 for the operating system to be patched.

Intersession hours and winter closure

As part of the campus winter holiday closure, most of the UC Berkeley science libraries will be closed December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015. The Mathematics Statistics Library will not reopen until January 12, 2015 due to some minor renovation work. Here are the winter closure dates and intersession hours for the science libraries:

Bioscience and Natural Resources Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Earth Sciences and Map Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Engineering Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Mathematics Statistics Library: 11am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 20-Jan. 11

Optometry and Health Sciences Library: 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Physics-Astronomy Library: 11am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Public Health Library: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Please consult the Library Hours page to check the hours for all libraries.

Introducing ASTM Compass

ASTM Compass

The ASTM Digital Library, our source for current and historical ASTM Standards, has launched a new platform called ASTM Compass. The new platform features new tools including:

  • active and historical standard revision comparisons
  • annotations functionality
  • alerts for standard revisions and changes

ASTM Compass continues to provide our users with access to the ASTM Special Technical Publication series, all ASTM Journals, the Dictionary of Engineering Terminology, and more.

Check it out at http://compass.astm.org.

SpringerMaterials Refresh

SpringerMaterials is the world’s largest research platform dedicated to information on materials, their properties and uses – providing access to curated data about 3000+ physical and chemical properties of 250,000+ materials and chemical systems.  Periodic Table and Chemical Structure Search tools enable the researchers to search in an expansive way, and discover related materials for comparison.

Recently, the platform received a total overhaul to make the new site more nimble and user friendly.  A series of new functionalities as well as new content have been added.  Check it out at materials.springer.com.

Enhancements include:

  • interactive tables
  • 3D views on crystal structures
  • a “facet” tool with filters to restrict results to properties, materials discipline or specific databases
  • device-agnostic (responsive) design so that content is now available on tablets, mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers

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