Monday, May 08, 2017

Reference Management Software - How to keep all of those papers straight

If you have a lot of papers to keep track of, and/or find the process of creating bibliographies excessiveley detailed and time-consuming, you should invest in learning how to use a reference manager.

In the library, we have experience with and have created guides for

EndNote Web

Look on our Reference Management Libguide for more information

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Creat'R Lab is Open!

The Creat'R Labe opened in the Orbach Science Library on April 18th.  The lab has access to walk-in 3D printing, Arduinos, RaspBerry Pi machines and docks, a sewing machine and other sewing supplies and some cool equipment for working with Paper.  The lab is open 1-4, 4 days per week and classes are offered nearly every night.  For more information, see the Guide.

Come check it out!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

37 2015 Engineering Encyclopedias from Springer

As part of our license with Springer Publishing through the California Digital Library, we recently acquired 37 engineering encyclopedias from 2015. 

It is an impressive list!

CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering
Encyclopedia of Algorithms
Encyclopedia of Biometrics
Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology
Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering
Encyclopedia of Lunar Science
Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy
Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology
Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites
Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Encyclopedia of Systems and Control
Encyclopedia of Systems and Control
Handbook of Advanced Lighting Technology
Handbook of Antenna Technologies
Handbook of Bioceramics and Biocomposites
Handbook of Biochips
Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense
Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies
Handbook of Driver Assistance Systems
Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging
Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging
Handbook of Nanoparticles
Handbook of Petroleum Processing
Handbook of Petroleum Processing
Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Engineering
Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being
Handbook of Smart Textiles
Handbook of Smart Textiles
Handbook of Space Security
Handbook of Spintronics
Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Handbook of Visual Display Technology
Integrated Circuits and Systems for Biology and Medicine

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Scientific American Archive

UC campuses now have access to the Scientific American Archive as well as the Supplement issues and Builders Edition issues on the Scientific American platform. This valuable resource consists of high-quality scans of more than 133,000 articles published in Scientific American from 1845-2005. You can browse the issues, read entire issues as PDF files, and search across the full archive. As noted by the publisher, these archive collections "provide unique insight into historic breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine and architecture."

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

3D Printing In the Library

The UCR Library is offering a 3D printing service.  Any student may apply for a free print.  For more details see our 3D Printing LibGuide.

We look forward to adding on to our MakerSpace options.  Let us know what you would like to see.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Browzine for Browsing Journals

browzine screenshotTry Browzine, a Convenient Bookshelf for your Favorite Journals
Try Browzine, a Convenient Bookshelf for your Favorite Journals

Try Browzine, a Convenient Bookshelf for your Favorite Journals

The UC Riverside Library is now offering BrowZine, a tablet app that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals, in a format optimized for the tablet reading experience.
Download the BrowZine app free from iTunes, Google Play or the Amazon App store. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of California Riverside from the drop down list, enter your NetID and password and start exploring!
The app simulates the experience of browsing your favorite journals on a bookshelf.
  • Browse and read journals by subject, or search by journal title.
  • Easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.
  • Create your own bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published.

Download BrowZine now!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Where did the Current Periodicals go?

As you may have realized, we have many fewer print journals now than we did in 1996. I choose this year somewhat arbitrarily, but it was also the beginning of the first ejournal "pilot" we had at UCR.  I believe we can say now that the pilot was a success.  I say this because there are only 3-4 researchers who still regularly come into the Science Library to see print journals.  We miss you.  However, your convenience is our primary goal and electronic journals are more convenient, take up no space, and do not require binding, maintenance or replacement.

This is a win-win situation.

In the last couple of years we have gotten to the point where we have too few current print journals to maintain a respectable "Current Periodicals" section.  The current periodicals will now mostly be sent up to live with their older counterparts on the 2nd and 3rd floors.  So new issues will reside, unbound, next to older ones. 

A very small subset of current periodicals was chosen to live on the "New Materials" shelves by the entry lounge.  These were chosen exclusively based on room usage statistics.  If you would like to nominate an unbound journal to come live in the new materials shelves, let me know.