|Volume 7 ,
Autumn Quarter 2004
|Safari Tech Books
Technical Computing Resources At Your Fingertips
Astronomy, Earth And Planetary Sciences and High Energy Physics
|Check The Status Of The Network|
|Web Of Knowledge
|Trial: Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists Archive|
- Degree Angular Scale Interferometer: DASI
- History Of Science In Antarctica
|SAFARI TECH BOOKS
Technical Computing Resources At Your Fingertips
Titles in Safari Tech Book Online from ProQuest are now available to the University of Chicago community. This electronic resource provides full text access to general interest computing books and manuals. Currently, the University of Chicago Library subscribes to 200 titles, covering subjects such as Unix, Java, html, Perl, Microsoft Access, and web design.
You can use this collection by going to the University of Chicago’s Safari Tech Books page:
It is important to use this institutional page so that 1) you are searching only our subscribed titles and 2) you will not need to enter a username and password to access the full text.
Access to the Safari Tech Books collection is limited to computers with a University of Chicago ip address. If you are off campus, use either the modem pool or the proxy server. If you log into Safari at a University computer and you are asked for a user name and password, it means that all of our user seats (we have three) are in use. You should wait 15 minutes or so and try again.
ELECTRONIC JOURNAL BACKFILES
Over the summer, the Library arranged for additional years of coverage for about 110 journals in high energy physics, earth and planetary sciences, and astronomy. These backfiles on the ScienceDirect site represent coverage from 1950, including such landmark articles as “The origin and development of the Earth and other terrestrial planets” by Harold Urey published in Geochimica et Cosmochima Acta in 1951.
Journal titles, including backfiles may be accessed from the
University of Chicago Library searchable
CHECK THE STATUS OF THE NETWORK
If you are experiencing difficulties with the University network check the University’s home page for a status report www.uchicago.edu. If the NSIT traffic light (positioned on its side) is showing red or yellow – then there is a problem with the network. Clicking on the traffic light takes you to a site which provides more detailed information. This site does not cover problems associated with your individual computer however – only with the network. Of course, if the entire network is down – then you will not be able to access this site since it is web based.
As always, if you are experiencing problems accessing library
resources please contact us - 702-7715 or
WEB OF KNOWLEDGE UPDATES
Creating a Citation Alert. Do a search as usual in WOK and view the results. Select an article of interest. If you would like to be alerted when this article is cited simply click “Create Citation Alert.” A confirmation that you have added this article to your alerts appears.
Creating a Topical Alert. You can also create topical alerts based on a search strategy. Select “Search History.” Be sure you are signed in to enable customized features. Select search of interest by checking the box in right hand column. Click “Save History.”
Create a name and optional description. Check the “Send Me E-mail Alerts” box. Select type of record and what format you want. Choose weekly or monthly delivery. ISI ResearchSoft format is suitable for import into EndNote. Click “Save.”
A confirmation that you have added this search to your alerts appears. You can change this by using the drop down box at the top of each page and selecting “Saved Searches.”
TRAIL: Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Archive is available on a trial basis to University users until Dec
31, 2004 at:
The archive spans 59 years of the
Bulletin, from 1945-2004. Users can download articles or even an
entire issue - all in pdf format.
To locate a particular article use the
"Advanced Search" screen and enter a volume and issue number.
Topical searches can be conducted using the "Search Box" in the
upper right hand corner of the site.
Let us know what you think: Barbara Kern, 702-8717, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibit is on display in the reference area of the John Crerar Library. Questions about the exhibit should be directed to Barbara Kern, University of Chicago, 773-702-8717, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
A History of Science in Antarctica: Highlights from the Library’s Collection
Antarctica, ice covered and remote, has long been considered a significant site for scientific research. Researchers from around the world come to study geology, astrophysics, ecology and more. This exhibit is a historical look at science in Antarctica using publications from the Library’s collection.
This exhibit will be on display from October 18th-December 28th, 2004 in the atrium of the John Crerar Library. Questions about the exhibit should be directed to Barbara Kern, University of Chicago, 773-702-8717, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ERU (Electronic Resources Update) is written and produced by the Science Libraries at the University of Chicago. This quarterly publication is distributed in print, on the web and via email.
To receive this newsletter in print or via email contact Barbara Kern at 702-8717 or email@example.com.