Author Archives: Jane Quigley

Kresge To Be Open Longer Hours

Welcome back! Every so often we get suggestions and requests in our suggestion box at Kresge (it’s outside the front door), and one of the most regular requests is for Kresge to be open longer hours.   So, we’re happy to announce that beginning with this term, Kresge Library will be open until 1am Sunday through [...] Continue reading

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Arrivals and Departures (… In the Library’s Chemistry Collection)

An update on two chemistry resources that Kresge subscribes to – one coming, and one going! * Beginning in 2013, the Library will subscribe to the Thieme journal SYNFACTS, an update / current research journal that reports current research results of importance in synthetic organic chemistry (‘… screened, selected, evaluated, summarized, and enriched with personal [...] Continue reading

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“Gear Up!” – Build Your Research Toolkit

Intersession is upon us … but don’t relax quite yet! Instead, get ready to GEAR UP!  Take advantage of the latest tools, apps, resources, and support available to help you with research information, funding, data, and collaboration. Coming Soon To A Location Near You!  ~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursday, November 29th from 1pm-3pm   (Fairchild Tower) Monday, December 3rd [...] Continue reading

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NEIGC Guidebooks

A short post to celebrate the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, which has been meeting annually since 1901 (with a few exceptions during the two world wars). Guidebooks from geologic field trips in all areas of New England (and occasionally Quebec) have been published in association with this conference since 1938, (… “A guidebook, organized [...] Continue reading

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Notes from Oct. 24th DCAL Publishing Discussion

Just a few quick notes from yesterday (Wednesday)’s fabulous DCAL lunchtime roundtable on faculty publishing – challenges, changes, and new initiatives – all reflecting back on Open Access week, a time to step back and consider the access and impact of scholarship, and how we as a community want to ensure the widest possible and [...] Continue reading

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Welcome to Open Access Week

Today is the first day of worldwide Open Access Week, a time to acknowledge and explore this trend in publishing and, more broadly, in the dissemination of and access to information. We hope you will take one of the many opportunities available this week to reflect on YOUR role as a researcher, an author, a [...] Continue reading

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New! Kresge Popular Science Collection

We’re happy to announce a new collection in Kresge Library, – relatively small, but we’re willing to bet it will be popular and highly used!   Kresge’s new Popular Science Collection will feature recent books on current, popular, high-interest science topics in the physical and general sciences, to be enjoyed by ALL readers regardless of their [...] Continue reading

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Intro to WebCSD … on YouTube!

This short YouTube video will get you up and running with the web version of the Cambridge Structural Database in no time.   And though some might say that if you have to ask what the CSD is, it’s probably not your cup of tea, – let it be known that the CSD is the world’s [...] Continue reading

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USGS Videos

A nice way to pass a quiet half-hour on a Sunday afternoon! The US Geological Survey has a terrific multimedia gallery that includes short videos of interest to students and researchers, and longer ones suitable for the classroom. There’s a whole collection on floods, including The Anatomy of Floods: The Causes and Development of 2011’s [...] Continue reading

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Is a Science Ph.D. a Waste of Time?

…  is the (no doubt intentionally) provocative headline of this article in Slate.  Followed by the subheading “Don’t feel too sorry for graduate students; it’s worth it,”  the article is the latest in a flurry of recent articles and reports calling attention to the dismal job prospects of newly-minted PhDs in the sciences.  After this [...] Continue reading

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