Category Archives: Kresge Library

Patents for Fun and Research

Included in this post are search engines and portals where you have free access to patent documents from all over the world. They are best used for locating a patent document or full citation for an item you already know about. The tools listed in this post are not intended to research patentability or prior-art [...] Continue reading

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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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Tools for Annotating Your PDFs!

Welcome to the new year! An important part of “doing research” is reading the literature to learn what others in the field have already done. It’s easy to read the paper and then forget what you’ve just read. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take notes in (aka annotate) your PDFs? Well, you [...] Continue reading

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8 Math Talks to Blow Your Mind

We may all be going on holiday break, but I you are like me, learning does not stop. This new list of TED math talks are both educational and fun to watch. You needn’t be a mathematician to enjoy them, really :-) Supplemented here are a handful of books from our library collection or other [...] 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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Write Your CV in LaTeX!

Today I’m going to convince you to write your CV or resume in . If you are not familiar with LaTeX, this is a great way to dig into learning it! Open up your favorite TeX editor. I use TeXnicCenter (Windows), TeXworks (Mac/Windows/Linux), and Kile (Linux), but there’s lots of them out there. What I [...] Continue reading

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December 3rd Debriefing from Kresge Library

There are lots of interesting events and science-related news in the media lately. Here’s just a small snapshot: Events Gear Up! is taking place in MacLean (12/3) and the Life Sciences Center (12/5) this week: more info AGU Fall Meeting (12/3-12/6) is live streaming some of their key sessions: more info Tree Lighting on the [...] Continue reading

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Great Books for Scientists

Perhaps you heard about or attended the Gear Up! Build Your Research Toolkit event held in Fairchild Tower this afternoon.  In addition to information management tools, apps, and research support systems to help you tune up your research, we have for you a selection of books to help boost your productivity. Choose from print or online Career [...] 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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10 Influential Popular Science Books

For your reading pleasure during the upcoming Intersession, this post features influential popular science books as selected by the New Scientist reader community. On the origin of species (print), (ebook), (1876) (Darwin Manuscripts Project) A brief history of time: from the big bang to black holes, by Stephen Hawking (1988) The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins (1989) The [...] Continue reading

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