Happy first day of Spring Quarter! I hope everyone had a great Spring Break. I will restart office hours April 14th, 2-4pm, Wednesday’s in the Fisher 2nd Floor Lobby. And don’t forget our upcoming Science Cafe – Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch, Friday April 16, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Kennedy Library 2nd Floor Cafe.
Welcome Back! March 29th, 2010
Talking physics in Twittersphere March 26th, 2010
Take a look at this physicsworld.com article on physicists and social media: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/41808
Introducing ACS Mobile for your iPhone or iPod Touch March 19th, 2010
Introducing ACS Mobile for your iPhone or iPod Touch
ACS Mobile provides readers with a multi-journal, up-to-the-minute live stream of new peer-reviewed research content (Articles ASAPSM) published across the Society’s preeminent portfolio of scholarly research journals, including the flagship Journal of the American Chemical Society. The application also includes a “Latest News” feed from Chemical and Engineering News – the Society’s industry-leading magazine and preferred source of online news for its more than 161,000 member professionals. [snip]
ACS Mobile offers the following features:
> Up-to-the minute access to new ACS ASAP Articles, personalized across the entire portfolio of 38 peer-reviewed ACS Journals.
> Tailored “on the fly” filtering options for viewing content from selected ACS titles.
> Delivery of an indexed list of more than 35,000 research articles published annually, complete with graphical and text abstracts.
> A “Latest News” feed from Chemical & Engineering News Online.
> Saving of favorites in a “My ASAPs” folder for convenient offline reading and pushing back to your usual research setting.
> Interface to full-text article access (via wireless or Virtual Private Networks) for users at institutions that subscribe to ACS Journals.
> ID/password-based access is also an option for individuals who subscribe to ACS journals as part of their ACS member benefits package.
> Quick Search across the more than 850,000+ scientific research articles and book chapters now on the ACS Web Editions Platform — discoverable by author, keyword, title, abstract, DOI or bibliographic citation.
Links To Video Demo / Download ACS Mobile at the Apple iTunes Store / News Available At
Note: re-posted from Gerry McKiernan
Blackboard iPhone App May 5th, 2009
Blackboard released a free application BlackboardLearn+ for the iPhone/iTouch last month. Check it out http://www.blackboard.com/Teaching-Learning/Learn-Resources/Whats-New/Learn-for-iPhone.aspx
How to Combine Google Search with Twitter Search April 28th, 2009
No one says Twitter search is better than Google; instead, it is different. You can’t compare them but you can combine them. This post looks into ways to check relevant Twitter updates while you are searching Google.
Twitter Search Results on Google…displays 5 most recent tweets based on your search query, giving both real-time Twitter search results and Google results on the same page:
Free Lecture: Climate Change April 13th, 2009
Understanding Climate Change: Probable Causes, Possible Solutions
Dr. Barbara G. Levi
Date: Tuesday, April 21
Location: Philips Auditorium, Cal Poly Performing Arts Center
Dr. Barbara Levi, co-editor of the book Global Warming: Physics and Facts, has been a writer and senior editor at Physics Today magazine for over 30 years. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
This event is co-sponsored by the Cal Poly Department of Physics and by the Empower Poly Coalition. It is made possible by the generous support of the Hafemeister Physics-and-Society Lecture Endowment.
Global warming : physics and facts is available at Kennedy Library…QC981.8.G56 G58195 1992
Announcing the debut of 400 Years of the Telescope PBS documentary April 10th, 2009
A sweeping film celebrating four centuries of astronomy discoveries will
make its debut on PBS when 400 Years of the Telescope airs in April
(scheduled air date: Friday, April 10, check local listings). In 400 Years
of the Telescope, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes viewers on a visually stunning
journey from Galileo’s first look at the cosmos in 1609, to todays
thrilling quests to discover new worlds and glimpse the formation of the
first stars after the Big Bang. With warmth and humor, the planet’s top
astrophysicists discuss momentous discoveries and how telescopes have
changed our understanding of the universe. Looking into the future, viewers
will learn of emergent telescopes that may detect life outside our solar
system and allow humans to view the initial moments of the Big Bang.
Tune into your local PBS station and view this beautiful new film.
For more information, visit:
You can view the “400 Years of the Telescope” trailer at:
New Research Guides March 25th, 2009
The library is rolling out all new research guides. I have created a COSAM Research Portal and will be constantly updating all research guides. A number of research guides are under construction. Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.
I hope you had a great Spring Break!
Welcome February 10th, 2009
Welcome to the COSAM Library blog.