A few more popular reading books

September 29, 2010

We just added a few more popular books for your reading pleasure:

Star Island.
Carl Hiaasen.
1st ed.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2010.

Squirrel seeks chipmunk : a modest bestiary.
David Sedaris ; illustrations by Ian Falconer.
1st ed.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2010.

The trials of Zion : a novel.
Alan M. Dershowitz.
1st ed.
New York : Grand Central Pub., c2010.

The lost dogs : Michael Vick’s dogs and their tale of rescue and redemption.
Jim Gorant.
New York : Gotham Books, c2010.

Obama’s wars
Bob Woodward.
New York :Simon & Schuster, c2010.


Catalog updates: e-books, new look and feel

September 27, 2010

The Graff Library catalog has a new look–and over 4000 electronic books.  We have updated the branding in the catalog, modernizing it and making it look more like our web site.  We’ve also redesigned the top-level page (see the screenshot above) and search results pages to make the catalog easier to use.

But the changes are more than skin-deep.  We have also added over 4000 records for electronic books to the catalog, making them easier to find.  Previously, our electronic books could be found only on our Online Journals, Books, etc., page and could only be searched by title.  Now they can be searched alongside our print books by author, title, subject, keyword, and more.  We still have more electronic books to add to the catalog, but within a month or so, we hope to have them all in.

Here’s an example of a catalog record for an electronic book:

Just click the Connect to link to access the full text of the book.

Please let us know what you think of these changes.  We want all of our tools to be useful and user-friendly.


New (and free) biosciences site from Nature Publishing

September 24, 2010

Students and researchers may be interested in Scitable, a new biosciences site from Nature Publishing. According to the site:

Scitable “brings together a library of scientific overviews with a worldwide community of scientists, researchers, teachers, and students. Use Scitable to

  • Learn about a range of scientific subjects
  • Collaborate online with other students and teachers
  • Publish your activities and portfolio to the worldwide science community
  • Maintain an evidence-based online coursepack for your students

Scitable features topic rooms with articles, people, and discussions related to a key concept in science, as well as groups (“virtual study spaces”) and personal profiles. Major topic areas include genetics, cell biology, scientific communication, and career planning.


New popular books

September 22, 2010

For your recreational reading pleasure, the library has added the following new books to our Popular Reading Collection. Come on by and check them out!

Safe haven.
Nicholas Sparks.
1st ed.
New York : Grand Central Pub., c2010.

Promise me : how a sister’s love launched the global movement to end breast cancer.
Nancy Brinker ; with Joni Rodgers.
New York : Broadway Books, c2010.

Super sad true love story : a novel.
Gary Shteyngart.
1st ed.
New York : Random House, c2010.

The Rembrandt affair.
Daniel Silva.
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2010.

Tough customer.
Sandra Brown.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010.

Composed : a memoir.
Rosanne Cash.
New York : Viking, c2010.

The red queen.
Philippa Gregory.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010.

Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void.
Mary Roach.
1st ed.
New York : W.W. Norton, c2010.

Earth (the book) : a visitor’s guide to the human race.
written and edited by Jon Stewart … [et. al.].
New York : Grand Central Pub., c2010.


Andrea to attend Woods Hole bioinformatics course

September 16, 2010

Andrea Lynch, Scholarly Communication Librarian, will spend next week at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, taking an intensive course in biomedical informatics sponsored by the NIH.  She will work alongside medical educators and administrators, studying  principles of database design, human-computer interfaces, medical terminologies and coding systems, medical decision analysis methods, clinical information systems architectures, methods for measuring costs and benefits in health care systems, use of the Internet for biomedical applications, current and emerging wide area network technologies, use of literature and molecular sequence databases, and systems for telemedicine.

Please join me in congratulating Andrea on her admission into this highly competitive fellowship program!


Scopus Alerts app for iPhone

September 8, 2010

Use your iPhone to search Scopus, set up search alerts, get search updates, and annotate or share articles with the Scopus Alerts (Lite) app.   Institutional subscribers can download the application free from the iTunes store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scopus-alerts-lite-take-your/id365300810?mt=8.

Scopus Alerts screenshot results


Back to School event on September 15th from noon to 2 p.m.

September 7, 2010

Come to the Graff Library on September 15th from noon to 2 p.m. for a Back to School event presented by the Graff Library, Postdoctoral Association and Postdoctoral Training Office.

We’ll have:

  • information about library services and resources
  • Free food!
  • Speed social networking
  • Games
  • Piñatas
  • Prize drawings
  • Free food!