Monthly Archives: March 2017

SpringerMaterials webinar and trial access coming soon!

SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database for identifying materials properties and covers data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields.

SpringerMaterials research benefits:

  • A single platform covering curated data from all major topics in materials science, chemistry, physics and engineering
  • Take advantage of specialized integrated features to analyze, manipulate, and visualize different data types
  • Save time with multiple search methods and advanced result refining options
  • Export data in multiple formats for further use in other software/applications

The University has arranged trial access to SpringerMaterials from 5th April until 2nd May, during which time you will be able to access the complete database. Details of how to access the database will be circulated on 5th April.

A webinar* demonstrating the database will take place on 5th April between 14:30 and 15:15. You can attend this remotely or view it in the Todd-Hamied Room, Department of Chemistry. If you are not able to attend on the day, the webinar will be available throughout the trial period, but we would strongly recommend that you attend on the day as it will highlight the most relevant and useful features and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please register your attendance at the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3688859693808838915

Please let us know that you want to attend the webinar in person here: https://doodle.com/poll/mux298zu2c4w3tc3

SpringerMaterials infographic

National Chemical Database Service: help to justify its continued support

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Do you know about or already use the National Chemical Database Service (NCDS)?

It is an EPSRC-funded service provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry to all students and other members of UK academic institutions. It brings together tools and resources for UK researchers in chemistry and related fields.

All web-based services are freely accessible from any UK academic network. These include:

  • ACD/I-Lab – an online tool which features predictions and databases of physicochemical properties and NMR spectral information.an online tool which features predictions and databases of physicochemical properties and NMR spectral information.
  • Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) – a database of commercially available chemicals that can be searched by structure.
  • Chemicalize – a public web resource which identifies chemical structures in webpages and other text using ChemAxon’s Name to Structure parsing.
  • ChemSpider – a free chemical structure database providing access to over 28 million structures, properties and associated information from more than 400 data sources.
  • Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) – a collection of over 600,000 small-molecule organic and organometallic crystal structures that can be visualised and downloaded.
  • CrystalWorks – provides access to the wide range of crystallographic structural data made available by the Chemical Database Service.
  • DETHERM -one of the world’s largest thermophysical databases and contains data for 4,200,000 data sets, 129,500 mixtures, and 38,850 pure compounds.
  • Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) – the world’s largest database for fully identified inorganic crystal structures.
  • SPRESIweb – allows users to search 5.52 million molecules and 4.26 million reactions, extracted from 675,000 references and 164,000 patents covering the years 1974 – 2011.

Find more information about these resources here.

Help to demonstrate the scientific impact of the NCDS

The NCDS needs your help:

The National Chemical Database Service is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council on the basis that it meets a community need: access to specialist databases that enable research in chemistry and related fields. As part of EPSRC’s routine review of mid-range facility provision, we are preparing an application (called a Statement of Need) to justify continued support of the NCDS after 2017. While we will collate the application on behalf of our Advisory Board, it represents the views and needs of the UK scientific community, so your input is vital to its success. You can help us ensure that all of UK academia retains access to the NCDS resources in the following ways:

Please see the post on the Chemical Database Service Blog here.

New books purchased

These books were recommended by members of the Department of Chemistry and are now available to borrow from the Chemistry Library.

Nematic and Cholesteric Liquid Crystals Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments book cover

Oswald, P., & Pieranski, P. (2005). Nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals : Concepts and physical properties illustrated by experiments / Patrick Oswald, Pawel Pieranski ; translated by Doru Constantin. (Liquid crystals book series). Chemistry Library shelfmark: QD293 .O89 2005

R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics

Lander, J. (2014). R for Everyone : Advanced Analytics and Graphics / Jared P. Lander. (Addison Wesley Data & Analytics Series). Chemistry Library shelfmark: QA76.73.R3 .L36 2014

Biochemistry

Berg, J., Tymoczko, J., Stryer, L., & Gatto, G. (2015). Biochemistry / Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Gregory J. Gatto, Jr., Lubert Stryer. (Eighth ed.). Chemistry Library shelfmark: QP514.2 .B47 2015

Structure and Action of Molecular Chaperones

Gierasch, L., Horwich, A., Slingsby, C., Wickner, S., & Agard, D. (2016). Structure and action of molecular chaperones : Machines that assist protein folding in the cell / Lila M. Gierasch, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Arthur L. Horwich, Yale School of Medicine, Christine Slingsby, University of London, Sue Wickner, National Cancer Institute, David Agard, UC San Francisco. (Series in structural biology ; vol. 6). Chemistry Library shelfmark: QP551 .G54 2016

See here for guidance on how to recommend a book or ebook, journal or ejournal, or a database.

 

New ebooks – February 2017

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Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during February. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

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Journal of Imaging Science and Technology

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New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Imaging Science and Technology.

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From IngentaConnect and the journal website:

“The Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST) is dedicated to the advancement of imaging science knowledge, the practical applications of such knowledge, and how imaging science relates to other fields of study. ”

“Typical issues include research papers and/or comprehensive reviews from a variety of topical areas. In the spirit of fostering constructive scientific dialog, the Journal accepts Letters to the Editor commenting on previously published articles. Periodically the Journal features a Special Section containing a group of related— usually invited—papers introduced by a Guest Editor. Imaging research topics that have coverage in JIST include:

  • Digital printing technologies, including ink jet and thermal printing
  • Digital fabrication
  • Materials and processes of electrophotography
  • Prepress and printing technologies
  • Image capture media and technologies including digital cameras
  • Image analysis, interpretation, and quality
  • Color image science

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