Category Archives: Chemistry library services

Did you know that you can scan items in the library and send them to your @cam email address as a PDF, for free? Find out what else you can do using our ‘multifunctional device’ …

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You may not be aware of this but you can use our library MFD (MultiFunctional Device) to do all of these things:

  • Scan items and send them to your @cam email address as a PDF, for free!
  • Scan or photocopy multiple-page documents using the feeder on top of the machine – even if they’re two-sided! (Multiple-page documents can be scanned into one whole document).
  • Staple your copied/printed documents!
  • Send print jobs from your own laptop or workstation! (Instructions here).

The library MFD is located in the Print Room next to the Library Office. We have just written new instructions on how to use the MFD for scanning and copying and displayed them in the Print Room. They are also available on our IT Facilities website here.

There are two other MFDs located in Rooms G30 and 154. You can collect (‘release’) the print jobs that you send from a computer in the library (or from your laptop or workstation) from any of these.

Undergraduates can find out how to send and pay for photocopying and printing here.

Postgraduate students and researchers can ask library staff to credit their account from a grant/ledger code to pay for printing and photocopying.

The scans are in colour, and we think they are of great quality, as well as being quick and easy to do as compared with using a traditional flatbed scanner! Give it a go! But maybe don’t what this Minion is doing!

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Access your favourite cloud storage on MCS Windows

Did you know that on MCS Windows its possible to access your favourite cloud storage?

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Click on the Start button on the MCS (ex-PWF) machines in the Chemistry Library, or in Rooms G30 and 154:

Start -> Microsoft -> OneDrive
Start -> Dropbox -> Dropbox
Start -> Google -> Google Drive

Shiny new things now available in the Chemistry Library to make your life easier

As a result of feedback from undergraduate students on the Committee for the Library and Scholarly Communication, we have purchased the following:

Some new mice

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The mice currently in use are quite cheap and insubstantial. We have spent (only a little) bit more money on a selection of three mice from Logitech, follow these links to find out more:

These will be kept in the Library Office to borrow, just ask when you need one.

Polypockets

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Apparently these are useful for students when they are photocopying. These are located in the Print Room (the small room next to the Library Office).

An anti-glare screen hood

Sometimes there is glare on the computer screens in the library. This adjustable hood will be kept in the Library Office to borrow, just ask when you need it.

We hope these help. Please do not remove them from the Library!

Find out what books we have recently purchased

Please visit our ‘Recommend a book or other resource‘ web page for a link to a list of what we have recently purchased.library-images-take-2-5482-taken-by-nathan-pitt-university-of-cambridge

The books were either recommended by our readers, or by lecturers as part of their undergraduate reading lists (Blue Books), or were new editions of textbooks.

You will see that we have been purchasing more computational chemistry and drug discovery titles, in order to support the increasing amount of research that is taking place in these areas within the department.

We welcome recommendations for the purchase of books (and ebooks) for the Chemistry Library collections from our readers, as well as for journals and databases. Please see the above website for further information on how to do this.

Thing 23 – Ultimate Research Tool

Well done Georgina!

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We’ve covered a lot of tools and concepts over the past few weeks. 22 tools and concepts to be precise and if you’re still with us at this point then well done! We are almost at our last and final Thing…the unveiling of the Ultimate Research Tool.

One tool to rule them all…you get the idea. So check out the Ultimate Research Tool video to find out what on earth it is. Go on! Now!

Video transcript

Now you’ve watched the video, gosh. What a reveal!

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Reflect on and blog about the Ultimate Research Tool. Do you agree with our choice and what role does the tool play in your life? Will you use it differently in the future now you’ve taken this programme and watched the video above?

Also, take some time to reflect and blog about the overall 23 Research Things programme. What were the…

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Launch of new library catalogue interface, iDiscover

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The new library catalogue interface, iDiscover, has now been launched http://idiscover.lib.cam.ac.uk/.

iDiscover has replaced LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+. The Newton catalogue will be available until August 2017 when the new library management system goes live.

iDiscover combines the print and electronic resources available within the University in one search interface, which offers simple and more advanced searching.

Please do let us have your feedback on this new interface at library@ch.cam.ac.uk.

You can find out more at http://www.librariesconnect.cam.ac.uk/.

iDiscover, the new catalogue interface for Cambridge University libraries, will be launched on 1st September

The new discovery and search service, iDiscover, will launch on the 1st September 2016.

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/camlibraries/searchbox.html

The new discovery and search service, iDiscover, will launch on 1st September 2016.

iDiscover will replace LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+ on this date. The Newton catalogue will be available until August 2017 when the new library management system goes live.

iDiscover will combine the print and electronic resources available within the University in one search interface, offering simple and more advanced searching.

If you are interested, find out more on the University Library website here: http://www.librariesconnect.cam.ac.uk/