Swain Library news - 22 April 2016

April 22, 2016
Grace Baysinger
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day logo

The latest news from the Swain Library covers the following topics:

  • Catalysis Resources
  • Keep Current with journal literature
  • Green Pocketbook
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Day - The Great Indoors: Your Homes Ecosystem
  • Household Products Database

Aimed at providing news as quick info bytes, each topic is covered in a PowerPoint slide.   This format enables us to easily re-use this content in a digital sign at the library.  Please see: Swain Library News - 22 April 2016

Happy Earth Day 2016!

A few more details:

  • Catalysis Resources - New topic guide.  Includes information about databases, journals, books, reference materials, and websites as well as catalysis research activities at Stanford.
  • Keep Current with journal literature  - New topic guide.  Includes journal title alerts, current awareness publications, database alerting services, and recommendation services.  Includes information about BrowZine, a tool that lets you create your own bookshelf of favorite journals.  Available via the web or mobile app.  Please let me know if BrowZine is useful and we should keep getting it.
  • Green Pocketbook - now available.  Produced by ViridisChem, Inc., Green Pocketbook is a powerful quick reference research tool that offers comprehensive chemical and toxicological information of over 60 million chemicals and visually shows toxicity footprint and green scores.  The Green Pocketbook contains 10 million reactions and over 30 million citations.  You can compare up to 5 chemicals side-by-side through easy to understand visual graphs and color-coded table.  Our license agreement is for 3 simultaneous users so please remember to logoff.
  • Household Products Database - What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room?  Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.
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