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Save the date!  Two workshops on Altmetric will be offered on Monday, August 4, 2014.  One aimed at library staff will be held from 1:30-3:00 PM and a second one for library users will be held from 3:15-4:15 PM.  The speakers for both sessions are Sara Rouhi, Altmetric, and Kortney Capretta, Digital Science (Altmetric's parent company).

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

"Proudly serving the scientific community for over a century, the 95th edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is an update of a classic reference, mirroring the growth and direction of science. This work continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. An authoritative resource consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units, its usefulness spans not only the physical sciences but also related areas of biology, geology, and environmental science.  Content of the 95th Edition is now available online.

Chemical structure of Caffeine in 2D

Produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and updated daily, ChemIDplus is a dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures). It includes links to NLM and other databases and resources, including ones to over 100 federal, state and international agencies.  ChemIDplus Lite is designed for simple searching on name or registry number. ChemIDplus Advanced helps users draw their own structures and perform similarity and substructure searches.  NLM has added some exciting new features to ChemIDplus.

ChemBioDraw Ultra and SciFinder

Our campus-wide site license for ChemBioOffice Ultra / ChemBioDraw Ultra entitles Stanford faculty, students, and staff to install this software on their personal computers for free.  No network connection is required after installation. ChemDraw and its variants, ChemBioDraw, and ChemBioDraw Ultra, is the most popular drawing program for chemical structures. This software is also loaded on the cluster computers (v. 14 won't be available until Fall Quarter).  Here's the latest news:

Deborah J. Stipek

Who are all those people smiling down from the walls of the Cubberley Education Library's reading room?  The tags on the portraits are difficult if not impossible to read.  They are the deans of the Graduate School of Education, starting with Ellwood P. Cubberley and ending with Deborah Stipek.  There is a new page on the library's website which tells you more, including the names that go with each and links to information about them and where to find their papers.

Blanche Thebom as Laura, in La Gioconda

The Archive of Recorded Sound recently processed a number of important additions to the Blanche Thebom Collection (ARS.0059), courtesy of Phyllis Villec, a close friend of Thebom's for many years. These additions include a substantial number of programs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and personal documents spanning the mezzo-soprano's career.  

Starting tomorrow, Stanford-affiliated users may sign up every day for 1 of 50 daily online academic passes for NYTimes.com.

Please log on to: http://nytimes.com/passes.

There will be many more passes available in October, thanks to the Stanford News Readership Program, who provide printed copies of the NYTimes on campus.

 

Cover image of Abina and the important men

The use of graphic novels and their techniques is becoming increasingly popular in education where a variety of new literacies are supplementing the importance of the written word.  Cubberley Library has books on this subject and a variety of graphic novels which are featured in a new guide to Graphic novels and education.  Graphic novels are being used in a number of subject areas including history with works such as Abina and the important men: a graphic history which tells the story of an African woman who sought to use the courts to free herself from slavery.

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