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.
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:
Climate change is all over the news these days, and when a report in the journal Science indicates potential impacts on the future of food production in the US, people sit up and take notice.
David Lobell, associate professor of environmental Earth system science and associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, led a team that analyzed data on corn and soybean production along with daily weather data in actual fields in the Midwestern United States.
The large dataset of crop and weather information compiled for these studies is now available for download from the Stanford Digital Repository. It's great that the accumulated effort this data set represents is now preserved and available for other scientists to use!
Here's the table of contents for the March-April issue of Swain Library news:
- Swain Library Collection on the Move
- Accelerate Your Research with xSearch
- Finding eBooks
- ACS' Open Access
- RSC's Open Access Program
The Stanford University Libraries are providing a four month trial of the online version of Scientific Style and Format, the most recognized, authoritative reference for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields. Authored by the Council of Science Editors (CSE) and published by the University of Chicago Press, the eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent changes in language relating to the perpetually evolving electronic and online environments. New to this edition are guidelines and examples for citing online images and information graphics, podcasts and webcasts, online videos, blogs, social networking sites, and e-books.
Three new digital collections were added to SearchWorks via Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) online deposit during the month of April. These collections take advantage of recently released functionality that provides researchers with new rich discovery and access capabilities for finding and working with digital collection content. Researchers may now discover the following materials:
Honors theses and senior theses written by undergraduates in the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2013 -. For more information, check out the SDR Deposit of the Week: New collection of theses in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies blog post by Regina Roberts.
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day is an ACS annual event that seeks to bring international focus to environmental topics, such as clean air, water, and energy, to illustrate the positive role chemistry plays in preserving Earth. The 2014 theme—The Wonders of Water—features the unique properties of water that are crucial for life and a cleaner environment.
Dr. Steve Schneider was inspired to be involved in climate change and global warming in part because of Earth Day.
Like his eco-ally Carl Sagan, Schneider was a scientist able to Successfully get information to the public. Sagan had his television show Cosmos (recently revitalized by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan—check your local listings).
Schneider wrote popular science books, did radio interviews around the world and appeared in movies and on television.
Here he is with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show on July 19, 1977. Clip courtesy of UCAR/NCAR.