Charging Station Now in Health Sciences Library

A goCharge charging station has been installed in the Health Sciences Library Computer lab opposite the computer lab helpdesk.  The goCharge charging station provides a secure locker where you can charge your cell phones, smart phones and tablets.

  • Choose a locker and connect your device to one of the three appropriate cables for your device.
  • Close the locker and press the ‘C’ button.  After a beep sounds enter a four-digit code and press the button with a lock icon.  A beep code will sound to let you know that the locker secured.
  • To retrieve your device just follow the same procedures: press the ‘C’ button, enter your four-digit code and press the lock button.
  • If you forget your four-digit code, go to the Circulation desk for help.

There is no charge to use the goCharge system…

Chem-Bio Software Guide: ChemDraw, Gaussian, Spartan, MestreNova

The Chemistry-Biology Library‘s Info Commons contains a number of specialized software applications for drawing chemical structures, modelling, and data analysis, namely Gaussian, Spartan, Chemdraw, Mathematica, UnscramblerX, and MestreNova.

To help you use this software, Chem-Bio Library GA Geethika Weragoda, a Chemistry PhD Student, has developed guides pointing to basic information and tutorials for these programs:

Screenshot of ChemDraw software guide

Example: ChemDraw software guide


Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Langsam Library

Lunar-NewYearimageFriday, February 13, 3-5pm, Langsam Library.

Enjoy refreshments and entertainment while you participate in interactive activities such as calligraphy, origami, haiku readings and more. Visit the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) and make a video postcard greeting. Listen to music and play games as you welcome in the year of the goat (or sheep).

The event is free and open to all.

The Lunar New Year celebration in Langsam Library is part of a Diversity Grant the Libraries received to promote and celebrate diversity throughout the university. The event is supported by the Chinese Mutual-Aid Association and the Japanese & American Student Society and sponsored in part by Ethnic Programs and Services.

Upcoming workshops: SciFinder, Reaxys, Mendeley & ChemWorx

workshopsGeethika Weragoda, Graduate Assistant at the Chemistry-Biology and Chemistry PhD student, will present several workshops in Langsam Library classroom 475 in the coming weeks.

Learn about using SciFinder & Reaxys for research in chemistry and related sciences, and about collaborating/managing citations with Mendeley & ChemWorx.  Each workshop will be offered twice.

Note: later this semester, we will also present workshops on LaTeX, RefWorks, Python scripting, and Screencasting.  Current schedule at

Please register for these workshops at


Reaxys & SciFinder Basics: Substance & Property Searching
Wednesday  01/21/2015               10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Monday  02/02/2015                    10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Reaxys & Scifinder are search tools designed to retrieve chemical reactions, substance data, literature references, and other related information. These databases cover all aspects of chemistry and life sciences, including biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines. This workshop introduces several ways to search for information, including chemical structure, formula, and physical property parameters. Please register for your own account on each system before attending the workshops. Information on creating accounts can be found at and

Reaxys & Scifinder Advanced: Search Reactions & Plan your Synthesis
Monday  01/26/2015      01:00 PM — 02:00 PM
Tuesday  02/03/2015      09:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Gain hands-on experience with advanced search techniques in the Reaxys & Scifinder search tools. Topics: 1) drawing tools for chemical reaction searching, 2) Creating alerts (e.g.: Keep-Me-Posted in Scifinder) and email notifications, 3) Using Reaxys & SciFinder to plan a synthesis project and share it with colleagues.  Note: If you are not familiar with drawing tools, you are encouraged to attend the “Reaxys & SciFinder Basic” workshop or to review the related database guides: and


Citing & Collaboration Tools: Mendeley & ACS ChemWorx

Tuesday  01/27/2015                      10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Wednesday  02/11/2015               10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Learn about Mendeley & ChemWorx, two citation & collaboration tools designed for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. As available as both desktop and web-based versions, these tools help you establish access groups and communicate within these groups. Topics: 1) Install of ChemWorx & Mendeley, 2) Input & organize your citations, 3) Add bookmarks to your web browser, 4) Generate citations & bibliography.  Related information: and

GMP Library late opening: Fri 1/9/15

On Friday, January 9 from 7 am – 11 am, work will be underway to restore normal electrical power to Braunstein Hall.  Temporary generators used to power the building in the interim will be shut off.

Since there will be no power supply to Geology-Math-Physics Library (located in Braunstein Hall) the Library will be opening at 11 am.

Contact Ted Baldwin, Director of Science and Engineering Libraries, with questions: 513-556-4211 or

The Siemens Elmiskop 1A Electron Microscope : Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 30, January/February 2015

Front view of the Siemens IA Elmiskop in its original location at UC Environmental Health and Safety.

Front view of the Siemens IA Elmiskop in its
original location at UC Environmental Health and Safety.

Issue 30 of Museum Notes highlights the recently acquired, circa 1964, Siemens Elmiskop 1A Microscope now on display on the upper mezzanine of the Chemistry-Biology Library in 503 Rieveschl.

Click here for all other issues of Notes from The Oesper Collections and to explore the Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection.

"50 Minute Talk" in ARB this Thursday January 8

Fresh back from the holidays, the 50 Minute Talk series in the Archives & Rare Books Library will kick off 2015 with a presentation by Eira Tansey on Lois Lowry’s classic dystopian novel, The Giver on Thursday January 8. Later in the month, UC professor Bob Miller will talk about the World War II years at the University of Cincinnati.  Please join us for these informal noon get-togethers.  Bring your lunch, invite a friend, and enjoy some good conversation and opinions. Continue reading

BCC Research: Market Forecasting

bccresearch Are you looking for market research reports? BCC’s market research reports explore major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations.  Industry analysis and market forecasts for advanced materials, high-tech systems and components, nanotechnology and novel processing methods are at the forefront of the company’s expertise.

BCC Research provides the ability to download the report’s table of contents, a product brochure with short descriptions on what the report covers or the entire report. (Saving reports works better than opening in browsers).

Features include:

  • Just Released: see the most recently published reports by categories
  • Upcoming Reports: explore upcoming reports yet to be published and their target publish dates
  • Most Popular: review the most downloaded BCC Research Reports

Bookmark BCC Research or access it via the Health Sciences Library website on the HSL Library Databases page.

If you have any questions, please contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or


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