Freely-Available ISO Standards: Help with COVID19 Crisis

 

 

 

To speed response efforts for the COVID-19 global health crisis, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is providing free access to a group of key ISO international standards.

These 31 standards, from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), concern medical / PPE equipment and devices including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience.

To access these free ISO standards, you must accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, log in at https://asc.ansi.org

(Note: These standards are accessible in read-only format. Download/printing is not available.)

These free ISO standards build upon UC Libraries’ existing subscriptions to all standards from ASTM, IEEE, NFPA and other organizations.  Access all online sources at http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ceasstandards .

For help accessing these or other standards, Ask a Science & Engineering Librarian.

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New Science & Engineering Online Resources

Good news! We have expanded access to online encyclopedias & compendiums on some major science & engineering topics.


The UC Science & Engineering Libraries have added several brand-new and updated online reference works from ScienceDirect / Elsevier. Enjoy these new resources for extensive information on science and technology topics, including details on current discoveries and research.

To locate many useful science & engineering resources for classes and research, please check out our updated Sciences library and CEAS Library websites. For help, contact Ask-A-Librarian or Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu .  Thanks!


Comprehensive Biotechnology (3rd edition) 2019
— one-stop shop on all aspects of biotechnology (4,800+ pages), including scientific fundamentals, engineering considerations and applications in industry, agriculture, medicine, the environment, socio-economics and government regulatory overviews.

http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=https://www.sciencedirect.com/referencework/9780444640475/comprehensive-biotechnology

Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2nd edition) 2019
— 1,800+ pages detailing every aspect of this growing field, including the latest updates on biological devices, nanomaterials, nanochemistry, nanofabrication, and applications of nanotechnology.

http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=https://www.sciencedirect.com/referencework/9780128122969/comprehensive-nanoscience-and-nanotechnology


Additional NEW encyclopedias:

 

 

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SAE Standards and Papers (Trial Access)

Through November 10, UC has trial access to SAE Mobilus, a vast repository of engineering and technical content for the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries.  The trial includes access to SAE standards and technical papers.

Standards cover these areas: Ground Vehicle Standards (J-Reports), Aerospace Standards, and Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS). Technical papers include thousands of reports on the latest advances and research in all areas of mobility engineering, including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway transport, and manufacturing technology.

Your feedback on the SAE Mobilus trial is important to our evaluation.  Please send comments to: Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu (Ted Baldwin, Director of the Science and Engineering Libraries).  Following the trial, we will use your feedback to determine if we pursue a campus subscription.

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Data Cleaning with OpenRefine – Workshop on Feb 26

UC Libraries is pleased to offer a data science workshop this spring on OpenRefine. Join us in 850D Baldwin Hall (CEAS Library classroom) on Monday, February 26 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  Register here (UC 6+2 Central Login required).

OpenRefine, http://openrefine.org, is a free, powerful, and easy-to-use tool for cleaning up and transforming datasets in order to prepare them for analysis and sharing. In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage OpenRefine’s interface and scripting language for basic data exploration and bulk transformations. No prior knowledge necessary.  Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on exercises.

Contact Ted Baldwin with questions, Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu .

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OpenRefine Workshop on October 31

UC Libraries is pleased to offer a new data science workshop this fall on OpenRefine. Join us in 850D Baldwin Hall (CEAS Library classroom) on Tuesday, October 31 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Register here (Central Login required).

OpenRefine, http://openrefine.org, is a free, powerful, and easy-to-use tool for cleaning up and transforming datasets in order to prepare them for analysis and sharing. In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage OpenRefine’s interface and scripting language for basic data exploration and bulk transformations. No prior knowledge necessary.  Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on exercises.

Contact Ted Baldwin with questions, Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu .

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Patent Searching Workshops in February

UC Libraries is pleased to present a NEW workshop on Patents and Patent SearchingJoin us in 475 Langsam Library.

US Pat 725,069: Body Attachable Sunshade

Instructor: Dylan Shields, PhD Candidate in Chemistry & Grad Assistant in the Chemistry-Biology Library, scilib@ucmail.uc.edu

Description: A general introduction to patents and patent databases. Learn the basics components of patent documents and the various types of patents. Through hands-on examples, learn techniques for searching in some major patent information databases. Workshop materials can be perused at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/patentworkshop.  The workshop will be taught multiple times in February (same content each time).

To Register: log in with your UC Central Login at the links below.

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Help with Software: ChemDraw, Gaussian, Spartan, MestreNova

The Chemistry-Biology Library Info Commons includes a number of specialized software applications at each workstation, for drawing chemical structures, molecular modelling, as well as data analysis.  Specifically, the software suite includes Chemdraw Prime, Gaussian/Gaussian View, Spartan, MestreNova, Mathematica, and UnscramblerX.

ChemBio Library softwareTo help you use this software, Chem-Bio Library Graduate Assistant Dylan Shields maintains guides with basic information and helpful tutorials for these programs: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/chembio-software.

For in-person help, please see Dylan during his usual working hours: Mon 9-1, Tue 11-3, Wed 9-1.

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Mendeley Workshops in October

mendeleyIn October, the Chemistry-Biology Library is pleased to present hands-on workshops on Mendeley.

Mendeley is a free citation & collaboration tool for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

Topics will include: Installation, Inputting & organizing citations, Generating citations & bibliographies, Changing citation styles, and Creating groups and sharing references.  Find more information at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/MendeleyPlease bring your own laptop.

Join us for one of three workshop times.
Register online at http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/.  

  • October 3, 2016 (Mon), 11 am – 12 pm — 475 Langsam Library
  • October 5, 2016 (Wed), 9 – 10 am — 475 Langsam Library
  • October 11, 2016 (Tue), 11 am – 12 pm — 462 Langsam Library

All workshops will be taught by Dylan Shields, Graduate Assistant for the Chemistry-Biology Library.

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Mendeley Guide & Workshops

Mendeley graphicsIn the Fall, the Chem-Bio Library held two Mendeley workshop in the Chem-Bio Library’s Collaborative Zone (503 Rieveschl Hall) , making use of the library’s new wireless displays. The workshop covered: Mendeley installation, inputting & organizing citations, generating citations & bibliographies, installing citation styles, and creating groups and sharing references.

Check out the library’s Mendeley guide to get more information on Mendeley and the workshop’s materials: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/Citation-Tools/Mendeley

 

Future Workshop Topics for Graduate Students 

What are some workshops topics that you would like the Chem-Bio Library to consider developing for the future? These could include information tools, resources/software offered in the library, data management, electronic notebooks, and possibly other information & technology topics.

Let us know at the below survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FutureWorkshopTopicsForGrads

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