Fire Protection, Optics/Photonics, Welding : New Knovel E-Books

Three new subject areas are now available via UC’s subscription to the Knovel e-book and e-data resource.  (All links will prompt for your UC Central Login when off-campus)

Note: once you access a link, scroll down to view a list of included titles.

Knovel contains e-books and interactive data sets for science, engineering, and related areas: sustainable energy, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and operations management.

Discover Experimental Techniques: Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE)

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Through a shared subscription of the College of Engineering and Applied Science Library and Health Sciences Library, UC researchers now have have access to the online Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE).  JOVE consists of “video articles” that capture biological, medical, chemical, and physical research and experimental techniques.

Our subscription includes 3 sections:

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E-Book Collection of IET now available

Institution of Engineering and Technology logoThe e-book collection of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is now available.  This collection is part of the IET Digital Library and contains more than 300 e-books dated 1979 through 2011.  These e-books are also discoverable through the UC Library catalog (series IET Digital Library) and the Summon search system.

Content covers twelve major areas:

  • Circuits, Devices and Systems
  • Control Engineering
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • History of Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Management of Technology
  • Power and Energy
  • Professional Applications of Computing
  • Radar, Sonar, Navigation and Avionics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Telecommunications

These e-books are downloadable in PDF format as either individual chapters or the entire book.

SPIE E-Books in Optics and Photonics Now Available

UC Libraries recently purchased the eBooks collection on the SPIE Digital Library platform.  Find these at (UC Central Login required to view off-campus).   For now, please utilize the SPIE link for direct access.  Access via the UC Library catalog and the Summon search system is forthcoming.

SPIE is one of the world’s foremost non-profit societies in the field of light research.  The eBook collection includes more than 150 titles from SPIE Press.  Dating from 1989 to 2012, these titles include field guides, reference books, and tutorial texts in the field of optics and photonics.

SPIE Digital Library - ebooks and more

Subject coverage for SPIE eBooks and the broader SPIE Digital Library includes:

  • Astronomy & Astronomical Optics
  • Biomedical Optics and Imaging
  • Communication and Information Technologies
  • Defense and Industrial Sensing
  • Electronic Imaging and Processing
  • Micro- and Nano- Technologies
  • Optics and Electro-Optics

Access to CEAS Library via Rhodes Hall

As of December 20, 2011, there is no access to the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library via the 8th floor of Rhodes Hall.  Hallways on this level are closed through Summer 2012, due to renovations to build the CEAS Learning Center.  The Learning Center will serve as a “home” for hundreds of first-year CEAS students, and will neighbor the CEAS Library!  Learning Center construction details at

How do you access the CEAS Library (8th floor, Baldwin Hall) from the Rhodes lobby?  Take the elevator up to the 7th floor of Rhodes, make a sharp right turn as you exit the elevator, then proceed down the hallway toward Baldwin Hall (in the direction of Clifton Avenue).  Use the stairs or elevator nearest to Baldwin Hall to reach the 8th floor.

To avoid steps, enter the adjacent Engineering Research Center (ERC) building and take its elevator to the 6th or 7th floor.  Cross the bridge into Rhodes Hall and proceed down the hallway toward Baldwin Hall as described above (you will pass by the Rhodes lobby elevator).  Use the stairs or elevator nearest to Baldwin Hall to reach the 8th floor.

There is no change in direct access to the CEAS Library from either Baldwin Hall or Zimmer Hall.

Contact the CEAS Library at 513-556-1550 or email for further assistance.