We had an upgrade at the Sciences Library! We have all new computers on the first and third floor. They are faster and the screens are bigger for much easier reading. We were also lucky enough to get two scanners. One is located on the first floor by the printer and the other one is on the 3rd floor in the computer cluster room. We are very excited about these changes! If you need help using the scanners please feel free to ask anyone at the desk and they will be glad to show you.
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The Sciences Library along with the rest of the Libraries on Campus will be celebrating Pi day on March 19th when the students and faculty will be back on campus. We have a new display in our case with Pi day books. We will be serving coffee and apple pie bites from Neel Bakery in Coralville. So please come and join us. We will be serving of course at 3:14 on the 19th! Hope to see you there.
Sciences Library, Health Sciences and the Biology Department have joined together to bring The Rap Guide to Evolution to the Englert Theatre. Feb 12th at 7pm. This will be the finale for the Darwin Day Celebrations. Doors will open at 6pm we hope you can join us. There are more events planned for Fri, Sat and Sun. Please check the website out for this informations http://iowacitydarwinday2012.org/. Both libraries are displaying artifacts and books of Darwin and his studies.
Welcome back from your long winter break! We have a new exhibit up:”The Science of Sports” If you are looking for a warm place to study and grab a cup of coffee please join us. We have two floors with computers. We also have comfortable bean bag chairs. If you have any questions take advantage of Meebo Chat. There is either a full-time staff member or student available to answer your questions.
We want to make sure you are aware of our hours:
M-Th 9:00am – 9:00pm
F 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sun 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Happy Mole day which is Oct. 23! We are also want to wish you a Happy Halloween!
We are celebrating them both together in our display case and around the library. Have you ever seen a 4 horned sheep? We have the skull of one. Have you ever seen a Frankenmole? We have one of those to. Come by and check out our new display.
Did you know?:
Avogadro is well known for his hypothesis known as Avogadro’s Law. His law simply states that at a fixed temperature and pressure, equal volumes of gases contain the same number of molecules.
What was the name of Dracula’s sidekick? Igor
It would take over 19 million years to spend Avogadro’s number of dollars if the money were spent at the rate of one billion dollars per second.
Who was the first person to star as Frankenstein? Boris Karloff
Counting at a rate of one atom per second, for 48 hours per week, it would take the entire population of the world 10 million years in order to reach Avogadro’s number.
Do you know how to make homemade fake blood? 1 c. Karo Syrup 1 tbls. Water 2 tbsp.
Red Food Coloring 1 tsp yellow food coloring. Mix them all together.
Enjoy these trivia and come take a look at the Sciences Library!
The Buzz about Bees
Display by Prof. Stephen Hendrix
Professor Stephen Hendrix has loaned us some of his bee specimans so that we can show the beauty of bees. The following is a bio on Prof. Hendrix. http://www.biology.uiowa.edu/faculty_info.php?ID=35 Please come and check out the books, bees and other items that are associated with bees. Thank you Professor Hendrix for loaning them to us.
Welcome back and a warm welcome to all of our new students this Fall!
Come and check out the Sciences library. We have three floors for studying, 22 computers, two big tables to study on, two computer areas, and bean bag chairs. We are also serving coffee so please come and join us.
Our hours are the following:
M-Th 9am – 9pm
F- 9am – 5pm
Sun 1pm – 9pm
Make sure you stop by and check out our library. It is very comfy and quiet!
Iowa Bird Photographs by Kai Weatherman
We are displaying some of Kai Weatherman’s beautiful pictures of birds in Iowa. Please come and visit this colorful display.
Kai is the library assistant to the Sciences Library. The Paper birds in the case are done by one of our talented students Mary.
SCIFINDER ACCESS IS CHANGING SOON!
The University of Iowa Libraries will be moving to the web version of SciFinder. Any University of Iowa faculty, staff or student wishing to use SciFinder must register to use the web version. Access to the client version of SciFinder we currently use will be discontinued on June 30, 2011.
The web version of SciFinder — It’s the SciFinder you know and love, only better!
The web version offers:
- Powerful features not found in the client version
- Convenient access, anytime, anywhere
- Simple and intuitive interface
- Same CAS content you’ve come to expect
Be even more productive in your research process with the web version of SciFinder.
Only University of Iowa faculty, staff and students can register. A campus e-mail is required for registration with the suffix “@uiowa.edu.” For more information, contact the Sciences Library, or go to this web page: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/chem
We wanted to let everyone know that Web of Science (Web of Knowledge) does not currently work with IE9. You will have to
use Firefox or Google Chrome. The Library and ITC computers are still on IE8 so you should be OK there, at least for now.
What we heard from the the company is: “At present, Web of Knowledge is not compatible with IE9. Product Development is
evaluating the situation but I don’t have a definitive date as to when Web of Knowledge will be compliant with IE9. A workaround
is to click the Compatibility View toolbar button to display the website as viewed in Internet Explorer 8, which will correct
display problems like missing results, misaligned text, images, or text boxes. This Compatibility View feature can be invoked by
either clicking on the button with the broken/torn page symbol, or via the menu sequence “Tools -> Compatibility View”,
within Internet Explorer. “