SpringerMaterials

SpringerMaterials Database

The UI Libraries now has access to the SpringerMaterials database, a unique and authoritative source SpringerMaterialsfor numerical and graphical data on the properties of materials. This database contains more than 500,000 online documents covering 3,000 properties spread across 250,000 materials and chemical systems. It consists of seven major parts:

  1. The Landolt-Börnstein Series: 461 volumes, 290,000 substances and 1,400,000 citations.
  2. The complete Linus Pauling Files: A comprehensive database covering the properties of inorganic solid phases and containing 255,000 documents with 129,000 interactive structures.
  3. A subset of the Dortmund Database of Software and Separation Technology which covers the thermophysical properties of pure liquids and binary mixtures, with 472,000 data points.
  4. An Adsorption Database covering over 1,500 reversible, equilibrium isotherms on 66 adsorbents.
  5. A Polymer Thermodynamics database containing 30,000 data points covering 150 polymers.
  6. The MSI Database, a collection of 4,100 critically evaluated reports on binary/ternary elemental systems and 7,500 interactive phase diagrams.
  7. Corrosion Database, compiled from various literature sources by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), contains 24,724 unique records of corrosion rates/ratings of 1,026 different materials in 288 different environments, under various exposure conditions.

You can use SpringerMaterials to search by keyword, element, or structure. There’s also a separate Corrosion Search. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can also browse by collection. Property information is already collected and formatted, so you don’t need to retrieve and analyze the primary literature sources.

UI students, faculty, and staff can access SpringerMaterials on or off-campus using the links on the Libraries’ websites. It is linked from the Chemistry and Physics subject guides. It’s also listed in the A-Z Databases list and in the library catalog. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your HawkID and password.

If you have questions about SpringerMaterials or would like a demonstration, please contact the Sciences Library for assistance.

Use Google Scholar to access library subscriptions

Question: How do I access articles the library subscribes to through Google Scholar?

Answer: The answer to this depends upon where you are when searching Google Scholar. If you are using a computer connected to the campus network, Google Scholar automatically detects that and provides a text link to UILink. Follow that link to see if we have access to the article.

UILink in Google Scholar

If you are searching Google Scholar from off campus, you have two options for getting Google Scholar to recognize that you are affiliated with UI. If you use our link (http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/GoogleSch) from Databases A-Z, you will be prompted to log in with your Hawk ID and then UILink will appear in Google Scholar results.

If you are working off campus and prefer to go directly to Google Scholar, you can show it that you are UI-affiliated if you have a Google account. When logged in to your Google account and on the Google Scholar search page, go to Settings in the upper right, then Library links on the left side of the Scholar Settings page. Use the search box to locate University of Iowa, then the check box to turn on University of Iowa – ViewIt@UILink in results.

Google Scholar Settings

Note: You may need to uncheck “UIowa InfoLink:Full Text” first. And if you want to retain your settings across devices, you must turn on cookies.

If you have any questions or problems with setting up UILink in Google Scholar, please contact Sara Scheib.

ORCiD Researcher Identifier – sign up today!

ORCiD member logoThe UI Libraries, partnering with Information Technology Services, the Office of the Provost, the Division of Sponsored Programs, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance are leading an initiative to help all research active University of Iowa staff and faculty obtain an ORCID iD and/or link their existing identifier to their University of Iowa email address.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a non-profit, platform agnostic registry of unique author identifiers. Many publishers, funders and academic institutions have already adopted ORCID and may be requiring its use in the near future.

Having an ORCID iD

  • makes your work discoverable by others
  • connects your research to you throughout your career, no matter how your name appears in publication
  • distinguishes you from other researchers with similar names
  • minimizes the time you spend filling out forms when submitting research or applying for grants
  • is being required by major journal publishers and funders
  • gives you access to an ImpactStory page (an altmetrics tool)

Click the green button below to sign up for your ORCID iD (Hawk ID and PW required)

Click to create and ORCID iD or Connect Your ORCID iD

To learn more about ORCiD at the UI, see the UI Libraries information page.

If you have any questions about ORCiD please contact the Sciences Library.

See an example ORCID iD page.

See an example ImpactStory.

NASA

Public access to NASA-funded research

NASA made an exciting announcement this week. It’s launching a new research portal to provide free public access to the data and publications resulting from NASA-funded research. The portal points to two new services.

The first, called “NASA’s Data Portal” is a catalog of publicly available datasets, APIs, and visualizations. You can use it to explore by category, or search to find a specific dataset.

The second service, called “PubSpace“, will provide free public access to peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications resulting from NASA-funded research. It is an extension of PubMed Central (PMC), which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and operated by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). PubSpace will be fully functional in Fall 2016.

If you have question or would like to learn more about accessing federally-funded research data or publications, please contact the Sciences Library.