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SpringerMaterials Database

The UI Libraries now has access to the SpringerMaterials database, a unique and authoritative source for 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: The Landolt-Börnstein Series: 461 volumes, 290,000Continue reading “SpringerMaterials Database”

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 ifContinue reading “Use Google Scholar to access library subscriptions”

Pharmaceutical Substances Structure Query

There is a known problem with the Thieme Pharmaceutical Substances Structure Query function. The error messages differ based on your browser. In Internet Explorer: Application Blocked by Java Security. In Chrome: This plugin is not supported. Thieme is aware of the problem and it will be fixed with the next version, scheduled for release earlyContinue reading “Pharmaceutical Substances Structure Query”

New Life Sciences Preprint Server: BioRxiv

From Science 14 November 2014: Vol. 346 no. 6211 pp. 792-793 DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6211.792                         BioRxiv at 1 year “A year after its launch, a new preprint server for life sciences is off to a healthy start, its creators say. BioRxiv, a free site sponsored by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), has attracted more than 800Continue reading “New Life Sciences Preprint Server: BioRxiv”

New Resource: BioOne.1 Journals Collection

The UI Libraries has acquired access to the BioOne.1 Journals Collection. This collection provides full-text access to 108 research journals from 82 publishers, focused on the biological, biomedical, ecological, and environmental sciences. You can access the BioOne.1 Journals Collection directly from this link:, or from the A-Z Databases List,  the library catalog, or the Biology, Environmental Sciences, orContinue reading “New Resource: BioOne.1 Journals Collection”

SciFinder Non-Java Structure Editor now available

The latest SciFinder update includes a new version of the CAS Structure Editor that does not require a Java plugin. For more information and a listing of other new features, please visit What’s New in SciFinder. If you would like to learn more about SciFinder, please contact the Sciences Library at 335-3083 or

IECSC now available in SciFinder

SciFinder’s database of regulated chemicals has been updated with more than 42,000 registered substances from the 2013 Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC). The addition of this national inventory brings the number of regulated substances in SciFinder to more than 300,000. To learn more, visit

Scopus Workshop

Have you tried Scopus, our new database? The UI Libraries provide free access to Scopus, an excellent multidisciplinary citation database. Join us for a Scopus Workshop and learn advanced techniques that will help you conduct your research more efficiently and effectively. Lunch @ the Sciences Library Scopus Workshop 11:30am- 12:20pm, Wednesday, March 13th 102 SL (Sciences LibraryContinue reading “Scopus Workshop”