Monthly Archives: September 2010

SciVerse, Scopus and Engineering Village Training sessions


You are invited to attend a catered info session!  Elsevier reps will be on hand to present product updates & provide training on SciVerse HUB, Science Direct, Scopus, and Engineering Village.

Faculty and Graduate Students can sign up for one of the following training sessions on SciVerse/Scopus and Engineering Village

9:30-10:30 SciVerse and Scopus "Brunch and learn" for Librarians, Graduate Students and  Faculty.  Held in 203 Butler Library. Held in 523 Butler Library.

12:30-1:30 Engineering Village "Lunch and Learn" for Librarians, Faculty and Grad Students in the Davis Auditorium in the Schapiro Center.

Please RSVP for the session(s) you wish to attend through the following: Form

This just in!  One lucky attendee will win an ipod shuffle! Winner will be notified after the event. RSVP and attend either of the "Brunch and Learn" or the  "Lunch and Lean"
sessions to win the shuffle.

Please also feel free to stop by the information tables which will be set up the same day to lean more about these products. Tables will be set up from approximately:
11- 12:30  in Mudd Lobby; 4th floor
1:30-3:30  in Butler Library (Lobby or Cafe)

SciVerse Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources.

  • Contains 41 million records, 70% with abstracts
  • Nearly 18,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide
  • 70% of content is pulled from international sources
  • Includes over 3 million conference papers
  • Provides 100% Medline coverage
  • Offers sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research

Engineering Village provides access to over 5 million abstracts from Compendex, full text research articles, and handbooks, seamlessly.

2 new scanning stations available in the Engineering Library


2 new free public scanners are available in the Engineering Library.
One flatbed is suitable for oversize books, and they other has an automatic document feed and flatbed.

  • Email your documents
  • save to USB drive
  • print to Ninja printers

Additional scanning stations are also available throughout the Libraries, you can find several in ETS and the Digital Social Sciences Center.

Please also remember the Engineering Library has expanded hours and beginning in Octobers is open till 3:00am Sunday-Thursday.

Library workshops

There will be a library training session on Friday Sept. 10, 2010.
Everyone is welcome!
Tips & Tricks for your Research & Teaching
    Time: 10am – 10:50 am, Sept. 10, 2010.
    Location: 209 Havemeyer

  •  Advanced Google Searching
  •  Library Services for TAs/Faculty
  •  Ethics, intellectual property & copyright + scholarly communication services
  •  How to keep up with best practices and emerging trends in teaching
  • Teaching resources

You can bring your own laptop to the session.

The next training session will be:
Reaxys Basics
Time: 10am – 10:50 am, Sept 17th, 2010.
Location: 209 Havemeyer
by Judy Olson, Elsevier

Other library workshops will also be offered on Fridays throughout the semester. Additional library workshops can also be found listed here:

Hope to see you there!

Brain Navigator – Database Trial


Columbia has access to a trial of Elsevier’s Brain Navigator through October 1st, 2010.
Elsevier’s BrainNavigator is an advanced 3D brain program that maps brain images and anatomy in a way that is perfect for brain based education and research.

BrainNavigator enhances traditional methods of research by providing users with:

  • 3D brain imaging that allows manipulation of brain atlas data and content to shorten information gathering and investigation times.
  • The ability to evaluate and annotate their own brain research data using brain maps and other data.
  • Common nomenclature that allows comparisons of 3D rat brains and mouse brains. Other species, including human, will be added for the growing number of neuroscientists who are working with varying species.
  • 3D interactive brain images and visualizations that can be sliced to significantly enhance training and understanding of the brain’s anatomy.
  • High resolution brain images, illustrations and photographs that are immediately available for comparison.
  • A brain research tool where users can input and save information about specific subject animals to more closely match BrainNavigator coordinates.
  • Plentiful links to reference material including journal articles in ScienceDirect and Elsevier’s vast collection of neuroscience books

To access this resource log in with your Science Direct or Scopus login, or register at: from any Columbia IP authenticated computer. This resource will not currently work from Off-Campus.

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