Librarian: Kathleen Kehoe
Title: Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics Librarian
Subject specialties: Biological Sciences including: Ecology, Physical Anthropology, Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics
Contact info: email@example.com
Library: Mathematics & Science Library
@ Columbia Libraries Since: 1986
Education Info: B. A. Hunter College, MLS Columbia University
About me: "When I became a librarian in 1985 there were no computers in the library! I have worked through an exciting change– the development of the Digital
Library in the Science and Engineering fields. Everyday brings new resources and software tools for students, faculty and librarians."
What’s new at my library: The Mathematics Library is currently housing the Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Physics collections, in addition to its
own Mathematics and Statistics collections.
Personal Favorite: NCBI Entrez Databases: National Center for Biotechnology Information. Government Funded resource for molecular biology information.
NCBI has grown to provide other databases in addition to GenBank. NCBI provides Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, the Molecular Modeling Database (3D protein structures), dbSNP a database of single-nucleotide polymorphisms, the Unique Human Gene Sequence Collection, a Gene Map of the human genome, a Taxonomy Browser, and coordinates with the National Cancer Institute to provide the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project. The NCBI assigns a unique identifier (Taxonomy ID number) to each species of organism.
- Pubmed: Citations, abstracts and links to some full text articles. Indexed by the National Library of Medicine. Also links to other specialist databases.
- SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System: The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 8.5 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints.
- ArXiv.org: Open access to 618,741 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics