September 18th, 2013 by Cory Craig
After updates from Mac (OS X), Java, and Firefox, all in the same week, you may be experiencing trouble with the SciFinder chemistry database. The page below from CalTech, gives tested configurations (working and not working) as of 9/17/2013.
Thanks to Donna Wrublewski at CalTech.
Report any SciFinder problems at UC Davis to Cory Craig (email@example.com) or contact SciFinder Help directly.
June 28th, 2013 by Cory Craig
SciFinder’s new interface debuted this week. The changes are minimal.
Find out what’s new at: http://www.cas.org/products/scifinder/whats-new-in-scifinder
Or log on with your SciFinder username & password: https://scifinder.cas.org
To get a SciFinder username and password, see SciFinder registration instructions (SciFinder is available to UC students, faculty, and staff only).
If you experience any problems, see SciFinder System Requirements, or contact Cory Craig (firstname.lastname@example.org) or SciFinder Help (email@example.com).
April 2nd, 2013 by Cory Craig
As of 4/3/13, 7am: Access to RSC Journals is restored.
As of 4/2/13: UC Davis is experiencing access problems with some articles in some RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) journals. RSC is currently working on the problem, we hope to have access restored soon.
February 8th, 2013 by Cory Craig
The ACS Style Guide is now available online to the University of California as part of our American Chemical Society (ACS) subscription package.
The ACS Style Guide “is an established and definitive source within and beyond the chemistry community, educating researchers on how to effectively communicate scientific information.” It includes chapters on: Ethics in Scientific Publication; Writing Style and Word Usage; Peer Review; Copyright Basics; Electronic Submission of Manuscripts; and conventions for formulas, elements, substances, and tables.
Coming soon: Complimentary personal access to the online edition will be available via the ACS ChemWorx research management platform.
January 24th, 2013 by Cory Craig
Publishing in an RSC journal? Maximize Readership With Gold Open Access
The UC Davis Library is partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to support free Gold Open Access publishing under the RSC’s Gold for Gold initiative.
This program offers a limited number of voucher codes that enable UC Davis researchers to publish their paper in Royal Society of Chemistry journals free of charge, as a Gold Open Access (OA) article, without paying the normal article publication fee (between £1000 and £2500).
Benefits of Gold OA publishing
Gold Open Access publishing makes electronic versions of papers accessible to readers for free – without any subscriptions or fees.
Removing paywall barriers may increase the visibility of research findings since works are easier to disseminate, easier to find, and easier to read. Further details about RSC journals and Open Access are available here.
You are eligible if
You are currently affiliated with UC Davis (faculty, student, staff) and
Your article is new and has been accepted for publication by RSC (i.e., vouchers cannot be used for articles that have already been published) and
You have not previously received a Gold for Gold voucher from the UC Davis Library
Get your voucher code
After your article has been accepted for publication by an RSC journal, please complete the form at http://goo.gl/rRjNJ to request your Gold for Gold voucher code. It will be emailed to you once your eligibility has been verified.
Once you have your voucher code, complete the online RSC Gold for Gold Application form to make your article open access
Due to limited numbers, the Library will distribute the voucher codes on a first-come-first-served basis.
Voucher codes are provided only after your article has been accepted for publication
Voucher codes must be used before December 31, 2013
Please contact Mary Wood, Reference Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Cory Craig, Chemistry Librarian: email@example.com
July 27th, 2012 by Cory Craig
All users of the REAXYS chemistry database who have ALSO registered for a REAXYS username and password (necessary to use the auto alerts, saved settings, etc.) should have received this notice from REAXYS (see also URL below). Registration within the REAXYS database is optional, not required, it allows use of certain customization features.
This applies to registered users of REAXYS only:
You will lose your alerts and hitsets IF you fail to back them up prior to August 1st.
The procedure to back-up and restore is given here:
Full Notice — Sent to Registered REAXYS Users:
May 15th, 2012 by Cory Craig
RSC eBooks are now available!
UC Davis now has access to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) eBook Collection.
This collection of over 1000 books, published by RSC between 1968 and 2012, are now available as digital content to UC Davis faculty, students, and staff.
Search the collection or see a full list of all 1,000+ titles available.
January 26th, 2012 by Cory Craig
Some problems have been reported with the use of SciFinder on the Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) operating system. The nature of the problems can vary. Please contact the CAS Customer Center (http://www.cas.org/support/custcare.html) for solutions.
December 15th, 2011 by Cory Craig
As of 12/15/11, 11am: The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) and possibly other ACS Journals are experiencing some access problems. The problem has been reported to ACS, they are working on a solution.