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ICOLS in the Library

The 21st International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy will feature the latest developments of all forms of laser physics and spectroscopy.

The conference will cover a broad range of exciting physics, such as precision tests of fundamental symmetries with atoms and molecules, ultra-fast atomic and molecular dynamics, quantum many-body  physics with ultra-cold atoms, mesoscopic and artificial atoms, and quantum information science with trapped ions.

ICOLS 2013 will be held on June 9-14, at the Claremont Hotel near the University of California, Berkeley (near San Francisco), USA.

May 22, 2013 | Categories: Current | skoskinen

Summer Session Hours Start Today

The Physics-Astronomy Library SUMMER SESSION hours begin
Monday, May 20, through August 28, 2013.
Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm;
Saturday & Sunday, closed.

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May 20, 2013 | Categories: Current | skoskinen

ADS celebrates 20 years!! on May 8, 2013

The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) , a digital library portal provides access to citations, full-text, links to data catalogs and archvies, for astronomical research in three databases: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics and arXiv e-prints. 20 years old.  In 1993, the ADS Astract Service launched online with 160K of records for 200 users;  20 years later there are 57 million citations for over 10 million users.

To celebrate this important event, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is hosting a colloquium on May 8th 2013 at 4pm EDT. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Christine Borgman, the Presidential Chair and Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, who will speak about the role of information systems in scholarly communications.

Prof. Borgman?s talk will be webcast starting at 4pm EDT on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. You can access the talk online at:


May 07, 2013 | Categories: Current | skoskinen

Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts

The Library has a new one-year license to the  Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA).  MGA is produced by the American Meteorological Society and includes citations and abstracts for articles, conference papers, books, and technical reports on astrophysics, geomagnetism, meteorology, physics, radiation and temperature, climatology, atmospheric chemistry, glaciology, and more. Coverage is from 1974 to the present with about 850 new records added every month.

Use the proxy server or VPN to access MGA off-campus. Use UC-eLinks to get full text of articles.


We are interested in your feedback, try it out and let me know what you think.


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Apr 29, 2013 | Categories: Current | skoskinen

Library website downtime Friday, April 19

The Library website will be unavailable for 1-3 hours starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, April 19 for scheduled maintenance.
This will affect the entire library website including subject library pages, course guides, and blogs.
The following will still work if you have links to them:

  • OskiCat
  • Melvyl
  • Article databases and other licensed resources
  • Proxy server and VPN

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Apr 18, 2013 | Categories: Current | skoskinen

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