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Introducing ASTM Compass

ASTM Compass

The ASTM Digital Library, our source for current and historical ASTM Standards, has launched a new platform called ASTM Compass. The new platform features new tools including:

  • active and historical standard revision comparisons
  • annotations functionality
  • alerts for standard revisions and changes

ASTM Compass continues to provide our users with access to the ASTM Special Technical Publication series, all ASTM Journals, the Dictionary of Engineering Terminology, and more.

Check it out at

Dec 15, 2014 | Categories: News & Events, Tips & Updates | lngo

SpringerMaterials Refresh

SpringerMaterials is the world's largest research platform dedicated to information on materials, their properties and uses - providing access to curated data about 3000+ physical and chemical properties of 250,000+ materials and chemical systems.  Periodic Table and Chemical Structure Search tools enable the researchers to search in an expansive way, and discover related materials for comparison.

Recently, the platform received a total overhaul to make the new site more nimble and user friendly.  A series of new functionalities as well as new content have been added.  Check it out at

Enhancements include:

  • interactive tables
  • 3D views on crystal structures
  • a "facet" tool with filters to restrict results to properties, materials discipline or specific databases
  • device-agnostic (responsive) design so that content is now available on tablets, mobile phones, laptops and desktop computers
Dec 11, 2014 | Categories: Tips & Updates | jloo

Laptop checkouts at Engineering Library

MacBook Air laptops are now available for lending at the Engineering Library. Students may check out laptops for four hours plus one renewal - long enough to finish that paper, use for a class presentation, or watch a few movies!

Laptops run Windows or OSX and are loaded with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Java, Flash, RealPlayer, QuickTime, Silverlight. Technical details, circulation information, and the library's device lending policies can be found on the Library FAQ.

Dec 10, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | lngo

Statista - Statistical Database

Have you ever needed a chart or graph for your project to give it a little pizazz? Then, take a look at Statista!

Statista, a newly licensed statistical database, has a wealth of statistics on a variety of topics from the sciences to business, and more. For example, you can find charts on:

  • The global consumption of biofuels
  • Global agricultural greenhouse emissions
  • A ranking of the countries with the most Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry

Statista is easy to search. It provides charts, graphs, tables, and infographics that you can download and use in your projects.

Acreage of GMOs Worldwide 2004-2013

Take a look today!

Dec 09, 2014 | Categories: New Resources, Featured Resource | leeadams

24 hour study space for RRR and Finals weeks

For fall 2014, the Moffitt Library and Gardner (Main) Stacks will remain open continuously for a 24-hour study hall beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 8 and ending at 10 p.m. on Friday, December 19. The Moffitt Computer Facility and the Free Speech Movement Café will also be open round the clock for that period.

The science and engineering libraries will maintain their normal hours during finals. For current schedules of all libraries on campus, see our Library Hours.

Dec 08, 2014 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

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